A girl on Snapchat thought she was saving a gopher tortoise, a threatened species, when she found it on the road and tossed it into water. Tortoises can’t swim.
PETA claims a monkey should be able to own the copyright for a selfie it took. But how far could this lawsuit go? Could your pets own their photos?
An NHL player is facing criminal charges after killing, beheading and posing with a beloved grizzly bear, named Cheeky, in Canada.
A sun bear wandered inside the fence of a tiger sanctuary and was immediately attacked by at least 4 tigers before keepers came to help the troubled ursine.
Maria Furtado is accused of stealing a puppy that had killed ducklings, driving out into the Nevada desert and shooting the dog to death in front of her kids.
Walter Palmer, the infamous hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, had his vacation home in Marco Island, Florida painted with the graffiti “Lion Killer.”
Michelle Wankoff, a 19-year-old New Jersey woman, faces animal cruelty charges after beating her dog, Chuck, to death with a shovel and hammer, police say.
Sabrina Corgatelli responded to the public outcry of the death of Cecil the lion by Walter Palmer by posting pictures of kills she made during a recent hunt in South Africa.
Karen Anderson, a self-described “animal communicator”, claims to have connected with Cecil the lion in the afterlife and has his final words for humanity.
Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minneapolis, allegedly bribed park officials at Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe to hunt Cecil the lion. See his other big game photos here.
The festival of San Fermín in the city of Pamplona, Spain, is an ancient annual celebration. See pictures of all the violence and gore for this year’s festival.
Activists of the animal rights organization PETA protested against animal cruelty in the fashion industry before Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin at Brandenburg Gate.
Kristen Lindsey, a Texas veterinarian who bragged on Facebook about killing a stray cat with a bow and arrow, will not face animal cruelty charges.