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Trouble and Stripes: Why Tigers Could Soon Become Extinct
Offbeat  (tags: tragedy, humans, greed money, destruction tigers disappearing, australian zoos, controversy, captive breeding )

Simone
- 383 days ago - news.com.au
TIGERS are on the way out. Their roar may soon be no more. You can dress it up all you like, but that's the likelihood in a world of ever-shrinking habitat and poachers who just can't be stopped.
A Difficult Position: How People Decided the Fate of a Mt. Lion Cub
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, mountain lion cub, rescued, found, officals, euthanized, outrage )

Simone
- 949 days ago - helenavigilante.com
Just before Memorial Day weekend 2011, a group of U.S. Forest Service employees was finishing a training session in the Lubrecht Experimental Forest outside Missoula when some of them found a brush-covered depression in the ground a tiny mountain lion cub
Obama Shark Fin Soup Controversy: Criticized For Restaurant Choice
Offbeat  (tags: Obama, shark finning, restaurant, controversy, government, ethics, news )

Lindsey
- 1030 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The big problem with Great Eastern is that it serves shark fin soup, which is the product of what is widely considered one of the cruelest animal treatment practices on earth, shark finning. Shark finning is also doubly illegal in San Francisco.
Coming Out Against Betty White
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, betty white, zoo animals, promotions, animal rights, animal lover )

Simone
- 1109 days ago - all-creatures.org
How could anyone be against Betty White? Isn't that like being against motherhood and apple pie? And isn't she one of the world's great animal lovers?
Koalas Being Trampled to Death By Cows
Offbeat  (tags: studies, farmers, australia, koalas, cows, killing, controversy )

Simone
- 1127 days ago - news.com.au
KOALAS are being trampled to death by killer cows. The iconic native animals, which live in trees, are being killed or injured when territorial cows with calves at heel act in concert to circle and trample them when they go to ground to change trees.
Jamie O'Brien, Pro Surfer, Rides 'Threatened' Sea Turtle, Stirs Controversy (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: threatened, sea turtle, Jamie O'Brien, pro-surfer, rides, molests, controversy, video, endangered, suffering, animalrights, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, sadness )

Barb
- 1139 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Pro surfer Jamie O'Brien loves sea turtles, but apparently not enough to respect their space.
Ranthambore Tiger Protectors Left in Lurch .
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, investigation, tiger rescue, missing fund, ranthambore tiger protectors )

Simone
- 1165 days ago - dailypioneer.com
Tigers missing from the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan may be old news. But the latest to make news in the premier tiger reserve is the "disappearance" of above Rs 25 lakh from the Staff Welfare Fund, created to provide urgent financial relief
PETA's New Ad: Overboard? (POLL)
Offbeat  (tags: peta ad, vegan advertisement, controversy, shark attacks, views )

Simone
- 1168 days ago - globalanimal.org
It states, "Payback Is Hell, Go Vegan" and shows a dismembered human leg in a shark's mouth. Prompted by a recent attack on a man spearfishing, the ad implies that the victim deserved to be bitten. We can all agree that going vegan is a good thing, but
Ontario Breeder Selling Lion and Tiger Cubs as House Pets
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, wild animals, big cats, ontatio breeder, selling lion tiger cubs, cruelty )

Simone
- 1187 days ago - news.nationalpost.com
A breeder is offering three-month-old lion and tiger cubs for sale as house pets on an Ottawa website. And owning them is perfectly legal in most of Ontario, though not in Ottawa.
What Are Those Big Cats U.S. Troops Are Seeing Around Kandahar?
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, american soldiers, sighting, big cats, cougars, kandahar )

Simone
- 1194 days ago - stripes.com
Recently, about a dozen troops in Kandahar province have glimpsed large cats that resemble cougars or jaguars, even though their Afghan counterparts say no such cats live in the area.
'Insane' Fox Import Bid in Farmers, Environment Groups' Crosshairs
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, importation, silver fox, interbreeding, red fox, australia, enviornmenalists, farmers )

Simone
- 1197 days ago - news.com.au
FOXES could soon go from farm predator to family pet. An uproar has erupted over an anonymous application to import and breed the silver fox - a close relative of Australia's most damaging introduced predator, the red fox.
Mystical Big Cats at Home in South African Environmental Hotspot
Offbeat  (tags: white lions, controversy, recessive genes, south africa, wildife )

Simone
- 1202 days ago - voanews.com
Yet while the white lion is undoubtedly one of the world's most mythical creatures, it's also one of the most controversial.
EU Votes to Spend £1.8million on Homeopathy for Farm Animals
Offbeat  (tags: european union, controversy, voting, over million pounds, homeopathy, farm animals )

Simone
- 1204 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
European politicians yesterday voted to spend £1.8million on research into homeopathy for farm animals. The European Parliament's agriculture committee agreed to spend two million euros - part funded by British taxpayers' money
Would You Get Plastic Surgery Done On Your Pet? (POLL)
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, pets, plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery )

Simone
- 1206 days ago - globalanimal.org
Is pet plastic surgery really necessary? Well, according to recent studies, some pet guardians think so. British animal lovers spent over $2.5 million on pet plastic surgeries in 2010 alone.
Yowl! Madhya Pradesh to Welcome 60 African Cheetahs
Offbeat  (tags: india, relocations, arrival, 60 cheetahs, controversy, endangered )

Simone
- 1210 days ago - twocircles.net
Come December and the forests of Madhya Pradesh might just get resounding with the yowls of cheetahs. That's when the state government will bring in six of these slender felines - the first in a lot of 60 - from Africa. Cheetahs are extinct in India,
 

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