California has already passed a law that prohibits pet stores from selling animals born and raised in mills. And other states are following suit. Many cities have also enacted laws that protect animals from the […]
When I walk the streets of east Louisville, Kentucky, I see a town that loves its dogs. Dogs and their humans are everywhere: in the Morton Avenue Dog Park, in the dog friendly wine shops, […]
Are zoos really cruel? Is animal abuse in zoos actually common? Answer: It completely depends on the zoo. Some zoos have gone to great trouble and expense to recreate habitats for the animals in their […]
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By Lynn Hamilton I applaud the United States Food and Drug Administration for its decision to close down a study that killed four monkeys. Since 2014, the National Center for Toxicological Research has been conducting […]
A performance artist tried to bring an emotional support peacock on a United flight and was declined. This comes, oh, so conveniently, as Delta is defending itself against some very real concerns over its new […]
Animal rights activists are wasting time protesting circuses instead of protecting endangered species By Lynn Hamilton Many well meaning animal rights groups devote considerable resources every year to protesting circuses. As someone who has, somewhat […]
Lynn Hamilton and Joel Worth, publishers of the Animal Rights Channel, have signed the Wildlife Selfie Code and we encourage others to do so. You can sign the selfie pledge here: https://www.worldanimalprotection.us.org/wildlife-selfie-code By taking the […]
The big news today is that science has managed to clone monkeys. PETA’s stand is that cloning is a huge waste of resources and represents too much suffering on the way to getting it right. […]
Trump tariffs will further endanger species on the climate change hit list
Americans need to just accept the fact that the Chinese have gotten ahead of us on solar panel manufacture. China saw an opportunity and ran with it. Americans sat around with their thumbs up their butts, claiming that solar power would never work.
Fast forward about twenty years. Now U.S. solar manufacturers want to be protected from competition from China, where manufacturers have figured out how to deliver efficient products for cheap. China’s motives may have been entirely rooted in profit, but somehow they have become the world’s savior in the fight against climate change.
Instead of crying into our diapers, the U.S. needs to find the next cool, earth-saving technology.
That’s the message U.S. President Donald Trump should have sent to American manufacturers. Instead, he has announced that he is going to impose tariffs on Chinese panels. Tariffs have never worked, and tariffs on China are going to backfire in some huge way that we just didn’t have the imagination to anticipate.
Around this time, you might be wondering what Trump’s tariffs have to do with animals. This is how it works: Trump imposes these tariffs. Fewer people can afford solar panels. Climate change continues apace, destroying many species who simply can’t adapt fast enough to weather extremes and, in particular, changes that affect food supply.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has compiled a list of the top species that are declining rapidly because of climate change. On this list are coral reefs that are the seas’ nurseries. When the coral reefs go, the collapse of the fish industry will only be the beginning. Also on the list are Beluga whales, leatherback sea turtles, koalas, and arctic foxes.
Please sign this petition asking Trump to rescind tariffs on solar energy: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/258/650/626/stop-trumps-war-on-clean-energy-reject-solar-tariffs/