New York's ban on the long-bodied animals was recently upheld, and the city's ferret owners are furious and determined to continue to fight for their rights.
The news comes just days after the country pissed off animal rights activists by crushing hundreds of cats to death with a dump truck.
"The physiologist does not hear the animals' cries of pain. He is blind to the blood that flows. He sees nothing but his idea, and the secrets he is resolved to discover."
The Lost Dogs Home, Melbourne's largest pound, has been criticised for high kill rates and alleged cash-grabbing practices for the better part of a decade.
"When you come home, it's like you've been to the moon because there's no point in telling anybody. They don't understand."
Environmental protection officials hired a dump truck to crush the cats, still in their cages, under its wheels before burying them near the Kieu Ky waste-treatment area.
Protesters picketed the Greyhound of the Year Awards, saying that the declining industry is breeding too many dogs—and those that deemed "surplus" end up being mistreated.
At the Liyuan Dog Market, the largest canine bazaar in China, animals are often mistreated and sometimes die just a week after purchase, but dog lovers have few other options when they want to buy a pet.
Criticizing foie gras is easy, since it's fancy-people food that also tastes like cat food.
For two years, small-town business owner Clay Logan has been fighting animal rights activists to preserve a traditional beloved by locals and out-of-towners alike.
A court in Argentina has ruled that non-human persons can't be kept in cages. Will America follow suit?
VICE spoke with the award-winning director and her collaborator, Scott Z. Burns, about their new film on the illegal ivory trade industry, which purportedly finances terrorist organizations.
Last week a Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court declared that chimpanzees are not people, legally speaking. This does not bode well for the wider and active great ape rights movement.
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Rodeo opponents argue that the practice is cruel, and unlike its American equivalent, holds no place in New Zealand culture.
Yulin, China, has maintained the unique tradition of holding a canine banquet every summer. VICE Reports headed to this year's event to get to the bottom of the most controversial festival in China.
Jill Ryther has an impressive activist résumé, but her main focus right now is to get the LAPD to admit that it shoots dogs too often and needs to train its officers on how to better handle pets.
Attorney Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project is making the case that an animal sharing 94 percent of our DNA should enjoy the same legal protections that we do.
In part two of Dog Days of Yulin, VICE attends a family feast to eat some home-cooked pup. As one Yulin local explains, "Some dogs are people's friends, and others are for food. In India, cows are sacred. If you eat cow in England, all of India i…
Southern China has always had a tradition of dining on dogs—people from other parts of the country even joke that Southerners will eat anything with legs but the dinner table. Since the 1990s the town of Yulin has maintained the unique tradition of holdin…
For one week during the winter of 2005, I worked for a puppy mill in Iowa. My friend and I had been hired to drive a van across the country, delivering very young dogs to pet stores. It was a nightmare.
On Wednesday, the reality starlet walked at Victor D'souza's spring 2015 runway and pre-show, where models donned his looks in horse carriages in Central Park to the ire of the animal rights groups NYCLASS and members of PETA.
Paul Wildman and Julie Andersen have been filming themselves swimming with sharks to make people less afraid of them. Sure, they're not teddy bears, but they probably won't eat you unless you really aggravate them.
Photographer Catherine Chalmers's new series Food Chain showcases the circle of life—frogs eating baby mice, praying mantises eating caterpillars, snakes eating whatever the hell they want.
She says that posing with big cats is dangerous and could end with them attacking you, and that these animals are often horrifically mistreated. Also, "I don't know that men posing with wild tigers or lions is that alluring. It could actually make them lo…