A video uploaded on December 18 2017 showing the life of a tiger used in the holiday selfie industry has been seen by millions of people, eliciting a wave of anger online.
A cat was rescued after cruelly being thrown into a freezing river in Siberia.
A gruesome discovery was made by police on the border of Russia and China in December when a man tried to smuggle 468 bear paws, along with 37 elk muzzles, into China.
Horrendous images of an Asiastic Black Bear being shot and killed at point blank range by a tourist caused worldwide disgust at the end of December.
Footballer Karim Benzema caused controversy on January 1 after sharing several photos of himself and his children playing with a baby tiger on Instagram.
Three men have been charged with animal cruelty after filming themselves roughly dragging a shark behind a boat at high speed last summer.
Parts of North America are so cold that sharks are freezing to death in the Atlantic ocean, while turtles are having to be treated for cold shock.
In October 2017, French circus le cirque Mullerdecided to display a tiger cub outside of a school, as an advertising stunt aimed at children.
At the end of December 2017, a 25 year old pregnant elephant and her unborn baby were found dead on a palm oil plantation in Sumatra.
The elephants, Beulah, Karen and Minnie,were taken away from their family in the 60's and 70's, before being sent to America, where they have been exploited ever since.
A Chinese police assistant has caused horror and anger worldwide after brutally beating a golden retriever to death on December 31.
At the end of December, British prime minister Theresa May announced that the UK government would be introducing tough new laws to stamp out puppy mills.
Over the past decade, poaching has become a massive problem in South Africa, particularly for rhinoceroses who are attacked almost every day.
Freezing temperatures in Florida are causing iguanas to fall from trees.
Since the end of December the United States, particularly northern and coastal areas, has been gripped by a brutal cold snap.
4 employees at a dairy farm in Okeechobee, Florida were arrested for cruelty to animals in mid December.
20-year-old Shabani is a male lowland gorilla and the silverback of his group atHigashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Japan.
Concerns that fishermen from Papua New Guinea have been poaching dugongs have been risen in Australia.
On January 9, what should have been a calm evening walk turned into a nightmare in Grigny, a suburb of Paris, France.
On New Years Day 2018, beach goers came together to rescue a beached pilot whale in Nova Scotia, Canada.
A zoo in Sweden has attracted worldwide controversy after admitting to killing nine lion cubs - despite the fact that they were all perfectly healthy.
At the beginning of 2018, a baby polar bear died at Berlin's Tierpark Zoo at just 26 days old.
When Manuel Delgado went for a bike ride through the mountains surrounding Madrid, Spain, he never expected to get scammed.
In October 2017, Animals Lebanon received a call begging the charity to come help a dog found wondering the streets of Batroun, northern Lebanon.