Animal


NY Bans Elephant Performances

Elephant performances at circuses, parades and carnivals will soon be illegal in New York after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday to protect the animals from abuse and mistreatment. The…

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Far Fewer Bears Killed in Latest New Jersey Hunt

New Jersey wildlife officials say far fewer black bears were culled during this year’s hunt compared to last year’s event. Preliminary data shows 241 bruins were killed during the six-day…

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Coyotes Surround Dog Walker in New Jersey Town

Police in New Jersey are warning that a pack of coyotes surrounded a dog walker and attempted to snatch the dog. The confrontation took place last Thursday on Oak Road…

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Graceful Menace: States Take Aim at Non-Native Swans

With its snow-white plumage and elegant posture, mute swans are exalted in European ballets and fairy tales as symbols of beauty. But to many wildlife biologists, they are aggressive and…

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Calif. Federal Court Declines to Issue Anti-Kapparos Injunction

Anti-kapparos activists have lost another legal battle, as a federal appellate court denied their motion for a preliminary injunction banning the use of chickens in kapparos. Virginia-based United Poultry Concerns…

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Why Your Adorable Pet Turtle May Make Your Child Sick

Investigators trying to figure out why dozens of people across 13 states have been stricken with salmonella poisoning have stumbled on the reason behind the outbreak: Adorable tiny pet turtles.…

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Harvey Is Also Displacing Snakes, Fire Ants and Gators

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to drench Southeast Texas and flood Houston and surrounding communities, people aren’t the only ones seeking higher ground. The area’s wild animal inhabitants are, too.…

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