Elephants are self-aware, autonomous beings capable of expressing empathy towards others—traits that make them "legal persons," according to the Nonhuman Rights Project.
The authorities are looking for the people filmed in the video laughing at the animal's suffering.
Animals Asia reportedly found meat from canines as an ingredient in several items on supermarket shelves.
A Lebanese animal rights group has said the four-month-old cubs were trapped in a filthy box for seven days.
Dogfighting’s deep ties to tradition and the yakuza have kept it a staple in Japan, despite animal welfare groups' opposition.
Animal rights activists criticize Ringling Bros. retirement facility and the use of elephants in smaller circuses.
DirectAction.info posts dispatches from animal activists across the world announcing their crimes—or “actions.”
They have demonstrated against the fashion brand’s use of ostrich leather.
The amendment, voted in on October 28, was submitted by the European Greens.
Nine out of 10 slaughterhouses filmed by an animal rights group broke laws.
The news has unsurprisingly prompted outrage from animal rights activists and critics across the world
The controversial food stuff made it on to the menu despite many farms falling short of EU standards
Hundreds of thousands of people in Switzerland eat cat and dog meat, say activists - even for Christmas dinner