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
It´s actually a shame that we feel happy that animal rights activist Anita Krajnc found not guilty of mischief after giving water to pigs. This was humane behaviour and not something that should be prosecuted but the situation for people who care about the wellbeeing of animals has become so problematic that this matter of course is something a court had to handle. I can´t comment on the police obstruction charges as I am not a witness. I can just comment that humane behaviour should not be surpressed by governments.
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.
Coalition Seeks Court Order Requiring Renewed Public Access to USDA Databases