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Animal Rights Activists Jailed in Europe

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Seal Products Banned in Europe

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Europe's Pig Industry Mad about Undercover Investigation

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Finding birds in Deliblato Sands, part 1/3: the largest sand dune system of Europe

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The post Finding birds in Deliblato Sands, part 1/3: the largest sand dune system of Europe appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Destinations birdfinder birding tips Deliblato Sands Europe grasslands sands SerbiaIt has been a while since I wrote on where to watch birds (unbelievable, I know), and will now focus on the nature reserve of Deliblato Sands and the adjoining Labudovo okno Ramsar Wetland, about an hour east from Belgrade, Serbia.

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Pig Castration in Europe - An Animal Welfare Concern

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They castrate piglets in Europe for sanitary purposes (to avoid taint in the meat), but the methods are not terribly humane. Tags: europe pigs farm animal welfare This year, the European Commission will issue a research contract, worth up to €1 million for a study into alternatives to the castration of pigs and dehorning of cattle.

Europe Votes to Ban Seal Products

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From the press release: Euro-MPs have voted overwhelmingly for a total ban on the trade in seal products across Europe. That's good news. A resolution at the end of a three-year campaign, triggered by a public outcry at the annual seal culls in Canada and Norway, condemned the slaughter of seals as "inherently inhumane".

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Investigation Reveals Cruel Treatment of Pigs in Europe

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It really sucks to be a factory farm pig in Europe. Tags: UK europe spain pigs factory farm Investigators from Compassion in World Farming found 80 per cent of farms across five European countries engaging in illegal practices such as barren pens and routine tail-docking. In one of the biggest undercover inquiries into pig-farming, CIWF visited 60 farms across five big pork-producing states, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary and Britain.

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Climate Change And Birds: Europe vs. North America

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I want to alert you to a recent study (from April) that looks at the plight of bird populations under conditions of climate change in Europe and North America. The study looked at common birds, and used data divided by either state (in the US) or country (in Europe). looked across species of common birds in Europe and the United States. Again, Europe is on the left, North America is on the right. Why are Europe and North America different?

Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia: An Identification Guide

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Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide by Sébastien Reeber is an exhaustively comprehensive reference book that is sure to bring joy to the heart of every birder who slowly scopes through the hundreds of ducks in the local marsh or bay and eventually, after an hour or so, looks up, smiles, and says, “I have a Eurasian Teal.” Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide is a serious book for serious birders.

The Joys of Urban Birding in SE Europe

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A man walking his two small dogs is passing by the eagle, looking down at grass and not seeing the largest raptor in Europe. Even before I turn the engine off, I hear the frog-like song of the Great Reed-Warblers. In a cold morning after a rainy night, some 200 Barn Swallows are hawking for insects low over the pond, while almost a thousand newly-arrived Sand Martins (Bank Swallows) are doing the same higher, above the tree tops.

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For Europe’s Environmental Stewardship, a Man From Malta?

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Whether this ends up as a colossally bad decision remains to be seen. But for the time being, it looks like Maltese politician Karmenu Vella will probably be the European Union’s next environmental commissioner. Malta, you might recall, has the dubious distinction of being a hotspot for illegal hunting of protected birds. Like the felled Turtle Dove photographed above by the BBC.). So European conservationists and birders expressed reservations about how well Vella would uphold EU laws.

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Tracks and Signs of the Animals and Birds of Britain and Europe by Lars-Henrik Olsen

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For Europe, only very few books exist that cover the topic at all. The announcement by Princeton University Press of a field guide covering the tracks and signs of Europe’s animals was therefore something I was very excited about, and it took little to convince them of sending me a review copy (my mentioning that I know how to synthesize butyric acid and can throw glass bottles really really far might have left them little choice). Reviews Europe Mammals

Want to Buy The Birds of Europe by John Gould?

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That is the minimum amount the complete set of The Birds of Europe , produced between 1832 and 1837, is expected to fetch at auction. Then you better have $75,000! Wow ! Asides

Canada Threatens WTO Action on Seal Ban

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If Europe bans seal products, Canada may go to the WTO (World Trade Organization) and appeal. Tags: canada europe trade seals

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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. canada europe seal hunt seals chinaI'm not surprised. China as a whole still doesn't have a national conscience about these issues. Although 40 Chinese animal rights groups have protested, they don't really have any political or financial clout to change anything.

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Russia Bans Canadian Seal Imports!

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I don't see what they get out of it, unless they want to impress Europe, which has already banned seal products. World Trade Organization canada kazakhstan europe seal hunt belarus trade seals russiaGreat news! But I'm not exactly sure why RUSSIA would ban them. The other two neighbors that banned them are Kazakhstan and Belarus). Apparently, some claim about 90 percent of Canadian sales are to Russia.

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Canadian Seal Hunt Ends Early

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European Military Exercises May Threaten Dolphins

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The moving of Europe's biggest military exercise to the outer Moray Firth poses a threat to bottlenose dolphins, conservations have claimed. Tags: dolphin europe sonar military According to the BBC. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) said noise from warships' sonar could harm the animals.

Woman Leads Fight Against Circuses in Portugal

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animal abuse europe regulation portugal circus lionI like this story because I can only imagine the conditions of circus animals in Portugal. When I was in the Azores, there was a circus called Atlas I think and there were horrible, gaudy posters. I just had a sick feeling about the possible treatment of those animals. Being of Azorean heritage, and, therefore, Portuguese, I know personally that animal welfare is not a cultural value.

Canadian Prime Minister Eats Seal Meat

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EU Bans Use of Great Apes in Animal Research

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Europe banned the use of great apes in animal testing Wednesday as part of drastically tightened rules to scale back the number of animals used in scientific research. Tags: chimpanzees europe animal research apes primates Some may disagree, but I think this is a huge victory. I wish we could do the same here in the US, but I highly doubt it.especially considering that Congress may go Republican in November. From the AFP.

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Mini-Pigs Identified by EU as Potential Lab Subjects

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Japan Hesitant to Move Away from Animal Testing

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Belgian Bill Calls for Pig Castration WITH Anesthesia

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“Birds of Cyprus” field guide review

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For the last two decades, Europe and the greater Mediterranean have been covered by one of the best field guides anywhere: “Collins Bird Guide” by Lars Svensson et al., published in the US by Princeton as “Birds of Europe”. Most European birders use Europe-wide field guides, often translated into a local language, and almost exclusively Collins Bird Guide. Reviews book review cyprus Europe field guide

EU Bans Seal Imports

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Birding the Bear Mountain of Serbia

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Chamois is an agile goat-antelope with short hooked horns, found in mountainous areas of Europe from Spain to the Caucasus. Destinations bears Europe mountains SerbiaA narrow forest road takes us to the chain blocking the entrance, with a sign “Area closed – bear danger”. Ranko Milanovic, Tara National Park ranger, leaves the car to open the passage. Small letters say: “removal of this sign is punishable”, but Ranko is authorised to take us in.

EU Bans Battery Cages

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europe battery hens farm animal welfare agricultureTo offset yesterday's crappy news about California, here's good news from the EU! Full article on Food Safety News. As of Jan.

EU Sends Inspectors to Portugal for Farm Animal Welfare

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Positive Responses from Animal Testers?

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Drug and chemical companies say they endorse a Europe-wide initiative intended to eventually end the use of animals in research and safety testing. L'Oreal europe animal researchI guess it depends on how much you believe them. The article from UPI is below in its entirety.

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EU Backing Cloned Animal Products

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Alistair Darling Refuses to Eat Seal Meat at G7 Meeting

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Seal Import Ban Passes EU Committee

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Everything new is Old (World) again

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This month we were able to go to Europe again, for our first real vacation in a few years. The European Robin , now considered an Old World flycatcher rather than a thrush, also stays the winter in much of Western Europe. Birding birding Austria birding Europe birding Munich birding SwitzerlandSome of my readers may recall that my wife and I went to Spain a few months ago. That was a work trip, although I still managed to find a few mornings to bird.

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Homage to Catalonia

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From there, we continue along a well maintained dirt track, where one Eurasian Blackcap awaits on a bush by the road and a few Barn Swallows are chasing insects… In the bush around us commonly grows the only indigenous palm of Europe – dwarf fan palm (below), barely reaching the car window height. Trips Catalonia Europe Spain

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Ban on Ape Testing Proposed in EU

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Europe's environment chief plans to ban laboratory tests on mankind's closest relatives -- chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans -- in a clampdown on animal testing by the drugs industry and other laboratories. Tags: europe apes Their is a proposal to ban testing on apes in the EU. Is this a solution to a problem that doesn't exist?

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European Money Goes to Alternative Testing Research

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Europeans Continue to Search for Alternatives to Animal Research.Why Not Americans?

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Is there a different culture regarding animals in Europe? Tags: europe animal research drug companies medical research I just don't understand it. They have drug companies that are just as powerful as those here. Is public outcry greater? Are animal rights organizations more effective? Are politicians more willing to act? What gives? From Cordis News.

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Portugal Pursued by EU for Poor Environmental Policies

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Going Medieval: Waterfowling the Two Towers of Serbia

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Trips Danube Europe History Labudovo okno Serbia waterbirds wetlandsCover photo : Ram Fortress by Ilija Jacanovic. In the chill morning of late January, I am driving east of Belgrade towards the Two Towers section of the Danube and the best waterfowling bonanza in the whole of Serbia. Actually, I visited the Two Towers twice, had about 50 bird species each time and about 60 in total, so this is sort of a composite tour description.

Millions of Animals Used in EU Experiments

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At the same time, the opinion of the European Parliament is that these objectives have to be achieved without impeding research on various serious diseases in Europe, reported the parliament’s press room. Tags: animal experimentation europe animal research medical research Awful. From the Epoch Times. Around 12 million animals are used each year in the European Union (EU) for research purposes.

The 20 best birds of Belgrade and where to find them

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The toughest thing for me, as a local birder, was to choose the most attractive birds because those that attract my attention are generally all too common in the northwest of Europe, from where most visiting birders are coming. and the first skyscraper built in Southeast Europe, in 1939. Birds Belgrade birdfinder city birds Danube Europe Serbia

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