Animal welfare

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, a lobster walks over the top of a lobster trap off the coast of Biddeford, Maine. A pair of studies published in 2019 by University of Maine scientists suggest the U.S. lobster industry is headed for a period of decline, but likely not a crash. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
December 01, 2019 - 12:50 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of studies by Maine-based scientists suggest the U.S. lobster industry is headed for a period of decline, but likely not a crash. Lobster fishermen have brought in record hauls this decade, a period in which Maine catches that previously rarely topped 70 million pounds...
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Farmer drive their tractors on the Paris ring road in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. French farmers are driving tractors into Paris and Lyon to protest stagnant revenues and unfair competition. The placard reads « Save your farmer ». (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
November 27, 2019 - 10:36 am
PARIS (AP) — Rumbling two by two down the ring road around Paris, disgruntled French farmers drove their tractors to the capital Wednesday to protest stagnant revenues and what they say is unfair global competition. The protest snarled traffic in the Paris area from daybreak to nightfall, as...
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November 25, 2019 - 10:15 am
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — No frogs were harmed in the making of a Florida high school’s science class. J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey began using synthetic frogs for educational dissections last Wednesday. Pasco County Superintendent Kurt Browning says it’s the first school in the...
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In this Sept 25, 2019 handout photo provided by the Fort Worth Zoo, Olaf is held by primary Puerto Rican crested toad zoo keeper Kelsey Barron, at the Fort Worth Zoo, in Fort Worth, Texas. Officials told The Associated Press Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, that Olaf, a critically endangered Puerto Rican toad, is one of more than 300 toads born via in vitro fertilization as U.S. scientists attempt to save it from extinction. (Fort Worth Zoo photo via AP)
November 22, 2019 - 6:49 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A critically endangered Puerto Rican toad was for the first time born via in vitro fertilization as U.S. scientists attempt to save it from extinction, officials announced Friday. Olaf - named in honor of the frozen semen he came from — is the first of more than 300...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1952 file photo, Britain;s Queen Elizabeth II, wearing an ermine coat over her full-skirted evening dress, arrives at Royal Festival Hall in London to attend the St. Cecilia's Day concert. Buckingham Palace says new outfits designed for Queen Elizabeth II will not use real fur. The palace said Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 the decision does not mean the queen will dispose of fur outfits she already has. The decision pleased animal rights activists who have sometimes criticized the monarch for the fur pieces in her collection of designer clothes. (AP Photo, File)
November 06, 2019 - 7:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says new outfits designed for Queen Elizabeth II will not use real fur. The palace said Wednesday the decision does not mean the queen will dispose of all the fur outfits she already has. The palace statement says "the queen will continue to re-wear existing outfits...
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President Donald Trump watches a replay of a lightweight mixed martial arts bout between Kevin Lee and Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in New York. Lee stopped Gillespie in the first round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
November 03, 2019 - 12:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Politics can be a bruising business. But President Donald Trump took a break from battling the Democrats' impeachment inquiry to watch another bloodsport Saturday, drawing a mixed response at a UFC match at a raucous Madison Square Garden. Both loud boos and cheers could be heard as...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019 file photo, Marcus Henley, operations manager for Hudson Valley Foie Gras duck farm, holds a Moulard duckling, a hybrid farm Peking duck and a South American Muscovy duck in Ferndale, N.Y. The sale of foie gras in New York City is about to be a faux pas. City council members on Wednesday, Oct. 30, are expected to pass a bill that bans the sale of fattened liver of a duck at restaurants, grocery stores or shops. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
October 30, 2019 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that bans restaurants and grocery stores from selling foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose considered a culinary delicacy for centuries. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would forbid the...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2019, file photo, defending champion Joar Lefseth Ulsom runs his team down Fourth Ave during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has joined a new global circuit of long-distance sled dog racing. Officials of the 1,000-mile race have teamed up with Norway pet food supplement company and series creator, Aker BioMarine, and other races in Minnesota, Norway and Russia for the inaugural QRILL Pet Arctic World Series, or QPAWS, next year. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)
October 24, 2019 - 4:59 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has joined a new global partnership billed as the World Series of long-distance sled dog racing and aimed at bringing more fans to the cold-weather sport. The Iditarod has teamed up with Norway pet food supplement company and...
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October 16, 2019 - 2:44 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The new head of Alaska's Iditarod plans to meet with an animal rights group long devoted to putting an end to the world's most famous sled dog race. Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach says race organizers have for decades ignored or taken a defensive stance against People for the...
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October 13, 2019 - 10:52 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Oct. 12 about a California ban on the sale and manufacture of new fur products, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Humane Society of the United States as the Human Society of the United States. A corrected version of the story is below: California...
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