PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 

Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 

Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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PHOTO: These puppies were found at a farm owned by an American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit, and were allegedly suffering from health problems, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at the time this photo was taken. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Purebred dogs are the picture of perfection, and their popularity was highlighted this month at the annual Westminster Dog Show, which remains the nation's second-longest continuously-held sporting event. But an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States alleges th

Photo: The number of monarch butterflies migrating through Florida are decreasing, according to conservationists. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

ST. MARKS, Fla. - Florida neighborhoods will be invaded by Halloween costumes of all sorts on Friday, including the ever-popular butterfly costume. But real-life butterflies - namely monarchs on their annual migration from the north to Mexico - arrived later than normal this year at their migration

PHOTO: Tiny green turtles are among the hundreds of turtle babies that hatch every year on Florida beaches. June is prime nesting season for sea turtles. Photo courtesy Sea Turtle Conservancy.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Today, Florida's wildlife advocates are coming out of their shells to speak out on the importance of sea turtles to the world's ecosystem. It is World Sea Turtle Day, and according to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the Sunshine State is home to most of the sea turtle nesting

PHOTO: Today is the last chance for public comments regarding

MIAMI – Lolita is a captive whale at the Miami Seaquarium who has been performing tricks for 43 years – and she could get a shot at retirement. Today is the last day the U.S. Government takes public comments on the matter. Lolita was captured off the Pacific coast of Washington in 19

PHOTO: The Net Ban Amendment was put in place in 1994 to stop the use of entangling nets and large small-mesh nets to capture entire schools of fish. Image by Lisa M. Collard

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida commercial fishermen are working to overturn a 20-year-old amendment to the state constitution that limits the gear they can use. The Net Ban Amendment was put in place in 1994 to stop the use of entangling nets and large small-mesh nets to capture entire schools of fish.


DAVENPORT, Fla. – Nosey the elephant is in trouble, according to animal welfare activists who have been working to get the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revoke the exhibitor's license of the Davenport-based circus that owns her. Delcianna Winders, an attorney with the PETA Foundat

Photo: There are 100 to 160 panthers left in Florida. Courtesy: US Fish and Wildlife Service Trail Camera Project

NAPLES, Fla. - Florida panthers make headlines every time one of the animals is hit by a car - with a record 19 being struck by autos last year - but people hoping to protect the population want Floridians and visitors to think about how to prevent such accidents from happening in the first place.

Photo: PETCO will start educating consumers about the importance of buying aquacultured fish. Courtesy: Defenders of Wildlife.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The tides are turning for some types of saltwater fish popular with home aquarium keepers, thanks to a campaign by the largest pet retailer in the country. Petco is working with Defenders of Wildlife to reduce destructive fishing practices used to provide fish for their stores, a

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