Animal welfare

This Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, photo provided by the Eugene Police Department shows a fawn stuck in a fence in Eugene, Ore. Eugene police officer Shawni McLaughlin freed the terrified fawn and, after a short recovery period, it was able to spring up and run away. (Shawni McLaughlin/Eugene Police Department via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 6:00 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An animal welfare officer in Oregon is getting attention after her body-worn camera captured her rescuing a baby deer. The Eugene Police Department on Thursday made public a video and photo of Officer Shawni McLaughlin freeing a terrified fawn that got stuck in a backyard fence...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 1995, file photo, a wolf leaps across a road into the wilds of Central Idaho. The U.S. government says it doesn't have to release information to an environmental group concerning investigations into livestock deaths in Idaho that can result in wolves being killed for preying on cattle and sheep. The U.S. Department of Justice, in documents filed Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in U.S. District Court, says the requested documents contain information that's exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests. (AP Photo/Douglas Pizac, File)
August 31, 2018 - 5:22 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Investigations into livestock deaths in Idaho blamed on wolves don't have to be made public, the U.S. government says. The U.S. Department of Justice in documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court said the reports requested by an environmental group contain information that'...
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August 31, 2018 - 5:21 pm
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys say charges have been dropped against three animal rights activists arrested during a protest at Smithfield Foods' hog processing plant in eastern North Carolina. Attorneys said Friday that the charges were dropped Thursday against three people who faced...
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In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 photo provided by the New York City Transit, goats stand on the subway tracks in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Jon Stewart has made a home for the two goats found roaming along the tracks. The comedian and his wife own Farm Sanctuary, a shelter in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (New York City Transit via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart has helped make a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City. A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about "two very baaaaad boys" along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn't clear where the goats came from. Police arrived on the scene...
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This Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, photo shows a box of Nabisco Barnum's Animals crackers on the shelf of a local grocery store in Des Moines, Iowa. Mondelez International says it has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum’s Animals crackers after relenting to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 21, 2018 - 9:55 am
After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free. Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum's Animals crackers in response to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA, which...
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In this July 29, 2017 photo provided by KYUK-TV shows a gray whale that was killed in the Kuskokwim River is butchered and the meat and blubber distributed. Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, according to a federal investigative report. The report, released to The Associated Press through a public records, says that after the shooting began, the hunters then believed the whale to be a bowhead and that the harvest would be theirs as the first to shoot or harpoon it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration decided not to prosecute the hunters. Instead it sent letters advising leaders in three villages about the limits to subsistence whaling. (Katie Basile/KYUK via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 7:19 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, a federal investigative report said. After the...
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August 19, 2018 - 10:52 pm
SOUTH CONGAREE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a man beat a dog with a two-by-four in front of his small child and wife, who also was threatened. South Congaree Police Chief Josh Shumpert tells The State 26-year-old Mark Anthony Rice was arrested on charges including ill treatment...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2005, file photo, an Arctic grayling is shown in Emerald Lake in Bozeman, Mont. A federal appeals court says U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when it decided against designating a Montana fish as a threatened or endangered species. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, sent a lawsuit seeking federal protections for the Arctic grayling back to a lower court for further consideration. (Ben Pierce/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 7:54 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday told a judge to take another look at whether a Montana fish should be protected, saying that U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when they decided against designating the Arctic grayling as a threatened or endangered...
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August 14, 2018 - 3:32 pm
SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (AP) — A coastal county in North Carolina is issuing licenses to allow hunters to go after alligators in response to an overpopulation problem. News outlets report the state is allowing 20 hunters in Hyde County with the proper credentials to use anything from hand-held ropes to...
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August 05, 2018 - 1:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This summer's persistent, heavy rains may be the reason behind increased bear sightings in the North Carolina mountains. The Charlotte Observer reports North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission biologist Mike Carraway says pounding rains that have flooded parts of the...
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