Stories tagged: animals
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Police: 84 neglected Great Danes seized, most from mansion
Police and animal welfare workers in New Hampshire say they’ve seized 84 neglected Great Danes, most of them from an eight-bedroom mansion that had floors covered with feces.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Leave nature to care for its own, wildlife biologists say
As more people head outdoors to enjoy spring weather, they’re entering nature’s nurseries where it’s best to leave the babies be. Last week, for example, a male whitetail fawn was …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
4 months, 3 cancer cases, 2 animal deaths at Zoo Boise
Creatures at Zoo Boise get yearly wellness checks and, like humans, cancer is a particular scourge.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget plan
PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. – President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the U.S. West without the requirement that buyers …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Authorities find about 170 neglected chickens at Idaho house
Idaho deputies who had been searching a house on a warrant for a zoning issue found about 170 neglected chickens at the residence.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Conservation groups move to halt wildlife killing by feds
A group of conservation advocates want to block the federal government’s aerial gunning, trapping and poisoning of wildlife across Idaho.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Lawmakers demand more info on VA dog experiments
Members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs asking for more information about the department’s experiments on dogs.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
‘Weak calf syndrome’ gets blame for recent deaths
Washington State University researchers are trying to discover the reason behind mysterious calf deaths related to what is commonly known as “weak calf syndrome.”
Mon., May 8, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
East Wenatchee house fire leaves woman critical, about 20 animals dead
Douglas County firefighters pulled an unconscious woman from a burning home early Saturday, but couldn’t save approximately eight dogs and 12 cats who perished in the blaze.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 5:26 p.m.
Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics
U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Prosecutor: Woman with 42 cats in car knew animals were sick
Court documents claim a woman who had been arrested last week for hoarding 42 cats in a car might have known the animals were sick.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
World’s last male rhino getting help from Tinder dating app
There’s just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he’s now on the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts try to keep his species alive.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Idaho’s anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters
A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Convicted Washington cat hoarder arrested in Oregon
A Washington woman who was convicted last year of animal cruelty for collecting over 100 cats in a recreational trailer has been arrested in Oregon for investigation of animal neglect.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Dogs get protection from inhumane tethering
Dog owners could face new penalties in Washington state if they tie up or “tether” their dogs in an inhumane way.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Study: Bird population in Vermont forests drop 14.2 percent
The bird population in Vermont’s forests has declined 14.2 percent over 25 years, largely due to several factors, including invasive species, climate change, and the natural cycle of maturing forests, …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Hunter’s find leads to discovery of prehistoric sea creature
A fossil found by an elk hunter in Montana nearly seven years ago has led to the discovery of a new species of prehistoric sea creature that lived about 70 …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Days-old coyote pups exposed in the sage
Keep your eyes open this time of year for the wildly exciting chance to discover nature’s small fry. Spring is not lacking for reasons to lure hikers outside. Wildflowers and …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Maryland Zoo’s 2 grizzly bear cubs from Montana get names: Nova and Nita
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now has names for its two grizzly bear cubs that came to the zoo from Montana.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 6:08 a.m.
Booming online sales mean more dog bites for mail carriers
Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Six Eastern Oregon counties will no longer use cyanide traps
Six eastern Oregon counties say they are halting the use of cyanide traps to kill coyotes to protect the state’s wolf population.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Tribe euthanizes dog pack after 2-year-old boy attacked
Animal control officials have euthanized eight of 11 dogs that attacked and seriously injured a 2-year-old boy north of Pocatello.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
No sex with animals: Ohio enacts bestiality law
It’s now illegal in Ohio for people to engage in sexual conduct or related acts with animals; the state didn’t have anti-bestiality laws until the change took effect last week.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Bigfoot in the Blues? Oregon man to search in Blue Mountains
BAKER CITY, Ore. – There’s a plaster cast of a footprint on the wall of Scott Violette’s basement and it’s the sort of thing that could give a kid nightmares …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
Bad breath: Study finds array of bacteria when orcas exhale
The findings in a new study raises concerns about the potential role of infectious diseases as another major stress factor for the struggling population of endangered Puget Sound orcas.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Grief-stricken Cle Elum man suing WSU over botched euthanasia of beloved malamute
A lawsuit against Washington State University involving the euthanization of a sick dog could set a new legal precedent on the emotional value of pets.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
To aid ferrets, vaccine treats planned for prairie dogs
Feeding peanut butter kibbles to millions of prairie dogs – by flinging the treats from four-wheelers and dropping them from drones – could be the next big thing to help …
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
These creatures faced extinction. The Endangered Species Act saved them.
The federal Endangered Species Act has been called the world’s gold standard for environmental protection. Passed in 1973, it strengthened earlier federal protections for animals that had been nearly wiped …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Oregon capital has ticket for off-leash dogs
Escalating complaints about loose-running dogs weighed heavy in the decision by the city of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, to hire its first city parks ranger.