This year, a Tibetan Mastiff puppy reportedly sold for almost $2 million in China, making it the priciest dog ever purchased. VICE China went to the the 2014 Yidu Tibetan Mastiff Fair in Tianjin to learn more.
Every year, on the first Sunday of November, the monseigneur of Sainte Rita in Paris organizes a Mass exclusively for animals.
A recent report suggested there were 33,000 protected animals—or animal parts—for sale on the internet, so I set off to find out if that was true.
Last week a Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court declared that chimpanzees are not people, legally speaking. This does not bode well for the wider and active great ape rights movement.
A bunch of stuffed animals get up to mischief in a comic by Australian cartoonist Greg Mackay.
When singer Actually Huizenga sent us her latest music video, we knew it would include something weird, but nothing prepared us for this mix of aerobics, water, and mice.
If there's one thing that makes the British peerless among their European counterparts, it's their noble history of feeding industrially reared animals the reconstituted carcasses of their animal cousins.
I think pets bring out the best in people.
Heather Lighton's pictures of cute kids and hilarious pets from the world capital of kawaii.
The Chihuahua Nation is a network of Chihuahua meet-ups across the United States, ranging everywhere from Beverly Hills to Orlando, Florida.
Stuffing and mounting the bodies of dead animals used to be an exclusively male activity, but more and more women are getting into turning corpses into art.
Southern China has always had a tradition of dining on dogs—people from other parts of the country even joke that Southerners will eat anything with legs but the dinner table. Since the 1990s the town of Yulin has maintained the unique tradition of holdin…
This is a story about a Canadian recluse named Janet Schwartz and her domesticated deer, Bimbo.
Due to a government ban, there are now only 13 of the animals left in the city, all microchipped and owned by a few families who mostly live together in unkempt fields under the same bridge.
As stated on their website they specialize in "the innovative and sustainable processing of particular organic waste and animal by-products." In other words, they recycle dead animals.
Apopo, a Belgium-based NGO, trains rats to sniff out active land mines. So far, they've detected and cleared 6,693 land mines from rural areas of Mozambique, with an estimated 1.6 million square meters of Manica, Sofala, and Tete Provinces due to be decla…
For one week during the winter of 2005, I worked for a puppy mill in Iowa. My friend and I had been hired to drive a van across the country, delivering very young dogs to pet stores. It was a nightmare.
Every year, the Staten Island Pug Meetup hosts a pug pool party where pug lovers can watch pug swimming races and eat pug lollipops. Luckily for everyone who missed the event, I took these pictures.
You can order a live baby alligator on the internet for $94.99. Unfortunately, after your new pet arrives, he'll probably kill you.
The Givskud Zootopia in the Danish town of Billund is looking to invert the concept of a normal zoo by letting the animals roam free while hiding humans in mirrored capsules or cable cars.
At first Jessica and the Jawbreakers despise the mean, ugly cat who shows up at their music rehearsal, but once he starts playing tunes, they fall for the ugly kitty's artistic soul.
We know every Sunday you tell your mom you're at church when you're really drunk off your ass at brunch, so for this week's Sunday comic, we had our pal James Harvey create a comic about Noah's ark.
Tickets to the touring circus might be more expensive than a regular circus tickets, but it's worth it because cats are the perfect mix of adorable and arrogant. The star cat, Tuna, mainly used his role as an opportunity to tell everyone "fuck you."
The first thing I noticed when I walked into Torah Animal World was the giant moose head on the front of the building. This is just one of the many strange and incongruous things I saw at this "spiritual taxidermy center" in the orthodox Jewish neighborho…