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Should emotional support animals be allowed on planes?

Should emotional support animals be allowed on planes?Emotional support animals are provide comfort to anxious travelers, but can also cause serious disruptions to flights. Is it time for these animals to be banned form planes?



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The US has decided to stop sending bomb-sniffing dogs to two Middle Eastern countries after many of the animals died

The US has decided to stop sending bomb-sniffing dogs to two Middle Eastern countries after many of the animals diedOver a dozen US-trained canines have died from mistreatment and lack of care while others are living in unhealthy conditions, a watchdog found.



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Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcry

Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcryTens of thousands of devout Hindus thronged a temple in southern Nepal where thousands of animals and birds were sacrificed this week, amid an outcry from animal rights activists who said the ritual was a cruel and gruesome spectacle. The ceremony, held every five years at the Gadhimai temple in Bara in southern Nepal, is believed to be the largest such mass-slaughter event in the world and animal rights activists have been campaigning to end the practice for years. About 80% of Nepal’s 30 million population are Hindus and many sacrifice animals to appease deities during festivals.



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Heartwarming stories of people rescuing animals from Hurricane Dorian

Heartwarming stories of people rescuing animals from Hurricane DorianHurricane Dorian is destroying people's homes and lives. But don't forget animals are affected, too. Here are some of their stories.



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Delaware's latest First State title: Only no-kill state for shelter animals

Delaware's latest First State title: Only no-kill state for shelter animalsDelaware's designation as the country's first no-kill state for shelter animals came from the Best Friends Animal Society.



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Russian officials agree to free 'whale jail' animals

Russian officials agree to  free 'whale jail' animalsRussian officials said Monday they will work towards freeing all orca and beluga whales from a notorious facility in the east of the country, after a visit by US-based marine mammal advocates. Nearly 100 whales captured for sale to aquariums have been kept in small pens for months in what the media has nicknamed a “whale jail” in the Russian Far East, as the campaign to release them gathered strength and went global. Kremlin-backed Far Eastern governor Oleg Kozhemyako on Monday announced that he has “made a decision to free the animals into the wild,” after meeting noted environmentalists and campaigners Jean-Michel Cousteau and Charles Vinick who visited the facility last week.



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Gaza animals find new home following deaths at zoo

Gaza animals find new home following deaths at zooFive lions, five monkeys, four ostriches, three peacocks, two wolves and a hyena departed Gaza for Jordan on Sunday, after being rescued from a Gaza zoo where many animals died of starvation and lack of care. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).



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Gaza animals find new home following deaths at zoo

Gaza animals find new home following deaths at zooFathy Jomaa, owner of the zoo in Rafah, southern Gaza, blamed bad economic conditions and a decade of Israeli-led blockade on the narrow coastal enclave for leaving him unable to properly feed and care for his animals. Jomaa had come under intense criticism by animal care groups after a series of recent deaths and mishaps. Earlier this year he de-clawed two young lions so that zoo visitors could safely pose for selfies with them.



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More than 40 zoo animals evacuated from Gaza Strip

More than 40 zoo animals evacuated from Gaza StripMore than 40 animals, including five lions, were evacuated from squalid conditions in a Gaza Strip zoo on Sunday to be taken to Jordan, an animal welfare group said. The Rafah zoo in the southern Gaza Strip is the oldest in the enclave, which has been under an Israeli blockade for more than 10 years. The animals were not in great shape, but were stable enough to be transported to a reserve in Jordan, some 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the Palestinian enclave, said Martin Bauer, spokesman for the Vienna-based welfare group.



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Dozens of neglected animals evacuated from Gaza zoo

Dozens of neglected animals evacuated from Gaza zooGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Dozens of neglected animals were evacuated from a ramshackle Gaza zoo on Sunday in the fourth and largest such rescue mission in the blockaded Palestinian enclave.



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