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Indonesia Pledges to Protect Manta Rays
Animals  (tags: wildlife, wildanimals, manta rays, protection, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, goodnews )

- 1547 days ago -
In a move signaling their commitment to CITES agreements on international trade of plants and animals, the Indonesian government declared two species of manta ray "protected" under Indonesian law.
Mantas, Devil Rays Butchered for Apothecary Trade Now Identifiable
Animals  (tags: wildlife, slaughter, sadness, manta rays, protection, humans, habitat, environment, endangered )

- 1700 days ago -
Since dried filters from the mouths of manta rays hit apothecary shop menus in Asia -- the thought being that eating ground-up filters will cleanse one's liver -- there's been no way to know which of these gentle-natured rays was being slaughtered
Dolphin Seeks Help From Diver to Remove Hook and Line From Its Mouth and Fin. [VIDEO]
Animals  (tags: dolphin, manta rays, kona HI, rescue, divers, videohumans, rescued )

- 1942 days ago -
This is a must see video. The divers were enjoying watching the manta rays feed on plankton of the coast of Kona, HI when this dolphin entered the picture and seemed to seek help from the divers to remove fishing line and a hook that was keeping the dolp
Please Read How Manta Rays Are at Risk and Declining in Numbers
Animals  (tags: manta rays, sadness, slaughter, suffering, endangered, extinction )

- 2128 days ago -
They're easy targets. Moving slowly through the ocean, often in predictable aggregations - these gentle, filter-feeding giants are being slaughtered at an alarming rate.
ACTION ALERT: Please Help Stop the Slaughter of Sharks and Manta Rays!
Animals  (tags: sharks, manta rays, killing, wildlife, slaughter, asia )

- 2129 days ago -
International trade in Manta Rays, driven by Asian markets for Chinese medicine, poses an immediate threat to their survival. Catch of mantas reported to the Food and Agriculture Organization has almost quadrupled in seven years.
Stop The Over Fishing Of Manta Rays ! TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, manta rays, environment, death, protection, killing, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 2822 days ago -
The number of manta rays that exist worldwide is unknown. They used to be hunted commercially for their liver oil and skin. The hunters would kill them by harpooning them from small boats in eastern Australia and the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California).
Manta Rays
Animals  (tags: animals, manta rays, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 3260 days ago -
When tide and current turn a tiny bay into a bowl of plankton, manta rays in the Maldives gather for a roiling, whirling feast.

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