Animal rights

Animal lovers leave flowers at the grave of Jeannette Ryder, an American who fought for animal rights in Cuba at the start of the 20th century, where a statue of her dog Rinti decorates her tomb at Colon cemetery during a march for an end to animal cruelty, the first march of its kind, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, April 7, 2019. Legend has it Ryder's dog died while sitting on her owner's grave. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 2:05 pm
HAVANA (AP) — More than 400 animal-lovers peacefully marched more than a mile through Havana on Sunday, shouting slogans and waving signs calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march wrote a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist...
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In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, Grettel Montes de Oca Valdes, a professional dancer and founder of the group Cubans in Defense of Animals poses with four kittens that she has received in her house in Havana, Cuba. A group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana’s main thoroughfares Sunday waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 11:54 am
HAVANA (AP) — More than 400 animal-lovers peacefully marched more than a mile through Havana on Sunday, shouting slogans and waving signs calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march wrote a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist...
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In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, Grettel Montes de Oca Valdes, a professional dancer and founder of the group Cubans in Defense of Animals poses with four kittens that she has received in her house in Havana, Cuba. A group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana’s main thoroughfares Sunday waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 10:29 am
HAVANA (AP) — More than 400 animal-lovers, many accompanied by their dogs, peacefully marched a mile through Havana on Sunday, waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march wrote a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The...
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In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, Grettel Montes de Oca Valdes, a professional dancer and founder of the group Cubans in Defense of Animals poses with four kittens that she has received in her house in Havana, Cuba. A group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana’s main thoroughfares Sunday waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 6:13 am
HAVANA (AP) — On Sunday morning a group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana's main thoroughfares waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist...
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In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, Grettel Montes de Oca Valdes, a professional dancer and founder of the group Cubans in Defense of Animals poses with four kittens that she has received in her house in Havana, Cuba. A group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana’s main thoroughfares Sunday waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 12:49 am
HAVANA (AP) — On Sunday morning a group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana's main thoroughfares waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist...
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FILE - In this May 17, 1999 file photo, two Makah Indian whalers stand atop the carcass of a dead gray whale moments after helping tow it close to shore in the harbor at Neah Bay, Wash. Earlier in the day, Makah Indians hunted and killed the whale in their first successful hunt since voluntarily quitting whaling over 70 years earlier. Federal officials are now supporting the Native American tribe's decades-long request to resume whale hunts off the coast of Washington state.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday, April 4, 2019, announced its proposal to allow the Makah Tribe to hunt and harvest one to three gray whales annually over a 10-year period. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 04, 2019 - 4:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington state to resume what would be the only authorized whale hunts in the mainland U.S., a long-held custom that animal rights activists oppose as outdated and cruel. The National Oceanic and...
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A few horses and riders are seen on the track while members of the California Horse Racing Board weigh new safety and medication rules in the wake of 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park, during a meeting at the track in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 28, 2019. The board is considering whether to ban the use of medication and whips on racing days. If approved, Santa Anita would become the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
March 28, 2019 - 7:27 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board voted Thursday to severely limit the use of whips on horses in racing statewide and approved medication changes on a smaller scale following the deaths of 22 horses at Santa Anita Park. The board votes came during a passionate meeting in...
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A few horses and riders are seen on the track while members of the California Horse Racing Board weigh new safety and medication rules in the wake of 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park, during a meeting at the track in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 28, 2019. The board is considering whether to ban the use of medication and whips on racing days. If approved, Santa Anita would become the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
March 28, 2019 - 6:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board voted Thursday to severely limit the use of whips on horses in racing statewide and approved medication changes on a smaller scale following the deaths of 22 horses at Santa Anita Park. The board votes came during a passionate meeting in which a...
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This photo taken on March 7, 2019 and provided by the Observatoire Pelagis shows dead dolphins on a shore of La Tranche sur Mer, on the Atlantic coast, western France. France has been shaken into action after a record number of dead dolphins have washed up on the country’s Atlantic coast this year, many clearly victims of industrial fishing. More than a 1,000 corpses, according to French marine researchers _ death toll that has alarmed animal welfare groups and prompted France’s ecology minister to launch a national plan to protect them. (Cecile Dars, Observatoire Pelagis/CNRS/Universite de la Rochelle via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 3:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — The dolphins' bodies were horribly mutilated, the fins cut off. But what shocked French marine researchers wasn't just the brutality of the deaths of these highly intelligent mammals, but the numbers involved — a record 1,100 have landed on France's Atlantic coast beaches since January...
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This Wednesday, March 20, 2019, photo shows Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit posing with two of his dogs in Anchorage, Alaska. The Frenchman Petit was in the lead of this year's race but his dog team quit running after he yelled at Joey, right, to stop picking on Danny, left. Petit says that isn't the reason the dogs quit running; instead, they quit about the same point the team got lost in a blizzard in the 2018 race. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 22, 2019 - 1:10 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to a bad memory that spooked them. The team stopped last week after Frenchman Nicolas Petit yelled at...
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