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Chinese Conglomerate COSCO Shipping bans shark fin shipments

20 hours ago From wildaid.org  View Original Article

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - China COSCO Shipping Corporation Ltd., one of the world’s largest cargo carriers, has announced that it will ban all shark fin shipments, joining a growing number of transport and logistics companies standing up against a brutal trade that kills mill ...

Animals at 'world's worst zoo' in Gaza to get new homes

22 hours ago From jpost.com  View Original Article

Jerusalem, ISRAEL - A new life awaits the 16 lucky animals who will be rescued from the Gaza Strip's Khan Younis zoo, which has earned the unfortunate moniker of “world's worst zoo.”

International animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS announced Friday tha ...

Beggar-elephant rescued after years of efforts

22 hours ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com  View Original Article

Mumbai, INDIA - Animal activists call him the "unluckiest elephant" they had known so far and it took over 50 police officers, several foresters and a 20-hour-long operation following years of legal battle to finally rescue Mohan from slavery.

Now fre ...

Meet the world's saddest polar bear kept in a Chinese shopping mall for selfies

25 hours ago From natureworldnews.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - Photos of a polar bear kept in a shopping mall have been making waves online. Tagged as the "World's Saddest Zoo," the Grandview Aquarium in Guangzhou, China houses polar bears and other species in dimly-lit enclosures for selfies.

Pho ...

Campaigners seek to reintroduce Eurasian lynx to parts of Britain

25 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Lynx could soon be reintroduced to the north of England and southern Scotland as the charity campaigning for the return of the wild mammal, which was last seen across Britain around 700AD, launches its final stage of a consultation.

Th ...

Ivory kingpin sentenced to 20 years

Archived, 2 days ago From ifaw.org 

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - Feisal Ali Mohamed was convicted today in a court in Mombasa, Kenya for possession of over two tonnes of ivory seized during a 2014 law enforcement raid on the Kenyan coast.

He was sentenced to 20 years and ordered to pay a KS 20 milli ...

Vietnam is one of world’s biggest illegal ivory markets

Archived, 2 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Illegal ivory markets are booming in Vietnam.

The sale of ivory products has increased by over six times from 2008 to 2015, according to a new report released Tuesday by Save the Elephants, a UK-registered charity based in Nairobi. In ...

Charleston Animal Society assists in rescue of 600 animals from North Carolina no-kill shelter

Archived, 2 days ago From postandcourier.com 

Charleston, SOUTH CAROLINA - The Charleston Animal Society is assisting in the rescue of more than 600 abused, malnourished and injured animals from a no-kill shelter in North Carolina.

The rescue is being headed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruel ...

SPCA: 40 dogs removed from filthy home in East Meadow

Archived, 3 days ago From newyork.cbslocal.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Police removed about 40 dogs Thursday from a home in East Meadow, Long Island.

Police and the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals raided a house on Powers Avenue in East Meadow. Neighbors had been calling it ...

Rhode Island becomes first state in nation to ban use of bullhooks on elephants

Archived, 3 days ago From humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a measure into law that bans the use of bullhooks on elephants in circuses and traveling shows in Rhode Island. Sponsored by Patricia Serpa, D-West Warwick, the bill (HB 8197), will make the Ocean State the first in the nati ...

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