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Walmart Just Banned Live Fish Sales

Walmart Just Banned Live Fish Sales

Walmart is discontinuing the sale of live fish. The world's largest retailer once sold live fish at an estimated 1,700 stores. But, in a conference call with its suppliers earlier this year, Walmart announced that...
New York to Become First State to Ban Cat Declawing

New York Just Became the First State to Ban Cat Declawing

(Updated July 22, 2019) New York is officially the first state in the U.S. to ban cat declawing. New York's Legislature passed a bill that makes the practice illegal, with veterinarians who perform the procedure...
You Can Now Adopt ‘Too-Friendly’ Pups Who Failed Government Training

You Can Now Adopt ‘Too-Friendly’ Pups Who Failed Government Training

Shelters aren’t the only place that have dogs up for adoption - people looking to add a furry family member to their brood can adopt from the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) too. The programme...
5 Vegan Dog Food Brands to Keep Your Hound Healthy and Happy

Can Dogs Be Vegan? 5 Meat-Free Foods to Try

Can a healthy hound be a vegan one? While some owners hesitate to make the move away from meat-based kibble, new research is proving that dogs can be vegan -- and that it's really...
Vegan Pet Food Wins $550,000 on ‘Shark Tank’

Vegan Pet Food Wins $550,000 on ‘Shark Tank’

Vegan pet food brand Wild Earth secured a $550,000 investment from Mark Cuban on tonight's "Shark Tank" appearance. The Dallas Mavericks owner who stars in the ABC hit show where companies pitch a team of...
Vladimir Putin Bans Animal Cruelty In Russia

Putin Signs Bill Banning Animal Cruelty In Russia

Russia has passed new legislation in a bid to improve animal welfare across the nation. The Moscow Times reports that the bill, called "On Responsible Treatment of Animals and on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts...
'Venom' Actor Tom Hardy Campaigns for Better Living Conditions for North Carolina's 'Backyard Dogs'

Tom Hardy Fights for Better Living Conditions for ‘Backyard Dogs’

Tom Hardy, star of 2018 science fiction thriller "Venom," has teamed up with fellow actors Casey Affleck and Priyanka Chopra to speak out for animal rights. In a video ad for People for the Ethical Treatment...
Children Raised With Pets Less Likely to Develop Hay Fever, Eczema, and Asthma, Says New Study

Raising Children With Pets Improves Health, Says New Study

Children raised around pets experience health benefits, according to researchers at Sweden's University of Gothenburg. The study - led by Bill Hesselmar and published in research journal Plos One - revealed that growing up...
Pet Detectives Use Counterterrorism Technology to Take Down Puppy Mills

Pet Detectives Use Counterterrorism Technology to Take Down Puppy Mills

Pet detectives in Ireland are using counterterrorism technology to shut down illegal puppy mills. Named Project Capone, the software scans websites that puppies are sold from, tracking down similar images, phone numbers, and addresses to...

Turns Out Dogs Are Woman’s Best Friend, Not Man’s, Says Study

Dogs may have better relationships with women than with men, according to a new study. The research, published in the Royal Society of Open Science, evaluated 18 dogs and recorded their growls in response to...
New Legislation Protects Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Pets

New Legislation Protects Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Pets

The Pets and Women Safety (PAWS) Act was signed into law earlier this month as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. The new law expands upon existing protections for domestic violence survivors to include...

Snapchat Filters Now Work on Your Dogs

It's official: thanks to a recent update, Snapchat filters now work on dogs. So if you've always wondered what your pooch would look like wearing a pair of specs, now is your moment. Multimedia messaging...
New UK Pet Legislation 'Lucy’s Law' to Help End 3rd Party Puppy Mill Sales

UK Bans Pet Sales From 3rd Party Puppy Mill Sellers

Third-party puppy and kitten sales are banned in the UK, according to a December 23rd announcement from Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley. The bill, dubbed "Lucy's Law" after a dog rescued from a puppy mill...
5 Vegan and Cruelty-Free CBD Pet Products That May Relieve Your Cats and Dogs From Anxiety

5 Vegan and Cruelty-Free CBD Products to Keep Your Pets Chill

CBD is known to benefit humans, but can it help our cats and dogs? As more pet parents turn to CBD to help combat stress, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, and nausea, many wonder if it's...

7 Vegan and Cruelty-Free Christmas Gifts for Pets

Let's hear it for pets! They provide their constant companionship, unconditional love, and their cuteness bring us levels of joy that can sometimes only be expressed through unintelligible squee-ing. There are plenty of ways to...
Target Launches Matching Vegan Holiday Pajama Set for Families Who Are Extra About Their Dogs

Target Launches Matching Vegan Holiday Pajama Set for Families Who Are Extra About Their...

Leading department store retailer Target has released a new product that will bring your family closer than ever. Vegan holiday-themed matching pajama sets are now available and there's one for every member of the...
Women Sleep Better Next to Dogs Than People, Says New Research

Women Sleep Better Next to Dogs Than People, Says New Research

Dogs have long been referred to as "man's best friend," however, new research indicates that the animals could, in fact, also be "woman's best friend," with females enjoying a better night's kip when sleeping...
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8th Grader Builds Website to Help Shelter Dogs Find Permanent Homes

Aiden, an eighth-grader from Texas, went above and beyond for his latest class project. As part of his “passion project” coursework, he chose to build a website to match people with shelter dogs. Dog Do...

13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Makes Custom Bowties to Help Shelter Dogs Get Adopted

(Updated December 21, 2019) | Overcrowded animal shelters decrease the forever-home chances for many of the animals. But one young entrepreneur is helping dogs stand out. And he hopes it improves adoption rates. Darius...
Raw Pet Food Poses Health Risks for Dogs and Pet Owners, According to Veterinarian

Raw Pet Food Poses Health Risks for Dogs and Pet Owners, According to Veterinarian

Some pet owners opt to feed their pets raw food diets under the belief that this will boost the pet’s energy and enhance the nutrients available, as certain nutrients die when exposed to heat....
Raw Pet Food Poses Health Risks for Dogs and Pet Owners, According to Veterinarian

New Illinois Law Treats Pets Like Children Instead of Property In Custody Cases

In the final days of December, Illinois passed a new law that regards animals like children in custody cases. The law, which was effective from January 1 2018 and is similar to one in Alaska,...