Thad Lacinak, former SeaWorld employee, responds to a PETA lawsuit claiming SeaWorld is enslaving killer whales.
PETA wants O.J. Simpson's house.
As you celebrate the holidays with family, friends and those adorable companion animals known as pets, you should be thrilled to learn that the distant cousins of your pets have just won a historic victory. West Hollywood, California, recently passed a first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of fur within its city limits, effective in 2013.
McDonald's and Target dropped an egg supplier this week after an activist group released disturbing video showing what it says shows animal cruelty at three of the company's barns.
A lawsuit claiming systematic abuse and exploitation of elephants by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was dismissed Friday by a federal appeals court.
Can killer whales sue SeaWorld for enslavement?
The Ohio Zoo's veterinary staff is on scene in Zanesville, Ohio, to help sedate and capture dozens of exotic animals.
The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday it does not fault authorities in Ohio for using lethal force against exotic animals running loose.
A federal hearing began Monday to determine whether SeaWorld Orlando should be charged with a willful violation in the 2010 death of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau.
Small web hosting firms are trying to poach customers from industry leader Go Daddy, which continues to suffer fallout after its CEO posted a video showing him killing an African elephant.
GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin the killing of elephants is a solution to crop damage and poverty.
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.
A video apparently showing a young woman throwing live puppies into a river has sparked outrage across the Internet.
A report in this week's issue of Nature magazine reveals that an international research team based in Ethiopia has uncovered evidence that Australopithecus afarensis - human ancestors circa the skeleton colloquially known as "Lucy" - butchered animals, presumably for nutritious meat and bone marrow. Tool marks made by sharp, heavy rocks were found on 3.4 million-year-old fossilized rib and thigh bones from animals, indicating that humans began eating meat 800,000 years earlier than was previously believed.
PETA - the animal rights activist group whose monthly stage blood budget must run in the quadruple to quintuple digits - today staged a pro-vegan publicity stunt at the intersection of W. 45th Street and Broadway in New York City's Times Square. Legendary proponents of nearly-nude public antics, the cadre's toned and comely volunteers assumed corpse poses upon human-sized, plastic-swaddled (don't they know how hazardous that is?) "meat" trays bedecked with stickers proclaiming, "Billions of Animals Are Abused and Violently Killed Because You Eat Meat."
Four hundred Canada geese from Brooklyn's Prospect Park were herded into crates and euthanized last week in an effort to reduce their number near New York's airports, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A 400-year-old tradition is facing some new challenges this year at this week's annual running of the bulls in Spain.
When animal rights activist Jasmin Singer found herself face to face with a scientist who conducts animal testing, a cupcake was exchanged instead of harsh words.
Tragedy struck at a Pennsylvania circus Friday after a startled elephant stomped its trainer to death, police said.
Not content to sit quietly at home eating their tofu cutlets, more and more vegetarians, it seems, are taking action, trying to get the carnivorous masses to change their ways.
Killer whales can weigh up to 22,000 pounds, and may be as long as 32 feet, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They often travel in groups of up to 50, being highly social.
CNN's Kiran Chetry talks to a SeaWorld official about why one of its killer whales turned on his trainer.
Bill Deeley The existence of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and The Great Pumpkin is debated every year by great minds and sidewalk philosophers. But without fail, every year since February 2, 1887, Punxsutawney Phil has emerged from his burrow on Gobbler's Knob to face very cold human beings. According to legend, if the world-famous Pennsylvania groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not, there will be an early spring.
A billboard featuring President Obama that was erected three days ago will be coming down, according to a spokesman for the company that paid for the outdoor ad in Times Square.
Actress and animal rights activist Eva Mendes talks about her involvement in PETA's latest anti-fur video.
Actress and animal rights activist Eva Mendes hopes you'll shun fur as you shop for the holidays.
The actress, who plays Kristen Stewart's school pal Angela, bares (nearly) all
The Supreme Court voiced deep free speech concerns Tuesday about a law designed to stop the sale and marketing of videos showing dog fights and other acts of animal cruelty.
The Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a law designed to stop the sale of dog fighting videos.
Garlic extract can reduce methane emissions from livestock by half. CNN's Ayesha Durgahee reports
Much has been made of the problem of livestock emissions of methane -- a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2 -- but a solution might be just around the corner.
The DWTS judge poses with her cat Shadow to bring awareness about spaying and neutering pets
Meat is murder? Well, perhaps not for much longer.
Who is greener? A vegan who drives an SUV or a meat-eater who drives a hybrid? CNN's Kristie Lu Stout breaks it down.
In a new billboard, the Hills star promotes pet adoption and population control
Just because they named their new CD "Yes," does not mean that British electro-pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys, will agree to just about anything.
It was just one win, and it came at the expense of a team that was battered both physically and emotionally. But for the Calgary Flames, their 2-1 victory over Dallas on Thursday night still counted for the two points that put them back on top of the Northwest Division.
Now that the A-Bomb has fallen and the Baseball Writers of America are of a mind to let Hell host the NHL All-Star Game before they vote a Steroid Era superstar into the Hall of Fame, it's gonna be mighty lonely in Cooperstown come the summer of 2013.
These are the days of miracle and wonder This is the long distance call The way the camera follows us in slo-mo The way we look to us all -- solid gold/Paul Simon
The Golden Globe winner and his Chihuahua, Jaws, star in a new spay and neuter campaign
A giant lobster named George escaped a dinner-table fate and was released Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean after a New York seafood restaurant granted him his freedom, according to a statement from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Since being rescued 20 months ago from the dogfighting ring financed by Michael Vick, all but a few of the abused pit bulls have been recovering in sanctuary, foster care and adoptive homes. Now even the most traumatized of them can have a happy new year.
The animal-rights' group lauds the star for helping those who are defenseless
The new PETA poster girl answers Internet claims she's a hypocrite for recently wearing fur coats
Kim's sister bares her derriere for the groupÃ¢€™s anti-fur campaign
The 3rd Rock from the Sun star sticks up for carriage horses in a racy new ad
TIME talks to Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle about eating meat, factory farming and California's Proposition 2
The country stars text regularly about their meat-free diets
PETA wants world-famous Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream to tap nursing moms, rather than cows, for the milk used in its ice cream.
A heavily edited undercover video taken by PETA at a pig farm shows workers hitting pigs with metal rods and kicking them.
Animal rights campaigners were holding a meeting Tuesday with Britain's Ministry of Defence to argue against the use of bearskin in the iconic furry headgear worn by royal guards at Buckingham Palace.
CNN's John Vause says smog remains a problem, despite Beijing's efforts to clear the air.
Animal-rights activists want the U.S. to stop using animals as subjects to help train its military, calling the medical and trauma exercises cruel
One of my favorite old sports-page words was "crafty." It meant, of course, some player, usually what we also always called a "veteran," who got by on his wits. Well, I can't remember the last time I heard anybody in sports described as "crafty.
For journalists, Kentucky Derby chaos begins in earnest when the race ends. We watch the race from some less-than-ideal location (we are given sensational viewing spots on the balcony at the front of the press box, but it is nearly impossible to report quickly after the race from that perch, because of the crush of humanity between the sixth-floor balcony and racetrack-level winner's circle). Then we scramble to find quick and genuine reaction, before time dulls emotions.
A 911 call shows the desperate fight to save a man attacked by a grizzly bear in California.
PETA is offering $1 million to the first person who can bring in vitro meat to the market. But scientists say, don't hold your breath
An animal rights group is offering $1 million to any scientist who can create lab-grown meat that is commercially viable and indistinguishable in taste from the real thing.
Just as Mr. Blackwell spared Britney Spears from his annual and infamous worst-dressed list, PETA has pulled the troubled pop star from their style poll.
What's not on Eva Mendes's Christmas list this year? A fancy fur coat.
Vegetarian and animal lover Christina Applegate is encouraging holiday shoppers not to buy fur for the holidays in a revealing PETA e-card.
Dita Von Teese, who stars in PETA's new Animal Birth Control campaign, is a long-time wearer of fur. And the animal-rights organization says it's okay with that.
The Hardee's and Carl's Jr. fast-food chains will begin purchasing eggs and pork from suppliers who do not keep animals in cages or crates, spokesmen for Hardee's and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Wednesday.
Alicia Silverstone is too hot for TV - in Houston, that is.
Alicia Silverstone would rather go naked than eat meat.
Last week's column about PETA asking the NFL to include cruelty to animals among the violations in its Code of Personal Conduct drew passionate response, much of it from hunters such as Dave Winkworth of Pittsburgh, PA, who wrote:
No matter how you feel about Michael Vick or the folks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), only a drooling, spiral-eyed sadist would insist that drowning, hanging or electrocuting innocent dogs should be an unpunishable offense, let alone allowing them to rip each other to shreds for fun and profit. Guilty dogs should be included in that statement, too.
The legal concept of the Public Nuisance has for long been recognized throughout all the civilized countries of the world. Basically, and unadorned by the tortured language of the legal profession, a public nuisance is one who uses property to annoy or damage an individual or the general public. Occasionally the annoyance or damage is sufficiently grievous for the public nuisance to suffer some sort of penalty.
Television star Pamela Anderson is leading a campaign to have the bust of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Harland Sanders removed from the Kentucky state capitol.
Violent animal rights extremists and eco-terrorists now pose one of the most serious terrorism threats to the nation, top federal law enforcement officials say.
A leading animal rights group has accused a northern Virginia laboratory of animal cruelty -- including charges of punching and choking lab monkeys -- and has produced a videotape to prove it.
Does foie gras amount to cruel and unusual punishment? California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, PETA, acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter, and the states of New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Oreg...
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), citing recent Securities and Exchange Commission rulings, said Wednesday that the boards of General Electric and two other companies must allow shareholders to vote on resolutions seeking to replace "painful and deadly" animal testing with more humane alternatives.
Fur is back -- and in a big way.
McDonald's, the world's number one fast-food restaurant and second-largest buyer of chicken, is studying whether to switch its chicken suppliers over to the least-cruel slaughter method, the animal rights group PETA said Tuesday.
The past year has presented myriad threats for fast-food companies. Mad cow disease emerged for the first time in the U.S., and the diet industry's war on carbohydrates moved into high gear. Meanwh...
This is PETA's Super Bowl ad pitch to CBS: Two scantily clad women try to seduce a pizza man but discover that he can't deliver "the goods". CBS rejected the ad. PETA says the network isn't playing fair.
Your October selection of Gillette Co. as the Stock of the Month failed to mention that a boycott of all Gillette products has been announced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) a...
''Hotel Drops Veal from Restaurant Menus'' was the headline atop a UPI dispatch the other day. The story went on to recount that the Clarion Hotel in Cincinnati had taken a principled stand against...