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Animal Exploitation

"Our grandchildren will ask us one day: Where were you during the Holocaust of the animals?  What did you do against these horrifying crimes?  We won't be able to offer the same excuse for the second time, that we didn't know."  Dr Helmut Kaplan

"The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit."  Ashley Montagu

Animals are not things nor machines, but rather they are sentient beings whose lives matter to them. It is therefore legitimate to consider their interests and moral worth when making decisions about them.

We need a People's Party to overcome ignorance, prejudice and cruelty and to bring honesty, morality, ethics and a genuine sense of caring back into government. We need to ensure that children are taught to honour and respect all other living creatures. We need to create a social environment in which cruelty is unacceptable and unjustifiable and in which the vivisector, the hunter, the butcher and the abattoir worker cannot stand unaccused. Vernon Coleman, author Animal Rights Human Wrongs

[Animals are] those unfortunate slaves and victims of the most brutal part of mankind. John Stuart Mill. 1868.

Our treatment of non-human beings can be a catalyst for a more just and compassionate society, or it can be a symptom of a society that has lost its moral compass.

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”  Bradley Miller


National Anti-Vivisection Society (UK), Cruelty Free Int'l; PCRM 2019 documentary: The Animal People Are Coming  

Speaking out against animal experimentation; UBC on defensive

Animal testing still taking place at UVic; Langara College plans dissection of domestic animals 2016

Alternatives phasing out animal testing; new cosmetic test uses protozoa instead of rabbits; White Coat Waste

Boycott heartless research; buy cruelty-free; EU ban 2013; 2020 - 2022 stats

Monash University stops cruel rabbit research whereas L'Oreal pushes into China

Rabbit gets face transplant; Amami rabbit being cloned; pet shop has 2-nosed bunny; pet industry players


Edinburgh Zoo kills rare piglets; Copenhagen Zoo executes young giraffe deemed ‘surplus’; follows up by destroying 4 lions

SATYA Zoo Issues; exotic animal trade; primates; behind bars; bushmeat trafficking; Surabaya's rising death toll

Inside China's zoos - chilling and barbaric "entertainment"; donkey video goes viral 2017

Toronto Zoo kills baby male reindeer; GuZoo-Alberta's shame; a living hell, could it finally be closing? It is, finally!

Continuing calls to close Greater Vancouver Zoo; many untimely deaths; the sordid animal business

Baby hippo dispute at Switzerland's Basel Zoo, CAPS; National Zoo problems

Zoos: prisons by any other name; Toronto Zoo elephants moving, update 2015; Bowmanville Zoo owner seen on video abusing Siberian tiger; cruelty charges, closing, update 2017; Calgary Zoo's long record of obituaries

Investigating the Illegal Wildlife Market in Mong La, Burma; 2019 coronavirus pandamic, inside these horrific animal markets

Endangered & exotic illegal animal trade skyrockets; criminal enterprise, efforts to combat poaching; greed & ignorance


Live animal markets a nightmare; bans in some cities; Santee Alley bunnies; sick rabbits sold; zoonoses, threats

Rabbits - raised for fur, wool, meat, and vivisection; victims of exploitation

Rabbits nothing more than $$$ for the vile fur industry; shocking undercover video; inside China's fur farms; Canada's shocking export stats

A history: rabbits as pet, pest, and product

Reconsidering the rabbit in today's society; the rabbit rental scheme; rabbit cafes disadvantageous; 2021 Vancouver gets its first one

Competitive Rabbit-Hopping; PNE event

Cottage Grove Rodeo rabbit scramble archaic & abusive; legality of animal 'scrambles', OR & MS; rodeo 'entertainment'

Abuse of work animals; animal welfare in developing nations, fragile development, ethics

Donkeys exploited for entertainment & school fundraising; pig 'rodeo' in S. Carolina; brutal pig wrestling a 'tradition' at Wisconsin parish, comes to an end; animal abuse law violations


Asia's pet rental business thriving; putting profits first; be aware; 2024 S. Korea cracks down on wildlife in cafés 

Cruelty in the name of entertainment; take action, ban animal acts; boycotting Shriners

The Cruellest Show on Earth!; Ringling Bros calls it quits 2017; Vernon's bylaws; Mexico responds with new laws 

Incredible sight of the elephant that cried: Raju was held & abused for fifty years & on day of release tears rolled down his face

Exhibitions and fairs unfair to animals; BC gov't gives gaming grants; the 4-H message; petting zoo problems; PNE 2018, 2022 fair outrage

Close the pig barns at fairs, expert says as more states report swine flu cases

Petting zoos; E.coli; risky & outdated, Stanley Park farmyard closes; Park Board goat case, FVA; Dolittle probe, Maple Ridge; 2020 updates; Ontario's roadside zoos

Aquariums profit by exploiting marine wildlife, No Whales In Captivity; referendum; two beluga deaths 2016, update 2020 Van. Aquarium


BC's Wildlife Act amended; protecting both pets & wildlife; 'pests'; feral pigs invasive, introduced species

A new threat to BC’s injured wildlife; FLNRO & wildlife rehabilitators battle heats up

Rabbits and the Wildlife Act; provincial stand; Vancouver Island populations

Some correspondence re: rabbits, reg's, abandonment, FLNRO bureaucracy; politics     

Hunting - a repugnant "sport"; Costa Rica moves to a ban; US politics, some stats

Poaching and Pit-lamping BC; the blood continues to flow; pregnant rhino massacred; trophy victims, US dentist lures & assassinates Cecil the lion; Pedals, upright walking bear, murdered

BC firm under probe for animal parts trafficking; smuggling, profit trumps preservation; poaching, penalties under Wildlife Act; 2019 updates

Former Cop Guilty in Colorado Killing of “Big Boy” the Elk, charges include forgery, tampering with evidence; thrill kill sadism

The cruelty of blood sports; Royal sadists, Windsor 'wildlife massacre'; Harrisburg Beagle Club savagery

I couldn't wait to get my elephant, giraffes gunned down; elephants poisoned, massacred; Int'l Anti-Poaching Fdn

Transit boss rejects animal compassion ads! ads running across Canada 2013; GoVeg Ads popping up!


US and Australian wool industries exposed in shocking undercover footage captured by animal rights groups; petition

Dying for fur - inside China's fur farms; donkey cruelty, wildlife markets, taking action

Boycott China - End Its Animal Terror; appetite for 'trophies'; 'aphrodisiacs'; donkeys bludgeoned & slaughtered for Chinese medicine

Undercover Video: Rabbits Screaming During Slaughter; boycotting fashion giants; Donna Karan

Taking action - horrors of the fur industry, reporting misleading advertising & labelling to the Competition Bureau

Fighting the despicable fur trade; some Cdn stats; Grouse Mtn discontinues selling fur; Canadian Tire & subsidiaries go fur-free

War on fur continues; Pappas & Snowflake; West Hollywood to ban sales!, Canada Goose faces lawsuit; Textile Labelling Act

Ottawa won't ban fur imports because of seal ban; a long struggle; WTO 'morals' decision; Canada subsidizes dying mink farm industry; FAQs

Fur flying new green flag while trapping bans on rise; a cruel & unnecessary industry; greed & greenwashing

Compassion is an action word with no boundaries. STOP THE BLOODSHED! STOP THE MURDER!

We Animals Media: a global media agency dedicated to making visible the lives of animals trapped in the human world.

Fur is cruel.  Unless there's justice for innocent creatures we will never see peace.  Join campaigns, hold a vigil, do something, anything, to help end the senseless suffering and cruelty of our animal friends.
Be their voice!

The cruelty and torture inflicted upon defenseless animals is an aberration of justice and a violation of the innocent at its core.