After these horrendous videos surfaced, France passes bill requiring cameras in all slaughterhouses

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE France is having some major issues with animal rights. In the past couple of years there have been countless pieces of evidence supporting extreme cases of abuse against animals meant for slaughter in French abattoirs. These include…

Here’s why after 146 years, Ringling Bros. circus has decided to close for good

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS The Greatest Show on Earth has finally shut its doors. After 146 years, 37 presidents, a great depression, and two world wars, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus – citing declining attendance rates and increasing…

Conservationists are using drones for more than taking cool pictures- they’re saving wildlife

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT Most of us can’t imagine an elephant intruding on our daily lives, and new findings by wildlife researchers may bring that same peace of mind to Tanzanians as well. Both elephants and humans in Tanzania had been…

A new project aims to save the jaguar by moving them to habitats free from human interference

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Of all the predators in the world, it’s hard to deny that cats are some of the most effective and memorable carnivores. Almost every continent has at least one big cat roaming the forests, jungles, and…

Ancient clams have been holding the secrets of climate change for 1,000 years

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS What’s the lifespan of the longest-living animal? Humans can live for over a hundred years if we receive adequate care. Other mammals, such as the bowhead whale, can live for two hundred years; reptiles like the…

This photographer is obsessed with redheads and it’s the most magical thing you’ll see today (photos)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Alexandra Bochkareva has a thing for redheads and freckles. The St. Petersburg-based photographer’s fascination with gingers started when she began dabbling in photography four years ago. Usually working with redheads, her photographs feel like stepping into a fairy…

Scientists accidentally caught this shark on film for the first time ever

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS How old is old? Modern humans first appeared about 200,000 years ago. The first dog-like animals snuffled around about six million years ago. Fifty five million years ago, the oldest monkeys swung in the trees. Early…

China is telling poachers to fuck themselves by banning ivory trade by the end of 2017.

Not only is China literally vacuuming pollution out of the air, but they’re also making big steps towards banning all ivory trade and processing. China has recently announced that they will be banning all ivory trade and processing activities by…

8 ways that humans count on animals for survival

BY: MEIGHAN SEMBRANO Humankind as we know it would not be possible without animals and that’s a simple fact. Early humans depended on animals for food, clothes, and transportation and today things are not all that different when you think…

Japan says no to animal cruelty by closing its last remaining fur farm

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP If you live in Japan and want a locally made fur coat, you’re out of luck. Animal activists in Japan can count 2016 as a huge success, as the last fur farm in Japan finally closed its doors…

Meet the man who is sailing solo around the world with just a chicken and a puppy (photos)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP For most, travelling is a goal. We work, save and plan so for a couple of blissful weeks a year we can indulge in the adventure we crave. For some it’s relaxing on a beach in the…

Seaweed-eating cattle may be our best weapon to fight climate change

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP The biggest nuisance on the beach, seaweed, may be our next environmental saviour. New research in Australia discovered that if we were to add dried seaweed to two per cent of sheep and cattle feed, we could…

Beautiful wildlife sanctuary could be yours for free – as long as you’re willing to care for the animals

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  In what could only be one of the greatest and most rewarding jobs ever, Harry Kunz has spent the last 30 years working with animals and building a thriving wildlife oasis – Eagles Nest Wildlife Sanctuary. His…

India ditches $3 billion diamond deal to save tigers

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP The Indian government is being praised as they recently decided to ditch a diamond-mining project worth more than $3 billion USD. The land where the surface mining would take place is home to a large portion of…

TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets to inhumane wildlife attractions

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP TripAdvisor, one of the most well-known travel review sites, and its ticket sales company, Viator, will no longer be selling tickets to hundreds of tourist attractions that are considered cruel to animals. With few exceptions, travellers will…

This unexpected friendship will show you miracles do happen

Life is a mixture of sadness, thrills, happiness, twist of lemon and rare out-of-your-mind-crazy situations that nobody can quite explain. One of those situations is the rare, but lovely friendship of a dog, George, and his new pal, the Duck.…

This project is redefining access to knowledge: it’s a tone away

This library is the place for you to visit if you enjoy exploring new, exciting worlds of music and, generally, sounds. People from the British Library Sounds documented, digitalized, and made accessible one of the world’s largest collection of published…

To tackle donor shortage, scientists have started growing our organs in pigs

BY: CAROLINE ROLF Known to science as chimeras – lab created embryos that are part human, part pig – could be a sustainable method of growing and harvesting transplant organs for patients in need. The ultimate goal is a future…

Photos of Africa’s wildlife roaming free in the last protected areas of our world

BY: DANIKA MOIR Images by Laurent Baheux Laurent Baheux is a French photographer currently capturing images of animals in the last few protected areas on our planet. In 15 years, he travelled through the African Safari and East Africa and…

Turns out, there’s a scientific explanation for why we can’t resist cuteness

BY: CAROLINE ROLF In the 1940s, an Austrian biologist by the name of Konrad Lorenz developed a formula that would make the human heart melt. Not literally, of course, but the formula known as Kindchenschema (or “baby schema”) is a…