Care2 Network – Animal Welfare News

 

One of the worst cases of animal abuse in the state of Massachusetts was that of "Puppy Doe," a young pit bull who Radoslaw Czerkawski tortured. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Visitors to tiny Sand Island off the coast of Alabama wanted to play volleyball on the beach. There was a problem: bird nests filled with eggs were in the way. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Animal advocates are celebrating another victory for captive elephants with news that the Buffalo Zoo in New York is finally closing its exhibit. The zoo announced this week that its two Asian elephants, 36-year-old Jothi and 35-year-old Supara, will be headed to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans this fall, where they'll be able to […] [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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It's hard to imagine having to spend your entire life in a cage, only to be let out to be used as a performer in a circus. Sadly that was the case for five lions who never experienced anything else …until now. These lucky five lions, including Sasha, Kimba, Nena, Tarzan and Tanya, were recently rescued when […] [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
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Over the past two decades or so, a few organizations have been training dogs to use their sense of smell to help save the lives of wildlife. [...]
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
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A man and his teenage son have finally been charged after illegally killing a black bear and her two newborn cubs earlier this spring in Alaska. Unfortunately, more wildlife could soon be vulnerable to the same extreme cruelty seen here that's stirring outrage. According to the Alaska State Troopers, which released the details of their […] [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
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For 17 days, a mother orca carried her dead calf in what scientists are calling an unprecedented display of grief. Tahlequah, or J35, as she's officially known, traveled hundreds of miles refusing to let go of her newborn girl who sadly lived less than an hour before passing away. While her tragic story has garnered […] [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
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Given how universally revered dolphins are, and the fact that humans rarely eat their meat, you'd be forgiven for assuming that dolphins are largely spared by the fishing industry. Alas, that's not the case. As a new report finds, fishers hunt and butcher over 100,000 cetaceans (a classification that includes dolphins, porpoises and tinier whales) […] [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
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Based on what science has taught us, elephants -- like 32-year-old Billy -- do not belong in zoos. [...]
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
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We may never know all their secrets, but we have learned quite a bit about what elephants need to be happy and healthy and that when it comes to meeting their needs, zoos aren't cutting it. That's why in honor of World Elephant Day on August 12 In Defense of Animals' (IDA) elephant scientist, Toni […] [...]
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
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