Catalonian leaders pledge defiance MADRID, BARCELONA––“In Spain,” tweeted Catalonian nationalist member of the Spanish parliament Gabriel Rufian on October 20, 2016, “it is unconstitutional to ban the public torture and murder of an animal. Enough said.” The Spanish Constitutional Court, the highest court in Spain, had just voted 8 to 3 to overturn the […]
At least 900,000 animals killed among 24 nations RIYADH, Saudi Arabia––After decades of global controversy over animal transport and slaughter in connection with Eid al Adha sacrificial rites, the animal victims of the 2015 Islamic pilgrimage season went almost unnoticed amid furor over human victims. The start of the pilgrimage season, called the haj […]
DEN HAAG, The Netherlands––The April 24, 2015 coordinated arrests of 26 traffickers in seven European nations who allegedly sold horse meat as beef underscored the reality that horse meat as such is no longer a high-end commodity. Eight years after the USDA by Congressional directive quit inspecting the last three U.S. horse slaughterhouses, obliging them […]
John Hicks, 63, cofounder of Animal Activists, International Animal Rescue, and International Animal Rescue/Goa, “passed away earlier this week,” Federation of Indian Animal Welfare Societies spokesperson Varda Mehrotra e-mailed to FIAPO membership on February 27, 2015. “All of us at FIAPO are saddened to hear of this,” Mehrotra continued. “Our thoughts are with Jo, his […]
ANIMALS 24-7 remembers the victims of the terrorist attack on our French colleagues at Charlie Hebdo. Je me souviens!
MADRID––The prolonged death of a bull named Elegido at the Toro de la Vega “bull hunt” in Tordesillas, Spain on September 16, 2014 was simultaneously ballyhooed by mayor José Antonio González as emblematic of community determination to maintain cultural traditions, and denounced by about 300 protesters as a gruesome example of why bullfighting must […]
Editorial by Merritt Clifton ANIMALS 24-7, probably like most of our readers, is inundated day and night by cross-posted messages soliciting boycotts of nations including nearly half of the world’s human population, over animal abuse issues typically involving less than 1% of the people whose industries and exports are to be boycotted, and often unknown to most […]
Vesna Jones, 60, founder of Greek Animal Rescue, died on May 15, 2014 after a long illness and brief hospitalization. Shocked by the many homeless dogs she saw during a month-long vacation in Greece with her husband Paul in 1987, Jones finished the “vacation” by volunteering for several days at an animal shelter near […]