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Currently, 11 elephants remain on tour with Ringing Bros. circus.

Ringling Elephants Take A Bow, Get Early Retirement

(CIRCUS ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL NEWS) This May–a year and a half sooner than expected–Ringling Bros.’ remaining circus elephants will be retired to the Center for Elephant Conservation (CEC) in Florida. Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, initially vowed to phase out its touring elephants by 2018, but recently changed their decision […]

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Unna, an 18-year-old killer whale at SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas, died Monday from a rare fungal infection, park officials announced. Photo Credit: SeaWorld

A World Of Trouble: SeaWorld’s Third Whale Death In Six Months

(ANIMAL NEWS/SEAWORLD) This week, SeaWorld San Antonio lost its third whale in six months, adding to the mounting criticism against the notorious chain of marine theme parks. The 18-year-old female orca named Unna passed away yesterday after suffering from a months-long fungal infection called Candida. Although the average life expectancy of orcas in the wild […]

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Hanako was originally sent to the Ueno Zoo when she was 2 years old. Photo credit: Express

The World’s Saddest Elephant? Help Save Hanako!

(ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY/ZOOS) Hanako is quite possibly the world’s saddest elephant. Believed to be the oldest elephant in Japan, Hanako has been living in a concrete prison for 61 years. Her cell resides in the Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo, known by visitors as “one of the cruellest, most archaic zoos in the modern world.” […]

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Video footage documents an enraged bull charging into the crowd during a bullfighting event in Peru. Photo Credit: YouTube

Caught On Tape: Raging Bull Charges Crowd At Peru Bullfight

(ANIMAL NEWS/BULLFIGHTING) Bullfighting spectators in Peru were sent running to safety over the weekend after a bull unexpectedly jumped the barricades and charged at them. While bullfighters attempted to lasso the bull, things took a turn for the worse when fans began provoking the animal by tossing beer and other objects into the bullring. The […]

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Photo credit: The Guardian

Celebrating World Elephant Day

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Happy World Elephant Day! This global campaign was founded in 2012 to shine a light on the delicate state of elephant populations across the globe. In addition to habitat loss and exploitation, poaching for the ivory trade is one of the most difficult issues conservationists must face to protect these gentle giants. But […]

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Cruelty Cannot Be Concealed: Judge Lifts Idaho Ag-Gag Law

(AG-GAG LAWS/FACTORY FARMING) IDAHO — This week, in a major victory for factory farm animals, a federal judge ruled Idaho’s ag-gag law–which prohibits undercover investigations of agricultural operations–as unconstitutional. The misguided law was passed last year in response to Mercy For Animals footage revealing horrific conditions and unspeakable cruelty to animals at an Idaho dairy […]

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International Tiger Day: Saving Tigers In Crisis

(TIGERS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, July 29 marks International Tiger Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness for tiger conservation. However, considering the world has lost approximately 97 percent of all wild tigers in just over 100 years, every day should be Tiger Day! — Global Animal

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