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Vietnam kills over 40,000 pigs after African swine fever outbreaks

The infectious viral disease African swine fever (ASF) is spreading in Vietnam. Authorities have killed 42,400 pigs after ASF outbreaks.

Turkey’s plan to remove stray dogs angers animal groups

Turkey's ruling party introduced a bill to parliament on Friday to gather millions of stray dogs and put them in shelters.

Almost 80 pilot whales die after mass stranding on Scotland island

A pod of 77 pilot whales died on Thursday after stranding on Tresness Beach on the Orkney Islands of Scotland.

Two elephants die from herpesvirus at Dublin Zoo

Two elephants died from from Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV) at Dublin Zoo in Ireland. Zinda, a 7-year-old Asian elephant, died on Sunday. Another young...

Humpback whales in Australia were less stressed during the pandemic

Humpback whales off Australia's east coast were less stressed during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

91,000 chickens killed after bird flu outbreak in Germany

Around 91,000 chickens were killed following an outbreak of bird flu in Germany, authorities said on Tuesday. The virus was detected in Bad Bentheim.

Ants help injured friends by cutting off limbs to save their lives

Florida carpenter ants, reddish-brown ants from the southeastern United States, perform amputations to help injured friends survive.

Humpback whale tangled in 800 kg fishing gear rescued in Australia

A humpback whale tangled in 800kg of fishing equipment was rescued off Victoria's Gippsland coast in Australia.

Only 1000 Bornean elephants left in the wild

Human activities like farming, mining, and logging on the island of Borneo have endangered Bornean elephants, wildlife experts reported on Thursday. The International Union for...

One Voice files complaint to rescue last circus elephant in France

Animal welfare organization One Voice has filed a complaint to request the release of Samba, the last circus elephant in France.

Australia kills 1.5 million birds to combat bird flu outbreaks

Australia has killed around 1.5 million birds to control the spread of bird flu. Avian influenza has reached a ten chicken farms.

Tens of thousands rally in London for Restore Nature Now march

At least 50,000 people gathered in central London on Saturday for the Restore Nature Now march, demanding urgent action to address the ongoing crisis...

Oceana takes legal steps against UK over oil and gas licenses

Oceana UK is preparing to sue the UK government over the severe threat posed to marine life by the latest licenses for oil and gas.

Calf rammed twice by police car is doing well

A 10-month-old calf named Beau Lucy, who was rammed twice by a police car on Friday in England, is doing better.

Antelope dies at zoo after chocking on plastic waste from visitor

A rare sitatunga antelope named Lief died at Brights Zoo in the United States after choking on a plastic cap from a squeezable food pouch.

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.

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.

Vietnam kills over 40,000 pigs after African swine fever outbreaks

The infectious viral disease African swine fever (ASF) is spreading in Vietnam. Authorities have killed 42,400 pigs after ASF outbreaks.

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...

Only 1000 Bornean elephants left in the wild

Human activities like farming, mining, and logging on the island of Borneo have endangered Bornean elephants, wildlife experts reported on Thursday. The International Union for...

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. 

One Voice files complaint to rescue last circus elephant in France

Animal welfare organization One Voice has filed a complaint to request the release of Samba, the last circus elephant in France.

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...

91,000 chickens killed after bird flu outbreak in Germany

Around 91,000 chickens were killed following an outbreak of bird flu in Germany, authorities said on Tuesday. The virus was detected in Bad Bentheim.

Australia kills 1.5 million birds to combat bird flu outbreaks

Australia has killed around 1.5 million birds to control the spread of bird flu. Avian influenza has reached a ten chicken farms.

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...

Almost 80 pilot whales die after mass stranding on Scotland island

A pod of 77 pilot whales died on Thursday after stranding on Tresness Beach on the Orkney Islands of Scotland.

Humpback whales in Australia were less stressed during the pandemic

Humpback whales off Australia's east coast were less stressed during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Humpback whale tangled in 800 kg fishing gear rescued in Australia

A humpback whale tangled in 800kg of fishing equipment was rescued off Victoria's Gippsland coast in Australia.

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.

Tens of thousands rally in London for Restore Nature Now march

At least 50,000 people gathered in central London on Saturday for the Restore Nature Now march, demanding urgent action to address the ongoing crisis...

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.

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 ethical veganism discrimination lawsuit.

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.