Group alleges greyhounds being trained with live rabbits

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Two U.S. representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban greyhound racing nationwide, after an advocacy group released videos showing greyhounds being trained by ch...

Gazans defy taboos to rescue, neuter stray animals

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the impoverished Gaza Strip, where most people struggle to make ends meet amid a crippling blockade, the suffering of stray dogs and cats often goes unnoticed. ...

Popular Cambodian travel destination bans dog meat trade

Cambodia's Siem Reap province, which has been popular with tourists for many years, has outlawed the sale of dog meat. It is the first Cambodian province to ban the practice. The order, issued on...

Cambodian province famous for Angkor Wat bans dog meat trade

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian province that is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, a major destination for foreign tourists, has outlawed the trade in dog meat, which animal righ...

Dutch police arrest farmers protesting emission cuts

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested dozens of farmers Wednesday who were blocking the entrance to a waste treatment plant, the latest in a string of protests by farmers angry at govern...

Israeli leader's son takes center stage in corruption sagas

JERUSALEM (AP) — As scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands trial for corruption, his 28-year-old son has emerged as a driving force in a counterattack against critics and the state i...

The Latest: US capital city moves to next reopening phase

WASHINGTON - The capital of the United States is moving to the second phase of its reopening next week. Washington, D.C., officials say the anticipated spike in COVID-19 infections ...

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___ Twitter obscures, warns on Trump tweet ‘glorifying violence’ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald Trump’s tweets about pr...

Calgary Zoo returning pandas to China due to bamboo barriers

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Zoo will be returning two giant pandas on loan from China because a scarcity of flights due to COVID-19 has caused problems with getting enough bamboo to feed them....

Outbreak at German slaughterhouse reveals migrants' plight

COESFELD, Germany (AP) — Big white trailers with pictures of juicy roasts and the wholesome slogan “Straight from the farmer” sit idle on the edge of Coesfeld, their usual pork hauls disrupted by an o...

Jane Goodall talks coronavirus impact, Nat Geo documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though the planet has reaped the benefits of a cleaner environment from society shutting down during the coronavirus outbreak, Jane Goodall worries about human behavior resorti...

California racing board hires former steward as director

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Scott Chaney has been named executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, replacing Rick Baedeker, who retired last month. Chaney's appointment w...

Norwegian musher has commanding lead in Iditarod race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Norwegian running in only his second Iditarod has a commanding lead as mushers enter the final stretch of this year’s sled dog race across Alaska, one of the few U.S. sports...

Column: Deaths and few solutions for horses at Santa Anita

They canceled racing at Santa Anita for one day this week, which should come as good news to horses scheduled to run on Friday the 13th. Horses at the venerable Southern California t...

Report: No illegal meds in deaths of horses at Santa Anita

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report released Tuesday by the California Horse Racing Board on a spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita found that no illegal medications were used on the animals and 39% percent o...