Category: Animals

VIDEO: 3 Blind Kittens Rejected Again And Again Finally Find Love

Three cat siblings — big brother Blue and his sisters Meadow and Little Willow — were found abandoned in a warehouse in Dubai. Sadly, all had gone blind due to a cat flu left untreated by their former caretaker. One cat was soon fostered, but then returned because he was so traumatized by the separation, he cried out incessantly for his sisters. But a kind woman named Catherine Magno stepped in and adopted all three siblings — even though she had heard how difficult it would be to care for cats who had lost their vision. Happily, Magno reports that...

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VDIEO: Watch What Happens When a Man Frees a Fox Cub from a Tin Can

Found stumbling around helplessly with its head stuck in a tin can, this fox cub could do little but call out in desperate shrieks for help. Luckily, the cub happened to be in the yard of a kind man, who gently pulled the can off of the distraught fox’s head. The cub quickly showed its appreciation, nuzzling up to the man and even licking his toes. According to the RSPCA, fox cubs should only be approached when in immediate danger (certainly this qualifies), and then are best left outdoors (even if orphaned), given supplemental dog food if needed....

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The World’s Largest Elephant Relocation has been Successfully Completed

Conservationists just completed the largest translocation of elephants to date. Moving 520 elephants over 200 miles from two overcrowded parks in Southern Malawi to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve took over two years, but the successful move promises to help this endangered species endure in Africa. The NGO African Parks and the Malawi Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) partnered together to make the big move in 2016. Elephants weigh thousands of pounds, so transporting them safely and making sure they stayed within their tight-knight families and communities to ensure a smooth transition at the new park required a lot...

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Chinese Police Bust Dog Meat Gang Caught Selling Stolen Pets for Slaughter

Within the belly of a Beijing workshop, police recently discovered 34 dogs huddled in cages awaiting their fate as a part of China’s underground dog meat trade. Just days before the bust, many of these dogs were living alongside their human companions as beloved family pets. News about missing family pets that we later found not to be runaways, but instead captives of gang members, is tragically common within the country. Several gang members in this recent bust have been arrested admitting that they used hooks and nets in order to quickly abduct dogs from area neighborhoods. Upon arriving...

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Dogs in India Are Turning Bright Blue – And the Reason is Scary

Dogs may naturally come in many colors — but bright blue is not one of them. So why are stray pooches in the Taloja industrial area of Mumbai, India turning up in this shocking hue? According to activists, the animals are being dyed by chemicals leached into the Kasadi river by a nearby factory. Not only do these chemicals dye the dogs‘ fur, but they’re reportedly also highly toxic. And not only do the dogs bathe in the water, but they drink it, too — so they’re ingesting the same chemical that turns their coat bright blue. According to...

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Yet Another Orca, Kasatka, Dies at SeaWorld After Years of Suffering

An orca whale at SeaWorld has died, becoming the fourth in 20 months to perish prematurely at the hands of the amusement park. Following the death of her grandchild just one month ago, 42-year-old orca Kasatka was euthanized after a long battle with lung disease. SeaWorld announced the death of Kasatka on Tuesday, stating she lived a “long life.” According to Howard Garrett of Orca Network, however, orcas in the wild share a similar lifespan to humans and can live to be 70, 80, or even 90 years old. Although SeaWorld has been running for only 58 years, over 40...

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REPORT: Animal Abusers Get Away With Crime, Only to Commit More Violence

The Centre for Crime Prevention, a United Kingdom-based organization dedicated to understanding and preventing crime, released a report last week calling for tougher sentences for animal cruelty offenders. The report reveals that serious penalties for animal cruelty charges are rare in the U.K. From 2005 to 2015, 12 out of every 13 people avoided prison for cruelty to animals. Among those given a mere fine or a suspended sentence were criminals who had starved a dog to death, strangled a cat and threw it in a trash can, filmed themselves throwing a bulldog down the stairs so many times that...

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