- US agency's Nevada boss urges roundup of 4,000 mustangs Updated: May-02-16 4:13 pm
RENO, Nevada - Concerned about continued deterioration of drought-stricken rangeland in Nevada, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's state director wants to round up 4,000 wild horses in Elko County - more mustangs than were gathered across 10 Western states combined last year.
- INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny Updated: May-02-16 3:14 pm
NEW YORK - Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.
- Bald eagles find home in refuge around northeast Iowa Updated: May-02-16 1:46 pm
LANSING, Iowa - An area in northeast Iowa has become a home for bald eagles as numbers of the predatory bird continue to grow around Lansing.
- Spain: 4 arrested at bull festival for assault on activists Updated: May-02-16 12:02 pm
MADRID - Police arrested four people at a bull run festival in northeastern Spain for allegedly attacking two animal rights activists who tried to video the event, an official said Monday.
- Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. Updated: May-01-16 10:20 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its own chapter on a practice that has entertained audiences in America for two centuries but has come under fire by animal rights activists.
- The Latest: Elephants give final Ringling Bros. performance Updated: May-01-16 9:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Latest on elephants performing for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (all times local):
- Captive-born wolf pups released into wild den in New Mexico Updated: Apr-30-16 5:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal wildlife officials say they have, for the first time, successfully integrated wolf pups raised in captivity with a wild litter in New Mexico.
- Man convicted in string of thefts from Ohio animal shelters Updated: Apr-30-16 2:30 pm
DELAWARE, Ohio - A central Ohio man has been convicted of taking part in a string of thefts from animal shelters around the state.
- NY issues guidelines for avoiding conflicts with coyotes Updated: Apr-30-16 8:30 am
ALBANY, New York - State environmental conservation officials are issuing guidance on how New Yorkers can avoid conflicts with coyotes as spring temperatures rise and the animals increase foraging.
- Research supports blaming warmer waters for lobster decline Updated: Apr-29-16 5:45 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut researchers found no pesticides in lobsters collected in Long Island Sound in late 2014, a new study has found, boosting evidence that warming water temperatures are the main culprit in a huge crustacean decline that has decimated the local lobster industry.
- All but 1 of animals rescued from SUV in Spearfish adopted Updated: Apr-29-16 3:44 pm
SPEARFISH, South Dakota - A year after police found 36 dogs and six cats in the back of an SUV in Spearfish, all but one animal has been adopted.
- Souris Valley Animal Shelter targets feral cats in Minot Updated: Apr-29-16 11:11 am
MINOT, North Dakota - An animal shelter in Minot is targeting feral cats.
- Animals rescued in Spearfish doing well a year later Updated: Apr-28-16 11:47 am
SPEARFISH, South Dakota - The story could have ended very differently if someone hadn't called for a welfare check in the Wal-Mart parking lot on April 25, 2015.
- Mendocino County suspends predator trapping program Updated: Apr-28-16 8:54 am
UKIAH, California - Mendocino County has suspended its longstanding program that traps and kills wild animals and dogs that kill livestock to settle a lawsuit filed by animal rights groups.
- Tiger captured in Conroe sent to sanctuary after theft try Updated: Apr-27-16 5:44 pm
CONROE, Texas - A tiger captured after being spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in a Southeast Texas city has been sent to an animal sanctuary - but not before a suspected overnight bid to steal the animal from the city animal shelter.
- Wildlife agency agrees to deadline for wolf recovery plan Updated: Apr-27-16 5:36 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to a deadline to craft a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf after the agency was accused in federal court of dragging its feet for decades.
- Cats at Japan's 'cat cafes' now allowed to stay up till 10 Updated: Apr-27-16 11:57 am
TOKYO - Felines at Japan's popular "cat cafes" are now allowed to stay up until 10 p.m. to interact with customers.
- Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military Updated: Apr-26-16 8:54 pm
WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Tuesday released letters from Pentagon officials that they said should put an end to "silly speculation" generated by Republicans that protecting a bird known as the greater sage-grouse could hamstring the U.S. military.
- Grizzly bear known as 'Scarface' killed by hunter last fall Updated: Apr-26-16 9:59 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - Montana wildlife officials have confirmed that a grizzly bear known as "Scarface" to some Yellowstone National Park biologists and visitors was shot and killed during a confrontation with a hunter north of Gardiner last fall.
- North Dakota mule deer numbers double from low 4 years ago Updated: Apr-26-16 9:11 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The mule deer population in the western North Dakota Badlands has increased for a fourth straight year, raising the possibility of doe hunting for the first time in five years.
- Texas vet who killed cat testifies at hearing on license Updated: Apr-25-16 11:41 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas veterinarian who boasted online of killing a cat with a bow and arrow testified Monday at a licensing hearing that the incident has left her "essentially unemployable."
- Federal agency defends decision not to protect Montana fish Updated: Apr-25-16 7:05 pm
HELENA, Montana - A judge should uphold a 2014 decision that a fish found in southwestern Montana streams doesn't need special protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, government fisheries officials said.
- Trapped! Vegan restaurants struggle with humane pest control Updated: Apr-25-16 6:13 pm
MIAMI - Even the wellbeing of rats, roaches and spiders are a concern for animal activists. But they also pose ethical dilemmas for owners of vegan restaurants who need to keep those pests out of their kitchens while trying to abide by no-kill values.
- Environmental groups sue over bull trout recovery plan Updated: Apr-25-16 11:44 am
KALISPELL, Montana - Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to recover threatened bull trout.
- WWU adopts 'real food' goal for dining halls Updated: Apr-23-16 3:05 am
BELLINGHAM, Washington - The idea sounds simple as pie.