China Calls for Tiger Protection

Critter News

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. What kind of protection do they really mean?

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Panda Bites Tourist in China

Critter News

Maybe the Beijing Zoo should start protecting the panda more so it doesn't have to protect itself from these idiots. Tags: zoos pandas china The tourist was trying to retrieve his child's toy. Stupid, stupid, stupid. It's the third visitor the panda has bitten.

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No Marine Animal Protection from CITES

Critter News

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." It's unfortunate, but true, thanks primarily to Japan and China. Tags: CITES marine animals Japan china endangered species

Dog Death Squads in China

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

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Ligers in China

Critter News

Cross-breeding two protected species is completely against nature. 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.

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On the Banning of Eating Cats and Dogs in China

Animal Person

Let's deconstruct: Legal experts in China are proposing a ban on the eating of dogs and cats. Here's an interesting combination of great sentiment and horrible sentiment that involves two responses from the above list: "Online critics said it was hypocritical to protect only dogs and cats, and that the government should focus on human welfare before protecting animals." Yes, it is hypocritical (speciesism), but who said that we either protect humans or animals?

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Asian Countries Score Another Victory Over Marine Animals

Critter News

Delegates to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference in Qatar voted down three of four proposals to protect sharks. 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

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“FedEx Panda Express” Brings Giant Pandas to France

4 The Love Of Animals

Two giant pandas made their way from China to ZooParc de Beauval in France today. “The arrival of Huan Huan and Yuan Zi is a historic eventfor ZooParc de Beauval, marking the accomplishment of a great collaboration with China and a lifelong commitment to animals and their protection.

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Interpol Makes Arrests in Tiger Smuggling

Critter News

The two-month operation involved national enforcement agencies in six tiger-range countries (China, India, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam) and was coordinated by INTERPOL's Environmental Crime Program at its headquarters in Lyon, France. International collaboration in wildlife crime enforcement is critical to protecting species like tigers that are on the brink of extinction," said Fred O'Regan, President and Chief Executive Officer of IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

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On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

For only $450,000, we could buy almost all of the habitat neded to protect Ecuador's remaining frogs. When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent.

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The Horrors of Shark Finning

4 The Love Of Animals

For example, shark fin soup is a delicacy in most of Asia, especially China. While there are laws in place protecting endangered species of shark from shark finning, international waters are rarely regulated when it comes to the practice. The following is a guest post about the horrors of shark finning. Sharks are a regular feature on television channels like the Discovery Channel, with even entire weeks devoted to this majestic sea creature. However, watching these shows on DIRECT.TV

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

Dr. Dean Ornish has also documented the heart-protective effects of plant-based diets, as has Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic. Colin Campbell of Cornell University is the director of the Cornell/Oxford/China Study, the largest epidemiological study ever conducted. Jonathan Hubbell, a philosophy major at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the newest member of the Animal Ethics blog, and once again, I would like to welcome him aboard.

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