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Animal welfare groups call Government's proposed cosmetic animal testing ban 'flawed'

Archived, 15 days ago From abc.net.au 

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - Just under 12 months ago, in the lead-up to the federal election, the Coalition announced it would ban the sale of cosmetic products tested on animals from July this year.

But the fine detail of this year's budget papers revealed that ...

Ban sought on commercial wild turtle trapping in Oklahoma

Archived, 15 days ago From biologicaldiversity.org 

Tucson, ARIZONA - The Center for Biological Diversity and several Oklahoma-based environmental organizations petitioned the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation today to end commercial collection of the stateís wild turtles, which are critical to the health of ...

Rescued bear swaps a bed of broken metal for soft grass in spring

Archived, 15 days ago From animalsasia.org 

Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong - Last November, an Animals Asiaís rescue team freed Binh Minh from one of the worst cages they had ever seen.

During the decade in which Binh Minh was trapped and his bile extracted for traditional medicine, the floor of the metal cage ...

Hong Kong ivory traders encouraging buyers to smuggle ivory: TRAFFIC

Archived, 16 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Several licensed ivory dealers in Hong Kong are offering strategies for buyers to take ivory out of the city illegally, according to a new report by wildlife trade and monitoring group TRAFFIC.

Members of TRAFFIC teams, posing as touri ...

30 kg of ivory seized in Kenya

Archived, 16 days ago From financialtribune.com 

Tehran, IRAN - Police in Eldoret, Kenya, seized 30 kilograms of ivory on Tuesday, with an estimated value of KES 3 million ($29,000) in Eastleigh estate.

Confirming the incident, Eldoret West police boss, Samwel Mutunga, said police made the bust aft ...

The North Face and other major brands are ditching fur

Archived, 16 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - This week, a major apparel company announced that itís going to be removing fur, angora and exotic leather from its supply chain.

The name VF Corporation might not sound familiar, but itís the parent company to more than two dozen majo ...

Rwanda: Eight more rhinos and two lions relocated to Akagera Park

Archived, 16 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The second batch of rhinos arrived into the country yesterday morning at 3:30 am aboard Etihad Airways Cargo plane alongside two male lions.

This batch follows the first batch of 10 rhinos which arrived in the country a week ago.

Infringement Procedure against Denmark

Archived, 16 days ago From seashepherd.org.au 

Williamstown, AUSTRALIA - With the formal support of 27 Members of the European Parliament, Sea Shepherd Netherlands has officially submitted a request to the European Commission to launch infringement proceedings against Denmark for facilitating the slaughter of pilot whales ...

Howler monkeys booming in Belize sanctuary 25 years after translocation

Archived, 17 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The calls of howler monkeys, once wiped out in a Central American forest known as the Cockscomb Basin, now ring out in the canopy, and the scientists responsible couldnít be happier.

ďAs conservationists, weíre constantly trying to sto ...

Bay Area animal rescue group saves orphaned coyote pups

Archived, 17 days ago From ktvu.com 

Oakland, CALIFORNIA - An animal rescue group in the South Bay has come to the aid of a pack of coyote pups that was orphaned after their mother was killed.

The Wildlife Emergency Services (WES) said San Jose resident Chuck Rossi had been monitoring a mother ...

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