February 8, 2016
igor purlantov, as perceptions of animals evolve, so does english, steer escaped, slaughterhouse, new york city, queens, media outlets, sanctuary, natural life
Last month, a steer escaped from a slaughterhouse in the New York City borough of Queens. Video of the animal trotting down a busy street was soon featured on many media outlets. For those who care about animals, the story has a happy ending: The steer was captured and taken to a sanctuary, where he will live out the remainder of his natural life.
February 4, 2016
igor purlantov, life isnt a cartoon, animals are not our playthings, small hours, terrible visions, loved ones, betty, photobombing horse, north wales
Sometimes, in the small hours, terrible visions haunt you. Loved ones, upset. Abandoned children. Satanic flashes. Long-suppressed scenes from especially frightening films. And now, to add to the portfolio of nighttime horrors, we have Betty the photobombing horse from Prestatyn, north Wales.
February 3, 2016
igor purlantov, five reasons you need to watch animals, rodents, cats and dogs, HBO, duplass brothers, phil matarese, mike luciano, february 5th
Rodents (and cats and dogs and pigeons) are people, too — at least in the clever, offbeat, and slightly sad new HBO animated series Animals. Brought to you by the Duplass Brothers producing arm, Animals was created by young up-and-comers Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano. Originally scheduled for a February 5th release, we just found out today that the premiere episode will be available online a day early, on Thursday. Here are five reasons you should watch:
February 2, 2016
igor purlantov, oxygen free animals dont exist after all, scientists, 2010, hyper salty, woods hole oceanographic institution, earth, bmc biology, oxygen
In 2010 a group of scientists announced that they’d found evidence of multi-cellular life in hyper-salty, oxygen-free pools at the bottom of the ocean. A new study indicates that what they thought were living animals were actually corpses taken over by bacterial “body-snatchers.” Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have published a paper in BMC Biology that dashes the hopes of biologists on Earth and those who hope to find life in extreme conditions on other planets. Their findings cast doubt on whether or not metazoans can ever live entirely without oxygen.
January 29, 2016
igor purlantov, fbi taking steps, monitor crimes against animals, animal abusers, human violence, fresno county, lynette gonzales, research, connection, database, domestic violence, animal cruelty
Animal abusers are under the microscope as the connection to human violence grows stronger. The FBI is taking steps to monitor crimes against animals, collecting a new database of animal abusers. “They’ll be able to track whether these abuses have occurred or have resulted in worse crimes later on,” said Fresno County animal abuse prosecutor Lynette Gonzales. New research shows a strong connection between animal abuse and domestic violence, so this is what the database is meant to prevent: The scary story of a Fresno County man who hurt a dog, then attacked a woman before they could get him in court for animal cruelty.
January 28, 2016
igor purlantov, pigs, pythons and other animals, people call their pets, dog, alpacas, areca roe, housebroken, unusual pets
The dog may be a man’s best friend, but pot-bellied pigs, alpacas and pythons make fine companions, too. So do turtles and lizards and even sugar gliders. Areca Roe photographed all of these and more for Housebroken, her engaging look at unusual pets.