Animal welfare news

Animal welfare news from The Guardian, The Independent, The Veterinary Times, IFAW, WSPA and Compassion for World Farming.

  • Delhi Undercover Sting nets almost Half Tonne of IvoryPublication Date:  Tue, 10/13/2015 Image:  A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law enforcers from Kerala State Forest Department, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and Delhi Police, the seizure will read more
  • California bans captive breeding of SeaWorld killer whalesCalifornia Coastal Commission approves a $100 million expansion of tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego, but attaches ban on breeding The California Coastal Commission on Thursday ap
  • Danish zoo to dissect lion in front of publicOdense zoo, which put down animal nine months ago, plans to proceed despite outcry last year after Copenhagen zoo dissected a giraffeA Danish zoo has said it will dissect a lion in front of children,
  • Ivory trade kingpin nabbed at DelhiPublication Date:  Tue, 10/06/2015 Image:  A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following d read more
  • Amazing recovery of dog rescued by Indian charity – videoA video of a dog being rescued by Animal Aid Unlimited in India has attracted more than 4 million views since it was uploaded on 24 September. The dog was found in July in Udaipur, Rajasthan, sufferin
  • Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South AfricaPublication Date:  Sun, 10/04/2015 Image:  The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2016. Delegate applications open on Sunday, October 4th and run through until December 4th 2015. Applications and more information can be found at read more
  • North Sea cod taken off list of foods to avoid eatingYou can now eat cod with a clear conscience after it was taken off a red list of “fish to avoid”.
  • Bees in the Rocky Mountains are evolving shorter tongues to adapt to warmer summersWarmer summers are causing bees in the Rocky Mountains of the US to have shorter tongues, scientists have discovered.
  • Autumnal Equinox: The five things you probably didn't know about the first day of autumnGoogle has marked the start of the autumn equinox with a new doodle of traditional harvest vegetables and a playful squirrel. Here are five things you may not know about the first day of autumn:

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