Animals used by humans

Exploitation of bees by humans

10 Aug 2016

Huge numbers of bees suffer in a variety of ways from their exploitation by humans to make honey and other products. Read more

Animals kept as companions or for leisure

29 Mar 2016

Many animals are bred and bought because people like to spend part of their free time with them. These are sold as “companion animals.” Read more

The use of animals in primary and secondary education

29 Mar 2016

The use of animals in primary and secondary education is common and very harmful to animals. The majority of animals are used for dissections. Read more

The use of animals in universities

29 Mar 2016

Many animals are harmed for education. Through practices that are harmful to animals, students are not taught to have a caring attitude towards animals. Read more


29 Mar 2016
Sheep shearing

Wool is one of many products that is obtained through animal exploitation. Read more

Sheeps and goats

29 Mar 2016

Sheeps and goats and their children, lambs and kids, are exploited for several different purposes. They are killed so they can be eaten (particularly lambs), […] Read more

Transport to the slaughterhouse

29 Mar 2016
Close-up of pig looking through window like opening of truck with mud or fecal matter on her snout and face.

The journey to the slaughterhouse is a stressful process that leads to the death of the animals adding more suffering to it. Read more

The slaughter of animals used for food

29 Mar 2016

Many animals are exploited and killed for consumption. They are bred on factory farms where they suffer from terrible conditions and die painfully. Read more


29 Mar 2016

About 6,000 worms are killed to produce one kilogram of silk. Huge quantities of dead chrysalises are reused as feed for fishes in fish farms, for pigs, and sometimes for human consumption. Read more

Pig farms

29 Mar 2016

To produce large quantities of meat, farms raise pigs as quickly as possible while occupying the least space. The pigs lead horrible lives. Read more

Sport fishing

29 Mar 2016
Human hand holds the neck of a catfish with a hook and fishing gear in mouth.

Sport fishing is by far the practice that involves the most injury and death to nonhuman animals for the purpose of entertainment. Read more

Military use of animals

29 Mar 2016
Military trained dolphin

Many animals are exploited as workers. They endure much hardships during their lives, and are killed when no longer useful or profitable. Read more


29 Mar 2016

Many fishes and other aquatic animals are caught for fishing. These animals have the capacity to suffer and are deprived of their lives when killed. Read more

Fishes and birds kept for leisure

29 Mar 2016

Nonhuman animals (including pets) are considered property, and property owners have rights to control and use their property with few restrictions. Read more

Military research on animals

29 Mar 2016

The extent to which military research is done on nonhuman animals is not known since it is very difficult to obtain information on this topic. Read more

Fur farms

29 Mar 2016

Most of the animals used for fur are raised on fur farms. On these farms animals suffer from physical and psychological pain, and are killed brutally. Read more


29 Mar 2016

One of the human activities that kills the most nonhuman animals is hunting. In the US more than 13 million people aged 16 and over are registered hunters. Read more

Fish farming

29 Mar 2016
Dozens of fishes held in a small pool on a fish farm

Many fish are bred for consumption on factory farms. On the farms they endure pain from diseases and harsh conditions that don’t consider their well being. Read more