TONY DUNNELL—For about three years, a black mongrel named Malchik lived in the Mendeleyevskaya Station of the Moscow Metro. After a 22-year-old woman stabbed him to death, Moscow was outraged, and later erected a monument to the poor pooch.
- ANIMAL EXPLOITERSANIMAL LIVESANIMAL MARTYRDOMENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLESSAVING THE PLANET
JULIE DERMANSKY—The historic opening of the spillway is happening in the midst of an ongoing and mysterious dolphin die-off in the Gulf of Mexico and the same week that the United Nations released its most comprehensive report on the state of biodiversity.The report warns that the rate species are going extinct is speeding up and can only be slowed by simultaneously combating climate change and directly protecting species and their habitats. But in Louisiana, despite more frequent and intense extreme weather and the current dolphin die-off, the local, state, and federal governments are showing little political appetite to deal with either.
Dean, a young scot, is biking around the world. He sudenly comes across a stray kitten who easily captures his heart. The rest is history.
- ANIMAL DEFENDERSANIMAL LIVESANIMAL MARTYRDOMAnimal RightsAnimal sacrifice
A man with a kind heart—one of the greatest virtues, a thousand times more important than just an instrumentality like mere intelligence—drives 2800 miles to rescue a pitbull in a shelter whose days are numbered.