People Are Breeding ‘Monster’ Foxes So They Can Sell More Fur

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo “Most people have seen the horrible conditions on fur farms, like the tiny, barren cages that the animals live in, but this was something new.” The Arctic foxes look dangerously obese. Dense rolls of skin cover their bodies like heavy blankets, making it difficult for them to move. Their tails are unusually…

60 Million People In Pakistan At Risk Of Arsenic Poisoning From Drinking Water

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  Shockingly high levels of the toxic mineral arsenic have been found in the groundwater beneath huge parts of Pakistan, putting up to 60 million people at serious risk of developing arsenic poisoning from contaminated water. New Research published in the journal Scientific Advances looked at samples gathered from almost 1,200 groundwater pumps between 2013 and 2015…

Your Sushi Could Be Killing This Endangered Animal

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo “They’re hitting the juveniles that aren’t even old enough to reproduce.” Bluefin tuna. If you’re sitting in a sushi restaurant and you see this fish on the menu, you may want to think twice about ordering it. After all, the bluefin tuna — like African lions and elephants and Bornean orangutans — is teetering on the brink of…

British Columbia To Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

By: GoodNewsNetwork  Starting on November 30th, grizzly bear trophy hunting will be banned in the Canadian province of British Columbia. “This action is supported by the vast majority of people across our province,” said the Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson. “By bringing trophy hunting of grizzlies to an end, we’re delivering…

New Law Lets Police Confiscate Guns “Without Due Process” If Someone Reports You

By: Rachel Blevins/The Free Thought Project Critics of the new law argue that it takes away an individual’s right to due process, by confiscating his or her guns based on a single complaint A new law in Oregon could lead to residents having all of their guns confiscated based on a single complaint, raising concerns about the…

Former White Supremacists Are Helping Others To Renounce Their Extremism

By: McKinley Corbley/Good News Network  These volunteers know what it is like to be fooled into believing racist propaganda – which is exactly why they have now dedicated their lives to assisting other extremists to see the light. Life After Hate is a nonprofit that employs former neo-Nazis and white supremacists to help others renounce their extremism and hateful lifestyles….

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