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San Francisco becomes largest U.S. city to ban wild animal performances

Archived, 11 days ago From ecorazzi.com 

Miami, FLORIDA - In 30 days, following a triumphant unanimous vote by its city’s Board of Supervisors, San Francisco will no longer allow performances by wild and exotic animals of any kind.

Subject to the umbrella ban are circuses, parades, petting zo ...

NY judge recognizes chimps as persons: A step toward legal rights for animals

Archived, 12 days ago From csmonitor.com 

Boston, MASSACHUSETTS - For the first time in US history, a New York judge has effectively recognized chimpanzees as legal persons.

Justice Barbara Jaffe of the New York Supreme Court ruled on April 17 that the writ of habeas corpus, a court order that allows ...

BC SPCA seizes 50 rabbits from Nanaimo property

Archived, 12 days ago From kelownanow.com 

Kelowna, CANADA - The BC SPCA has taken 50 rabbits from a property in Nanaimo following an investigation of animal cruelty.

The rabbits were seized and surrendered to the SPCA on April 17th after the owners failed to comply with BC SPCA orders to reliev ...

Four nabbed with elephant tusks

Archived, 12 days ago From newera.com.na 

Windhoek, NAMIBIA - Four suspects were arrested on Saturday for being found in possession of nine elephant tusks at Kamutjonga village south of Divundu in Mukwe Constituency in the Kavango East Region.

The four suspects, one Namibian, one Angolan, two Bot ...

Top spy agencies help break wildlife trafficking rings

Archived, 12 days ago From nbcnews.com 

New York City, NEW YORK - Call them the spies who love elephants or rhinos or tigers.

The top spy agencies in the U.S. are sharing intelligence and personnel to bust international wildlife trafficking rings, which rake in more than $20 billion a year in the tra ...

Cold Canadian dogs get warm doghouses from International Fund For Animal Welfare, other organizations to survive winter

Archived, 12 days ago From hngn.com 

New York, NEW YORK - A combined effort of rescuers from different organizations helped dogs survive the brutal Canada winter by building them warm shelters.

While Canadian winters are undeniably cold every year, abandoned dogs particularly needed help this ...

New York presses for progressive trade ban on endangered wildlife

Archived, 12 days ago From wildlifenews.co.uk 

London, U K - The state of New York is aiming to be the leading light in the protection of endangered African wildlife by introducing a state law that far exceeds federal wildlife laws. Under new proposal the trade, possession or transport of body parts of the ‘bi ...

Norwegian court sentences five wolf hunters to jail

Archived, 12 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Five wolf hunters have been given jail sentences in Norway in an unprecedented environmental crackdown to protect a tiny stock of about 35 of the predators living in the country’s eastern pine forests.

The men, who were given terms of ...

Thailand seizes hundreds of elephant tusks

Archived, 12 days ago From bbc.co.uk 

London, U K - More than 700 African elephant tusks have been confiscated in Thailand, Asia.

Officials in the country say it's the biggest confiscation of ivory they've ever had.

The ivory was tracked from the Democratic Republic of Co ...

Elephant, Mwashoti, takes first steps after brutal poaching leg injury

Archived, 12 days ago From hngn.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Mwashoti the baby elephant is learning to walk again after an ivory poacher's snare trap injured his leg in February.

After his life-threatening injury, Mwashoti rested his foot for three weeks at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (D ...

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