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First animals developed complex ecosystems before the Cambrian explosion

First animals developed complex ecosystems before the Cambrian explosion

A group of Ediacaran specimens of Fractofusus and Plumeropriscum from the “E” surface, Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, Newfoundland, Canada. Credit: Charlotte G. Kenchington (CC BY 4.0, creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Early animals formed complex ecological communities more than 550 million years ago, setting the evolutionary stage for the Cambrian explosion, according to a study by Rebecca Eden, Emily …

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Iceland urged to ban ‘blood farms’ that extract hormone from pregnant horses | Environment

Iceland is under pressure to ban the production of a hormone extracted from pregnant horses, a practice that has been described as “cruel” and “animal abuse”. The hormone is used by farmers across the UK and Europe to increase reproduction in pigs, cows and other female farm animals. Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG) is extracted …

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Clashes Grow Between Activists, Griffith Park Pony Ride Customers – NBC Los Angeles

Clashes Grow Between Activists, Griffith Park Pony Ride Customers – NBC Los Angeles

A group of animal rights activists is once again raising concerns about the horses kept for pony rides at Griffith Park, complaining that the animals are forced to work even when temperatures soar into the 90s. The Los Angeles Alliance for Animals plans a demonstration at the park Sunday to demand that the city of …

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Anderson County to tackle animal shelter euthanization controversy

Anderson County to tackle animal shelter euthanization controversy

Anderson County will consider Monday whether to hire a veterinary director to oversee operations at its animal shelter and install cameras, in part to address serious concerns raised by residents about how many animals are euthanized and the method used to put them down. The issue has been simmering for months, driven in large part …

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How to Protect Your Pets From Potential Danger in South Florida – NBC 6 South Florida

How to Protect Your Pets From Potential Danger in South Florida – NBC 6 South Florida

Sunday, May 15 marks the official beginning of South Florida’s rainy season. For pet parents, this means an increased chance of our pets being sickened by toxic bufo toads. Here’s everything you need to know to keep your pets out of harm’s way. What are bufo toads? Bufo toads, also known as marine toads or …

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