Animal Welfare

Polish community works to save wild herd ordered slaughtered

May 8, 2019

Local authorities and animal rights activists in western Poland hope to spare the lives of 170 cows and bulls that went feral after years of neglect and a court has ordered slaughtered

US says it will complete Keystone environmental review

May 7, 2019

U.S. government attorneys say the Trump administration plans to finish a new environmental review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada

Off to a new life: 3 Albanian lions sent to Dutch cat center

May 7, 2019

Three lions from Tirana Zoo in Albania have been sedated and in about 48 hours will wake up at their new home, the Felida Big Cat Centre in the Netherlands

Report: Proposed LNG plants could affect ocelot preservation

Apr 28, 2019

Critics of a plan to build three liquefied natural gas export terminals in South Texas say the facilities could devastate efforts to boost the population of endangered ocelots in the state

New York police rescue 'GOAT ... and it's not @TomBrady'

Apr 27, 2019

New York Police Department: "There's a new GOAT in town, and it's not @TomBrady..."

Former US Interior Secretary Manuel Luján Jr. has died

Apr 26, 2019

Former Republican congressman and U.S. Interior Secretary Manuel Luján Jr. has died at 90 after a career in which he drew fire from environmentalists for challenging the Endangered Species Act.

Giraffes a tentative step closer toward federal protections

Apr 25, 2019

The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act, following legal pressure from environmental groups

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

Apr 25, 2019

An agreement between animal welfare groups and ranching interests to save wild mustangs from slaughter has opened a split among horse advocates

Jaguar recovery plan envisions sprawling habitat areas

Apr 24, 2019

A plan by wildlife officials to bolster the endangered jaguar population in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico by establishing two sprawling habitat areas drew criticism Wednesday from environmental groups

Dozens of turtles rescued from Arkansas sewage plant

Apr 24, 2019

An east Arkansas animal shelter has rescued dozens of turtles from a wastewater treatment facility after they became trapped in sewage pond filters.

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