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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


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