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Over 2,500 elephants march across Britain to highlight poaching crisis

35 hours ago From independent.co.uk  View Original Article

London, U K - The herd of digital elephants that has been marching across the world's digital billboards to raise awareness of the crisis facing the animal reached London today (24 March).

Conservation campaigners today welcomed #MarchforGiants, th ...

Women rescue a dozen baby opossums

36 hours ago From redding.com  View Original Article

Redding, CALIFORNIA - Two women walking near the Sacramento River trailhead at Palisades Avenue near Interstate 5 discovered 12 baby opossums feebly wandering on a path close to the freeway in mid-March.

They searched for the mother, but she was nowhere to ...

100 dogs removed from Lethbridge home

36 hours ago From globalnews.ca  View Original Article

Toronto, CANADA - About 100 dogs found inside a Lethbridge home are being seized by the Alberta SPCA.

Two young, large-breed dogs and approximately 100 small-breed dogs were located inside the residence, the City of Lethbridge said in a release.

HSI congratulates Brazilian Senate Commission of Science and Technology for unanimous backing of airtight ban on cosmetic animal testing

39 hours ago From hsi.org  View Original Article

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Humane Society International is praising the Commission of Science of Technology of the Brazilian Senate for voting unanimously in favour of strong amendments to proposed federal legislation to ban cosmetic animal testing and trade in Brazil. The cha ...

Nearly 74,000 signatures in favor of making cruelty-free fiesta in Yucatan permanent

40 hours ago From hsi.org  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Close to 74,000 people have signed an online petition by Humane Society International/México to support Izamal Mayor Warnel May Escobar in the transformation of a cruel Yucatan fiesta into a humane celebration.

Last year, HSI and local ...

BC SPCA supports Bill S-203, which would end the captivity of whales and dolphins

43 hours ago From kelownanow.com  View Original Article

Kelowna, CANADA - The BC SPCA says they are in full support of the Bill that would put an end to keeping cetaceans, like whales or dolphins, captive.

Bill S-203, also known as the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, would make it illegal to ...

A Czech zoo is dehorning its rhinos

Archived, 2 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Earlier this month, poachers broke into a zoo near Paris, shot a 4-year-old male white rhino thrice in his head, and hacked off one of his horns. This is believed to be the first instance of a rhino being attacked at a zoo in Europe.

N ...

New technology platform designed to help African park rangers with real-time tracking tools

Archived, 2 days ago From pctechmag.com 

Kampala, UGANDA - As a response to the elephant poaching crisis illustrated in 2016’s Great Elephant Census (GEC), philanthropist Paul G. Allen and his team of technologists and conservation experts are partnering with park managers across Africa to provide a new tech ...

Groundbreaking bill to permanently end orca captivity gets reintroduced in congress

Archived, 2 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - More people are questioning why socially complex and intelligent orcas are being forced to spend lifetimes in tanks. And more people are realizing that there are simply no improvements, in either facilities or husbandry practices, that can ever make ...

Endangered listing for rusty patched bumblebee finally given wings

Archived, 2 days ago From twincities.com 

St. Paul, MINNESOTA - The rusty patched bumblebee’s path to the endangered list was as up and down as the way it flies.

After a years-long run-up to a determination early this year that it was eligible for the list, and a month-long delay for a newly requir ...

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