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Calif. bill would end SeaWorld killer whale shows

A proposed California bill would force SeaWorld San Diego to stop using killer whales in its iconic shows and to release them from their tanks, the latest blowback that the exotic animal attraction has faced after a documentary ...

Apr 08, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Rescuing backyard tigers

Significantly more tigers are in U.S captivity than are left in the wild. In fact, as many as 10,000 tigers, lions and other endangered big cats are privately owned in the United States, according to the ...

Feb 19, 2014 3.7 / 5 (3) 0

Are zoos really a setting for ecotourism?

According to the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, over 700 million people visit zoos each year (WAZA, 2012) and with the growing popularity amongst tourist the debate continues whether it is moral for animals to be ...

Sep 23, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Kids reduce stress in goat herds

The introduction of young dairy goats into an existing herd is stressful for all animals involved. Rank fights and aggressive behaviour can further result in injury. Researchers at the University of Veterinary ...

Sep 10, 2013 not rated yet 1

Italian 'problem' bears irk Swiss

Swiss and Italian officials are butting heads over how to tackle bears roaming between the two countries, in a dispute centred on balancing human and animal welfare.

Aug 23, 2013 not rated yet 1

Science measures animal welfare

A RECENT forum has questioned whether science can inform and improve animal welfare in research and production. The concept was explored at a joint Ag Institute Australia and Australian Society of Animal ...

Jul 16, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 1