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A southern resident orca whale swims in Puget Sound in view of Mount Rainier in 2014. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Whale Watchers Accused Of Loving Endangered Orcas To Death

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Hal Herzog, a professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, says the more we attribute humanlike qualities to animals, the more ethically problematic it may be to keep them as pets. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Pets, Pests And Food: Our Complex, Contradictory Attitudes Toward Animals

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A coyote runs down the road in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park. In 2018, more than 68,000 coyotes were killed in the U.S., including 5,600 just in Wyoming, under an Agriculture Department program. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Killing Coyotes Is Not As Effective As Once Thought, Researchers Say

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An orca surfaces near Vancouver Island, Canada. The country's Parliament has passed legislation banning the practice of breeding and holding dolphins, whales and porpoises in captivity. VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Santa Anita Park in Southern California is resisting calls to suspend its season, saying recent changes have reduced catastrophic injuries "by 50 percent in racing and by more than 84 percent in training." Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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A huge blob that appeared on the National Weather Service's radar wasn't a rain cloud, but a massive swarm of ladybugs over San Bernardino County in Southern California. National Weather Service via /AP hide caption

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A border collie jumps to catch a flying disc during a competition. New research suggests that dog stress mirrors owner stress, especially in dogs and humans who compete together. Bela Szandelszky/AP hide caption

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You May Be Stressing Out Your Dog

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Mink, a Boykin spaniel, holds an ornate box turtle that she sniffed out. She is one of a team of specially trained hunting dogs that are helping conservationists and researchers find rare turtles in Iowa. Kate Payne/IPR hide caption

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Good Girl! These Dogs Are Helping Save Habitats By Finding Rare Turtles

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Maximum Security (right) and Country House (center) at the finish line of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs last month in Louisville, Ky. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Racehorses Be Medicated?

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Griselda, a domestic longhair already declawed when she was surrendered by her owner for adoption, plays inside her enclosure at the Animal Haven pet shelter in New York on Tuesday. The New York Legislature has passed a bill that would make the state the first in the country to outlaw declawing a cat. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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A dead whale at the mouth of the Placer River, at the eastern end of the Turnagain Arm, near Anchorage, Alaska. The deaths of at least 60 whales along the Pacific Coast this year have scientists concerned and looking for answers. Nat Herz /Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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Why Are Gray Whales Dying? Researchers Cut Through The Blubber For Answers

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Hanover, N.H., Deputy Fire Chief Michael Hinsley in the woods with Mink the bear. Courtesy of Michael Hinsley hide caption

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After Walking Thousands Of Miles, Mink The Bear Is Almost Back Home

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