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Anime app Crunchyroll is now available for Wii U

Crunchyroll is pretty cool, right? I'll admit: I don't really know from experience. The only anime stuff I have watched lately have been Miyazaki films and the Professor Layton anime. But following people like our former Editor-in-Chief...Show More Summary

U.S. Lawyers Left Guessing At Argentine Animal Rights Ruling

Court says that the animal was wrongfully deprived of its freedom. In an apparent victory for animal rights activists, an Argentine court has declared that Sandra, a 28-year-old orangutan living in the Buenos Aires zoo, is a non-person but that "it is necessary to recognize that the animal is subject to rights, and should be protected." Read Full Story

Orangutan Granted Limited Human Rights

A court has recognized an orangutan named Sandra as a “non-human person” who can now leave an Argentine zoo and enter a sanctuary. Animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition – a document more typically used to challenge the legality of a person’s detention or imprisonment – in November on behalf of Sandra, a [...]

Far Cry Could Be A Great Horror Game

Far Cry 4 can be a very silly game. It's hard to keep a straight face when playing anything with exploding animals launching every which way. But that's not all Far Cry is. Placed in the right hands, the shooter can be downright terrifying. Read more...

We Go Behind the Scenes at a "Hot Guys and Baby Animals" Photo Shoot

Any job gets old eventually, right? I mean, how many times can I cuddle a puppy in one hand while straightening the belt on a hot, topless man with the other before it just gets boring? Turns out, the answer is a lot. I've been directing...Show More Summary

Citizen Canine

Zack Beauchamp interviews philosopher Will Kymlicka: ZB: So what’s wrong with just saying we’ll take a number of steps to protect animal rights without going so far as to declare them citizens? WK: As I’ve said, the core of our theory is the idea of membership. It’s a rich concept if you think about it […]

Argentina court grants orangutan basic rights

Ape's lawyer says ruling that animal entitled to some rights enjoyed by humans could pave the way for greater freedom.

Argentine Court Rules that an Orangutan Has (Some) Human Rights

An orangutan named Sandra has become the first non-human animal recognized as a person in a court of law. An Argentine appeals court declared on Friday that the 28-year-old great ape, who is owned by the Buenos Aires Zoo, is a "non-human person" who has been wrongfully deprived of her freedom. Show More Summary

Right wing candidate: I know gays like animal sex because a ‘homosexual donkey’ tried to rape my horse

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

John Rees-Evans, a candidate with Britain’s right wing UK Independence Party, recently said that he knew that LGBT people like to have sex with animals because a “homosexual donkey” tried to rape his horse. During a protest against the UK Independence Party, a demonstrator asked...

Sandra Orangutan Declared a Person With a Right to Freedom

An Argentine court has ruled that the Buenos Aires zoo has to release Sandra, an orangutan, to a sanctuary, because that she has suffered "unjustified confinement of an animal with proven cognitive ability" and "should be recognized as a person with a right to freedom." Let's hope this decision paves the way for future success for many other animals in other countries. read more

Orangutan granted rights of personhood in Argentina

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

In recent months, animal rights advocacy groups have worked to free primates from captivity by representing them in court, fighting for the animals' rights to be recognized as non-human "people."In the United States, chimpanzees are losing trials left and right. But an Argentinian orangutan has just won her habeas corpus case.Read full article >>

Zoo-Born Orangutan Declared "Nonhuman Person," Released to Sanctuary

In a benchmark animal rights case this week, an orangutan who has spent the entirety of her life in zoos has now been declared a "nonhuman person" by a court and will be transferred to an animal sanctuary, Reuters reports. Read more...

Orangutans are “Persons” in Argentina

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

A court case involving Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan in Argentina may have ramifications for other apes, or even other non-primates. An animal rights group filed a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of Sandra, alleging that her rights were being violated by her confinement at the Buenos Aires Zoo. Show More Summary

In Argentina, a Court Grants Sandra the Orangutan Basic Rights

The ape has spent the last 20 years in a zooAn orangutan named Sandra has been granted certain legal rights by a court in Argentina.Lawyers for Argentina’s Association of Professional Lawyers for Animal Rights (Afada) argued that Sandra...Show More Summary

The surprising reason why the animal rights movement is failing

The way we treat nonhuman animals has never been worse, say activists Lori Marino and Michael Mountain

Elizabeth Crowley: For animal rights, and carriage horses

The proposed horse-carriage ban is about a lot of things — special interests, multi-million dollar real estate...

New Mexico dairy shuts down after undercover activist videotape

Strapped with a surveillance camera, the animal rights activist went undercover this fall to document activities at a New Mexico dairy that supplied cheese products to several major U.S. pizza chains.

10 Animals That Trade Sex For Favors

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Humans didn't invent the idea of combining sex and commerce. Plenty of animals are willing to mate, only if the price is right. Here are 10 animals who will offer sex for reasons other than just preserving the species. Read more...

1980's 'The King and the Mockingbird' finally alights in U.S.

"The King and the Mockingbird" was released to acclaim in 1980 in France and has been cited as an influence on such renowned animators as Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki, but rights issues had prevented the film from opening in the U.S. — until now.

Weekly Anime Review

Argevollen, despite being kind of slow, seems to walk toward an interesting ending right now. So does Shingeki no Bahamut and Psycho-Pass, although these two were not slow. Fate/Stay Night continues with exposition this week, but not much action. Show More Summary

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