On May 25th, the California Supreme Court vacated a lower court’s injunction requiring the Los Angeles Zoo to treat its three elephants better. Specifically, the injunction mandated that the zoo allows the elephants to exercise for at least two hours a day on rototilled soil and prohibited the zoo from using illegal, painful electric shock or bull hooks to control them. This decision is deeply disappointing to those of us concerned about the elephants’ wel
being able to trade is something that is mostly conencted to humans but there are some animals like the apes here in this example in Indonesia who learned how to trade. They steal from tourists sunglasses or cameras and trade the stuff later for food. Also interentings to note that differen groups are learning frok each other,
A nonhuman animal that is able to show such complex behaviour like trading should have more rights than a toaster.
India is about to become one of the most advanced and modern countries in the world with regards to animal rights and animal welfare.
The Government of India has announced sweeping new regulations that are expected to end the suffering of dogs bred indiscriminately and without basic needs like food, water, and shelter; improve conditions for animals sold in livestock markets; and ensure that fish sold in aquariums and fish stores are not caught using destructive fishing practices, or . . .
not really a story about animal rights but a step forward protecting the environment and maybe one day leading towards non-human rights for specific animals. Newzealand granted non-human rights to a river.
nice article by onegreenplanet.org about the topic