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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


China to Air-Drop Food Over Lake for Hungry Birds

BEIJING - China will air-drop shrimps and maize over the nation's largest freshwater lake where hundreds of thousands of birds are at risk of hunger due to drought, an official said Wednesday. READ MORE

Jan 11, 2012 / 0 comments


Romania Court Rules Against Stray Dog Euthanasia Bill

BUCHAREST - Romania's constitutional court on Wednesday ruled against a bill allowing local authorities to put down stray dogs, two months after it was passed by lawmakers. READ MORE

Jan 11, 2012 / 0 comments


Death-dodging Wildlife Finds Path to Safety Under U.S. roads

WASHINGTON - So how did the chicken cross the road? Or the raccoon, Virginia opossum, woodchuck, red fox, white-tailed deer or great blue heron? READ MORE

Jan 05, 2012 / 0 comments


S. Africa Rhino Hunting Auction Sparks Controversy

JOHANNESBURG - A decision by South African wildlife parks to auction the right to hunt white rhinoceros has stirred up controversy, with lobby groups warning that the species is already under pressure from poachers. READ MORE

Jan 05, 2012 / 0 comments


Britain Eases Quarantine Rules for Visiting Pets

LONDON - For a famously animal-loving nation, pet owning visitors to Britain have had it remarkably tough. READ MORE

Jan 05, 2012 / 0 comments


Florida Family Reunited With Dog, Days After Fatal Car Crash

A Florida family of four was driving home from vacation on Christmas Eve when another vehicle veered into their lane and sideswiped the family’s Hyundai SUV. Their vehicle careened into the median and flipped before hitting a tree. READ MORE

Jan 04, 2012 / 0 comments


National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day is Approaching

The first day of winter, December 22, is the launch of the ASPCA and Morton Salt, Inc.’s public service campaign, "National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day." READ MORE

Dec 15, 2011 / 0 comments


Japan Using Quake Disaster Budget for Whaling Aid

TOKYO - Japan on Wednesday confirmed it planned to use some of the public funds earmarked for quake and tsunami reconstruction to boost security for its controversial annual whaling hunt. READ MORE

Dec 07, 2011 / 0 comments


Dog Saves the Lives of Two Dumped Kittens

A litter of kittens was mercilessly enclosed inside of a cat food bag and dumped in the middle of the street. But thanks to the heroic actions of a dog named Regan, two of the kittens were saved and are now available for adoption from an Iowa rescue group.   READ MORE

Dec 07, 2011 / 0 comments


S. Korean Dogfighting Racket Busted in Philippines

MANILA - Police have arrested six South Koreans suspected of running a massive, high-tech dogfighting operation where matches in the Philippines were shown online to overseas bettors, police said Saturday. READ MORE

Dec 06, 2011 / 0 comments


Spanish Animal Rights Activists Stage Naked Protest

MADRID - More than 100 animal rights activists from across Spain staged a naked protest at a busy square in the centre of Madrid on Sunday to denounce the slaying of animals to make fur coats. READ MORE

Dec 05, 2011 / 0 comments


U.S. Circus Pays Fines to Settle Animal Abuse Charge

WASHINGTON — The operators of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus have agreed to pay a fine of $270,000 to settle a probe into violations of the Animal Welfare Act for animal abuse, U.S. officials said. READ MORE

Nov 30, 2011 / 0 comments


N.Y. Health Police Leash Famed Hotel Cat

NEW YORK — Fur flew in New York on Wednesday after city health police prompted the venerable Algonquin hotel to put its resident lobby cat on a leash. READ MORE

Nov 23, 2011 / 0 comments


Grizzly Bears Still Need Protecting, U.S. Court Rules

LOS ANGELES - Conservationists welcomed a U.S. READ MORE

Nov 23, 2011 / 0 comments


Romania No Safe Haven for Stray Dogs

BUCHAREST - Romanian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill allowing local authorities to put down stray dogs, spurring anger among animal rights groups. READ MORE

Nov 22, 2011 / 0 comments


EU to Ban 'Horrendous' Shark Finning

BRUSSELS - Stepping in to save endangered sharks, the European Commission called Monday for a full ban on shark finning at sea, the practice of slicing off the fins and throwing the body overboard to drown. READ MORE

Nov 21, 2011 / 0 comments