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Since early 2013, 110 chimpanzees have been retired to Chimp Haven sanctuary in Keithville, La., from the New Iberia Research Center in Lafayette, La. That's the largest group of government-owned chimps ever sent to sanctuary. Sabrina, seen here, arrived at Chimp Haven in 2013. Brandon Wade/AP Images for The Humane Society hide caption

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Drawn in by fresh eggs, or the possibility of feathered friends, people continue to flock toward backyard chickens. One researcher wonders if local laws are doing enough to keep people and birds safe. Emma Baker/Getty Images hide caption

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Naruto, a macaque, took this self-portrait in 2011 with a camera owned by photographer David Slater. The photo has been the subject of a years-long copyright battle. David Slater via Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Anita Krajnc speaks onstage during a 2016 Humane Society event in Hollywood, Calif. Angela Weiss/Getty Images for The Humane Society Of The United States hide caption

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Spanish rejoneador Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza brandishes a banderilla as he fights a bull during the El Pilar Feria at La Misericordia bullring last week. Alberto Simon /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People listen to speeches during a protest against bullfighting in Madrid on Saturday. The placard reads in Spanish: "Torture is neither art nor culture." Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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A screenshot from the video of the incident posted by Toronto Pig Save, which shows Anita Krajnc giving water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. Toronto Pig Save/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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During the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade, SeaWorld's float was accompanied by police in Pasadena, Calif. PETA supporters were arrested for protesting the float that day, and PETA claims that a SeaWorld employee posing as a PETA volunteer tipped police off to the protest. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP hide caption

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PETA Says Undercover SeaWorld Employee Posed As Animal Rights Activist

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Elephant acts at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be phased out by 2018, the circus' parent company said today. The elephants will retire to a conservation center in Polk City, Fla. Tamika Moore/AL.com/Landov hide caption

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