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Bullfighting taken off cultural heritage list in France

Archived, 11 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - There are some traditions that are endearing. Family holidays, weddings and birthdays come to mind as traditions most people have enjoyed for years. And then there are traditions that are not as endearing.

Many countries are known for ...

Six in court for rhino poaching

Archived, 11 days ago From iol.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - Six suspected rhino poachers have appeared in courts in Limpopo and Mpumalanga this week, police said on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said three Mozambican suspects appeared in the White River magistrate’s cour ...

Oslo creates world's first 'highway' to protect endangered bees

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - From flower-emblazoned cemeteries to rooftop gardens and balconies, Norway’s capital Oslo is creating a “bee highway” to protect endangered pollinators essential to food production.

“We are constantly reshaping our environment to meet ...

Conservationists say new China policy could save elephants

Archived, 11 days ago From sfgate.com 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - Conservationists hail it as a possible game-changer in the struggle to curb the slaughter of elephants: an unexpected pledge by a senior Chinese official to stop the ivory trade in a country whose vast, increasingly affluent consumer market drives el ...

Saving the dhole: The forgotten 'badass' Asian dog more endangered than tigers

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Let’s start at the beginning: what’s a dhole? It’s not a giant fruit corporation. It’s not Homer Simpson’s catch phrase. It’s not welfare payment by a government.

Dholes are actually wild canids, efficient predators and communal pack h ...

African lions endangered by quack cures

Archived, 11 days ago From express.co.uk 

London, U K - Over the past 21 years, the number of lions have almost halved as demand for their bones for Chinese medicine has soared.

Lions have replaced tigers as the prime source of big cat body parts, which are said to have magical properties, ...

More than 20 dogs rescued from suspected West Virginia dogfighting operation

Archived, 11 days ago From humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - An investigation into a suspected dogfighting operation in Jefferson County, West Virginia, led to the rescue of 21 dogs and the seizure of dogfighting paraphernalia. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a residence ...

Moon bears rescued from bile farms in Vietnam

Archived, 12 days ago From news.yahoo.com 

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA - Freed from captivity in tiny metal cages, seven long-suffering Asiatic moon bears have been rescued on bile farms in northern Vietnam, as efforts to end the illegal trade are boosted.

Bear bile farming is banned but it is legal to rais ...

Woohoo! act that could ban cosmetic testing on animals in the U.S. one step closer to reality!

Archived, 12 days ago From onegreenplanet.org 

New York, NEW YORK - Decades ago, animal activists across the country joined to stop the use of animals to test cosmetic ingredients and products. One by one large cosmetic manufacturers committed to ending the use of animals to test cosmetics, and then the issue disappe ...

Rescue in Kanawha County saves 24 animals

Archived, 12 days ago From humanesociety.org 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - The Humane Society of the United States was called in by Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association to assist in the rescue of 24 animals, including horses, goats, dogs, cats, birds and a pig from a Kanawha County property. The Kanawha-Charleston Humane A ...

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