Care2 Network – Animal Welfare News

 

If you've ever lost a pet, even for a moment, you know that feeling of absolute dread and hopelessness. It's a feeling no pet owner ever wants to experience. [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018
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In chains that are frequently yanked by employees, macaque monkeys at Phuket Safari Eco+ Park in Thailand dance and perform tricks like riding a tricycle. [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
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Conservationists are celebrating a major win for the lesser long-nosed bat, who just made history by becoming the first bat species ever to be removed from federal protection due to recovery. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), there were fewer than 1,000 lesser long-nosed bats left when they were first protected under […] [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
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Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary rescued eMMa the hippo when she was a baby. Now she and her hippo buddy, Molly, are living their best lives at the sanctuary. [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
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By Jamie Rappaport Clark, President & CEO, Defenders of Wildlife Twenty years ago, on a snowy Alpine mountain in the Apache National Forest, I stood next to 11 metal crates. Alongside me were scientists, journalists, Native American leaders and dozens of passionate wolf advocates. It was the culmination of years of work, thousands of hours […] [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
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Care2 members and animal advocates have been working for years to end greyhound racing in Florida, and a ballot measure is going to give voters in the state the opportunity to shut this industry down for good. Care2 helped add to the pressure with a petition that garnered 256,398 signatures. This week the Florida Constitution Revision […] [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
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Some of the world's most beloved animals are endangered species who are facing a growing risk of extinction, but we see them everywhere every single day. Researchers fear that the variety of representations we continuously encounter are creating a false sense that they're doing alright when that's not the case at all. To come to […] [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
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Sperm whales are among the largest species of whales inhabiting the earth's oceans, but even at their size, they are not immune to the impact of plastic waste that makes its way into their environment. Recently, researchers wanted to learn more about a young male sperm whale who was found dead on a beach in […] [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
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Good news from federal agencies can feel like a rarity these days, but this dispatch from the Environmental Protection Agency is an excellent reminder that staffers deep in the government are hard at work to build a better world. In draft guidance on skin allergy testing for pesticides and industrial chemicals, the EPA is encouraging researchers to move away from the use of animal models. [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
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California's drift-net fishery is under fire from a coalition of marine conservation and animal protection groups. These wildlife advocates released a damning undercover video last week, revealing just how often innocent marine life dies because of drift nets. [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
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According to a disturbing Washington Post report, some rescue groups and shelters are buying dogs and puppies from puppy mills. [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
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Ozzy is a super adorable rescue weasel who loves "fighting" his owner's hand. [...]
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
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