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In ‘Loud and Clear’ Rebuke of Factory Farming, California Passes World’s ‘Strongest Animal Welfare Law’

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While some animal rights advocates argue Proposition 12 won't prevent routine cruelty, its passage "clearly shows pro-animal-rights voter sentiment." In a clear rebuke of factory farming, California voters on Election Day…

EU backtracks on total ivory ban despite massive pressure from campaigners and MEPs

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Politicians and campaigners have expressed dismay that the European Union (EU) appears to be holding back on further restrictions on the continent's ivory trade, despite enormous global pressure. Europe is the largest domestic…

Six Flags may want to buy SeaWorld

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SeaWorld Entertainment is making a splash with investors following a report that Six Flags Entertainment might be interested in acquiring the Orlando-based theme-park company. Shares of SeaWorld jumped 3.4 percent on Tuesday…

The boy who told Bear Grylls: ‘You suck’

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A schoolboy has told how challenging TV presenter Bear Grylls about his new diving with sharks aquarium experience turned his life upside down. Finlay Pringle, 11, from Ullapool, believes sharks…

US EPA revives Bush-era interpretation of Clean Air Act permitting program

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Washington — The US Environmental Protection Agency restored a Bush-era interpretation of a Clean Air Act program for fossil fuel-fired power plants and other major emissions sources that has been stayed…

Trophy-hunting Americans kill more than 800 monkeys each year

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Exclusive analysis reveals the U.S. has a leading role in this market, which takes the lives of about 1,000 annually. WHEN BLAKE FISCHER, a top Idaho wildlife official, killed an entire…

On his way to go surfing in Morro Bay, this photographer captured a ‘melee’ of wildlife

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A film photographer’s mantra says “F8 and be there,” which translates into a recipe for wildlife photographic success: Having the right equipment set right, enough experience to operate it properly…

Myanmar holds art festival to raise wildlife conservation awareness

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Visitors attend the Voices for Wildlife festival in Yangon, Myanmar, on Friday. Photo: IC Myanmar held art and music festival Voices for Wildlife on Friday, aiming to support the government's…

Oklahoma’s bat girl named wildlife biologist of the year

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Melynda Hickman, a wildlife biologist with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, has been named the 2018 Wildlife Biologist of the Year by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.…

China’s Reversal of a Rhino Horn and Tiger Bones Ban Alarms Conservationists

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China's Reversal of a Rhino Horn and Tiger Bones Ban Alarms Conservationists Reversing a 25-year-old ban, China announced Monday that it will allow the use and trade of rhino and tiger parts,…

Wildlife Populations in Major Decline, Study Finds

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Wildlife Populations in Major Decline, Study Finds (CN) – A sobering new report shows the impact “exploding human consumption” has on animals, finding that wildlife populations have declined globally by…

Visualizing the Global Transition to Green Energy

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A fully green future could be closer than you think. With each passing year, the steadily declining price of renewable energy makes it increasingly competitive against fossil fuels. Today’s infographic…

Pianist performs classical music at sanctuary for ailing elephants

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They may not be able to see Paul Barton, but they can hear his music, and the notes he plays are bringing them comfort. Barton is a classical pianist, and…

‘A Lot Of Compassionate People Are Still Asleep’, Says Vegan Athlete Chase Armitage

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The filmmaker and parkour athlete was interviewed for the Plant Based News podcast Vegan Chase Armitage is known globally as a pioneer in the sports of parkour and free running -…

Vegan Anti-Dairy Ad Ditched From Checkout Lanes In Stores For Being ‘Offensive’

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Stores complained that showing artificial insemination was 'too graphic' A pro-vegan video showing how dairy cows are artificially inseminated has been pulled from stores across Wisconsin after complaints it was 'offensive' and 'graphic'.…