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Animal advocates are applauding lawmakers in Canada for bringing the country closer to embracing cruelty-free beauty by moving forward with legislation that would ban animal testing for cosmetics. The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (S-214) will amend the Food and Drugs Act to make it illegal to test cosmetics products or their ingredients on animals in Canada, […] [...]
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
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You might have thought that miniature food was cute, but apparently giant food is ADORABLE! [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
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Department of Defense veterinarians and medical experts are asking for funding to create what they call a "crucial" trauma registry for military working dogs. [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
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Conservationists are celebrating another big step towards protecting a beloved family of endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest with an announcement from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that critical habitat will be protected for them along the West Coast. These unique orcas, who are otherwise known as the southern resident killer whales, live in […] [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
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This cat knows what she wants, and she knows how to get it! When she wants her dad to pet her, she uses her paw to tap him, like people! [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
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A group of Cuban activists just made history, marching against animal abuse in a country that previously hasn't allowed its citizens to march for much of anything. Hundreds of animal lovers — many of whom brought their own companion animals — participated in a march on April 7 in Havana, calling for better treatment of […] [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
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A bill has been introduced in the California legislature that would allow the state to suspend a track's license to protect the safety of horses and jockeys. [...]
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
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Tank the dog likes to eat ice, and he's learned how to work the refrigerator's ice machine, so he can get his own. [...]
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
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When an American trophy hunter killed a beloved lion known as Cecil in 2015, the backlash was swift, but his death may now lead to changes that will protect others like him. Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, had paid $50,000 for the chance to kill Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's most beloved and recognizable lions. Cecil […] [...]
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
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Healthy animals are euthanized every day in the United States simply because there are not enough homes for them. This tragic fact has led to a lot of rightful anger and concern. But “kill” shelters are often cast as the villains, despite having to bear the brunt of the pet overpopulation problem. Every year, approximately […] [...]
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
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Authorities in Singapore have seized more than 28 tons of pangolin scales in a record-breaking haul that's bringing renewed attention to the plight of this unique little mammal. Pangolins, who live in Africa and Asia, are toothless insectivores, and they're the only mammal on earth covered in true scales. Sadly, they're being hunted to the […] [...]
Sun, Apr 14, 2019
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Animal advocates are applauding lawmakers in California for moving the state a step closer to banning wild and exotic animals in circuses. The state has already stepped up for wild animals by passing a law banning cruel bullhooks used on elephants, and several cities have bans on using wild and exotic animals for entertainment and […] [...]
Sun, Apr 14, 2019
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