Animal welfare news

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

  • Which animals are nearly extinct?While routinely checking on the four northern white rhinos that roam the 90,000 acres at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy the rangers found that one of their males, Suni, had died of natural causes.
  • Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awardsPublication Date:  Tue, 10/21/2014 Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org). IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale and presented by naturalist and broadcaster Bill Oddie. read more
  • Watch: Drones used to monitor killer whales for the first timeKiller whales are often regarded as one of the ocean’s most intelligent species and now for the first time marine biologists have been able to gain an even more in-depth insight into the lives of thes
  • Brazilian wandering spider: Where are they from and how deadly are they?The world’s most venomous spider has been delivered to a south London home in a bunch of bananas.
  • Tasmanian devil killed at US zoo had skull crushed by asphalt blockPolice investigating case believe the marsupial was killed either by workers or visitors at zoo in Albuquerque, New MexicoA Tasmanian devil at a US zoo has had its skull crushed by a block of asphalt
  • IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smugglerPublication Date:  Fri, 10/17/2014 Image:  Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert – similar to an international arrest read more
  • Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife CrimePublication Date:  Thu, 10/16/2014 Image:  Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by China’s inter-agency wildlife enforcement task force with the support of t read more
  • Margaret Cooper obituaryMy friend Margaret Cooper, who has died aged 91, was an editor and campaigner who contributed greatly to awareness of cruelty to animals, and understanding of homeopathy.Born in Northamptonshire, daug
  • Supreme court backs California's foie gras banChallenge by restaurants and producers rejectedLaw bans force-feeding to enlarge birds liverIn a victory for animal rights activists, the US supreme court on Tuesday allowed California to continue to

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