Dogfighting's deep ties to tradition and the yakuza have kept it a staple in Japan, despite animal welfare groups' opposition.
A soldier fired a single pistol shot when the escaped animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said.
Naked animal rights activists covered in blood protested in Barcelona.
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.
SeaWorld says employees spied on activists to protect staff, customers and animals in the face of "credible threats."
The pair, from the special Duvdevan unit, were sentenced after footage of the incident emerged online.
The amendment, voted in on October 28, was submitted by the European Greens.
The death of a 13-year-old lion at the hands of an American hunter has sparked an international outcry.
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