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  • Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life

    Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life
    In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.
  • Burbank adopts strict ban on retail sale of pets

    Burbank adopts strict ban on retail sale of pets
    Burbank this week joined the growing list of cities that have banned the retail sale of pets, but built in a six-month grace period for existing pet stores. Under the ban adopted by the City Council Tuesday, pet shops in Burbank can only obtain cats...

    Dwindling donations worry nonprofit

    Dwindling donations worry nonprofit
    Bare shelves and empty crates are becoming more commonplace at Burbank Temporary Aid Center as the nonprofit struggles to keep up with high demand amid dwindling donations. In a typical year, Executive Director Barbara Howell sees the donations from the...

    Airport launches study to prevent bird-aircraft collisions

    Airport launches study to prevent bird-aircraft collisions
    Bob Hope Airport is launching its first-ever study of wildlife in an effort to reduce the odds of potentially dangerous collisions between birds and aircraft. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority this week approved a $126,000, yearlong...

    Best to buy your pet in person

    As someone who does pretty much does everything online besides tying my shoelaces, it didn’t come as a shock that more and more people are shopping for their next pet online. As long as I have a name and a credit card to go along with it, I can...