Sam Ji

The Long History of Those Who Fought to Save the Animals

In partnership with a respected zoologist who shared her views but not her freedom to agitate, Edge founded the Emergency Conservation Committee. “Mrs. Edge takes the view that all conservation movements except her own are limited and discriminatory,” The New Yorker quipped years later, “and she puts in her best licks for creatures that many naturalists wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole.” A passionate pamphleteer and an incorrigible lobbyist, her protests helped change Audubon’s leadership and its policy on birds of prey. In 1934, Edge learned of a mountain in Pennsylvania that was a favorite spot for hunters to shoot

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Andrew Yang tears up talking about giving away his dog

Andrew Yang is more than a little fur-klempt over his old dog, Grizzly.

The mayoral wannabe teared up on Monday while describing what he called a “difficult” decision to give away Grizz to a friend after his allergic son had a respiratory attack.

“That’s when I knew that we’d have to give our dog away,” Yang said through tears during a press conference in Brooklyn. “Oh, that was terrible. It was awful.”

Yang’s comments came after he raised eyebrows Sunday when he tweeted about giving up the pooch to “celebrate” National Pet Day.

Some on Twitter had given the

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Those Flappy “Pouches” Cats Have on Their Stomachs Explained

It’s time we set something straight on behalf of all felines.

You know that flappy “pouch” along some cats’ bellies that swings back and forth when they walk? Contrary to what you may have heard, that’s a protective layer of skin, fur, and fat called the primordial pouch, and it has nothing to do with being overweight or even spayed. In fact, all cats—even lions and tigers—have primordial pouches, regardless of weight. Some are simply more evident than others.

According to José Arce, president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association, these pouches are “perfectly normal and healthy” and often begin

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Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird looks forward to final trip to the Olympics

The national women’s team has won gold in eight of the 10 games they’ve participated in, including the the last six straight Olympic games.

Sue Bird has been a leader of the US Women’s Basketball Team for the past four years at the Olympics. This summer, the point guard is looking for her fifth Olympic gold medal. 

The national women’s team has won gold in eight of the 10 games they’ve participated in, including the the last six straight Olympic games.

This summer in Tokyo will be Bird’s final Olympics. 

“Sue’s definitely a legend, she’s one of the GOATs of

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Robots are animals, not humans

In the early 2000s, a Russian man named Boris Zhurid struck a deal to sell the Iranians a large collection of weaponry. He chartered a transport aircraft to make the delivery from Sevastopol, the largest city on the Crimean Peninsula, in the Black Sea, to the Persian Gulf. An old sonar manufacturer brochure describes what Zhurid was peddling as, “self-propelled marine vehicle[s], or platform[s]; with a built-in sonar sensor system suitable for detecting and classifying targets; and carrying an on-board computer… capable of being programmed for complex performance.” The cargo of Zhurid’s chartered plane? Twenty-seven animals, including dolphins, walruses,

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Can your pet make you sick? Here’s how you can stay healthy

(WXYZ) — Did you know pets can sometimes carry harmful germs that can make us sick, even when the pet appears to be just fine?

Consumer Reports has some tips to help you and your fine-feathered friends stay healthy.

2020 made backyard chickens an urban and suburban trend.

Memberships to the American Poultry Association rose in 2020, as cooped-in Americans started backyard flocks. But according to the CDC, those new flocks came with an explosion of salmonella outbreaks — not from eating the birds, but from handling them.

Bacteria can spread from live poultry via their feces. They walk in

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