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Tiger Farms in China

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Oil Spill in China

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China is currently experiencing its biggest oil spill ever too. China's largest oil spill has spread to 430 square kilometers (166 square miles) hundreds of clean up workers struggle to cope. Huang Yong, deputy bureau chief for Dalian, China Maritime Safety Administration, told Dragon TV on Wednesday, "The oil spill will pose a severe threat to marine animals, and water quality, and the sea birds." Tags: oil spill marine life china pollution

Canada Reaches Seal Product Deal with China

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In order to offset the loss of the seal product market in Europe, Canada has made a deal with China. China as a whole still doesn't have a national conscience about these issues. canada europe seal hunt seals chinaI'm not surprised. Although 40 Chinese animal rights groups have protested, they don't really have any political or financial clout to change anything.

China Calls for Tiger Protection

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India’s newfound partnership with China on environment issues has yielded results in the area of tiger protection as well. In what could be seen as a new year’s gift for the Indian tiger, China’s State Forestry Administration has issued a directive calling for the protection of tigers, especially the need to step up action against illegal trade in tiger parts and products. Tags: India wildlife trafficking poaching tigers china

Panda Bites Tourist in China

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Ligers in China

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A private zoo operator in Taiwan cross-bred lions and tigers, resulting in three "liger" cubs. One died and the other two were seized for sheltering at a research institution. Both species are endangered and it is illegal to cross breed them. From Focus Taiwan. The Environmental and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) said Huang, who possesses an array of wildlife, should be dealt with harshly to deter others from copying the behavior.

Tigers To Go Extinct in 15 Years? Thanks China!

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It's not only China, but all Asian countries that are playing a major role in reducing this beautiful animal's number. Tags: wildlife crime extinction Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers china As this article points out , tigers are worth more dead than alive if you use humanity's flawed accounting system.

China Gets to Buy Elephant Ivory

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The UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting in Geneva voted in favour of China becoming a licensed importer. It will allow China to bid for more than 100 tonnes of ivory stockpiled in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe through culling and natural deaths. Tags: ivory africa CITES poaching china elephants I don't know how to call this one.will it help or hurt the elephant population in the long run?

Eating Cats and Dogs Could Become Illegal in China

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Don't Forget What China Has Done

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Dog Death Squads in China

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Here is the letter: I’ve just received an urgent report that another city in China is planning a mass cull to slaughter any unregistered dogs, strays, and even registered family dogs that are over 14 inches (35cm) tall. Make a donation to help IFAW end dog culls in China and to protect animals around the world from similar cruelty. Dog Death Squads in China originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 13, 2009.

Domesticated Dogs May Have All Originated in China

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Here is an interesting article about research out of Sweden that suggests that all domesticated dogs may have originated from China. Tags: china And it may have been for reasons other then what we would like: A new study of dogs worldwide, the largest of its kind, suggests a different answer, one that any dog-owner is bound to find repulsive: Wolves may have first been domesticated for their meat.

Demand for Wildlife Products on the Rise in China

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From the China Daily. Eating wild animals is also a traditional practice in southern China. Profit from illegal trade can be up to 10 times the cost, with restaurant operators offering the exotic dishes usually aware of the violation but lured by the gains, Xu {Hongfa, director of the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) TRAFFIC East Asia China Program} said. Tags: wildlife smuggling Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers exotic meat china endangered species

Customs Officials Meet to Discuss China/Russia Smuggling

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From TRAFFIC, Customs officers from Russia and China met last week to strengthen international co-operation in tackling cross-border smuggling of Tigers and other wildlife products. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife trafficking tigers china russia

Efforts Being Made to End Eating Cats in China

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Disgusting to read about , but there are people in China who are just as outraged at cat eating. Kudos to the many people in China that do care

Canada Promoting Seal Meat and Fur in China

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Shea said by telephone from China today. That's what we're doing in China. Now there is a marriage made in heaven, two countries with atrocious records on animal issues have come together. The EU was a small market for Canada. Of course, we're disappointed in their actions," Ms. That being said, there are many other markets out there. We're trying to expand on the market that's here." Maybe they can start trading them for bear gall bladders and tiger parts.

On the Banning of Eating Cats and Dogs in China

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Let's deconstruct: Legal experts in China are proposing a ban on the eating of dogs and cats. He often has insight into why something might be different in action than what I think in theory when it comes to China.

Grey2K Looks at Macau Racing Course

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There is only one greyhound racing course in Asia and that is in Macau which now belongs to China. greyhounds dog racing china macauAmerican organization Grey2K visited it and expressed concerns about treatment of the greyhounds both during their racing careers and once they are over.

Chinese Dogs Rescued En Route to Butcher

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A good story from China for once. exotic meats animal rescue Slaughterhouse dogs chinaThese dogs were rescued by Chinese activists before they could be slaughtered for meat. According to this article from the NPR site , such rescues are occuring more regularly as dogs are increasingly becoming pets.

Tainted Milk Poisons Dogs Raised for Fur

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Only from China could you get TWO atrocities in one. Tags: fur china food Not only did tainted milk kill 1,500 raccoon dogs (they really look like raccoons), but these dogs were being raised for their FUR!

No Marine Animal Protection from CITES

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It's unfortunate, but true, thanks primarily to Japan and China. Tags: CITES marine animals Japan china endangered species The opening line in this USA Today article says it all, "Every proposal to protect marine species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meeting in Doha, Qatar was voted down."

Excellent Group for Animal Rights in Asia

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animal abuse animal cruelty china asiaI love this organization and have supported them for a few years now. Please consider Animals Asia for your future donations. They do important work.

Chinese Authorities Seize Bear Parts

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The load included 173 bear paws, one python skin and the carcass of a pangolin — a type of sticky-tongued, toothless, nocturnal anteater that is a menu item in southern China. Bear paws are also considered a delicacy in southern China where exotic animals are favored by diners despite the impact on populations of endangered species. Tags: china I suppose it shows they are making some effort , but it's still a huge problem.

India Reaches Out to Neighbors to Save Tigers

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They have been pretty frustrated with China, who really doesn't give a rip about tigers.unless they can raise them on farms for "medicinal" harvest and other capitalist pursuits. Tags: India poaching tigers china endangered species Anyway, India is appealing to its other neighbors which would include Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Charles River Labs Continues Expanding

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They recently moved into China two years ago where they established a toxicology and drug-testing facility in Shanghai. I'm not surprised Charles River wants to move into China. The USDA here may be sadly wanting in its animal welfare oversight, but it is heaven compared to the vaccuum in China. Tags: Charles River Laboratories animal research china

2010 Declared the Year of the Tiger.So What?

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When China won't support a ban on tiger farms, nor will it work to curb the ridiculous demand for tiger products in its own country, what's the point? China is the single biggest threat to the tiger and it won't participate seriously in its protection. Tags: Traditional Chinese Medicine poaching tigers china endangered species The Kathmandu Global Tiger Workshop declared 2010 to be the Year of the Tiger.

Asian Countries Score Another Victory Over Marine Animals

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China, by far the world’s largest consumer of the cartilaginous fish, for sharkfin soup, and Japan, which has battled to keep the convention from being extended to any marine species, led the opposition. Tags: CITES united nations marine animals Japan china endangered species Delegates to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference in Qatar voted down three of four proposals to protect sharks. This really sucks. According to the New York Times.

Moon Bears Rescued from Bile Farm in Vietnam

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Again, the China connection. Tags: taiwan Traditional Chinese Medicine bear bile china asia It's great that they were saved, but t hey arrived at the rescue center in wretched condition. Moon bears are rare, which makes this all the sadder. Please note that the illegal bile farm was Taiwanese-owned. I can't read such stuff without being sickened by my species. Thank Animals Asia for the rescue. They are an amazing organization that we support financially.).

Group Seeks to Ban Chinese Fur Trade with Australia

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The call was issued after the animal rights group discovered that the fur were sourced from the raccoon dog in China, ABC Radio Australia reports. About 10 million dogs in China are killed for their fur, prompting an animal rights group to seek a ban on fur trade to Australia. Verna Simpson, director for Asia Pacific of HIS, estimated about 10 million domestic dogs in China are killed yearly for their fur. australia animal cruelty trade fur exotic skins chinaGRUESOME!

Dog Meat Still on the Menu in Beijing

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Chinese Milk Sickens Animals Too

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Two baby orang-utans and a lion cub have become the latest victims of China's contaminated milk crisis. Tags: china Apparently, tainted Chinese milk is sickening animals as well. More melamine contamination. The animals, at at Hangzhou Zoo near Shanghai, developed kidney stones after being fed milk powder tainted with the industrial chemical melamine. Chinese media report that the animals had been fed on milk powder made by Sanlu Group for more than a year.

"Year of the Tiger" Simply Means "Year of More Summits"

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Sobering Tiger Statistics

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Of the 11, India, China and Nepal ranked highest in the number of tiger part seizures, the report states, with India by far the highest number of Tiger part seizures at 276, representing between 469 and 533 Tigers. China, with 40, had the second highest number of seizures, or 116-124 Tigers, and Nepal reported 39 seizures, or 113-130 Tigers, according to the report. Tags: India wildlife trafficking poaching tigers china endangered species Very sad.

Chinese Give Gerbils Contraceptives to Cut Population

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Tiger Abuse at Chinese Zoos

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The report follows the news in March that 11 rare Siberian tigers had starved to death within a few months at the Shenyang Forest Wild Animal Zoo in northeast China. The cases have shed light on the murky world of China's 12 tiger farms, which were initially set up by the state in the 1980s to preserve the numbers of animals in existence. Tags: zoos tigers china

Kenyans Seize Huge Amount of Illegal Ivory

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Officials say the sales have fuelled demand for ivory in Asian countries, especially China, contributing to a sharp increase in elephant poaching. Tags: wildlife crime ivory africa Kenya china asia elephants traf Kenya seized almost 700 kilograms of ivory worth millions of dollars in a night-time raid at the country's main airport. Elephants are being screwed by Asian demand for ivory. It's a mess. From the BBC.

Thai Police Rescue Monkeys Bound for Restaurant

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Pangolins Saved from "Harvesting" by Trafficker

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Purina Waggin’ Train Treats Giveaway

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Waggin’ Train Chicken Jerky Tenders - Made with real white meat chicken sourced exclusively from a single, trusted chicken supplier with operations in China which is part of a USA company. Purina Waggin’ Train dog treats are sure to be a hit with your dog!

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Beijing Olympics End, Let the Cruelty Begin Anew

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China was awarded the Olympics on the condition that they would meet certain standards of behavior. Tags: china I didn't watch a single minute of the games. From what I understand they were a wonderful testament to the combination of totalitarian governance married to vast corporate wealth. Yippee. Note - this is not a knock against all those that competed. I don't have issues with them.