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PHOTO: The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has filed a lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin–Madison over what the group claims is lack of transparency regarding its planned testing of baby primates. Photo courtesy of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

MADISON, Wis. - This "monkey business" is no laughing matter. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit this week against the University of Wisconsin at Madison, accusing the university of a "lack of transparency" concerning pending research on baby monkeys. Kelsey Eberly, litigation fe ...Read More

PHOTO: These goats (and a canine friend) are taking a break on a big job. Wells Farm rents them out to help eradicate invasive kudzu on protected lands. Photo courtesy of Pacolet Area Conservancy.

TRYON, N.C. - Goats are known for their insatiable appetite and love of climbing, which makes them the perfect candidates for the job of cleaning up kudzu in North Carolina. Land trusts are using goats to clean up land that's been overtaken by the invasive plant on several conservation properties. ...Read More

PHOTO: Dogs can be adopted for as little as $20 at the Arizona Humane Society throughout October during "Adopt A Shelter Dog Month." Photo credit: Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

PHOENIX - Arizonans are being encouraged to consider adding a new member to the family during "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month," running throughout October. Bretta Nelson, public relations manager with the Arizona Humane Society, says her organization is holding special events throughout the month to pro ...Read More

PHOTO: The Humane Society of the United States is calling for greater protections for livestock on farms, in North Carolina and the rest of the country. The group says this year, more than 400,000 animals have died in fires on large, industrial farms. Photo courtesy of HSUS.

EAGLE SPRINGS, N.C. – After more than 4,000 piglets died this month in a fire at a Moore County pig farm, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is calling on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and meat industry groups to implement rules to prevent future incidents. The ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan bird watchers say they are already seeing alterations in the populations and habitats of the state's birds, which they believe are tied to climate change. Photo credit: S. Baker, Straits Area Audubon Society

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan's hunters, anglers, bird watchers and boaters say they are seeing firsthand how climate change is putting the state's outdoor legacy at risk, which is why many sportsmen and women are now raising their voices for climate action. A National Audubon Society study proj ...Read More

PHOTO: World Day for Farmed Animals is being observed in Illinois and around the globe to raise awareness about the treatment of animals killed for food. Photo credit: sioda/morguefile.

CHICAGO – Supporters of animal welfare in Illinois are speaking up today about the plight of animals on modern farms. As part of World Day for Farmed Animals, events are being held around the state to raise awareness about what animal rights advocates say is the suffering and slaughter of ani ...Read More

PHOTO: Although Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary was forced to close its Beech Mountain facility, it has continued to host educational programs, participating in events such as this one at Grandfather State Park. Photo courtesy Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary.

BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. - After a five-year fight, a North Carolina wildlife sanctuary has won the right to return to its home and also recover more than $200,000 in damages from the town it calls home. For more than 11 years, Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary rescued and rehabilitated wild animals in Beech ...Read More

PHOTO: Native American tribal members and volunteers have been walking from Portland, Ore., to Idaho to show support for wolves as part of their cultural heritage and a healthy ecosystem. Photo provided by Mato Woksape

BOISE, Idaho - They call themselves 'wolf walkers.' Native Americans and volunteers left Portland, Oregon, on foot earlier this month, headed for Idaho to show support for wolves. Mato Woksape, a Lakota, organized the walk. He says they are praying for wolves and restoration of healthy ecosystems al ...Read More

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