Latest Animal welfare News

Reviving Ojibwe spiritual traditions, one pet at a time

Nov. 27, 2021 09:36 AM EST

CASS LAKE, Minnesota (AP) — Animal neglect used to be such a problem on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, with basic services like sterilization out of reach for many due to poverty and remoteness, that packs of stray dogs would sometimes bring traffic to a halt on the main...

South Korea to launch task force on banning dog meat

Nov. 25, 2021 09:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday said it will launch a task force to consider outlawing dog meat consumption after the country’s president offered to look into ending the centuries-old practice. Restaurants that serve dog meat are dwindling in South...

Dead humpback on Cape Cod showed signs of entanglement

Nov. 24, 2021 15:47 PM EST

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A dead humpback whale found on a beach at the tip of Cape Cod showed signs of "chronic entanglement," according to marine mammal experts. The whale, described as a 30-foot long sub-adult of undetermined gender, was first spotted opposite Long...

Some deer ingested chemicals, shouldn't be eaten, Maine says

Nov. 23, 2021 17:31 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — Deer harvested by hunters in part of central Maine should not be consumed as food because of elevated levels of an environmental pollutant, authorities in the state said Tuesday. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said it...

Ex-animal shelter chief pleads guilty to sex act with girl

Nov. 23, 2021 12:08 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The former director of a central Indiana animal shelters has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with an underage girl. Philip H. Peckinpaugh, 36, of Muncie, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. Under the...

More than 80 animals rescued from Fairfield home

Nov. 21, 2021 10:24 AM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — More than 80 animals have been rescued from a home in Fairfield. Police said they received a call from fire department personnel Saturday morning who were assisting the home’s resident who was suffering a medical emergency. ...

Hong Kong declares wild boars fair game after animal attacks

Nov. 18, 2021 11:05 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities have had enough of wild boars. An increasing number of attacks by the animals, including one that bit a police officer last week, triggered an operation Wednesday night in a district less than half an hour’s drive from Hong...

Feds pledge $2.7M in funds for Klamath Basin salmon recovery

Nov. 15, 2021 15:58 PM EST

KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced $2.7 million in funding for projects aimed at helping coho salmon in the Klamath River basin. The species is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and has seen its numbers dwindle amid...

Lions, tigers and an unbearable year at Jack Hanna's zoo

Nov. 13, 2021 08:36 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium had a bear of a year. It began Jan. 1, the first day of famous zookeeper Jack Hanna's retirement after 42 years as the beloved celebrity director-turned-ambassador of the nation’s second-largest zoo. ...

New technology might detect chronic wasting disease in deer

Nov. 13, 2021 01:05 AM EST

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — When a chronic wasting disease (CWD) outbreak in a herd of captive deer in Beltrami County was discovered earlier this year, it was the result of investigators tracing a connection to potentially infected animals moved there from a Winona County farm. ...