The National Institutes of Health announced plans to retire more than 90 percent of government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary and significantly decrease chimp research grants. This is amazing news for chimps in laboratories, and sanctuary has already come for some.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
People take precautions to stay safe in the heat, but are reminded constantly not to forget about their furry friends.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Some foods that are considered good for people can be very dangerous for pets. The list below highlights some of the most common foods that can be dangerous to animals.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
There's been a lot of evidence lately of animals in mourning. It could be due to the loss of a fellow pet or owner, but whatever the case more and more people are realizing that dogs can possess human emotions.
Monday, June 24, 2013
These furry pets have the world in their paws. From movie deals to brand sponsorships and book deals, these animals are taking center stage and represent a new world of pet stardom.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Who needs a Facebook friend when you can have furry friend at your side? According to a new study, almost half of America's pet owners think their four-pawed friends are better for their social life than a social networking account.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A wild animal’s natural instinct is to steer clear of humans. But when a fox cub somehow got its head hopelessly stuck inside a glass jar recently in a Russian forest, there seemed no recourse but to seek a helping pair of human hands.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Twelve years ago on June 11, 2001, the No Kill sheltering movement went from the theoretical to the real. As I drove into the parking lot for the first time as the head of the open admission animal control shelter in Tompkins County, New York, an agency which took in all animals for the 10 towns and cities that made up the County, I was met at the front door by a truck driver with five kittens he didn't want. Spaying his cat had not been a priority. And to him, the kittens were no longer "his problem."
Friday, June 14, 2013
You'll be relieved to hear that transporting your sled dog team to Europe just got a little easier. Previously, according to EU regulations, no one could take more than five animals across the borders of EU member countries. Now, if you can prove you are headed to a competition, exhibition, or recreational/sporting event, you can be exempt from the five-max law.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
human foods are dangerous to pets. Many of these foods may seem tasty to them but can prove deadly if eaten. We know it can be tempting to offer your favorite four-legged friends food from the table, but pets should not be given human food unless recommended by your veterinarian.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
An elephant orphanage in Kenya is seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants brought there because of the poaching crisis occurring across Africa, the founder said Wednesday.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
We don't just share our lives with animals; we are animals -- a reality that we often choose to forget in modern Western culture. Research published in the June special issue of SAGE journal, Social Science Information (SSI), delves deeper into our relationship with other creatures, critically examining our own animal nature, and looking at how animals profoundly influence our culture -- perhaps more so than we had initially thought.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A heartbreaking photo from the funeral of Kentucky K9 officer Jason Ellis is proof of the incredible bond between police dogs and their partners.
Monday, June 3, 2013