The New York State Appellate Court, Third Division, has issued its decision in the case of Tommy the chimpanzee, and has essentially opened the door for…
It was probably a good idea for Patrick Lavery, the “owner” of Tommy the chimpanzee, not to make an appearance at the appellate court in Albany,…
It was a packed courtroom at the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, for the Matter of the Nonhuman Rights Project v. Lavery, 518336 – better…
“All is not well at the Elephants of Asia exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo,” wrote Judge John L. Segal in his judgment against the Los…
It could be enormously significant for elephants in captivity in Los Angeles, in all of California, and possibly even for elephants all across the country. Whichever way…
Around 200 people staged a protest on the Mediterranean island nation of Malta asking for a ban on all circuses involving animals. The Animal Circus calls itself a Christmas tradition in Malta, but local animal protection groups have long been pushing for it to be stopped.
Bob Barker, former host of The Price is Right, has offered to cover the cost of transporting three elephants from the Toronto Zoo to a sanctuary in California.
The good news is that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has accepted the recommendations of an expert panel to cut way back on using chimpanzees in medical research.
It’s first-class travel for Bradley the chimp. He’s one of the last of the chimps on their way from the former Coulston Research Facility to a new home in Florida.
You can see them in their ocean home. And you can see them in captivity. One is a thrilling experience of real life; the other is a circus show.
The idea that Winter, the dolphin in the new hit move “Dolphin Tale” has a happy new life simply doesn’t hold water. See for yourself …
Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben has joined the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York City’s Washington Square Park.
He’s everywhere! Like a tornado ripping through the Far East, from Japan to Thailand to the Solomon Islands to Singapore, Ric O’Barry is constantly on the move in his passion to save dolphins from cruelty and exploitation.
The problem is that the aquarium has its own swim-with-the-dolphins program, and the movie cannot help but give the nod to other captive dolphin shows and swim programs.
Last year, he donated a million dollars to World Wildlife Fund to save the endangered tigers. This year, he’s joining with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to protect the elephants.
On Sunday, with one final gory spectacle and six dead bulls, Spain’s province of Catalonia brought bullfighting to an end.
September is “Debris Month of Action” and scuba divers are collecting data and sending it to Project AWARE to help scientists understand how much trash there is in oceans.
Here are a few facts and figures about orcas in captivity. There are currently 42 orcas in captivity worldwide. More than half of them are owned by marine circuses in the U.S.
Monday, 19 months after killer whale Tilikum dragged his trainer to her death, SeaWorld Orlando will be in court to fight charges of having committed “willful” safety violations.
Many of us want to protect the planet not only because of what climate change will do to us humans, but because of the terrible suffering it’s inflicting on all the other animals.