For years, animal activists have attacked SeaWorld for keeping orca whales in captivity, and now one of the park's most talented trainers is joining the fight.
John Hargrove performed with and trained killer whales for 14 years, mostly at SeaWorld, until he could no longer handle the conditions of the job. In a radio interview with NPR's Fresh Air, Hargrove explains how he grew to love all the animals he worked with and couldn't stand seeing the irreversible harm captivity caused them.
It's a heartbreaking image at one California rehab center: Some of the sea lions taken in are starving to the point they weigh less than their birth weights.
Instead of being forced to relinquish their pets, active members of the military now have a place to house their pets during deployment: Dogs on Deployment.
You'd be hard-pressed to find something cuter.
In an amazing story sweetly reminiscent of Homeward Bound, a missing pup found nearly 2,400 miles from home has been reunited with her family.
It's the mother-baby bond in action.
Did Sarah Palin's dog double as a step stool for her youngest child?