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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.

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

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

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.

International Fashion Retailers Commit to Go Fur Free

FASHION | Dec 22
The Fur Free Retailer Program is an international effort to give consumers accurate information about a retailer’s fur policy, allowing consumers to make an informed choice when shopping. The program aims to further the spirit of ethical consumerism.

Holiday Traveling with Four-Legged Friends

Nov 22
Holiday travelers wishing to take their pets along for the trip now have an easy way to find suitable accommodations at pet friendly hotels. includes an ever-expanding directory of more than 40,000 pet-friendly accommodations.

Celeb Photog’s Homage to Local Men Benefits Atlanta Pets

HOME | Oct 11
PALS (Pets are Loving Support) is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that loves animals. It provides pet care including free food and basic veterinary care, and support to the companion pets of senior citizens as well as critically ill and disabled Atlantans.

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