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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.

A rabbit being used for cosmetic animal testing. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Historic Ban Makes India Cruelty-Free

(ANIMAL RIGHTS/ANIMAL TESTING) It’s official! India has finally banned the import of all cosmetics tested on animals. Thanks to animal rights organizations like PETA and Humane Society International, as well as the support from over 30 legislators, India is now the first official cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia. Continue reading to find out more […]

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Mr. Robinson was arrested for kicking King, a stray cat. Photo credit: ASPCA

Is Animal Cruelty Now A Mainstream Concern?

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/ANIMAL LAWS) The recent actions of Andre Robinson, a 22-year-old man living in Brooklyn, have captured the attention of animal rights activists nationwide. Robinson admitted to kicking a cat, filming the cruel act, and uploading the violent video to Facebook. Since the brutal video went viral, it did not take long before activists berated […]

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3,000 different species of animals have plummeted in numbers. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Humans Cut World’s Wildlife Population In Half

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/ENDANGERED SPECIES) A recent study by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) points to humans as the cause of a major plummet in wildlife populations—a 52 percent decline over the past 40 years to be exact. Factors such as hunting, fishing, environmental degradation, pollution, and global warming all contribute to the destruction of many exotic […]

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Hakol Chai documented the abuse of working horses and donkeys. Photo credit: Alex Roskowsky for NRG from CHAI

Israel Says ‘Neigh’ To Horse & Donkey Cart Cruelty

(ANIMAL RIGHTS/HORSES/DONKEYS) ISRAEL — Thanks to the efforts of the Israeli animal rights organization, Hakol Chai, Israel is now the first country to enact a nationwide ban on horse- and donkey-drawn carts. Even though these animal vehicles are now forbidden from streets and roads, they can still be used for tourism purposes. Horse- and donkey-drawn […]

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New research suggests pesticides are linked to the recent population decline in honeybees. Photo Credit: Eric Lowenbach, Flickr

Zom-bee Apocalypse? Pesticides Killing Off More Bees

(ANIMAL NEWS/BEES/ENDANGERED SPECIES) Bee populations are drastically declining, and scientific research proves that neonicotinoid pesticides are to blame. Syngenta, a major pesticide company, has petitioned the U.S. government to increase the limit of neonicotinoid pesticide use in major crops, and the debate is open to public input until October 6, 2014. Read on to find […]

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<p>Cruelty Free International works solely on banning animal testing around the world. Photo credit: bbc.co.uk</p>

PETA India Pushes Ban On Animal Testing

(ANIMAL WELFARE/COSMETIC ANIMAL TESTING) PETA India is launching an online campaigned aimed at the Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA) as well as its small group of members consisting of cosmetic brands such as: L’Oréal and Procter & Gamble, to put a definite end to animal testing. Cosmetic animal testing has been banned in India […]

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George's surgery cost $180 to complete. Photo credit: Huffington Post

George The Goldfish’s Spectacular Surgery

(FISH/PETS/ANIMAL NEWS) AUSTRALIA — A 10-year-old goldfish named George recently underwent life-saving surgery to remove a tumor from his brain. Amazingly, doctors were able to successfully complete the surgery, and George is expected to live for many more years. Read on to learn about why George no longer has to live like a fish out […]

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Paris Hilton's teacup pomeranian can actually fit into a teacup. Photo credit: Petflow.com

Paris Hilton Pays $13K For New Designer Dog

(CELEBRITY NEWS/DOGS/CELEBRITIES) Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton recently payed a staggering $13,000 for “the world’s smallest Pomeranian puppy.” The teacup Pomeranian named Mr. Amazing barely weighs 12 ounces and is only 2.5 inches tall. That’s a lot of money for such a tiny dog! — Global Animal

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