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"I believe that some things should not be told, they should be felt."

Almost 100,000 dogs are euthanised every year in Taiwan. The dogs caught on the street are kept in the kennel for twelve days waiting for adoption. If nobody rescues them over that period of time, they are put down. The ones who are seriously ill and suffering are put down immediately. Yun-Fei Tou is the author of Memento Mori, a series of portraits of these Taiwanese stray dogs taken just before being euthanised. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 24, 2016 - 36 comments

Good news, everyone!

Jumping spiders don't have ears—but they can still hear you coming. This may only apply to hunting spiders. However, orb weavers can control their web’s tension and stiffness to help them identify potential partners as well as prey. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 23, 2016 - 12 comments

R.I.P Hannah

Dogs are too amazing to let go, but sometimes it happens and they will forgive you.For about two months Hannah has been having seizures, they were small and nothing to worry about, but they gradually got worse. (Alternate link) [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 22, 2016 - 38 comments

Grains! GRAINS!

Tiny Hamster Is A Zombie! (Tiny Hamster previously)
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 20, 2016 - 9 comments

A tiny bit of election relief: Tiny animals in tiny sweaters

72 tiny animals in tiny sweaters!!!!
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 20, 2016 - 24 comments

Dogs vs. Leafblowers

Slow-motion boxers
Jersey looks like a Chinese demon
Bonus: Deer vs. Leafblower
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 16, 2016 - 13 comments

Flooftober Feral Fixathon (and More)

Tinykittens is livestreaming a two-day Trap-Neuter-Release "fixathon" to humanely care for a feral cat colony. [more inside]
posted by Hypatia on Oct 16, 2016 - 12 comments

dog duck dog duck 🐕

Bird chases dog
posted by griphus on Oct 14, 2016 - 17 comments

"I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons."

18 Times Doggie Day Care Was The Happiest Place On Earth — because who's a good weblog? Huh? Who's a good weblog? You are, MetaFilter! [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 7, 2016 - 16 comments

examining the sensorium of political engagement between humans & animals

"A prominent animal rights activist in New Delhi, explaining her relentlessness on behalf of animals, said to me the following: "I only wish there were a slaughterhouse next door. To witness that violence, to hear those screams... I would never be able to rest." She was not alone among animal welfare activists in India in linking the witnessing of violence against an animal to the creation of a profound bond that demanded from her a life of responsibility. I argue in this article that this moment of witnessing constitutes an intimate event in tethering human to nonhuman, expanding ordinary understandings of the self and its possible social relations, potentially blowing the conceit of humanity apart." Witness: Humans, Animals, and the Politics of Becoming, an essay by Naisargi N. Dave. [cw: contains vivid text/visuals describing non-human animal suffering and death*] [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Oct 6, 2016 - 16 comments

"Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day."

20 Cats That Fell Asleep and Look Ridiculous — that is all.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 1, 2016 - 51 comments

Just like a hairy black potato with wings

Let's close out Happy Fun September with the heretofore unknown parts of the creation story.
posted by drlith on Sep 30, 2016 - 65 comments

If you put a silk dress on a goat he is a goat still.

Photographer Kevin Horan took portrait photos of goats. Who could say "No" to that face? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 26, 2016 - 29 comments

"But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.”

Mumble the Chicken was born without eyes. A year later, Mumble — who lives with the dogs, cats, rabbits, humans and other chickens of the Cummings family in North Somerset, U.K. — has become an ambassador for disabled creatures everywhere. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 25, 2016 - 14 comments

Dogs vs. Crocs

No, not the scary kind of crocs. Spencer the Irish Bulldog gets stylish prosthetics—you won't BELIEVE what happens at the end! [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 23, 2016 - 14 comments

"Are you my mother?"

Meg, an 11-year-old yellow Lab and her human, David Jackson, found a tiny baby bunny in the back yard—and two ravens looming overhead. Because Jackson was raised near the woods and knew the birds were a threat, he decided to hang around with Meg and watch the bunny until the ravens were gone. While they waited, Meg and the bunny began to play. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 22, 2016 - 56 comments

The Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia contains information on all the known species (animals, plants and more) in Australia, aggregated from a wide range of data providers: museums, herbaria, community groups, government departments, individuals and universities. It contains more than 50 million occurrence records, based on specimens, field observations and surveys. These records are enriched by additional information including molecular data, photographs, maps, sound recordings and literature. Explore your area! [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Sep 22, 2016 - 28 comments

Natural Friends

Kitten cuddles baby chick. And there's [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 20, 2016 - 18 comments

Mirror, Mirror in the Bush

Anne-Marie and Xavier Michel Hubert Brierre with Michel Guiss Djomou set a large mirror up in the forest of Gabon and recorded animal's encounter with it [SLYT]
posted by Mitheral on Sep 17, 2016 - 17 comments

Humans are monsters

A Visit to The Dead Tiger Warehouse
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 17, 2016 - 15 comments

“This is what love looks like.”

Charlie Bear, a 15-year-old black lab mix with a brain tumor, lived to see his person happily married. (SL Washington Post) [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 17, 2016 - 32 comments

"It's a skate! It's a lionfish! No, it's…"

The mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) is an Indo-Pacific species of octopus capable of impersonating other local species…The mimic octopus is the only currently known marine animal to be able to mimic such a wide variety of animals. Many animals can imitate a different species to avoid or intimidate predators, but the mimic octopus is the only one that can imitate as diverse a range of forms in order to elude predators. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 16, 2016 - 22 comments

I love my dog.

He's my dog. If you don't love my dog, that's okay. I don't want you to. He's my dog. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 15, 2016 - 40 comments

"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."

Strange Breeds is a web comic by David Ostow. It has irony. It has pathos. It has truth (proof). It has not been updated in a while, sadly. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 14, 2016 - 8 comments


Watch This Tiny Rainbow Peacock Spider Dance the Performance of His Life — Peacock Spider 9 (Maratus amabilis) shows the little dandies doing their best to hook up with the ladies (via Atlas Obscura). [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 13, 2016 - 22 comments

No, not those Italians

When you woke up this morning, I'm confident your first thought was: "What is the most ridiculous antelope?" Well, obviously it's the Dik Dik. Whether they are squeaking, fighting, or just being beautiful weirdos, Dik Diks have few competitors. But what do researchers find strangest about the Dik Dik? Well, it's monogamous. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Sep 12, 2016 - 23 comments

"What is UP with that CAT?!"

It's Just A Cat — supercut of cat jump scares. But wait! There's [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 10, 2016 - 27 comments

Goats + yoga

Now you can do yoga with goats in Oregon (+ bonus goat yoga | goat vs yoga ball)
posted by a lungful of dragon on Sep 9, 2016 - 15 comments

Dogs are the doggiest

How to tell if your Golden Retriever is stoned [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 9, 2016 - 26 comments

"He thinks the wheelchair is ridiculous."

Duncan Lou Who is a boxer puppy with a difference. Here's more about him. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 7, 2016 - 10 comments

"Persuasion is often more effectual than force.” — Aesop

Enjoy this video of a cat giving his dog buddy a massage and some hypnotherapy. Perhaps he's working his way up to enlisting the dog's aid against the parrots. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 4, 2016 - 17 comments

"Aw, yeah! This is happenin'!"

The Secret Life Of HedgehogsElena Eremina is an up-and-coming photographer based in St Petersburg, Russia, whose portfolio comprises cute critters including hamsters and hedgehogs. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Sep 3, 2016 - 7 comments

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll plotz

Anon and his hermit crabs is an emotional roller coaster and might even be true. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Aug 31, 2016 - 21 comments

“We have to promote inbreeding of the best bloodlines.”

The Secret Nazi Attempt to Breed the Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts. [Longreads] The bestselling author of ‘The Eighty Dollar Champion’ describes the Nazis’ secret stud farm, where dubious visionaries imagined a breed of perfect (and perfectly white) horse. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Aug 30, 2016 - 31 comments

They’re personable, they’re entertaining, they know their names.

Like to watch baby tortoises eating watermelon, strawberries, or tiny pancakes? They've become a huge problem.
posted by AFABulous on Jul 31, 2016 - 25 comments

Squeakin' for the fjords

Kanji The Parrot makes squeak toy noise when squeezed [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jul 30, 2016 - 15 comments

Why Do Animals Like Capybaras So Much?

Something to take one's mind off this hard month in a hard summer in a hard year. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jul 9, 2016 - 43 comments


A cover version... of sorts... of Evanescence's Wake Me Up Inside.
posted by Pyrogenesis on Jun 30, 2016 - 17 comments

"...a fur-covered furnace"

Weasels Are Built For The Hunt (SLNYT)
posted by kittensofthenight on Jun 14, 2016 - 46 comments

You smell terrible. What's the occasion?

They Can Talk — what we would hear if we could understand animals. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jun 14, 2016 - 14 comments

Ten Degrees Above Average

Alaska is Having Its Hottest Year Since Records Began - "After a spring that was a full ten degrees hotter than normal, the northern state is on track for the most sweltering year on record." (via) [more inside]
posted by kliuless on Jun 11, 2016 - 82 comments

Officer Edith

“I told Pierre that hedgehogs love baths but he said no, People love hedgehogs having baths. There is a difference.” Officer Edith is: a) a green parrot, b) the office bird and mascot of San Francisco Animal Care & Control, and c) the persona behind what may be the best account on twitter dot com. [more inside]
posted by karayel on May 27, 2016 - 21 comments

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm almost ready for my close-up."

Unflattering animal pictures. Yup.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on May 26, 2016 - 22 comments

And he'll still grow up to be an asshole.

Mother goose leads officers to her entangled baby.
posted by Meatbomb on May 13, 2016 - 23 comments

Dubstep and animals pooping

Dubstep and animals pooping (SLYT)
posted by clorox on May 4, 2016 - 22 comments

Physicists and their love-hate relationship with animals

On the one hand, physicists sure do love cute baby animals and clever puns. On the other hand, animals can really mess things up sometimes.
posted by cynical pinnacle on Apr 29, 2016 - 33 comments

Where is my Owooooo?

Best Pixies Cover Ever
posted by philip-random on Apr 27, 2016 - 35 comments


The Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdCast: Bird Migration Forecasts in Real-Time. When, where, and how far will birds migrate? Our migration forecasts will answer these questions for the first time.
posted by not_on_display on Apr 26, 2016 - 2 comments

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

The mysterious and useful Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: a plant whose ripe seed-pods yield tiny live lambs. Or was it a plant growing in the shape of a full-size lamb, but with an umbilical tether to the ground? (Oh, and do you know about the barnacle goose?) A tale from the medieval science grapevine. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Apr 8, 2016 - 7 comments

post-traumatic stress and the expansive anatomy of empathy

"...parrots, among the oldest victims of human acquisitiveness and vainglory, have become some of the most empathic readers of our troubled minds. Their deep need to connect is drawing the most severely wounded and isolated PTSD sufferers out of themselves. In an extraordinary example of symbiosis, two entirely different outcasts of human aggression — war and entrapment — are somehow helping each other to find their way again." What Does A Parrot Know About PTSD? [NYT] [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Mar 22, 2016 - 25 comments

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