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Upwards of 3,000 roosters in New York will now hopefully be headed toward a better life, as authorities conducted the state’s largest-ever cockfighting bust over the weekend. According to a release from the ASPCA, Sunday morning, 3,000 fighting birds were seized from a 90-acre farm in Plattekill where they were “living in deplorable conditions.” The […]

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Belgian artist Jan Fabre artist appears to have made a gigantic error in judgement or, in the very least, physics. Fabre recently staged a mass cat tossing session at the City Hall in Antwerp. See the cats meow hard and land with worrisome thuds in the video. Since then, Fabre has received 20,000 hate emails […]

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Officials in eastern Kansas won’t let artist Amber Hansen slaughter chickens in public anymore. She planned to install coops around Lawrence so the people can bond with the birds and see them more as more than livestock… and then watch the butchering. Yet, the horror show has been curbed for allegations of animal cruelty and bird code violations.  […]

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In southern Russia, local “entrepreneurs” made a donkey parasail as part of a sick promotional stunt. The terrorized animal hung and brayed wildly above the sea for half an hour, then was dragged through the water back onto the beach. […]

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Herds of fussing far-right and ultra-nationalists got Louie Psihoyos’s documentary ‘The Cove’ pulled from theaters. For the doc, a crackpot espionage team filmed footage of the bloody Taiji cove where dolphins are caught to be Flipper-ized. 23,000 a year are harpooned, labeled “whale meat” and stuffed into the kids’ free lunch. […]

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Horse drawn carriages are mostly a cruel and stupid tradition enjoyed predominantly by tourists and so it’s only right that torturing them for human leisure will now cost more money. The City Council passed a measure that would increase rides from $34 to $50. They’ll also get more vacation time than average Americans and blankets. […]

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Not in the same ballpark of terrifying with that Finish fur farm torture video, Four Paws’s janky anti-rabbit caging animation is Moz-aproved and why not? Cuteoverload-creature-suffering is ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ sad, even if it looks like it’s been made with MS Paint. […]

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An animal rights group in Finland obtained video footage of deplorable conditions at fur farms in their country and, as you can imagine, the animals are all messed up looking and treated terribly. But there is a semi-happy ending. After a major network picked up the story, the Minister of Labour moved to outlaw the […]

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The USDA has opened an investigation in the death of Tweet, the 18-year-old showbiz giraffe that collapsed and died last week on the set of the latest Adam Sandler masterpiece, “The Zookeeper.” PETA filed a complaint on behalf of the animal, claiming it was improperly housed, allowed to feed on a poisonous tarp, and forced […]

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As though having their image copy and pasted over and over again wasn’t bad enough, some live pigeons have been imprisoned in promotion of Jeff Staple’s new release. LimitEDitions, a Barcelona shoe shop, created a display cage flapping with the iconic city bird and Staple’s latest iteration of pigeon apparel for New Balance. This avian […]

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