Animal rights

July 03, 2017 - 3:53 pm
TUCKER, Ga. (AP) — The reward has grown to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever buried a dog up to her nose in the ground near Atlanta. The canine later died. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced the reward increase on Monday. Last month, Eric...
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June 29, 2017 - 3:53 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After repeated failures over decades, U.S. wildlife officials have finally drafted a recovery plan for endangered wolves that once roamed parts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is under a court order to complete the plan for...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2008, file photo, a wounded deer lies in the road after being hit by a car on the northbound lane of Interstate 295 near Freeport, Maine. In Oregon, under a road kill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat for human consumption. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)
June 21, 2017 - 7:43 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from. Under a roadkill bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature and signed by the governor, motorists who crash into the animals can now harvest the meat to eat. And...
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In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017 photo, 9-day-old chickens eat a mix of corn and soybeans and drink water inside a chicken house north of Plumerville, Ark. The house, and three others like it nearby, hold 30,000 birds each. When the chickens are 33 days old, they will be taken to a processing plant for slaughter and packaging. Tyson Foods says it will explore more-humane ways to kill the birds, and also that it is using a third-party to monitor videos from the plant to ensure the animals are treated properly. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
June 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
PLUMERVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods on Wednesday unveiled a plan to stop abuses down on the farm, but an animal rights group that routinely distributes videos of disturbing practices of agricultural abuses said monitoring slaughterhouses won't stop other cruelty that exists within the poultry...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colo. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted. Zinke says that while the federal government has a responsibility under the Endangered Species Act to protect the ground-dwelling bird, “we also have a responsibility to be a good neighbor and a good partner.” He says a directive that could “destroy local economies” or impose onerous regulations on public lands “is no way to be a good neighbor.’’ (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 07, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted. While the federal government has a responsibility under the...
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Protesters carry banners during an anti bullfighting demonstration march in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, May 13, 2017. Thousands marched though the center of the city to call for a ban of bullfighting. Banner on right reads 'Stop the torture'. (AP Photo/Paul White)
May 13, 2017 - 2:06 pm
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of animal rights activists protested Saturday in Madrid to demand an end to Spain's long tradition of bullfighting. The march went through the Spanish capital's city center, with several groups united under one clear-cut message: "Bullfighting is violence and you can stop it...
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In this image provided by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment orca Takara helps guide her newborn to the water's surface at SeaWorld San Antonio, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in San Antonio. The company based in Orlando, Fla., announced the birth Wednesday. (Chris Gotshall/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 2:20 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ticket sales. The Orlando-based company said the orca — the last in a generation of whales bred...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, a grizzly bear crosses through a back country campsite in Montana's Glacier National Park. Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said, in late March 2017. (Doug Kelley/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
April 02, 2017 - 5:00 pm
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said. "We've seen an 11 percent change in increasing range in just a...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2015 file photo provided by South Korean Presidential Blue House shows then South Korean President Park Geun-hye with dogs at the presidential blue house in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's presidential office has found a home for two of the nine dogs former President Park Geun-hye left behind when she was forced out of office over a corruption scandal. A spokesman from the presidential Blue House said Friday, March 17, 2017 that the puppies were given to an organization that raises Jindo dogs, a valued native breed. The official says five other puppies will be soon sent to two other organizations. (South Korean Presidential Blue House via AP, File)
March 16, 2017 - 10:19 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's presidential office has found a home for two of the nine dogs former President Park Geun-hye left behind when she was forced out of office over a corruption scandal. Park's decision to leave the dogs upset the country's dog lovers, who flooded the internet...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:44 am
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA Sessions responds to allegations WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is responding to allegations that he talked Russia during the presidential campaign. There are revelations that Sessions talked twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States. But during...
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