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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.

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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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Walter Palmer (left) with one of his many "trophies." Photo Credit: Telegraph UK

WANTED: Legendary Lion’s Killer Confirmed

(TROPHY HUNTING/ANIMAL NEWS) Cecil the lion was considered one of the most famous wild animals in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park before he was shot and killed by an American trophy hunter earlier this month. Sources are confirming Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota with a criminal poaching history, is the 13-year-old lion’s killer. The […]

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This photo taken July 4, 2012, at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, shows Dennis Christen of the Georgia Aquarium feed a bottle to a baby beluga calf being rehabilitated at the center. The whale was approximately two days old when it was found in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and separated from its mother. Staff from the Alaska SeaLife Center is receiving help with the whale's care from the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Shedd Aquarium in ChiCago and SeaWord in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Captivity Kills: Another Life Lost At SeaWorld

(SEAWORLD/CAPTIVE WHALES) SAN ANTONIO — A newborn beluga whale born in captivity at SeaWorld San Antonio died on Sunday, just three weeks after being born. According to a SeaWorld press release, the female calf was born one month prematurely on June 20 and appeared smaller than normal at 120 pounds and four feet in length. […]

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Millions of animals are used for animal testing each year. Photo credit: DW.com

Bill To Ban Cosmetic Testing Brings Animals Justice

(ANIMAL TESTING) Tests that use animals to determine the safety of human cosmetic products such as lipstick, perfume, and eyeliner, are killing thousands of animals in the U.S. each year. If the lab animals do not die from such experiments, industries typically kill the animals afterward. Last week, Congress passed the Humane Cosmetics Act, which […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Legal In The U.S. & The Animal Kingdom?

(CULTURE/ANIMAL KINGDOM) Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that all 50 states cannot ban same-sex marriage–a historic victory for what many have called the “defining civil rights challenge of our time.” Not only does the Supreme Court and 60 percent of Americans— an all-time high—support gay marriage, but so does […]

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Jim Horton, a licensed animal trapper in Westchester County, with a foothold he uses on coyotes. Photo Credit: Andrew Sullivan for The New York Times

Coyotes Cue Controversy In New York Suburbs

(COYOTES/ANIMAL NEWS) New York’s suburbs are witnessing a surge in Eastern coyote populations this year, leading to an increase in dead and/or missing pets. While homeowners are seeking out animal control officers and private animal trappers to capture and euthanize nuisance coyotes, naturalists claim the coyotes are a beneficial part of the ecosystem and have […]

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Friends Not Food: Stop The Yulin Dog Meat Festival!

(DOGS/ANIMAL WELFARE) CHINA — The annual Yulin dog meat festival, where as many as 10,000 dogs are slaughtered for their meat, kicked off nearly a week early this year in an attempt to avoid protesters. Despite popular belief, the local festival only dates back to the 1990s. But the Chinese tradition of eating dog meat […]

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