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Can animal euthanasia be made more humane?

In light of new research about more humane ways to kill laboratory animals, some institutions have said that they will change their protocols for rodent euthanasia.

Snake 'eats' man, sets off Internet tizzy

Washington - A young American naturalist, filmmaker and adventurer in the Amazon set off an Internet stir after he claimed he offered himself for dinner to a giant snake for a TV show.

Sex with animals to be banned in Denmark

Denmark's food and agriculture minister said the country plans on banning bestiality, following in the recent footsteps of Germany and Norway.

Antibiotic sales for farms are rising

Despite concerns that the use of antibiotics may contribute to drug resistance, sales for the use of antibiotics in livestock have increased in recent years.

Tiny animals could drive the motion of the oceans

A new study has shown that the collective swimming of brine shrimp impacts water currents. This has led some scientists to speculate that the motion of the world's oceans is dependent upon the swimming of tiny marine animals.

Animals around Fukushima are still suffering

Fukushima - Animals and insects in the vicinity of Fukushima show higher rates of death and disease, according to new research. Scientists attribute these to the consumption of contaminated food.

VIDEO: Tiny mongoose challenges pride of lions, wins

Narok - It's not everyday you see a mongoose challenging the "King of the Beasts", but that is exactly what one videographer witnessed while filming a pride of lions in Kenya.

Animal welfare groups raise concerns over laboratory animals

A strongly worded report from an animal rights group states that many accredited laboratories violate animal welfare rules, and that the mistreatment cases are generally more often than with non-accredited facilities.

Visitors to Minnesota State Fair warned to wash hands regularly

Visitors to this year's Minnesota State Fair are being warned by organisers to wash their hands regularly to prevent outbreaks of disease, contracted from the abundance of farm animals at the event.

Maroon 5 releases latest single 'Animals' from new album 'V'

Acclaimed pop-rock group Maroon 5 has just released "Animals," the sophomore single from their forthcoming fifth studio album "V."

Proposal to restrict antibiotic use on farms

A measure being taken through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.

Study: Sheep with parasites reproduce better

Researchers have found that an animal's ability to endure an internal parasite strongly influences its reproductive success. The finding could provide the groundwork for boosting the resilience of humans and livestock to infection.

'Hero' the Calf's story of survival and inspiration

Greenville - "Hero" survived a case of frostbite that should have killed him. It took his legs but he received prostheses which help him move normally. Soon he will be the star of a children's book series.

VIDEO: Double amputee puppy newest GoPro star

Vancouver - A Vancouver Washington puppy refuses to let the double amputation of his hind legs get in his way of living life to the fullest.

Tiny hedgehog birthday video goes viral

A series of videos made by Hello Denizen about tiny animals in surreal situations has proved to be a hit on YouYube. One about a hedgehog birthday party has received almost 1 million hits in five days.

Largest ever flying bird had wingspan as wide as soccer goalmouth

Charleston - From fossilized remains, scientists have identified an extinct bird of gargantuan proportions whose wingspan was as wide as a soccer goalmouth.

'Industrial scale poaching' threatens African elephants

Geneva - Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES warned Friday, while also hailing the continent for clamping down on ivory smuggling.

'Industrial scale poaching' threatens African elephants

Geneva - Entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale, wildlife regulator CITES warned Friday, while also hailing the continent for clamping down on ivory smuggling.

Africa surpasses Asia in ivory seizures: CITES

Geneva - Several African countries have made great strides in clamping down on ivory smuggling, with large seizures for the first time exceeding those made in prime destination Asia, UN wildlife regulator CITES said Friday.

New software can track animals anywhere and everywhere

An advanced computer program, developed by animal behavior researchers, automatically tracks individuals in a group, like fish in a school or ants in a colony.

The hard science behind koalas and trees

Melbourne - Ever wondered why you always see Koalas calmly but passionately hugging trees? There is a hard science basis for this particularly cute behavior.

Safari tourism rises in popularity across Africa

A new report highlights an increase in safari tourism to Africa. The increase is not only coming from traditional regions, like the U.S. and Europe, but also from "emerging markets." This increase is important for the pan-African economy.

U.S. animal experiments must now include male and females

Washington - Gender neutrality has reached the realm of science. U.S. government funded studies not require grant applicants to address sex balance in all future cell and animal studies.

U.K. drug companies more open on animal research

Several U.K. research groups have agreed to publicly disclose more information about their animal subjects and the number of animal experiments undertaken each year.

The Canadian Opera Company says 'OlĂ©!' to Don Quichotte Special

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company will be staging Jules Massenet’s 1910 work 'Don Quichotte' for the first time in its history. Along with being a company premiere, it marks the Canadian debut of the work's celebrated lead vocalist.

Why acupuncture can alleviate suffering for your pets Commissioned

Although it's long been used on humans to manage pain, acupuncture isn't commonly associated with pet health. But clinics and pet owners are seeing a growth in pet acupuncture so much so it's hard to deny the method's efficacy.

Rare baby camel makes his debut at a zoo in Hungary

Budapest - A baby camel of the endangered wild Bactrian or Camelus bactrianus ferus species made a first appearance at Budapest Zoo on Tuesday, following its birth last week.

Japan culls 112,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

Tokyo - Japan has finished slaughtering 112,000 chickens after confirming its first bird flu infections for three years, with authorities stepping up efforts to swiftly contain the latest outbreak, officials said Tuesday.

Fur flies as U.S. gets to grips with feral cats

Washington - It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats -- rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King.

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south

Tokyo - Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed Sunday bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south.
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Alicia Silverstone a spokeswoman for PETA s fur fight against fur  poses for the camera for a PETA a...
Alicia Silverstone a spokeswoman for PETA's fur fight against fur, poses for the camera for a PETA advertising campaign.
PETA Fur Campaign
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A visit to the dog park seems to always bring a smile to the pooch s face.
A visit to the dog park seems to always bring a smile to the pooch's face.
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Close-up of a camel at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary ...
Close-up of a camel at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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The Reston Zoo is a privately owned zoo
The Reston Zoo is a privately owned zoo
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Pic taken by me  a Squirrel at a resort in Goa.
Pic taken by me, a Squirrel at a resort in Goa.
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The Reston Zoo is a privately owned zoo
The Reston Zoo is a privately owned zoo
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Photos of various animals in the womb  including elephants
Photos of various animals in the womb, including elephants
Courtesy Channel 4
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Hamsters were confined to extremely crowded tubs before being shipped to PETCO stores according to P...
Hamsters were confined to extremely crowded tubs before being shipped to PETCO stores according to PETA undercover investigator.
PETA
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A mother buffalo and her calf  grazing in open fields.
A mother buffalo and her calf, grazing in open fields.
Dave Carter
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Wall of supporters
Wall of supporters
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Just a few shots of my best friends  more to come
Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
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A flock of sheep
A flock of sheep
James Good
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Illustration of Microbrachius dicki  the first-known animal to have sex
Illustration of Microbrachius dicki, the first-known animal to have sex
Flinders University
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A different angle of a puppy resting in his mom s womb
A different angle of a puppy resting in his mom's womb
Courtesy Channel 4
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After a long game of chase  this worn out pup needed to take a nap.
After a long game of chase, this worn out pup needed to take a nap.
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A black bear rests behind a rock at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors...
A black bear rests behind a rock at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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A peacock struts along a pathway at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors...
A peacock struts along a pathway at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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A puppy photographed in the womb
A puppy photographed in the womb
Courtesy Channel 4
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These Photos were taken on November 7  2012 at Greynold s Park in Miami  Florida. They were shot wit...
These Photos were taken on November 7, 2012 at Greynold's Park in Miami, Florida. They were shot with a Kodak easy-share 16 MP digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens.
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This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Z...
This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Zoo on the June 21 weekend, but the flood happened which disrupted the animals and forced them from their home at the zoo. This album honors their presence and how much joy and amusement they bring to the people of Calgary and other visitors.
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