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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.

<p>Harper, a happy pit bull puppy with a new lease on life. Photo credit: today.msnbc.msn.com</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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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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Roaring For Wildlife: World Lion Day Honors Cecil

(LIONS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, August 10 marks World Lion Day, the first global campaign celebrating the importance of lions across the globe. But this year, the day has a particularly important meaning, with an increased focus on conservation. Lions are endangered throughout Africa and India, but widespread outrage following the recent killing of Cecil the lion […]

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Major airlines like Delta, United, and American will no longer ship trophy hunts as freight, effectively immediately. Photo Credit: cntraveler.com

Big Airlines Ban Big Game Shipments, But Will UPS?

(SPORT HUNTING/ANIMAL NEWS) Following global outrage over Walter James Palmer’s killing of Cecil the lion last month, a number of prominent airlines announced they will no longer ship hunted animal trophies as freight, which includes lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo–or what hunters frequently refer to as “the big five.” Zimbabwe has also suspended big […]

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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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Zimbabwe’s Big Game Ban Scores Big For Animals

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/SPORT HUNTING) ZIMBABWE — After last week’s public backlash in response to Walter Palmer’s illegal killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe is suspending big game hunting of lions, leopards, and elephants outside of Hwange National Park. The ban is effective immediately and also includes hunting with a bow and arrow unless pre-approved by the […]

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