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Argentina’s Javier Milei & His 5 Cloned Dogs

By Jack Nicas/ Oct. 19, 2023 After finishing a surprising first in Argentina’s presidential primaries in August 2023, Javier Milei grabbed a microphone in front of a raucous crowd and thanked Conan, Murray, Milton, Robert and Lucas. “Who else?” he said. “My four-legged children.” Mr. Milei, a far-right libertarian who is the favorite in Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, would […]

Foie Gras, Served in 1,000 Restaurants in New York City, is Banned

Animal cruelty concerns led the City Council to approve the ban, which takes effect in 2022. One chef’s reaction: “What’s next? No more veal?” Animal rights supporters cheered passage of the bill, whose sponsor, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, said would end a violent and “inhumane process.” By Jeffery C. Mays and Amelia Nierenberg/ Oct. 30, 2019 Lutèce served it […]

The Humane Economy by Wayne Pacelle

Every year, humans inflict tremendous suffering upon other animals. Humans hunt them by the millions, farm them by the billions, and fish them by the trillions. In circuses, zoos, rodeos, puppy mills, fur farms, factory farms, marine parks, and laboratories, humans routinely abuse and slaughter animals. They do this because they can—under the law, nonhuman […]

Rise in Smuggling of Insects in India

By Maneka Sanjay Gandhi There is a type of “tourist” who comes to India to steal our treasures. Not the same one who takes away old statues from temples, coins and antiques. This one takes our insects. We have not bothered to acknowledge this theft or plug it. Twenty five seizures have been made since 1995. […]

Animal Con Artists

By  Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Animal con artists are so sophisticated that they make us look like amateurs. Mimicry – in appearance, scent, sound and behavior (for instance a harmless red milk snake will change its colors to look like a venomous coral snake), camouflage, feigning death or injury, adopting threatening poses, verbal and tactical deception […]

Amazing Abilities of Animals

By Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Twenty five years ago I wrote a quiz book called Wise and Wonderful published by Rupa. The idea was to get people familiar with the millions of wonderful things animals could do. So many years later I continue to be fascinated by their abilities. Human beings are all the same. The […]