Monkey Rescued in India

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A monkey was rescued from a factory in India where it was being held in captivity. Tags: India animal cruelty macaque zoochosis It's an adult male macaque suffering from zoochosis. It's the first time I've ever heard the term. According to the article, "Zoochosis is a term used by animal rights activists in reference to the degrading effect of zoos on animals that have been kept in captivity over a long period of time.

Tiger Killed in India

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Illegal Puma Skin Sent to India

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It was sent from North America to India and confiscated by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife crime India endangered species It was labeled as a "rug" and the only reason they searched was because of a tip.

Marmoset Smuggler Escapes in India

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From the Times of India. Tags: India wildlife trafficking Unfortunate. Sher Singh, one of the kingpins of the countrywide wildlife trafficking racket involved in stealing eight common marmosets from Alipore Zoo on August 9, walked off a train in the wee hours of Friday. A three-member team of Orissa police that was bringing him back to Kolkata was fast asleep when Sher Singh made good his escape.

India's Cows Contributing to Global Warming?

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This time, in India! By burping, belching and excreting copious amounts of methane — a greenhouse gas that traps 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide — India's livestock of roughly 485 million (including sheep and goats) contribute more to global warming than the vehicles they obstruct. Tags: global warming India methane cows It's been a while since we've posted about Mr. Barky's favorite subject. Cows With Gas!

India's Wildlife Crime Unit Makes First Arrests

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It sure looks like India is taking wildlife crime investigation seriously. Tags: wildlife crime forensics India wildlife trafficking In its first ever independent operation since its inception last year, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau has unearthed an illegal pet trade racket arresting one and seizing four live Indian Tent turtles from Mahipalpur area here. The entire operation, including arrest and seizure, was executed by the WCCB officials on Tuesday.

Birds Dyed for Sale in India

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An estimated 50,000 traders in the various towns and cities of India earn their living doing this. Tags: birds India pet sales Ordinary wild black headed munias are dyed fluorescent green, red and yellow to enhance their value. Hill mynahs, in great demand internationally, are frequently substituted by common mynah bathed in lamp black and mustard oil. With a touch of orange on the head, the ordinary rose-ringed parakeet turns into the more expensive Alexandrine parakeet.

Kamptee, India A Source of Illegal Wildlife Trade

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In India, collection of even shed antlers was banned in May 1998. Before the ban, Kamptee was a hub of antler trade in India with states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa as the main collection centres. Tags: India wildlife trafficking Here's some information off the beaten path.

Forensics Used to Solve Wildlife Crime in India

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In India, f orensic tests helped establish guilt in the killing of 10 endangered lions. Tags: wildlife crime India poaching lion Between February and March 2007, 10 lions were killed by poachers in three different incidents at the Gir National Park (GNP) which houses 360 Asiatic lions, the only surviving population in the wild.

Leopards Threatened by Extinction Too

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This article says India is losing more than one a day. Tags: India leopard endangered species You don't hear much about leopards. Tigers are the ones getting most of the attention. But they are seriously threatened by extinction too.

Profile of Free the Bears Fund

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Another Wildlife Trafficking Ring Busted

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In India this time. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife crime otters India organizations poaching tigers They seized tiger skins, tiger bones and otter skins. Where could those tiger bones be going but to Asian countries to make tiger bone wine?

Master Poacher is.a Woman!

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In India, another head of a tiger poaching ring is behind bars. Tags: wildlife crime India poaching tigers Well, here's a first for me. And it's a woman! Sounds like she ran a pretty vile operation too.

Mmmm Cow Urine!

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You'll have to go to India for this one. A new soft drink made from cow's urine may be launched in India by a hard line Hindu group known for their opposition of Western food imports. Tags: India cows The manufacturers say small quantities of the liquid produced by Hinduism's revered holy cows is being mixed with products such as aloe vera and gooseberry to fight diseases. Revered or not, that's pretty nasty.

China Calls for Tiger Protection

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From the Economic Times (part of the India Times, I think). India’s newfound partnership with China on environment issues has yielded results in the area of tiger protection as well. Tags: India wildlife trafficking poaching tigers china

Indian Government to Protect Bulls from Entertainment Use

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India blood sport portugal bullfightingThe Indian government has decided to add bulls to the list of animals protected from entertainment uses. This prevents them from being exploited in Goa, an Indian state that had considered reviving the tradition. Goa was once part of the Portuguese empire which is where the bullfighting ridiculousness comes from.as a Portuguese-American, I can say that.) There are still illegal events though.

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. Tags: India wildlife trafficking poaching tigers china endangered species Very sad. I wish I could say something inspiring or hopeful, but it's hard to feel that way when you read these kinds of stories. For the rest of the article, go to this TRAFFIC link.

Stray Dog Rescued in Mumbai

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12/19/09 Podcast Uploaded

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An agreement in principle on new rules for animal testing has been reached by the European Union; *Ten laboratory chimpanzees retire to a Florida sanctuary; *A Spanish province begins a discussion on banning bullfights; *A record number of manatee deaths are recorded in the State of Florida; *The last known dancing bear is rescued in India. This week's stories. *An

Graphic Photos of Baby Elephant "Taming"

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I'm thinking it's India? This is a new blog I came across called Paws4Life, The Reality of What Humans do. This post has three graphic pictures of a baby elephant allegedly being "trained" for the entertainment industry.

Interpol Makes Arrests in Tiger Smuggling

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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. From the PR Newswire. 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.

Dharamsala Animal Rescue

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This month they are trying to raise awareness and funds to help end the suffering of animals in Dharamsala, India – please visit them on Facebook to help them reach their goal. Dharamsala Animal Rescue helps the thousands of homeless street dogs that roam the streets of Dharamsala.

Malaysian Official Says God Made Animals for Testing

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The plans by India's Vivo BioTech Ltd. This is pretty vile in my opinion. From the AP. A Malaysian government official defended an Indian company's plans to build an animal testing medicine lab in his state, saying Monday that God created monkeys and rats for experiments to benefit humans. to set up a biotechnology center in southern Malacca state has come under fire by activists because it will conduct tests on dogs and primates to make medicines.

Meat Grown in a Petri Dish?

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From an opinion piece in the Times of India. Scientists at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands have grown in-vitro meat, using cells from a live pig to replicate growth in a petri dish. They haven't been able to actually taste the pork they've grown because of lab rules. Nevertheless there's potential here for two giant breakthroughs. It could mean not only an end to killing animals for food, but also significantly aid the fight against climate change. This would be great.

1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals

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Just in time for the start of summer, it’s the First Annual Week for the Animals in Washington DC! Washington, DC) Animal World USA is pleased to announce exciting news about the 1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals, which will kick off Saturday, May 30th and run through Sunday, June 7th, 2009. The metrowide celebration is designed to celebrate and recognize the unique and life-changing role that animals play in the lives of citizens through all walks of life.

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On Radical Abolitionism and Guilt

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And I don't think that converting one person at a time to veganism via my spectacular baking or my blogging is going to make up for the people of China and India rapidly increasing their consumption of animals. Frequently, when I read Steve Best, I feel guilty. He's talking about me," I say to myself. Though I'm not a Francione-style abolitionist, and much of what Best writes isn't directed at me, plenty of what he writes is. And I don't mean me personally (though I probably should).

On "The Age of Stupid"

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and a middle-aged man who lives in New Orleans and lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, and who works/worked for Shell Oil, and an entrepreneur in India who started a low-cost airline for the people of his country (and we see none other than a Shell Oil truck delivering its fuel). Did you ever wonder why people become subjects in a documentary when they know that they're going to look like fools? Or maybe they don't know that, and that's why they participate.

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 11 of 13

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It only takes a little imagination to suppose that every bite of hamburger we eat is taking grain away from a hungry child in India. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. The Argument from Human Grain Shortage All of the clearly moral arguments for vegetarianism given so far have been in terms of animal rights and suffering. New moral vegetarianism, however, rests on moral arguments couched in terms of human welfare.