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Ivory Trade to Be Banned in UK 'to Protect Elephants'
Offbeat  (tags: Ivory trade, Banned, Animals, Protection, Business, UK Government, UK )

Ray
- 14 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government.
Toronto Bank Branch Closed After Raccoon Family Moves in, Damages the Place
Offbeat  (tags: racoons, canada, bank, toronto, animals, business, humans, unusual, world )

Lone
- 19 days ago - cbc.ca
Canada's largest bank says a family of raccoons is responsible for shutting down a branch in Toronto's west end.
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Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, children, goodnews, interesting, news, performance, unusual, society, humans, health, business, culture, design )

Wendy
- 28 days ago - littleprincesses.org.uk
Charlotte is my Daughter -in- Law, I am not asking for sponsors, but please do if you would like to 50c will do, I really want to raise awareness , of what you can do, when you get a hair cut, - especially really long hair,- look to donate near you .
Buying and Selling Maids Online
Offbeat  (tags: Business, Employment, Slavery, Online, Migrant Labour )

Ray
- 43 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Migrant labour in Gulf countries has long been a subject of controversy, and the system that regulates it has now spawned a black market for domestic servants who are bought and sold online.
Urge the USDA to Revise Regulations to End the Automatic Renewal of Licenses Issued to Chronic Violators!
Offbeat  (tags: renewal of licenses, violators, USDA, protecting animals, animals, business, humans, society, wildlife, world )

Lone
- 46 days ago - support.peta.org
urge the USDA to revise the licensing requirements to close the loophole that keeps chronic AWA violators licensed and start protecting animals, not their abusers!
Wisconsin: Lock Down By Activists Halts Construction Of Enbridge Pipeline
Offbeat  (tags: Earth First, Earth First Journal, Sabotage, Pipeline, americans, animals, business, crime, culture, environment, health, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, unusual )

Fiona
- 59 days ago - earthfirstjournal.org
From EFJ: Activists Lock Down of Enbridge pipeline halts construction for 24 hours. More complete explanation below. One action or sabotage to protect earth or animals a day...... Zero tolerance.
Monopoly Was Invented To Show The Evil Of Capitalism
Offbeat  (tags: Monopoly, Board Game, Evil, Capitalism, High Rent, Buy, bizarre, business, children, crime, culture, ethics, government, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, pictures, society, unusual, world )

Fiona
- 62 days ago - aeon.co
" Buy land âEUR" they arenâEUR(TM)t making it any more,âEUR(TM) quipped Mark Twain. ItâEUR(TM)s a maxim that would certainly serve you well in a game of Monopoly. The game taught children to buy property, build hotels, and charge high rent.
TAKE ACTION: Tell CEOs on Trump's Business and Manufacturing Councils to #QuitTheCouncil Now!
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, weird, Donald Trump, corporations, business, hate, hate groups, racism )

Robert
- 66 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
In this moment in our nation, we will not forgot those who remained silent and we will hold special contempt for those who used their access and power for profit. In the wake of Trump's tacit response to Charlottesville- a response that has been applauded
TAKE ACTION: It's Time to #FireBannon
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, strange, Donald Trump, business, hate )

Robert
- 66 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is widening the pathway for white supremacist thought and practice to be mainstreamed in The White House as one of Trump's top advisors.
Nearly 2 Tons of Ivory Crushed Today in New York City's Central Park
Offbeat  (tags: ivory crushed, New York City, Central Park, animals, business, environment, humans, wildlife, protection, world )

Lone
- 77 days ago - ecowatch.com
The statues, trinkets and jewelry represented the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants and held a reported market value of more than $8 million dollars.
Take Action: GoTransparent: Demand to Know Who Made Your Clothes
Offbeat  (tags: business, ethics, humans, protection, safety, Transparency Pledge, human rights of workers )

RosemaryR
- 169 days ago - change.org
Have you ever shopped at Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Walmart, Primark, or Armani? Do you know how to find out exactly where those clothes were made, and under what conditions? Neither do we! We often lack meaningful information - cont.
Take Acton: Ardene: Stop Mislabelling Animal Fur as 'Faux Fur'!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, business, crime, ethics, humans, protection, wildlife )

RosemaryR
- 171 days ago - e-activist.com
Canadian clothing and accessories retailer Ardene has been caught redhanded mislabelling animal fur as 'faux fur'! Ardene is selling black, knee-high socks with animal fur pom-poms on the cuffs, describing them as containing only synthetic fur.
Why Do We Still Have Daylight Saving Time?
Offbeat  (tags: business, daylight saving time, government, humans, interesting, world )

Kathy
- 223 days ago - thedailybeast.com
2017 marks the 101st anniversary of Daylight Saving Time; Here's why everything you thought you knew about DST is wrong.
Norway's Seal Hunters Hang Up Their Clubs
Offbeat  (tags: A dying industry, Animals, Business, Seal Hunting, Norway )

Ray
- 245 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Seal hunting in Norway is a dying industry, Captain Bjorne Kvernmo, who first began hunting seals more than four decades ago, guides MS Havsel into the harbour of Tromso, the Norwegian city that owes its existence to his trade.
Guinea Pigs: A Popular Peruvian Delicacy
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Pets, Food, Delicacy, Business )

Ray
- 247 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Most people see them as fluffy adorable pets, but in Peru guinea pigs - or "cuy" as they are known locally - are a delicacy.
 

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