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Animals who think they are human: computer cat on laptop

Animals Who Think They’re Human (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES) Animals often amuse us with their unintentionally funny antics. From chasing after their own tail to eating snow, animal conduct is nowhere near as controlled or calculated as ours. But it’s the moments when they tend to behave like us that yield the most amusing results. Check out this adorable gallery of animals […]

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Best Pet Listeners (GALLERY)

(PETS/ANIMAL PICTURES) Pet guardians can all agree on one thing: animals make the best listeners. While your human friends might be bored by your stories, your four-legged buddies find them fascinating every time. So in celebration of our most attentive friends, here are some of their best listening faces. — Global Animal

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Purrfect Pranks For April Fools’ Day (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) April Fools’ Day is finally here! Celebrated by many cultures far and wide, the holiday is famous for the practical jokes and hoaxes people play on one another. But as it turns out, humans aren’t the only animals engaging in pranks. Cats also have a special love for mischief—especially when it […]

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Rare Photos: The Unicorn Of The Sea

(OCEANS/NARWHALS) Commonly referred to as “unicorns of the sea,” narwhals are rare and elusive, coldwater porpoises.  Photojournalist Daniel Botelho spotted the unique animal on his North Pole expedition, and quickly started snapping away with his camera. “I always knew it would be very tough to get close to a narwhal whale,” he said. “It is notoriously hard […]

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In a recent YouTube video, a man eats live mice with chopsticks. Photo Credit: dailymail.co.uk

Cruel & Unusual: The Sick Business Of Eating Live Animals

(OP-ED/ANIMAL CRUELTY) Several years ago, the New York Times reported on a disturbing Chinese food trend that gave worry to the country’s public safety officials: rat meat. Unfortunately, the rat controversy didn’t end there. In a brand new YouTube video that could even make Hannibal Lecter feel a bit queasy, a man is seen using […]

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Cruelty Trumps Compassion For Big Game Bros.

(HUNTING/OP-ED) Photos of 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s two sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, picture the two men posing with numerous dead animals. In 2011, the Trumps went on a hunting spree in Africa. The animals killed included an elephant, a kudu, a civet cat, a crocodile, and a waterbuck. — Global Animal

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Rats, Maggots, & Manatees: Our Secret Heroes

(LABOR DAY/WORKING ANIMALS) While you may be busy complaining about being back in the office after the long Labor Day weekend, some animals are busy putting in free work hours to help their cities flourish. From ferret electricians, to explosive-sniffing rats and life-saving maggots, check out these wonderful animal workers. — Global Animal

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