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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 5, 2013 file photo, two-month-old orphaned baby elephant Ajabu is given a dust-bath in the red earth after being fed milk from a bottle by a keeper, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. A new study released Monday Aug. 18,…

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, a Maasai boy and his dog stand near the skeleton of an elephant killed by poachers outside of Arusha, Tanzania. A new study released Monday Aug. 18, 2014, by lead author George Wittemye of Colorado State University, found that the proportio…

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, a herd of adult and baby elephants walks in the dawn light across Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya, with the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, seen behind. A new study released Monday Aug. 18, 2014, by lead aut…

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found.

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USDA: Puppy imports must be healthy, 6 months old

USDA: Puppy imports must be healthy, 6 months old

FILE - This Oct. 7, 2008 file photo shows a puppy rescued from a puppy mill, north of Montreal, Canada at the SPCA in Montreal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a regulation that will require all puppies imported to the United States to be at least 6 months old, healthy and up…

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USDA: Puppy imports must be healthy, 6 months old

USDA: Puppy imports must be healthy, 6 months old

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say.

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Dogs get jealous, right? Some science to back it up

Dogs get jealous, right? Some science to back it up

Pet owners won't be surprised in the least to hear this.

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Study drops hints that dogs could get jealous

Study drops hints that dogs could get jealous

In this Dec. 25, 2013 photo provided by the University of California-San Diego, emotion researcher Christine Harris, a professor of psychology at the university, poses with her border collie in San Diego. Harris conducted a study on pets and jealousy. (AP Photo/University of California-San D…

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Study drops hints that dogs could get jealous

Study drops hints that dogs could get jealous

Border collies Samwise, Arwen and Frodo inspired University of California-San Diego researcher Christine Harris to do a study on pet jealousy.

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Smokey Bear turns 70, but don't bring candles

Smokey Bear turns 70, but don't bring candles

LOS ANGELES — Smokey Bear is turning 70 today and as the friendly, huggable bear with the brimmed hat and shovel enters his golden years, his message of fire prevention through personal responsibility hasn’t changed much.

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Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs

Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs

Facial recognition technology successfully reunited a pet with its owners.

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Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs

Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs

This undated illustration provided by FindingRover.com shows shows how a new smart phone application Finding Rover works. In May, San Diego County Animal Services became the first shelter system in the country to adapt the facial recognition plan. Every dog entering the county’s three shelte…

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Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs

Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs

This May 16, 2014 photo provided by FindingRover.com shows founder of the smart phone application Finding Rover John Polimeno during a news conference in San Diego. In May, San Diego County Animal Services became the first shelter system in the country to adapt the facial recognition plan. E…

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Feds seek extra holding space for Western mustangs

Animal welfare activists slam feds for seeking holding space for wild horses.

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Hands-off policy puts her in doghouse with sister, fiance

Serious dog lovers leave her feeling imposed upon.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 26

My boyfriend and I are in our early 20s, and have been together for about 2½ years. In recent months we've talked of "being together for the long haul."The problem is this: While I see the value in very healthy eating and daily exercise, he isn't quite on the same page. 

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Dear Abby for Nov. 11

Dear Abby for Nov. 11

DEAR ABBY: My daughter “Jenny,” her husband, “Bob,” and their three dogs live with my husband and me in our home. We live on a fairly busy road. The dogs used to always be leashed when they were taken out. They have now made a habit of letting the dogs out without leashes.

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