Sanctuary Spotlight – Santuario Igualdad Interespecie (Santiago, Chile)

Santuario Igualdad Interespecie is a sanctuary for animals considered “farm”. Our mission is to provide a safe and permanent home for enslaved animals who have been fortunate enough to be rescued from various centers of exploitation, such as slaughterhouses and hatcheries, or from private individuals who use them as resources.

As a sanctuary, we take care of giving the refugees all the veterinary and nutritional care they require, as well as their emotional needs. We provide everything necessary for them to develop as individuals, for the first time in their lives, without their interests being frustrated.

Since the greatest cause of suffering and death of animals comes from their use as resources to obtain meat, milk and eggs, we encourage them to stop using them in different areas of our lives, as a way to end their unjust reality. We understand that the situation of each of them is very serious, so we devote all our efforts to save as many victims as possible and to fight for a better and fairer world for them.

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China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

News of progress coming from China today, as the BBC reports that China has announced a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.

The commercial processing and sale of ivory will stop by 31 March, and all registered traders will then be phased out, bringing a full halt to the market by the end of the year.

Further information on mankind’s War on Elephants  shows just how monumental a step in the right direction this is!

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Further reading:

The Great Elephant Census

Goodbye 2016!

As 2016 comes to a close, lets keep in mind this startling fact from Animal Equality:

Over 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans. These shocking figures do not even include fish and other sea creatures whose deaths are so great they are only measured in tonnes.

For added perspective, according to the Population Reference Bureau, we can guesstimate the total number of humans that have ever been born at just over 107 billion.

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