VICE travels to the Spanish islands, where the practice is still legal, to meet with men who want to keep the tradition alive, as well as the activists who see it as "cruel amusement."
From the comfort of Sydney, I'd read how rhino horn was now worth more than gold or cocaine. That one fact transported me to African lion country, staking out poachers with an ancient rifle.
"I don't think it was that bad," said Matthew Maloney after biting the rat, drinking three shots of vodka, and getting a chair broken over his head—all for a Facebook video.
Bischoff's Taxidermy & Animal FX has provided the animals for everything from The Revenant to Rob Schneider's The Animal.
When you're in the Twilight Zone, it's incredible because everything you see is something that has never been seen before. But you have to be careful, because it's very easy to die at that depth.
He escaped with only a few scratches.
Meet some of the organizations working to give disabled animals a shot at a normal life.
From the darkly funny to just plain dark, here are tales of your deceased friends with tails.
Score one for Kermit. The government has decided to maybe not let developers destroy all of the western chorus frog's habitat.
The 17-year-old jaguar escaped its handlers after the event, prompting soldiers to shoot and kill the animal.
Thanks to rampant poaching, Jamaica's crocodiles are facing extinction—but not if Lawrence Henriques has anything to say about it.
In a judgement released Thursday, the court ruled that only penetrative sex with animals is a crime, not oral sex.
"The thing that shocked us the most was the smell. He smelled amazing."
He doesn't know what to do.
This morning, Trump donates millions to vets charities after the press questions him, ISIS launches a counter-attack against Iraqi forces in Fallujah, the US has wasted billions battling the cocaine trade, and more.
The gorilla Harambe was shot by Cincinnati Zoo workers after a small boy fell into his enclosure, but a professor says the silver lining is that his body could be valuable for research purposes.
Shark attacks are really just "love taps."
"He was a lovely kangaroo until he did what he did," said the South Australian woman.
Man, can you imagine? Literally.
There are no longer any horse slaughterhouses in the United States, but it's still legal for Americans to buy horses and ship them to other countries to be processed as meat.
It took a park ranger, a team of three beekeepers, and a few fearless members of the public to corral the bees into boxes and try to free the queen.
Franco Luis Ferrada survived his alleged suicide attempt, but now two lions are dead.
It's an aquarium for humans.
He also tore spark plugs out of his boat and pelted the crocs with them.