Violence towards animals can never be condoned, whether in horse racing or to animals in general. Shutterstock/gabriel Trainer Darren Weir will not contest three charges for alleged possession of electronic devices used to give shocks to horses, according to a statement released by Racing Victoria earlier today. The statement says assistant trainer Jarrod […]

Female Magellanic penguins, shown here, have been stranding on the coasts of South America, and researchers aren’t sure why. Credit: Takashi Yamamoto Near the southern tip of South America, thousands of ladies — wives, mothers, anchovy enthusiasts — are vanishing from their nests. The females in question are Magellanic penguins — a […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Trump administration is taking a major step toward allowing a first-in-a-generation seismic search for oil and gas under Atlantic waters, despite protests that the geological tests involve loud air gun blasts that will harm whales, dolphins and other animals. The National Marine Fisheries Service is […]