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Is Banning Foie Gras the Solution to the Problem?

Foie gras…. discuss! Considering the highly volatile and controversial nature of the subject, it is almost sufficient to just mention this vilified animal product, without taking a stance one way o…

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California’s Foie Gras Ban About to Begin

On July 1, California will ban foie gras, created by the funnel-forced ingestion of large amounts of feed into a goose or duck's esophagus. Eventually the liver grows to more than 10 times its normal …

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Southeast Asia’s Dog Meat Mafia

In most of Thailand, dogs are considered man's best friend. But in the Northeast borderlands, stray dogs are a free range source of meat. Photo Credit: dgoomany via Flickr.   Video News by News…

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How Clean Are Your Eggs?

Do you routinely wash your eggs before you break them and cook them? I certainly don’t, and that is why I was so baffled when, after visiting a local farm and walking away with a dozen fresh eggs, the…

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Philippines’ Fighting Dogs Face Grim Fate

Dozens of pit bulls rescued from Philippine dog fights will be put down, say animal welfare officers. They're among close to 300 found after a raid on a fighting ring linked to international online ga…

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Fin Trade Slashes Shark Numbers

Hong Kong has a reputation as the world's shark fin capital, despite public disapproval and a self-imposed ban on the soup by some restaurants and businesses. Science News by NewsLook   …

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Yao Ming Goes After Bear Bile Farms

A documentary screening event organized by animal welfare group Animals Asia Foundation in Beijing called for an end to bear bile farming, the practice of extracting bile from the gall bladders of liv…

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The Incredible Recovery of Andre the Dog

I am a rather emotional individual who wears her heart on her shirt sleeve, so I often avoid reading news articles that wail about the worst of humanity. But with the headline "The incredible recovery…

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Thai Navy Rescues Dogs Destined for Dinner Table

Thai authorities say they have rescued more than 750 dogs that were bound for cooking pots in Vietnam. Odd News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "GURdXvGEACzYM3ID", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsL…

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Tough Adjustments for Rescue Dogs

A western Quebec dog rescue center has taken in 14 dogs to treat them for their serious physical and mental conditions, trauma suffered at a closed puppy mill nearby. World News Videos by NewsLo…

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