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Rhino horns confiscated in HCM City

Archived, 7 days ago From vietnamnews.vn 

Ha Noi, VIETNAM - Rhino horns weighing nearly 5kg were seized at the Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport on Sunday, HCM City’s Customs reported.

The seven horns were discovered in the luggage of two passengers flying from Africa to Việt ...

Road map gives sharks, rays conservation a boost

Archived, 7 days ago From businessmirror.com.ph 

Makati City, PHILIPPINES - People who crave for exotic food find sharks and rays as special treats. The meat of these rare fish species are discreetly sold in the market, unlike the ordinary fish caught in the ocean.

Sharks and rays are feared because of their s ...

Hunting is driving declines in bird and mammal populations across the tropics

Archived, 7 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Thanks to the proliferation of cheap outboard motors and motorbikes as well as hunting technologies like modern guns, mist nets, and wire snares, which grant anyone easier access to forests and reduce the skill-level required to hunt, over-hunting is ...

HSI welcomes dog and cat meat ban in Taiwan

Archived, 9 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Taiwan’s legislature has banned the dog and cat meat trade, earning applause from Humane Society International. Taiwan becomes the second territory in the Greater China Region to ban dog meat consumption. Hong Kong banned dog meat consumption in 1950 ...

A win for whales

Archived, 9 days ago From oceancare.org 

Wädenswil, SWITZERLAND - A few days ago, the Balearic parliament has unanimously approved the “Proposal of Law on the protection of the Mediterranean Sea under Spanish jurisdiction against damages that may result from the exploration, prospection and exploitation of hydrocar ...

Animal Legal Defense Fund urges USDA inspection for Tony the tiger

Archived, 9 days ago From aldf.org 

Cotati, CALIFORNIA - The Animal Legal Defense Fund has submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting an inspection of Tony, based on recent information raising concerns regarding the tiger’s health. Tony, a 16-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger, is held ...

More bears will be saved thanks to Yosemite’s new smart tracking website

Archived, 9 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Nearly 30 black bears were killed in Yosemite National Park last year when they were struck by visitors’ cars. Since 1995, there have been 400 vehicle-bear collisions.

In an effort to prevent these collisions and help save the lives of ...

Rescue of more than 350 animals from a Habersham County, Georgia property in progress

Archived, 9 days ago From humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Humane Society of the United States and several Georgia-based organizations were called in by the Habersham County Department of Animal Care and Control to assist in the rescue of more than 350 animals from a Habersham County, Georgia, property.< ...

Zoo animals that survived Mosul escape Iraq

Archived, 12 days ago From marketwired.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - FOUR PAWS, the international animal welfare organization, planned a rescue mission to save bear Lula and lion Simba from the bombed-out Montazah Al-Morour zoo in Mosul, Iraq. The harrowing rescue finally came to an end earlier today.

A ...

Illegal shipment of rhinoceros horns seized by Malaysian officials

Archived, 12 days ago From uk.blastingnews.com 

London, U K - Custom officials in #malaysia seized an #Illegal shipment of #rhinoceros horns that originated in Mozambique via Doha Qatar. The 18 rhino horns are said to be worth $3.1 Million and were discovered by officials at the Kuala Lumpur International Airpo ...

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