Animal Rights

Did you know that there’s such a thing as animal rights? Many countries have specific current legislation for them. In this section, you’ll find all of the legal information regarding your pets.

The CITES Treaty and Its Improvements

The CITES treaty (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) is an international treaty about the rights of wild fauna and flora. It seeks to ensure that trade doesn’t become a threat to animals’ survival in their natural habitat. So,…

Hope of Life for Homeless Dogs

Not long ago, in another article, we mentioned a wonderful initiative started in the US which had the intention of saving about two hundred dogs in Puerto Rico. This is currently one of the countries with the highest animal abandonment…

Animal Protection Laws Around the World

In 1978, animal protection made history thanks to the proclamation of the first Universal Declaration of Animal Rights. The International League of Animal Rights drafted this important document and read it to a UNESCO committee to advocate for better animal protection…

Wildlife Protection – What’s the Law?

There are several federal wildlife protection laws and many of them have a very specific purpose. Protecting the bald eagle, for example. However, the most important one is for preserving wildlife: the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). The ESA embodies…

Guard Dogs – Laws and Regulations

Historically, we humans have had canines to help us safeguard our family and property. In fact, it’s very likely that the very first ones we kept around were used exactly for this purpose. So, the next natural step in this…

Dog Cloning – Is It a Legal Business?

Today we’d like to discuss whether the dog cloning business is legal and ethical. To do so we must study the context in which this practice takes place. There are many scientists and companies for whom there’ll always be legal…

The Legality of Transgenic Animals

All animals created through transgenesis, more commonly known as cloning, are called “transgenic animals.” In other words, they’re genetically modified animals. What is transgenesis? You’ve probably never heard that word before, because we mostly refer to it as cloning. The basic process…

Tribute to the Abandoned Dogs of Mexico

More and more cities are paying homage to abandoned dogs. This is the case, for example, in Mexico City or Barcelona, Spain. Today, we’ll tell you about another Mexican city, Guadalajara, which already has a monument to the abandoned dogs…

Some Great Women Who Fought for Animal Rights

All throughout history, there have been women who have fought for animal rights. Women from all walks of life such as scientists, writers, researchers, and activists. These remarkable women made it their business to promote change and generate advances in…

Animals Are Sentient Beings, not Objects

One thing is for sure: people are animals, but most animals aren’t people. However, all animals and living “things” are sentient beings. We tend to think of non-human species, and many times even members of our own, as inferior. We…

Dog Rescue: Husky Trapped in an Empty House

Sadly, the abuse and abandonment of animals continue to be in the news. But to solve this travesty, there always tend to be people who worry about this. Consequently, they try to help these defenseless creatures. So, in this article,…

Dogs that Fight Illegal Hunting in Africa

Using their sense of smell, some dogs are trained to help combat illegal animal hunting in Africa. This ‘sport’ is a big problem for the planet since it endangers many animals. In today’s article, we’ll tell you about dogs that…

Animal Cloning: Advantages and Disadvantages

Animal cloning is one of the scientific advances that’s created the most controversy in recent times. However, the possibility of getting transgenic animals from cloning has played a key role in current medicine. Treatment for many diseases has advanced considerably…

General Information on Animal Rights

As in all things, balance or moderation is a virtue. So we will address a subject that includes certain complexities: how to know what are the sacred rights of animals? In this article, you can read about some of the general…

Colombia Has a New Focus on Animal Rights

There are a lot of people who don’t see animals as living creatures that feel. They only see them as objects, which is why there are so many cases of abandonment and animal cruelty. Those who commit these acts aren’t punished by…