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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The government is ending its controversial research experiments on kittens after a bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Florida Congressman Brian Mast, R-Fla, was filed in March describing the practice as “taxpayer-funded kitten slaughter.” The KITTEN ACT, or “Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now Act,” involved parasite-related experiments on cats and kittens in U.S….

The new sanctuary has expanded to include an orphanage, a kindergarten and a veterinary clinic. Alaa and his team resemble a small development agency, providing services that government and international charities cannot or will not. He strongly believes that helping children to look after vulnerable animals teaches them the importance of kindness to all living…

When resources are available, advanced technologies such as drone surveillance or other tracking and sensing systems might be the fastest way to nab wildlife offenders. But anti-poaching and anti-trafficking work also relies on low-tech, tried-and-true methods. One of the oldest and most reliable? Dogs. African Wildlife Foundation leads the way in the use of detection…