Tag: Animals

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The Cat Psychic

“Two weeks before Christmas, I was explaining to a friend in town that if I seemed more distressed than usual, it was just because I was trying to accustom myself to the fact that my cat didn’t want to be my cat anymore. ‘No way,’ she said. ‘Here’s what you do: You just call Dawn.’ And then she gave me the cat psychic’s phone number.”

Rachel Monroe is a Longform contributing editor.
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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Let All the Restless Creatures Go"

A story of medical ailments, family dynamics, and conservation work.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Simcoe Furriers"

A taxidermist's life gradually spins out of control.

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The Dog Thief Killings

An attempt to make sense of the dog meat industry in Vietnam, an unregulated maze of black market slaughterhouses, home restaurants, and thieves who are often murdered in the open when caught stealing the family pet.

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Death of a Pig

On the grief that comes with losing livestock.

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The Parrots of Serenity Park

The surprising bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans.

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52 Blue

The story of the loneliest whale in the world.

Leslie Jamison on the Longform Podcast.
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In Danger

The life and death of a gorilla named Julia.

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Stickeen: The Story of a Dog

An adventure on an Alaskan glacier with a new best friend.

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The Amazing Inner Lives of Animals

Dolphins may have the capacity for mourning, and elephants sometimes bury their dead.

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The Man Who Made Animal Friends

Life at a roadside zoo with ligers, orangutans, and an elephant in Florida.