PROVINCETOWN, MA - MARCH 11: A right whale comes to the surface. Researchers on board the Shearwater from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, look for right whales off the coast of Provincetown, Cape Cod. Right whales, after centuries of decline, are showing signs of recovery and making a comeback. NOAA Federal permit 14603. (Photo by David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Police transport the body of a escaped circus tiger shot dead by its owner in the middle of Paris Friday
An already dire situation for North Atlantic right whales became even worse in 2017. This species of whale is among the most endangered animals in the world, and if significant actions to recover thei...
A photo of a previous installation of "Theater of the World," included in a press release from the Guggenheim Museum.
An animal handler on Friday shot dead his escaped circus tiger in the middle of a Paris district about a mile from the Eiffel Tower, according to French officials. Witnesses said the animal was shot t...
Golden retriever puppy in pet shop window.
New York City's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, commonly called The Guggenheim, is facing accusations of animal cruelty over an upcoming show that includes an arena where live reptiles and insects will...
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The bill, aimed at fighting puppy mills and their ilk, still needs to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
A gray whale reveals its tail off the coast of Long Beach, California.
Answer: Because it was never about the cows, or even animal rights.
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It hasn't been a good week for America's endangered species. The Trump administration has been taking aim at protections for some of the country's most vulnerable creatures: Last week, it was the impe...
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A radical new path for protein.
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PETA hit back saying 'to stand for kindness is patriotic'.
Shops remained closed, people hoisted black flags on their homes.
I’ve even received rape threats.
The Supreme Court on Thursday had rejected the plea to pass a judgement on Jallikattu before Pongal.
'We don't do anything to make the bull aggressive, it is their nature'
Post-Jayalalithaa, bringing back the bull-taming sport could give BJP political leverage.
Our driving force at Humane Society International/India is to do all that we can to help animals and make the world a better place for them. Here's how we also worked toward achieving goals that align...
Look at these photos and try to say that rescuing animals isn't magical. Rachele Totaro is an Italian woman who volunteers her photography skills for La Collina dei Conigli, an Italian charity that re...
It takes a single voice to lead to events that shape the future. Very often, we find that it is the voice of children, who are the future of the world, that ring the loudest. With their curious, open...
A team of activists and police rescued 16 cats last weekend.
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We have been talking about human rights since time immemorial, and this is a never-ending discussion. We are so accustomed to reading stories of the cruelty humans show to each other that it seeing th...
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A 19-year-old female chimpanzee named Azalea rose to internet fame on Wednesday after The Associated Press published photos that show her smoking in an exhibition in the Central Zoo in Pyongyang, Nort...
Did you know it's illegal to relocate stray dogs that have been spayed?
"I performed all those rites for my beloved ox that I had performed for my departed father."
So here we go again. An elderly lady was tragically mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs, and the Kerala state government has decided to take the easy way out and do a mass culling of stray dogs, just like last year. Animal lovers and welfare groups are trying their best to advocate the right to life of these dogs, again just like last year. Those who support the state government's decision emphasize that stray dogs are a continual menace to society, just like last year.
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Today, India celebrates 69 years of freedom. That single word encapsulates the right as well as the power to think, act and live with dignity. It took years of struggle and sacrifice for the citizens of India to realize this dream. But have these fundamental rights that we human beings cherish and celebrate every year blinded us to the pain and struggle of millions of animals willfully denied their basic freedoms to serve human ends?
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Consider the following facts. According to The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, in India, you can get away with being cruel to most animals by paying a fine of anything between Rs 10 and Rs...
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Twenty canines have been saved from ending up on plates at a dog meat festival, thanks to the efforts of Humane Society International (HSI), a 25-year-old animal rights organisation. A day before the...
Despite the facelift that the city has received of late, no amount of facades can hide this particular dark side of Kolkata. In the "posh" residential complex of Diamond City West (DCW) in South Kolkata, the upper middle-class residents have been lynching and slaughtering street dogs -- at least 16 of them. The civilized residents were, perhaps, just keeping their complex free of street dogs, all for the sake of "development" and "aesthetic beauty".