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Aquafarming now primary source of fish globally, UN says

For the first time, farmed fish production has surpassed the catch from traditional fishing, the United Nations FAO announced on Friday.

Rare sunfish washed up dead on US beach

An enormous and rare sunfish, measuring 2.2 meters, has washed ashore on the northern coast of the United States, in the state of Oregon.

Bird flu outbreak at another US dairy farm, 40 cows infected

Minnesota has reported its first case of bird flu in a dairy herd, adding to the ongoing virus outbreak in the United States. The affected...

Research animal breeder Envigo fined $22 million for abusing and killing beagles

Envigo, a research animal breeder, has pleaded guilty to animal welfare crimes after abuse and deaths of beagles were reported.

European Elections: Over 900 candidates pledge to protect animal welfare

More than 900 candidates for the European Parliament have pledged to enhance animal protection if elected in the EU.

138 pilot whales killed at latest grindadráp in Faroe Islands

At least 138 pilot whales were killed in the latest grindadráp this weekend in the Faroe Islands, a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Southern African countries fear more elephant deaths

Countries in Africa are concerned about the fate of elephants. Park rangers are increasingly finding dead elephants.

Colombia bans bullfighting in historic vote

Colombia's parliament passed a historic bill to ban bullfighting on Tuesday, with 93 votes in favor and only two against.

Black bear killed after attacking teenager in US cabin

A three-year-old male black bear was killed after he entered a cabin and attacked a teenager in the United States. 

Bolivian river dolphins rescued from shallow water

Two Bolivian river dolphins—a mother and her baby—were rescued on Friday in Bolivia after becoming stranded in shallow waters.

Bird flu detected in meat from dairy cows used for hamburgers 

Traces of bird flu have been found in the tissue of meat from a dairy cow sent to slaughter at an American meat processing...

Huge new whaling ship leaves Japan for first hunt

The new whaling ship Kangei Maru, weighing nearly 9,300 tons, left Japan on Tuesday for its first whale hunt.

Dutch provincial council calls for end of monkey trade for animal testing

The North Brabant provincial council in the Netherlands wants a ban on the trade of monkeys used for animal testing. Hundreds of monkeys imported from...

Heat is killing mantled howler monkeys in Mexico

Mantled howler monkeys have been falling dead from trees in the southeastern tropical forests of Mexico recently, as the country faces severe drought and heatwaves.

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...

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.

Aquafarming now primary source of fish globally, UN says

For the first time, farmed fish production has surpassed the catch from traditional fishing, the United Nations FAO announced on Friday.

Bird flu outbreak at another US dairy farm, 40 cows infected

Minnesota has reported its first case of bird flu in a dairy herd, adding to the ongoing virus outbreak in the United States. The affected...

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.

Southern African countries fear more elephant deaths

Countries in Africa are concerned about the fate of elephants. Park rangers are increasingly finding dead elephants.

Black bear killed after attacking teenager in US cabin

A three-year-old male black bear was killed after he entered a cabin and attacked a teenager in the United States. 

Bolivian river dolphins rescued from shallow water

Two Bolivian river dolphins—a mother and her baby—were rescued on Friday in Bolivia after becoming stranded in shallow waters.

Dutch provincial council calls for end of monkey trade for animal testing

The North Brabant provincial council in the Netherlands wants a ban on the trade of monkeys used for animal testing. Hundreds of monkeys imported from...

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.

Bird flu outbreak at another US dairy farm, 40 cows infected

Minnesota has reported its first case of bird flu in a dairy herd, adding to the ongoing virus outbreak in the United States. The affected...

Bird flu detected in meat from dairy cows used for hamburgers 

Traces of bird flu have been found in the tissue of meat from a dairy cow sent to slaughter at an American meat processing...

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.

Iceland grants license to kill 128 fin whales in 2024

Iceland announced on Tuesday that it has issued a license to whaling company Hvalur hf. to hunt and kill 128 fin whales in 2024.

Rare sunfish washed up dead on US beach

An enormous and rare sunfish, measuring 2.2 meters, has washed ashore on the northern coast of the United States, in the state of Oregon.

138 pilot whales killed at latest grindadráp in Faroe Islands

At least 138 pilot whales were killed in the latest grindadráp this weekend in the Faroe Islands, a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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.