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Prosecutor asks Indiana State Police to investigate dog deaths in uncooled rear of truck

Aug. 31, 2023 19:56 PM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors have asked Indiana State Police to investigate the recent deaths of at least eight dogs from heat-related injuries while being transported in the back of an uncooled box truck. The dead dogs were discovered July 27 in Lake Station while the...

Wisconsin Republicans consider bill to weaken oversight of roadside zoos

Aug. 29, 2023 16:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin zoos could escape state oversight if the operations earn accreditation from an organization that animal rights advocates have blasted for having what they argue are weak animal treatment standards under a Republican bill heard Tuesday. Currently in...

Lolita the orca dies at Miami Seaquarium after half-century in captivity

Aug. 18, 2023 22:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Lolita, an orca whale held captive for more than a half-century, died Friday at the Miami Seaquarium as caregivers prepared to move her from the theme park in the near future. The Seaquarium posted a statement from the nonprofit group Friends of Toki on social media...