Sound barrier to chase seals, prevent shark attacks debated

U.S. 05/29/19, 13:18

A plan to develop an acoustic system to chase away seals in order to prevent shark attacks is the latest front in the debate about how Cape Cod should respond in the wake of last year's shark attacks.Deep Blue LLC presented the idea for an "invisible fence" to the Barnstable ...

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo

Europe 05/23/19, 03:49

Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the reproduction of captive animals unless their young are destined to be reintroduced into the wild.Barcelona's town council voted on May 3 to modify the zoo's bylaws to include a rule ...

37 spotted seal pups rescued from China traffickers released

Science 05/11/19, 02:08

Animal rights groups on Saturday cheered the release of 37 spotted seal pups rescued from traffickers into the wild in northern China in a small victory for efforts to save the country's endangered species. Humane Society International said the pups were discovered three months ago by police in a shed in ...

Santa Anita to continue racing despite protests

California 04/18/19, 16:59

Santa Anita will continue racing through the end of the current meet on June 23, despite objections from animal rights activists who urged the California Horse Racing Board to shutter the historic track in the wake of 23 horse deaths.Chairman Chuck Winner said at the racing board's monthly meeting Thursday ...

Feds support tribe’s push for only whale hunt in mainland US

U.S. 04/04/19, 15:57

Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington state to resume what would be the only authorized whale hunts in the mainland U.S., a long-held custom that animal rights activists oppose as outdated and cruel.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday announced its ...

Update: New rules eyed after horse deaths at racetrack

California 03/28/19, 13:21

The Latest on a California Horse Racing Board meeting about new safety and medication rules following 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park (all times local):11:20 a.m.The California Horse Racing Board has begun discussing new safety and medication rules in the wake of 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park.Members ...

Desert attraction temporarily closes after 4 dolphin deaths

U.S. 02/07/19, 19:19

Dolphinaris Arizona opened in the metro Phoenix desert two years ago as marine parks elsewhere were scaling back exhibits amid criticism of the treatment of animals. Animal rights advocates took aim at Dolphinaris as well, saying that putting dolphins in pools on tribal land in the desert was tantamount to animal ...

Idaho to pay $260,000 in legal fees in dairy spying lawsuit

Business 12/04/18, 14:00

An animal welfare group on Tuesday applauded a court ruling ordering the state of Idaho to pay $260,000 to attorneys for animal rights groups after federal courts said the state's law banning spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights."We hope this award sends a strong message that ...

Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist

U.S. 10/15/18, 10:17

A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears.Court documents describe a tense encounter on a highway between animal rights activist Carolyn Stark ...

PETA alleges mistreatment at California canine blood bank

California 10/12/18, 02:14

The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation's largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility says the retired racing greyhounds are well-cared for and save other dogs' lives.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent complaints this week ...

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