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Researchers Find Some Risk of Coronavirus Transmission to Animals

Leah Koppenhaver, Editor

April 28, 2020

In recent weeks, eight big cats at the Bronx Zoo and two house cats in New York have tested positive for COVID-19, raising concerns regarding what animals can contract the virus.  Because coronavirus is spreading rapidly among the human population, some animals may contract the virus if they come...

Editorial: Laboratories Shouldn’t Be Able to Test on Animals

Lauren Cribbs, Reporter

November 26, 2019

An estimated 10,000 animals are killed for every new chemical pesticide being tested, and the animals used in these experiments are feared to face extinction in the future.  Animal testing is killing many innocent animals, and it needs to be stopped.  Living animals are being used for researc...

Editorial: Animal Testings Should be Banned in the United States

Lisa Wang, Reporter

May 17, 2019

Imagine standing in a laboratory. Countless cages, row upon row, fill the room.. Each has a rabbit in it, whose eyelids are held open by clips, keeping it from blinking. These rabbits are currently the subjects of eye tests for cosmetics use, and will probably not survive afterward. Testing on anima...

International Tiger Day spreads awareness

In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2005 file photo Lutiy, an endangered Amur tiger, roams in his cage at the Wild Animals Rehabilitation Center in Sikhote-Alin a mountain range in the Russian Far East. Russia's government and environmental organizations say they will launch a major international campaign to protect the endangered Amur tiger and begin increasing its population. (AP Photo/Burt Herman, File)

Elizabeth Newman, Reporter

July 29, 2018

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! On Sunday July 29, 2018, the world will celebrate tigers all across the globe. This day is used to raise and spread awareness for the endangered animal. International Tiger Day began in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit. Since tigers are an endangere...

Editorial: End animal testing

A mouse is one of the most common animals used in the lab. More than one million animals, including mice are killed in labs a year for testing reasons. (AP Images)

Katie Jones, Reporter

May 24, 2018

Cruel animal experiments are performed to try to find solutions to medical issues, but primarily result in the harming of animals. Animals, like humans, are living organisms that should not have to sacrifice their lives for the dominant species. Often the drugs that pass animal tests are ...

Editorial: Pit Bulls are not the problem

This happy Pit Bull pictured above is anything but mean. Pit Bulls have an extremely high passing rate of 87.4 percent, according to the ATTS. (Creative Commons)

Claire Sheppard, Copy Editor

May 1, 2018

Think of the most dangerous breed of dog. It’s a Pit Bull, right? Wrong. They are anything but. Pit Bulls are not the problem, people are. Dogs are bred and raised by humans; they need to be cared for no matter the breed. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to A...

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