November 28, 2011 07:00 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Custody fights over pets have become more common over the past decade, and cases with lawyers are up 23 percent in the last decade. “People will kill the pet rather than have the spouse get it,” says one divorce lawyer. –CBS Sunday Morning

Just nine days after being born, a baby gorilla at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo died. The gorilla’s mother was carrying the baby and was allowed to stay with her for several hours after the death was discovered so that she could “make peace with what happened.” –Chicago Tribune

After being regected by its colony in the wild because of its unique color, a blue-eyed ginger seal has now found a new home – at an aquarium in Russia. –Daily Mail

Is genetic manipulation in dog breeding its own form of animal cruelty? Using the English bulldog – whose “extreme traits” compromise dogs’ health – as a prime example, organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States say that some breeding should be banned. –New York Times Magazine

After a 68-year-old man died in a village near Qingdao, China, villagers found that his dog kept by the man’s grave, and would not move even for food. The villagers plan to build a kennel near the graveyard. –Sky News

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