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Ethiopia: Stand together against poaching

Archived, 4 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - According to The Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCO), A number of foreigners and and Ethiopians are caught poaching ivory, tiger skin and other game animals every year. In fact, these greedy and illegal wildlife traders are mostly caught ...

Flight to hope for homeless DeSoto County pets

Archived, 4 days ago From desototimes.com 

Hernando, MISSISSIPPI - On a wing and a prayer for a loving, permanent home, 70 to 80 shelter and rescue-based dogs and cats from North Mississippi (including possibly 25 from DeSoto County), West Tennessee and East Arkansas are to be airlifted from Memphis International Ai ...

Supreme Court turns down plea to allow bull-taming sport Jallikattu before Pongal

Archived, 5 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea seeking to allow the controversial sport Jallikattu played during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu.

A bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and R Banumathi told a group of lawyers, who request ...

World Wildlife Fund urges Americans to just grab whatever animal they see and try to keep it alive

Archived, 5 days ago From theonion.com 

Chicago, ILLINOIS - Saying it was imperative that citizens take action now to help protect the natural world, the World Wildlife Fund urged Americans Thursday to just grab whatever animal they can find and try to keep it alive for as long as possible.

Lea ...

U.S. House leaders introduce legislation to prohibit slaughter of American horses

Archived, 5 days ago From humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Federal lawmakers have introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the U.S., end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat. The Safe ...

Sharon Osbourne’s chinchilla video aids ban on fur farms in Croatia

Archived, 5 days ago From peta.org 

Norfolk, VIRGINIA - Fur farming in Croatia is a thing of the past, thanks to the efforts of animal advocates, including celebrities Sharon Osbourne and Goran Višnjić.

Fur farmers tried to cripple the ban by attempting to have it exclude chinchillas. ...

Research group tracks elephants to help better protect them from poaching

Archived, 5 days ago From dukechronicle.com 

Durham, NORTH CAROLINA - Under the thick forest canopies of three national parks across the Central African country of Gabon, 34 forest elephants wear satellite collars.

The collars provide data that John Poulsen, an assistant professor of tropical ecology in ...

Vietnam seizing final chance to save last elephants from extinction

Archived, 5 days ago From animalsasia.org 

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong - In 2010, the last Javan rhino in Vietnam was found dead. Despite being guarded by armed rangers in a protected forest, it had been shot. Its horn – prized as a medicine – had been hacked off, and its corpse left to rot by a creek.

Perh ...

Dogs saved from slaughter in China find forever homes in Montreal

Archived, 6 days ago From hsi.org 

Montreal, CANADA - After being rescued from certain death by Humane Society International at a dog meat festival in Yulin, China, 26 of the 32 dogs transported to Quebec have already been adopted thanks to the Montreal SPCA, who sheltered and cared for them upon their ...

Poachers and ivory smugglers must be stopped

Archived, 6 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - They’re a persistent lot, are they not? Wildlife traffickers, that is.

Malaysian authorities have been stepping up their efforts to clamp down on international smuggling networks that use the country as a regional transit point for the ...

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