animal rights

Lolita And Freedom: Feds' Orca Decision Shifts The Tide

Lolita And Freedom: Feds' Orca Decision Shifts The Tide

It's a provocative question: If an aquarium or zoo possesses a member of an endangered population, should it be required to attempt to return it to the wild and that home population? A federal decision on the captive orca Lolita yesterday may have shifted the ground rules of that debate.
At This Point In Taiji Slaughter, All We Can Say Is: Shame On Japan

At This Point In Taiji Slaughter, All We Can Say Is: Shame On Japan

The dolphin fishers in Taiji upped their annual slaughter of wild dolphins this year, after they rounded several hundred into a cove last week and then, over the past couple of days, have either placed them in captivity for display in aquariums and "swim with dolphin" facilities, or in the majority of cases, have killed them for their dubious meat.
Japan Proceeds With Largest Taiji Dolphin Massacre In Years

Japan Proceeds With Largest Taiji Dolphin Massacre In Years

Watching yet another massacre of hundreds of dolphins -- and the capture and removal for aquarium display another hundred or more -- by Japanese captors in the town of Taiji is difficult to stomach. Those of us who have seen The Cove know what is going on behind their walled-off zone.

Wingnut Rep. Steve King Defends Dog Fighting

As if there weren't enough reasons to dislike one of the most extreme wingnuts in the United States Congress, we can add one more to the list with Rep. Steve King: GOP Rep. Steve King Defends Dog Fighting: If you believe that the United