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Extinct Animals Spotlight: Western Black Rhinoceros

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Western Black Rhinoceros

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, more than 28,000 species of animals across the world are in danger of becoming extinct. Among those is the black rhino. One type of black rhinoceros, the Western black...

Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry

Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry

The use of animals in movies has become such a common occurrence that many people often forget that the animals are actually actors. In movies such as Marley and Me and Homeward Bound, animals are even the main characters. In the past, many animal actors were placed...

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Passenger Pigeon

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Passenger Pigeon

In the 1800s, billions of passenger pigeons occupied the North American skies. Enough of these pigeons, scientifically known as Ectopistes migratorius, filled the sky that they often blocked sunlight for hours in the daytime. But within a century they were wiped out...

All About Animal Sanctuaries

All About Animal Sanctuaries

From birds to elderly dogs to wolves, animal sanctuaries offer comfort and protection to animals from all walks of life. However, not every animal sanctuary has the needs of the animals at heart. This blog post explores different types of animal sanctuaries and how to...

Giraffes May Soon Be on the Endangered Species List

Giraffes May Soon Be on the Endangered Species List

Growing concern for the giraffe's dwindling population and a growing market across the world for giraffe products led to an announcement from federal wildlife officials that the animal may soon be listed as an endangered species. Conservation groups have sought after...

Rare White Alligator Stolen During Fire

Rare White Alligator Stolen During Fire

Burglary and fire at the Animal Crossings of Florida animal sanctuary in Bushnell Florida left 43 crocodiles and alligators dead. However, one very rare white alligator was found to be missing and possibly stolen. According to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, the...

Volkswagon is Ending Animal Experiments

Volkswagon is Ending Animal Experiments

When people think of animal testing, they typically view it as a major problem in the medical and beauty industries. However, automobile makers are just as likely to engage in this unethical behavior. The German manufacturer Volkswagen is one of the companies that...

Why We Should Stop Puppy Mills

Why We Should Stop Puppy Mills

Taking a new pet home can be an exciting time in someone’s life. Having an animal can bring joy and comfort into the home. Although getting a new pet can be an exciting experience, there is a wrong way to go about it. Because so many people love animals and having a...

Why We Should End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Why We Should End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

For years, animals have been the victims of many forms of cruel testing. These kinds of medical and scientific testing often times harm the animals in unimaginable ways. Cosmetics, in particular, is one of the worst types of testing an animal suffers through. Due to...