Animal Welfare

Conservation groups ask judge to halt Trump drilling plan

Apr 22, 2019

Four conservation groups have asked a federal judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven Western states the groups say will harm sage grouse

Animal welfare group and Albania quarrel over 3 lions' fate

Apr 18, 2019

An international animal welfare charity is locked in a spat with the Albanian government over three lions destined for a sanctuary in the Netherlands

Swiss to vote on animal and human testing ban

Apr 12, 2019

The Swiss will get their say on whether to allow animal and human testing of products sold in the rich Alpine country, the government said Friday, after concerns were raised by those who call the practices inhumane

Survey: More Mexican gray wolves roaming southwestern US

Apr 8, 2019

There are more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest now than at any time since federal biologists began reintroducing the predators more than two decades ago

In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists

Apr 7, 2019

Hundreds of animal-lovers have staged a peaceful march through Havana to call for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba

Horse deaths put Santa Anita under scrutiny on big race day

Apr 5, 2019

Santa Anita is facing enormous scrutiny, and not just because this weekend is the biggest race day of the year

Feds support tribe's push for only whale hunt in mainland US

Apr 4, 2019

Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington state to resume what would be the only authorized whale hunts in the mainland U.S.

Judge considers whether terror watchlist is unconstitutional

Apr 4, 2019

A federal judge says he will rule in the near future on the constitutionality of a government watchlist that includes more than 1 million people the FBI considers to be "known or suspected terrorists."

Judge: Animal shelter to keep tiger seized from Houston home

Apr 4, 2019

A judge has ruled that an animal shelter can keep a tiger that was rescued from an abandoned Houston home

Groups sue to restrict salmon fishing, help Northwest orcas

Apr 3, 2019

Federal officials say they intend to consider salmon fishing restrictions off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest's critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing anyway to ensure it happens

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