Piglet tail docking is unethical from two standpoints

Piglet tail-docking

Just like dogs, pigs use their tails to express their emotions, wagging them when happy and hiding them between their legs when they are stressed or scared. Yet this [tail docking] is done to piglets without aesthetic. – Kim Rathbone on Twitter I’ve just bumped …

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Jockeys whipping racehorses. Why? Change in rules (UK).

Racehorse whip

This article briefly touches on the change in rules regarding jockeys whipping their horse to speed them up. I also touch on whipping racehorses generally and its effectiveness. Change in rules The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) recently announced a change in the use of the …

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Fish endure prolonged suffering due to a failure to stun them before slaughter

Caught fish in British coastal waters

I am troubled about fish. I eat fish because like millions of others I like it and it is nutritious. But I’m troubled with the way humankind relates to fish in terms of catching them and killing them. We seem to think that they are …

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21 genetic diseases inherited by the French bulldog. Are they always in pain?


Some people think that French bulldogs are always in pain. Some experts believe that there should be a ban on breeding French Bulldog and pugs in Australia because they say they live a life of pain. Many of them face breathing and walking problems. It …

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