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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


McDonald's Drops U.S. Egg Supplier Over Farm Cruelty

CHICAGO - Fast food giant McDonald's severed ties with one of its American egg suppliers Friday after a video taken by undercover animal rights activists exposed shocking cruelty to chickens at a farm. READ MORE

Nov 18, 2011 / 4 comments


Dogs Have 'Special Value,' Texas Appellate Court Rules

A Texas appeals court recently ruled that a dog's value is greater than its fair market value. READ MORE

Nov 16, 2011 / 1 comments


World War II’s Dogs for Defense

Their individual stories may be blurred by time, but the dogs of World War II were indisputably the greatest generation — canine version. And like so many of the youthful soldiers and sailors they accompanied, those four-legged recruits were not career military. They came from... READ MORE

Nov 09, 2011 / 0 comments


Ohio Clamps Down on Exotic Animals After Slaughter

CHICAGO - Ohio clamped down on private ownership of exotic and dangerous animals Friday after dozens of lions, bears and rare tigers freed by their suicidal owner had to be killed. READ MORE

Oct 21, 2011 / 0 comments


Puppy Mills Petition Incites Large Response

A petition filed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Humane Society Legislation Fund (HSLF) received over 10,600 signatures in under ten days. This number is more than double what is needed to... READ MORE

Oct 07, 2011 / 0 comments


Dog Eating Carnival Banned in China

Beijing - A dog eating carnival in China dating back more than 600 years has been banned after public outrage at the cruel way the animals are slaughtered, state media said Wednesday. READ MORE

Sep 21, 2011 / 2 comments


Starving Tripoli Zoo Animals Get Emergency Help

SOFIA - Prospects for survival brightened on Friday for over 700 animals left to starve in Libya's Tripoli Zoo as the first team of animal doctors came to their rescue, their organization said. READ MORE

Sep 09, 2011 / 0 comments


California Assembly Passes Statewide Microchipping Law for Pets

If passed, a bill currently sitting on California Governor Jerry Brown's desk, and supported by the Humane Society of the United States, will become what author Senator Ted Lieu (D) calls "the first micro-chipping law in the nation." READ MORE

Sep 07, 2011 / 0 comments


Jail Call Over Malaysian 'Pet Hotel from Hell'

KUALA LUMPUR - An animal rights group in Malaysia called Tuesday for the owners of a pet-boarding business where hundreds of filthy, hungry and neglected cats were discovered to face jail. READ MORE

Sep 07, 2011 / 0 comments


Nestle Offers Ice Cream Treat for Lactose-Intolerant Dogs

GENEVA - Swiss food giant Nestle said Friday that it has a treat in store for dogs keen for an ice cream to cool down in the summer heat. READ MORE

Aug 19, 2011 / 0 comments


Pet Thefts Up Sharply in U.S.

WASHINGTON- Dog thefts are up by nearly 50 percent so far this year as compared to the same period a year ago, the American Kennel Club (AKC) says, warning the actual number could indeed be much higher. READ MORE

Aug 17, 2011 / 1 comments


Call for Ewe-turn on N.Z.'s 'Running of the Sheep'

WELLINGTON - An animal welfare group urged Rugby World Cup organizers Monday to ditch plans to stage "the running of the sheep" in New Zealand's largest city Auckland during the tournament. READ MORE

Aug 15, 2011 / 0 comments


Dogs Saved from Dinner Tables in Vietnam

BANGKOK - Thai authorities have rescued more than a thousand dogs, which were found stuffed into tiny cages and being smuggled out of the country to be cooked and eaten in Vietnam, officials said Saturday. READ MORE

Aug 15, 2011 / 0 comments


ASPCA Launches New Campaign to End Puppy Mills

A person passes by a cage or window, spotting a young dog on the other side. The thought of giving it a home will often coming to mind; it's almost too difficult to pass up. Of course, the thought process for a potential new owner with their eyes on the puppy should always be about... READ MORE

Aug 12, 2011 / 0 comments


S. Korea to Tighten Penalties for Animal Cruelty

SEOUL - South Korea will impose tougher penalties including possible prison terms for cruelty to animals following a highly publicized case, the government said Monday. READ MORE

Jul 06, 2011 / 0 comments


Social Media and Shelters: Dog Rescued With Facebook

From Michigan to Miami, that’s the distance Steve Jordan flew for a new dog. Facing euthanasia at the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter, a two-year old bull-terrier mix by the name of Nick was rescued and given a home. All because Jordan saw an image of Nick posted on Facebook. READ MORE

Jun 29, 2011 / 1 comments


Top medic operates on New Zealand's 'lost' penguin

WELLINGTON - One of New Zealand's top surgeons was enlisted Monday to operate on an ailing Emperor penguin found on a beach near Wellington, some 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) from its Antarctic home. READ MORE

Jun 28, 2011 / 0 comments





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