Victory! Elephants, big cats, primates, and other wild animals will no longer be chained, caged, and beaten so that they’ll perform confusing and painful tricks in circuses anywhere in Guatemala.The nation has done the right thing for animals by passing a law that bans circuses from using them. The days of hauling animals around and harming them in the name of entertainment are about to end in that country.
Guatemala follows Mexico, which banned the use of animals in circuses in 2015. The
- Cretonia Times
Animal welfare officers and organizations must be used to people becoming disgruntled on the other end of a warrant to remove animals from their property.
Yesterday, the owner of a deplorable hobby farm in British Columbia, from which 25 severely abused and neglected animals were being confiscated, also became dangerous.BC SPCA
Upon arriving at the Mission property, BC SPCA were confronted by a woman wielding pepper spray, according to CTV News.
The owner was arrested after &ldqu
- Join DAWS for the 28th Annual Walk for Animals
On June 11th, Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) will hold its 28th Annual Walk for Animals at the Bethel Municipal Center Lawn. This event gives individuals and families the opportunity to come together and celebrate their love of animals while ...
- The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Intermountain Therapy Animals: volunteering with your pet
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
When Nancy Rosen began volunteering with Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) in Salt Lake City in 1998, she knew she was in the right place. Intermountain Therapy Animals is a nonprofit volunteer organization. Its mission is to enhance the quality of ...
Tougher penalties planned for cruelty to animals in Poland
Experts and politicians across the spectrum in Poland have welcomed a government proposal seeking tougher penalties for cruelty to animals in the country. Photo: pexels.com. The proposal, drawn up by the country's justice ministry and recently approved ...
- Mental Floss
What Makes Peregrine Falcons the Fastest Animals on Earth?
One might say that the peregrine falcon is the cheetah of the sky: It lacks the cheetah's distinctive orange-and-black coloring, but in mid-air, the predatory bird can travel up to three times faster than the land-bound feline. The crow-sized falcon ...
- The Denver Post
DisneyNature's “Born in China” brings us up close to adorable animals from afar
The Denver Post
Striking shots of misty mountains and a glorious river give way to myriad images of the adorable young animals in “Born in China.” The very well-done entry from DisneyNature — the latest Earth Day-timed release from the independent nature-documentary ...
'Born in China': Nature film provides intimate look at impressive animalsThe Columbus Dispatch
On Tuesday, Los Angeles City Councilmember, Paul Kortez, a longtime advocate for animal welfare, announced during a news conference, legislation to move Billy, a lonely, 32-year-old elephant, out of the LA Zoo and into “a more suitable habitat”.
In response, as reported by LAist and a local CBS affiliate, disgruntled Los Angeles Zoo officials invited the media to take a closer look at Billy and the zoo’s much-touted “state-of-the-art” facility that include
Earning high praise and extra credit from WAN, like-minded students at Colorado State University have rallied in protest against the construction of JBS Global Food Innovation Center; believed by many to be an on-campus meat slaughterhouse.
According to an article in the Rocky Mountain Collegian, the animal rights group, Rams Organizing for Animal Rights (ROAR), students, and other concerned community members, gathered outside of the University’s Administration building on We
- On April 19th, yet another carriage horse named “Big John” collapsed on the streets of Charleston, South Carolina.Onlookers are not sure if it was heat exhaustion, lack of water, or another issue that caused the horse to collapse in middle of the street?It’s time for the City and Industry to come clean! Over 55,000 visitors & residents are calling for the City to put a STOP to the carriage horse abuse.The City of Charleston needs to do the right thing and retire carriage ho
- CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA
12 Animals Removed From Filthy Home, Man Facing Charges ...
CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA
Several animals were removed from a filthy home in New Alexandria on Thursday.and more »
- The Conversation AU
Dark Mofo's slaughtered bull and the ethics of using animals in art
The Conversation AU
One of Hermann Nitsch's previous works, the Orgies Mysteries Theatre in Italy, 2015. AAP/Antonio Melita. Dark Mofo's slaughtered bull and the ethics of using animals in art. April 21, 2017 12.50am EDT. John Hadley. Author. John Hadley. Senior Lecturer ...and more »
25 animals seized from Mission farm after SPCA raid
WATCH: The B.C. SPCA raided a Mission hobby farm and seized a number of animals on Thursday after a public complaint. Catherine Urquhart has the story about how the search went sideways.and more »
- FOX Illinois
Drug Used On Animals Killls Two People
Sangamon -- Two people have died, after overdosing on a drug used to immobilize large animals. Now the county coroner is saying this is something the public needs to be aware of. It's a drug that is not even approved for human use in the United States.
Drug used to tranquilize large animals linked to overdose deaths ...WANDall 8 news articles »
Barn receives new animals after fire kills therapy horses
LOWELL, Mich– More than a week after a fire destroyed a barn and killed 13 therapy horses at The Barn for Equine Learning, the facility has received six new miniature horses. The Barn for Equine Learning posted a photo of the new animals on Facebook, ...
- The Salinas Californian
Animals, drugs seized during Castroville search
The Salinas Californian
A man was arrested after heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, a handgun, ammunition and an explosive device were reportedly found during a search warrant on Espinosa Road outside Castroville on Wednesday, according to the Monterey ...
How to help stray animals as temperatures warm up
It's not uncommon to see a bald eagle flying through your neighborhood, or perhaps a new family of ducks trying to cross a street. Lacy Campbell at Portland's Wildlife Care Center says not every animal that looks hurt or lost is in fact, hurt or lost ...
- First Coast News
VERIFY: Animals euthanized in Jacksonville 'no-kill' shelters ...
First Coast News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- Since 2014 the city's Animal Care and Protective Services, or ACPS, has been labeled a 'no-kill shelter' along with the Jacksonville ...and more »
Local Rescue Groups See Spike in Baby Animals - Story
It is spring so of course animals are out enjoying the warm weather, but this time of year also means a large spike in baby animals.and more »
RSPCA releases cute photos of baby animals it has rescued this spring
Spring is one of the busiest periods for the RSPCA because it has to rescue a lot of young animals. The baby boom that happens around this time means there are a lot of calls made to the animal charity regarding newborns. These road painters absolutely ...
Warning issued about rabies in wild animals after some euthanized ...
The Greenville Police Department's Animal Protective Services Unit has issued a warning for residents about the potential risk of rabies after several sick wild ...
Warning about unusual behavior from wild animals in GreenvilleWITNall 3 news articles »
- Florida Today
Special Report: Owners say 50+ animals died in loving home
MERRITT ISLAND — It is a neighborhood of sound. Airplanes buzz overhead, flying toward a small, island airport nearby. Down the street, a man stands shirtless in his yard sawing wood at a work table. A few yards away, the pitch of yapping dogs blends ...
- Wauwatosa Now
Body Worlds: Zoo exhibit takes inside-out view of animals
Visitors to the Milwaukee County Zoo this summer will have a unique chance to get an inside look at the body systems that make animals jump, swim, fly and move. The “Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out” exhibit will open Saturday, May 6 at the zoo. The ...
Bear hunts in Florida have been a contentious issue for years pitting outraged animal advocates against those who believe the hunts are necessary to manage state bear population.
Yesterday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted 4-3 to put the brakes on a 2017 hunt that was being considered to take place during bear hunting season in October.
“When you’re approaching the capacity, then a hunt is a management tool,” said commissioner R
- Join the People’s Climate March on April 29th, in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and planet in need.
Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril, including our animals, our environment, our oceans and our future!
Register HERE to join NRDC at the Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., or at a march in a location near you. NRDC will send you details about where to meet up on April 29th and other ways to get
- PETA (blog) (press release)
Shrine Circuses: Fundraisers That Are No Fun for Animals | PETA
PETA (blog) (press release)
Video clips from Shrine circuses show animals in despair.and more »
- The Fight to Save Wild Animals: Disney's 'Born in China' Presents ...
Narrated by John Krasinski, "Born in China" follows the lives of threatened animals in the wild — snow leopards, pandas, golden snub-nosed monkeys and chiru ...and more »
Mining threatens Chinese fossil site that revealed planet's earliest ...
Protests sparked by the destruction of three key fossil-hunting areas result in a temporary halt of phosphate mining.and more »
- There's a Zoo for Sale on Craigslist (Animals Included) | Mental Floss
If you're an animal lover who has ever fantasized about owning a zoo—or a fan of Cameron Crowe movies with a 66 percent Rotten Tomatoes score—we've got ...and more »
- Colorado State University may want to consider changing their name to “Cruelty State University.”
As a freshman at Colorado State University and a member of the Rams Organizing For Animals Rights student club, I was outraged to learn that our school has accepted money from a meatpacking company to build a slaughterhouse in the middle of campus. Construction could begin as early as this summer. CSU needs to cancel plans to build the slaughterhouse now.
It’s already hard enough t
- Daily Mail
Tragically, being a father of two did not deter 44-year-old South African hunter, Scott Van Zyl, from pursuing and killing wild animals for sport. It was such a significant part of his life, Van Zyl also owned a company that runs hunting trips for foreign clients.
It was also, apparently, what led to his life ending abruptly.Daily Mail
According to the Daily Mail, the professional hunter 44, vanished last week while on a hunting safari after he and his tracker entered the bush.
- Breaking News from Florida!!! The Bears Won Today!!!
The Florida Bear Hunt has officially been stopped for 2017, as well as 2018!
Amazing work to everyone involved in protecting the thousands of bears that are killed every year in the tragic hunt.
Your calls, e-mails and voices made a BIG impact! Thank you to the “Stop The Florida Bear Hunt” Facebook team for your help in raising awareness!
The post Breaking News! Florida Bear Hunt Has Officially Been Stopped For 2017 & 2018 appe
PETA challenges Melha Shriners' 'morality' after group brings animals back to its circus - MassLive.comMassLive.com
PETA challenges Melha Shriners' 'morality' after group brings animals back to its circus
WEST SPRINGFIELD -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called out the Melha Shriners Wednesday, sending a letter to the Springfield organization in which they challenged the group's "morality" after it "reneged" on a previous pledge to ...
- Science Daily
Why animals have evolved to favor one side of the brain ...
Most left-handers can rattle off a list of their eminent comrades-in-arms: Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, and Barack Obama, just to name three, but they may want ...and more »
More than 350 animals including dogs, cats, donkeys, pigs, chickens, ducks, doves, bunnies, a horse and an alpaca, were rescued from horrifyingly dangerous and unsanitary conditions.BuzzFeed
According to a Care2 post yesterday, the suffering animals were “living in filth, without access to food or fresh water” when they were found by officers in Georgia during a welfare check.“No animal should be forced to live in conditions l
The Pet Rescue And Adoption Act & The Police Canine Encounters Protection Act In California Passes The First CommitteesL-R: Amitis Ariano,Simone Reyes, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, Judie Mancuso, Henry Brezinski, Katie Cleary, Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, Dr. Karen Halligan, Andrew Kim
World Animal News was at the Capitol yesterday with our partner Social Compassion In Legislation who presented The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act at the Assembly Business and Professions Committee who approved bill AB 485, by a vote of 10-1. AB 485 is authored by Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell with Assembly Membe
Close to 80 dead roosters have been found in the Watsonville area, in Santa Cruz, California over the past few months; apparently, the victims of cockfighting.
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter officials are looking to the public for help in identifying the person or people responsible for holding these despicable events, according to an article in today’s The Mercury News .
A $5000 reward is also being offered by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for in
In China, big cosmetics firms are selling products tested on animals
China requires skincare and cosmetics firms to submit to animal testing in government labs before regulators approve products for sale in the country.and more »
- Tell us how exciting it is having your son Andre as your co-host on Dog Nation?
It’s been very exciting to able to travel around the country with him, and an educational experience for both of us. Andre is seeing a lot of places for the first time while I’m coming back, so I can show him what he hasn’t seen and he can show me how to see it with new eyes. Together, we also bring more balance to the show. I’m team Gen-X, and he’s representing the Millennials. I’
- PETA (blog) (press release)
Alison Sudol Of A Fine Frenzy's Compassion for Animals
PETA (blog) (press release)
Alison Sudol, the brains and beauty behind musical act A Fine Frenzy, takes a break from performing her bouncy piano-based melodies and mellow guitar-backed ballads to help animals and star in an ad for PETA. This Los Angeles–based singer–songwriter ...
Who was Steve Stephens? Facebook killer tortured animals, was awkward with women, according to neighbors - CrimeOnlineCrimeOnline
Who was Steve Stephens? Facebook killer tortured animals, was awkward with women, according to neighbors
UPDATE: Police say accused Facebook killer, Steve Stephens, shot himself in Philadelphia. The wounds were fatal. Pennsylvania State Police reported that the suspect shot himself while authorities tried to apprehend him in Erie County. Steve Stephens ...and more »
Weather warning: Bad weather killed giant ancestors of common animals that roamed Europe - Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk
Weather warning: Bad weather killed giant ancestors of common animals that roamed Europe
Giant ancestors of common animals which grew to the size of cars were wiped out by bad weather 11-15,000 years ago, according to new research. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 15:01, Tue, Apr 18, 2017 ...and more »
For the second time in less than a week, United Airlines is helping to answer the age-old question of whether or not “any publicity is good publicity.”
I have always been in the minority strongly believing that any publicity is not good publicity for a variety of reasons. United Airlines is a prime example of why.RT.com
According to Reuters, “United Airlines found itself on the defensive again on Friday after a passenger complained that a scorpion stung him durin
Tucson Wildlife Center preps for influx of animals after fire at wildlife sanctuary - Tucson News NowTucson Wildlife Center preps for influx of animals after fire at wildlife sanctuary
Tucson News Now
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. The Tucson Wildlife Center is seeking help from the community after a fire destroyed an animal sanctuary inside a home on Tucson's northwest side. Earlier this month, Wildlife Rehab Northwest burned down, killing ...and more »
- Sacramento Bee
Should California pet stores sell only rescued animals?
Welcome to the AM Alert, your morning rundown on California policy and politics. To receive it regularly, please sign up here. Where do you get your pets – the pound or the pet store? In California, it soon may not make a difference. Assembly Bill 485 ...
- New York Magazine
Human Behavior Toward Animals Hasn't Caught Up to the Science
New York Magazine
These days, daily newsfeeds are cram-packed with headlines representing the latest revelations into who animals really are. Chimpanzees rely on their close friends to help them relax. Pigs have something that sure looks like personalities. Elephants ...
- Daily Mail
Damien Hirst hit by claims animals killed in name of art
The RSPCA has raised concerns over the treatment of animals and insects by Damien Hirst following claims that almost one million creatures have died as a result of his work. During his 30 year career, the controversial artist has continually used ...and more »
Why it's so offensive when we call people animals
Comparing humans to animals is vexed but irresistible. We are animals, but animals who like to believe we are not merely animals. When we do liken people to other creatures – when sports fans use racial slurs or Donald Trump calls Syrian President ...and more »
- Children get up close and personal with cute baby animals at Barrow museum
NW Evening Mail
CHILDREN across the area took a hands on approach to creatures when an animal sanctuary came to town. From guinea pigs, goats and ducklings, Wetheriggs Animal Rescue brought an array of creatures to Furness for the event. The sanctuary, based at ...
Researcher proposes answer for why cave animals go blind
A well-studied blind cavefish (bottom), the Mexican tetra (Astyanax mexicanus), is a small, docile, pink-hued fish just a few centimeters long that could easily make its home in an aquarium. ASU evolutionary biologist Reed Cartwright chose …more. Why ...and more »
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