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Exposing Animal Abuse Now Unlawful

Animal rights activists are fighting new laws which make it a crime to document and report on animal cruelty. It all started a couple years back in Idaho. An undercover video taped in 2012 showed Idaho dairy workers beating cows, prompting criminal convictions. State lawmakers responded — by banning undercover videos. Activists citing the right […]

That’s what you get for doing the right thing. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Todd Sutton was working on part of a $610 million renovation project at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in February when he came to work one morning and discovered the animal in the trap. Webcor, the company overseeing the […]

That is some tough competition. The husband and wife were visiting her family’s house when he verbally flirted with his wife to show his “deep” love for her. However, when the wife reportedly failed to respond with the same emotion and noted how dear he was to her despite loving her father’s camel more, the […]

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) – Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, “a massive 12-foot African elephant,” to America in 1882 to star in the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Whenever the circus came to town, parades of pachyderms heralded its arrival, […]

The couple were driving in their SUV through a mall in Costa Mesa when their Pit Bull turned on them. The husband was driving and his wife and the family Pit Bull were passengers, until the dog launched a vicious attack and inflicted serious injuries to both its owners.  Witnesses said there were repeated bites to the couples’ […]

Wouldn’t a simple, “please don’t do that again” be enough, if the town really wants to be that dispassionate? FreakOutNation has the story. David Parton, 76, was arrested in the town of Gainesville for breaking an ordinance against feeding strays and refusing to pay $900 in fines, according to MyFoxNY. “My responsibility was simply to do […]

But you knew that already. Research conducted at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna shows that dogs can read human expressions and figure out how you’re feeling. It’s the first to conclude that animals other than humans can pick up on detailed emotional facial cues. The team trained the dogs to recognize people making happy […]

No two are alike, personality-wise, say scientists. Researchers studying the behaviour of the insects have discovered that far from simply being a homogenous mass they have individual character traits. The discovery is unlikely to change perceptions of them from skittering vermin to desirable beasts but it could go some way to explaining their evolutionary success. […]

Brutus is grieving over the loss of his brother, Hank. Both are Rottweilers. In the video, Brutus is shown resting his head on his deceased brother, looking at the camera with heartbroken eyes. Bennett, who adopted the pair from an animal rescue center in 2013, can be heard behind the camera, crying while attempting to […]

Animal lovers exploded on social media when word of the ad came out. According to reports, the popular website-building service has ultimately decided not to air the Super Bowl ad they had originally planned to air during the big game after it sparked uproar online. The ad was released early by the company, and almost […]

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