Most Westerners are horrified at the idea of eating pet animals like cats and dogs. So why are other animals more acceptable?
China's decision to permit the sale of rhino horns and tiger bones is controversial - but it's more than an ecological crisis. It's also about traditional medicine and preserving a culture.
Humans have been modifying the natural world for millennia. But what is right -- the way the world was, or what we change it to be?
In times of emergency, it's often hard for families to decide what to do with their pets. What should be our moral obligations towards our domesticated animals?
Humans want to experience the beauty of dolphins, but we don't realize how much harm we might be causing them.
While scary shark movies can be fun to watch, they negatively effect our understanding the importance of sharks in their ecosystems.
How should we determine custody of companion animals in cases of divorce? Similar to child custody? California and Alaska say yes.
Animal testing is controversial, and it's because of questions ranging from consent to suffering to the 'greater good.'
We often define the moral community on the basis of whether a being is self-aware or not. But what happens when our scientific conceptions of consciousness change?
Many express outrage at news stories involving the poor care of pets, but the implications of our indignation often go unnoticed.