Latest Animal rights News

Police checking whether Indiana dairy farm abuse was coerced

Jun. 19, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — A prosecutor says investigators are looking into whether an animal rights group worker coerced employees at a large northwestern Indiana dairy farm into the abuse of young calves that was captured on undercover video. Newton County Prosecutor Jeff Drinski says a witness has...

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

Jun. 13, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

WESTFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health. But these rhesus macaques have paid their dues and are now living in retirement — in larger enclosures that let them venture outside,...

New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm

Jun. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — An animal rights group that infiltrated a popular Indiana dairy farm and captured disturbing undercover video that has led to animal cruelty charges against three former farm workers released new footage Wednesday showing workers punching and striking adult cows with poles while...

The Latest: 1 arrested on abuse charges at Indiana farm

Jun. 12, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on alleged animal abuse at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular agritourism destination (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Authorities have arrested one of three people charged with animal cruelty following the release of video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves...

The Latest: 3 charged of animal cruelty at Indiana farm

Jun. 10, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on an animal rights group's video of showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Three people have been charged with animal cruelty following the release of video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves...

Oregon wildlife commissioners adopt wolf management plan

Jun. 7, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife commissioners have approved the state's long-overdue Wolf Management Plan after years of revisions, contentious meetings, an outside mediator and half the stakeholders abandoning talks. The 155-page plan to govern how wolves are handled in areas of the state where they...

Animal rights activist facing felonies in Jeff Bezos protest

Jun. 7, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California animal rights activist can be freed from jail without bail pending her next court date on felony charges for approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage, a judge said Friday. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Harmony Letizia ordered Priya Sawhney, 30, to...

The Latest: Woman facing felony charges in Bezos protest

Jun. 7, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a protester who approached Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on stage at a conference in Las Vegas (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A judge in Las Vegas says a California animal rights activist can be freed from jail without bail pending her next court date on...

Animal rights group releases longer video showing farm abuse

Jun. 7, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — An animal rights group has released a longer video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at a northwestern Indiana dairy farm that's an agritourism destination. Animal Recovery Mission said Friday it released the 90-minute video shot at Fair Oaks Farms to counter claims...

Lawmaker: Recording at famed Indiana farm politically driven

Jun. 6, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Video exposing alleged animal abuse at a famous northwestern Indiana dairy farm is politically motivated, said an Indiana lawmaker who drafted legislation in 2013 that would have barred undercover video filming at the state's agricultural operations. An animal rights group released...