Video: Zookeepers Killed a Critically Endangered Gorilla After He Grabbed a Four-Year Old at the Zoo
Zoo officials say the western lowland male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was killed because he posed a threat to the life of a four-year-old boy who fell into the animal's enclosure.
By John Dyer
Proposed new animals rights legislation — which states animals are sentient beings with certain rights, who can experience anguish — has been described as the most progressive in the world.
Several Facebook groups have been set up for desperate pet owners to post photos and locations, in case anyone is nearby to rescue them. And it seems to be working.
Undercover research by the League Against Cruel Sports has revealed the harrowing conditions endured by tens of millions of game birds bred to be shot in Britain.
By Alec Luhn
The Kuklachyov family have made millions from "world's only cat theater" situated in prime Moscow real estate. But activists say the well-connected family abuse and exploit their animals.
The death of a Scottish tourist trampled to death by an elephant in Thailand earlier this week has highlighted the systemic animal cruelty built into the country's tourism industry.
A recent study concludes that the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is starting to look more like a de facto nature reserve, teeming with elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar, and wolves.
Animals at Teuk Chhou Zoo in Cambodia are cruelly neglected, but under the terms of a proposed swap deal with another zoo in Japan, two extinction-threatened white tigers could soon be calling it home.
The mastiff was found buried up to its head in dirt near Paris. A petition signed by thousands is calling for the detained owner to face the maximum sentence.
By Miriam Wells
VICE News gained rare access to the Biomedical Primate Research Facility in Holland, to see what happens to the monkeys inside. How much animal suffering is justified to save human lives?
By VICE News
An official confirmed the animal had been “liquidated” after killing the victim. The big cat was hiding in Georgia's capital after escaping from a zoo after severe flooding at the weekend.
The European Commission has commended the initiative but said animal testing should continue for lack of suitable alternatives.
The 126-year-old Atayde Brothers circus abruptly called it quits Sunday, leaving the fates of dozens of animals and performers in doubt.
Arturo, 29, paces repetitively in his pen, in what activists call zoochosis-like behavior. Zookeepers say he will not be moved to Canada.
Clowns and acrobats are marching in Mexico City against a law banning animals in shows.
Designed to free up room in a ship’s hull, shark finning involves slicing off a shark’s cartilaginous fins and throwing its body overboard.