Animal News
  • Is the Yulin Dog Meat Festival Really Any Different Than What Goes on in the US?
    Guangxi Zhuang, in southern China, is the home of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. During this time, more than 10,000 dogs and cats are killed, cooked and consumed for this decades-old tradition. The meat provided for the festival spans anywhere from stray dogs to pets stolen from their families. In addition to the cruelty toward these dogs, many of the strays have diseases that are dangerous to the humans that consume the food. The festival is essentially one big health code violation.... Read more »
  • Horses Can Pick Up on Human Emotions
    If you believe you share an emotional bond with your horse, you’re probably on to something. Newly published research in the Scientific Reports journal suggests that horses can read the emotional cues of humans. Though there have been plenty of studies to help conclude that dogs can follow human emotional indicators, research on whether horses […]... Read more »
  • 5 Working Dogs That Became Heroes
    Police dogs, military dogs and other working dogs spend most of their lives keeping us safe. Let's honor them for Take Your Dog to Work Day!... Read more »
  • All the Ways ‘Dairy is Scary’ Hitting Billboards in Los Angeles
    June is Dairy Month, and while the industry is busy trying to convince people we need to drink milk from another species, animal advocates are working to raise awareness about just how scary dairy really is. This month, In Defense of Animals (IDA) partnered with YouTuber Erin Janus to launch a Dairy is Scary campaign. […]... Read more »
  • Daily Cute: Baby Elephant’s Helicopter Trunk is Mesmerizing
    This sweet baby, who lives at Addo Elephant National Park, is just having the best time doing a helicopter with his trunk.... Read more »
  • Canada Comes One Step Closer to Making Cosmetics Cruelty-Free
    Animal advocates are applauding lawmakers in Canada for finally moving forward legislation that would ban animal testing for cosmetics in the country.... Read more »
  • Success! Care2 Petition Spares Sheep From Cruel UK Race
    When Lambentations learned that the small town of Market Bosworth in Leicestershire was planning to host such a race at their Country Show on July 1, the group immediately created a Care2 petition, determined to stop this cruelty.... Read more »
  • Mountain Lion Cubs Discovered in California Mountains Bring Hope
    Researchers with the National Park Service (NPS) have just discovered four little blue-eyed mountain lion kittens living in California’s Simi Hills, who have brought hope for a population that’s in serious jeopardy. Credit: National Park Service According to the NPS, all four of the kittens are female, who are just over four-weeks-old, have become officially […]... Read more »
  • Daily Cute: These Wild Sand Kittens are too Precious!
    Sand kittens in captivity are nothing new, but this video from October 2017 is the first ever to capture these adorable, threatened cats on camera.... Read more »
  • China’s Cutest, and Most Elusive Animal, Caught on Film
    Thanks to the efforts of researchers, the world has gotten to enjoy another glimpse of one of China’s cutest and most elusive animals – the Ili pika. The Ili pika was only accidentally discovered in the early 1980s by Weidong Li, a researcher and conservation biologist at the Xinjiang Institute for Ecology and Geography. Since […]... Read more »
  • Daily Cute: Watch a Mama Deer Nudge her Fawn to Safety
    This sweet little fawn is literally scared stiff in the middle of the road, and her mama so lovingly helps her back to safety.... Read more »
  • Quebec Abandons Plans to Ban Pit Bulls
    Quebec has done an about-face -- and it's a welcome one. The city will not move forward with a breed-specific ban on dogs after all.... Read more »
  • PETA Wants This Florida Zoo to Stop Letting Visitors Swim With Tiger Cubs
    Thanks to animal activist organization PETA, a Florida zoo will likely never be allowed to own tigers again.... Read more »
  • Popular San Diego Beach Becomes Seals-Only During Pupping Season
    Despite an ongoing attempt to stop it, San Diego will continue closing popular Children's Pool Beach from December to May each year so seals can peacefully give birth.... Read more »
  • Daily Cute: Now THIS is How You Eat a Slice of Watermelon
    We could all learn a thing or two from this pup about how to properly enjoy watermelon!... Read more »
  • Success! Montreal Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages
    Animal advocates are celebrating a long-awaited victory in Montreal with the passage of a ban on horse-drawn carriages in the city. The City of Montreal just officially announced that it adopted a new by-law banning the use of horse-drawn carriages, or calèches, throughout the city, which will go into effect on December 31, 2019 – […]... Read more »
  • Hero Pit Bull Rescues California Family from Fire
    Shortly after midnight on June 3, Nana Chaichandhda was woken by loud barking and furious banging on the back door of her home. It was her eight-month-old pit bull Sasha. “I open it and she runs in and starts barking at me like crazy and I was like, “OK, this is weird. This is not […]... Read more »
  • Could the Dog Flu Really Lead to a Human Pandemic?
    A new study discovered a dog flu virus that could be transmitted to humans. Should we be concerned?... Read more »
  • 9 Surprising Facts About Sea Turtles
    Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Jun 15, 2016, but is being republished today as a Care2 favorite. Enjoy! June 16 is World Sea Turtle Day, and while we all know they’re pretty, that the younglings rush to the water after they hatch, and that they often become victims of plastic waste, there’s so much […]... Read more »
  • More than 50 Dogs Rescued as Another Dog Meat Farm is Closed in South Korea
    Animal advocates are celebrating the rescue of more than 50 dogs who would have otherwise suffered a horrific fate in South Korea’s dog meat trade. An estimated 2.5 million dogs are raised and slaughtered for their meat every year in South Korea, which is the only country that allows intensive farming of dogs for human consumption. […]... Read more »