Animals

Dogs have long distinguished themselves in the service of humans, both informally as trusted companions and professionally as seeing-eye or sniffer dogs. But rarely have the two roles dovetailed so...
Liz Marshall knows the topic of animal rights is a tough subject. She knows most people would rather look away. That’s why she calls them “the ghosts”: animals used by humans for...
Those behind the Toronto Humane Society’s winter shelter-building workshops — which transform everyday materials such as Rubbermaid storage bins, Styrofoam insulation, some tape and straw...
Creatures don’t come more iconic than the polar bear. Resilient, strong, free — and possessing the cutest babies ever — polar bears are at once powerful symbols of the rugged far...
Barbara Parkes is the kind of person you pray is your seat-mate on a long-haul flight. Engaging, accessible and armed with heart-warming true stories about animals given a second chance, Parkes is a...
Endings don’t come much happier than the one currently being scripted for Angel the kitten, who was discovered abandoned last November at a downtown Toronto McDonald’s with a broken spine...
All animal suffering stories are heartbreaking but even in that dark realm, the story of little Angel the cat is especially poignant. On Nov. 17, a woman spotted a cat carrier in the parking lot...
“This is not real leather,” Wanting Qu tells Samaritanmag of the black jacket she has on. While not a vegetarian, she says, “I don’t want to be associated with furs and...
Rob Zombie directs people burning at the stake, bashing in heads and just does nasty things in general to the Homo sapiens in his new horror film, The Lords of Salem, but the gorgeous Golden...
It is relatively commonplace for people to donate money and their time to a wide range of charities and good causes. It takes a different level of commitment to go out and create your own charitable...

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