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Activists Protest Against Spanish Bull-spearing Festival


Tordesillas, Spain - About 500 animal rights activists protested in central Spain on Sunday against a centuries-old festival in which a bull is chased and then lanced to death. READ MORE

Sep 10, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Pet Anxiety: Back-to-school Blues Not Just for Children


PARIS - Toys get destroyed, tears flow and tantrums abound: it's not just children that find it tough at the end of the summer holidays. READ MORE

Aug 30, 2012 / 0 comments

 

German Tourist Attacked by Australian Dingo


SYDNEY - A German tourist was savaged by a dingo in northern Australia, officials said Saturday, suffering serious bite wounds to his head, arms and legs. READ MORE

Jul 31, 2012 / 1 comments

 

Cat Survives Two Days in the Everglades After Being Thrown from Car


An 11-year-old cat was fortunate this week to not only survive a horrible car wreck, but also two days in the Florida Everglades. READ MORE

Jul 26, 2012 / 1 comments

 

China Activists Confront Cat 'Killer': Report


SHANGHAI - A Shanghai woman accused of killing hundreds of cats will not face prosecution despite animal rights campaigners' efforts because China has no animal protection laws, state media said Friday. READ MORE

May 29, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Blind Golden Retriever and Skittish Mutt's Unlikely Bond


Tanner, a 2-year-old blind, epileptic Golden Retriever and Blair, a frightened mixed breed, haven’t had the easiest lives — though their lives were changed remarkably upon meeting each other. READ MORE

May 03, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Adopting a Deaf Dog


A month after the devastating loss of our dog of eleven years, the lack of a pitter-patter of paws and boisterous barks in my family’s home was too great. READ MORE

May 02, 2012 / 1 comments

 

Charges Laid in Sled-dog Slaughter


VANCOUVER, Canada - Charges were laid on Friday in the grisly slaughter of dozens of huskies used by a tourism company during the 2011 Winter Olympics in Canada's westernmost province. READ MORE

Apr 23, 2012 / 5 comments

 

Pitbulls Put Down in Philippines After Being Rescued


SAN PABLO, Philippines - Twenty-five pitbulls rescued from an online dog-fighting racket run by South Koreans in the Philippines have been put down, and another 215 could be also destroyed, rescuers said Tuesday. READ MORE

Apr 04, 2012 / 2 comments

 

No More Puppy Mill Dogs Sold via Facebook Marketplace


Measures are being put into place to ensure that no more puppy mill dogs will be sold via Facebook’s Marketplace. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) believes this action will help to combat the puppy mill industry. READ MORE

Mar 22, 2012 / 3 comments

 

L'Oreal Backs U.S. Non-Animal Chemical Testing


LOS ANGELES - L'Oreal has given $1.2 million to the Environmental Protection Agency to help develop chemical tests which do not involve using animals, the perfume giant and U.S. watchdog announced Monday. READ MORE

Mar 12, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Pet Bears to be Returned to Wild in Vietnam


HANOI - Seven Asiatic black bears kept as pets in small cages will be prepared for a return to the wild in Vietnam after their owner decided they were too big for captivity, an official said Monday. READ MORE

Mar 05, 2012 / 0 comments

 

McDonald's Praised for Crate-Free Pork Pledge


WASHINGTON - The American Humane Association, a 135-year-old animal welfare group, has praised the fast food giant McDonald's for pledging not to serve pork raised in tiny crates. READ MORE

Feb 15, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Puppy Mills and the Mass Production of Pedigree Pets


Puppy Mills: America's Cruel Secret   READ MORE

Feb 15, 2012 / 27 comments

 

U.S. Judges Throws Out Whale 'Slavery' Suit Against SeaWorld


LOS ANGELES - A U.S. judge has thrown out a case filed by an animal rights group alleging that the killer whales kept at SeaWorld are "slaves" held in violation of the U.S. constitution. READ MORE

Feb 10, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Court to Decide if SeaWorld Whales are Illegal 'Slaves'


WASHINGTON - A California federal court is to decide for the first time in U.S. history whether amusement park animals are protected by the same constitutional rights as humans. READ MORE

Feb 08, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Endangered Turtle Baby Boom in Philippines


MANILA - Globally endangered green turtles are enjoying a baby boom on remote Philippine islands as a three-decade protection program starts to pay off, environment group Conservation International said Wednesday. READ MORE

Feb 01, 2012 / 0 comments

 

EU Issues Ultimatum to 13 Nations for Cruelty to Hens


BRUSSELS - Brussels issued an ultimatum to 13 European nations Thursday to improve conditions for tens of millions of laying-hens held in tiny cramped cages -- or face legal action in two months. READ MORE

Jan 26, 2012 / 0 comments

 

U.S. Bans Import of Burmese Pythons


WASHINGTON - The United States announced Tuesday it is banning the import of Burmese pythons and three other species of giant constrictor snakes due to the danger they pose to local wildlife. READ MORE

Jan 17, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Thailand Rescues Hundreds of Dogs Smuggled for Dinner


BANGKOK - The Thai navy has rescued hundreds of dogs destined for Vietnamese dinner tables in an operation to tackle border smuggling, a naval official said. READ MORE

Jan 12, 2012 / 0 comments

 
 
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