California Passes Ban on Captive Orca Breeding at SeaWorld
In a solid strike against the increasingly unpopular marine amusement parks, the state of California has ruled that SeaWorld will no longer be able to breed, trade, sell or transfer orcas kept in captivity. The vote gathered over 600 people...
Sonoran Desert Tortoise is No Longer Protected Under the ESA
The USFWS has determined (based on seven years of monitoring) that threats to the Sonoran desert tortoise "are not serious enough" to classify them as endangered or threatened for the next 10 years. But endangered species advocates and environmentalists are...
A Solution to Our Mounting Global Plastic Problem: Plastic-Eating Mealworms
Stanford engineers and researchers in China have made a groundbreaking discovery: common mealworms can safely eat, digest, and excrete Styrofoam plastic. And that's not all, waxworms can biodegrade polyethylene. This has the potential to solve the world's global plastic pollution...
PETA Files Suit To Have Monkey Named Copyright Holder of Its Selfies
Oh, PETA, their good intentions could pave a trans-Atlantic highway, but on occasion they head up a cause that just seems so outwardly silly. Their most recent fight comes in the form of a suit PETA filed in San Francisco...
New Study Finds Nearly Every Seabird on Earth is Eating Plastic
There is so much plastic trash flowing into the oceans that 90 percent of seabirds are now consuming it on a frequent basis and virtually every one will be consuming it by 2050, a new study finds. Although the facts...
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Saves Newly Adopted Puppy from Drowning
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, actor, WWE legend and living mountain of muscle can now officially add hero to animals to his ever-growing list of titles. It was a pretty notable Labor Day for The Rock as he posted a photo...
Is This the End of Greyhound Racing?
For years the cruel sport of greyhound racing has been steadily losing popularity in the United States, but several tracks still persist. With the recent announcement from representatives at the Gulf Greyhound Park, it seems the sport may be headed...
First Sea Sanctuary for Whales and Dolphins Under Consideration
The first permanent sea sanctuary for whales and dolphins could be a very real possibility after recent talks. According to marine mammal experts, Vancouver, British Columbia looks to be the perfect spot, but other locations are still being considered.
Alien-looking Dog Finally Finds the Perfect Home
"Unique" is probably about the nicest way to describe Lisa, a tiny 10-week-old puppy that was one of the more recent arrivals at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley shelter in Milpitas, California. This tiny pup already had scars all...
Bees: What's the Latest Buzz?
The preliminary results are in from the annual survey of bee colony loss for 2014 - 2015. The shocker? For the first time ever, summer losses exceeded winter losses. Experts in the field are trying to piece together what has...
Five Dozen Animals Seized from Farm in British Columbia
Last Tuesday, over five dozen animals were seized from a property outside of Cloverdale in British Columbia. British Columbia SPCA officials found 35 dogs, 16 horses and 6 cats at the farm which held them in conditions that left them...
Feral Horses Fall Under the Crosshairs of Army Trainees
Usually whenever horses end up in the news, it never works out well for them. Most of the time, they end up the unwary targets of horrible abuse. However, with recent information coming from the U.S. Army, a herd of...
"We beat it 2 death lol hahaha." - Owners Find Morbid Note Atop Dead Dog
A Florida family is morning the loss of their dog today after finding it brutally beaten to death on their doorstep with a note claiming responsibility. Their dog, a Pomeranian named Fox, was killed last week just outside of their...
Plastic Surgery for Pets - Has South Korea Taken Their Quest of Aesthetic Perfection Too Far?
It is a well known fact that South Korea, particularly its capital of Seoul, is a hub for plastic surgery. With the highest standing rate of plastic surgery per capita, the trend of physical enhancement is always big business. Unfortunately,
Major U.S. City Joins the Fight against Puppy Mills by Requiring Pet Stores to Only Sell Rescues
Last Week, Phoenix, Arizona passed legislature that is aimed at shutting down puppy mills in their state by mandating that the pet stores that still sell living animals only offer animals from adoptable rescues. This new legislature comes after a...
Australia Declares "War on Cats"
Hide your kittens, and hide your cats - the Australian government is coming for them. Providing they are feral and you live in Australia, that is.
Cecil the Beloved Zimbabwean Lion Injured, Hunted, Shot and Beheaded
It's been a difficult week for animal and cat lovers the world over. Cecil the friendly and popular lion at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe was killed in the most ruthless fashion and for a senseless reason: a trophy kill.
Rare manatee twins spotted in Florida
Rare newborn manatee twins were spotted earlier this week in Homosassa Springs, Florida with their mom.
No More Corgis for The Queen of England
When Queen Elizabeth II received her first corgi, Susan, on her 18th birthday, she was hooked. She loved the dog so much she began to breed her in the castle. Her current corgis, Holly and Willow, are the 14th descendants...
Meet the elusive Javan Rhino
The Javan rhino is one of the world's rarest mammals. With only 57 remaining in the world (and none in captivity), these incredible animals are extremely rare and very vulnerable to extinction. In fact these images, which were captured by photographer in...
No Pet Store Puppies Day is July 21st!
Puppy mill cruelty is a worldwide problem occuring in large scales in North America. According to the ASPCA, there are "between 6,000 and 10,000 commercial breeding facilities in the United States" alone.
54 Stingrays Dead at Chicago Zoo After System Malfunction
On July 10th, 2015, the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois made the announcement that the stingray exhibit would be closed after a fatal accident that claimed the lives of 54 stingrays. According to zoo staff, the accident was a result...
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