The Howell couple will face 552 counts of animal cruelty--two for every dog that was rescued from the deplorable conditions in their home.
When a one-ton giant manta ray with a wingspan of 23 feet was caught last year in gill nets made by Peruvian fisherman, conservationists called for action. These treasured marine creatures are particularly vulnerable to overfishing and bycatch.
A new analysis of waters around the United States has found that the country is dumping a stunning 8 trillion bits of plastic into oceans and lakes every day. But we're not talking about irresponsible waste management here. Even eco-friendly citizens could be contributing to this invisible pollution, and just by brushing their teeth!
Admittedly, Ebola is still a very real issue, with a grand total of 18 confirmed cases of the often fatal disease indentified in West Africa, as of this week. However, compared to the whopping 450 to 1,000 weekly cases reported in the peak of last year's epidemic, it's safe to say that the worst is over. But now, experts are looking back and wondering what could have been done better. The burial of victims, according to a new report, is one issue that should have been better addressed.
Good news for animal lovers everywhere! The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will now be tracking offenders of animal abuse like they would for any other federal crime, following these abusers throughout their life to make sure they get deserving sentences and do not become repeat offenders.