Big or little, cute or ugly, animals of the world can be our companions or our enemies.
Animals can also do some nifty things, or play important roles in the ecosystem. DW looks at animals from every which angle.
The Czech Republic is to phase out fur farming by the end of January 2019. It means the Czech Republic has become the fourteenth country in the world to end all fur farming. The decision has been welcomed by animal rights groups including the Humane Society International. Its Director of International Media is Wendy Higgins.
On this week's show: Across myriad cultures, human beings can tell when wild animals are upset, what does this mean? + Why the western world is half the man it used to be + The wristband that lets us know when we're depressed + And we meet two scientists, one from Tanzania and one from Nigeria, who are putting a spin on the idea of brain drain.
From GMO crops to synthetically produced milk that eliminates animal welfare concerns, bio-hackers are reprogramming nature. Is synthetic biology the exciting scientific frontier that will ensure we can feed the planet? DW spoke to Swedish bio-hacker Hannes Sjoblad.