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Hearing Dogs Can Benefit from Learning Sign Language, Too

There are many special things about the relationship between humans and dogs, but being by their side as they develop from puppy into senior dog is an especially m READ MORE

Jul 18, 2016 / 0 comments


Wildfire Safety and Preparedness for Your Pet

Living in southern California, there are many natural disasters we Golden State dwellers face on a seemingly year-round basis, including wildfires, mudslides, and earthquakes. READ MORE

Jun 13, 2016 / 0 comments


Kitten Miraculously Survives 13-Story Fall, Avoids Becoming Victim of "High-Rise Syndrome"

That sweet little orange face you see pictured above is not only one of resilience, but one of a survivor. READ MORE

Feb 16, 2016 / 1 comments


CDC Confirms Human Plague Infection from Dog in Colorado

First Recorded Case of Dog to Human Transmission in the United States   READ MORE

May 01, 2015 / 0 comments


Dog Bites In US Reaching 'Epidemic Proportions'

WASHINGTON - Dog bites are reaching "epidemic proportions," a well-known TV dog trainer said last week, as video of a cat fearlessly chasing off a dog that bit a small boy in California went viral. READ MORE

May 20, 2014 / 0 comments


Investigators Pursue 100 Stray Dogs Buried Alive Claim

BEIJING, (AFP) - Claims that about 100 stray dogs were buried alive in northern China are being investigated, an official said Sunday, the latest apparent case of animal cruelty to shock the nation. READ MORE

Apr 29, 2014 / 4 comments


Japan Kicks Off First Whale Hunt Since UN Court Ruling

AYUKAWA, Japan (AFP) - A Japanese whaling fleet left port Saturday under tight security, marking the first hunt since the UN's top court last month ordered Tokyo to stop killing whales in the Antarctic. READ MORE

Apr 29, 2014 / 0 comments


Japan Redesigns Antarctic Whale Hunt After UN Court Ruling

Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. READ MORE

Apr 22, 2014 / 0 comments


Fur Flies As US Gets to Grips With Feral Cats

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 (AFP) - It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats. READ MORE

Apr 16, 2014 / 1 comments


Whaling Ban Applauded Despite Fears of Japan Sidestep

SYDNEY, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday applauded a court decision that Japan must halt its annual Antarctic whale hunt, but raised fears it could sidestep the order and begin whaling again under a new "scientific" guise. READ MORE

Apr 02, 2014 / 0 comments


French Animal Lobby Lifts Lid on 'Unhealthy' Horsemeat from Americas

PARIS, AFP - Horses from the United States, Canada and other countries in the region whose meat is sold in France for human consumption pose a health risk and are often cruelly treated, a leading animal rights group said Thursday. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2014 / 0 comments


French Kitten Hurler Jailed

MARSEILLE, (AFP) - A Frenchman who sparked widespread outrage by posting videos of himself hurling a kitten through the air was sentenced to a year in prison Monday on charges of animal cruelty. READ MORE

Feb 03, 2014 / 0 comments


US Groundhog Predicts More Winter

AFP - In a colorful annual ritual of dubious accuracy, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow Sunday and saw his shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of winter. READ MORE

Feb 03, 2014 / 0 comments


São Paulo Bans Animal Testing

SAO PAULO (AFP) -  Yesterday, the southeastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo on Thursday banned animal testing in research for the cosmetics, perfume and personal care industry. READ MORE

Jan 24, 2014 / 0 comments


Spain Animal Rights Groups Call For Ban On Hunting With Dogs

MADRID, Jan 16, 2014 (AFP) - Animal rights groups on Thursday urged Spain to ban the use of dogs in hunting, which they said leads to the abandonment of roughly 50,000 greyhounds each year when the READ MORE

Jan 16, 2014 / 1 comments


Singapore Plans To Increase Penalties For Animal Abuse

SINGAPORE, Jan 14, 2014 (AFP) - Singapore will impose stiffer penalties for nimal abuse, Law Minister K Shanmugam said Tuesday, following a recent spate of high-profile cases including the poisonin READ MORE

Jan 14, 2014 / 0 comments


Philippines Creates Harsher Animal Cruelty Penalties Amid 'Crush Video' Outcry

MANILA - The Philippines has approved a law increasing penalties for cruelty to animals, the presidential palace said Monday amid a social media outcry over a video showing three girls crushing a puppy to death. READ MORE

Oct 08, 2013 / 0 comments


Animal Studies Often Biased, U.S. Scientists Say

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Medical research that uses animals to test therapies for human brain disorders is often biased, claiming positive results and then failing in human trials, U.S. researchers said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jul 19, 2013 / 0 comments