These 6 Animal News Sites Are The Bee’s Knees
From time to time, an industry or subject inspires us to create a best-of list. These are sites that produce out-of-this-world coverage in a crowded arena. In case you’ve missed some, you can find them here. In this edition, we’re recognizing a few unique pet and animal news sites. If you think your site should be considered, give us a holler and tell us why.
October is, perhaps unsurprisingly, home to National Black Dog Day (Oct. 1) and National Black Cat Day (Oct. 27) celebrations. But it is also National Pet Wellness Month and National Animal Safety and Protection Month.
In honor of these holidays and our furry friends, here are a few top animal news sites that offer more than just pictures of pets wearing fetching Halloween costumes (though we welcome those, too!).
Live Science’s mission is “to empower and inspire our readers with the tools needed to understand the world and appreciate its everyday awe.” Covering a range of topics from space and physics to health and history, Live Science also applies this scientific lens to animals.
The Live Science staff sources material for stories from science journals, institutions, trending social media topics, and burning reader questions.
Stories to read: Bizarre, primeval sharklike fish is unlike any vertebrate ever discovered; Spectacular T. rex skeleton may fetch $25 million at auction (the new owner gets to name it, too); and 230 pilot whales beached in Tasmania — exactly 2 years after the area’s last mass stranding.
Follow @LiveScience on Twitter.
Giving milk to adult cats might actually do more harm than good. 🥛😿 https://t.co/Brm9nj3s4b
— Live Science (@LiveScience) October 10, 2022
2. Pet Business
Pet Business is a trusted trade media brand that provides industry insights to pet specialty retailers through its website, print magazines, e-newsletters, and social media.
In addition to a steady stream of press releases, Pet Business spotlights viewpoints from the editor, executives, and voices around the industry along with other original content.
Follow @petbusinessmag on Twitter.
As the week winds down, pets and parents alike can take some time for self-care over the weekend. Find out how pet specialty retailers can capitalize on the growing popularity of dog spa products!✨👇🐕https://t.co/EbXqBZNOlw pic.twitter.com/dv9DlaM7gW
— Pet Business (@petbusinessmag) October 7, 2022
3. The Dodo
Most Facebook users know The Dodo for its viral animal videos and iconic logo. As one of the most popular Facebook publishers with a strong presence across other social media properties, it’s no surprise that The Dodo has been recognized by the Shorty Awards and Webby Awards as the #1 digital animal brand.
Apart from emotional, feel-good news, The Dodo also gives animal lovers product recommendations, virtual vet services, and more.
Stories to read: Here Are 9 Of The Best Dog-Themed Halloween Decorations; Cat Trapped Outside During Hurricane Ian Begs For Someone To Save Him; and Amanda Seyfried’s Dog Can’t Believe What Mom Just Did To His 13th Birthday Cake.
Follow @dodo on Twitter.
— The Dodo (@dodo) October 10, 2022
While most top news organizations have an animal section on their sites, they are often filled with the latest viral videos or articles that happen to intersect with the wildlife world, but readers usually won’t find many unique nature-focused stories there.
The New York Times brings its thorough reporting and editorial perspective to pet- and animal-related topics relevant everywhere, from NYC to opposite ends of the globe.
Follow @nytimes on Twitter.
Six endangered gray wolves in Washington State died from ingesting poison, officials said. More than $51,000 is being offered for information about the animals’ deaths.https://t.co/UMLghYsOoJ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 11, 2022
5. Pet Age
Serving the pet industry for 50+ years, Pet Age offers a B2B magazine filled with information on trends, products, and business guidance to help pet care professionals succeed.
The website features the latest trade news, recall archives, a calendar of events, and other resources for everyone from groomers to retailers and manufacturers.
Stories to read: Christina Ricci, Stella & Chewy’s Partnership Celebrates Raw Love of Pets; 2022 Pet Independent Innovation Awards Announces Pet Care Winners; and Report: DCM, Premium Recipes Showing Impact on Pet Food Sales Gains.
Follow @petagemag on Twitter.
The natural, Icelandic fish dog and cat treat line, Gunni’s Taste of Iceland, recently announced it has reached a distribution agreement with @petfoodexperts to distribute its line of natural treats in all of the territories that the distributor serves.https://t.co/hykRj3fM0G
— Pet Age Magazine (@PetAgeMag) September 21, 2022
WAN positions itself as “the global authority on animal news” and brings a specific point of view to animal welfare and legislation. Founded by Katie Cleary, “noted animal advocate, documentary filmmaker, and model,” World Animal News focuses on breaking or trending stories with an advocacy bent.
Stories to read: New Research Reveals That 84% Of Tourists Agree That Wildlife-Friendly Tourism Should Be A Priority In South Africa Over Trophy Hunting; Victory! New Zealand Bans Live Animal Export; New Law Goes Into Effect In April Of 2023; and U.S. Senator Cory Booker Introduces Important Bill To Shut Down Wildlife Markets Which Threaten Public Health In The United States.
Follow @WorldAnimalNews on Twitter.
— World Animal News (@WorldAnimalNews) October 7, 2022
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Erienne Muldoon is an operations analyst and partner success manager for Cision PR Newswire. When she's not advising clients on storytelling best practices, you can find her walking in the Cleveland metroparks, supporting a local restaurant, or playing video games.