The incoming Trump administration promises to accelerate the disaster that’s now underway for animals and for the planet overall.
Westminster Porn Show
One of the world's few remaining pageants of objectification and commoditization.
The ‘Animal Rights’ Paradox
How's the animal rights movement doing? If you rate it by the simple question "How many animals have rights?" you'd have to say "Not very well." Call it the animal rights paradox.
At Sundance, a Triumph for "Unlocking the Cage"
Premiered at Sundance, the movie follows attorney Steven M. Wise as he argues to a high court judges that chimpanzee Tommy has the capacity for legal rights and should be set free…
Pigs: Smart & Machiavellian
Winston Churchill famously said: “A dog looks up to you; a cat looks down on you; only a pig treats you as an equal.” But that, of course, is hardly how we treat them…
The elephants are packing their trunks. By any standard, today’s decision by the Ringling Circus to phase out its elephant acts represents a seismic shift in the use of…
In a war-torn region, three stories of people fostering life in the midst of death.
Sounds like something straight out of the ancient Biblical Ten Plagues: rivers of blood flowing down city streets. Except that it was happening last week right…
This week we’ve had the war on cats and the war on wild horses. Last week, it was wolves, and the week before, goats. Why are we always at war with the other animals?
What goes wrong when well-meaning animal advocates make deals with businesses and agencies that don’t have the interests of the animals at heart.
Imagine having two separate auditory circuits in your brain. That’s what dolphins have. So, what does the second one do??
Dingoes are being released onto an island in Australia to kill the feral goats. The dingoes have been implanted with poison “time-bombs” that will then kill them.
A classic case of international greed in the name of economic “progress” that’s destroying vast numbers of animals and their homes.
Perdue Foods, announces new “humane” policies, like having windows in at least some of its chicken factory barns. Wow … windows!
As the National Aquarium announces bold plans to create a seaside sanctuary for its dolphins, an exploitation company builds a swim-with-dolphins center in the Arizona desert.
In a world of 7.3 billion thoroughly destructive humans and just 125,000 very peaceable gorillas, was Harambe’s life worth less than Isaiah Dickerson’s?
Is it possible for us humans to coexist peacefully with our fellow animals in a modern capitalist economy? Two books come to opposite conclusions.
Even though we can never fully recompense these apex predators for what they’ve lost, having their own sanctuary can help to heal the deep wounds we have inflicted upon the fabric of nature itself.
It’s the dawn of a new era for whales and dolphins. A new organization has been formed to create seaside sanctuaries for whales and dolphins being retired from marine circuses.
On the same day SeaWorld was pushing back against retiring killer whales to sanctuaries, 33 lions from circuses in Peru were heading to a sanctuary in South Africa.
Great escapes like those of Inky, Frank Lee Bull and the priceless Tamworth Two, remind us that our fellow animals prize freedom as highly as we do.
What would it be like to be eaten by a large predator? We humans are, after all, basically a prey species, and our drive to dominance is a product of human frailty.
It was all a bit too good to be true. Even as the CEO of SeaWorld and the CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S. were smiling together, SeaWorld was preparing an advertising blitz trashing animal protection organizations with a series of blatant untruths.
Orca captivity will still continue for at least another 30 to 50 years.
The remarkable, heroic work of veterinarian Dr. Amir Khalil of Four Paws to rescue and care for animals in the shattered world of Gaza.