Are animals 'persons'? New York court hears the case of Happy the elephant

An elephant at the Bronx Zoo has become a cause célèbre for animal rights activists.

Credit: Kevin Tadema/Unsplash
  • A 47-year-old Asian elephant's final years are at issue in legal proceedings.
  • The larger question is whether or not animals are entitled to habeas corpus rights.
  • Several judges have gone on record stating that courts need to face the issue of legal rights for animals such as Happy.
Keep reading Show less

Top vets reject homeopathic treatment for animals as primary care

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons issued a statement to remind its members of their fundamental obligation to science-based medicine and animal welfare. 

A vet and veterinary nurse prepare a dog for surgery. (Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Keep reading Show less

Richard Branson doubles down on this 1931 prediction

It turns out Winston Churchill wrote an essay of predictions titled 'Fifty Years Hence'—and while he was off on the timing, some are finally coming true.

Zero-Cruelty, Lab-Grown Leather Is Almost Here!

A US-based company is genetically creating proteins similar to bovine collagen to make leather from living cells without the need of animals.


 

Quantcast