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Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Feb. 19, 2020 12:32 PM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Feb. 19 The Bowling Green Daily News on a Kentucky political consultant accused of violating campaign finance laws: No candidate for public office should be doing any business with a political consultant who allegedly took part in violating state or federal campaign...

Indiana AG sues wildlife center for alleged history of abuse

Feb. 15, 2020 10:07 AM EST

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general is suing a wildlife center for allegedly abusing exotic animals, including incidents where the non-profit's owner punched a sloth in the face and repeatedly stomped on a tiger cub that had bitten him. The lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Attorney...

Groups sue Washington wildlife agency over steelhead farms

Feb. 13, 2020 8:32 AM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Four nonprofits filed a joint lawsuit Tuesday against the state Department of Fish & Wildlife for issuing a permit for steelhead farms in the marine waters of Skagit and Kitsap counties. The Skagit Valley Herald reports Wild Fish Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity,...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017 file photo, Christina Fay of Wolfeboro attends District Court at the Carroll County Superior Courthouse in Ossipee, N.H. An attorney for Fay, convicted of 10 counts of animal cruelty after dozens of her Great Danes were found sick and living in filthy conditions in her home, is scheduled to argue her appeal before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Elizabeth Frantz/The Concord Monitor via AP, File)

Woman convicted of abusing Great Danes appeals case

Feb. 12, 2020 1:13 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police violated a woman's privacy by allowing an animal welfare group to take photos and video as it helped gather dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes from her mansion, material that was then posted online to raise money, the woman's lawyer argued Wednesday before the state Supreme...

Siba, the standard poodle wins Best in Show at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: A standard poodle wins Westminster best in show

Feb. 11, 2020 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 11:03 p.m. Siba the standard poodle has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. With the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for Daniel the popular golden retriever, judge Bob Slay instead picked the...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Puppies play in a cage at a pet store in Columbia, Md. A federal judge on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 threw out a lawsuit that challenged Maryland’s newly enacted ban on the sale of dogs and cats by retail pet stores, a statute billed as a check against unlicensed and unsanitary

Judge upholds Maryland ban on pet stores' sale of cats, dogs

Feb. 7, 2020 6:28 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit that challenged Maryland's newly enacted ban on the sale of dogs and cats by retail pet stores, a statute billed as a check against unlicensed and unsanitary "puppy mills." Four pet stores, a dog breeder and a dog broker sued in August...

In this June 17, 2011, photo provided by NOAA Fisheries are freshwater seals at Iliamna Lake, in Alaska. An environmental group is petitioning the federal government to list a population of freshwater Alaska seals under the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, petitioned to provide protections to harbor seals that live at Iliamna Lake in southwest Alaska. (Dave Withrow/NOAA Fisheries via AP)

Group seeks endangered species listing for Alaska lake seals

Feb. 6, 2020 7:42 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The only known freshwater harbor seals in the U.S. should be listed as threatened or endangered, an environmental group said Thursday in its second petition for the animals. The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned for additional protections for the 400 harbor seals that...

Report warns of money crunch at Pennsylvania dog law agency

Feb. 6, 2020 5:32 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Legislature should increase licensing fees and take other steps to put the state Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement on more sound financial footing, according to a report issued Thursday by the auditor general's office. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said the agency...

Texas A&M settles lawsuit claiming school hid Facebook posts

Feb. 3, 2020 5:55 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University won't create filters on Facebook that target animal rights activists under a lawsuit settlement that ends another court case surrounding the First Amendment in the age of social media. Texas A&M, one of the nation's largest public universities...

New Mexico sawmill struggling under revised owl ruling

Jan. 31, 2020 12:10 AM EST

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — A sawmill is struggling to keep afloat amid a monthslong court injunction that barred logging anywhere near Mexican spotted owl habitat in New Mexico’s five national forests. Mt. Taylor Manufacturing in Milan, New Mexico, was silenced in mid-December because of the court battle,...