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Detroit Zoo to phase out elephant-keeping

DETROIT, May 20 (UPI) -- The Detroit Zoo has set a national precedent by deciding to give away its two elephants on ethical grounds, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday.

Oklahoma court upholds cockfighting ban

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 30 (UPI) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld a state law making cockfighting a felony.

HSUS protests use of downed animals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Humane Society of the United States Wednesday is demanding Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman ban the processing of "downed farm animals" for food.

HSUS urges Bush to sign exotic cat bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Humane Society of the United States is urging President Bush to sign legislation cracking down on the burgeoning trade in exotic big cats.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

If you haven't kept up with what's going on in Swaziland -- the big news is a major flap over Zena, a teenage girl allegedly abducted at the behest of King Mswati III, who simply decided he wanted her for wife No. 10.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Voters deny bilingual ed.; buoy pig rights

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Massachusetts voters Tuesday chose to make English the language of instruction for all students in public schools, effectively ending decades of bilingual instruction programs for immigrants.
SHARON OTTERMAN

Animal Tales: Animals on the ballot

When Americans go to the polls on Election Day, Nov. 5, in addition to deciding control of the U.S. Senate and House and a number of state governorships, voters in several jurisdictions also must vote on animal protection initiatives.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Feature: Lions & tigers & bears - at home?

In a land where millions of dogs and cats go unwanted every year, some people choose instead to care for a tiger that can weigh hundreds of pounds, live for 25 years and eat 15 to 20 pounds of meat a day.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

The New England workforce could use a few good men. Researchers at Northeastern University say even though there was strong job growth and near record low unemployment from 1995 onward, the pool of male workers has been stagnant and the number of native-b
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for June 20, 2002

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

UPI Farming Today

Wrap-up of the day's agriculture news.
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 14, 2002

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News, notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Inter
By United Press International

PETA says it will boycott Safeway

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Tuesday it would boycott grocery store giant Safeway, claiming the supermarket chain ha
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