Latest Animal welfare News

Louisiana woman provides a safe haven for stray animals

Sep. 18, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ELTON, La. (AP) — Allison Cart has rescued more than 50 animals in her lifetime. From household dogs and cats to wild raccoons and possums, there’s no animal that can’t pull on her heartstrings. “It really started when I started driving. Before that, I would ask...

Polis, 1st openly gay governor elected, marries in Colorado

Sep. 16, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's Jared Polis, who became the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected governor in 2018, has married his longtime partner and first gentleman Marlon Reis, a writer and animal welfare advocate. Polis, 46, and Reis, 40, were...

Faeroese govt to review hunt rules after dolphin slaughter

Sep. 16, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Faeroese government said Thursday that it will review the way hunts of Atlantic white-sided dolphins are carried out following the release of gruesome video footage showing the mass killing on Sunday of nearly 1,500 sea mammals. The extent...

'Worst nightmare': 20-plus cats die in Florida shelter fire

Sep. 16, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than 20 cats were killed when a fire broke out at an Orlando animal shelter, officials said. Orange County Fire Rescue found flames “through the roof" when they arrived at the center shortly after 10:21 p.m. Wednesday, the agency said on...

Animal rights group: Faeroes should end dolphin slaughters

Sep. 15, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The international animal rights group Sea Shepherd said Wednesday it hopes that pressure will build from within the Faeroe Islands to end its traditional drive of sea mammals into shallow water, where they are slaughtered for their meat and blubber. ...

No bull: Scientists potty train cows to use 'MooLoo'

Sep. 13, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

Turns out cows can be potty trained as easily as toddlers. Maybe easier. It's no bull. Scientists put the task to the test and 11 out of 16 cows learned to use the “MooLoo” when they had to go. Just like some parents, the researchers used a sweet...

German town seeks owner of baby ostrich found in local park

Sep. 11, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Is anyone missing an ostrich? An animal shelter says it is looking for the owner of an ostrich chick that was found in the German town of Krefeld late Friday. German news agency dpa reported Saturday that passers-by called the fire...

Lawsuit: Dam operator is violating Endangered Species Act

Sep. 09, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups contend four Kennebec River dams are violating federal law by harming endangered Atlantic salmon. Brookfield Renewable U.S. is violating the federal Endangered Species Act because an exemption spelling out limits on the death...

Modern pentathlon coach who struck horse sent for training

Sep. 06, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — A German modern pentathlon coach who struck a horse at the Olympics was ordered Monday to undergo training on animal welfare before she can work again at major competitions. TV footage from the Olympics last month showed Kim Raisner leaning over a fence to...

Animal shelter welcoming more than 50 dogs from Louisiana

Sep. 05, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — More than 50 dogs and puppies are scheduled to arrive on Long Island after being transported from shelters in Louisiana. The North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington said Sunday its emergency rescue team will be arriving with...