The Animal Legal Defense Fund has released a new report showing that while animal welfare laws have made great progress in recent years, five states lag far behind.
Conservationists Warn Koalas Could Be Headed For Extinction
Conservationists claim Australia’s iconic koala will become extinct in some areas of the country if the federal government does not take urgent action. A group of Australian scientists recently met … [Read full article]
World Famous Wildlife Sanctuary in Zimbabwe Faces Closure
Due to acute food shortages, one of Africa’s biggest wildlife rehabilitation centers faces closure. The shortages also threaten to wipe out the entire population of wild creatures that draw thousands … [Read full article]
Botswana OK's Diamond Mine Under Condition That Locals Get No Water
Mining company Gem Diamonds has gained approval from the Botswana government for a controversial diamond mine on the land of the Kalahari Bushmen, under the condition it does not provide … [Read full article]
Is An Endangered Tree Equal To An Endangered Animal?
The Whitebark Pine Tree may be the first widely dispersed tree to receive endangered species protection. Conservationists have filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stating the … [Read full article]
"Madagascar Two" Movie Inaccurate According to Sea Shepherd
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has put out a report from Madagascar saying along the coasts, there has been a dramatic decrease in all marine life due to excessive demand … [Read full article]
Japan Plans to Arrest Sea Shepherd Crew
The announcement by Japan’s Fisheries Agency that Sea Shepherd crew will be arrested if they disrupt Japanese whale killing operations has done little to stop the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. … [Read full article]
Live & Die Vegan: PETA Makes Themed Coffins
While studies suggest vegans and vegetarians live longer, we all have to go sometime. Animal activists looking to show their devotion to the cause after they’re deceased can now purchase … [Read full article]
Bank of America's Coal-Funding Concessions Delight Climate Activists
Bank of America received praise from the Rainforest Action Network for its decision to phase out financing for companies that practice mountaintop removal coal mining, a controversial method of coal … [Read full article]
As Tigers Move Towards Extinction, Poachers Target Leopards
As the number of tigers decline, Indian wildlife authorities believe recent seizures of leopard-skins suggest that poachers are increasingly on the prowl for the country’s other big cat.
USDA Rescues Abused Elephant From Circus Trainer
The USDA has confiscated Ned, a severely underweight male elephant from circus trainer Lance Ramos, aka Lancelot Kollman. Only the second elephant to have been confiscated by the USDA, Ned was taken from Ramos for failure to comply with the Animal Welfare Act and was placed with The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.
Greenpeace Blocks Palm Oil Ships to Highlight Deforestation
Three tankers containing crude palm oil were halted by Greenpeace when they attempted to leave an Indonesian port for China and Europe. Activists wanted to highlight the rapidly expanding palm … [Read full article]
California Cat Torturer Strikes Again, Reward Increased
While animal control officers in San Jose, CA are still investigating into who may have tortured a cat so badly that he had to be euthanized, officers say there is “some indication there may be another cat out there with a partially lost tail.”