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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.

Mycotoxins are found in all types of grains. Photo credit: Demotix

Dangerous Dog Food? Purina Pet Food Poisons Thousands

(DOGS/PET HEALTH) Major dog food company Purina is being sued for killing 4,000 dogs with its toxic dog food Beneful. This is not the first time Purina has been accused of producing a harmful product. Years ago, Purina was initially accused of using the harmful food additive, propylene glycol, in its food. This time, those […]

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Actress Isla Fisher gets a kiss from Nanuq. Photo Credit: Rigo Diaz/SeaWorld San Diego/Getty

SeaWorld Loses Another Cetacean Casualty

(SEAWORLD/WHALES IN CAPTIVITY) Last week, SeaWorld lost another one of its marine mammals, reigniting the debate over whether cetaceans belong in captivity. On Thursday, Nanuq the beluga whale died at SeaWorld Orlando after fracturing his jaw during an interaction with two other whales and later contracting an infection. According to SeaWorld, the cause of Nanuq’s […]

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Speak Out Against Useless Monkey Experiments

(MONKEYS/ANIMAL TESTING) In the last several months, controversial NIH-funded “maternal deprivation” experiments, in which infant monkeys are removed from their mothers at birth so investigators can study the psychological consequences, have sparked public debate and a congressional inquiry. Monkey researchers believe their work is justified because of the potential benefits to human patients suffering from […]

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<p>Dog lovers all, the Kennedys built a special play area near the West Wing for their children and the family pets. J.F.K. was the first President to request that his dogs come out to meet the presidential helicopter when he arrived at the White House. Photo credit: TIME Life Pictures/Corbis</p>

In Dogs We Trust: Presidents & Their Pets

(FAMOUS PETS/DOGS) As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, it just doesn’t seem right to leave out those who gave their unconditional love to many of America’s leaders. That can be a tall order. Of course, we’re speaking about the First Pets. Read on for more about the many beloved animals throughout history—dogs, cats, horses, parrots, and […]

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When not performing, SeaWorld whales are confined to even smaller tanks. Photo Credit: Slavetoentertainment.com

Good News For The World’s Loneliest Whale

(KILLER WHALES/ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY) Good news is finally on the way for Lolita, the world’s loneliest orca. Lolita was given this name because for the past 40 years or so, she has been living in solitude at the Miami Seaquarium in what is regarded as one of the smallest orca enclosures in the world. For […]

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Groundhog Club handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil during the 126th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Photo Credit: Gene J. Puskar, AP

Just Another Groundhog Day For Punxsutawney Phil

(ANIMAL NEWS/GROUNDHOG DAY) PENNSYLVANIA — Earlier this morning on the 129th annual Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow, saw his shadow, and predicted another six long weeks of winter—just like last year. Although Phil’s accuracy is up for debate, groundhogs have been predicting the weather in the tiny western Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney […]

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India’s Tigers Make Roaring Comeback

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/ENDANGERED SPECIES) INDIA — Poaching has proven to be the biggest factor impacting tiger populations over the years. However, India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority recently released information regarding the latest tiger numbers. Fortunately for the nation’s wild tigers, there was a surge in their population last year. The survey displayed that the number of […]

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Footballs can be fun toys for your pets as well! Photo credit: Your Hub

Super Bowl Pet Names Score In Popularity

(CATS AND DOGS/PET NAMES) Have you ever thought about naming your Pomeranian after Russell Wilson or your Golden Retriever in honor of Tom Brady? Super Bowl fans show their team pride in many ways; sometimes they even name their pets after their favorite football stars! Tupanion, a pet medical insurance company, has calculated which states […]

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