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Pamela Anderson Lends Star Power To Fight Against Foie Gras In France

The former Baywatch actress showed up in Parliament to promote animal rights. She is supporting a congresswoman who wants to end force-feeding of animals to produce a cherished culinary delicacy.
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Feathers Fly Over Turkey Who Was A Passenger On A Delta Flight

A photo shows a turkey peering through the seats with an arm around it. Presumably that of the human who needed a therapy pet. USA Today reports there are many questions surrounding the flying turkey.
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Hunting Snakes In The Everglades To Protect Native Species

Burmese pythons in Florida are taking a big toll on native wildlife. To combat their spread, the state is holding its second Python Challenge — a hunt expected to draw over 1,000 participants.
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Most U.S. Egg Producers Are Now Choosing Cage-Free Houses

The majority of American egg producers, when they order new chicken houses, are choosing cage-free systems. That's a sea change driven by consumer demand for cage-free eggs.
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Environmentalists Say 'Threatened' Status For Bats Not Enough

Northern long-eared bats were listed as a "threatened" species this week after being ravaged by a disease that has killed millions of bats. Some environmentalists say the protection is not enough.
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A Hardier Honeybee That Fights Back By Biting Back

The parasitic varroa mite has been wiping out honeybee colonies globally since the late '80s. Now scientists and beekeepers have teamed up to selectively breed bees with a unique, mite-fighting trait.
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San Diego Stumped On How To Stop The Stink

Sea lion poop is frustrating residents in the San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla who pay top dollar for their ocean views. But fixing the problem isn't as simple as just scraping off the waste.
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Great White Shark Dies After Just 3 Days In Captivity At Japan Aquarium

The animals have almost never taken well to being kept in a tank. The shark at the Okinawa aquarium refused to eat. "The shark never had to die like this," a PETA spokesman says.
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Finally, Some Good News For Manatees And Green Sea Turtles

These two species have been in danger of extinction for decades, but have responded well to conservation efforts. Those measures are going to stay in effect.
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These Photos Inspired The Creation Of That Occupied Oregon Refuge

A century before militants seized Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, two photographers visited Malheur Lake. Their hand-colored images persuaded Theodore Roosevelt to protect the area's wildlife.

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