Animals

Flawed Rules Ensnare Marine Mammals

Scholar identifies pitfalls of marine mammal protections and pushes for coordinated global standards.

Single-Use Plastics Need Comprehensive Federal Legislation

Despite state and local action, more effective reduction of single-use plastics must come from Congress.

Tightening Service and Emotional Support Animal Regulations

Debate ignites over regulating service and support animals on airplanes and in public accommodations.

Fight Over Fowl Livers Continues in California

A federal appellate court decision could send foie gras off the menu—again.

Agency Removes Yellowstone Grizzly Bears from Endangered Species List

Final rule creates tension between conservationists and wildlife officials.

Envisioning an Anti-Animal Cruelty Agency

Scholars propose a new federal agency to reduce abuse of agricultural animals.

Is One of the World’s Most Popular Fish Endangered?

Agency must determine whether Pacific bluefin tuna should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

FDA Takes Action to Curb Overuse of Antimicrobials in Livestock

Amid growing concerns about “superbugs,” regulators seek comment on use of antimicrobials in animal feed.

National Park Might Not Be So Pet Friendly

Bay Area canine owners are up in arms over a proposed rule that would limit dog walking.