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African Nations use elephant poaching as a form of income. Photo credit: Jo Crebbin/Shutterstock

Deadly Decline: African Elephants Down 30 Percent In 7 Years

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/AFRICAN ELEPHANTS) In just 7 years, the African elephant population has declined at an alarming rate of 8 percent each year. Researchers counted around 352,000 savanna elephants spanning nearly 300,00 miles, which accounts for 93 percent of all remaining elephants in the 18 countries surveyed. They also counted an estimated 12 elephant carcasses for […]

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Photo credit: Michael Nichols, National Geographic

Go Ape For International Primate Day!

(PRIMATES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, September 1 is 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. This year, the […]

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<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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Mark Buchert from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team gets a lick from a dog he helped rescue from flood waters on August 15. Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images via Huffington Post

TAKE ACTION: How To Help Animal Victims Of Louisiana Flooding (PHOTOS)

(HELP ANIMALS/ANIMAL RESCUE) In the worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy, historic floods tore apart southern Louisiana over the weekend, leaving thousands evacuated. With residents displaced throughout East Baton Rouge Parish and Acadiana, there are countless pets and animals also in need of supplies and shelter. While waters are beginning to recede, many organizations are lending […]

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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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African Lion

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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A caged beagle cowers in fear. Photo Credit: PETA

Big Pharma Labs Conduct Cruel Experiments On Dogs, Monkeys, Rats

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/LAB ANIMALS) After a whistleblower reported horrific animal cruelty taking place at MPI Research, PETA filed complaints calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institutes of Health to investigate the allegations. Hired by big corporations and universities like Merck, ArmaGen Technologies, Gilead Sciences, and the University of North Carolina at […]

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The Muncie Animal Shelter took to Facebook on Tuesday, writing: "Come out to the Muncie Animal Shelter between 10am-5:30pm any day and walk an adoptable dog as you hunt for Pokemon and hatch eggs!" Photo Credit: Muncie Animal Shelter Facebook

Play Pokemon Go? Here’s One Way To Make The Game Even Better

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/DOG WALKING) If you’re one of the millions of people playing Pokémon Go–now the the biggest mobile gaming app in U.S. history–here’s one way to make the game even better! The Muncie Animal Shelter in Indiana is currently seeking out avid Pokémon Go players to help walk adoptable dogs while they play. Since individuals […]

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