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Los Angeles becomes largest US city to ban wild animals in entertainment

39 hours ago From care2.com  View Original Article

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Los Angeles, considered the entertainment capital of the world, will no longer tolerate entertainment that involves performances by wild or exotic animals.

The City Council voted unanimously April 25 to ban the exhibition of these anim ...

The former Cat Stevens donates early single to PETA campaign to end animal homelessness

40 hours ago From classichitsandoldies.com  View Original Article

Sanford, NORTH CAROLINA - Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, has donated his very first single, 1966’s “I Love My Dog,” to animal-rights organization PETA for use in a new video promoting its 2017 National “Adopt a Shelter Pet” Day campaign, which takes pl ...

Berkeley, California, becomes second U.S. city to ban sale of fur clothing

43 hours ago From aldf.org  View Original Article

Cotati, CALIFORNIA - The Berkeley City Council approved an ordinance banning the retail sale of fur apparel products within city limits, finding that “the sale of fur products in the City of Berkeley is inconsistent with the City’s goal of being a community that cares ab ...

New York state proposes end to commercial terrapin harvest

47 hours ago From biologicaldiversity.org  View Original Article

Tucson, ARIZONA - In response to advocacy from the Center for Biological Diversity, turtle experts and other conservation organizations, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today proposed a rule to end commercial harvest of diamondback terrapin ...

Genetic engineering could bring the northern white rhino back from extinction

Archived, 2 days ago From wired.co.uk 

London, U K - The last male northern white rhino has seen better days. At the advanced age of 43, arthritic in leg and blind in one eye, Sudan struggles to get around. Since he now finds other rhinos intolerable, he has his enclosure at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy i ...

Celebs join movement to take elephant Gajraj to a shelter

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - There is a growing movement within the country and also abroad to free a 63-year-old ailing elephant, Gajraj, from Aundh in Satara district and shift him to a proper shelter, where he can comfortably spend the last few years of his life.

RSPCA seize marmoset monkey that was being kept in a 3ft cage in family's front room in Swansea

Archived, 2 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - The RSPCA has seized a marmoset monkey that was found being kept in a small bird cage, just three foot tall, in a family's living room.

The animal was discovered in 'hugely inappropriate' conditions, with its compound right next to th ...

Court condemns Wyoming wolves to first legal hunt in four years

Archived, 2 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - Wolves have been taken off the United States government’s endangered species list in Wyoming, and a court decision just gave wolf management back to the state. This means for the first time in four years, according to the Associated Press (AP), Wyomi ...

Keeping whale meat off the holiday menu

Archived, 2 days ago From oceancare.org 

Wädenswil, SWITZERLAND - Despite an international ban, Iceland, Norway and Japan continue to kill whales commercially, killing around 1,500 between them. OceanCare want people to understand that these animals are meant to be subject to global protection and tourism demand is ...

Advocates deliver more than 75,000 names calling for a ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia

Archived, 2 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Animal advocates delivered more than 75,000 names from across the globe calling on the government of British Columbia to ban the trophy hunting of grizzly bears. The groups delivered the names to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Op ...

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