Daily news of pets, endangered animals and wildlife around the world. Includes information on dogs, cats, dolphins, whales, and wild animals, plus news on endangered species, animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

Three-quarters of the world’s primary fisheries have been overexploited and are in danger of becoming dead zones. Photo credit: Robert Harding

U.S. Navy Reels In Deadly Training

(WHALES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) In a recent settlement with environmental groups, the Navy agreed to reduce its use of sonar and other training harmful to whales, dolphins, and other marine life off the coasts of Hawaii and California. Sonar can often disturb marine animals’ feeding and communication, and in some cases, these training exercises can be deadly. […]

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Pilot Goes To Great Heights To Save Dog

(DOGS/PET SAFETY) Thanks to a compassionate Air Canada pilot, Simba the French Bulldog is still alive today. During an international flight from Tel Aviv to Toronto, the pilot noticed an issue with the cargo area’s heating system which could be life-threatening for pets traveling in cargo. Concerned for the dog’s safety, the pilot diverted the […]

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Fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos remain in the wild. Photo Credit: World Wild Life Foundation

Sumatran Rhino Gone For Good?

(WILDLIFE EXTINCTION/RHINOS) The Sumatran Rhino, a species in decline since the 1980s, was recently declared extinct in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia. Although these rhinos previously ranged across most of Southeast Asia, today they only breed wildly in Indonesia. Degrading and cruel practices such as logging and poaching make it highly challenging for these […]

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Harry Styles of One Direction performs on stage. Photo Credit: Getty

One Direction Singer Sinks SeaWorld’s Reputation

(SEAWORLD/WHALES) Following a storm of criticism from campaigners, including singer Harry Styles of UK boy band One Direction, SeaWorld recently announced it will no longer accept whales taken from the wild. During a July concert in San Diego, home to the original SeaWorld park, the pop star urged the crowd to boycott the company. — […]

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Go Ape For International Primate Day!

(PRIMATES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, September 1 marks the 10th annual International Primate Day, a day dedicated to preserving and protecting primates of all species including chimpanzees, monkeys, orangutans, gorillas, and many more. Animal Defenders International (ADI) founded Primate Day in 2005 with a specific focus on putting an end to experimenting on monkeys for disease research. […]

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<p>Harper, a happy pit bull puppy with a new lease on life. Photo credit:</p>

Put Your Paws Up For National Dog Day!

(PETS/DOGS) It’s August 26th, which means National Dog Day is here! Make sure you go out of your way to appreciate your favorite canine friend, and if you don’t have a special canine in your life, celebrate by adopting one from a shelter! Back in 2004, National Dog Day was started by the National Dog Day […]

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