Animals

West Hollywood First US City to Ban Fur?

February 8, 2011 / No Comments

Could West Hollywood be the first fur free city in the U.S? Well that is what the residents and animal rights organizations are pushing for. Anand Ramanathan IDA’s CEO prompted the city council of West Hollywood to ban the sale of fur in the city in a rally at Matthew Shepard Human Rights Triangle Park on Friday.

Expanding & Connecting Reserves Could Save Tigers from Extinction

January 29, 2011 / 1 Comment

Conservationists say that if the tiger population needs to expand, the tiger reserves should increase both in area and numbers. Tiger range countries’ goal is to double the existing population by 2022. It’s a pity that only some 3200 tigers are left in the entire world. It is calculated that Asia could support 10,000 tigers, three times the current population ...

China Bans Animal Circuses; Warns the Zoos to Stop Abuse Against Animals

January 24, 2011 / 1 Comment

China government has come up with a new animal welfare law that will ban animal performances at zoos and other attractions, and bans zoos from serving dishes made from rare animals. The new law will be encouraged by the animal welfare activists across the country as there are some abhorrent activities existing against the animals there.

Walmart & Worldwise Join Hands to Market Pet Products from Recycled Materials

October 8, 2010 / No Comments

Walmart, in partnership with manufacturer Worldwise, will be selling pet products made from discarded, recyclable materials. The program intends to create a full circle system. It will collect old plastic bottles, clothes hangers, plastic bags and corrugated cardboard and makes new products from these materials.

Google Street View Updated with South America & Antarctica

October 1, 2010 / No Comments

The Web giant Google has launched the updated version of its Street View. The feature which was first made available in 2007 now includes images of South America and Antarctica too. Though the coverage is currently limited Brazil, Ireland and Antarctica, for the time being, it is the first time such images have been available of every continent on the ...

Lea Michele Likely to Go Naked for PETA Campaign

September 28, 2010 / No Comments

Actress Lea Michele’s at PETA’s 30th anniversary gala at Los Angeles generates more positive speculation about her appearance in the organizations’ ‘I’d rather go naked campaigns’. Earlier the actor indicated that she could extend her support without dropping her clothes.

Adopt, Don’t Shop: Pink Exhorts Fans on Puppy Mill Awareness Day

September 21, 2010 / No Comments

The Last Chance for Animals event that got underway at La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles had a high profile visitor. Musician Pink, who made it a point to attend the event, extended her support for the movement’s ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop’ initiative and to celebrate Puppy mill awareness day.

London Trees to Have Readymade Birdhouses

August 18, 2010 / No Comments

In most of the big cities around the globe, birds have been adapting and struggling to retain their way of life in the face of fast changes unfolding all around them. When the trees are diminishing in number, most birds have learnt that when you find a spot that looks like it could be good for a nest, you better ...

Queen’s Guard Likely To Turn To Faux Bearskin Caps

July 28, 2010 / No Comments

The Queen of England’s Guards seem to unwittingly have contributed to animal cruelty. The bearskin cap that the Guards have been wearing for years is supposedly responsible for taking the life of one bear per cap. Now, to give the guards animal friendly headgear, Peta UK and animal rights activist/fashion designer Stella MacCartney, along with Atom Cianfarani, a green designer ...

Passing On Green Values To Your Pets

July 27, 2010 / 1 Comment

Eco-conscious pet owners are seeking to pamper their beloved animals with eco-friendly products. Up on offer are hemp and bamboo collars, organic coconut chip nibbles and even beds made of recycled material. Till a while ago, ‘pampering your pet’ options were limited to expensive diamond collars and fitness trainers and regimes for pets to get in shape and healthy. Now ...