Tag: animal rights

Instagram Will Alert Users Of Possible Harmful Behavior To Animals Or The Environment

Instagram recently revised its set of community guidelines, adding a restriction for images that portray animal abuse, or the merchandise of endangered animals.

Internet December 6, 2017

Morgan The Orca Beached Herself: What Really Happened?

A captive killer whale was caught on video beaching herself after a show in Tenerife, Spain. Some say she was trying to kill herself, but what really happened?

Animals June 9, 2016

Virginia Man In Trouble With Law After Trying To Get Help For Dogs Chained Up In Snowstorm

A man in Appomattox, Virginia is being sued by his neighbors after he took photographs of their two dogs that were left chained to their doghouses during a snowstorm in January. The man, however, asserts that he was just trying to look after the well-being of the two animals.

Society February 22, 2016

This Man Drags A Shark Out Of Florida Waters For Selfies

A man in Florida is photographed dragging a shark out of the ocean and having his picture taken with the animal. The incident quickly drew outrage from people on social media who called it an act of cruelty toward the sea creature.

Earth/Environment February 22, 2016

Woman Behind Viral Photo Of Duct-Taped Dog Charged With Animal Cruelty: Why Some People Abuse Animals

Believe it or not, the case of the woman who post a Facebook photo of her duct-taped dog is not a rare one. Animal rights groups say the reasons why people perform acts of cruelty on animals vary significantly.

Society December 5, 2015

Taco Bell To Use Cage-Free Eggs In All Its Restaurants By December 2016

Taco Bell has announced its plans to use only 100-percent cage-free eggs for all 6,000 of its restaurants and affiliates by the end of 2016. Although other companies have also made similar pledges, Taco Bell's implementation date is ahead of its rivals.

Internet Culture November 17, 2015

Tortured Bacon Is Not Good: USDA Investigates Animal Abuse Video At Hormel Pork Supplier QPP

An animal rights activist was able to capture a video of the brutal treatment of livestock by employees of big-time pork supplier, QPP. This prompts the USDA to launch an investigation to verify the authenticity of the video and the slaughterhouse policy of the pork supplier.

Business November 12, 2015

SeaWorld #AskSeaWorld Online Campaign Backfires When Critics Flood Twitter With Posts

SeaWorld tried and failed to take advantage of social media in its latest campaign #AskSeaWorld, instead inviting questions it would rather avoid at the moment.

Business March 31, 2015

Elephants Prevent 18-Wheeler From Tipping Over Along Louisiana Highway

Everything is not all fine and dandy, however, as many will not like where the elephants were headed.

Internet Culture March 25, 2015

Ringling Bros. Will Eliminate Elephant Acts By 2018

Ringling Bros. circus will no longer feature elephant acts because of protests from animal rights groups.

Internet Culture March 5, 2015

Seaworld Speaks Up In Opposition To Whale Captivity Ban

Washington’s got its eye on a bill banning capturing and holding killer whales for entertainment and SeaWorld was there to support the opposition.

Society February 6, 2015

Bon Appetit! Foie Gras Ban Overturned in California

A federal judge struck down California's two-year old ban on the sale of foie gras, a delicacy produced by force-feeding birds. Chefs celebrate but animal rights group PETA plans to protest outside of restaurants that serve the controversial dish.

Society January 9, 2015

Orangutan In Argentina Granted Basic Legal Rights

An orangutan named Sandra, who is presently living in a zoo in Argentina, was recently given basic legal rights by a Buenos Aires court, allowing the primate transfer to a sanctuary.

Internet Culture December 23, 2014

PETA's Oddly Sexual Anti-Dairy Ad Is Removed After Complaints

An anti-dairy billboard posted outside England's Notts County FC's stadium by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was removed and replaced on Thursday after complaints that the ad was misogynistic and not family friendly.

Internet Culture December 9, 2014

Will Horse-drawn Carriages Soon Disappear in NYC?

Horse drawn carriages may soon disappear from the New York landscape if a new bill being proposed to ban them from the city is passed.

Internet Culture December 9, 2014

Chimpanzees are Not Persons, 'Tommy the Chimp' Has No Human Rights: NY Appeals Court

Tommy the Chimp has no legal rights, the Supreme Court Appellate Division in New York rules. The decision deals a serious blow to animal rights activists.

Internet Culture December 5, 2014

PETA Is Now Protecting Digital Animals With Virtual 'Minecraft' Headquarters

PETA is entering the gaming scene again, this time opening up headquarters in the 'Minecraft' universe. 'Minecraft' players will be able to access the virtual headquarters through PETA's own game server starting on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Geek November 14, 2014

‘Blackfish’ causes SeaWorld stocks to dive

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. fell short on their expectations for the second quarter, as attendance continues to drop after the controversial documentary ‘Blackfish’ was released. SeaWorld’s image has been tainted after animal activists lobbied against orca captivity.

Movies/TV Shows August 13, 2014

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