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Law Change Is Good News for China's Moon Bears
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, laws, China, bears )

Cher
- 314 days ago - animalsasia.org
Animals Asia welcomes the closing of legal loophole in China which should ensure greater protection for wild Asiatic black bears - better known as moon bears.
China Is Breeding Tigers Like Cattle, and ItâEUR(TM)s a Billion Dollar Industry
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, tigers, farming, China )

Cher
- 34 days ago - greenerideal.com
ItâEUR(TM)s estimated that between 5,000 to 6,000 tigers are being farmed in China. Their bones are steeped in alcohol to make tiger bone wine, their skins are turned into rugs for ChinaâEUR(TM)s richest citizens, and their meat is sold for food.
Trying to Shield Endangered Animals From China's Appetites
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, endangered, China, wildlife )

Cher
- 312 days ago - sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com
Conservationists have praised a recent decision by China's legislature to jail people who eat protected wild animals as an important step, but they note loopholes in other legal provisions that could undercut its effectiveness.
China's Tiger Parks Under Fire From Conservationists, Animal Cruelty Experts
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, China )

Cher
- 337 days ago - miamiherald.com
A visit by a McClatchy reporter to China's two largest tiger farms, in the northern city of Harbin and in the southern city of Guilin, found animals in deplorable conditions. In both cities, merchants openly sold bone wine, despite a 1993 ban by China on
China Tiger Farms Put Big Cats in the Jaws of Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: animals, tigers, farms, China )

Cher
- 19 days ago - news.yahoo.com
China's tiger farm industry says the trade in captive animals helps to relieve the pressure on wild felines, but wildlife groups argue it reduces the stigma around buying the animals or their body parts, and could create new markets for them.
Rhino Auctions to Be Held in S. Africa as Poachers Plague Park
Offbeat  (tags: Rhinos, South Africa, china, Vietnam, rhino horn, poachers, auction )

Scooby
- 156 days ago - mobile.bloomberg.com
South African National Parks plans to auction rhinos this year as part of a plan to create protected populations of the endangered animals away from the Kruger National Park, an area the size of Israel where they are being poached.
Chinese Farmer Wears Almost Half a Million Bees
Offbeat  (tags: bees, China, farmer, million, bizarre )

Giana
- 327 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Beekeeper covers himself in bees to promote his honey.
Heartbreaking Pictures of a Terrified Circus Monkey Lay Bare China's Problem With Animal Cruelty
Offbeat  (tags: circus, circuses, china, animals, animal welfare, animal cruelty, monkey )

Scooby
- 94 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Still chained to the tiny bicycle he is being forced to ride, a monkey cowers by a wall, shuddering as his trainer approaches wielding a whip.
UN Climate Summit: China Pledges Emissions Action
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, climatechange, environment, globalwarming, China, USA, UN )

Ray
- 163 days ago - bbc.co.uk
China has pledged for the first time to take firm action to tackle climate change, telling a UN summit it aims to make deep emissions reductions by 2020.
   

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