Gigantic Spider Webs Take Over A Jerusalem Forest

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  Welcome to hell, arachnophobes. Although this might look like the set of Mirkwood in The Hobbit, or Aragog’s lair in Harry Potter’s the Forbidden Forest, it is actually the Soreq creek in Israel, not far from Jerusalem. As Reuters reports this week, this canopy of the forest has become the unlikely home for millions of long-jawed…

California Just Became First State To Ban Selling Dogs From Puppy Mills

By: Sarah V Schweig/The Dodo   California just took a huge step forward for animals by becoming the first state to make it illegal for pet stores to sell puppies, kittens and rabbits from mass commercial breeders where the animals often suffer from cramped, unsanitary conditions. On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill, AB 485,…

People Just Killed One Of The Last 25 ‘Big Tusker’ Elephants

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo “He was in his prime, fathering calves, passing on his good genes for robustness, good health and longevity.” Last Saturday was a good and bad day for elephants. While thousands of people participated in the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions to raise awareness about protecting these animals, tragedy struck in Amboseli National…

Race Car Driver Gives Up Chance Of Winning In Order To Save A Dog

By: Stephen Messenger/The Dodo “If it happened again today, I would do the exact same thing.” When it comes to winning an automobile race, every second matters. Fortunately, this quick-thinking rally car driver knows that some things matter even more. Carlos Matos abdica da possibilidade de triunfar para salvar cão Posted by Constálica Rallye Vouzela on Thursday, September…

People Are Locking Up Dozens Of Dogs To Farm Them For Their Blood

By: Sarah V Schweig/The Dodo  Pets sometimes need blood transfusions, just the way people sometimes do — but a new investigation suggests that blood coming from a blood farm in Texas is sourced from approximately 150 ex-racing greyhounds who are caged and suffering. An anonymous former employee at the Pet Blood Bank observed and documented greyhounds kept in wire cages…

People Are Rushing To Save Thousands Of Animals Before This Volcano Erupts

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo  The volcano could erupt at any moment — but animal lovers are going into the danger zone, risking their lives to help as many animals as they can. Last week, the Indonesian government issued a dire warning to the island of Bali — Mount Agung, an active volcano, could erupt for the first time…

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