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2 horses killed at Del Mar in collision during training

Jul. 18, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Two horses were killed in a freak collision at Del Mar during training on the second day of its season. The accident occurred Thursday morning when Charge A Bunch, trained by Carla Gaines, threw rider Geovanni Franco, turned sharply and collided with Carson Valley, who was trained by...

Group wants to end protections for seals to deal with sharks

Jul. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts citizen's group is calling for eliminating federal protections for seals as Cape Cod officials seek ways to protect beachgoers from great white sharks. Peter Howell, a founder of the Seal Action Committee, says the Nantucket-based group wants Congress to amend the federal...

Pamplona festival ends with 3 gorings in final bull run

Jul. 14, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A bull broke from the pack and gored two Australians and a Spaniard during Sunday's final bull run of this year's San Fermin festival, health officials from the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said. That took the number of gorings to eight for the eight bull runs that provide a...

Former head of USA Triathlon takes helm of the Iditarod

Jul. 1, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As the new head of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Rob Urbach will have to overcome dwindling sponsorships, dog deaths, a recent dog-doping scandal and animal rights protests. With all that drama, it seems fitting Urbach, 57, became hooked on the sport thanks to soap opera...

Rights group accuses dairy farmers of animal cruelty _ again

Jun. 28, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

Nearly a decade ago, animal rights activists targeted a Pennsylvania dairy farm over its treatment of livestock. The effort fell flat. Now they're back, launching a new round of allegations against the same family-run operation that milks hundreds of cows. A PETA operative gained employment at Reitz Dairy Farm...

Breeders' Cup stays at Santa Anita this fall despite deaths

Jun. 27, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Breeders' Cup will remain at Santa Anita this fall after 30 horses died during the Southern California track's recent meet. The board of directors unanimously decided to keep the two-day world championships at the Arcadia track for a record 10th time on Nov. 1-2. The board announced...

Lawsuit calls Arkansas "ag-gag" law unconstitutional

Jun. 26, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging an Arkansas state law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups. Lawyers for the Animal Legal Defense Fund and other animal rights...

Police checking whether Indiana dairy farm abuse was coerced

Jun. 19, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — A prosecutor says investigators are looking into whether an animal rights group worker coerced employees at a large northwestern Indiana dairy farm into the abuse of young calves that was captured on undercover video. Newton County Prosecutor Jeff Drinski says a witness has...

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

Jun. 13, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

WESTFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health. But these rhesus macaques have paid their dues and are now living in retirement — in larger enclosures that let them venture outside,...

New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm

Jun. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — An animal rights group that infiltrated a popular Indiana dairy farm and captured disturbing undercover video that has led to animal cruelty charges against three former farm workers released new footage Wednesday showing workers punching and striking adult cows with poles while...