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Michigan enacts ‘Logan’s Law’ to protect shelter pets from abusers

Archived, 15 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - A new Michigan law aims to help animal shelters keep abusers from being able to adopt pets. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signed “Logan’s Law” at the end of December 2016. It represents a personal victory for Matt Falk, the man who loved a husky named Logan. ...

'This is a turning point in saving elephants from extinction': Prince William salutes China's decision to shut down its ivory trade by the end of this year

Archived, 15 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

London, U K - Prince William has welcomed China's decision to ban its ivory trade calling it a 'turning point in the race to save elephants.'

China said it planned to shut down its ivory trade by the end of the year in a move designed to curb the ma ...

The war to save African wildlife heats up

Archived, 15 days ago From star2.com 

Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA - It was one of the most momentous events in the battle against poaching: 11 giant pyres of elephant tusks going up in flames in Kenya as the world looked on.

The largest-ever destruction of ivory, which took place in April, was the pinn ...

China bans ivory trade in a bid to curb elephant poaching

Archived, 18 days ago From adn.com 

Anchorage, ALASKA - China announced Friday that it was banning all commerce in ivory by the end of 2017, a move that would shut down the world's largest ivory market and could deal a critical blow to the practice of elephant poaching in Africa.

The decisi ...

Poachers arrested by Mexican navy to save the nearly extinct vaquita

Archived, 18 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Six fishing boats engaged in illegal activities were spotted by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, ending in their arrest by the Mexican Navy.

On Dec. 12, Sea Shepherd's M/V Farley Mowat located poachers on ra ...

Maimed lions show challenges of recovery in Mozambican park

Archived, 18 days ago From abqjournal.com 

Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO - They are amputees, lions that lost paws to wire snares or metal-jaw traps set by poachers.

The 10 or so maimed carnivores represent one-sixth of the lions currently monitored in this flagship national park.

These surviv ...

Laura Vandervoort has a warm heart for cold dogs

Archived, 18 days ago From peta.org 

Norfolk, VIRGINIA - In a recent video for PETA, actor Laura Vandervoort forces herself to stay as long as she can in an industrial walk-in freezer to demonstrate the pain, panic, and danger that dogs endure when they’re left outside 24/7 during frigid winter months. Bor ...

WWF says new births bring hope for rare dolphin's population in Cambodia

Archived, 20 days ago From globaltimes.cn 

Beijing, CHINA - The sighting of 10 new Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin calves this year in the Cambodian stretch of Mekong River has brought hope for the race against the extinction of this species, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a statement seen on Wednesday.

No gorillas caught in snares this year!

Archived, 20 days ago From gorillafund.org 

Atlanta, GEORGIA - The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund maintains daily gorilla tracking and anti-poaching patrols not only to monitor the status of the gorillas but also to look for dangers and illegal activities in the forest, especially snares set by poachers. In Rwanda, th ...

‘Princess Leia’ wanted all dogs to be treated like royalty

Archived, 20 days ago From peta.org 

Norfolk, VIRGINIA - It was a “long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” when iconic actor and best-selling author Carrie Fisher, who died today, first stole our hearts as the feisty Princess Leia in Star Wars. In real life, she was just as feisty—as an outspoken mental h ...

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