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Join The Pack! Celebrate 150 Days Of Animal Rescue

(CELEBRITIES/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) Join the ASPCA in celebrating its 150th anniversary by pledging to help animals in need. In honor of 150 years of service to animals, the ASPCA is launching 150 Days of Rescue, a national campaign designed to protect homeless and abused animals. The 150-day campaign, which launched on April 10th, the ASPCA’s birthday, […]

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Flap Your Wings For World Penguin Day!

(PENGUINS/ANIMAL FACTS) Today, April 25 is World Penguin Day–not to be confused with Penguin Awareness Day, which takes place January 20th. Marking the start of the flightless birds’ annual migration north, World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate one of the few natives of Antarctica, penguins! — Global Animal

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Troubled Tiger Numbers Make A Comeback

(TIGERS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) After nearing extinction, tiger numbers are on the rise for the first time in a century. Thanks to improved surveys as well as enhanced protections and commitments to wildlife conservation, there are now 3,890 wild tigers throughout India, Russia, Nepal and Bhutan. This number is up from 3,200 tigers in the wild in […]

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PETA is calling for orca whales to be placed in large-scale ocean sanctuaries. Photo Credit: Chris Gotshall/AP Photo

SeaWorld Makes Whale Of A Decision To Stop Bad Breeding Business

(SEAWORLD/CAPTIVE ORCAS) In a major victory for future generations of orcas, SeaWorld announced today they will no longer breed captive killer whales. This landmark decision follows the recent news of Tilikum, the park’s most prolific breeder’s deteriorating health, and comes three years after the release of the documentary Blackfish, which resulted in an uprising of […]

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The San Diego Humane Society is caring for 30 dogs and puppies rescued this week from a Korean dog meat farm. Photo Credit: Facebook via San Diego Humane Society

30 Dogs Rescued From Certain Death At South Korean Meat Farm

(ANIMAL RESCUE/DOG MEAT TRADE) Thirty dogs and puppies raised for slaughter were recently rescued from a South Korean meat farm thanks to a program sponsored by Humane Society International. The animals–ranging from six months to two years old–had been living in crowded, filthy cages, and were subjected to daily cruelty and severe neglect. Now, they […]

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<p>Yulin, China's dog meat festival plans to proceed amidst heavy opposition. Photo Credit: Ian Somerhalder Foundation  </p>

Local Activists Vs. Chinese Dog Meat Market

(ANIMAL WELFARE/DOGS/PETS) In recent years, China has seen an increase in activism against the dog meat market. However, a lack of resources and legal support has kept from saving and protecting the region’s dogs. There are several stories regarding the rescue of thousands of dogs mid-transport to slaughterhouses, yet the aftermath of the rescue is […]

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