Animal Welfare

Iceland stops hunting minke whales but only for this season

Aug 2, 2018

One of Iceland's top whaling companies says it has stopped hunting minke whales this year, in response to a new government regulation that has enlarged the protected area for baleen whales

Video of abuse at pig farm also highlights common practices

Jul 31, 2018

A recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked and hit at a supplier to meat giant JBS also highlights practices that are still common but are slowly changing in the pork industry, like keeping pregnant pigs in narrow cages

Dog meat campaign say tests find rabies at Indonesia markets

Jul 31, 2018

Anti-dog meat campaigners say tests of just nine dog carcasses from markets on an Indonesian island revealed one infected with rabies, highlighting the public health risks

AP PHOTOS: Macau dog track closure prompts adoption pleas

Jul 31, 2018

AP PHOTOS: The closure of a Macau race track ends legal, regulated dog racing in Asia and leaves hundreds of greyhounds homeless

Tiger killings prompt Czechs to tighten animal welfare rules

Jul 26, 2018

The Czech government is planning to tighten rules to keep wild animals in zoo parks following an arrest of three men suspected of killing critically endangered tigers and illegally trading in tiger products

Bad dogs die young, many from euthanasia, British study says

Jul 24, 2018

A British study says aggression, excessive barking and disobedience are among behaviors that can doom dogs to an early demise

Drought spurs extreme measure to protect West's wild horses

Jul 23, 2018

Volunteers and federal land managers are taking steps to protect wild horses amid harsh drought conditions in parts of the U.S. West.

Maine scientists investigating death of Minke whale

Jul 23, 2018

Scientists in Maine are investigating the death of a 24-foot Minke whale that washed ashore over the weekend

Macau takes in 533 dogs after Asia's only race track shuts

Jul 21, 2018

Macau authorities have taken in more than 500 greyhounds abandoned upon the closure Saturday of Asia's only legal dog-racing track

In reversal, Pentagon now says it backs GOP measure on birds

Jul 19, 2018

In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon now says it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill to bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S.

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