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Federal Ban Sought for Animal Testing on Cosmetics

GROOMING | By Frederic J. Frommer | Nov 15
Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States.

D.C. Not a Home for Exotic Pets

CULTURE | By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 27
With space at a premium, traffic-heavy streets and densely-populated residential areas, the city needs to ensure that any pets or animals kept are properly maintained, but how aware are we of the laws that govern animals in the District?

SeaWorld Drops OSHA Violation Appeal

CULTURE | By Mike Schneider | Aug 24
SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows.

The Peril of Pedigree Dogs

CULTURE | By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 20
Whether the huge bundle of fur that disguises the Old English sheepdog or the tiny Chihuahua that's more fashion accessory than pet, there's a dog for everyone. Sadly, though, not all dogs are created equal.

Bill in Calif. Would Ban Orca Shows

CULTURE | Mar 8
A California state lawmaker wants to ban SeaWorld from using killer whales in its San Diego shows.

Merck Joins Companies Ending Chimpanzee Research

HEALTH | Jan 31
Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research.

Cat Rescued After 3 Winter Days in Ohio Drainpipe

NATIONAL | Jan 12
A cat that spent at least three winter days in a northwest Ohio drainpipe has been rescued after initially refusing attempts to lure it out with tuna, the classic call of "here, kitty, kitty" and even a cellphone app that meowed.

Royal Fall for Princess Accused of Cockfighting

LOCAL | By Steven DuBois | Aug 16
Princess Irina Walker, the daughter of the last king of Romania, and her husband - a former Oregon sheriff’s deputy - are expected to appear in court to face charges of running a cockfighting business on their ranch in Eastern Oregon.

Broadway Gets Beastly, Thanks To A Dog Lover

CELEBRITIES | By Mark Kennedy | Jul 11
Bernadette Peters stopped by a desolate corner of Brooklyn the other day to hang out with a special group of fans. They were literally barking.

Wilton Manors Lesbian Rescues Animals for a Living

LOCAL | By Dori Zinn | Feb 11
It wasn’t until she started her grassroots organization, 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades, FL, that she became engulfed in rescuing pets in Broward and Miami-Dade.

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