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The public has until midnight Monday to weigh in on whether Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut should be permitted to import five beluga whales from an amusement park in Canada.

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An animal rights group staged a protest at a small dairy farm in Riverhead, Long Island, on Sunday.

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Shrews have an unusual way of surviving the winter: they temporarily shrink. Now scientists, including one from Stony Brook University, have turned their attention to that strategy. They think it could be useful for humans, too.

Connecticut Police K-9 To Receive Body Armor

Jan 17, 2018
Courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Connecticut State Police announced that their K-9 German Shepherd Brutus will now have his own protective vest.

He’s the fourth state police dog to receive body armor.

Each vest can weigh up to about five pounds and is valued at almost $2,300.

The money for Brutus’ vest came from private donations, with help from Vested Interest in K9s Inc., a non-profit that helps law enforcement get this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K-9 partners.

Courtesy of Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary

It’s been five years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Catherine Violet Hubbard was one of 20 children killed, along with six educators. Her family has spent the past five years planning an animal sanctuary in her memory