animal abuse

SeaWorld Will End Killer Whale Breeding Program, After Years Of Prompting

To file under both “Better Late Than Never” and “Too Little, Too Late:” SeaWorld has finally announced plans to close their killer whale breeding program. Unsurprisingly, their announcement and final decision to end…

Bronwyn Isaac |

Dear Sarah Palin: You Don’t Have To Be PETA To Think Standing On A Dog Is Messed Up

Last week, Sarah Palin posted a picture of her darling son Trig standing on Jill Hadassah, the family dog, for the purpose of doing dishes. This was quite a moment…

Robyn Pennacchia |

Furry Named “Bubblegum Husky” Arrested For Having Sex With A Cat

There are no words. Ryan Havens Tannenholz, of Boise, Idaho, likes dressing up as a dog, and has a furry alter ego named Bubblegum Husky, which is, as you might…

Julie Gerstein |

Debate This: Am I Crazy For Not Wanting To Go To A Rodeo?

So, dilemma, you guys! My friends and I are planning a trip this summer to Montana. Big sky country, blah blah blah. Everybody — even my fellow vegan boyfriend –…

Julie Gerstein |

“Jackass” Bam Margera Holds Gun To Puppy’s Head

“Jackass” Bam Margera tweeted a pic of himself holding a (fake) gun up to a puppy’s head with the scrawled message, “If she poops one more time, she goes…

Jessica Wakeman |

Is This Animal Abuse? Or Muppet Abuse? Or Photoshop (I Hope)?

I’m trying to figure out why someone would do this to their dog and what PETA/the ghost of Jim Henson would say. The doggie has Miss Piggy on one side

Jessica Wakeman |

Ann Romney Says Family Dog “Loved” Traveling On Top Of The Car

Whoa boy, DogCarGate just won’t end, and now it’s Mitt Romney’s wife Ann who’s speaking out and defending the family’s practice of traveling with their dog Seamus on top of

Julie Gerstein |

A Kitty Hit By Cupid’s Arrow

Cupid the cat was found wandering the streets of Houston, Texas, with an arrow shot straight through him. The poor little ginger buddy survived several days on the streets with…

Julie Gerstein |

4chan Tracks Down Kitten Dumper And Puppy Thrower

The surprisingly powerful coven of internet wizards that make up 4chan are known for many things. The site made the news for creating “Rickrolling” and making “Justin Bieber Syphilis” a…

Kelli Bender |