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Former sniper of the special forces hunts poachers

Archived, 3 days ago From theweeklyobserver.com 

Bishops Stortford, U K - Damien Mander has been a sniper of the Australian Special Forces and as he says he is “responsible for many deaths.”

But all this is in the past. Now he has been actively involved in the merciless war that broke out of the poachers aga ...

Turtle trafficker conviction highlights illegal trade threat to turtles on World Turtle Day

Archived, 3 days ago From traffic.org 

Cambridge, U K - World Turtle Day: a recent conviction in Malaysia has highlighted the threat to freshwater turtles from illegal trade to supply an apparently growing demand for rare species in Southeast Asia.

Last week, a wanted turtle trafficker wa ...

Former Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill blasts alma mater for its experiments on dogs

Archived, 3 days ago From seccountry.com 

Atlanta, GEORGIA - Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill doesn’t take many public stances, but he chose to speak up against what he sees as animal cruelty by his alma mater.

As part of PETA’s campaign to stop Texas A&M’s muscular dystrophy experiments on d ...

Authorities seize 7,000 birds in largest cockfighting raid in US history

Archived, 4 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - It was an operation shocking in size and appalling in scope. Authorities in Val Verde, Ca., just took down what they claim to be the biggest cockfighting ring ever busted in the United States.

Concerned neighbors suspected questionable ...

In another success for PETA, Global Brands Group swears off Angora fur

Archived, 4 days ago From forbes.com 

Jersey City, NEW JERSEY - For what it’s worth, Angora rabbits are adorable. At their most glorious, they’re like perfect cumulous clouds with faces, or contented little cotton balls – the kinds of animals that, with a bit of promotion, easily accumulate thousands of Instagram ...

Recent rescues demonstrate the importance of continuing the fight against puppy mills

Archived, 4 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Puppy mills, where puppies are mass-produced for profit without any regard for the health or emotional well-being of the parents, have been getting more attention with each passing year. Once hidden in the shadows of small agricultural towns and secl ...

South Pasadena bans sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits

Archived, 4 days ago From pasadenaindependent.com 

Monrovia, CALIFORNIA - Recently, the South Pasadena City Council passed an ordinance banning the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. The unanimous vote followed appeals by the South Pasadena Animal Commission, local rescue group The Dog Rescuers, local residents ...

Nepal torches tiger skins, rhino hides seized from poachers in gesture against illegal wildlife trade

Archived, 4 days ago From thepeninsulaqatar.com 

Doha, Qatar - Nepal destroyed thousands of valuable animal skins and other parts seized from poachers on a giant bonfire Monday in a symbolic gesture against the illegal wildlife trade.

More than 4,000 animal parts, including endangered tiger skins ...

Sea Shepherd embarks on shark protection operation

Archived, 5 days ago From maritime-executive.com 

Lauderdale, FLORIDA - Sea Shepherd's newly renamed vessel, the M/V John Paul DeJoria, arrived in Costa Rica on Saturday to assist the Central American country in controlling illegal fishing in the waters surrounding its Cocos Island National Park.

The M/V J ...

Ringling Bros. curtain call is latest victory for animal welfare activists

Archived, 5 days ago From kasu.org 

State University, ARKANSAS - When Feld Entertainment, owners of Ringling Bros., announced it's cancelling the circus after nearly 150 years, it was one of the biggest victories yet for animal welfare activists.

How the circus treats its animals — especially elepha ...

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