Care & Safety

California Passes Prop 12 on Housing of Farm Animals, With Mixed Reactions

California Passes Prop 12 on Housing of Farm Animals, With Mixed Reactions

Kendall Curley
Nov 08, 2018

Image via iStock.com/pixdeluxe Florida was not the only state to pass animal welfare-related legislature this past election. California voters also overwhelming voted to pass Proposition 12. The Official Voter Information Guide...
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4-Foot Alligator Sold to 17-Year-Old Boy at Reptile Show

4-Foot Alligator Sold to 17-Year-Old Boy at Reptile Show

Kendall Curley
Nov 06, 2018

Image via iStock.com/Mark Kostich In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, one mother came home to the ultimate surprise. Her 17-year-old son had gone to a one-day reptile show in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, and had purchased a 4-foot-long alligator. According...
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Fail to Care for Pets, Pay a Fine: Chinese City Enforces Dog Owner ‘Credit System’

Fail to Care for Pets, Pay a Fine: Chinese City Enforces Dog Owner ‘Credit System’

Samantha Schwab
Oct 31, 2018

Image via iStock.com/Rasulovs The Chinese city of Jinan launched a scoring system for pet owners that deducts points for various infractions, such as walking the dog without a leash or not picking up their poop. According to...
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Therapy Dogs Comfort Community Following Mass Shooting in Pittsburgh

Therapy Dogs Comfort Community Following Mass Shooting in Pittsburgh

Samantha Schwab
Oct 29, 2018

Image via juliareinstein/Twitter Therapy dogs were sent to comfort the people of Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh following a shooting at the area’s largest and best-known synagogues, according to The Hill. The Go Team, an...
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Milwaukee Bucks Arena Becomes First Bird-Friendly Pro Sports Arena in the World

Milwaukee Bucks Arena Becomes First Bird-Friendly Pro Sports Arena in the World

Samantha Schwab
Oct 24, 2018

Image via Fiserv Forum/Facebook The new Milwaukee Bucks arena, Fiserv Forum, is the first pro sports arena in the world to be deemed bird-friendly. The recognition comes from the building’s design, which makes it less likely...
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Eco-Friendly Building in Austria Protects Wild Hamsters

Eco-Friendly Building in Austria Protects Wild Hamsters

Samantha Schwab
Oct 16, 2018

Photo via iStock.com/Sun_apple Austrian real estate development company Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG) hired a landscaping consultant—dubbed “The Hamster Commissioner”—to ensure that their latest renovation...
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