Belgium Will Euthanize Jailed Rapist Who Doesn't Want to Live Anymore

Allie Jones · 09/16/14 04:15PM

Belgium's authorities have agreed to euthanize Frank Van Den Bleeken, a prisoner serving a life sentence for rape and murder. Even though the country doesn't have the death penalty, authorities have let prisoners with terminal illnesses be put to death since 2002. Van Den Bleeken's illness, however, is psychiatric—he says his desire to be sexually violent will never go away.

Peter Singer Is Here to Talk About Right and Wrong

Hamilton Nolan · 02/25/14 05:00PM

Peter Singer is a professor of bioethics at Princeton University and one of the world's most prominent—and controversial—moral philosophers. He's written influential works on poverty, charity, and euthanasia, and is considered a founder of the modern animal rights movement. He's here to speak to you.

Armed Government Agents Raid Animal Shelter, Execute Harmless Baby Deer

Neetzan Zimmerman · 08/02/13 08:47AM

A no-kill shelter in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is still reeling after nine Department of Natural Resources agents and four sheriff's deputies suddenly descended on its barn and euthanized an abandoned baby deer that was one day away from being moved to a wildlife reserve.