Animal Welfare

Ex-governor candidate found guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Apr 2, 2019

A federal jury Tuesday convicted a former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate and zookeeper in an attempted murder-for-hire plot

Latest: Ex-governor candidate guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Apr 2, 2019

A federal jury has convicted a former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate and zookeeper in an attempted murder-for-hire plot

Ex-Oklahoma zookeeper testifies in his murder-for-hire trial

Apr 1, 2019

An ex-Oklahoma zookeeper and former candidate for governor says he never wanted to kill a woman investigators say was the target of a murder-for-hire plot

California board votes to limit whips in horse racing

Mar 28, 2019

The California Horse Racing Board voted Thursday to severely limit the use of whips on horses in racing statewide and approved medication changes on a smaller scale following the deaths of 22 horses at Santa Anita

Record 1,100 dolphins wash up on French shores this year

Mar 28, 2019

France has been shaken into action after a record number of dead dolphins have washed up on the country's Atlantic coast this year, many clearly victims of industrial fishing

Witness says 'Joe Exotic' sold hybrid cat to fund plot

Mar 28, 2019

A witness testified that he took $3,000 from a former zookeeper and Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate to kill a woman in Florida and promised he'd "cut her head off."

Hungry wolves may get new home at Isle Royale National Park

Mar 21, 2019

Authorities are preparing for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation

Wild animals get care at private Russian center

Mar 20, 2019

Some 200 wild animals are receiving care at the Veles Center, an out-of-the-way operation regarded as Russia's premier facility for rehabilitating creatures that were abandoned or fell victim to human callousness

The Latest: Pence views raging river, visits shelter

Mar 20, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence took a look at the raging Elkhorn River at the small town of Waterloo, Nebraska, which found itself cut off from the outside world last week by floodwaters.

Iowa sues to shut down national puppy-laundering ring

Mar 19, 2019

The Iowa Attorney General's Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices

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