Interpol Makes Arrests in Tiger Smuggling

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A coordinated international law enforcement operation has led to the arrest of 25 individuals suspected of taking part in the illicit trade of tigers, one of the world's most endangered species. 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. From the PR Newswire.

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Huge Effort to Rescue 60 Elephants in Malawi

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Rescuers have started evacuating the first of around 60 elephants that have been suffering in an ongoing human-elephant conflict in the southern African country of Malawi, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW.IFAW has partnered with the government of Malawi to rescue the animals which are at the centre of fierce human-elephant conflict in an area populated mostly by subsistence farmers just south of Lake Malawi.

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Calgary Zoo Feeling Economic Pressure

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But don't feel too bad for them. Lanthier, a veterinarian and walrus researcher who took the helm in Calgary two years ago, says the cancellation of the polar bears exhibit might please some animal-rights extremists, but the reality is a blow to Canada's white bears. Lanthier doesn't hide his contempt for animal rights groups who lash out, without considering the role zoos play in conservation. Tags: zoos canada seals polar bear endangered species

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National Animal Rights Conference in LA Starts July 16

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Some of the groups attending will be: FARM In Defense of Animals Sea Shepherd ACT Radio Anti-Fur Society E/Environmental Mag Eko Zone Healing Species League of Humane Voters Mercy For Animals Stop Animal Exploitation Now! Tags: animal rights You can sign up here.

Reduce Plastics in Order to Save Marine Life

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First of all, it's gross (find your own planet to dump your trash on), but it's also dangerous for animals. There are so many fronts on the war for animal rights (and I'm increasingly believing that "war" is the right word for it) and often times it's hard to know what to do. The protection of marine animals may fall under "environmentalism," but these are artificial divisions. Tags: oceans marine life environment plastic

Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

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Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends! The meat industry is inherently destructive and inhumane, there is no way to make it otherwise, and much of the harm it does to ecosystems is by inflicting suffering and death on billions of nonhuman animals, farmed and free-living, each year. David Cantor Executive Director Responsible Policies for Animals, Inc. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics

How to Confront Cruelty

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I came across this 2005 book from the Society & Animals Journal titled Confronting Cruelty Moral Orthodoxy and the Challenge of the Animal Rights Movement. Why and how do people campaign on behalf of a species that is not their own? Responses to this question provide important insights into the much misunderstood animal rights movement and the people in it who challenge the moral orthodoxy that underpins our attitudes towards nonhuman animals.

Support Animals Asia

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I recently wrote my first check to Animals Asia. They are doing very important work on animal welfare in Asia. I especially appreciate the work they do on those horrific bear bile farms that are really just a form of torture for the animal. Our Mission "The mission of the Animals Asia Foundation is to improve the lives of all animals in Asia, end cruelty and restore respect for animals Asia-wide." Tags: bears bile farming asia

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Suit Against Circus Owners Goes to Trial

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Department of Agriculture investigator determined the use of the bull hook “precipitated in the physical harm and ultimate death” of Benjamin, said Tracy Silverman, general counsel for the Animal Welfare Institute.The suit, also filed by The Fund for Animals, of Maryland; the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, of Washington; The Animal Protection Institute of Sacramento; and Tom Rider, a former Ringling Bros.

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Rare Tee Clothing

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Their mission is to raise awareness on threatened and endangered species through their fun and contemporary apparel. Not only is it made from 100% cotton, so it’s very soft and comfortable, but all of their tags, packaging, etc. I also loved that Rare Tee donates $1 per t shirt to wildlife conservation, with current donations going to Audubon Society to help provide volunteers for wildlife rescue and clean up for the Gulf Oil Spill.

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Fur Free Fashion Show Winners Announced

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Make Room Project Runway: Winners of 2nd Annual Fur Free Fashion Competition Announced by Born Free USA and Celebrity Judges August 9, 2010, Washington DC - - To shine a spotlight on talented emerging fashion designers who believe in the ethical and environmental benefits of shunning fur fashion, Born Free USA (BFUSA), the nationally recognized leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, created the Fur Free Fashion (fffashion) Competition, now in its second successful year.

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Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

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was started by Mathew Block to import primates into the US for animal experimentation. In 1993, he went to prison for smuggling baby orangutans. Block pleaded guilty in February to felony conspiracy to violate the Lacey and Endangered Species Acts by conspiring to smuggle orangutans. They were denied contracts by HHS back in 2003 due to what the government said was an insufficient response for their RFP. Tags: animal experimentation

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Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

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We would like to thank Leslie Douglas for this great guest post! A lot of very important information for pet owners, especially as we go into the summer season. Mosquitoes bite humans and animals with no regard to species, and they bring along a number of illnesses. For humans, mosquitoes can lead to such diseases as Yellow Fever and West Nile Virus among others. For animals, the bugs can cause harmful disease and life threatening conditions.

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The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Who Pays for It

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Developed in the post-frontier era, the NAMWC helped put a stop to wanton wildlife destruction in an era where many species were being hunted and trapped ruthlessly to the brink of extinction. Now, in 21st century America, we’re entertaining new considerations, in keeping with our modern understanding of wild animals and conservation. Setting land aside in the public domain in perpetuity is probably the most substantive thing we do for wildlife conservation.

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