India has joined Costa Rica, Hungary and Chile as the fourth country to ban captive dolphin and orca shows.
They've enacted the ban because they claim the animals' high level of intelligence grants them status as "non-human persons."
That's ahmayzing! That means they get rights!
India’s Ministry of the Environment and Forests said in a statement:
Prince William and his father Prince Charles are true gentlemen.
But just because they drink tea does NOT mean they are afraid to fight battles they believe to be worth fighting for!
And one war that Prince Charles is especially itching to fight is the war on animal poachers! But not because he loves violence, but rather Prince Charles believes it is the only way!
Here's what Prince Charles said:
Viola Davis is really good at playing strong women in film.
We're starting to realize it's possible she's so good at acting those parts because she IS a strong woman in real life!
On behalf of PETA, the award winning actress wrote to the Senator Susan Sosnowski of Rhode Island, and urged her to end the maltreatment of elephants that travel with some circuses.
Here's some of what she said:
Ricky Gervais is a kind-hearted, caring man who also just happens to be crazy HIGHlarious!
Ricky has worked with the WSPA, Cruelty Free International and PETA.
So he's a huuuuge animal rights supporter and activist. But how can he best help out his animal buddies??
Paul McCartney is a huge animal lover and big supporter of animal rights.
So of course he was so happy when the European Union (EU) enacted a law that banned all animal testing.
Cruelty Free International (Buav) is an organization that really spearheaded the ban in Europe, and now they've joined forces with Sir Paul to bring that ban to the rest of the world.
Morrissey is a big fighter for animal rights.
So of course he slapped his name on a petition that was demanding an independent probe into a vivisection lab at Imperial College London.
If you're unfamiliar with the term, vivisection is a surgery performed on a living creature for experimental purposes.
That means these animals are ALIVE when scientists begin cutting into them!
The governor of Michigan is obviously not a Wolverine fan as he's totally OK'd a bill that will allow the hunting of the gray wolf.
Not too long ago - the species was nearly driven to extinction, but since then has experienced something of a resurgence.
Feelings about wolves divide the public. Some feel they're a nuisance that prey on farm animals, while others respect their unfiltered wildness.
Here's what Governor Rick Snyder said: