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Videos


Why Can't We Protect Elephants Where elephants go, unfortunately, hell seems to follow.

Watch What Happens When Pedestrians are Offered $1 to Watch Video  Pedestrians lined up in NYC’s Union Square to watch a four minute video in exchange for $1, but many were so profoundly affected by what they saw that they declined to take their reward and instead engaged with the advocates on hand about transitioning to a vegan diet.

Ted Talk: Dr. Melanie Joy.  Toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices.  

Saddest Slaughterhouse Footage Ever Shows No Blood Or Slaughter   No blood or gore, but soul-crushingly grim.  If you know someone who wants to stop consuming animals but is having trouble getting there, this should do it.

Shirley and Jenny: Two Elephants Reunited After More Than 20 Years

This Grieving Cow Visits Same Spot Every Day and Waits For, Blocks And Follows The Very Bus That Took Her Calf's Life Fours Years Earlier

I Am A Ranger looks at amazing rangers who are working to help save our wildlife, their stories and why they are committed to protecting these animals.

Baby Elephant Reunited With Mother After Being Separated by the Tourism Industry for 3 Years 

Saddest Slaughterhouse Footage Ever Shows No Blood Or Slaughter  No blood or gore, but soul-crushingly grim. If you know someone who wants to stop consuming animals but is having trouble getting there, this should do it.

360° Orangutan School | National Geographic takes you inside the International Animal Rescue sanctuary in the forests of Borneo to see what it takes to teach a baby orangutan to be an orangutan.


Images


Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images

Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images

Patrick Karabaranga, a Virunga National Park ranger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sits with an orphaned mountain gorilla on July 17, 2012 in the park's gorilla sanctuary.   Karabaranga, a Virunga National Park ranger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sits with an orphaned gorilla.


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This is what factory farming looks like. Thousands of chickens kept in cages so small they can't even turn around, with people working in these "farms" forced to wear sanitary gear in order not to get diseases.


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Chickens are in fact caring, social creatures. They deserve better than to be kept in cramped conditions their entire lives.


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This is a gestation crate. Pigs are kept in cages they cannot even turn around in, wherein they give birth to their litters. This is standard in the pork industry.


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Pigs are in fact highly intelligent, highly social beings each with their own personality. Their ability to feel both pleasure and suffering is well documented in the scientific community.

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Factory farms are a disaster for the environment. They create waste and pollution in gargantuan quantities.


Quotes


"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but rather, 'Can they suffer?" - Jeremy Bentham

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."- Albert Einstein

"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” - Charles Darwin

"Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace." - Albert Schweitzer

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mohandas K. Gandhi

"If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution - and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity." - Jane Goodall

"There is no research more valuable than our own integrity and ethical coherence, and our treatment of animals is a direct reflection of our value toward life and one another." - Professor John P. Gluck, excerpted from Second Thoughts of an Animal Researcher   


Writings


Things I Wish I Had Known When My Dog Died  Jen A. Miller, The New York Times, March 23, 2017.

Poached Why international conservation efforts are failing to protect wildlife. Paul Goldstein, Wanderlust Travel Magazine, March 13, 2017

Dr. Dave Cooper at the Frontline of Rhino Poaching  A vet talks about the effects on him and others of attending on a daily basis to rhinos being slaughtered and mutilated. Farmer's Weekly, February 14, 2017

Ivory is Not Beautiful, It’s Barbaric   Nicky Campbell, The Guardian, February 9, 2017

I Saw a Gorilla Shot and Killed Before My Eyes: A Primatologist’s Plea to Save Great Apes   Shelly Masi, The Conversation, February 2, 2017

Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find   Carl Zimmer, The New York Times, January 18, 2017

Killing Animals at the Zoo  Ian Parker, The New Yorker, January 10, 2017

Unthinkable Today, Obvious Tomorrow   The Moral Case for the Abolition of Cruelty to Animals. Matthew Scully, National Review, December 19, 2016

Poaching’s Bloody Human Toll   Being a wildlife ranger can be extremely hazardous to your health.  Joe Walston, The New York Times, December 5, 2016

How Big Banks Are Putting Rain Forests in Peril   “The problem is that every time an area is destroyed and orangutans are under real threat, we have to look for areas to release them, and that’s challenging,” she said. “We’re running out of places where we can release these orangutans."  Hiroko Tabuchi The New York Times, December 3, 2016

Argentine Judge Declares Chimp Has Rights And Must Be Freed From Zoo In an historic ruling this week, Argentine Judge María Alejandra Mauricio declared that Cecilia, a chimp, isn't a thing, but rather a being who is "subject to nonhuman rights."  Stephen Messenger, November 4, 2016

Peter Singer Quotes (author of Animal Liberation)  Peter Singer authored Animal Liberation, which is widely recognized as a formative influence on the animal liberation movement.  

A Forgotten Step in Saving African Wildlife: Protecting the Rangers   Rachel Nuwer The New York Times, November 28, 2016

Second Thoughts of an Animal Researcher   John P. Gluck, The New York Times, September 2, 2016

Close to the Bone:  The Fight Over Transparency In the Meat Market   Ted Genoways, The New York Times, October 5, 2016


Resources


African Wildlife Foundation pursues programs and conservation strategies designed to protect the wildlife and wild lands of Africa to ensure a more sustainable future for Africa's people and stop the degradation of animals and the world's environment.

Animal Equality defends and works to achieve a more just and compassionate world for animals through public education, campaigns and investigations.

Animal Legal Defense Fund protects the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. 

BAN Elephant Rides and Performances educates and invites people to end elephant rides all over the world, which cause grave danger and indignity to elephants.

Brighter Green is a public policy action tank that works to raise awareness of and encourage policy action on issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainability.

Center for Biological Diversity works to secure a future for all species through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Compassion in World Farming campaigns peacefully on a global level, to end all cruel factory farming practices. CIWF believes that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialized approach – so it only works on farm animal welfare.

Compassion Over Killing seeks to end animal abuse, focusing on cruelty to animals in agriculture, and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman. 

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is dedicated to conserving and protecting gorillas and their habitats in Africa.

The Dodo posts animal-related stories and videos, with the goal of  making caring about animals a viral cause. 

ElephantVoices advances the study of elephant cognition, communication and social behavior through research, conservation, advocacy and the sharing of knowledge, and to promote the scientifically sound and ethical management and care of elephants. 

Encompass is aimed at increasing effectiveness in the animal protection movement by fostering greater racial diversity, equity, and inclusion while empowering advocates of color. 

Farm Sanctuary protects farm animals from cruelty, inspires change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promotes compassionate vegan living.

For Rangers raises money for the welfare of rangers who risk their lives daily to protect Africa’s endangered species. 

Friends of Chimps is committed to the conservation of chimpanzees in their natural habitat as well as their health and welfare in captivity.   They collaborate with foundations, schools, corporations and other non-profit partners to raise funds, awareness and compassion for the long-term preservation of our closest living relative.

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries seeks to continuously improve the quality of care for animals requiring sanctuary, by accrediting sanctuaries based on worldwide standards of excellence, facilitating operational and financial support, and enhancing effectiveness, recognition, and collaboration among its accredited members.

Global March for Elephants and Rhinos demands that world leaders take action to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos and to end the trade in ivory and rhino horn.

The Good Food Institute works with scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs to make groundbreaking good food a reality. They focus on clean meat and plant-based alternatives to animal products—foods that are more delicious, safer to eat, and better for the planet than their outdated counterparts. a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply.

HTTH Ban Trophy Hunting rallies against trophy, sport & canned hunting, poaching, whale & dolphin slaughter, fur farming, trapping, etc - cruelty to our marine and wild animals.

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary is an sanctuary dedicated to providing care to farm animals saved from their cruel circumstances. It also offers educational programs geared towards children to teach the importance of providing safe homes for abused farm animals.

International Rhino Foundation champions the survival of the world’s rhinos for future generations through conservation and research. 

In Defense of Animals is dedicated to protecting animal rights, welfare and habitats.

Mercy For Animals seeks to prevent cruelty to farmed animals and promote compassionate food choices. 

The North Shore Animal League is a no-kill shelter network for dogs and cats that has, since 1944, saved over a million animals. Their four main goals are to rescue companion animals, nurture those that come into their care, adopt those animals to loving homes, and educate future generations about caring for animals.

Orangutan Foundation International is devoted to conserving wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat.

The Orangutan Project works to ensure that endangered wild orangutan species are protected against extinction, and will continue to live in secure populations.

Paws Crossed is a no-kill rescue. It will only euthanize for terminal illness or irreversible suffering and is committed to saving as many lives as it can, while also providing the best possible environment for the pets in its care. Paws Cross fulfills its mission through rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, advocacy, collaboration and education.

Peace Ridge Sanctuary provides permanent sanctuary to once abused and neglected animals, with a particular focus on farmed animals and animals from high-kill shelters. It also promotes compassionate lifestyle choices through humane education

Predator Defense is devoted to protecting native predators, help people learn to coexist with wild animals, and end America's was on wildlife.  

Return to Freedom seeks to preserve the freedom, diversity, and habitat of America’s wild horses and burros through sanctuary, education, advocacy and conservation.

Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project strives to end dolphin exploitation, captivity and slaughter and investigates and advocates for economic alternatives to dolphin slaughter.

Save The Chimps provides permanent sanctuary for the lifelong care of chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the entertainment industry, and the pet trade.

Save the Elephants works with wildlife departments, protected area managers and communities to assist their efforts to defend elephants against ivory poachers and traffickers. 

Save the Rhino International is devoted to ensuring that all five rhino species thrive in Africa and Asia for future generations.

The Thin Green Line Foundation provides urgent aid, equipment, training and funding to Rangers and their families in low-income countries and conflict zones.  In the sad circumstance of a Ranger losing his or her life in the line of duty, TTGLF helps to ensure the widows and families are looked after.

Tigers in America rescues and protects tigers kept in cruel captivity in the United States. Right now there are 7,000 tigers in the United States, more than in the wild in the rest of the world. Tigers in America's mission is to rescue these tigers and put them in sanctuaries where they can live the rest of their lives.

We Animals  Jo-Anne McArthur's We Animal is a highly ambitious project that documents, through Jo-Anne's extraordinary photography, animals in the human environment. Humans are as much animal as the sentient beings we use for food, clothing, research, experimentation, work, entertainment, slavery and companionship. With this as its premise, We Animals aims to break down the barriers that humans have built that allow us to treat non-human animals as objects and not as beings with moral significance. The objective is to photograph our interactions with animals in such a way that the viewer finds new significance in these ordinary, often unnoticed situations of use, abuse and sharing of spaces.

Whale Sanctuary Project is working to establish a model seaside sanctuary where cetaceans (proposes, dolphins and whale) can be rehabilitated or can live permanently in an environment that maximizes well-being and autonomy and is as close as possible to their natural habitat.

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats, and rabbits who have been rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment.   

World Wildlife Fund is devoted to stopping the degradation of the planet's natural environment and building a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.


© Animal Defense Partnership, Inc. 2017