Imagine you are a monkey in a laboratory and a person dressed in a white coat walks into the room with a catching net. How do you think you would react?
If you have ever or ever intend to visit a SeaWorld-type theme park, or if you just care about the wellbeing of other creatures who share our earth, Blackfish should be mandatory viewing.
While the majority of westerners believe vegetarianism to be a mostly recent phenomenon, Jains know this is not the case.
Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon once recounted the view of Rowland Hill that a person "was not a true Christian if his dog or cat were not the better off for it." And commented: "That witness is true." But is it true that Christianity -- and religion in general -- benefits animals?
U.S. animal advocates have become somewhat accustomed to being embarrassingly surpassed by the animal protection policies across the pond in the European Union (EU). Now it seems we'd better prepare ourselves to be eclipsed by India -- at least when it comes to cosmetics testing on animals.
When we ask such a question or "Do animals have souls?" what are we are really saying? We are revealing a deeper existential and theological question about how human beings relate to other living creatures.
Despite the fact that millions of animals are used in experiments each year, we have rarely actually scrutinized the data on animal experiments to determine how relevant they are for human diseases and for improving our lives.
It was a dark, dirty room, stinking of feces and infection, and all of the bears who were held there were peering grimly into the gloom from their coffin-like cages.
Here are five reasons to celebrate your independence from a diet that promotes environmental devastation, obesity, disease, and animal suffering.
Chief among our concerns is Tyson's long history of saying one thing and doing another. From its use of claustrophobic, constantly dim-lit "broiler houses" for chickens and "gestation crates" for pregnant sows, Tyson's track record on animal welfare is far from exemplary.
Legislation is absolutely vital for bringing about change in the way we treat animals and protecting our food supply. It is critical that you call this week and lend your support to this important effort.
You and your partner are a hot young couple. You have a gorgeous eight month-old son. You live on a tropical island. Do you really need more? For Agata Kalicki and Reno Ciantar, the answer was, yes. "We found something was missing on the island," says Kalicki.
Research with animals is an ethically charged consideration for everyone regardless of age. It is not just animal rights advocates who take this issue seriously; researchers do as well.
In the notorious 1970 Penn Cove round up in Puget Sound, Washington, seven wild orcas were kidnapped from the seas to become entertainment draws at aquatic theme parks. Lolita was one of these orcas.
My Woshin Mashin sounds like a goofy name. For Hugo Simons and his wife, Bibi Tulin, it's a name the electronic duo created for their band. They came up with it by using what they call their mythical language, known as Mawamian, mingled with English.
According to many experts, the efficacy of our medical arsenal is being undermined by the agricultural industry through excessive antibiotic use in our meat supply, causing a scary proliferation of antibiotic-resistant microbes.