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Plan Addresses Impact of Ocean Noise on Marine Mammals

SCIENCE | Sep 17
The federal government says a new strategy to address the issue of noise in the ocean will better protect the safety of marine mammals.

Video of American Killing Canadian Bear May Lead to Charges

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 18
Warning: The footage you're about to see may be upsetting. Alberta reportedly plans to ban spear hunting after a graphic online video that caused outrage.

SeaWorld Suing California Over Ban on Orca Breeding

CORPORATE | Jan 1
SeaWorld filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a California commission's ruling that bans the company from breeding captive killer whales at its San Diego park.

Federal Ban Sought for Animal Testing on Cosmetics

GROOMING | By Frederic J. Frommer | Nov 15
Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States.

SeaWorld Drops OSHA Violation Appeal

CULTURE | By Mike Schneider | Aug 24
SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows.

The Peril of Pedigree Dogs

CULTURE | By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 20
Whether the huge bundle of fur that disguises the Old English sheepdog or the tiny Chihuahua that's more fashion accessory than pet, there's a dog for everyone. Sadly, though, not all dogs are created equal.

Bill in Calif. Would Ban Orca Shows

CULTURE | Mar 8
A California state lawmaker wants to ban SeaWorld from using killer whales in its San Diego shows.

Merck Joins Companies Ending Chimpanzee Research

HEALTH | Jan 31
Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research.

Cat Rescued After 3 Winter Days in Ohio Drainpipe

NATIONAL | Jan 12
A cat that spent at least three winter days in a northwest Ohio drainpipe has been rescued after initially refusing attempts to lure it out with tuna, the classic call of "here, kitty, kitty" and even a cellphone app that meowed.

Royal Fall for Princess Accused of Cockfighting

LOCAL | By Steven DuBois | Aug 16
Princess Irina Walker, the daughter of the last king of Romania, and her husband - a former Oregon sheriff’s deputy - are expected to appear in court to face charges of running a cockfighting business on their ranch in Eastern Oregon.

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