The Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with your local pet shelter, but ads imply that they are. So where does your donation go? To lawyers! To Lobbyists!
If Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy has a backup plan to save one-fifth of the world's daily oil trade: send in the dolphins.
The state of Iowa has passed a bill that now makes it a criminal offense to document or expose animal abuse in factory farms or commercial operations.
The chickens you buy at the grocery store are given feed with arsenic added to make them gain weight faster.
Swine or pig flu has suddenly hit the headlines and become the latest thing for us to worry about, after the Global Economic Crisis, and terrorism, and SARS, and AIDS and so on.
While we don our face masks and wash our hands and debate whether it's safe to eat meat from pigs, some people are asking whether the mistreatment of animals is the cause of the outbreak.
Do we keep pigs in such bad conditions, whether in factory farms or in backyard piggeries, that the outbreak of such diseases is inevitable?
By Maryann Mott
for National Geographic News
October 19, 2005
Live and dead dogs and cats are being used as shark bait by amateur fishers on the French-controlled island of Réunion, according to animal-welfare organizations and local authorities.
The small volcanic island off Africa's east coast is bursting with stray dogsupward of 150,000, says Reha Hutin, president of the Paris-based Fondation 30 Millions d'Amis (the Thirty Million Friends Foundation).
December 8, 2008
The woman arrested for allegedly leaving her collie frozen to the sidewalk overnight has been identified by Sheboygan police as Alice M. Bigler.
Bigler, 59, of 1520 John Court, is accused of leaving Jiffy her 11- or 12-year-old border collie mix outside as temperatures plunged to the single digits Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Officials have said the morbidly obese dog survived due to layers of fat.
By MARK DAVIS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 12/02/07
Gasper. Ralph. Norton. And now, Marina.
Marina the beluga whale died Saturday morning, held close by people who had tried to help her in those final hours. She'd stopped eating about two weeks ago and became so disoriented that she hurt her snout while swimming. She had ulcers. Her helpers wept as Marina's heart sounded its final beats.
Thursday, November 15, 2007 by: David Gutierrez