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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.

Fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos remain in the wild. Photo Credit: World Wild Life Foundation

Sumatran Rhino Population In A State Of Ruin

(RHINOS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) In the 1980s, there were estimated to be 800 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild. Nowadays, that number could be as low as 30–no thanks to poaching and habitat loss. But since these four known wild rhino populations are so segregated from one another, they also have difficulty reaching each other to breed. […]

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World Vegan Day: 5 Things You Need To Know

(VEGANISM) While only 2.5 percent of Americans are currently vegan, the plant-based movement is on the rise, leading experts to wonder whether veganism is just a fad or the future of food. There are many reasons to enjoy a vegan diet, including health and environmental benefits. But for many, it’s a matter of animal rights […]

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Lifesaving Legislation: The First State To Require Pet Stores Only Sell Rescue Animals

(PET ADOPTION/ANIMAL NEWS) In a landmark victory for our four-legged friends, California will become the first state to require pet stores to exclusively sell rescue animals. Under the new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, commercially bred dogs, cats, and rabbits will be banned from pet stores, encouraging retailers to facilitate adoptions of […]

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Gucci is just the latest luxury brand to ban the use of fur. Photo Credit: Getty

Animals Are Not Slaves To Fashion: Gucci Finally Goes Fur-Free!

(FUR TRADE) In perhaps the biggest fur-free retailer announcement worldwide to date, Gucci has banned the use of fur. Today in London, Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri announced the megabrand’s pledge to go fur-free, beginning with their Spring/Summer 2018 collections. Dedicated to social responsibility, the Kering-owned brand has also signed up to the Fur Free Alliance, an international […]

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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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Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: Helping Victims Stay Afloat

(DISASTER RELIEF/ANIMAL RESCUE) Hurricane Harvey caused devastation for countless people and their pets throughout Texas and Louisiana. Luckily, over 300 shelters and animal rescues all over the the country have stepped in to help. Those affected those affected face an uphill battle to rebuild their lives, but volunteers continue to work day by day, trying to […]

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Activists from Earth Island Institute (EII) and the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PWAS) hold a demonstration against dolphin hunting in front of the Japanese Embassy in Manila on September 1, 2016. Photo Credit: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty

Dolphin Killing Season Surfaces In Japan

(MARINE PARKS/DOLPHINS) This month marked the beginning of the cruel dolphin killing season which takes place in Taiji and other Japanese fishing towns, from September through March. Each year, upwards of 20,000 dolphins and other cetaceans are brutally slaughtered–often cruelly stabbed with knives, hooks and lances–in the annual hunt. While part of the dolphins’ flesh is […]

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Responding to a resident report, the HSUS animal rescue team returns successfully with two cats trapped in a home. Photograph: Anthony Rathbun/Humane Society of the United States via AP Images

TAKE ACTION: Hurricane Harvey Animal Victims Need Our Help!

(HURRICANE HARVEY/ANIMAL RESCUE) Being the most powerful storm to hit the mainland in over a decade, Hurricane Harvey has completely wreaked havoc throughout Texas and Louisiana. To put things in perspective, an estimated 20 trillion gallons dumped on the 2.3 million-person city of Houston since Harvey came ashore. Some parts of Texas received as much as […]

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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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Joe Garcia carried his dog, Heidi, from his flooded home in Spring, Texas. Photo Credit: David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Hurricane Harvey: How To Help Pets In Need

(HELP ANIMALS/ANIMAL RESCUE) HOUSTON — In the same type of catastrophic flooding that beset Texas during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey has battered the nation’s fourth largest city this past week. The flooding has left 25 dead and caused more than 30,000 people to flee their flooded homes. While many pets […]

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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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‘A Hero To Many:’ Elephant Crusader Shot Dead In Tanzania

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/POACHING) SOUTH AFRICA — Wildlife conservationist Wayne Lotter was recently shot and killed in Tanzania, where he dedicated his life to putting an end to poaching and the illegal ivory trade. Tanzanian law enforcement has launched an investigation into his death, and while it’s unclear whether Lotter was killed as a result of his […]

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People use protective glasses on their dog during a partial solar eclipse at the Pier Head in Liverpool, north-west England, on March 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

How Will Animals React To The Solar Eclipse?

(ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) Animals across the country may act strangely on Monday, August 21, as the U.S. witnesses the first total solar eclipse since 1979. While experts claim reports of animals going berserk during solar eclipses are purely anecdotal, animals big and small have been seen changing their behavior when the sky goes dark during totality. […]

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