Pigs are being strung-up and shot to train army medics in Denmark

Just a week after a "surplus" giraffe was killed at a Danish zoo, Denmark is once again embroiled in an animal cruelty controversy. According to PETA's British and German affiliates, the Danish military is using live pigs for target practice and medical training. [Warning, the following images are disturbing.] » 2/18/14 7:20am 2/18/14 7:20am

​What will happen after animals are legally recognized as persons?

The first real attempt to see chimps legally recognized as persons may have failed, but it's an historic case that undoubtedly represents the first of many to come. It'll only be a matter of time before chimps and other animals are no longer seen as mere property, but rather as subjects worthy of legal protections.… » 12/16/13 1:16pm 12/16/13 1:16pm

This upsetting timelapse shows how we're making life hell for manatees

During the winter, Florida's manatees come to Crystal River Springs to keep warm, but that exposes them to curious tourists who just won't leave them alone. Watch this video to see just how bad they have it. » 10/03/13 6:20am 10/03/13 6:20am

Government Scientists in the U.S. Are Set to End Most Research Done On …

It has been a long time coming, but it looks like the vast majority of medical research performed on chimps in the United States is about to come to an end. A report from an internal working group was approved yesterday by the National Institutes of Health — and pending a final review by NIH director Francis Collins,… » 1/23/13 3:00pm 1/23/13 3:00pm