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Cecil the lion's son Xanda in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Photo Credit: Bert Duplessis/

Cecil The Lion’s Son Meets Same Fate As Famous Father

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE) Just two years after the slaughter of Cecil the lion, one of the famed lion’s cubs was killed in similar circumstances during a trophy hunt in Zimbabwe earlier this month. The six-year-old lion named Xanda, who was in his prime, was shot and killed just outside the bounds of Hwange National Park–not far from […]

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Miriam Petrova, holding a photo of her cat Gogo, and other owners of cat victims after the sentencing of Robert Farmer. Photo Credit: Jacqueline Ramseyer/Bay Area News Group

California Cat Killer Sentenced To The Max

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) In a case that’s been closely monitored by animal rights advocates across the country, a judge sentenced a San Jose man with the maximum term allowed (16 years) after he admitted to kidnapping, torturing, and killing nearly two dozen cats in a gruesome crime spree spanning over two months. The 26-year-old man, Robert Farmer–who […]

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Watch bears roaming the valleys of Yellowstone National Park. Photo Credit: Austin-Lehman Adventures

A Grizzly Future For Yellowstone Bears?

(BEARS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) They say, “never poke a sleeping bear.” So why change the laws for the Yellowstone grizzly bears now? These grizzlies have been a part of the endangered species list for over 40 years. The brawny bears ultimately persevered as their numbers are finally up, and luckily they no longer need protection under the […]

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Early victim: one of the more than 100 elephants poisoned in Hwange national park in September 2013. Photo Credit: AP

A Common Crime: 10 More Elephants Poisoned By Poachers

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/POACHING) In a major loss for the animal kingdom, 10 elephants–including a mother and her young calf–were poisoned by poachers at Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park last week. A bucket of poison (typically a dilute sodium cyanide solution and/or paraquat, an extremely toxic agricultural herbicide) was found near the scene and three arrests were made […]

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Celebrating World Oceans Day: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

(OCEANS) Happy World Oceans Day! Originally created by The Ocean Project in 2002, World Oceans Day became nationally recognized as June 8 in 2008. Since then, the project has reached millions worldwide in advocating for healthier oceans and a healthier planet. There’s no doubt that factors like climate change and pollution are threatening our Earth’s […]

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A protester at the March for Science in Philadelphia in April. Photo Credit: Mark Makela for The New York Times

Trump To Planet: Drop Dead

(CLIMATE CHANGE/OP-ED) Thursday marked a new low for President Donald Trump after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the global plan to address and thwart climate change. Trump famously referred to global warming as a Chinese hoax during his campaign, and with this latest decision he’s recklessly asserting […]

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Approximately 50 percent of sea turtles around the globe ingest plastic. Photo Credit: ShutterStock

Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day! Save Sea Turtles From Extinction

(TURTLES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Today, May 23 marks World Turtle Day! Effective since 2000, World Turtle Day is a time to celebrate turtles and tortoises, and bring awareness to their diminishing habitats. While sea turtles have been around for millions of years, all seven sea turtle species are currently classified as endangered, with some facing extinction. Activists […]

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A woman with her cat after a visit to the Tehran pet hospital. Photo Credit: Newsha Tavakolian for The New York Times

Where Can You Be Whipped For Walking A Dog?

(PETS/ANIMAL RIGHTS) Did you know simply taking your dog on a walk could get you arrested in some countries? In Iran, where the prevailing Islamic belief is that dogs are impure, walking a dog not only puts the guardian at risk, but the dog could also be seized, or even killed. In this year’s campaign […]

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Kenya the lion was one of the animals euthanized at Lion's Gate Sanctuary. Photo Credit: Lion's Gate Sanctuary

Senseless Slaughter: Colorado Sanctuary Controversially Euthanizes All Of Its Animals

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE SANCTUARY) Lion’s Gate Sanctuary in Central Colorado suddenly euthanized all 11 of their animals–which included 3 lions, 3 tigers, and 5 bears–after Elbert County commissioners denied the refuge’s request to move to a nearby, more urban location, citing safety concerns. The wild animal sanctuary maintains the animals had to be euthanized because recurring […]

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