Animal Welfare

Congress moves to ban cockfighting in US territories

Dec 12, 2018

Congress has given final passage to legislation that would shut down legal cockfights in U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, ending an institution dating from the colonial era that generates millions of dollars each year

Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway

Dec 12, 2018

Washington state is wrapping up work on a new bridge designed to help migrating wildlife make it safely across a major highway

Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon

Dec 12, 2018

Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest

Should Johannesburg Zoo's last elephant stay or go?

Dec 11, 2018

Should Johannesburg Zoo's last elephant stay or go? Debate springs up after companion's death

Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

Nov 27, 2018

Chinese scientist who claims first gene-edited babies kept much of his work secret

US goal to be "first" on devices worries former regulators

Nov 27, 2018

Under pressure from industry, FDA sought to be "first in the world" to approve new medical devices. Some former officials say the focus on cheaper, faster reviews poses risks for patients.

Study finds robust polar bear population in sea near Alaska

Nov 16, 2018

A study of polar bears in the Chukchi Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice due to climate change

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Nov 15, 2018

'Castration-free' pigs and hornless dairy cows are the farm animals being brought to life by a gene-editing company

Arkansas shelter: Dogs injured after break-in for dogfight

Oct 21, 2018

An eastern Arkansas animal shelter says people have broken in to use dogs there for dogfighting for the second time in two weeks, leaving five animals injured

Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

Oct 18, 2018

Environmental groups have filed another lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas

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