The Animal Welfare League has opened a newly renovated, cage-free shelter for cats in Olde Towne Gaithersburg, hoping to increase the rate of adoptions by creating a more relaxed environment for both the animals and potential adopters.
This past weekend, wildlife officials in Texas came across a huge illegal fishing operation. They found about 3,000 dead sharks, tangled in miles of nets off the coast. Michele Norris talks with Sgt. James Dunks with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department who found the sharks.
After years of avoiding sticky topics like antibiotic use in livestock, an industry-initiated dialogue aimed at transparency, nobody things it will resolve all the controversial issues. But it's a start.
In Africa, some ranchers shoot wildlife to keep them from eating the grass out from under their cattle. But it turns out some wildlife, like zebra, actually help cattle graze — by clearing fibrous grass stalks away and promoting the new shoot growth that cows crave.
The City Council voted unanimously to ban pet shops from selling dogs and cats unless the animals come from shelters or rescue groups. The move comes after authorities seized more than 500 dogs from a Quebec puppy mill.
A Miami neighborhood has been invaded by giant African land snails, 10-inch long creatures that eat everything from garbage to the stucco on the sides of houses. "It's us against the snails," says the local official leading the eradication effort.
Millions of cats suffer and die from feline AIDS every year. Scientists have found a way to prevent infection by injecting cat eggs with monkey genes that block HIV infection. And to help identify cats with the special genes, they added jellyfish genes to the mix.
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