Taser International unveiled its new “wildlife model,” the Taser X3W. As if wildlife didn’t have enough to face from humans, now add tasers to the list.
Introducing the Whale Sanctuary Project
This blog is taking a break for the next few months so that I can devote my energies to the Whale Sanctuary Project. Here's why.
Is the Sloth Sanctuary a Zoo?
The Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica was the first of its kind for these wonderfully engaging animals, and it was a model for others that followed. But questions have arisen. And…
Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary
Tafi Atome looks like a typical forest in Ghana. The monkeys have been revered in this village for two centuries. But being “sacred” is no guarantee of survival.
The Great Irony of Animal “Rights”
The great irony of the animal rights movement is there is still only one species that has any rights at all: humans. But the Nonhuman Rights Project is setting out to change that.
Why Mass Extinction Is Part of Human Nature
Why would a supposedly “intelligent” species behave in a way that’s bringing about a mass extinction – one that will likely take us down along with so many other animals?
It’s Be Kind to Animals Week, the American Humane Associate had a contest that recognized children who went above and beyond to create a better world for animals.
It looks like the online game developer Kage Games has stopped selling its Dog Wars “game.” But, like everything else to do with Dog Wars, it’s a murky picture.
It was a picture-perfect wedding when William and Kate tied the knot. But then, on the procession back to Buckingham Palace, one of the horses got spooked.
Deep in red rock country, just to the north of the Grand Canyon, an egg has just hatched, and today a California condor chick is 1 week old. It’s cause for celebration.
Elizabeth Oliver was checking out a motel for sale just outside the evacuation zone in Japan … very inexpensive … could be just right for an…
When a drunk man antagonizes a police dog in the car by barking at him, is it a misdemeanor, as the law states? Or is it free speech?
The cave at Chauvet became their sanctuary, where they could commune in a more intimate way with the animals, and they could express their own sense of wonder and vulnerability.
A black swan whose mate was murdered is surprising experts with his devotion to his chick. Zoo officials say it would be a mistake to interfere.
Elephants are already under threat of extinction in Africa. Now the Zimbabwe government has announced that elephants will be killed to provide better lunches for criminals in prison.
Sheena the leopard tried to move the intruder away from her lunch at the Santago Rare Leopard Project. But the cheeky mouse would have none of it.
The price for Arabica coffee beans has hit a 13-year high and is still climbing. The underlying problem is that coffee crops are in trouble.
How will Google apply its motto “Don’t be evil” to the fact that Android is marketing a depraved and degrading “game” called Dog Wars?
Buster the cat was snoozing under a bush when he got spooked by a neighbor and a barking dog. The cat fled up a tree. Nine days later he was still there.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can declare animals to be at risk of extinction, but doesn’t have the resources to make them be officially endangered.
When a humpback whale sings a new love song, other whales are listening. And any given song may become a hit as it gets passed along.
A leopard strikes an unusual pose after losing sight of a warthog in a wildlife reserve in Botswana. Has this big cat been watching Meerkat Manor on TV?
For many of us, maybe most of us, our relationship to the planet is inseparable from our relationship to the animals. So on this Earth Day, let’s not forget the animals.
Governor brokers a deal with breeder and humane societies, but in the end, it’s the dogs that lose out.
Dogs as agriculture, and politics as usual.
Bob Barker hosts press conference in Canada about a plan to move the three elephants at the Toronto Zoo to a California sanctuary.