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It's been just two years since a trophy hunter shot Cecil the lion, and now Cecil's eldest son has tragically suffered the same fate. Xanda, a 6-year-old lion, died near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, not all that far from where Cecil was gunned down. Tell Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to End Trophy Hunting – […] [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
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Drift gillnets – mile-long fishing nets placed underwater to catch swordfish – have earned the ominous yet appropriate nickname “walls of death.” They have proven to be deathtraps for other sea life as well. From 2001 to 2015 in California, the drift gillnet fishery captured 1,460 protected marine species. The bycatch included endangered whales and […] [...]
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
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Luna the Shar-Pei couldn't be more proud of her one-week-old litter of puppies! [...]
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
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Get ready for some happy news: 149 dogs who were destined to be turned into food have been successfully rescued and will now be starting their new lives in peace. These dogs, who were rescued by a team from Humane Society International (HSI), are among millions who are raised and killed for their meat in South […] [...]
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
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Nine critically endangered slow lorises who were destined for the pet trade were saved just in time, but the demand for these adorable little creatures continues to put their future survival in jeopardy. Now, rescuers are hoping this case, and others like it, will help raise awareness about their plight and the urgent need to […] [...]
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
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Tora the kitten goes in search of milk, but Kuma the husky doesn't seem to mind! [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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During their routine patrols off the coast of Sri Lanka, crew members have probably seen a lot of marine life. But there was nothing routine about what they saw July 11. A wild Asian elephant was swimming almost 10 miles off the shore of Kokilai, on the northeast side of the country. What was an […] [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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We continue to hear about coral bleaching, but since it happens below the surface, most of us don't have the daily visual reminder that vibrant reefs once teeming with life are slowly transforming into mass graveyards. Chasing Coral, a new documentary, aims to bring this reality to life and inspire us to prevent further destruction. Although they […] [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
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Shortcake used to live on the streets, but now she's found a forever family -- and she can't stop smiling! [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
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I always love it when I can share good news, and this is something worth smiling about, both for greyhounds and their advocates: The brutal Canidrome race track in Macau, China, will close forever. While dog racing is already an awful "sport," this infamous track was the epitome of cruelty. [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
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When you hear the words "Harry Potter," certain indelible images come to mind. You likely remember Harry, Hermione and Ron. And you probably think of Hogwarts and all those fascinating professors of magic. But don't forget the magnificent owls. You'd love to you get your mail delivered by a friendly owl, wouldn't you? Of course, that's all fiction. Unfortunately, though, where those owls are concerned, people seem to forget that they aren't meant to be pets. [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
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Angus the golden retriever puppy spends his beach vacation searching for elusive crabs! [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
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