Before the oldest orca in captivity died earlier this month, advocates and researchers argued over the plan for her release.
Debates about the ethics of zoos abound — but when it comes to animal welfare, there are certainly more cons than pros.
Though public opinion polls suggest most people do not support use of animals for circus entertainment, the practice continues unabated.
Researchers found tourists — despite their best intentions — may make life worse for the lion cubs they visit.
An increasing number of zoos across the world are allowing their elephants to retire to sanctuaries.
A new report claims that Groupon “routinely partners with some of the cruelest captive wildlife venues in the U.S.” Sentient Media investigates three of the highest-profile facilities.
Studies show that television has the power to shape public opinion. But when it comes to meat production, many tip-toe around the issue.
“We must take this heart-rending opportunity not to turn away, to understand that zoo animals are war victims, too,” says Barbara J. King.
The advertisement received more than 400 complaints after it appeared on Channel 4, reminding more than 15 million viewers where their meat comes from.
Chicken Run, Chicken Little, Chicken Joe. Americans love a feel-good story about chickens. Finally, we’re starting to ask why.
Should animals be used in zoos, rodeos, circuses, and other forms of entertainment? Read more about their time in captivity, and then answer the question.
The exhibit at the Museum of the History of Cattle, currently on display in Barcelona, “introduces the shared history of cattle and humans as seen by the cattle.”
Plant-based baker Freya Cox joins this year’s lineup of “The Great British Bake Off”, one of the country’s greatest and most inclusive cultural exports.
Justin Barker’s autobiographical coming-of-age story follows his fight to save two bears from a dismal existence at a zoo in Roseville, California.
A team of activists donned the uniforms of slaughterhouse workers and entered the premises—owned by Chinese multinational corporation Smithfield Foods—to rescue a 300-pound pig.
The next big dystopian fertility story may have already been written. Around the world, cows suffer reproductive exploitation at the hands of dairy farmers.
Animals in farms, zoos, and aquariums are prevented from doing most of the things that are natural and instinctive to them, and suffer psychologically as a result.
Christina M. Russo reflects on her newfound connection with captive animals. After being damaged during surgery, she understands their plight even more.
Stories about lonely zoo animals missing their human “friends” may bring levity during this time of crisis—but they ignore the plight of the animals held permanently captive.
The dark undertones of the Netflix docuseries highlight the need for laws that protect animals from humans with violent tendencies.
Coverage of the Krefeld Zoo fire was so one-sided that it is possible to believe only eight apes died. But the fire killed more than 40 other animals that the media neglected to mention.
When businesses pay to support unnecessary animal slaughter and the destruction of our planet, the public has a right to know.
There is an important lesson all children need to learn, and that lesson is that keeping wild animals in the wild, is more important than being able to visit them in an amusement park.
For a show that gets so much right, the scene discussed below leaves me wondering if it is demonstrating self-awareness of liberal ignorance on animal ethics, or if it is merely exemplifying its entrenchment in liberal ignorance over issues of animal ethics.
While zoos masquerade as prime exemplars of wildlife conservation efforts, when closely examined they cause the captive animals in modern zoos significantly more suffering and deprivation than well-being and life enrichment.
In the same cages as the animals we farm, humans are forced to assume a much different perspective on factory farming. The film pushes humans to think about actually living in those conditions.
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