by Parker Pillsbury, New Media Director
Facebook is a must-have for animal advocates. It allows us to link up with like-minded people, learn more about the issues and share the latest news about animals.
Seeing the latest news on our timelines can, however, be a double-edged sword. If you spend enough time checking your newsfeed, it’s hard not to to feel like a compassionate world for animals is hopeless. From the graphic images of cruelty to animals to the articles about animal abusers evading legal punishment, there are plenty of reasons to feel dismayed.
Everyone feels that way from time to time. But rest assured – the good news is out there, and it’s proving that the future is bright for animals.
So much has happened in the just past few weeks; we wanted to break down some of the major news stories you may have missed:
- Taiwan became the first country in all of Asia to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat.
- The city of Los Angeles banned the use of wild animals for entertainment.
- One of the most prestigious Ivy Leagues in the United States is now offering the Beyond Burger.
- For the first time in 200 years, Denmark has a wild wolf pack.
- The United States coast guard has recently announced their intention to stop killing animals in trauma training.
- France has banned breeding whales in captivity.
Did I leave anything out? Leave a comment and let me know!
Can you believe these news pieces are just from the past few weeks? These are incredibly exciting times for animals. Of course, we still have a ways to go, but let’s take a moment and be encouraged that progress is happening, and happening fast!