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I'M Sorry, I Didn't Know What Type of Bird It Was. It Tasted Nice
Offbeat  (tags: Swan, killed, illegal, queen, Turkish, bag, beheaded, arrested )

- 36 days ago -
A Turkish man caught stuffing a beheaded swan into a backpack has apologised and said he did not know what type of bird it was - but that it had 'tasted nice'.
Norway Store Caught Selling Wolfskin Rugs
Offbeat  (tags: Norway, selling, wolf rugs, banned, illegal, furniture store )

- 44 days ago -
An upmarket furniture shop in Norway has outraged animal rights activists after it was caught selling wolfskin rugs - despite the fact that the wolf is an endangered animal in the country.
Australian Man Tries to Illegally Sell a Wallaby Joey on Facebook... and Attracts Bids of Up to $10,000
Offbeat  (tags: Northern Territory, Australia, illegal, selling, Joey, wallaby, Facebook )

- 68 days ago -
A Northern Territory man tried to illegally sell a wallaby joey on Facebook.
Rapper Tyga's 'Pet Tiger Is Confiscated By Authorities... and He Could Face Six Months Jail Time
Offbeat  (tags: Tyga, rapper, tiger, confiscated, illegal, California )

- 74 days ago -
Rapper Tyga's pet tiger has been confiscated by authorities, according to reports.
Warning Over Dog Thefts From Outside Shops for 'Sick Entertainment
Offbeat  (tags: Dog thefts, illegal, dog fighting, stolen, homes, gardens, shops )

- 76 days ago -
While some dogs are stolen from outhouses and gardens, thieves are becoming increasingly bold with animals being specifically targeted in burglaries and snatched from outside shops in an illegal trade driven by the internet.
Wild Animal Eaters Might Face Jail Time
Offbeat  (tags: Wild animals, eating, endangered, china, illegal, jailed )

- 78 days ago -
A draft interpretation of China's Criminal Law, tabled for reading on Monday, aims to clear up ambiguities by clearly defining eating endangered wild animals, or buying them for this or other purposes, as illegal.
Aquarium Fined Over Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
Offbeat  (tags: idaho, fined, illegal, trafficking, wildlife, selling )

- 84 days ago -
Idaho Aquarium in the US has been sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiring to harvest, transport and sell illegal wildlife.
Teacher Pin Down Knife-Wielding Man With Two-Pronged 'Man-Catcher'
Offbeat  (tags: catched, sasumata, man-catcher, police, illegal, knife, danger, elementary school, Aichi, Japan, children )

- 1113 days ago -
Police on Monday were called to an elementary school in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, after a man illegally entered the premises carrying a kitchen knife. It is believed the 62-year-old man walked into the school by the open front gate before the >>
Study Reveals Enormous Levels of Illegal Turtle Harvesting in Madagascar
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, turtles, illegal )

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- 1335 days ago -
Up to 16,000 rare turtles are illegally caught each year in just one region in south-west Madagascar, conservationists have found
Colorado Couple Sentenced for Trapping, Selling Bobcats
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, bobcats, illegal, trapping, selling )

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- 1360 days ago -
Prosecutors announced Monday a Colorado couple was sentenced to federal prison for illegally trapping bobcats and selling them across state lines
Lead Poisoning Kills 400 Children in Nigeria
Offbeat  (tags: Poisoning, Lead, killed, children, illegal )

- 1372 days ago -
Lead poisoning has killed more than 400 children under the age of five as a result of contamination from illegal gold extraction in northern Nigeria, an international aid agency said on Tuesday.
Does Mammoth Ivory Make Ethical Jewellery?
Offbeat  (tags: elephant, mammoth, ivory, tusks, illegal, poachers, fashion, jewellery, endengerd species )

- 1380 days ago -
The tusks from long-dead mammoths are being presented as a more sustainable alternative to elephant ivory
Man Accused of Illegally Constructing Home in Osaka Park
Offbeat  (tags: odd, Osaka, Japan, park, illegal, arrest warrant, construction, nine years )

- 1396 days ago -
A South Korean man suspected of setting up a dwelling in a park where he apparently lived for nine years, receiveing mail there, has been served arrest warrant, police said.
Disturbing (and Illegal) FDA Compliance Policies
Offbeat  (tags: pets, food, nutrition, research, risks, illegal, dishonesty, media )

- 1401 days ago -
It is simply illegal. The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act laws clearly include the protection of pet foods (and any other animal food). Yet the FDA clearly doesn't care to enforce the Act with pet food. Below are some quotes from FDA Compliance policies.
Illegal Bushmeat Trade Rife in Europe
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, illegal, bushmeat )

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- 1482 days ago -
More than five tonnes of illegal bushmeat is being smuggled in personal luggage each week through one of Europe's busiest airports, reveals new research published in Conservation Letters.

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