Animal welfare news

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

  • Hope takes flight as pilot brings rescue dogs to new homesFlorida volunteer reaches milestone as he takes 3,000th dog from overcrowded shelters in the South to no-kill groupsA black-and-white French bulldog named Reggie became a milestone for retired busines
  • Northern white rhino dies at San Diego Zoo Safari Park to leave just five left in the worldOne of the six remaining northern white rhinos in the world has died yesterday to bring the species a step closer to extinction.
  • Five remaining critically endangered northern white rhinos left after male Angalifu dies in zooOne of the only six remaining northern white rhinos in the whole world died yesterday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the sad loss has brought the species closer to the brink of extinction.
  • A hyena for Christmas? You're having a laughThey have been maligned for millennia – from the days of antiquity when they were despised as grave robbers to Disney's portrayal of vicious, laughing henchmen in The Lion King.
  • Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunting in EuropePublication Date:  Fri, 12/12/2014 Image:  According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. read more
  • Rhino horn trafficking surging out of control, say campaignersTrafficking of African rhinoceros horn on the black market has surged 30-fold in the past 13 years, say animal protection groupsThe trafficking of African rhinoceros horn on the black market has surge
  • IFAW Statement on Planned Export of 34 elephants from ZimbabwePublication Date:  Wed, 12/10/2014 Image:  Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in othe “We know that elephants have strong family bonds, juvenile males staying with their mothers, sisters and aunts until well into their teen years, and females staying their whole lives within their family group. So we can only imagine the terror and suffering these elephants endured during this melee as the young were rounded up and taken away. read more
  • Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in ZambiaPublication Date:  Tue, 12/09/2014 Image:  A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police. Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escaped from Botswana where he had been arrested in 2012 for the unlawful possession of seventeen pieces of elephant ivory. The illegal cache weighed 115k read more
  • Nepal's buffalo killers – videoEvery five years millions of pilgrims come to southern Nepal to witness the sacrifice of thousands of animals. In this short documentary, we follow a family who travel to see the gruesome sight of the

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