Stick up for Chickens, U.S. Animal Activists Say
June 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Jill Serjeant, Reuters

Animal welfare groups are using the expected arrival of bird flu in the United States to step up long-running campaigns against large chicken and egg factory farms and persuade more Americans to stop eating meat.

Wild Birds Role Unclear in Spreading Bird Flu
June 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The role of wild birds in spreading the deadly avian influenza remains unclear, a top veterinary expert at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Wednesday after a two-day international scientific conference.

Iowa Ape Research Facility to Offer Tours
June 1, 2006 12:00 AM - David Pitt, Associated Press

The three orangutans and eight bonobos living at the Great Ape Trust will interact with more humans starting in June when the research facility is opened to the public.

Australia Lobbies Pacific Nations against Whaling
May 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Australia began a last-ditch attempt to lobby small Pacific Island nations to support whale conservation on Tuesday, warning that every vote at next month's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting would be crucial.

Judge Rules Sea Lion Research Violates Laws
May 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

A judge has ruled the federal government must halt studies of threatened and endangered Steller sea lions because it did not properly asses how certain research techniques might harm the animals.

Where the Buffalo Roam a Sore Topic in Montana
May 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

Buffalo once thundered across this vast river valley in southwest Montana but now the only evidence of the animal that symbolizes the untamed American West is its image on a national park sign.

Oxford University Wins Animal Rights Injunction
May 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Kate Holton, Reuters

Britain's Oxford University won a legal battle on Friday to increase the restrictions placed on animal rights activists who regularly demonstrate against its new research laboratory.

Alligators Abound During Annual Florida Count
May 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

To the unaided eye, the swamp seems to sleep at night. But hit it with a spotlight and alligators suddenly appear everywhere, their bulbous red eyes glowing on the water's black surface.

Southeast Asia Plans Wildlife Crime-Busting Units
May 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Darren Schuettler, Reuters

Special wildlife crime-busting units will form the core of Southeast Asia's first coordinated effort against the multi-billion-dollar illegal trade in animals and plants, officials said on Thursday.

India Bans Drug Threatening to Wipe out Vultures
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

India has banned the production and sale of an anti-inflammatory drug used in cattle that is poisoning the country's vultures one step up the food chain.

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