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New Mexico’s a step closer to banning coyote killing contests

Archived, 4 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Coyote killing contests may soon be part of the past in New Mexico, as lawmakers advance legislation to ban the barbaric practices.

These contests, which are also known as derbies or drives, reward people of all ages, including childre ...

Virgin annoucement signals another victory for WDC campaign against captivity shows

Archived, 5 days ago From us.whales.org 

Plymouth, MASSACHUSETTS - Another positive step in WDC’s campaign to end whale and dolphin captivity shows was taken today with an announcement by Virgin Holidays stating that they will no longer sign up any new attractions that feature captive whales and dolphins for theatri ...

A ray of hope for lions

Archived, 5 days ago From voices.nationalgeographic.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Could protected areas be the key to protecting Africa’s lions?

Africa’s lion population has undergone a significant and sustained decline in recent years; recent estimates suggest that as few as 20,000 lions remain in the wild. Despite ...

Local animal shelter takes in over two dozen dogs from Louisiana

Archived, 5 days ago From wmdt.com 

Salisbury, MARYLAND - The Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne's County is doing something they have never done before.

They are accepting dogs from outside of the county to help an overcrowded animal shelter in Louisiana.

A truck filled with ...

PETA to move Supreme Court against laws allowing Jallikattu, Kambala

Archived, 5 days ago From economictimes.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Animal rights group PETA today said it will move the Supreme Court challenging the legislation passed by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka state assemblies allowing Jallikattu and Kambala respectively.

However, the body has not yet decided on ...

Proposed Trump policy threatens critically endangered Grauer’s gorilla

Archived, 5 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - For weeks, the primatologists had followed a group of Grauer’s gorillas over rugged terrain — hacking through dense rainforest; following knife-edged ravines; and crossing a nearly impenetrable mountainous landscape in the eastern part of the Democra ...

Alert: 3,890 wild tigers left on earth

Archived, 5 days ago From koreatimes.co.kr 

Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - Wild tigers, the majestic animals that once roamed the earth in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction.

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the number of tigers has to 3,890 worldwide.

Although this is ...

Kenya’s ‘Elephant Guardian’ will deliver water to thirsty animals ‘until it rains’

Archived, 5 days ago From people.com 

New York, NEW YORK - He’s like no delivery man you’ve ever heard of.

Patrick Kilonzo Mwalau, dubbed “the Elephant Guardian,” is saving animals by delivering water to them in dry regions of Tsavo, Kenya, and a fundraising page created five months ago to fun ...

World’s saddest bear finally finds sanctuary after losing almost all her fur

Archived, 6 days ago From express.co.uk 

London, U K - Dominga’s 14-years have been filled with never-ending chapters of sadness after she was stolen with her sister from the mountain forests of the Andes by wildlife traffickers only to end up in a zoo.

When her sibling died four years ago ...

Tons of pangolin scales up in flames in Cameroon

Archived, 6 days ago From panda.org 

Gland, SWITZERLAND - Cameroon on February 17 burnt over three tons (3094 kg) of pangolin scales in ongoing fight against poaching and illicit trade of this lone mammal with scales.

The scales, which were seized from traffickers mostly at airports in Yaound ...

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