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Is No-Kill Caviar Ethical?

Caviar, at one time the fanciest food of them all, might be tasty (depending on who you ask) but it's never been very ethical. Now, a new technique is giving us no-kill caviar. But do we want it? T…

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SeaWorld Orcas On Valium-Like Drugs

So there you have it. SeaWorld's orcas are not happy. So much so, that their caregivers prescribe the veterinarian equivalent of Xanax and Valium - benzodiazepine - to get some of them through the day…

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Amazing Win for Whales: Japan’s Annual Hunt Ruled Illegal

This week, Greenpeace International, one of the world's leading anti-whaling organization announced that marine mammal advocates can "jump for joy" as there will likely be no whaling in the Southern O…

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Copenhagen Zoo Kills Again — This Time, 4 Lions

First, we hear about the Copenhagen zoo killing a healthy young giraffe, publicly dissecting it (in a crowd that included kids) and feeding it to lions. Now, less than two months later, the same zoo k…

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9 Bizarre Animal Laws

Legislators are known to create all sorts of mind-bending laws, but here are a few that will truly leave you scratching your head. These animal laws make one wonder what prompted the need for such leg…

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752 Rescued Hens Feel Sunshine for the First Time

Surely you have eaten eggs or seen a chicken, but have you ever seen a battery-caged hen take her first steps on soil and feel the sunshine on her back for the first time in her life? This video by Ed…

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How Would You React to Someone Kicking Your Dog?

Last week the weather in NYC had finally (and briefly) climbed above freezing, and I had Charlotte and Mercury outside for our morning walk. We live in a busy mixed business and residential neighborho…

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For Pit Bull Owners, Housing Can Be Hard to Find

When Debbie Burns and her husband decided to move back to Utah to be near family, Burns began searching for homes to rent. She found numerous great properties, but most of them wouldn't allow her f…

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Formerly Abused Crossbreed Dog Wins Best Rescue at Crufts (video)

Crufts, The World's Largest Dog Show, is not only about breeds competing for Best in Show. Crufts includes the widely entertaining musical freestyle competition, some of the best agility teams in the …

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Watch Rescued Puppy Mill Dogs Experience Freedom for the First Time

The non-profit, no-kill organization National Mill Dog Rescue, (NMDR), recently rescued seventy-five surrendered breeding dogs from multiple puppy mills in Kansas and Missouri. National Mill Do…

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