VICE travels to the Spanish islands, where the practice is still legal, to meet with men who want to keep the tradition alive, as well as the activists who see it as "cruel amusement."
From the comfort of Sydney, I'd read how rhino horn was now worth more than gold or cocaine. That one fact transported me to African lion country, staking out poachers with an ancient rifle.
In a judgement released Thursday, the court ruled that only penetrative sex with animals is a crime, not oral sex.
Hedgehog experts weigh in on the pros and cons of human-hedgehog relations.
"I would be the first to cut my dog's vocal cords, but the government had to go and invent 'animal rights.'"
Animal rights activists applauded the Ringling Bros' decision to send their elephants into retirement, but a new report from PETA paints a very dark picture of their sanctuary.
Virtual reality makes it possible to see factory farms and slaughterhouses up close, without having to travel.
Uri Ariel of Israel's far-right Jewish Home party has suggested that Israel should "transfer stray dogs and cats...to a foreign nation that will agree to accept them."
Anita Krajnc says that she was trying to alleviate suffering when she stuck a water bottle into a truck full of pigs bound for a processing plant.
You really can't, and it's "because apparently there are bad people," one shelter vaguely told us.
The former Daily Show host is starting a new career as an activist farmowner.
A town in Spain recently gave pets their own Bill of Rights. We asked an animal ethicist if other cities should follow suit.
The controversial dissection enraged animal rights groups.
About 300 grizzlies are hunted and killed every year in British Columbia, but activists say the culling is unnecessary and unethical.
It might sound like something out of Portlandia, but advocates say these enclosures can prevent cats from killing birds en masse.
"When I kill an animal, I feel a lot of remorse. I'll always walk up to the animal, give it a pat, and say thank you."
He told us not to call Babe a kids' movie.
A New York judge's ruling today is a big setback for the chimps-are-people movement.
The other options for reducing skyrocketing seal numbers include a cull and just leaving them alone.
There's obviously some potential for abuse, but the idea is to provide the same protection to pets that the Volunteer State gave children stuck in hot cars last year.
At a recent protest against the Pamplona bull run, a British woman used her boobs to draw attention to animal rights. But when the cause is totally unrelated to gender equality, is getting your nipples out actually counter-productive?
I'm no big animal-rights campaigner, but I do trust facts delivered by experts, and the facts tell me that zoos are just a really terrible idea.
In case that's something you and your pets are into.
Twenty years ago, animal rights activism was the cause of the day. What happened?