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Right Whale Deaths: Ottawa Orders Ships to Slow Down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Right Whale Deaths: Ottawa Orders Ships to Slow Down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

By The Canadian Press

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A dead North Atlantic right whale is shown in this undated handout image in the River of Ponds area in western Newfoundland. The federal government says vessels of 20 metres or more in length will be ordered to slow down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence as it tries to protect right whales who frequent the waters. Ten of the endangered mammals have died in the gulf since early June with preliminary necropsy reports indicating the whales died of either entanglements with fishing gear, or from blunt trauma caused by ship collisions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

POINTE-DU-CHENE, N.B. – The federal government is ordering large vessels to slow down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as it tries to protect right whales who frequent the waters.

Ten of the endangered mammals have died in the gulf since early June — at least some after colliding with ships.

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Animal Cruelty Investigation Underway into Ontario Property Overrun by Cats

Animal Cruelty Investigation Underway into Ontario Property Overrun by Cats

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

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Ontario’s animal welfare organization says a hoarding issue may have contributed to a situation at an abandoned rural property where local rescue groups say they’ve found dozens of cats, both dead and alive.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it is in the midst of an animal cruelty probe, which began in December, involving a home and a barn in Beamsville, Ont., in the Niagara Region.

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Fast Food: Jackman-Atkinson

Fast Food: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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Cows are seen at a dairy farm on in Danville, Que., on August 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

NEEPAWA, Man. — A lot has changed in Canadian agriculture since 1977, but one thing that hasn’t is the rules that govern the transportation of livestock. In the last 40 years, not only have there been changes in how farm animals are transported, there has been more research into factors impacting their well-being, as well as an increased concern about their welfare. Since 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been working on updating these rules and last December, the federal government released proposed changes to the Health of Animals Regulations. The proposed changes were open for comments until February 15.

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Eli the Polar Bear Has Died at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Eli the Polar Bear Has Died at Assiniboine Park Zoo

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Eli, a nearly three-year-old polar bear, passed away on Saturday at Assiniboine Park Zoo after a brief illness. (APC / FACEBOOK)

One of the polar bears from Assiniboine Park Zoo has died.

A release from the zoo sent to media Sunday says Eli, the nearly three-year-old polar bear who was brought to Assiniboine Park Zoo along with his brother in October 2015, died Saturday.

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