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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 )

- 2286 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 )

- 2508 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 )

- 2533 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 )

- 2545 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 )

- 2553 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 )

- 2569 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.
Illegal Bushmeat Trade Rife in Europe
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, illegal, bushmeat )

- 2655 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.
Gardener Plants Seed of Friendship
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, Bangladesh, Japan, friendship, deportation, immigration authorities, illegal, overstay, business, lost, cultural interchange, art )

- 2677 days ago -
When immigration authorities deported MD Tarique six years ago, landscape gardener Masao Sekiya lost an assistant and gained a mission: fostering friendship netween Bangladesh and Japan.
Assembly Passes Declawing-Devocalization Bill Affecting California Landlords and Tenants
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, devocalization, declawing, illegal )

- 2689 days ago -
State legislation that would make it illegal for landlords in California to require animal declawing or devocalization as a condition of tenancy passed in the Assembly on a 63-7 vote Thursday.
Stuff This Sarge, I Can See How You Earned Your Stripes
Offbeat  (tags: animals, stuffed tiger, illegal, protection, environment )

- 2742 days ago -
This is the moment that police stepped in to seize a tiger in London suspected of being on sale illegally.
Developer Lays Claim to More Than Gold in Oregon Wilderness
Offbeat  (tags: gold mine, retreat, illegal, photos )

- 2752 days ago -
CAVE JUNCTION -- Three years ago, Dave Rutan opened a gold mining retreat inside the Kalmiopsis Wilderness of southern Oregon, bringing in helicopters, gas-powered dredges and paying customers
Hialeah Man Investigated Over Feeding Giant African Snails to Followers
Offbeat  (tags: giant african snails, illegal, smuggled into the USA )

- 2754 days ago -
Authorities are investigating a Hialeah man who allegedly smuggled illegal Giant African Snails into Florida and convinced his followers to drink their juices as part of a religious healing ritual
Calif. Sushi Restaurant Busted for Serving Whale -- Why It's Illegal
Offbeat  (tags: trendy restaurant, investigation, selling whale meat, illegal, crime )

- 2756 days ago -
The Hump, a trendy sushi restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif. is under federal investigation for selling and serving whale meat, which is illegal, reports the New York Times. The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 makes it unlawful to "take" marine
US-Based RP Trophy Hunting Page Taken Down
Offbeat  (tags: US based, trophy hunters, website, taken down, cruelty, illegal, philippines )

- 2761 days ago -
A US-based website offering wildlife trophy hunting adventures has pulled down a web page advertising exotic wildlife hunting in the Philippines, days after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ordered an investigation into the
Japan Shooting Itself in Foot With Closed Whaling Defense Strategy
Offbeat  (tags: whales, whaling, illegal, Japanese Whaling )

In A Mirr
- 3114 days ago -
"If we don't keep an eye on the whales, the Japanese will come and eat them," said an anti-whaling activist in Mexico, garnering laughter from his audience.

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