Recognising animals as sentient means welfare laws must consider animals' feelings as well as their physical conditions.
Cats and dogs in the UK eat billions of tonnes of meat every year, but insect pet food could change this.
Wild boars are being scapegoated for an epidemic of African swine flu that threatens the pork industry.
When you're warm and cozy inside, it can be natural to wonder if the animals you see outside your window this winter are doing OK. Don't worry – they're doing better out there than you would.
Stories of substitution and surrogates are all too common in the wildlife trade, especially when it comes to medicines derived from animal parts.
By looking closely at traits like wing feathers and spot patterns, a computer scientist trained an algorithm to recognize individual woodpeckers.
It can actually be very tricky to define a species, but in the 1900s, scientists found a pretty good way.
The slaughtered tigers were not bred in zoos, yet their story should put captive breeding in general into question.
Evolution can explain why animals are scared – but what can we do to help?
From naked mole rats to the immortal jellyfish – the creatures that would make Dracula shudder.
Banning a handful of breeds has not helped to improve public safety.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours and mine! It changes colour depending on how much light it's exposed to.
Sharks eating seagrass? Sounds fishy, but the reality is that animals don't conform to the strict categories we try to place on their diets.
Conflict between people and animals has been on the increase in Tsavo, Kenya.
Most animal groups adopted their shapes quickly but some kept evolving.
Strange frond-like sea creatures are among the planet's earliest animals, but new research dates them and the entire animal kingdom to much earlier than first thought.
Many dog owners have tales of their faithful companion licking away their tears. Researchers investigated whether, beyond being comforting, canines would actually take action to help an upset owner.
A vegan and anti-speciesist society is based on a somewhat simplistic view of the animal world. And its principles cannot be implemented in a globalised world.
Based on his age in 'dog years,' could your animal pal legally buy alcohol? Or would he be cashing in on his senior discount? Veterinarians are more interested in life stage than a particular number.
Would you pay to see rhinos in Australia's savannas or forests? It's not as crazy as it sounds – and could help save collapsing rhino populations.