January

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All but 50 U.S. research chimps to be retired

As a result, some 400 chimps will be moved to a national sanctuary, where they will have room to live and play in peace.

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Bear sanctuary saved from eviction

As a result, the 77 workers there will keep their jobs, and the 104 bears living there will continue to have a home.

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Factory farming: Torture with a side of pollution

Most factory farms are controversial enough in the way that animals are handled there.