Animal welfare news

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

  • Do Seaworlds woes show that tourism and marine life cannot co-exist?Seaworlds shares have dropped dramatically after negative publicity about its treatment of an orca, showing that marine life and tourism are uneasy bedfellowsIn four years time, Tilikum will move to a
  • Orangutan experts plead for Australian food manufacturers to reject palm oilApes, elephants, rhinos and tigers at dire risk if unsustainable palm oil plantations allowed in Sumatran reserve One of the worlds leading orangutan experts has called on Australian food manufacturer
  • Koala survives after getting mouth-to-mouth and heart massageFirefighter had to throw the koala from a tall tree to waiting volunteers after it was hit by a car and climbed to safetyA wildlife rescuer has saved the life of a koala by giving it CPR after a drama
  • Investigation launched after manatee drowns at Paris zooAn investigation is under way after a young manatee or ?sea cow? drowned after becoming stuck in a service shaft in its pool at the Paris zoo.
  • Twitch and shout: Birdwatchers are raving over rare birds in BritainThis summer has been a ?landmark year? for birdwatchers, as the warm weather encourages species normally associated with the Mediterranean to settle in the UK.
  • Twitch and shout: Birdwatchers raving over rare birds in UKThis summer has been a ?landmark year? for birdwatchers, as the warm weather encourages species normally associated with the Mediterranean to settle in the UK.
  • New report links auction industry to the elephant poaching crisisPublication Date:  Tue, 08/12/2014 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguar read more
  • World Elephant Day 2014 ? Time for Celebration and ConcernPublication Date:  Tue, 08/12/2014 Image:  It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the I “Every seizure of ivory represents the slaughter of elephants wherever they live, but mostly in Africa, in countries where poverty and political insecurity make it possible for poachers and trafficking cartels to operate unhindered,” says Jason Bell, Director of the IFAW Elephant Programme. read more
  • Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/ThailandPublication Date:  Mon, 07/28/2014 Image:  More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday when an x-ray of their read more

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