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NYC Quarantines 500 Cats, Fearing the Flu

Hundreds of homeless New York City cats have been quarantined after health officials discovered many infected with a strand of bird flu. About 386 cats that live in city shelters…

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Rusty Patched Bumblebee Declared Endangered

The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal…

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Senator, Activist Clash on Ways to Save Sage Grouse

A Republican lawmaker assailed a list of proposals for limiting Western mining to protect the vulnerable sage grouse, while an environmental activist said it’s a chance for the new administration…

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Agriculture Ministry Puts Chill on Cattle Flights

Citing animal welfare concerns, the Israeli Agriculture Ministry announced on Monday a temporary ban on live shipments by air, following an unusual number of deaths among calves on a recent…

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Bipedal Bear’s Death Motivates Bear Hunt Opponents

New Jersey’s long-debated black bear hunts have stoked strong passions, blasted by animal rights activists as inhumane and supported by hunters and wildlife officials who say they help minimize run-ins…

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Israel Reports H5N8 Bird Flu at Farm

Israel has reported an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm, a case likely due to contact with wild birds migrating from Europe, international animal health…

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