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Animal protection groups commend bill to ban dog and cat meat in the United States

Archived, 14 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - U.S. Representatives Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Dave Trott, R-Mich. and Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., have introduced legislation to ban the dog and cat meat trade in the United States, earning applause from Humane Society Internationa ...

Unarmed women fight poachers in Africa

Archived, 14 days ago From fairobserver.com 

Belmont, CALIFORNIA - In one of Africa’s largest reserves, an all-women group protects wildlife without using any weapons or violence.

Since being founded in 2013, the Black Mambas have prevented poachers from the Olifants West Region of Balule Nature Reser ...

WBZ Cares: Animal Rescue League staff work to provide comfort to all animals

Archived, 14 days ago From boston.cbslocal.com 

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS - Each month, WBZ Cares highlights a worthy non-profit organization, and tells the story of what that organization does for the community. This month’s organization, The Animal Rescue League of Boston, has been working tirelessly for more than a centur ...

Another rare jaguar is spotted in Arizona, and it could be impacted by Trump’s proposed wall

Archived, 15 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Federal wildlife officials announced that another jaguar has been spotted in Arizona, which is now the third who has been documented in the state in the past few years. Its presence is offering more hope that this species may make a comeback in the U ...

Switzerland bans trade in commercial seal products

Archived, 15 days ago From hsi.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Just a month ahead of the 2017 Canadian seal hunt, Switzerland has concluded a multi-year process of prohibiting its trade in products of commercial seal hunts with a decision adopted by the Swiss Federal Council on March 3, 2017. As of April 2017, t ...

Thai customs seizes 330 kilograms of ivory at Suvarnabhumi airport

Archived, 15 days ago From laht.com 

Caracas, VENEZUELA - Hundreds of ivory elephant tusks lined the tables of the Thai customs department at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport on Tuesday, following a seizure of the contraband wildlife product worth some 17 million baht ($484,790) earlier this month.

Customs seizes record haul of banned shark fin

Archived, 15 days ago From ejinsight.com 

Kwun Tong, Hong Kong - Customs authorities have seized a record 1,280 kilos of smuggled shark fin in the first two months of the year, more than the total for the whole of last year.

The goods, suspected to have been from an endangered type of hammerhead sha ...

Kenyan airline joins UN campaign against wildlife crime

Archived, 15 days ago From tribuneonlineng.com 

Ibadan, NIGERIA - Kenya Airways on Friday announced its partnership with the UN Environment (UNEP) to help end wildlife crime, as the world marked this year’s World Wildlife Day.

The Kenyan carrier that has declared zero tolerance for wildlife smuggling ...

Casey Affleck voices animatronic bear for animal rights organisation

Archived, 15 days ago From tv3.ie 

Dublin, IRELAND - Bosses at the animal rights organisation travelled to the U.S. Agriculture Department in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (07Mar17) with the seven-foot-tall animatronic bear in a bid to draw attention to the mistreatment of animals.

The cam ...

Guatemala leads the way with game-changing animal cruelty law

Archived, 15 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - Guatemala just took a huge step forward in the battle against animal cruelty. Up to now, little could be done there to anyone who harmed animals. With bold and comprehensive new legislation, that’s all in the past.

The Congress of Guat ...

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