Animal Planet Show Accused of Drugging and Killing Animals

As I've written before, I have a major thing for animal shows. Animal Planet's Call of the Wildman is a little broad and manufactured for my tastes (I like my animal stories with DIGNITY), but damned if that stopped me from watching ten episodes in a row in a lazy Sunday marathon the other week. The antics of Ernie… » 1/22/14 9:40am 1/22/14 9:40am

Gap and Zara Ban Angora Fur Following Outcry Over Cruelty to Bunnies

Following mounting pressure from EVERY HUMAN WITH A CONSCIENCE, Gap and Zara have joined several other retailers in (temporarily) banning products made with angora fur. Like something in which the wicked and depraved antagonist of a YA novel would shroud their withered heart, angora fur is commonly gathered by tying… » 12/27/13 12:40pm 12/27/13 12:40pm

Cat Stench at Cat Lady’s House Gets So Bad It Sets Off the Smoke…

It's been a bad week for cat ladies in the news. First, a woman in Israel made headlines when her husband left her after she chose her 550 cats over him, and now a woman in New Jersey has raised (or rather lowered) the bar in the sad field of cat hoarding. In what has to be a cat lady first, it appears that the stench… » 5/29/12 11:15pm 5/29/12 11:15pm

Does This Anti-Animal Testing Video By Lush Cosmetics Downplay…

Back in February it was revealed that major cosmetics companies with brand names you may recognize from your mother, grandmother or Mad Men—Avon, Estee Lauder and Mary Kay (although the latter showed some impetus to reach a compromise that didn't involve animal testing)—were complying with the Chinese government… » 4/28/12 2:45pm 4/28/12 2:45pm

Ann Romney's Birthday Party to Be Hosted by a Dude Arrested for…

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who once strapped his dog to the roof of the family station wagon before embarking on a road trip, has again chosen to thumb his nose at the all-important dog vote by throwing a fundraising birthday party for his wife Ann at the house of Frederick Malek III. While to most people, Malek … » 4/13/12 12:00pm 4/13/12 12:00pm

Officials Raid Turkey Semen Farm To Investigate Animal Cruelty

Shockingly, a "turkey semen collection facility" is not the kind of place you want to be — especially if you're a turkey. A North Carolina semen-farm owned by Butterball was raided today after hidden-camera video taken by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals showed workers kicking, stomping, and dragging the birds.… » 12/29/11 7:00pm 12/29/11 7:00pm

PETA Objects To Festive Possum-Dropping Tradition

In Times Square, they drop a ball on New Year's. In Brasstown, North Carolina, they apparently drop a possum. PETA, being PETA, would like this to stop. They say, "Using a captive opossum as the centerpiece of a raucous party is cruel and illegal." However, possum-drop orchestrator Clay Logan says the event is perfectly… » 12/16/11 6:45pm 12/16/11 6:45pm

Lawsuit Alleges Freaky McRib Meat Comes From Mistreated Animals

Perhaps you've come to terms with the knowledge that you're probably gnawing on pig intestines and other troubling substances when you order the McRib, but animal rights activists are determined to ruin this sandwich for you. For some reason products come under greater scrutiny when you name them after the one item… » 11/03/11 10:14pm 11/03/11 10:14pm

The Sad, Pink Donkey Who Ignited a Taco-Boycotting Revolution

L.A.'s Pink Taco, a restaurant named after female genitalia that serves bad Mexican food to people who would eat bad Mexican food at a restaurant named after female genitalia, has pissed people off. How? In honor of Cinco de Mayo, they spray painted a donkey pink, wrote the words "Pink Taco" on its side (pathetically),… » 5/06/11 3:54am 5/06/11 3:54am

Horrible Human Being Ditches Limping Dog [Update: Faith In Humanity…

You know what I'm really fucking tired of? I'm tired of people throwing animals in garbage cans and rivers and, today, just abandoning them. The video isn't violently disturbing, per se, but it is heartbreaking. Proceed only with emotional caution. » 9/22/10 10:21am 9/22/10 10:21am