A lawsuit has just been filed in U.S. federal court in order to pressure the U.S. government to sanction Mexico for failing to protect the critically endangered vaquita
Category: Animal Health and Well-Being
Elon Musk Company Investigated for Animal Welfare Violations
Elon Musk’s medical device company Neuralink, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and death.
Pets Get Smarter with Age: Survey
A new survey of 2,000 dog and cat owners looked at the experiences of having younger and senior pets.
Alarming Manatee Deaths Prompt Calls for Endangered Status
The deaths of almost 2,000 manatees in Florida’s coastal and inland waterways over the last two years has provoked an alliance of environmental groups to demand an urgent reclassification of the species to officially endangered.
Pet Food Contaminated with Toxic PFAS Chemicals from Packaging
The family pet is likely being exposed to toxic PFAS “forever” chemicals every day from the packaging used for pet food.
High Levels of Toxic PFAS Chemicals Giving Alligators Lupus: Study
A new scientific study has found that high levels of toxic PFAS discharged from an industrial plant has contaminated the water and is the likely culprit for making alligators sick with autoimmune disorders that appear similar to human diseases like lupus.
Doggy Dementia Risk Increases with Each Year of Age, say scientists
Researchers conducting the first large-scale study of its kind have recently found that the odds of a dog becoming afflicted with canine dementia rises by more than 50% with each year of age.
Mystery Illness Killing Dogs within 3 Days
An unidentified virus has been sickening and killing dozens of dogs in northern Michigan over the past month. The unidentified virus appears similar to canine parvovirus in symptoms. The new unidentified virus is suspected to have come from Louisiana. It kills dogs within three days of symptoms.
Lolita the Orca Whale May Finally be Set Free
Lolita is a killer whale who was captured some 52 long years ago, and forced to exist in a small enclosure to entertain humans. Animal welfare activists have been working for decades to get her set free. Now, it appears, that day may be finally coming.
Dogs’ Vision Linked to their Sense of Smell: Study
We now have scientific evidence that sheds new light on how dogs experience and navigate the world. Scientists now have documented evidence that dogs’ sense of smell is integrated with their vision and other unique parts of the brain.
‘Horrifying’ Overcrowded Conditions at Animal Shelters
Overcrowded, inhumane conditions at animal shelters that are so bad shelter dogs go for weeks without walks and some have been unable to leave their cramped cages for weeks–and even months.
Signs of Heat Stroke in Pets
It is not just a long, hot summer for humans–pets are suffering too. Like humans, pets are at risk from exposure to excessive heat. Here are signs to watch for in your pets who may be experiencing heat stroke. Next are solutions to prevent overheating in pets.