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Hopeful news for wild elephants at CITES conference

Photo: Faunagraphic The World Wildlife Conference has taken an historic step towards ending the international trade in live, wild-caught elephants. Yesterday, at the eighteenth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18) in Geneva, delegates voted to ban the capture and trade of […]

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ANIMALIA: Finnish fur industry in sharp decline

Photo © Dzivnieku briviba Last week Animalia announced the steady decline of Finland’s fur industry. The good news was sourced from the 2018 statistical report published by FiFur, the Finnish fur breeders association, which shows a systematic decrease in the numbers of fur farms and animals bred for fur.  This trend clearly reflects citizens’ condemnation […]

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Misery for 70,000 Gulf-bound sheep continues

Photo: © Animals International The plight of the 70,000 sheep on the shipment from Romania to the Persian Gulf continues, with the vessel entering Shuwaikh port in Kuwait yesterday in temperatures that were reported to have reached 47°C.  It is day 19 for the remaining animals on board the Al Shuwaikh, owned by the Kuwaiti […]

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WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION: Shocking reports on wild animals in captivity and bred for traditional medicine

Photo credit: Blood Lions This month, World Animal Protection has published two reports, one exposing degrading performances and activities in the world’s zoos and aquariums, and the other revealing the expanding industry of big cats being bred and killed for their body parts. The first report, ‘The show can’t go on’, was produced in cooperation […]

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Wild animal circuses banned in England

The British government has banned the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England. Coming into effect in January 2020, the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill comes after more than 20 years of investigations and campaigns by animal protection organisations. Given the constant travel and their temporary nature, circuses cannot provide animals […]