Japan hopes to resume whale hunt this year, despite opposition by expert panel
By Elaine Lies and Sarah Young
(Reuters) – Japan on Monday said it hoped to resume its Antarctic whale hunt around the end of this year, after providing further information to win over an international panel that says its whaling plan does not prove the need for killing the animals …
Reuters – Apr 13, 2015 6:40 pm IST
Elephants are people too (or soon could be)
by Sadhbh Walshe
Activists hope to win legal battle for personhood for intelligent animals, giving them the same protections as humans.
Life in the circus might often seem like a glamorous one for human performers. But for circus elephants — who campaigners say undergo brutal training and spend much of their life in chains — it can be anything but.
Nor, obviously, can elephants choose to leave their show business profession. Yet this may be about to change, as one mystery elephant prepares to make legal history by challenging its captivity in an American courtroom …
Al Jazeera America – April 13, 2015 5:00 AM ET