Almost 100 whales driven into shallow bay before being dragged onshore and slaughtered
Traditional hunt sees over 800 whales slaughtered on North Atlantic islands every year
Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals
Fear can be measured in the brain and fearful life-threatening events can leave quantifiable long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of the brain with enduring effects on behaviour, as shown most clearly in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Floppy eared bunnies look cute but they suffer more health problems
The breeding of lop-eared rabbits has created animals more prone to ear and dental problems, similar to the way that short-muzzled dogs like pugs suffer
How is climate change affecting fishes? There are clues inside their ears
Climate change affects all life on Earth, but it poses unique challenges for aquatic species. For example, as water warms it holds less dissolved oxygen than cooler water. As a result, the world's oceans, coastal seas, estuaries, rivers and lakes are undergoing a process known as "deoxygenation."
China to Crack Down on Live-Pig Burials After Welfare Protests
China vowed to crack down on individuals burying pigs alive to contain a deadly swine epidemic, saying it will hunt down perpetrators amid protests from international animal welfare groups.
Nearly 10 horses a week, on average, died at American racetracks in 2018, according to the Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database. That fatality rate is anywhere from two and a half to five times greater than in most of the racing world. Outside the United States, medications for racehorses are strictly regulated
Honey, I ate the kids: The sweet side of filial cannibalism
As you bite into a chocolate bunny or egg this weekend, consider this: rabbits often eat their own young, and hens their own eggs.
The big cat con: Inside Africa's shocking battery farms for lions
The growing appetite for 'conservation holidays' has shone a light on the dark – and poorly regulated – industry of lion farming, where felines are destined not to be 'released into the wild' - but to be shot by trophy hunters and their bones exported to Asia for use in traditional medicine.