Israel bans the importation of donkeys into Gaza because they are abused there

Gazan donkey

NEWS AND COMMENT: The Washington Post reports that Israel has banned the importation of the much-needed donkeys into Gaza because animal welfare groups have told them that Gaza donkeys are treated very badly. That’s the report and it seems to me that Israel are trying …

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The delicious taste of bacon outweighs animal welfare

How we treat farm livestock

The photograph on Twitter X says it all: The comments to the image are instructive: But I love bacon… Everyone loves bacon. AND Just had a bacon cheeseburger. Mmmmmm That’s the point: humans won’t give up their bacon and cheeseburgers in the interests of animal …

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The man who cloned a sheep said it would be criminally irresponsible to clone a human

Sir Ian Wilmut and Dolly the cloned sheep he created

The man who cloned a sheep is Prof Sir Ian Wilmut and he is in The Times obituaries today as she died on September 10, 2023 aged 79 after a long illness. I’m therefore able to say a few words about this embryologist’s famous work …

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Unlike politicians Greta Thunberg walks the walk on climate change

Greta Thunberg

“Don’t talk the talk unless you can walk the walk” is the well-used phrase. For the sake of clarity is means that people should do what they say they are going to do and not just talk about it. And I have immense admiration for …

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Chinese researchers are growing deer antlers on mice as a model for studying organ regeneration

Growing antlers on mice in China in animal experiments

I was notified of this by Twitter. Thanks Twitter; although I’m now bombarded with unsettling and upsetting examples of the poor human-animal relationship. Too much animal abuse in the world I am afraid. This is one example. And unsurprisingly (sorry if that sounds racist or …

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Animal self-consciousness a.k.a. self-awareness should not be assessed by comparison to humans

Cat seeing themselves in a mirror and is unsure what is going on

Animal consciousness or animal self-consciousness (the same thing using a different description) is very complicated and it is an area of research in which science and philosophy intersect. They both play a role in assessing animal consciousness. Some websites like to list animals that have …

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Culture change in China desired as indicated by support of fan’s football pitch invasion

Security guards enjoying the moment

An 18-year-old football fan who idolises Lionel Messi, the world’s most famous and perhaps most talented footballer and an Argentinian team member, has captured the imagination of the Chinese public by bravely jumping down from the stands in a dangerous manoeuvre and running onto the …

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