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Booming Ivory Demand in China Leads to Slaughter of African Elephants

Archived, 10 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - As the demand for ivory goods in China continues to rise unchecked, conservation groups are warning that the resulting slaughter of African elephants by illegal poachers cannot continue for long. According to researchers, roughly 100,000 elephants we ...

Pups in knits – animal charity celebrates Christmas Jumper Day

Archived, 10 days ago From home.bt.com 

London, U K - It’s not just humans looking for the ultimate ugly festive jumper – dogs are too!

Christmas jumpers have long been a divisive topic in offices and families throughout the festive season – but now it's time to get our canine companions ...

Joan Rivers Names Dog Charity In Her Will

Archived, 10 days ago From news.sky.com 

Isleworth, U K - Joan Rivers has left her daughter in charge of her fortune, estimated to be around $150m (£97m), which she wants to go to charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind.

According to the late comedian's will, which was filed in New York ...

Rescued eagle released at Norm's Island

Archived, 10 days ago From billingsgazette.com 

Billings, MONTANA - It took wildlife officials a few minutes to coax her out of her cage and back into the wild, but a young eagle rescued from the Yellowstone River near Billings in late November was returned to the wild on Tuesday.

Officials from the Bo ...

Dog saved from starvation gets second chance

Archived, 11 days ago From wbir.com 

Knoxville, TENNESSEE - Sweet, approachable, cuddly. Ruger seems like any ordinary dog, but three weeks ago he almost didn't live through the night.

Lost, hurt, and starving, Ruger wandered into a woman's garage in Greeneville. She got in touch with Bright Ho ...

Rescued dog ready to bring joy to a family home

Archived, 11 days ago From independent.ie 

Dublin, IRELAND - Joy is described as an incredibly sweet and loving two-year-old collie cross dog, which ad an horrific start in life before being rescued by ISPCA Inspector Karen Lyons.

The dog was living in a filthy water-logged back garden with her ...

Matted dog 'Mistletoe' brought to Great Plains SPCA just in time

Archived, 11 days ago From kshb.com 

Kansas City, MISSOURI - The Great Plains SPCA received a dog Wednesday just in the nick of time.

Mistletoe came into the shelter so matted up, he couldn’t move or see. Workers said it was so bad that they couldn’t even tell what kind of dog he was for sure.

Man’s Best Friend is Helping Us Save Endangered African Wildlife

Archived, 11 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - The statistics are sobering. An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its tusks. The death toll for rhinos keeps setting grave new records as poachers hunt them for their horns. We might lose these iconic animals in the next couple of decades becau ...

New pit viper discovered in Sumatra

Archived, 11 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - A new pit viper was discovered by researchers working in Sumatra, Indonesia, and described in a new study in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. The reptile was identified by a group of chemists and herpetologists comprised of Gernot Vogel, Patrick D ...

U.S. Embassy Helps Fight Rhino Poaching

Archived, 11 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - The US State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has donated a trailer containing surveillance and investigative equipment to help the Free State fight the illegal trade in fauna and flora, as well as rhino poac ...

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