Animal Welfare

Investigation leads to closure of 6 Virginia fox pens

Jul 18, 2018

The Virginia attorney general's office says a two-year investigation has led to the closure of six fox pens, enclosures in which wild foxes are contained to be chased by hunting dogs

Tracking bobcats: Researchers need help finding GPS collars

Jul 14, 2018

GPS collars on 50 bobcats across Connecticut are programmed to fall off Aug. 1, and state officials are asking the public for help finding them

Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry's over eco-friendly claims

Jul 12, 2018

A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's alleging the company misleads consumers about its environmental practices

Feminists, animal rights groups reshape Pamplona bull fest

Jul 6, 2018

As Pamplona's famed San Fermin festival deals with swelling sexual abuse cases, voices are also calling to open the long-shunned debate over animal cruelty

Activists urge Pamplona to eliminate "bloody" bull corridas

Jul 5, 2018

More than 100 animal rights activists have called for an end to animal cruelty with a mock bull-run amid columns of red smoke on the eve of Pamplona's famed San Fermin festival

Endangered species listing considered for rare Nevada toad

Jun 27, 2018

U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to consider Endangered Species Act protection for a rare toad in northern Nevada's high desert where one of the biggest producers of geothermal energy in the nation wants to build another power plant.

Don't let puppy love blind you to the expense of a dog

Jun 21, 2018

Learn how to budget for - and save on - essential pet expenses

Woman whose Great Danes were seized avoids jail time

Jun 14, 2018

A judge has ruled a woman who was found guilty of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion will serve no jail time, but is responsible for paying back nearly $2 million for the dogs' care until they find new homes

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

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