Animal Welfare

Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist

Oct 15, 2018

A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears

As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

Oct 13, 2018

A lawsuit making its way through federal court Alaska will decide whether Pacific walruses should be listed as a threatened species, giving them additional protections

California canine blood bank disputes PETA abuse claims

Oct 12, 2018

A non-profit that runs one of the nation's largest canine blood banks is disputing claims that retired racing greyhounds are being abused at the Southern California facility

Groups hope to stop animal sacrifice during biggest festival

Oct 12, 2018

Animal rights campaigners in Nepal are hoping to end the tradition of animal sacrifices during the Himalayan nation's biggest festivals by organizing protests, distributing pamphlets and talking to devotees

Nepal says its tiger population has almost doubled from 2009

Oct 7, 2018

Nepal says it has been successful in almost doubling the tiger population in less than a decade

Californians weigh making egg-laying hens cage-free by 2022

Oct 6, 2018

California ballot measure would make egg-laying hens cage-free by 2022, and ban sales from other states that don't adhere to California standards

Forest Service advances changes to sage grouse protections

Oct 5, 2018

The U.S. Forest Service is advancing changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that environmental groups say are part of the Trump administration's efforts favoring industry but that push the imperiled bird closer to extinction

Shelter accused of freezing kittens to death is shut down

Oct 5, 2018

A southern Indiana animal shelter accused of freezing kittens to death as an alternative to accepted forms of euthanasia is being shut down

APNewsBreak: Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

Oct 4, 2018

An ancient and odd-looking Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction

With 1 seat vacant, justices appear divided in first case

Oct 1, 2018

With Brett Kavanaugh's nomination in limbo, a shorthanded Supreme Court appeared evenly split Monday over an endangered frog in the first arguments of the new term

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