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 the program came about a week after announcing that the orca whale Tilikum featured in Blackfish is extremely sick, suffering from a chronic bacterial infection… More »


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 for the Mama Grizzly, who could not have been more proud of her son for stepping on a living creature in order to get what… More »


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 expect, a Husky dog. But Tannenholz may have gone beyond the normal bounds of furrydom: he’s been accused of having sex with his cat. The… More »


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 — wants to go to a rodeo. Rodeos really make me uncomfortable, and before you assume I’m just assuming they’re terrible, I’ve been to rodeos in… More »


“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 bye bye.” It’s a reference, I think, to Harvard’s famous National Lampoon magazine cover of a dog with a gun to its head and the… More »


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 and Kermit on the other. I almost feel embarrassed for this poor pup! Please someone tell me this is a Photoshop job? [I Am Bored]… More »


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 the car. The Romneys had previously gotten flack for admitting to a strapping Seamus (in a crate) to the roof of the car during a… More »


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 the arrow embedded in his body, before rescue workers were able to remove it. Luckily, no major organs were damaged, and after he recovers, he’ll… More »


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 top Google search. While their wide spectrum of computer pranks is hard to categorize, one thing is certain—the users of 4chan are dedicated. And most… More »