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Nova Scotia Becomes 1st Province to Ban Cat Declawing
Animals  (tags: animalrights, animalwelfare, cats, ethics, humans, GoodNews, pets, protection, law, Nova Scotia, cat declawing, Canada )

- 62 days ago -
Nova Scotia has just became the first Canadian province to officially ban the practice of electively declawing cats. The ban was originally passed by the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association in December, but now after a 3-month processing..
Big Cats, Facts, Information, Photos - National Geographic
Animals  (tags: tigers, wildlife, death, conservation, animalrights, humans, protection )

- 2726 days ago -
Big Cat Week is an extension of the National Geographic Society's Big Cats Initiative, a long-term commitment to stop poaching, save habitats, and sound the call that big steps are needed to save big cats around the world.
Canadian Spirit Bears Are Brought Out of Hiding
Animals  (tags: Bears, habitat, rare breed )

- 2733 days ago -
A mysterious breed of bears in Canadian forests is revealed. [video clip report]
Ikea: Stop Palm Oil Candles and Save the Habitat of 130 Orangutans
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animalwelfare, endangered, environment, ethics, habitat, protection, sadness, wildanimals )

- 2734 days ago -
Rain forest destruction is happening every minute, wreaking irreversible devastation. Because of the indefensible conditions in the palm oil industry, more than a year ago the World Bank stopped funding palm oil. IKEA is playing for time and says it...
Hero Dog From Afghanistan Mistakenly Killed
Animals  (tags: sadness, killed, investigation )

- 2742 days ago -
A dog named Target that lived through explosions in war-torn Afghanistan couldn't survive a brief stay at an Arizona animal shelter.
Senate Votes to Ban Distribution of 'Crush Videos'
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, suffering, crush videos )

- 2740 days ago -
Videos appealing to a sexual fetish by showing women killing small animals will be banned under legislation that cleared the Senate on Friday and is headed to President Obama for his signature.
Monarch Butterfly Gets Mexico Conservation Center - Yahoo! News
Animals  (tags: mexico, winter, visitor, monarch, butterfly, conservation, center, boosting, dwindling numbers, deforestation, nesting grounds )

- 2742 days ago -
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's celebrated winter visitor, the Monarch butterfly, has a new conservation center aimed at boosting its dwindling numbers. The black and orange insect has been hit hard by deforestation around its winter nesting grounds in Michoacan
Rehabbing Puppy Mill Dogs
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, dogs, GoodNews )

- 2742 days ago -
We are all saddened by the cruelty of puppy mills. Yet some people are reluctant to get a dog from a shelter if they know the dog came from a puppy mill. Is that dog damaged goods? "These dogs can be rehabilitated," says Kristen Collins,
In North Atlantic, Right Whales Try to Yell Over the Growing Subsea Din
Animals  (tags: right whale, ocean acidification, North Atlantic, noise pollution, marine mammals, marine mammal science, cetaceans, acoustic smog )

- 2744 days ago -
"Acoustic smog" creates a health-threatening din beneath the waves. Caused chiefly by commercial shipping vessels, this noise seems to be preventing some animals from finding each other, whether the reason is to mate or to eat.
Va. Sturgeon May Be Key to Ancient Fish's Recovery
Animals  (tags: sturgeon, Atlantic sturgeon, most endangered fish family, James River, Virginia, Jamestown settlers, Native Americans, caviar, armor-plated, prehistoric body morphology, overfishing, habitat loss, boats, dams, biologists study sturgeon )

- 2746 days ago -
In the U.S., sturgeon populations were depleted in the late 19th century as demand grew for their caviar. Now the greatest threats to the Atlantic sturgeon are pollution, climate change and cargo ships that navigate up the James and the Hudson River
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