Animal welfare

In this photo taken Monday, March 26, 2018, sea otters are seen together along the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, Calif. Along 300 miles of California coastline, including Elkhorn Slough, a wildlife-friendly pocket of tidal salt marsh and rich seagrass in the curve of Monterey Bay, southern sea otters under state and federal protection as a threatened species have rebounded from as few as 50 survivors in the 1930s to more than 3,000 today. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2018 - 1:16 pm
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — While threatened southern sea otters bob and sun in the gentle waves of this central California estuary, wildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore the crucial coastal predator to an undersea world that's falling apart in...
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April 24, 2018 - 2:46 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say the only wild population of endangered red wolves is unsustainable and could be wiped out within years. The prediction comes in a five-year review of the status of the species released Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The report says...
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File - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Jeffrey Kerr, general counsel to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), speaks to reporters outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A monkey cannot sue over rights to photos that it took because U.S. copyright law does not allow animals to file lawsuits, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, April 23, 2018, in a novel case over selfies taken by a crested macaque. A unanimous, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against David Slater, the photographer whose camera was used by the monkey in 2011 to take the photos. Kerr said the group was reviewing the opinion and had not decided yet whether it would appeal. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 23, 2018 - 8:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other...
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In this image taken from video provided by FC Angusht Nazran a bear performs before a Russian Second League soccer match between Angusht Nazran and Mashuk-KMV in Pyatigorsk, Russia on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The stunt, which has been condemned by animal rights groups, happened ahead of last Sunday's Russian Second League soccer match in the city of Pyatigorsk. (FC Angusht Nazran youtube channel via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 6:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Animal rights groups have condemned the use of a bear that performed before a Russian soccer match. The routine happened before a Russia second division match Sunday in the city of Pyatigorsk. TV footage from the game showed the animal being led to the Mashuk-KMV Pyatigorsk club's...
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April 09, 2018 - 8:59 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A freshwater mussel that's found in the nation's mid-Atlantic region will soon be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the listing will take effect in May for the yellow lance mussel. The species can be found in...
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This undated photo provided by the San Bruno Police Department shows Nasim Aghdam. Law enforcement officials have identified Aghdam as the person who opened fire with a handgun, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., wounding several people before fatally shooting herself in what is being investigated as a domestic dispute, according to authorities. (Courtesy of San Bruno Police Department via AP)
April 04, 2018 - 2:28 am
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at YouTube headquarters (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Police say the three people who were shot at YouTube's headquarters in California were not specifically targeted. San Bruno police said in a statement that 39-year-old Nasim Najafi Aghdam did not...
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In this Monday, April 2, 2018 photo, an elephant is lifted up by a crane after a circus truck carrying elephants turned over a long a major motorway in the South Eastern region of Albacete, Spain. Authorities in southern Spain say an elephant has died and four others are recovering from injuries after a circus truck tipped over on a major highway, provoking an outcry among animal rights defenders. (El Digital de Albacete/María Guerrero via AP)
April 03, 2018 - 5:33 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in southern Spain say an elephant has died and four others are recovering from injuries after a circus truck tipped over on a major highway, provoking an outcry among animal rights defenders. The truck overturned on Monday on the highway linking Albacete with Murcia after...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Judge Berle wrote in a proposed ruling Wednesday, March 28, 2018, that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show that the threat from a chemical compound produced in the roasting process was insignificant. At the center of the dispute is acrylamide, a carcinogen found in many cooked foods, that is produced during the roasting process. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
March 30, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence seem to suggest. Scientific concerns about coffee have eased in...
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March 26, 2018 - 8:58 am
CLINTON, N.C. (AP) — State officials say a North Carolina animal shelter illegally put more than a dozen animals to death and was not taking proper care of other animals. Media outlets reported the Veterinary Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has issued...
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March 24, 2018 - 8:32 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators say they are conducting a five-year review of threatened and endangered populations of Atlantic sturgeon. Populations of sturgeon are listed as threatened in the Gulf of Maine and endangered in New York Bight, the Chesapeake Bay and off the...
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