Lolita is a killer whale who was captured some 52 long years ago, and forced to exist in a small enclosure to entertain humans. Animal welfare activists have been working for decades to get her set free. Now, it appears, that day may be finally coming.
Overcrowded, inhumane conditions at animal shelters that are so bad shelter dogs go for weeks without walks and some have been unable to leave their cramped cages for weeks–and even months.
New York’s highest court is set to determine whether Happy, a 47-year-old Asian elephant living at the Bronx Zoo, is being unlawfully imprisoned.