Photographer Dan Bannino wants people to think twice before they hit up the meat aisle at their local grocery store — which to him means “transforming” chickens into ’80s icons and taking glamour shots of them.
On the morning of July 9, nearly 100 dead bull sharks were found washed up on the shores of Alabama’s Mobile Bay — and nobody quite knows why.
American photographer Harry Whittier Frees made a career out of perfectly crafted cute animal photography starting in 1906. Frees used his novelty photos for postcards, calendars, and children’s books.
Frees dressed the animals and posed them in human situations with props. He used his own cats as models as well as the pets of his friends and neighbors
“Rabbits are the easiest to photograph in costume, but incapable of taking many ‘human’ parts. Puppies are tractable when rightly understood, but the kitten is the most versatile animal actor, and possesses the greatest variety of appeal,” Frees said.
Take a look at Frees’ original cat memes — or lolcats — and plenty of other just plain adorable baby animals:
TWO GROUPS OF MOUNTAIN GORILLAS WERE SLAUGHTERED in the summer of 2007, one after the other.
First, two females were shot, with one’s infant left alive and later found still clinging to its dead mother’s breast. Then came the killing of three females and a silverback, shot, burned, and, in a strange move for poachers, left otherwise intact, no trophies or meat taken for sale on the black market.
Then again, these men almost certainly weren’t poachers.
Despite protests including a petition containing 11 million signatures, China’s Yulin festival will see about 10,000 dogs and cats killed over the next ten days so that they can be eaten.