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Oct 18, 2012 / 2 comments


Life of Mouse at Stake in Online U.S. Election Parody

WASHINGTON - A little white mouse risks being devoured by a hungry snake in an online parody of cutthroat American politics that went online Wednesday just hours before the US presidential debate. READ MORE

Oct 04, 2012 / 0 comments


French Interior Minister Defends Bullfighting as Ban Looms

PARIS - French Interior Minister Manuel Valls delivered a passionate defense of bullfighting Tuesday, as the country's constitutional council examined a call to ban the bloody sport. READ MORE

Sep 12, 2012 / 0 comments


Scotts to Pay Big Fine for Fake Pesticides, Poison Bird Feed

WASHINGTON - Lawn and garden products company Scotts Miracle-Gro will pay $12.5 million in fines for poisoning bird feed and violating pesticide laws, officials said Friday. READ MORE

Sep 10, 2012 / 0 comments


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 / 6 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