from Máze by Céline Clanet

Diaphonized snake specimen. When a specimen in diaphonized, it is reduced to its skeletal frame and stained for added bone visibility. It is ideal for scientific or student study of the bone structure of various animals.
Photo credit: Igor Munhoz

Letter From Siberia (Chris Marker, 1957)

This is a picture of Luke Rowles when he was 15. He saw a group of men in a garden, kicking and beating this poor fox whose mouth had been sealed shut with duct tape. Lucas went straight to them without regard to his own safety, he shouted at the men and grabbed the fox. After healing his wounds, he freed the animal. Today, Luke continues rescuing animals for the RSDR - The world needs more brave people like Luke, with an unconditional will to help those in need.
21st May, MondayReblog
I love my roommates part 2039812039820193:

"Don’t put your food in the dead cat box!"

—things I never thought I would say. (One of my roommates works at a veterinary clinic, and is using the boxes they put dead animals in to pack with…I object.)

29th April, SundayReblog
Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 30th FLOTUS, and her pet raccoon Rebecca.

Photoblog - Baby elephant tortured into submission before illegal smuggling from Burma to Thailand
John Brecher:

I see almost 10,000 pictures a day, and many document some form of suffering. Some of that suffering is incidental as people try to survive, some happens in chaotic situations, and some is intentional. But in all of it, I’ve never seen an image of such a deliberate infliction of misery.
What’s particularly effective about this picture is the baby elephant’s flinch. She knows it’s going to hurt - you can see her shying away from the blow, which is the point: to cause enough pain to break her will.
To learn how you can affect the situation, read on for a Q&A with photojournalist Brent Lewin, who won a Science/Natural History Award of Excellence for this image at the Pictures of the Year competition.