Animal rights

FILE - In this July 10, 2008, file photo, Manuel Lujan, Jr., a former US. representative from New Mexico and Secretary of the Interior, poses for a portrait at his home in Albuquerque, N.M. Lujan, a former Republican congressman from New Mexico who as U.S. Interior Secretary drew fire from environmentalists for challenging the Endangered Species Act has died. He was 90. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a distant cousin, on Friday, April 26, 2019, announced Luján's death. (AP Photo/Toby Jorrin, File)
April 26, 2019 - 7:55 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Manuel Luján Jr., who spent 20 years as a Republican congressman and later as a U.S. Interior Secretary who drew fire from environmentalists for challenging the Endangered Species Act, has died. He was 90. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Luján Grisham, who was a distant cousin, said...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, giraffes and zebras congregate under the shade of a tree in the afternoon in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act, following legal pressure from environmental groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that its initial review has determined there is “substantial information that listing may be warranted” for giraffes. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
April 25, 2019 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Years after international watchdogs began warning that giraffes are sliding toward a silent extinction, the Trump administration is taking the first tentative steps toward protecting the world's tallest land animal under the Endangered Species Act. The move, which advocates say is...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, giraffes and zebras congregate under the shade of a tree in the afternoon in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act, following legal pressure from environmental groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that its initial review has determined there is “substantial information that listing may be warranted” for giraffes. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
April 25, 2019 - 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took a first step Thursday toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act, following legal pressure from environmental groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that its initial review has determined there is "...
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Animal lovers leave flowers at the grave of Jeannette Ryder, an American who fought for animal rights in Cuba at the start of the 20th century, where a statue of her dog Rinti decorates her tomb at Colon cemetery during a march for an end to animal cruelty, the first march of its kind, in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, April 7, 2019. Legend has it Ryder's dog died while sitting on her owner's grave. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 2:05 pm
HAVANA (AP) — More than 400 animal-lovers peacefully marched more than a mile through Havana on Sunday, shouting slogans and waving signs calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march wrote a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist...
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In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, Grettel Montes de Oca Valdes, a professional dancer and founder of the group Cubans in Defense of Animals poses with four kittens that she has received in her house in Havana, Cuba. A group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana’s main thoroughfares Sunday waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 11:54 am
HAVANA (AP) — More than 400 animal-lovers peacefully marched more than a mile through Havana on Sunday, shouting slogans and waving signs calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march wrote a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist...
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In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, Grettel Montes de Oca Valdes, a professional dancer and founder of the group Cubans in Defense of Animals poses with four kittens that she has received in her house in Havana, Cuba. A group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana’s main thoroughfares Sunday waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 10:29 am
HAVANA (AP) — More than 400 animal-lovers, many accompanied by their dogs, peacefully marched a mile through Havana on Sunday, waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march wrote a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The...
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In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, Grettel Montes de Oca Valdes, a professional dancer and founder of the group Cubans in Defense of Animals poses with four kittens that she has received in her house in Havana, Cuba. A group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana’s main thoroughfares Sunday waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 6:13 am
HAVANA (AP) — On Sunday morning a group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana's main thoroughfares waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist...
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In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 photo, Grettel Montes de Oca Valdes, a professional dancer and founder of the group Cubans in Defense of Animals poses with four kittens that she has received in her house in Havana, Cuba. A group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana’s main thoroughfares Sunday waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
April 07, 2019 - 12:49 am
HAVANA (AP) — On Sunday morning a group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana's main thoroughfares waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist...
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FILE - In this May 17, 1999 file photo, two Makah Indian whalers stand atop the carcass of a dead gray whale moments after helping tow it close to shore in the harbor at Neah Bay, Wash. Earlier in the day, Makah Indians hunted and killed the whale in their first successful hunt since voluntarily quitting whaling over 70 years earlier. Federal officials are now supporting the Native American tribe's decades-long request to resume whale hunts off the coast of Washington state.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday, April 4, 2019, announced its proposal to allow the Makah Tribe to hunt and harvest one to three gray whales annually over a 10-year period. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 04, 2019 - 4:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington state to resume what would be the only authorized whale hunts in the mainland U.S., a long-held custom that animal rights activists oppose as outdated and cruel. The National Oceanic and...
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A few horses and riders are seen on the track while members of the California Horse Racing Board weigh new safety and medication rules in the wake of 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park, during a meeting at the track in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 28, 2019. The board is considering whether to ban the use of medication and whips on racing days. If approved, Santa Anita would become the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
March 28, 2019 - 7:27 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board voted Thursday to severely limit the use of whips on horses in racing statewide and approved medication changes on a smaller scale following the deaths of 22 horses at Santa Anita Park. The board votes came during a passionate meeting in...
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