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Gajraj, an elderly temple elephant who spent the majority of his life in chains, captured the attention of people around the world who wanted to see him rescued and moved to a sanctuary. Now, those advocates are celebrating his freedom. Gajraj was captured from the wild as a young elephant and given as a wedding […] [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Samson the cat loves to shower his best friend Ollie in smooches! [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Chickens have wonderfully vibrant, curious and unique personalities, which may be one reason why California voters and the state's legislature have taken aggressive steps to promote their welfare. [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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It's been a long road, Care2 readers, but on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will sign Libre's Law. With the stroke of a pen, Pennsylvania's animal cruelty laws will take a giant step forward. For the first time, animal cruelty can be charged as a felony offense. [...]
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
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Ever since her plane disappeared during an around-the-world flight 80 years ago, the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, has captured people's imaginations. Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan were last seen in Lae, Papua New Guinea, in July 1937. They took off in their […] [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Belle the Clydesdale couldn't be happier to spend a sunny afternoon in the meadow! [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Two more critically endangered orangutans, Amin and Shila, have finally been returned to their home in the rainforest. Amin is a male who was estimated to be two years old when he was rescued in 2013. He was being kept by one of the employees of a mining company. His owner learned it was illegal to keep […] [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Responding to calls June 19 about the smell of “something dead” inside a parked truck trailer, officers from Fresno Humane Animal Services (FHAS) in California were shocked by what they found inside it. Hundreds of ducklings, chicks, parakeets, guinea pigs, bunnies and other small animals, including three little pigs, were alive and unwell, suffering in 107-degree […] [...]
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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As many other people have experienced, stray and homeless cats have a habit of showing up on our front doorsteps. Occasionally, perfectly happy cats who live full domestic lives even pick a neighbor as a second home. They make their way into our lives -- whether or not we planned on having them there. And this is not new behavior. In fact, as a recent study examining ancient cat DNA found, this is how cats have [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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This post was originally published in November, 2015. The world's obsession with eating meat is one of the single biggest issues of our time. Thanks to platforms like this one, we have the ability to share the truth about the meat industry and its devastating effects. If you're still eating meat, read these stories and see […] [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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Wearing heat-proof booties to protect their feet, specially trained dogs have been dispatched in London's Grenfell Tower to help locate victims and determine the cause of last week's devastating fire that killed at least 79 people. Because they're smaller and weigh less than humans, urban search-and-rescue dogs with the London Fire Brigade (LFB) are able […] [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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The treatment of foxes is a topic that arouses strong passions in U.K. residents. Sadly, there are those who still pursue fox hunting, even though it's been illegal since 2004. But most inhabitants of the U.K. love their foxes, and plenty of animal activists have stood up to defend the rights of these animals. Two years […] [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
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