START A PETITION37,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good


California Bans Use of Bullhooks in Handling Captive Elephants!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, elephants, bullhooks, cruelty, ban )

- 55 days ago -
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure into law that protects captive elephants in California. Authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-33, Senate Bill 1062 prohibits the use of bullhooks on elephants and goes into effect on January 1, 2018.
Dog Dresses Up Like Poodle To Avoid Pit Bull Ban
Offbeat  (tags: pit bull, ban, quebec, unfairness, pics )

- 125 days ago -
Quebec City will officially outlaw pit bull type dogs by January 1, 2017, joining a slew of other cities in North America who have a similar law on the books. Current pit bull owners will have until then to essentially dump their dogs.
Spains Balearic Islands Move One Step Closer to Banning Bullfighting
Offbeat  (tags: Spain, Balearic Islands, ban, bull fighting, good news )

- 257 days ago -
The parliament of the Balearic Islands has voted in favour of a proposal to initiate a ban on bullfighting and animal fiestas in the autonomous community. Following the vote, a legislative proposal needs to be presented to modify the Animal Protection Law
Pakistan Lifts Ban on Hunting Rare Bird After Government Protests
Offbeat  (tags: pakistan, lifts, ban, birds, gulf, endangered, houbara bustard )

- 275 days ago -
Pakistan's Supreme Court lifted a ban on hunting a rare bird on Friday, after the government argued it hurt relations with Gulf states whose wealthy hunters traditionally travel to Pakistan to pursue the endangered species with falcons.
Fifa: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini Get Eight-Year Bans
Offbeat  (tags: Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini, Ban, Fifa )

- 308 days ago -
Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation.
HISTORIC: The World Just Took One Huge Step Forward For Elephants
Offbeat  (tags: Elephants, rhinos, poaching, ivory, USA, china, ban )

- 393 days ago -
In a move already being hailed as " historic," U.S. President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping agreed to ban ivory sales in their respective countries on Friday.
Scotland to Ban GM Crop Growing
Offbeat  (tags: GMO, food, Ban, Scotland, UK )

- 442 days ago -
Scotland is to ban the growing of genetically modified crops, the country's rural affairs secretary has announced.
Cecil the Lion: Why a Hunting Ban Is Not the Answer
Offbeat  (tags: animals, hunting, big game, ban, wildlife )

- 444 days ago -
Three little spots on a cracked smartphone screen show Brent Stapelkamp the last known locations of Jericho the lion.
Calls for Denmark to Ban Circus Animals After Distressed Elephant Smashes Car (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: ban, elephants, circuses, denmark, car )

- 467 days ago -
Animal welfare groups in Denmark are intensifying their calls for a total ban on wild animals in the country's circuses after an annual elephant "bathing show" ended with one of the agitated animals smashing a vehicle as bystanders narrowly escaped
California Kangaroo Skin Battle Heats Up
Offbeat  (tags: Kangaroo, animal skin, California, ban, government, kangaroo leather )

- 500 days ago -
The Australian government is urging California to abolish a ban on kangaroo skin imports, despite concerns from animal rights groups.
Offbeat  (tags: captivity, whales, marine animals, ban, Ontario, Canada )

- 509 days ago -
The Canadian province of Ontario will be moving ahead with Bill 80 - which will provide enhanced standards of care for marine mammals.
Beef Ban in India Reaches Into Cages of Lions and Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: Prakash, beef, ban, India, meat, national park )

- 575 days ago -
Palash, the largest tiger at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai, still paces his cage for the hour leading up to dinner and still pounces on his meal when his handlers lift the gate to his feeding room.
Mexico Circus Ban 'Will Leave Thousands of Tigers, Elephants and Camels Homeless'
Offbeat  (tags: Circus, Mexico, animals, homeless, ban )

- 587 days ago -
Thousands of exotic species such as camels, tigers and elephants are at risk of becoming homeless in Mexico as the country's new law banned the use of animals in circuses to tackle animal cruelty.
Despite Ban, Fox Hunts Still Thrive, and Divide, in Britain
Offbeat  (tags: animals, fox hunting, ban, cruel, job loss, britain )

- 614 days ago -
When hunting with hounds was banned, pro-hunting groups feared the sport could disappear, endangering thousands of rural jobs, from dog breeders to stable hands to blacksmiths.
EU Bans Import of Hunting Trophies From Endangered Lions
Offbeat  (tags: EU, ban, lions, endangered, loophole, good news, trophies )

- 626 days ago -
A loophole that has allowed body parts from endangered lions to be imported into the EU as hunting trophies is set to be closed tomorrow in a move that has been welcomed by wildlife campaigners.

butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Popular Tags for: Offbeat

Most Active Stories Today in Offbeat tagged with BAN

top story finders in Offbeat

1. Carole K. 182 popular stories

2. Animae C. 176 popular stories

3. Ljiljana Milic 162 popular stories

4. Christeen Anderson 157 popular stories

5. Pat B. 129 popular stories

6. Laura H. 123 popular stories

7. GGmaSheila D. 122 popular stories

8. Anne M No Fwd Pls 107 popular stories

9. natasha salgado 103 popular stories

10. JL A. 98 popular stories

more top news finders »

What makes a top story finder?
A top finder is someone who submits stories that become popular and are promoted to the front page.

wanted: news analysts

Get Active in the Care2 News Network!

Help ferret out the most noteworthy of the Newly Submitted stories and promote them to the Front Page.

care2 news network tools

News Network Bookmarklet

Submit stories from your browser toolbar with the easy to use Add to Care2 News! bookmarklet.

News Network Syndication

Get this page in RSS. Keep up to date with the Care2 News Network in your favorite RSS reader. Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and more!
Find out how to subscribe!

care2 newsletter spotlight

Join over 2 Million Care2 Subscribers! Sign up for our FREE Newsletters, Delivered to your Inbox!

New to Care2? Start Here.