best books animals

Elizabeth Kolbert delivers a meticulously researched and well-written book, combining scientific analysis and personal narrative to document the mass extinction of species that seems to be unfolding before our eyes. Here are some of the best books on animals!


Meagan Howard was looking after her housemate’s 2 year old daughter one morning in her house in Denver. Quickly ducking into the bathroom, Meagan was disturbed by her pet parrot, Willie, who was loudly squawking and shrieking.


Changing the Game: “Wild Earth” mobile game with a cause. Melbourne-based wildlife conservation organisation, My Green World is set to take the world by storm; changing the way the world connects with wildlife, environmental and animal welfare issues. The start-up organisation, launched in 2013 by Melbourne-based animal activist, Natal...


Eight million tonnes of plastic are going into the ocean each year. Littering The Ocean By Britta Denise Hardesty, CSIRO and Chris Wilcox, CSIRO You might have heard the oceans are full of plastic, but how full exactly? Around 8 million metric tonnes go into the oceans each year, according to the first rigorous global estimate …


Australia’s new bill to protect animals will do anything but By Jed Goodfellow and Peter Radan Even as senior figures resign in the wake of the ABC Four Corners investigation into the grisly and widespread practice of live baiting in the greyhound industry, new draft laws are set to make life more difficult for the …

New Weapon Against Poachers

An incredible new weapon has joined the battle against poachers: women. They’re tough, they’re dedicated, and they’re fighting poachers in Africa. They are the Black Mamba’s; Africa’s first female-run anti-poaching unit that are saving Africa’s wildlife, and they have just partnered with My Green World.

testing on animals

Animal research is big business. Today it is a multi-billion dollar industry encompassing pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic, agricultural, chemical industries and university and government bodies. Over 115.3 million animals are used in experiments annually. This EXCLUDES rats, mice, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and agricultural animals used in agri..


The no-kill debate has existed for many years within animal shelters, however, these shelters are coming under increasing pressure to remove their ‘kill policy’. Organisations such as The Lost Dogs’ Home, PETA, and RSPCA are inundated with thousands of neglected, lost, and abused animals each month, and struggle to find homes for..

A Close Up of a Killer Whale's Mouth, Teeth and Tongue

In 2013, the controversial documentary film, Blackfish, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, sending shockwaves throughout the world. The film, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, provides a shockingly raw insight into killer whale entertainment, particularly at SeaWorld, and traces the controversy, events and circumstances surrounding the..


China is undergoing enormous social, culture, political and environmental change. Such changes have huge consequences on human beings, as well as flora and fauna. China’s most beloved global icon; the panda, has become a microcosm of China’s struggle to balance development with conservation. An international symbol of peace and friendship, the ..


In an age of technological advancement, where people from all corners of the globe can communicate seamlessly and easily, it is still troubling to see that there are masses of voiceless people and animals who are lying forgotten on the street. It is not enough to like and share and chat about such atrocities over …


Australia’s climate policy has proved to be one of the most contested, politically tumultuous and polarised issues of the 21st century. Despite decades of scientific evidence asserting the anthropogenic impact on the climate, Australia’s policymakers are still grappling with skepticism that pervades the Australian political and social land..


As we explained in a previous blog post “Why dog overpopulation is like a leaking tap”; you cannot shelter your way out of a dog overpopulation crisis because what happens when a shelter becomes a death camp for dogs? That’s exactly what happened in Neliikulam, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, in early 2014 when a newly opened state-fund..


Despite there being laws already in place to protect the rhino, governments and communities are not doing enough to confront the illegal trade in rhino horn from Africa to Vietnam. Despite its cruelty, illegal wildlife trade is not given the priority it deserves. In many areas, offenders are confident that they can operate with relative …

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