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 Nightmare For Dolphins Shipped To The Desert For New Tourist Attraction

(MARINE PARKS/DOLPHINS IN CAPTIVITY) Despite growing public opposition to places like SeaWorld and Marineland, Dolphinaris Arizona–a new $20 million dolphin park near Scottsdale, Arizona–officially opened it doors on October 15. The tourist attraction currently features three captive dolphins and provides customers with the opportunity to pay hundreds of dollars for “interactive experiences” like swimming with […]

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NYC inches closer to banning the use of wild animals for entertainment purposes.

Is NYC Next To Ban Wild Animals In Circuses?

(CIRCUS ANIMALS/ANIMAL NEWS) New York City is one step closer to banning wild animals in circuses. The new proposal has been gaining momentum, and now even Mayor Bill de Blasio is voicing his support of the measure. Heavily backed by NYCLASS–the same animal rights group that’s worked for years to ban horse-drawn carriages in Central […]

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A new ad released by the Humane Society Legislative Fund warns that a Donald Trump presidency “would be a threat to animals everywhere.” Photo Credit: Humane Society Legislative Fund

Humane Society: “Trump Presidency Would Be A Threat To Animals Everywhere”

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL POLITICS) Eliciting the most one-sided assortment of newspaper endorsements in history, the 2016 presidential election has been a particularly polarizing one. Editors of major news publications are breaking decades-long party loyalties by endorsing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. And while some traditionally Republican-sided papers have switched teams in this election–perhaps even for the first […]

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olly, Willow, Vulcan, Candy—and The Queen. Read more about the exclusive Annie Leibovitz portrait honoring the Queen on her 90th birthday  Photo Credit: Vanity Fair

‘Cheerio’ To One Of The Queen’s Last Royal Corgis

(FAMOUS DOGS/ROYAL CORGIS) Queen Elizabeth II is in mourning following the recent death of one of her beloved corgis. Holly, the 13-year-old prestigious pup, was one of the two remaining Welsh corgis in the Royal family. The dignified dog had to be put down after suffering from an illness, and was buried last week in […]

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TripAdvisor Tells Animal Attractions To Hit The Road

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL TOURISM) This week, one of the world’s leading travel review and booking websites,, announced they will discontinue sales for hundreds of attractions where travelers are able to interact with animals in captivity. This includes cruel animal attractions like elephant rides, swimming with dolphins, and petting endangered species such as tigers. The move […]

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A Montreal by-law prohibiting pit bull adoption is on hold until a new hearing can take place. Photo Credit: Robie Price via Getty Images

Victory For Montreal’s Pit Bulls!

(ANIMAL NEWS/PIT BULLS) Just two days after going into effect, Montreal’s pit bull ban is suspended indefinitely. The proposed ban–affecting an estimated 7,000 dogs throughout the city–prohibits people from adopting “pit bull type dogs,” and would require existing pit bull parents to undergo a criminal background check, muzzle their dogs when outdoors, and obtain a […]

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Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! Howl To Help Homeless Pets

(SHELTER PETS/ANIMAL ADOPTION) There’s much more to celebrate this month than Halloween. October is designated as National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. During this month, the ASPCA hopes to raise awareness about shelter animals and promote involvement within the community—whether it’s simply spreading the word or bringing a lovable dog into your home. To kick off the initiative, […]

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World Animal Day celebrations animal rights and welfare internationally. Photo Credit: NEAVS

Why Every Day Needs To Be World Animal Day

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, October 4 is World Animal Day! Founded in 1925 by German writer Heinrich Zimmermann, the international day of action for animal rights and welfare appropriately takes place on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. In many parts of the world, animals are still seen […]

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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:</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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