Animals Are Persons Too

How does a thing become a person? In December 2013, the lawyer Steven Wise showed the world how, with a little legal jujitsu, an animal can transition from a thing without rights to a person with legal protections.

Animals Are Persons Too

How does a thing become a person? In December 2013, the lawyer Steven Wise showed the world how, with a little legal jujitsu, an animal can transition from a thing without rights to a person with legal protections.

Very Smart Ape Demonstrates How to Roast Marshmallows

For one very talented ape, having no trainer and no assistance is no problem when it comes to making a favorite fireside snack.  

Very Smart Ape Demonstrates How to Roast Marshmallows

For one very talented ape, having no trainer and no assistance is no problem when it comes to making a favorite fireside snack.  

11 Cat Breeds You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Cats might be the darlings of the Internet, but you don’t often see them out and about with their humans, lounging at coffee shops or parks like their canine counterparts.

11 Cat Breeds You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Cats might be the darlings of the Internet, but you don’t often see them out and about with their humans, lounging at coffee shops or parks like their canine counterparts.

After falling 75 feet from a tree onto concrete, an adorable baby squirrel is on the mend, with a…

After falling 75 feet from a tree onto concrete, an adorable baby squirrel is on the mend, with a super cute cast on her broken ankle.  

After falling 75 feet from a tree onto concrete, an adorable baby squirrel is on the mend, with a…

After falling 75 feet from a tree onto concrete, an adorable baby squirrel is on the mend, with a super cute cast on her broken ankle.  

How Zebras Got Their Stripes

How Zebras Got Their Stripes

How did the zebra get its stripes? It sounds like the theme for a “Just So” story that Rudyard Kipling never got around to writing. You would think that someone would have come up with the definitive answer by now, but, in fact, the reason zebras have stripes remains a biological mystery. The laws of evolution suggest that the random emergence of stripes on the ancestors of modern zebras must…

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Dog Chosen for Jury Duty

Dog Chosen for Jury Duty

It’s kinda strange.”  That was New Jersey resident Barrett Griner’s first thought when he checked his mail last week and found that one of the mail items from his local county clerk’s office was not for him. It was for his 5-year-old German Shepherd dog, IV.  “I got the mail and I look at it, and I’m like IV Griner, this is my dog’s name,” he said.  “I’m wondering like, What is this? Something…

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Animals Associated With Easter

Animals Associated With Easter

Easter is a holiday that celebrates the coming of spring and the birth of new life. Hence, many images of Easter are synonymous with images of springtime such as flowers, gentle colors and baby animals. Although decorated eggs, Easter baskets (usually filled with candy), and the Easter Bunny are the most iconic Easter imagery, baby animals are also ever-present symbols in the holiday’s décor.

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Family Adopts Dog That Raced Train

A daring dog that raced alongside a Metro-North train from the South Bronx to Manhattan last week as passengers and crew cringed in fear she would get hurt has been adopted, officials said Monday. 

Family Adopts Dog That Raced Train

A daring dog that raced alongside a Metro-North train from the South Bronx to Manhattan last week as passengers and crew cringed in fear she would get hurt has been adopted, officials said Monday. 

Fans of the PBS series “Nature” are used to having their breath taken away by the photography, but…

Fans of the PBS series “Nature” are used to having their breath taken away by the photography, but they’re less accustomed to having their heartstrings tugged.

Fans of the PBS series “Nature” are used to having their breath taken away by the photography, but…

Fans of the PBS series “Nature” are used to having their breath taken away by the photography, but they’re less accustomed to having their heartstrings tugged.

Thousands Of Ukraine’s Zoo Animals May Soon Starve

As political unrest continues to threaten the peace in Ukraine, thousands of animals at one of the country’s zoos are at the brink of starvation, an international conservation group announced this week.  

Thousands Of Ukraine’s Zoo Animals May Soon Starve

As political unrest continues to threaten the peace in Ukraine, thousands of animals at one of the country’s zoos are at the brink of starvation, an international conservation group announced this week.  

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