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Great News for Bulls!!! Barcelona Expands Bullfighting Ban!!!
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- 44 days ago -
The prohibition succeeded after 180,000 people signed a petition to bring the issue before legislators, and came into full effect in 2012. And while the vast majority of Spain's 17 regions stubbornly continue to celebrate bullfighting as a national
Please Vote to End Greyhound Racing in Iowa - Please Vote Yes!
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- 62 days ago -
Please vote on poll to end Greyhound racing in Iowa.
EBay Under Pressure to Act on Ivory Sales
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- 66 days ago -
Under the law, Ivory produced before 1947 is legal but must have appropriate certification and must not have been reworked since then. Campaigners have noted that sellers are not listing ilegal ivory as ivory but rather trying to pass it off as "faux ivor
Serenity Returns to Kawal Tiger Reserve
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- 164 days ago -
Ban on movement of heavy vehicles coupled with other measures by the Forest Department helps in restoring the pristine glory of the youngest tiger reserve
VICTORY!!! - Animal Advocates Declare Victory in Federal Foie Gras False Advertising Suit
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- 244 days ago -
ALDFs lawsuit contended that Hudson Valley Foie Gras was violating the federal Lanham Act and California's False Advertising and Unfair Competition Laws by claiming to be "the Humane Choice" while force-feeding massive amounts of grain to ducks
You Did It!!! Texas Bans Gas Chambers for Animals!!!
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- 339 days ago -
Thanks to you and animal lovers all over the country, gas chambers are now banned in the great state of Texas!
With New Ban, No More Lions and Tigers and Bears at Circuses
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- 362 days ago -
Lions, tigers, bears, elephants and other wild animals will not longer star in circus shows in the UK, the Guardian reports. Instead, only domesticated animals such as ponies horses will leap through hoops and perform other circus tricks.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ends 25-Year Sea Otter Ban in Southern California
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- 474 days ago -
After a 25-year ban, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow sea otters to move freely down the Southern California coastline, it announced on Wednesday. According to the Los Angeles Times, Federal officials stated that their sea otter transfer
Proposed Polar Bear Trade Ban Divides Wildlife Groups
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- 474 days ago -
The proposed all-out ban is set to be discussed during a UN meeting in Thailand in March. Some groups support the effort, saying that the trade of bear products has a significant impact on polar bears' fight against extinction.
IndiaâEUR(TM)s Supreme Court Lifts Tiger Tourism Ban
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- 544 days ago -
The Supreme Court in India has lifted a ban on tiger tourism in Indian reserves, while simultaneously asking local governments to regulate visitors. In July the Supreme Court ordered a complete ban on tourism inside tiger reserves.
Costa Rica Officially Bans Shark Finning
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- 553 days ago -
Costa Rica has passed a blanket ban on shark finning. This is the process whereby the fins are sliced off sharks, often while they are alive, before the fish are thrown back into the ocean to die.
Costa Rica to Ban Sport Hunting
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- 557 days ago -
Costa Rica will soon be the first country in the Americas to ban sport hunting.
Cargo Carriers Refuse to Transport Research Animals
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- 572 days ago -
In another stunning example of consumer power, the world's top two largest cargo airlines, Fed Ex and DHL, join UPS in initiating a ban on shipments of live animals to laboratories.
From Puppy Mill to Pet Shop: LA City Council Seeks to Ban Retail Pet Sales
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- 602 days ago -
For those who stubbornly insist that losing their choice to purchase a dog, cat or rabbit from a pet store is a greater tragedy than the horror inflicted on multitudes of animals suffering for that choice, the Los Angeles City Council's proposed ban
France to Ban Oilseed Pesticide to Protect Bees
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- 677 days ago -
French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll has outlined plans to ban Cruiser OSR, a neonicotinoid pesticide, and has officially asked the EU Commission to re-evaluate neonicotinoid pesticides to increase protection for bees.

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