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VIDEO: Half-Frozen Turtles Rescued From Death in Texas Cold Snap
Offbeat  (tags: freezing temperatures, turtle rescue, Animal welfare act, animal protection, compassionate people, Wildlife conservation )

- 530 days ago -
Hundreds of cold-stunned sea turtles have been brought back from the brink. More than 500 have been saved so far, but seasoned rescuers are bracing themselves for more. They expect this week's record-breaking freeze to leave another 500 turtles in need...
Two-Year Jail for Cruelty to Animals
Offbeat  (tags: laws, legalisation, animal welfare, animal protection )

- 855 days ago -
The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law increasing punishment for killing or badly hurting an animal. As per the proposed law, any person committing such crimes would have to face two years' imprisonment or Tk 50,000 fine or both.
Buyer Beware: A Puppy's Hidden Cost
Offbeat  (tags: adopt don't shop, animal protection, shelter pets )

- 1211 days ago -
"Adopt, don't shop" is a common mantra in the animal protection world. There's so much behind those three little words. It's not just about the millions of loving shelter pets that go unadopted each year, it's also about the dark truth
4 of the Best Places For Animals
Offbeat  (tags: countries, animals, animal welfare, laws, animal protection, legalisation )

- 1835 days ago -
It is painful for animal lovers to see an animal being mistreated, and different countries have different ways of dealing with animal abuse. Each country has its own set of animal welfare or protection laws that govern how these abusers should be punished
Do Lions Belong in a Circus?
Offbeat  (tags: protest, gold coast australia, circus, wild animals, activists, animal protection )

- 2335 days ago -
You know what they say about the Gold Coast - beautiful one day, forcing lions to perform circus tricks the next. Read on for the full story and what you can do to help. Traditionally, you can find clowns INSIDE the circus. But on the Gold Coast
India: Excellent News ! - 120-Year-Old Tradition of Animal Sacrifice Ends After 12 Year Battle.
Offbeat  (tags: village, children, education, animal welfare, animal protection, legalisation )

- 2557 days ago -
Every year, Rajo Sankranti (a mass festival in Odisha, India) is a feast day for the villagers of Srirampur and its neighboring villages under the Pattamundai police limit, where hundreds of animals are killed for the Deity Maa Ramchandi, Srirampur
National Justice for Animals Week- February 19-25, 2012
Offbeat  (tags: fighting animal abuse, animal advocates, animal protection, animal welfare )

- 2681 days ago -
Animal victims of abuse cannot speak for themselves--so concerned citizens and our legal system must speak up for them. That's why the Animal Legal Defense Fund has created National Justice for Animals Week--
Some Good News and Some Victories for Animals in 2011
Offbeat  (tags: all creatures org, animal welfare, good news, animal protection, animal advocates )

- 2744 days ago -
THANK YOU for every single thing you did to make a difference for animals in 2011!! We know there are many more victories and many more good news items for animals in 2011.
SoCal City Kicks Out Rodeos, Circuses & Pet Sales
Offbeat  (tags: animal welfare, laws, ban pet sales, pet shops, circuses, rodeos, animal protection, irvine )

- 2813 days ago -
Orange County's city of Irvine voted last night in favor of a sweeping animal welfare ordinance outlawing the retail sale of cats and dogs, any circus with exotic animals, as well as giving the boot to rodeos. Yahoo!
WeHo Says Hell No To Fur
Offbeat  (tags: west hollywood, animal welfare, legalisation, laws, animal protection )

- 2941 days ago -
-- No cat declawing. No dogs or cats for sale in pet stores. Now -- no fur for sale. Last month, the forward-thinking West Hollywood City Council voted to forbid the sale of fur within the city limits.
IAR to Take Part in Asia's Largest Animal Welfare Forum in China
Offbeat  (tags: international animal rescue, animal welfare, china forum, animal activits, animal protection )

- 2951 days ago -
International Animal Rescue representatives are travelling to China in June to take part in Asia's largest animal welfare forum. It will be the first time that the Asia for Animals Conference has been held in mainland China, as campaigners continue to
600 Million Stray Animals - A Global Endeavor to End More Animal Suffering
Offbeat  (tags: 600 million organisation, animal protection, stray animals, promoting sterilization pills )

- 2961 days ago -
It is estimated that on any given day there are more than 600 million stray dogs living in desperate conditions around the world; and these strays give birth to between one and three BILLION puppies each year.
New Year's Resolutions to Help Animals
Offbeat  (tags: 2011, animal welfare, animal protection, animal advocates, animals family members )

- 3094 days ago -
It's a new year, and Advocacy for Animals has compiled a list of tips for people who would like to incorporate more animal-friendly practices into their daily lives. This is just a sampling of the many things you can do that will make the animals in your
Will the New Crush Video Ban Successfully Crush the Industry?
Offbeat  (tags: obama, signed new crush video ban, animal welfare, animal protection, against animal cruelty )

- 3116 days ago -
Let's all breathe a sigh of relief and pat ourselves on the backs. After nearly eight months without a ban on crush videos, President Obama last week signed a new bill into law. After the Supreme Court tossed out the old ban on crush videos
Remember When You Thought You Could Change the World?
Offbeat  (tags: better place for animals, animal advocates, animal protection, welfare, laws )

- 3135 days ago -
Each of us needs to return to that place and it's not an external location; it's something that within each of us. Let's dream about that world together. Let's dare to believe that against the odds, we can change the world and make it a far better

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