Animal Welfare

APNewsBreak: Agency considers dropping wolf protections

Jun 14, 2018

The federal government is considering another attempt to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species

Animal charities to open European circus elephant sanctuary

Jun 11, 2018

Animal rights groups say they will establish Europe's first elephant sanctuary for former circus elephants

APNewsBreak: US won't prosecute Alaska gray whale kill

Jun 8, 2018

APNewsBreak: Federal officials have decided not to prosecute the killing of a protected gray whale by Native hunters in Alaska

Yellowstone boss says Trump administration forcing him out

Jun 7, 2018

The leader of Yellowstone National Park says he's being forced out as a "punitive action" after disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain

US officials OK plan to rebuild Isle Royale wolf population

Jun 7, 2018

Officials have decided to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, where the predator species that has roamed the remote wilderness for about 70 years is on the brink of disappearing

Scientists, animal activists: Don't cull Romanian brown bear

Jun 7, 2018

Scientists and animal rights groups have urged the Romanian government to rethink plans to allow the hunting of brown bears

Escaped boa constrictor found in owner's upstate NY home

May 30, 2018

A 6-foot-long boa constrictor reported loose in Binghamton, New York has been found beneath the owner's kitchen sink

Conservation groups' pact will help save Atlantic salmon

May 29, 2018

Two conservation groups say a deal has been struck with commercial fishermen in Greenland and the Faroe Islands to protect thousands of vulnerable Atlantic salmon

Officials: Roosters trained for fighting to be euthanized

May 29, 2018

Animal welfare officials say most of the hundreds of roosters seized from a suspected illegal cockfighting site will have to be euthanized

Puppy that had 'FREE' written on fur put up for adoption

May 29, 2018

An animal shelter in Ohio says dozens of people are offering to adopt a puppy found in a cage with "FREE" scrawled on her fur

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