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The 5 Deadliest Animals in North America—And the 5 States With the Most Fatal Attacks

Fatal animal attacks are rare—but they do happen. In 2021, there have already been six fatal bear attacks in North America. That’s far less than the average number of people killed by lighting in the Unites States each year, which is 49, but this doesn’t mean you should disregard the possibility of a dangerous animal…

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The coronavirus is rife in common US deer

One-third of white-tailed deer in the north-eastern United States have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 — a sign that they have been infected with the virus. The findings, revealed by an analysis of samples collected after the pandemic began, represent the first detection of widespread exposure to the virus in a population of wild animals, says Arinjay…

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Help is on the Way! American Humane Rescue Team Rushing to Evacuate Animals Caught in Path of Monster Hurricane Ida

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As the floodwaters from monster hurricane Ida threaten hundreds of thousands of people and animals, the American Humane Rescue team and one of its 50-foot emergency rescue vehicles are rushing to Louisiana to help animals in the affected areas. Sixteen years to the day after Hurricane Katrina disastrously smashed through New Orleans, the team…

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Mexico Becomes First North American Country to Ban Animal

Mexico just passed a ban on cosmetic animal testing with unanimous support in the country’s Senate, marking the first time a North American government has passed this legislation. Mexico’s ban will make it the 41st country in the world to ban animal testing in the cosmetics industry. The bill will extend to prohibit the import,…

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Why We Don’t Know the Animal Origins of the Coronavirus

Viruses that “spill over” to people do not stick around in animals, so finding true sources takes years of careful work, an expert says Over the past century, many notable viruses have emerged from animals to cause widespread illness and death in people. The list includes the pathogens behind pandemic influenza, Ebola, Zika, West Nile…

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North America’s Top Chocolate Ingredient Supplier Bans Animal Tests After PETA Push

After PETA caught wind that deadly animal experiments on at least 172 mice had involved the use of products provided by Blommer Chocolate Company—the largest cocoa processor and chocolate ingredient supplier in North America—even though its parent company, Fuji Holdings Inc., has banned animal tests, we immediately called on the subsidiary to adhere to the…

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US woman under Taliban’s watch won’t leave Kabul without her staff and hundreds of rescue animals

The head of an animal rescue clinic in Kabul that has helped American troops bring home cats and dogs from Afghanistan after their deployments is racing to evacuate staff and hundreds of animals by the end of the month. Charlotte Maxwell-Jones, an American who founded Kabul Small Animal Rescue in 2018, was recently told by…

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America’s tiger problem

India leaps into his pool, pouncing on a purple plastic egg—his favorite toy, according to his caregivers. After a few minutes, the tiger ambles over to his watering tub. Instead of taking a drink, he plops in and closes his eyes in contentment. Although he’s young—roughly 10 months old on this June day—the massive paws…

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Human Machinations around Animals, the Joy of Nature’s Eccentricities, and Other New Books

In On Animals, a new collection of old essays, veteran journalist Susan Orlean is almost the obverse of wonder-seeking naturalists like David Attenborough. Her focus is not on wild creatures and their swiftly disappearing worlds but on animals that live in human-dominated spheres: pets, working animals, and those kept as barnyard companions, livestock, or curiosities.…

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People with COVID Often Infect Their Pets

Dogs or cats that live in a household with people who have COVID often become infected and sick themselves. Experts advise infected individuals to keep a distance from their animals if possible. New research shows that people who become infected with the novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2, and fall ill often pass the pathogen on to…

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