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Rescued Pit Bull Takes Relaxing Bath

(DOGS/PIT BULLS/ANIMAL VIDEO) Meet Rudy. In November 2014, Rudy was abandoned in a plastic container on the streets of New York City. He was rescued by Special Needs Animal Rescue Rehabilitation (S.N.A.R.R.) in 2015 after someone found him in critical condition. — Global Animal

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Morgan the captured orca. Photo Credit: Jenny Vantwillert

Free Morgan: Captive Killer Whale Attempts Suicide

(ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY/KILLER WHALES) A recent video clip, filmed anonymously by Morgan Monitors and posted onto the Dolphin Project’s website, reveals a SeaWorld-owned orca named Morgan beaching herself after a performance at Loro Parque in the Canary Islands. The unsettling footage shows Morgan remaining motionless on the concrete ledge for about 10 minutes at the […]

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Approximately 50 percent of sea turtles around the globe ingest plastic. Photo Credit: ShutterStock

Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day! Save Sea Turtles From Extinction

(TURTLES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Today, May 23 marks World Turtle Day! Effective since 2000, World Turtle Day is a time to celebrate turtles and tortoises, and bring awareness to their diminishing habitats. While sea turtles have been around for millions of years, all seven sea turtle species are currently classified as endangered, with some facing extinction. Activists […]

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When dogs show the whites of their eyes in a "half-moon" shape it can indicate stress.
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Too Much Puppy Love? Hugging It Out With Our Dogs

(DOGS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Is there a such thing as too much puppy love? As it turns out, hugging a dog could actually increase their stress levels. In a new study, psychology professor Dr. Stanley Coren analyzed a random sampling of 250 pictures of people hugging dogs and identified a number of specific signs indicating a dog’s […]

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