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World Bee Day: Farmers in Mexico rescue bees from drought

World Bee Day is dedicated to highlighting the essential roles that bees and other pollinators play in our environment. 

Two greyhounds die at New Zealand races  

Two greyhounds lost their lives following a race at Christchurch's Addington Raceway in New Zealand on Thursday. The dogs Jovita and Palawa Queen were...

Bird flu found in wild birds in China and dairy cows in US 

Cases of bird flu have been confirmed among wild birds in western China and dairy cows in the United States.

Endangered Species Day: World’s most threatened animals

Every year on the third Friday in May, it's Endangered Species Day. This day is dedicated to learning about endangered animals.

UK parliament passes landmark ban on live animal export

A United Kingdom (UK) bill banning the export of live animals for fattening or slaughter passed parliament.

Captured Italian bear JJ4 to be moved to Germany 

The Italian bear JJ4, who was caught last year following the death of a jogger, will be sent to an animal park in Germany. Since...

Rat poison is killing eagles and owls

Anticoagulant rat poison products are causing widespread deaths among eagles, owls, and other wildlife throughout the United States.

World Wildlife Crime Report 2024: Persistent and new threats

The third edition of the World Wildlife Crime Report examines the ongoing and evolving trends in illegal wildlife trafficking.

Australia to ban live sheep exports by sea by 2028

Australia announced on Saturday that it will ban live sheep exports by sea from May 2028 due to animal welfare concerns.

Emergency conservation efforts save Botswana hippos (INTERVIEW)

Botswana experienced severe drought conditions throughout 2023, leaving many water sources dry and stranding large numbers of hippos.

Sperm whale communication more complex than previously thought, new study

Scientists have discovered that sperm whales use a more complex system of sounds than we previously thought.

Spain cancels National Bullfighting Award

Spain has canceled its annual National Bullfighting Award in response to increasing criticism from animal welfare advocates.

Belgium includes animal welfare in its constitution

The Chamber of Representatives in Belgium passed a law late Thursday night to include animal welfare in the nation's constitution.  The legal text, Article 7a...

Horses Quaker and Vida are doing better after London incident

Royal horses Quaker and Vida are recovering after undergoing surgery. The horses were injured when ran through traffic in London.

Drought crisis traps hippos in Botswana

As the El Nino-driven drought crisis continues to ravage Southern Africa, endangered hippos in Botswana are facing severe survival challenges.

Bird flu detected in walrus for the first time 

Bird flu has been identified in a walrus for the first time, confirming a new type of animal affected by this contagious disease.

29 pilot whales die after mass stranding in Australia

Around 160 long-finned pilot whales were stranded at Toby Inlet in Western Australia. Twenty-eight animals died on the beach.

Stranded orca calf Little Brave Hunter swims out on her own 

A two-year-old female orca calf, known locally as "Little Brave Hunter," swam out of a remote lagoon in Canada on her own on Friday.

UK parliament passes landmark ban on live animal export

A United Kingdom (UK) bill banning the export of live animals for fattening or slaughter passed parliament.

Australia to ban live sheep exports by sea by 2028

Australia announced on Saturday that it will ban live sheep exports by sea from May 2028 due to animal welfare concerns.

Calves younger than two weeks transported between states in the US

Calves no older than two weeks have been ripped from their mothers and transported to calf-rearing facilities in other states across the US.

Captured Italian bear JJ4 to be moved to Germany 

The Italian bear JJ4, who was caught last year following the death of a jogger, will be sent to an animal park in Germany. Since...

Rat poison is killing eagles and owls

Anticoagulant rat poison products are causing widespread deaths among eagles, owls, and other wildlife throughout the United States.

World Wildlife Crime Report 2024: Persistent and new threats

The third edition of the World Wildlife Crime Report examines the ongoing and evolving trends in illegal wildlife trafficking.

Hope for lonely elephant Madhubala to be relocated to a safari park in Pakistan

The 19-year-old African elephant Madhubala has been living alone at Karachi Zoo in Pakistan for almost a year. Animal welfare organization Four Paws said...

Thousands of monkeys used for testing transported through Iceland and Belgium

Bluebird Nordic, an airline from Iceland, has been involved in the transport of thousands of monkeys from Asia to Europe and the USA.

Elephant Miyako’s 50-Years of solitude sparks urgent call for change in Japan

Miyako, a female elephant, has been living in solitude at the Utsunomiya Zoo in Japan for 50 years. Captured from Thailand as a young calf.

Bird flu found in wild birds in China and dairy cows in US 

Cases of bird flu have been confirmed among wild birds in western China and dairy cows in the United States.

Bird flu detected in walrus for the first time 

Bird flu has been identified in a walrus for the first time, confirming a new type of animal affected by this contagious disease.

Mass killing of 2 million chickens at US farm after bird flu outbreak

Cal-Maine Foods, the largest egg producer in the US, will kill 2 million chickens at one of its Texas facilities after detecting bird flu.

Migratory freshwater fish decline by over 90% in South America

Migratory freshwater fish populations in South America and the Caribbean have declined by more than 90% since 1970, a new study revealed. According to the...

Sperm whale communication more complex than previously thought, new study

Scientists have discovered that sperm whales use a more complex system of sounds than we previously thought.

29 pilot whales die after mass stranding in Australia

Around 160 long-finned pilot whales were stranded at Toby Inlet in Western Australia. Twenty-eight animals died on the beach.

France bans meat names for plant-based products

France announced a ban on using words like "ham" and "steak" for plant-based products, a decision made to please animal farmers.

Paris 2024 Olympic Games to feature 60 percent meat-free menu

Olympic Games Paris 2024 organizers announced that 60 percent of the food served during the games will be meat-free.

Tyson recalls 30,000 pounds of chicken nuggets with possible metal pieces 

Tyson Foods has recalled around 30,000 pounds of frozen dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, the FSIS said on Saturday.

All world heat records broken in 2023 ‘Earth is issuing a distress call’

Every major heat record was broken in 2023, and 2024 could be worse, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.  The United Nations (UN)...

Plastic pieces spill in Spain causes problems for animals

A lot of tiny plastic pieces have spread across beaches in Spain. These plastics came from a container that fell into the sea.

Toxic foam on Yamuna river in India

Drone footage taken on Tuesday showed toxic foam floating on the surface of the Yamuna River in Delhi, in the north of India.

Canada court rejects ethical veganism as a belief deserving legal protection

A firefighter who was denied vegan food while tackling wildfires in Canada has lost his lawsuit to protect ethical vegans from discrimination.   Three months after...

The sad plight of rabbits

Rabbits are one of few animals in western society who are kept as pets and also killed for food.

Commercial fishing is an abomination and it’s killing the planet

There is no such thing as a sustainable commercial fishing industry. Over 2 trillion fish are taken from the sea every year.