Nation & World

Nation & World

Critics call Bronx Zoo cruel for its loneliest elephant

Happy the elephant’s predicament has caught the attention of wildlife rescue organizations and animal advocacy groups, including In Defense of Animals, which has named the Bronx Zoo one of the “10 worst zoos for elephants” for three years in a row, largely based on Happy’s isolation. There is a petition calling to order a study on her health and well-being, and another asking the zoo to release Happy from “solitary confinement.”


Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism

At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. “This world is full of sin. It needs to be bathed in blood,” the instructor replies, nurturing seeds of doubt that will eventually lead the young man to turn away from violence.

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