Speciesism is applied less by the British compared to New Zealanders

What is speciesism?

A survey carried out by the University of Exeter concerning the difficulties of distinguishing between wildcats and feral cats in order to control feral cat populations, came to the conclusion that speciesism is applied less often in Britain than in New Zealand. What is speciesism? It is valuing one species of animal above another. …

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Cambodia’s children are being discouraged to regard dogs as meat

NoToDogMeat education session in classroom in Cambodia

The dog and cat meat trade in Cambodia is thriving as it is in China and other Far Eastern countries. There is, however, a slight awakening towards the immorality, as I would describe it, of this business. There are green shoots as they say of a different relationship between these companion animals and the …

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In 1821, in the UK Parliament, there were howls of laughter about protecting cats

Illustration showing interior of House of Commons

Times have moved on substantially from 1821 in Britain. I think this was a time when the consequences of an era called The Enlightenment were being felt. Animal welfare in Britain was being discussed in Parliament perhaps for the first time. The first proposal for a law to prevent abuse of animals was a …

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Reasons why men don’t like cats (or is it true?)

Cat loves man

There is actually a main reason why some men genuinely don’t like cats and a different reason why men don’t want to admit that they like cats. Although, to be clear, in this article I’m taking a stereotypical view of men. That’s slightly dangerous to put it mildly because as is the case for …

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Between 30% and 50% of partners prefer their pet to their partner

Up to 50% women or men prefer their pet to their partner

You will see various statistics on this topic. All are interesting and perhaps a little shocking. My quick research indicated that between about 30% and about 50% of people in a relationship with another person prefer their cat or dog companion compared to their human partner. One website’s article from 2022 refers to a …

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Do you think you can improve animal welfare by asking nicely?

Animal Rising protests are good

The reason why campaigning animal advocates such as members of Animal Rising have to be so disruptive of the day-to-day activities of the general public is because it is the only way they can get a result. You can’t ask the general public nicely to stop eating meat in order to put a brake …

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