The Law Many people are not aware that in South Africa, the Animal Health Act places responsibility on the owners of animals to protect their animals from parasites or any […]

Breed-Specific Legislation is problematic for the simple reason that the notion of ‘breed’ is itself questionable, and if the very essence of the idea has no legitimacy, then any legislation […]

We do not escape unharmed when we abuse other species. In justifying brutality, we expose our own; in seeking protection from the law and police from experiencing it ourselves, we betray a hopeless double standard, since it seems brutality is okay as long as we are not the ones suffering it. We do not elevate ourselves through this behaviour; we diminish our moral stature firstly in the brutality and secondly in the hypocrisy. There is also the cowardice in looking the other way while others do the dirty work of confinement and slaughter.

“To argue that we humans are capable of complex multifarious thought and feeling, whereas the sheep’s perception is probably limited by lowly sheepish perceptions, is no more to the point […]

“Racists violate the principle of equality by giving greater weight to the interests of members of their own race when there is a clash between their interests and the interests […]

Early dog breeding mimicked natural selection, in that dogs were bred to work – the dogs that could herd sheep or cattle, or that could defend against intruders, etc., were […]

Dogs have been human companions for a long time. A recent study suggests that the relationship between humans and dogs started about 30 000 years ago, when fur-clad humans were living […]