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Austin Aquarium Owners Put Animals’ Lives at Stake

PETA urges Austin officials to investigate two aquarium owners who have an extensive history of animal neglect.

Earlier this month, the Oregon Humane Society launched an investigation into a Portland aquarium where 200 marine animals allegedly died of starvation, illness, and animal attacks between February and May 2013. Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals reports that the aquarium’s owners Ammon and Vince Covino are importing sharks, a baby kinkajou, and various reptiles into an Austin facility that is still being built, which they do not have a permit to begin construction on. PETA has called on Austin’s Animal Services Office and the health authorities to investigate these claims and litigate the Covino’s if they are found guilty of violating city, health, or animal-welfare regulations.

New Nonprofit Aims to Give Animals Legal Council

Against All Oddz Animal Alliance formed to give abused and wrongfully killed animals their day in court.
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Washington State University Expands Vegan Options

College hires vegan dietician to make campus dining more veg-friendly and cater to students’ dietary preferences.
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DJ Sensation Dillon Rupp Goes Vegan

Young musician and social media star firmly commits to going vegan for "eternity."
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Toucan Given 3D-Printed Beak, Sparks Anti-Cruelty Crusade

Bird survives having most of its upper beak cut off by callous humans—galvanizing Costa Ricans to push for anti-abuse legislation.
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New Study Shows Dogs Choose Love Over Treats

Lead researcher says the results provide evidence “that dogs value human contact in and of itself.”
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