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11/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Week's Top Animal Causes! (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

We all love animals, but how much time is there to devote to all of their causes? Between saving whales, pigs, chickens, dolphins, rhesus monkeys, weasels, wolves and salmon, something's got to give!

This week, we've got monkey testing facilities being built in Puerto Rico, killer whales starving without a steady population of king salmon, and elephants struggling in Kenya's worst drought in over a decade.

Read through this week's most pressing animal causes and decide for yourself which ones need the most attention.

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