Homeless people and their dogs

While the most of us are celebrating holidays with family and friends during this #WeekinWelfare, life can be very hard for those who have no place to live and feel completely alone. Homeless people’s life is rough and being unsheltered is devastating for them and for their health condition.They spent all the day outside, no matter how…

Animals saving animals: anti-poaching dogs

For #thisWeekinWelfare: Animals saving animals – anti-poaching dogs. Animals Saving Animals was founded in 2016 and trains and provides anti-poaching dogs to conservation organizations across the world. Dogs are, in their nature, effective hunters. They have a great sense of smell, and are fast. In favourable conditions dogs can alert rangers to the presence of a poacher…

For a fur-free world

Winter is coming.. β„and we think is important to talk about a very deep issue.For this #WeekinWelfare: #fur. Worldwide each year more than 100 million animals are killed on fur farms after short and miserable lives in small wire mesh battery cages, only for fashion.Kept in small crates, fear of humans and the restriction to exhibit natural behaviours…

4 tips to tell if a place is bad for animals

This #WeekinWelfare: Animals in #entertainment. πŸŽͺ🐯🐘🐻🐼 A lot of practices keep animals in captivity and use them against their will for human entertainment. People take part, considering them funny, artistic or cultural, but none justify forcing of animals for our benefit. As the goal is putting an end to this kind of activities it is important to spread the…

Why do bats matter?

October is #BatAppreciationMonth, and to celebrate we would like to tell you why we should really appreciate this incredible and fascinating species. So, why do bats matter? πŸ¦‡ Bats play an important role in many environments around the world. πŸŒŽπŸŒ Fruit and nectar bats bring us approximately 450 commercial products and over 80 different medicines through seed dispersal and…

Moon Bears and the bile trade

For thisΒ #WeekinWelfare: Moon bears and bile farming. The Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus tibetanus), also known as Moon Bear, is a medium-sized bear species native to Asia found in mountainous and heavily forested areas across the continent. In China and Vietnam, over 12,000 bears – mainly moon bears but also others – are held in captivity…

Animals diet in captivity

With Christmas coming up soon, you may not want to hear about diets… but for #thisWeekinWelfare we want to remark that for captive animals, an appropriate diet means improved #health and #welfare! A recent study shows the benefits of a low-sugar and high-fibre diet on the health and behaviour of captive great apes πŸ’πŸ΅ Great apes in captivity have been affected by…

Animals in natural disasters

Linking to what has happened in California in the last weeks, where a devastating fire occured, we asked ourselves a question for #thisWeekinWelfare: what should we do with #animals during a #naturaldisaster? The answer comes from World Animal Protection which is a no-profit #animalwelfare organization that has been in operation for over 30 years. They move the world to protect animals and they…