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  • PETA scolds Michelle Obama over using real eggs for Easter Egg Roll

    PETA is urging first lady Michelle Obama to substitute fake eggs for the 19,000 real ones to be used in Monday's Easter Egg Roll, claiming that egg production is cruel and eating them unhealthy and a violation of her “Let's Move!” agenda. In a video featuring young girls playing to the...

  • Neurological disease confirmed in Va. horse

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia. State Veterinarian Dr. Richard Wilkes says the horse was euthanized Friday. The horse lived on a farm in The Plains in Fauquier County. Wilkes says an investigation by...

  • AP Analysis: Japan anti-whaling ruling saves face

    TOKYO (AP) — The international court ruling against Japanese whaling last week may have given the government a convenient political out. The Antarctic program was nearly bankrupt, but if the government had overhauled it on its own, it would have incurred the wrath of a strong pro-whaling...

  • SeaWorld loses appeal in death by killer whale

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a regulatory safety finding against SeaWorld in the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale at the theme park. In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court said SeaWorld's challenge to the finding was unpersuasive and...

  • Kenya gov't to oversee wildlife authority actions

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's central government will oversee the running of the country's wildlife authority for the next three months in a bid to stop poaching of the country's elephants and rhinos, an official with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources said Friday. Richard...

  • Secretariat's birthplace in Va. expands days

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Fans of the Triple Crown great Secretariat now have more days to visit the fields where the thoroughbred was born and raised. Now known as The Meadow Event Park, the Caroline County site is home of the annual State Fair of Virginia. It also is the former home of Meadow...

  • Lab tests pet DNA to help solve crimes

    As far as crime laboratories go, it is not very impressive-looking. And it is not very big, with a permanent staff of just three forensic scientists and a few interns. But the work product that comes out of the Veterinarian Forensic Lab at the University of California, Davis is important, and it...

  • Wallabies debut at Virginia Zoo exhibit

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Visitors to the Virginia Zoo can now see up close what wallabies look like. One male and four female Bennett's wallabies spent a month in quarantine after arriving at the Norfolk zoo from New Zealand in late February. This week they joined kangaroos and emus in the zoo's...

  • Western Marylanders urged to be aware of bears

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is advising western Maryland residents to take measures to avoid unwelcome visits from hungry black bears. The agency said Thursday that bears are leaving their winter dens and searching for food. Residents are urged to lock...

  • Md. House votes for dog-bite liability measure

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — All Maryland dog owners would be equally liable if their dogs bite someone but also would have a chance to defend themselves in court under a bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday. The House of Delegates gave final approval to a compromise measure...

  • Diamond Pet Foods agrees to class action settlement

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging Diamond Pet Foods manufactured and distributed certain pet food products that allegedly led to illness and death in some animals that consumed them. The lawsuit was first filed in 2012...

  • Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the nation's annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes — as Tokyo had claimed — and ordered it halted. The ruling was a...

  • New management plan for Yellowstone bison floated

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state of Montana and the National Park Service say they will collect information for a possible new plan to manage bison herds at Yellowstone National Park that have long been subject to slaughter over concerns they could spread disease. In a statement issued Friday,...

  • Britain: 2 people catch tuberculosis from pet cat

    LONDON (AP) — England's public health agency says two people have caught tuberculosis from a pet cat, the first time the bacterial disease has been documented to spread from cat to human. In a report published Thursday, Public Health England said it concluded TB samples taken from the cat and...

  • 25 drug companies to phase out animal antibiotics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Citing a potential threat to public health, the agency in December asked 26 companies...



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