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Michigan Becomes 'No-Kill' State for Shelter Animals 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The feat was accomplished by having a 90 percent live release mark, but PETA said it "spells disaster" for animals.
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Massive Burmese Python Close to 18 Feet Long Captured by Snake Hunter in Florida 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The reptile was the second largest snake ever removed by a member of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Python Action Team, the agency said.
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Jimmy John's Trends After Old Photo of Owner With Elephant He Killed Goes Viral Again 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The photo itself is old, and has frequently made the rounds on Twitter.
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Environmental Groups Just Sued the Trump Administration Over Its Endangered Species Act Rollback 22.8.2019 Mother Jones
Environmental and animal rights groups are taking the Trump administration to court over rules finalized last week by the departments of Commerce and Interior weakening the Endangered Species Act’s protections. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Earthjustice on behalf of seven groups including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Defenders of Wildlife, alleges […]
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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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Images of Emaciated 70-year-old Elephant Forced to Take Part in Religious Festival Spark Anger 16.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"She walks many kilometers every night so that people will feel blessed during the ceremony. No one sees her bony body or her weakened condition, because of her costume," the Save Elephant Foundation said.
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Activists and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Champion Release of Happy The Elephant: 'Her Spirit Is Broken' 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"She has been kept in isolation for over a decade. Bronx Zoo should move her to a sanctuary," says Nonhuman Rights Project.
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FBI Ranks 'Black Identity Extremists' Bigger Threat Than Al Qaeda, White Supremacists: Leaked Documents 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
White supremacist groups are mentioned in the files, however they are described as a "medium threat."
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Lions and Tigers Forced to Take Part in 'Gladiator-style' Amphitheater Shows, Shocking Report Reveals 29.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Report from World Animal Protection reveals cruel practices at aquariums and zoos around the world.
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Suit challenges culling of geese in Denver to feed the needy 24.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
An animal rights group has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of a recent goose culling in Denver that delivered the meat to a food pantry.
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Video: Donkeys Painted Like Zebras for Safari-Themed Wedding—'Stupidity that Borders on Illegality' 17.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The donkeys were reportedly painted with black and white stripes for a wedding that was taking place at the bar, sparking complaints from animal rights groups in the country.
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Del Mar, 'Where the turf meets the surf,' has a new slogan for summer meeting 16.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It is not a slogan that will be plastered on billboards around San Diego. No one is going to create jazzy theme music for it.

Yet the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has an urgent message it wants to communicate to patrons:

“We are not Santa Anita.”

After 30 horse deaths occurred during the winter-spring...

For Santa Anita’s low-paid workers, horse deaths bring pain and fears about the future 21.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Dagoberto Lopez begins each work day at Santa Anita Park at 4:30 a.m., checking on the five horses under his care: War Beast, Of Good Report, Carnivorous, Kissable U and Juggles.

He checks their temperature. He makes sure they’ve had enough to eat. He gives them sponge baths. On race days, he braids...

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Farm Workers Caught on Camera Pulling Chickens' Heads Off: 'Yeah It Feels Good, Look' 17.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Animal rights group released footage of live chickens being abused at the Bridgewater Poultry farm in Australia.
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Worry mounts as California braces for another wildfire season 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In Big Bear Lake, officials worry about an explosive wildfire roaring through the resort city, trapping tens of thousands of people.

In the Santa Monica Mountains, authorities stage a mock evacuation in Mandeville Canyon, where police discover they are too slow to rescue residents from a wildfire...

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Canada bans keeping whales and dolphins in captivity 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Parliament passed the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act in a move hailed by animal rights activists. Violations are punishable by fines of up to about US$150,000.
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Nearly 100 protesters arrested at Northern California duck farm 4.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Nearly 100 animal rights protesters have been arrested during a demonstration at a Northern California duck farm.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said the arrests, mostly for trespassing, were made Monday at the Reichardt Duck Farm in Petaluma.

The office says the protesters “demanded” to be...

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PETA sides with Santa Anita on new horse racing safety rules 29.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Santa Anita has found itself on the good side of the spotlight on Tuesday when a leading animal rights group called on the country to adopt safety reforms currently being implemented in California.

It comes two days after Santa Anita had its third horse death in nine days, which follows almost...

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Essential California: Why do horses keep dying at Santa Anita racetrack? 28.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, May 28, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

On Sunday, another horse died at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia — the 26th horse to die racing or training at the track since late December. The mounting equine death toll at the...

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Facebook Used To Promote Illegal Dogfighting, Puppy Trading, Report Finds 28.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The Deadly Underground World of Dogfighting on Facebook" report demonstrates how prevalent and easy it is to find dog fighting.
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