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New Zealand:2011 DUCK SLAUGHTER SEASON BEGINS
Animals  (tags: wildlife, ducks, swans, cruelty, death, suffering )

Jill
- 1259 days ago - safe.org.nz
The three-month annual massacre of ducks, geese and swans began at first light of Saturday (7 May).
Michigan Is Expected to Ban Wildlife Rehabbers From Helping Injured Mute Swans
Animals  (tags: animals, swans, mute swan, birds, wildanimals, wildlife, humans, law, environment, animalrights, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 1351 days ago - mlive.com
Crippled or injured mute swans may no longer find a safe harbor with wildlife rehabilitators in Michigan. A state wildlife order prohibiting their rehabilitation and/or release into the wild if they have been rehabilitated is expected to be acted
Swans Trumpet Again
Animals  (tags: animals, swans, trumpeter swan, birds, wildanimals, wildlife, protection, humans, goodnews, environment, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 1357 days ago - startribune.com
Hunted to extinction in Minnesota more than a century ago, trumpeters are a success story. Thirty-five years of coaxing the return of trumpeter swans to Minnesota -- starting with 40 birds and 50 eggs -- have paid off. Just cup your ear and listen.
Peninsula Trumpeter Swan Pelted With Shot, Killed; Five Dead Since November
Animals  (tags: animals, trumpeter swans, swans, birds, wildanimals, wildlife, humans, killing, death, environment, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 1358 days ago - peninsuladailynews.com
State Department of Fish and Wildlife agents are investigating the fatal shooting of a trumpeter swan, whose carcass was found Monday in a pond off Woodcock Road near Buttercup Lane. X-rays showed 41 shot ­gun pellets in the 19-pound bird's carcass.
STOP THE KILLING OF MUTE SWANS IN MICHIGAN
Animals  (tags: animals, swans, mute swans, wildanimals, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 1369 days ago - change.org
On January 13, 2011, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources presented a proposal for Mute Swan Management to the Natural Resource Commission. Their proposal not just denies the waterfowl rehabber to take in any injured mute swans,
Starving Swans Rescued From Ice on Somerset Levels
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, swans, rescued, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 1398 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Twenty-one swans have been rescued from freezing conditions on a waterway on the Somerset Levels, but 10 have been found dead on the ice
In Danger: Swans Are Being Caught and Eaten By Easter European Immigrants in Peterborough, Who Living Alongside the River Nene
Animals  (tags: Swans, Peterborough, Food, protection, hunted, wildanimals, killing, law, humans, investigation, ethics, crime, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, habitat, slaughter, sadness )

Heather
- 1671 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
it's claimed that immigrants see the swans as a rich source of food, they trap the birds, then roasting them on open fires along the river bank.As the carcasses pile up and crude camps are built on river banks, residents are frightened to visit the park.
Swans Free to Take Flight
Animals  (tags: swans, GoodNews, rescued, injured, recovered )

Lone
- 1740 days ago - capecodonline.com
BARNSTABLE -- The unassailable beauty of the swan has swelled its romantic image through the ages, and the fact that it mates for life doesn't hurt either. But it's also true that swans are an invasive species to North America. They are the biggest bird
Plucky Swan Gets a Second Chance
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, swans, rehabilitated, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher
- 1765 days ago - edmontonjournal.com
Rehabilitated Alberta bird meets another hard-luck case while being readied for release in B.C.
Swan Crashes Into Van
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, swans, crashed into van, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 1859 days ago - rspca.org.uk
The RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre is caring for a pair of swans after one of them collided with a road sign and a van in Ipswich on Friday 18 September.
Swan Caught in Polystyrene Ring
Animals  (tags: animals, swans, rescued, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 1910 days ago - rspca.org.uk
A swan has been rescued in Worcestershire after being caught in a polystyrene ring. The distressed female had eaten through part of it in an effort to remove it from her neck.
'Asbo' Swan Attacks Cambridge Students in Historic Rowing Race
Animals  (tags: animals, swans, attacks, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher
- 1959 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Students at Cambridge University have been attacked by a swan nicknamed 'Mr Asbo' while taking part in a historic rowing race.
Swamp Lake: Family of Swans Struggle Through Pond Overrun By Green Weeds Brought on By Hot Weather
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, swans, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher
- 1969 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
At first glance it looks as if this family of swans are sitting on a patch of green grass enjoying the sunshine. But these plucky parents and their young cygnets are actually swimming their way through a sea of weed which turned their watery home into a
Water Rush: The Proud Swan Parents Who Take Their Newborns on Their First Family Adventure... Up a Raging Cascade
Animals  (tags: animals, swans, babies, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher
- 1977 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Like any new parents, these swans are naturally protective of their off-spring as they take to the water for the first time. Gliding gracefully along the water, the family look like they don't have a care in the world. But their first outing doesn't go
Fishing Hurts More Than Just Fish
Animals  (tags: animals, fishing, swans, wildlife, lures, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 2012 days ago - blog.peta.org
What I've only more recently come to understand is that angling doesn't just hurt fish. Case in point: PETA staffers Hannah and Philip Schein were at Lake Kussharo in Hokkaido, Japan, when they saw a whooper swan who had a multi-pronged fishing lure
 

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