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Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

Jun. 15, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years. The apparent...

Some of nearly 200 rescued dogs almost ready for adoption

Jun. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's property are recovering well, and some will be available for adoption as soon as Saturday, according to a veterinarian facility. The dogs were removed from a property in western New Jersey on Tuesday because of...

The Latest: Dogs seized from breeder's home nearing adoption

Jun. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on nearly 200 dogs that were rescued from a former award-winning breeder's home (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The New Jersey animal shelter where nearly 200 dogs were taken after being rescued from a former breeder's home says the dogs are recovering well and that some will...

Russian fire teams save 300 cats from burning animal shelter

Jun. 14, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian emergency workers have rescued hundreds of cats and several dogs from a fire that engulfed an animal shelter. The Emergencies Ministry said its team quickly responded to Friday's fire on St. Petersburg's Vasilyevsky Island, evacuating 300 cats and seven dogs from the...

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...

The Latest: 1 arrested on abuse charges at Indiana farm

Jun. 12, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on alleged animal abuse at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular agritourism destination (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Authorities have arrested one of three people charged with animal cruelty following the release of video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves...

Authorities: About 200 dogs rescued from 'hoarding home'

Jun. 12, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Roughly 200 dogs have been rescued from what authorities say was a "massive hoarding situation" at a New Jersey home. Law enforcement officers and animal welfare groups went to the Hunterdon County home Tuesday to remove the dogs. Officials said the animals seemed to have had...

Slovenia to cull growing bear, wolf population after attacks

Jun. 12, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's government has approved the culling of dozens of bears and wolves to curb the animals' growing population following a sharp increase in attacks on domestic animals. The official STA news agency says more than 100 farm animals have been killed by bears or wolves this...

The Latest: 3 charged of animal cruelty at Indiana farm

Jun. 10, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on an animal rights group's video of showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Three people have been charged with animal cruelty following the release of video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves...