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Poachers Target Rare Bird's 'Ivory' Beak in Southeast Asia

LEGAL | By Christopher Torchia | Sep 30
Some call it "ivory on wings," part of the bill of a critically endangered bird in Southeast Asia that is sought by poachers and carved into ornaments for illegal sale to Chinese buyers.

Plan Addresses Impact of Ocean Noise on Marine Mammals

SCIENCE | Sep 17
The federal government says a new strategy to address the issue of noise in the ocean will better protect the safety of marine mammals.

Video of American Killing Canadian Bear May Lead to Charges

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 18
Warning: The footage you're about to see may be upsetting. Alberta reportedly plans to ban spear hunting after a graphic online video that caused outrage.

SeaWorld Suing California Over Ban on Orca Breeding

CORPORATE | Jan 1
SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission's ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales at its San Diego park.

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

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.

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