Animal welfare

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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In this photo taken July 28, 2018, provided by the Grass Valley Fire Department, a cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as it awaited rescue from the heat and flames in Redding, Calif. The Grass Valley Fire Department said Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, a cat and chicken it rescued over the weekend are recovering from burns with the help of the SPCA. The feline and hen were found Saturday huddling together on a front porch in Redding during a firefighters' patrol through a fire-damaged neighborhood. (Grass Valley Fire Department via AP)
August 02, 2018 - 6:35 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as it awaited rescue from the heat and flames. The Grass Valley Fire Department said Thursday a cat and chicken it rescued over the weekend are recovering from burns with the help of...
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August 02, 2018 - 7:52 am
LONDON (AP) — One of Iceland's top whaling companies says it has stopped hunting minke whales this year, in response to a new government regulation that has enlarged the protected area for baleen whales. Gunnar Jonsson, owner of whaling company IP-Utgerd Ltd said Thursday that the temporary halt to...
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In this March 11, 2018, photo, a dog handler escorts the greyhounds walking at the track at the Yat Yuen Canidrome in Macau. Macau authorities took in more than 500 greyhounds abandoned following the closure of Asia's only legal dog-racing track on Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 21, 2018 - 4:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — Macau authorities took in more than 500 greyhounds abandoned following the closure Saturday of Asia's only legal dog-racing track. The former Portuguese territory has been the only place in China where dog racing is legal. However, betting on dog races at Macau's Canidrome — a...
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July 19, 2018 - 2:26 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would advance conservation by...
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July 18, 2018 - 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is objecting to a defense bill's inclusion of a Republican proposal that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. The Defense Department says in a position paper...
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July 14, 2018 - 7:45 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a couple of weeks, collars on cats across the state will be falling off. But it's not some prank or devious experiment — it's one of the largest studies of its kind on bobcats. The GPS collars were placed on 50 bobcats last fall as part of research by wildlife biologists...
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