Animal Welfare

South Africa seizes large illegal shipment of lion bones

Oct 4, 2019

South Africa seizes illegal shipment of lion bones weighing more than a quarter-ton

Correction: Swamp Rodent Invasion story

Sep 26, 2019

Correction: Swamp Rodent Invasion story

France bans shows by sick bear following abuse complaints

Sep 13, 2019

French authorities have banned the owners of a sick bear from displaying it in public shows after an inspection found the animal suffered from severe health problems and was held in poor conditions

Singaporean scientist among California boat fire victims

Sep 6, 2019

From veteran water polo coach to Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water

US to allow trophy hunter to import body of rare black rhino

Sep 6, 2019

The Trump administration says it will issue a permit to a Michigan trophy hunter to import the skin, skull and horns from a rare black rhinoceros he shot last year in Africa

Maryland pet stores sue to block state ban on dog, cat sales

Aug 27, 2019

Pet stores are suing to block a Maryland law that will bar them from selling commercially bred dogs and cats, a measure billed as a check against unlicensed and substandard "puppy mills."

Lawsuit calls Arkansas "ag-gag" law unconstitutional

Jun 26, 2019

A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court against two Arkansas agricultural businesses claiming a state law protecting the businesses from undercover investigations is unconstitutional

Rot in peace: Sites lacking for whale corpses amid die-off

Jun 21, 2019

Rot in peace: So many gray whales are washing up on the US West Coast that the federal agency that deals with the rotting carcasses is running out of places to put them while they decompose

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

Jun 13, 2019

Giving monkeys a break: More research monkeys are being retired to sanctuaries when their work is done, but funding and quality of care are the biggest roadblocks

Sound barrier to chase seals, prevent shark attacks debated

May 29, 2019

A Cape Cod company has proposed building a sonic barrier around the region's beaches to chase away seals to prevent shark attacks

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