Animal Welfare

Trump wildlife protection board defends trophy hunting

Mar 16, 2018

A new U.S. advisory board is meeting for the first time to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos

Authorities investigating claims teacher fed puppy to turtle

Mar 16, 2018

Authorities are investigating reports a teacher fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in a rural Idaho town that was the setting for the teenage cult classic film "Napoleon Dynamite."

USDA rejects Mercy for Animals humane bird slaughter request

Mar 16, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has rejected a petition from an animal rights group that sought more humane treatment for turkeys and chickens sent to slaughter

Fading wolf population to be restored at Lake Superior park

Mar 16, 2018

Federal officials have tentatively decided to transport 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park over the next three years to replenish a population that has nearly died out because of inbreeding and disease

Iditarod dog with signs of pneumonia dies

Mar 16, 2018

Alaska musher Katherine Keith has had dogs die in the last two Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races, both of suspected problems from pneumonia

Versace is latest to join no-fur trend in fashion

Mar 15, 2018

Versace has become the latest fashion house to eliminate fur from its collections, joining Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss among others

Uruguayan club punished for letting chicken loose at match

Mar 13, 2018

Uruguay's football association has sanctioned first division club Fenix after two chickens were let loose on the pitch in the game against Racing on Sunday

Ag Department kills animal welfare rule for organic meat

Mar 12, 2018

The Trump administration is withdrawing a federal rule that would have required organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards

Norwegian musher leads the Iditarod at the halfway point

Mar 9, 2018

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog officials are blaming Alaska's recession, pressure from animal rights groups on sponsors and an attempt to ensure the race's future for a purse that is down about $250,000 from last year

The Latest: Iditarod winner to take pay cut

Mar 9, 2018

The overall purse for the world's most famous sled dog race is down a quarter-million dollars from last year


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