Culminates 12-year campaign BALI, Indonesia––Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project on September 3, 2022 celebrated the release into the open ocean of the bottlenose dolphins Johnny, Rocky, and Rambo, after three years of rehabilitation and a decade-long campaign to free them from the captive dolphin exhibition industry. “We’re tracking them now,” Ric O’Barry emailed to ANIMALS 24-7. […]
Ram fighting charges out of history to butt civilization in the ass
Gambling pastime found in the Bible LAGOS, Nigeria; BANGALORE, India––“Ram fighting during, but not limited to, the Eid period, and involving not just Muslims, seems to have become a gold mine in Nigeria,” a Muslim reader informed ANIMALS 24-7 shortly after the Feast of Eid al Adha on July 9, 2022. A ram fight […]
Hoofed animals worldwide put at risk by foot-&-mouth outbreak in Indonesia
Fatwa allowing Eid-al-Adha slaughter of “mildly ill” animals spares some from slaughter, but may expose thousands more JAKARTA, Indonesia––Simultaneous foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks among cattle in Aceh and Java provinces, 1,650 miles apart, have just about everyone in the cattle, sheep, goat, and pig industries worried that a global foot-and-mouth disease pandemic may be just ahead. […]
Bali: rabies is back. Vaccines can stop it. Killing dogs cannot. Will officials listen?
The time to vaccinate is now, ahead of recovering tourism & ahead of panic BALI, Indonesia––Tourism to Bali is back, rebounding from a two-year bout with COVID-19, but resurgent canine rabies may menace the Balinese economic recovery. That can practically be guaranteed if the Bali government repeats past mistakes, trying to kill rabies by killing […]
Life-or-death difference: rabies-infected, or rabies-suspected?
Verifying alleged outbreaks is critical to effective control & prevention TABANAN Regency, Bali, Indonesia––Rabies-infected, or rabies-suspected? That is the question that Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases moderator Arnon Shimshony and Shamsudeen Fagbo, a leading Saudi-based One Health and animal rights advocate, took up in mid-May 2022, responding to recurring alleged rabies flare-ups in Bali, […]
What does Islam teach about spay/neuter of dogs & cats?
All major schools and branches of Islam accept spay/neuter surgery––if it is done correctly Few ANIMALS 24-7 articles have been more often read, in more nations, than What did the Prophet Mohammed really say about dogs? This article, updated most recently on August 22, 2021, was among the first […]
What did the Prophet Mohammed really say about dogs?
Kindness toward dogs could bring forgiveness for sin Amid great anxiety among animal lovers about what the Taliban recapture of Afghanistan might mean for dogs, ANIMALS 24-7 notes that the most intensive persecution of dogs on record in Afghanistan came in 2013, during the U.S. occupation, when Edouard Guihaire of Agence France-Presse reported that “about […]
Horsemeat, dog meat, & how “angel” Marc Ching fell from grace
Donors ignored years of warnings about convict turned “rescue” celebrity LOS ANGELES––Marc Ching, who in November 2018 offered to sell the city of Los Angeles vegan food for impounded dogs at a substantial discount, is reportedly to be arraigned in December 2020 on one misdemeanor count each of practicing veterinary medicine without a license, false advertising, […]
Pandas follow the Calgary Stampede out of town––and back to China
COVID-19 red ink left the Calgary Zoo with a black-and-white choice CALGARY, Alberta, Canada––Giving up hope that a rare giant panda exhibit will continue to pay for itself––and of managing to keep the pandas fed through the COVID-19 pandemic––the Calgary Zoological Society on May 12, 2020 disclosed to media that it has asked the Canadian […]
COVID-19: India feeds stray dogs; ASPCA says “don’t fix them”
ASPCA advice to shelters could increase puppy & kitten litters by about half a million While pet keepers in the developed world fret about the apparently infinitesimally small risk of pets and humans infecting and reinfecting each other, following the discovery of COVID-19 infecting one cat in Liege, Belgium, and two dogs and a cat […]
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