animal rights

Young elephants taken from Zimbabwe, sent to China

The cellphone footage reveals rows of steel cells stretching along a concrete floor. Behind each set of bars, a juvenile African elephant, their tusks just barely showing. One elephant presses its head into the corner of its prison-like confinement.

Latest victims of overtourism? Huskies

The nights are drawing in and temperatures are dropping in the Northern Hemisphere. And in Finnish Lapland, that means one thing: Tourists are on the way, and they want husky rides.

Taylor Swift cancels Melbourne Cup performance

Taylor Swift has canceled a scheduled performance at Australia's Melbourne Cup, after animal rights activists campaigned against her appearance at the horse racing event.

Prada to go fur-free in 2020

Prada has announced it will stop using fur in its products and design beginning in February 2020. The decision applies to all of the Italian fashion house's brands, including Miu Miu, Church's, Car Shoe and Prada itself. It will come into effect after the Spring/Summer 2020 women's collection.

South Korea turning away from dog meat trade

Tori, a five-year-old black mongrel with an expressive, happy face, has enjoyed a rags-to-riches change of fortune.

South Korea closes largest dog meat slaughterhouse

South Korea has shut down its largest dog slaughterhouse in a move hailed by animal rights campaigners as a major blow against the country's canine meat trade.

Dolphin stuck in closed Japanese aquarium prompts outrage

Animal rights groups in Japan have raised the alarm over a dolphin, 46 penguins and hundreds of fish and reptiles that are locked in an aquarium that has been closed for months.

Orangutan caught smoking at Indonesia zoo

An orangutan smoking a cigarette drew the ire of animal rights activists who are challenging conditions at the Indonesia zoo, according to the BBC.