Care2 Network – Animal Welfare News

 

Viewing elephants has become a popular tourist attraction. In recent years, travel companies have been offering visitors an “exciting experience” of riding on the back of massive pachyderms while exploring jungle landscapes. But when tourists sign up for these excursions, many don't realize they are contributing to an industry that causes major suffering and abuse. Often, baby elephants […] [...]
Thu, Aug 24, 2017
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This Ragdoll would rather hang out in a bowl than just about anywhere else! [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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Because of the ongoing economic crisis and resulting food shortages in Venezuela, millions of hungry people are searching for something to eat wherever they can find it, including trash cans and dumpsters. Famished children have passed out in classrooms. In June, more than 400 people were arrested when they looted stores for food. The current […] [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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This cat's toy of choice? Newspaper -- and lots of it! [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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Four unlucky grizzly bears spend their days in concrete pits as unwilling animal attractions at a second-rate “zoo” in western North Carolina. But today, there's renewed hope that they might soon leave the depressing confines of Cherokee Bear Zoo and Exotic Animals. Grizzly bears are considered a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act. When Peggy Hill and Amy Walker, two tribal elders from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, visited the zoo one day back [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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There's a good chance that you've heard of “goatscaping” by now. If a municipality or large landowner has a heck of a lot of grass to mow, they may opt to buy or hire a herd of goats instead of employing a lawn mowing service. Those goats then wander the property, snacking on grass and keeping it short. At first blush, it certainly sounds like a win-win, doesn't it? The grass stays cut, and the goats [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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Looking like something out of a Dr. Seuss book or the imagination of the late George Rodrigue, several bright blue stray dogs have been spotted recently around an industrial area of Mumbai, India. But there is nothing cute or amusing about those blue dogs. Their unusual color was not the result of dye jobs by […] [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
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After a dip in the pool, this dachshund dries off -- in slow motion! [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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South Africa, home to the largest population of rhinos left on earth, could step up as a conservation leader in protecting these unique creatures. Instead, the country is hosting the first-ever online auction of rhino horns, which will take place this week. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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Human activities are contaminating the world's water systems and disrupting wildlife. From toxic chemical runoff to the accumulation of litter miles away from land, here are five ways water pollution is killing animals: [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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Teacup, a sweet dwarf rabbit weighing roughly six pounds, was found injured and unable to walk in Central Park earlier this year. After finding the little bunny, a kind person saw that he was hurt and took him to Animal Care and Control in Manhattan. Unable to undertake the medical care themselves, the group called Linda Thibault, the founder of Hopalong Hollow Rabbit Rescue in Norwalk, Connecticut. Thankfully, she welcomed Teacup into her care. [...]
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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Care2 petitions address all sorts of urgent issues: from environmental policy to international politics. And Sarah Garvey is a great example of how to make a difference on the local level -- all in the name of animal welfare. When Garvey saw that kittens in her local U.K. pet store were kept in tiny, bare enclosures, she wanted to take action by creating a Care2 petition. [...]
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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