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Idaho Suspends Plan to Kill Wolves in Wilderness
Offbeat  (tags: Idaho, suspends, wolf killing, wolf hunter, good news )

Marie
- 2 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Conservationists claimed victory on Tuesday after Idaho wildlife managers suspended the killing of wolves in a protected wilderness area for preying on elk prized by commercial hunters.
Last Chain On Billie - How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top -GREAT READ!!!
Offbeat  (tags: Elephant, Billie, circus, big top, no more, story, saved, good news, animal welfare, animal advocates, saved, healing, No To Circus's! )

Julie
- 5 days ago - us.macmillan.com
The compelling story of Billie's battle to reclaim her old self is a testament to the intelligence, emotional complexity and remarkable strength of all elephants, captive or free.
Forest Man   video
Offbeat  (tags: India, Manjuli Island, one man reforestation, good news )

Evelyn
- 11 days ago - youtu.be
Since the 1970's Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NY. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis
Tim's Place: Where Breakfast, Lunch and HUGS Are Served! (To Balance All the BAD News!)   video
Offbeat  (tags: good news, heart-warming, restaurant, hugs, Down Syndrome, human, caring )

Evelyn
- 11 days ago - youtu.be
Tim Harris owns his own restaurant -- where hugs are on the menu! The sign says, "Tim's Place: Breakfast, lunch and hugs!" He is, we are told, the only restaurant owner with Down Syndrome. Tim says, "We serve breakfast lunch and hugs: hugs are the best "
Owen Paterson 'Culled' in Government Reshuffle
Offbeat  (tags: Owen Paterson, booted, sacked, good news, Defra, badger cull )

Marie
- 15 days ago - fwi.co.uk
Owen Paterson has been sacked from the post of DEFRA secretary and looks set to be replaced by south west Norfolk MP Liz Truss.
Raju the Tearful Elephant's New Lease of Life After Finding a Girlfriend and Having a Good Meal
Offbeat  (tags: Elephant, Raju, rescued, good news, meal, girlfriend )

Marie
- 22 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
The five-and-a-half tonne animal was freed this week by a wildlife charity after five decades of being shackled and beaten in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Daily Cute: Sassy Piglets Frolick in Their New Home !! (*MUST SEE* VIDEO!!)
Offbeat  (tags: Good News, three little pigs, piglets, rescued, pets, frolicking, new home, *MUST SEE* VIDEO!! )

BarbCat
- 23 days ago - care2.com
Last month, Animal Place (the same rescue that brought you the amazing story of the grieving goat who was reunited with his best friend) welcomed three sassy piglets. Georgina Grace Wiggle Bottom (red), Magpie (black and white) and Rudy were saved from...
Elephant 'Cries' While Being Rescued After 50 Years of Abuse in India
Offbeat  (tags: raju, elephant, freed, rescued, sanctuary, cried, beg, good news )

Marie
- 25 days ago - independent.co.uk
An elephant that was kept in chains for 50 years and abused by a drug addict who used the animal beg in India has been freed.
Great News! - India Bans Foie Gras
Offbeat  (tags: Good news, India, bans, Foie Gras, New Delhi )

Marie
- 27 days ago - channelnewsasia.com
NEW DELHI: India has banned the import of foie gras, a government notice said, after animal rights activists complained that the method used to produce the duck liver delicacy was cruel.
Victory! Southern Illinois University Cancels Plan to Use Pigs
Offbeat  (tags: Good news, victory, illinois, pigs, animal testing, throats )

Marie
- 29 days ago - pcrm.org
Southern Illinois University (SIU) has canceled its plan to use live pigs in its emergency medicine residency program.
Good News! Abandoned Dog That Farts Too Much Given a New Home
Offbeat  (tags: misty, pitbull, good news, home, farts )

Marie
- 29 days ago - dailystar.co.uk
Misty the pit bull initially thought her luck was in when she was initially adopted from a shelter in South Carolina, USA.
China Ends Animal Testing Rule for Some Cosmetics
Offbeat  (tags: Good news, china, ends, some animal testing, shampoos, cosmetics )

Marie
- 32 days ago - mobile.nytimes.com
China has removed a controversial animal test requirement for some types of cosmetics, a move praised by animal rights advocates who hope it signals an end to a practice widely scorned elsewhere.
Harass a Seal and Face Prison, New Law Warns
Offbeat  (tags: Seals, new law, prison, harass, protected, good news )

Marie
- 35 days ago - m.scotsman.com
The 194 land-based sites come on top of an existing network of 15 seal conservation areas and 33 proposed marine protected areas due to be set out later this summer.
Good News! - US Declares Wood Storks No Longer Endangered
Offbeat  (tags: good news, wood storks, not endangered, USA )

Marie
- 36 days ago - hosted.ap.org
The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, is getting a status upgrade 30 years after it was first listed as an endangered species.
New York State Makes Tiger Selfies Illegal
Offbeat  (tags: Tigers, ban, selfies, New York, wild cats, good news )

Marie
- 37 days ago - femalefirst.co.uk
The state of New York has passed a bill to make it illegal to pose for a selfie with any wildcats including tigers.
 

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