It took two hours to wrestle the 10 foot long sturgeon into the boat on Fraser River, British Columbia.
Activists have argued that the elephant is lonely and should be able to sue under habeus corpus rights.
The Florida Keys fisherman has been charged with animal cruelty.
"It's appalling and it's heartbreaking," said a sheriff. "This is someone who was entrusted by the community to care for these animals."
Animal activists have stripped down to protest against royal guards' iconic bearskin hats ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Veterinarians and animal advocates say the surgery has no medical benefits but presents plenty of risks. They outline alternative ways to handle a noisy dog.
Huge numbers of "excess" animals, which are never used in experiments, are killed in the process of breeding creatures for medical research.
The Canadian government said Magdalen Islands sealers are permitted to slaughter harp seals from March 17.
Almost 500 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute, and the platform struggles to remove animal abuse content, according to recent statistics.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claimed that the orca was "deathly ill" with pneumonia however this hasn't been confirmed by the aquarium.
In October 2003, Siegfried and Roy's world famous animal act made headlines when Roy Horn was mauled by a white tiger named Mantacore. Here's what happened.
Betty White was American Humane's longest-standing supporter in the organization's history.
A California law requiring pigs to be able to stand and turn around in their cages could be delayed another two years after a lawsuit from multiple groups.
The monkey was rescued from a drug-fueled party and is being cared for by Argentinian NGO Pájaros Caídos.
Animal rights activists have said foxes are living in "truly depressing" conditions on fur farms that supply the fashion industry.
The Department of Defense said that no contract working dogs were left behind in cages at Hamid Karzai International Airport.
The founder of animal charity Nowzad has faced criticism after evacuating nearly 200 dogs and cats from Kabul, while Afghan staff remain in the country.
The White Coat Waste Project said a Freedom of Information Act request showed the testing of beagles took place, and that the dogs were eventually euthanized.
Jambolina, a 12-year-old European brown bear saved after years of performing in circuses, "suddenly and unexpectedly passed away," said the Four Paws charity.
Mukbang influencers are allowed to post videos of them cooking and eating seafood alive because of a loophole in Facebook and YouTube's policies that animal rights groups want closed.
The new law rests on the idea that lobsters—as well as other sea creatures, like crabs and octopi—are sentient beings capable of suffering.
The annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival is now underway in Yulin, China. Every year, thousands of dogs are killed to be eaten at the event.
A sixth-grade student tragically passed away in a house blaze trying to save her two beloved pit bulls.
After a popular lifestyle blogger announced she had put her dog down after an aggressive incident, the internet lit up with anger that she didn't rehome the animal instead.
After running away from home in 2008, this family is over the moon to be reunited with their beloved cat 13 years later.
Locals and wildlife-lovers traveled to the Victoria, Australia golf course to stop a kangaroo cull that would kill the giant creature.
A California nail technician has sparked controversy online for her viral posts in which she puts press-on nails on her dog's paws.