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1000s of Songbirds being smuggled to Italy for luxury dishes

Slovenian customs officers have discovered an astonishing 1,349 dead songbirds on a bus heading for Italy, where they were to be eaten in restaurants. The illegally killed birds...
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Canada Commits $61 Million Dollars To Protecting Killer Whales

Just a week after voting to ban keeping dolphins & whales in captivity, the Canadian government announced on Oct 31st that it will be committing...
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Canadian Senate vote to ban Whale & Dolphin Captivity and the Import of Shark...

After nearly three years of swimming against a strong current of Conservative opposition, a bill that would ban whale and dolphin captivity in Canada...
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Banks joining United For Wildlife to fight the illegal Wildlife Trade

Banks and Financial institutions have committed to tackling the multibillion-dollar illegal wildlife trade such as rhino horn and elephant tusks. The Duke of Cambridge, President...
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Outrage After Hippo Fed a Plastic Bag of Popcorn at Zoo in China

A man is being condemned on chinese social media after feeding a hippo with popcorn and ultimately the plastic bag that contained it. Have...
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Egyptian MP wants to export Stray Dogs to South Korea for their Meat

Egyptian MP Margaret Azar, member of the parliament's Human Rights Committee, suggested in a recent interview that Egypt should start fighting the phenomenon of stray...
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The Kardashians rode an Elephant, here is why you should NEVER do that

During a recent trip to Bali, Kim Kardashian along with her sister Kourtney decided to go for a photo shoot riding elephants. The two celebrities...
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Watch! Safari vehicles nearly driving over lions to save a young rhino

The scene happened in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania show a number of safari vehicles driving at lions targeting a small rhino, nearly...
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Iran Regime May Execute 8 Environmentalists

Iranian regime’s prosecutors have charged four conservationists with “sowing corruption on Earth”, a crime that carries the death sentence in the Islamic Republic. The...
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Portugal Bans Wild Animals in Circuses

Portugal has decided to ban wild animals in circus performances by 2024, according to a law passed by parliament Tuesday night and welcomed Wednesday...

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Bullfighting – Spanish attendance continues to drop

Bullfighting or as it is known in Spain Corrida has lost nearly a million spectators over the last 8 years according to...
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Earthivist Investigation – Boxing Moonbears and Abuse in Chinese Circus

Following the news on China lifting the ban on rhino horns and tiger parts and then the postponing of that lift, as a side...
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South Africa – 8 arrested for illegal possession of Lion Bones and Tiger Skin

Eight suspects aged between 22 and 60 yesterday for the alleged illegal possession of game products. An intelligence driven operation intercepted two vehicles driving in...