Animal Rights

Some advocates say Happy the elephant should be legally considered a person, and freed from the Bronx Zoo, where she has spent the last 45 years.
“The Greatest Show on Earth” ended its 146-year run in 2017 when ticket sales declined after customers became conflicted about animal acts.
Animal activist Alicia Santurio, trending as #GlueGirl, laughed about her stunt afterward, even though she had a serious motive.
The "Moonstruck" icon's journey is chronicled in "Cher & the Loneliest Elephant," which hits Paramount+ on April 22.
As an Iowa farmer scaled down operations, he took the rare step of giving chickens away. Rescue groups swooped in.
Officials estimate about 700,000 pigs nationwide being killed each week, disposed of in landfills or composted.
"Oh my love," the "Joker" actor told the calf, Indigo, after saving the bovines from a slaughterhouse.
After winning Best Actor for "Joker," Phoenix touched on animal rights, cancel culture and personal growth in his acceptance speech.
Dozens of racehorses died at the southern California racetrack in 2019, drawing scrutiny from government officials and animal rights activists.
Some accused the model of hypocrisy for promoting polar bear conservation while working with a company that uses real fur for its coats.