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Animals

French farmers take sheep flocks to Eiffel Tower to protest 'govt-protected' wolves
French farmers herded their sheep to the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to protest against the growing number of attacks on their flocks by wolves, which they argue are protected by the government.

27.11.2014 20:20

'For science’s sake’: Japan insists on whaling despite world condemnation
Japan has long defended its right to whaling, saying it’s purely "for the sake of science," not for business. However, after cutting whaling quotas by two-thirds, Japan announced plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic in late 2015.

27.11.2014 13:30

Mickey Rourke’s Russian adventure: Boxing, meeting Putin, looking to adopt dog
Hollywood star Mickey Rourke – a sex symbol of the 1980s – is enjoying his time in Russia this week. The actor, who is not a newcomer to the Russian capital, is getting ready for a boxing match in Moscow on Friday.

26.11.2014 19:51

Eating cat for Christmas: Activists call on Swiss parliament to outlaw pet consumption
Animal rights activists have drawn up a petition to ban the ‘barbaric’ practice of eating pets in Switzerland, where cat meat often appears on traditional Christmas menus in rural areas.

26.11.2014 14:02

1,000 dead turtles: Vietnam prevents record haul of endangered reptiles to China (VIDEO)
Over 1,000 endangered sea turtles have been intercepted by Vietnamese environmental police, a local official has confirmed. All of the turtles uncovered in the bust were dead and part of an illegal shipment to China for handicrafts.

26.11.2014 01:17

Finding Nemo monster is real: Rare black seadevil caught on video
A nightmare-inducing sea creature made famous in ‘Finding Nemo’ was caught on video in the depths of the ocean for the first time. Scientists believe global warming is affecting its environment, bringing the rare anglerfish species to shallower waters.

24.11.2014 21:40

Louisiana village bans pit bulls & Rottweilers, orders to collect them for disposal by Dec. 1
Pit bull terriers and Rottweilers were banned in Moreauville, Louisiana on October 13, as the village ordered all dogs of those breeds gone by December 1, threatening confiscation and "further disposition” of the dog should residents ignore the ban.

24.11.2014 17:43

500 dead sea lions found on Peru beach
About 500 decomposing remains of sea lions have been found off a beach in Peru. The cause of the mass deaths is not yet clear, however, the local governor blames marine farmers and fishermen in poisoning the animals.

24.11.2014 05:56

Barely surviving: Alaska's polar bear population falls 40% in 10 years
Polar bears are becoming an endangered species in Alaska, where their numbers have fallen by 40 percent in a decade, says a new study. Poor ice conditions linked to global warming, limiting access to their traditional prey, may be to blame.

23.11.2014 06:32

Nessie a fake?? Spoilsport conservationists say Loch Ness Monster just a log all along
In a world teaming with lore and unexplained phenomena, the Loch Ness Monster has stood at the top of the paranormal pantheon for decades. Now, a woodland conservation group says the world’s most renowned monster may in fact be…a log?

22.11.2014 11:04

‘We’ll feed you to the crocodile!’ Italian mafia threaten local businesses with exotic animals
​The Italian mafia is getting exotic these days, threatening local business owners by using ferocious animals such as tigers, crocodiles and even drug-dealing parrots to extract protection money.

21.11.2014 10:51

​Naked PETA members protest SeaWorld outside Macy's (VIDEO)
With Thanksgiving just a week away, most Americans have turkey on the mind, but one dedicated group of animal rights advocates was thinking orcas when stripped and protested against SeaWorld’s participation in Macy’s annual holiday parade.

21.11.2014 03:04