| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Kitty, a female chimpanzee that gave birth to many offspring used in laboratory experiments, has died in a Texas animal sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States announced Friday.
Believed to have been born some 51 years ago, Kitty had been...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Shari LePage has accepted that the "mini boxer" she purchased for $1,300 eight years ago from a local puppy store that specializes in teacup and toy puppies now weighs 61 pounds — not the 12 to 15 pounds she was told it would.
The Davie resident...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Asking my Facebook fans (https://www.facebook.com/Stevedalepets) about their New Year's resolutions for their pets (or all pets) has become an annual tradition. Here some responses I've received for 2014:
"To have my cats stop using my credit cards to...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:35 PM
About 40% fewer bears were killed in California by hunters in 2013, a change the Humane Society of the United States attributed to a new state law barring packs of unsupervised dogs while hunting.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said 1,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Sterilizing feral cats without removing their sexual organs would do more to control their population than spaying and neutering, according to a new study.
Colonies of feral cats can grow at a rapid pace, leaving them to compete in miserable...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:05 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A sharp jump in state fees is forcing animal shelters to tighten their budgets. Up until just recently, local shelters had to pay about $150 a year to stay licensed. Now they are paying up to 17 times more than that.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A bill that would ban the use of lead ammunition by all hunters throughout California awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. There’s no question that he should sign AB 711 into law. It’s smart, it’s measured and it protects animals...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The government on Friday moved to protect America's pets by proposing tougher rules for how their food is manufactured.
The new Food and Drug Administration regulations would establish production guidelines to help prevent harmful bacteria and other...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Animal rights advocates are preparing for a legal showdown after a federal appeals court this week temporarily banned the slaughter of horses in New Mexico and Missouri, with the activists pledging to continue to fight for the welfare of domestic horses...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:30 AM
For proponents of faux fur, this season is a candy land. Fashion designers now understand there are real markets for faux fur. And whether these consumers arrive at faux fur from a fashion sense, an ecological concern or a commitment to animal rights,...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:05 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The California Assembly voted Thursday to ban the use of lead ammunition when hunting wildlife.
The ban would be the first of its kind in the country, said Jennifer Fearing, senior state director for the Humane Society of the United...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 11:23 AM
The company behind Chili’s baby back ribs is planning to use pork from better-treated pigs, joining a long list of restaurant chains already doing the same.
Brinker International, which owns Chili’s, said it will weed so-called gestation...