Steven Wise has spent much of his life trying to convince a sceptical world that chimpanzees should have legal rights, such as the right to be free.
Dan Proudman Kurri Kurri puppy killer Nathan Thompson has been banned from having anything to do with animals for at least 10 years.
Andrew Darby The controversial freezer trawler Geelong Star has had to return to port after a second round of dolphin killings in its giant net.
Michael Koziol How do you give a 90-year-old a new lease on life? Attach a pair of wheels, of course.
Benjamin Preiss Cats, and cat owners, you have been warned: the roaming moggie's right to fight, feed and fornicate at night may be a thing of the past.
Andrew Darby and Lisa Cox Australia's largest animals, blue whales, are said to be at risk from "ships of deaf" run by the oil and gas industry.
Julia Medew If you could look past her long wiry red hair and thick black skin, Suma looked very similar to the human patients Dr Kevin Moriarty and Dr Marinis Pirpiris usually care for.