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Stories with subject: Animal welfare
  • Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers 
    Updated: May-28-15 9:47 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial surveys.

  • Terrebonne council approves final budget for animal shelter 
    Updated: May-28-15 8:35 am

    HOUMA, Louisiana - Work will soon begin on the new Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter following final budget approval by the parish council.

  • Lawsuit claims San Diego animal shelter mistreated dogs 
    Updated: May-28-15 6:17 am

    SAN DIEGO - A former veterinarian claims in a lawsuit that San Diego county's animal shelter mistreated dogs by leaving them in unheated kennels, calling the dogs "ice puppies."

  • Biologists report increase in South Dakota's grouse numbers 
    Updated: May-26-15 2:42 pm

    PIERRE, South Dakota - Prairie grouse populations are continuing to rebound in South Dakota after the drought of 2012, according to biologists.

  • Home sweet home for adopted dog at Cedar Falls center 
    Updated: May-23-15 10:10 am

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Some circumstances fall together so beautifully it's almost certain they were meant to be.

  • Government hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 8:13 pm

    Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon.

  • Animal shelter closes dog kennel over illness concerns 
    Updated: May-22-15 6:04 pm

    ANDERSON, Indiana - A central Indiana animal shelter that has closed its dog kennel was awaiting test results Friday after two dogs died and more than a dozen others became ill with respiratory troubles.

  • California moves toward ending use of bullhooks on elephants 
    Updated: May-22-15 5:54 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California would become the first state to ban the use of bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants under a bill approved Friday by the state Senate.

  • Circus accused of violating law in treatment of elephants 
    Updated: May-22-15 3:39 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A circus violated an animal welfare law by allowing three elephants to briefly get loose in Missouri and watering them too close to a Pennsylvania show's public area where a child managed to pose for a photo behind one of them, a federal agency alleges in a complaint.

  • Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 1:18 pm

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

  • PETA honors Shiloh woman killed while rescuing opossum 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:08 am

    SWANSEA, Illinois - A national animal rights group is honoring the southern Illinois animal rescue volunteer who was struck and killed by a regional commuter train while responding to a call about an opossum on the tracks.

  • New Zealand fails to deliver promised budget surplus 
    Updated: May-21-15 12:20 am

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand's government on Thursday blamed low inflation for its failure to deliver a promised budget surplus this year but said it remains on target to get its books into the black next year.

  • Baby goat shot to death in West Virginia 
    Updated: May-20-15 4:56 am

    MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - Police are searching for a suspect after a Monongalia County family says their baby goat was fatally shot nearly 400 feet away from their property.

  • Government releases fire plan to protect struggling bird 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:11 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West's sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as a threatened or endangered species already has delayed energy projects and oil and gas deals.

  • Collection of recent editorials from Oklahoma newspapers 
    Updated: May-19-15 2:53 pm

    A collection of recent editorials from Oklahoma newspapers:

  • Sea lion stranded in Washington suffered gunshot wound 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:15 am

    LONGVIEW, Washington - Federal wildlife officials have launched an investigation into the death of a sea lion in Longview after a necropsy revealed it had been shot in the head.

  • Ted Turner ranch in New Mexico caught in wolf debate 
    Updated: May-18-15 7:56 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Media mogul Ted Turner set out years ago to establish a fund to bolster the dwindling populations of everything from falcons and frogs to Mexican gray wolves, using the nearly 2 million acres he owns in a dozen western states as home base for the projects.

  • Scientists, others fear new Wyoming land law 
    Updated: May-16-15 3:56 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A new state law regulating those who collect resource data on open land has raised concerns from researchers and environmental activists.

  • Reward offered for information in W.Va. goat killing 
    Updated: May-16-15 11:04 am

    MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - A reward is being offered leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for fatally shooting a baby goat in Morgantown.

  • Male cat nurtures kittens abandoned in southeast Alaska 
    Updated: May-15-15 8:56 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Six abandoned kittens named after the kids in "The Brady Bunch" TV series are getting a nurturing boost from an unlikely source - a male cat with a slight neurological disorder.

  • Colorado takes steps to protect greater sage grouse 
    Updated: May-15-15 7:30 pm

    DENVER - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday ordered state agencies to take steps to protect the shrinking population of greater sage grouse in hopes of avoiding a listing under the federal Endangered Species Act, which would trigger tougher conservation rules.

  • Maine, packed with moose, didn't have so many ticks 
    Updated: May-15-15 5:08 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's state animal - the moose - fared better with potentially deadly ticks this past winter than in previous years, but the herd remains imperiled by the parasites in northern New England and beyond, wildlife biologists said.

  • Correction: Animal Shelter Cleanup story 
    Updated: May-15-15 12:21 pm

    JACKSBORO, Tennessee - In a story May 13 about officials seeking to temporarily close and clean an animal shelter that was the site of several disease outbreaks, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the shelter was located. The affected shelter serves Campbell County, Tennessee, not Campbell County, Kentucky. The Kentucky shelter has not been affected by any outbreak.

  • Montana want to keep wolf hunt rules for upcoming season 
    Updated: May-14-15 3:08 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana wildlife officials want to keep the existing rules in place for the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season, saying Thursday they think they've hit on the right formula in how they manage the predators.

  • Iowa taxidermist pleads guilty to trafficking rhino horns 
    Updated: May-13-15 6:59 pm

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A taxidermist has pleaded guilty to purchasing and transporting black rhinoceros horns from Oregon to Iowa.