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Vulture reintroduction programme launched in Haryana

Archived, 15 days ago From thehindu.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday launched ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ by putting ten captive bred vultures in pre-release aviaries close to Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre at Pinjore near here.

The e ...

With leghold traps there is no debate: They are inhumane

Archived, 15 days ago From nj.com 

Newark, NEW JERSEY - Trapping season begins Sunday in North Jersey, so if you happen to find your cat's paw caught in one of those leghold contraptions with its bones and tendons mangled, you can thank our state Legislature.

For 31 years, these enclosed fo ...

US Navy to look again at harmful impact on whales and dolphins

Archived, 15 days ago From us.whales.org 

Plymouth, MASSACHUSETTS - The US Navy has announced that it will look again at ways to assess potential harm inflicted on whales and dolphins when planning its training and testing exercises in the Pacific Ocean from December 2018 onward.

The announcement follo ...

Iceland feeling pressure to address whaling

Archived, 15 days ago From ifaw.org 

Yarmouth Port, MASSACHUSETTS - When UK Prime Minister David Cameron emphasised his country’s opposition to commercial whaling at a meeting with his Icelandic counterpart in Reykjavík a few weeks ago, it was met with a standard answer: Iceland will not have foreigners telling it ho ...

Elephant census shows a population increase in Uganda

Archived, 17 days ago From uk.blastingnews.com 

Chiasso, SWITZERLAND - The Great Elephant Census in Africa is in full swing. The good news is that the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has completed an aerial survey, which shows that Ugandan elephant numbers have incr ...

Baby product giant launches partnership with WDC to help end orca captivity

Archived, 17 days ago From us.whales.org 

Plymouth, MASSACHUSETTS - Leading US-based baby product company, Munchkin, has partnered with WDC to launch a campaign to help end the captivity of whales and dolphins.

The "Orcas Live in Oceans" campaign kick-started with a $1 million dollar pledge by Munchkin ...

Animal rights groups protest greyhound racing track’s opening weekend

Archived, 17 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - This past Friday was opening day for Sarasota Kennel Club, which hosts live greyhound racing November through May. It was also an important day for animal activists, who stood outside the track’s gates with protest signs in order to better inform the ...

Animal charity and conservationists unite to save the Scottish wildcat from extinction

Archived, 18 days ago From hsi.org 

London, U K - A unique conservation project in Scotland to save one of the world’s rarest animals from extinction has been given a major boost with support from animal welfare charity, Humane Society International.

With as few as 35 animals left in ...

The Dutch ban fur farms that kill 6 million mink a year

Archived, 18 days ago From takepart.com 

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - The business of raising thousands of mink to slaughter and make into fur coats suffered a big setback Tuesday when a Dutch appeals court reinstated a 2012 law that will effectively shut down the industry.

The Netherlands is the world’s ...

Seal pup rescued after its mother dies

Archived, 18 days ago From iomtoday.co.im 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Staff from the Manx Wildlife Trust and the Manx SPCA joined forces to save the pup, named Oracle, because it was too young to fend for itself.

Normally the Manx SPCA is the point of contact for all live seal pup strandings, with the Ma ...

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