Lena Dunham, I get you. For once, and I cannot stress enough how miraculous this was, our dog just sat and didn’t react. After reading Dunham’s searingly honest and heartfelt Instagram post — which received both fiery criticism and compassionate praise — about having to give up her rescue Lamby, a dog who never adjusted to being a pet, I allowed myself to think of my own canine, who was a Christmas gift from my college roommate.
Don't worry, if you've never heard of the "furry" subculture, neither had she -- but her dog had a great time anyway.
After voicing consistent public objection to the fur-trapping and down-harvesting practices of Canada Goose — the decades-old company whose $900 hooded parkas reached peak popularity this year — animal-rights activist group PETA plans to take a different tack towards policy change: by becoming a Canada Goose company shareholder on Thursday, on the company’s first day of its initial public offering. “We will be buying around $4,000 worth of shares so that we can attend and speak at the company’s annual meetings and submit shareholder resolutions asking for policy changes,” a PETA spokesperson has exclusively shared with Yahoo Style. For some time now, PETA has spoken out against Canada Goose’s “ethical” fur and down claims — producing fact sheets taking the company’s stances to task, staging several protests outside of the company’s Toronto headquarters and New York City flagship store, issuing an action alert to contact CEO Dani Reiss, and producing a (very disturbing) video of a coyote stuck in a leg trap and being shot that has since gone viral.
Designers and creative directors usually attempt to make fashion ad campaigns provocative and unexpected in order to make an impression. Because of this, some pretty absurd trends have emerged — celebrities and models using snakes as accessories, posing in provocative manners, and even alongside animals. In fact, models cozying up to pets like lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) happens so often, it’s not even that wild.
This election is best described as a sick whirlwind of doom, no matter which party you belong to. It hasn’t been pretty. The race is tight, and we’re all nervous over the outcome, but after months of this nightmare, it’s safe to say that American voters deserve a little break, no?
According to a 2015 report by the National Retail Federation, it’s estimated that a staggering 20 million people will dress up their furry friends this Halloween.
It’s not everyday you see a chicken wearing human clothing, which is why one of the latest videos to hit the Internet is going viral. In an unusual, viral video posted by Debra Snodgrass from Prescott, Arizona, a chicken is seen running around his pen wearing blue shorts. As strange as it may seem, Debra says her chicken, named Charlie, enjoys this kind of attire since he loves being the center of attention.
Over 5,000 people attended a canine wedding, held according to traditional Hindu rituals, in the Pawara village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. See also: Rescue pit bulls tie the knot in an elegant wedding ceremony It could've been the scene from any Indian wedding — the guests were dancing to the tunes of a local DJ, while the 'groom' Shagun arrived in a special car decorated with flowers. The 'bride' Shaguniya's owner Jung Bahadur even shed a few tears during the wedding ceremony. "Although she is my dog, she is like my daughter," the sobbing owner said on camera. Indian fare was served at the wedding. After the ceremonies, the couple finally left with together in a car.
If Valentine's Day makes you feel more darkly humorous than sweetly romantic, the Bronx Zoo has the right gift for you. With the return of the zoo's Name-a-Roach program this year, a Madagascar hissing cockroach will be named in honor of your ex (or mother-in-law, as the zoo also thoughtfully suggests) with a $10 donation. See also: A single's guide to eating as much as possible on Valentine's Day Your Valentine (or enemy) won't actually receive the a roach, though — just a certificate informing them of the dubious honor. If that's not enough to warm their hearts, proceeds from the Name-a-Roach program will go toward the Wildlife Conservation Society's efforts to preserve species and natural areas around the world. Madagascar roaches are nearly four inches long, and, as their name suggests, they hiss. The thousands of these roaches at the Bronx Zoo don't exactly have the cute and cuddly factor of a more typical Valentine's Day teddy bear, but the zoo insists these guys are just "misunderstood love bugs." See also: 24 creative Valentine's Day gift ideas that aren't flowers or chocolate The San Francisco Zoo, meanwhile, took a more direct approach last year, offering the "adoption" of a few creepy crawly creatures specifically for the purpose of inciting exes. For $25 and up, jilted lovers could send exes a heart shaped box full of (plastic) cockroaches or plush scorpion, because "much like your low-life ex, they are usually found in and around low-elevation valleys, where they dig elaborate burrows or 'caves.'" Regardless of whether you choose to use the Name-a-Roach program for good or evil, here's hoping the only cockroaches involved in your Valentine's Day celebrations are the ones in the zoo.
No shirt, no feet, no problem. A La Jolla, California gift shop called The Cave Store got the seal of approval from one aquatic customer recently when a sea lion entered the establishment to get a little shopping done. See also: Trump's mouth on puffer fish will make your day Image: Facebook: The Cave Store According to UPI , the sea lion entered from a beachside cave that acts as an entryway from the beach to the ocean. Security footage of the sea dweller was posted to the store's Facebook, where it has already been viewed by thousands of people. During his time at the store, the sea lion managed to check out some ice cream and survey the other customers. Image: Facebook: The Cave Store Image: Facebook: The Cave Store Store staff guided the the little guy back to the water via the same cave once it realized it's a sea lion and doesn't have any clams to pay with. [h/t UPI] Dad straps a GoPro to his kid's head during hide and seek, learns all his child's secrets Lightning strikes directly in front of men filming a wild storm 'Suicide Squad' trailer remade with 'Batman: The Animated Series' still gets our blood pumping Lazy golden retriever refuses to give up spot on couch
Washington D.C. is a great city — not only is it our nation’s capital, but it has monuments galore, fabulous restaurants, cherry blossoms, and more. Still, the best reason to visit D.C. in our opinion, is to see this over-the-top adorable baby panda. In mid-January, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., introduced its newest giant panda cub, Bei Bei. The panda exhibit at the zoo had been closed to the the public since Bei Bei was born in August 2015 to promote mama panda and baby panda bonding. During this time, panda lovers could only see the pair on “panda cam.” That live feed of the panda enclosure has been played more than 5 million times. But it doesn’t come close to seeing it up close and personal. Related: Swimming With Pigs and Other Bucket List Trips for Animal Lovers So when Bei Bei made his debut, hundreds of visitors — some in panda costumes — lined up to see him. Bei Bei’s name means “precious treasure” in Mandarin, and that’s what he is.
Arguably, one of the best family-friendly places to vacation is Walt Disney World. Traveling with kids couldn’t be easier with meal plans, fast-passes and the Disney app (which estimates wait times for various rides). Plus, the great thing about this kid-friendly destination is that Disney does not rest on its laurels.
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Photo by Getty Images. Design by Lauren DeLuca for Yahoo Travel. Hotel: Fowl Cay Resort Location: Fowl Cay, The Exumas, Bahamas Background: Fowl Cay was once used by the local community in the Exumas to keep their chickens for food – hence the name. Then in the 50s, a French couple bought the cay and built a vacation villa.