More Reasons To Stop Watching Animal Planet

You already knew that Animal Planet had a way of distorting reality. They present documentaries about the existence of mermaids and Bigfoot and only barely acknowledge that it's all nonsense. But now evidence is mounting that some of the shows they air actually harm animals. » 3/24/14 9:10pm 3/24/14 9:10pm

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

The Bissell Kitty Halftime Show Was an Acid Trip of Kitty

If you haven't been following Meep the Bird's tweets, you might not know what's been going on in Puppy Bowl VIII. The short answer is a lot of stuff, way too much for me to recap here. I heard the good-natured announcer call out "Aberdeen" a lot so I'm going to guess that Aberdeen had a big day. If you tuned in late and… » 2/05/12 5:30pm 2/05/12 5:30pm

Watching A Man Kiss A Crocodile On The Lips Is As Scary As It Sounds


It's usually charming when a human forms a deep friendship with a powerful animal like a gorilla or a lion. Even though you're aware of the danger, you can see the emotions they feel for one another, and it's so heart-warming when the giant creature nuzzles their head into their human pal's chest or rests their… » 12/04/11 12:35pm 12/04/11 12:35pm

Meet The Poor Lady Scared To Death Of Kittens

Animal Planet's My Extreme Animal Phobia is still churning out episodes of regular people with animal-related fears and just like they did with man terrified of puppies, this week they forced a woman scared of kittens into the local ASPCA. While I feel for Sandra, I also appreciated her friend's assessment of the… » 11/28/11 2:20pm 11/28/11 2:20pm

Justin Bieber Attacked By Wild Animals On Oprah

The dreamy teen wonder sat down with Oprah today — predictably the audience, consisting solely of frothy-mouthed young females, went into a feeding frenzy. It was a terrifying jungle, but Mother Nature is not gentle. She is brutal, untamed. Observe. » 5/11/10 6:40pm 5/11/10 6:40pm

A Dog's Life Is Ruff: Win A Chance To Pamper Your Pooch!

Is your dog in desperate need of a makeover? To celebrate Animal Planet's new show, Groomer Has It, we're holding a contest for the most, um, aesthetically-challenged canine. Send a picture of your pup to tips@jezebel.com with the subject line "This Mutt Needs A Makeover." Be sure to include your name, e-mail address,… » 4/07/08 1:30pm 4/07/08 1:30pm

Reasons To Love Animal Planet: Hot Guys, Badass Broads, Cute Creatures

Was holiday travel a bitch for you this year? It was for me. In fact, the only thing (besides a stiff drink) that helped me endure my joke of a JetBlue flight out of JFK was the on-board entertainment system. Specifically: Animal Planet. I bring this up for two reasons. The first: 2 hours into my six-hour marathon… » 12/28/07 12:30pm 12/28/07 12:30pm