Animals

Texas Cattle Rancher Becomes Vegan

by Brianne Hogan

A fourth-generation farmer has gone from sending cattle to slaughter to saving them. Renee and Tommy Sonnen used to operate Sonnen Ranch in the heart of Texas. They divorced, and

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California Lawmakers Want Harsher Penalties For Animal Abusers

by Brianne Hogan

In response to a horrible attack on sea lions at a Laguna Beach rehabilitation center, California officials are pushing for harsher penalties for animal cruelty. The push for the new

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Faux Fur Catching On In the Fashion Industry

by Brianne Hogan

You know faux fur is on the rise when animal activist and fashion designer Stella McCartney is proudly showcasing it on her runway. McCartney surprised many earlier this year when,

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Officials to Create ‘Butterfly Highway’ to Save Species

by Natalia Lima

A lot of people drive daily on I-35 and soon they might be sharing the road with some unusual commuters: Monarch butterflies. The Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it

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European Commission to Launch Multi-Country Animal Welfare Survey

by Megan Thompson

This year, the European Commission will launch a multi-country survey which will assess the degree to which the people of Europe think about and wish to further the humane treatment

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Aquariums in Japan Vouch Not To Buy Taiji Dolphins

by Natalia Lima

The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Jaza) has bowed to international pressure and agreed to stop buying dolphins captured in the province of Taiji, a place now infamous for

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Meet Octavia the Octopus Who Just Wants To Be Petted

by Brianne Hogan

Author and naturalist Sy Montgomery gets up-close-and-personal with Octavia the Octopus at the New England Aquarium in Boston. Montgomery, who’s written about tigers, apes, dolphins and raising a pet piglet, turns

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