New York City has passed an animal rights legislative bundle including banning foie gras and other force-fed poultry, and protecting pigeons and other wild birds, and tightening the current law to protect carriage horses.
Researchers found that dog owners are often inaccurate when measuring out kibble using a scoop, putting the dogs at risk of under-nourishment or weight gain.
A disturbing new scientific study has reported that there are nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds in the air than in 1970.
A new study revealed that the prevalence of heavy or obese dogs occurs more than twice as much among overweight or obese owners than among owners who are slim or of a normal weight.
Blue-Green Algae is finding its way onto the radar of dog owners after a number of locations across the U.S. have seen incidents of dogs getting sick and even dying from it. The latest place it has shown up is New York City.
Researchers recently studied whether eating highly processed junk food had an effect on wildlife. Specifically, the researchers tested whether eating McDonald’s cheeseburgers had any effects on crows. The short answer is: Yes. Crows who had McDonald’s cheeseburgers left near their nests had an increase in their blood cholesterol levels.
Delaware has become the first no-kill animal shelter state in the U.S., saving 90% or more of the homeless pets that enter the system.
Scientists are warning that one of the world’s most endangered creatures has only one year left before going completely extinct if illegal fishing nets continue to be used. Urgent action is needed now, say the researchers of a new study, if we are to save the remaining vaquita porpoises.
After 70 years of industrial-level plastic production, the plastic-fantastic world of humans is making seabirds physically smaller and very sick from a variety of illnesses. In fact, the birds are not only smaller in size, but they are now living with an alarming list of health conditions, including high cholesterol and kidney problems, after ingesting plastic debris.
New York has become the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats.
The results of a recent study indicate that in Golden Retrievers the spay/neuter procedure is linked with an increased risk for obesity, and the timing of when the spay/neuter procedure is performed is linked with non-traumatic orthopedic injuries.
Researchers have accessed data on more than 19 million cats and have learned that most cats continue to put on weight as they age.