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China Toughens Laws on Eating Endangered Animals
Offbeat  (tags: China, law, endangered, animals, prison )

Scooby
- 15 days ago - independent.co.uk
The revised law concerns the purchase, production and selling of state-protected wild animals and their derived product
UAE to Ban the Ownership of âEUR~Exotic Dangerous AnimalsâEUR(TM)
Offbeat  (tags: UAE, banning ownershio of exotic dangerous an, law, animals, culture, environment, news, wildlife )

Lone
- 35 days ago - ifaw.org
Once the law is put into practice, current owners of exotic animals will have to hand these animals over to authorities within six months.
US Election 2016: Donald Trump Says 'Laws Are Set' on Abortion
Offbeat  (tags: Election 2016, Republican, Abortion, Law, Murder, USA )

Ray
- 114 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Donald Trump shifts again on abortion, Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said US abortion laws should remain unchanged, although he believes the procedure amounts to murder.
Google Confirms It Will Extend E.U. Right-to-Be-Forgotten to All Google Search Domains From Next Week
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, news, Google Search, law, corporate, safety, protection )

M
- 130 days ago - venturebeat.com
It wasn*t clear who would emerge victorious in this standoff, but it looks like the E.U. has had its way...
Groups: Iowa Agency Misinterpreting Law on Exotic Animals
Offbeat  (tags: americans, animals, law, Iowa agency, exotic animals )

Lone
- 140 days ago - desmoinesregister.com
The state agency that regulates wild and exotic animals in Iowa is misinterpreting a nearly decade-old law that imposes tough rules for keeping such animals, according to advocacy groups involved in a legal challenge.
Grim News for Tigers, Bears as China Wildlife Law Allows Farming, 'Medical' Use
Offbeat  (tags: China, tigers, bears, farms, medicinal, animals, law )

Scooby
- 180 days ago - washingtonpost.com
China already has around 200 tiger farms, with more than 5,000 big cats often kept in cramped conditions for public exhibition and to feed a thriving underground industry in tiger bone wine and pelts.
New Microchipping Laws Come Into Force
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, law, england, uk, microchipping )

Scooby
- 186 days ago - berwickshirenews.co.uk
Microchipping takes a second but lasts a lifetime. Also as of April it will become illegal to own a dog that is not chipped!
Barack Obama Takes Action Over US Gun Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Gun Control, Law, politics, Obama, USA )

Ray
- 204 days ago - bbc.co.uk
US President Barack Obama is to widen background checks on buyers of firearms, in a series of measures to address gun violence.
Lawmakers Pass Bill That Penalises Leaving Pets Outside in Extreme Weather
Offbeat  (tags: illinois, usa, law, dogs, chained, tied, outside, weather, fined, jail, good news )

Scooby
- 210 days ago - chicagotribune.com
Leaving the family pet outside in extremely hot or cold weather could result in up to a year in jail and a hefty fine under a measure House lawmakers sent Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday.
Do People Understand What Rape Is?
Offbeat  (tags: Understand Sex and Consent, What is Rape, Law, Crime )

Ray
- 267 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Do teenagers understand sex and consent? To find out, a group of 16-18-year-olds were shown a specially written drama about an incident to see if they could work out if it was consensual sex or whether a crime had been committed.
FGM: Legal Duty to Inform Police Comes Into Force
Offbeat  (tags: health, law, criminal, FGM, police, teachers, doctors, nurses, midwives, UK )

Ray
- 268 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Doctors, nurses, midwives and teachers are now legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary measures and could ultimately lead to them being barred from working.
STOP THE CUTS TO THE BBC
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Wendy
- 288 days ago - 38degrees.org.uk
We all know that "Murdoch" wants to run and own all the media in the UK, he will stop the world Broadcasting carried out currently by the BBC, in order to only send his version of the news, Please put listeners& viewers first, not corporate media baron
Send Girls Off to Learn, Not Off to Marry, Says 13-Year-Old Pakistani Activist
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ELIZABETH
- 293 days ago - takepart.com
Hadiqa Bashir goes door-to-door in her community, calling for families to end child marriage so girls can complete their education.
Car Smoking Ban Comes Into Force
Offbeat  (tags: smoking ban, cars, children, health, Law )

Ray
- 300 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A law banning smoking in vehicles carrying children has come into force in England and Wales.
Could FGM Action Push the Practice Back Underground?
Offbeat  (tags: health, Women, FGM, Law, NHS, UK )

Ray
- 304 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In the past few years, female genital mutilation has become a prominent issue in the UK, with a raft of measures brought in to fight it. But could one of those steps actually be pushing FGM back "underground"?
 

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