MONKEY BUSINESS: Vietnam macaque island bringing tourists and critique

2019-09-06 13:59

Menacing macaques snatch bags of crisps, water bottles, cookies and crackers from uneasy tourists on Vietnam's Monkey Island, a popular attraction decried as cruel by activists calling for an end to animal tourism in Southeast Asia.

Lawsuit settled over rights to monkey's selfie

2017-09-12 15:34

Attorneys have announced a settlement in a lawsuit over who owns the copyright to selfie photographs taken by a monkey before a federal appeals court could answer the novel legal question.

'Human hen' artist condemned

2017-04-20 22:05

A French artist who hatched nine eggs after sitting on them for three weeks has been condemned by an animals rights group for depriving the chicks of a mother.

Liam Hemsworth is PETA's sexiest vegan!

2016-07-07 22:00

Liam Hemsworth has been named the sexiest vegan male celebrity by PETA.

SeaWorld admits employees spied

2016-02-26 11:47

The marine amusement park SeaWorld has admitted that its employees have posed as animals rights activists in order to spy on opponents, and vowed to end the practice.

Cell-based tests promise respite for lab animals

2016-01-26 21:56

Scientists in the United States are developing a faster, more efficient way of gauging the toxicity of chemicals, which may reduce the need for animal testing.

PETA, at 35, still using sex, shock and shame

2015-10-14 20:32

One of the longest-running and sexiest stunts you will see in online ads around the world, is a group of naked women who choose to wear nothing, rather than wear fur...

PETA hails woman who comforted dying bull

2015-08-19 20:20

The word's largest animal rights group, PETA, has hailed the "bravery" of a Spanish woman who jumped into a bullring to comfort a bull just before it was slaughtered.

Cecil the lion hunt organiser gets bail

2015-07-29 19:32

A professional Zimbabwean hunter has been granted bail after he organised an expedition in which an American dentist shot Cecil the lion.

SeaWorld suspends employee 'spy'

2015-07-16 23:11

SeaWorld has suspended a San Diego-based employee while the theme park's lawyers investigate accusations that he infiltrated an animal rights group in a bid to undermine its work.


PETA slams HBO for elephant use in Westworld

2018-05-09 12:22

PETA is furious over the use of a wild elephant in the science fiction drama series, Westworld.

Rights activists call for 'bloodless' Pamplona bull festival

2017-07-05 21:29

In Pamplona, around 100 semi-nude animal rights activists have called for an end to bullfights by wearing plastic horns and spreading blood-coloured powder a day ahead the city's famed annual festival.

Casey Affleck's latest role is the voice of a bear

2017-03-08 16:00

Fresh off his Oscar for Manchester by the Sea, actor Casey Affleck will be lending his voice to a protest intended to call attention to mistreatment of bears.

PETA angry over horse porn in TV show

2016-05-04 12:28

WARNING: NSFW The HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley has landed in hot water with PETA over a sex scene with horses.

PETA: Turn 'Silence of the Lambs' house into animal museum

2016-01-28 11:44

An animal rights group wants to buy the western Pennsylvania house used in the 1991 film "The Silence of the Lambs" to use as an empathy museum.

India's top court halts bull run

2016-01-12 20:28

India's top court has stayed a government decision to allow a popular bull running festival to go ahead after animal rights activists challenged the move.

Monkey who took grinning 'selfie' should own copyright

2015-09-23 08:16

A rare crested macaque monkey who snapped a well-known, grinning 'selfie' should be declared the photo's owner and receive damages for copyright infringement after it was used in a wildlife book, animal rights activists argue.

Peta releases brutal, graphic animal abuse video

2015-08-14 08:17

Animal rights activists have released a video of farm workers in Argentina slashing lambs with knives, prompting outdoor clothing maker Patagonia to apologise and launch an investigation into the practices of one of its suppliers.

Brigitte Bardot slams cat killing plan

2015-07-22 19:02

French actress Brigitte Bardot has condemned an Australian plan to cull two million feral cats to stop them harming native animals.

5 arrested over India monkey kidnap

2015-07-01 13:11

Indian authorities say they had arrested five men over the kidnapping of a monkey after video footage emerged of a distressed primate being bundled into the boot of a car.

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