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Hawaii to Ban Swimming with Spinner Dolphins

By Kim Robson: Hawaii’s Spinner dolphins are nocturnal – they hunt for food at night and then come closer to shore during the day to rest, socialize and nurture their young. Unfortunately, daytime is when tour groups interact with the dolphins. Spinners are famous for their acrobatic displays, leaping from the water and spinning along their longitudinal axis as they soar through the air. Federal regulators are …

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Protect Your Fur Babies

 By Amanda Wilkes: My boyfriend and I are proud pet owners of a 2 ½-year-old English Labrador, whom we treat and spoil as if it were our firstborn child. Our little fur baby always has been healthy, happy and full of love. However, last week we faced a full-blown nightmare after treating our pup with Frontline Plus, which …

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SeaWorld Phasing Out Orca Shows

By Kim Robson: The time has come. SeaWorld is finally beginning to accept the fact that public acceptance of live killer whale shows has declined dramatically in the wake of the documentary Blackfish. Earlier this year, SeaWorld announced plans to build a much larger enclosure to display their orcas. However, …

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For the Love of Farm Animals

By Larraine Roulston: Such a clatter there was when Daisy and her Aunt Wee came to the barnyard, for everything was just awake and in the best of spirits. So begins the story of  “The Barnyard Clatter.” Farm animals are so important to us. They are among the first animals that …

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