PIG RACING: Pigs with woolen jockeys attaches to their backs race during a community fair in Cushendun near Belfast, Northern Ireland, in July 2009.
POURING BLOOD: Blood spilled by anti-government protesters is seen on a street in front of the residence of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vajjajiva on Mar. 17 in Bangkok, Thailand. A day earlier, thousands of red-shirted protesters dumped plastic bottles of their blood in front of Mr. Abhisit’s office and his political party’s headquarters. They collected about 300 liters from 50,000 protesters, reports said – far short of their aim of 1,000 liters.
BLUEFIN TUNA: Sushi chefs in Tokyo, Japan, work behind a refrigerated, counter-top display of three different types of fillets from Atlantic bluefin tuna. At the 175-nation Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) convention, which is underway in Qatar, the group is looking to ban the trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Environmentalists say that the tuna are being fished at an unsustainable rate. Japan has said it will not comply with such a ban and that it has China's support in opposing it.
After 'Tilikum' killed whale trainer Dawn Brancheau, SeaWorld officials are defending the use of captive orca killer whales for recreation and education.
Voters in at least three states will decide whether to enshrine a right to hunt in constitutions. Critics see the measures as a political 'wedge' issue.
Johnny Weir was in sixth place heading into Thursday night's figure skating finals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Katrina, a Cesky Terrier looks up at its handler during a news conference showing the the six new breeds that will make their first appearance in competition at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 9, 2012. The 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place February 13 and 14 in New York.
Punxsutawney Phil, Groundhog Day's mascot, may get an early retirement and a cyborg doppelganger, if PETA has its way.
Glenn Beck appeared to boil a frog yesterday while attempting to make a point. What point? We're not sure...
Most are feral – the offspring of pets let loose in the wild. Some say their danger to humans is actually low.