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Bird Flu Alert in Japan: Officials Order Road Blocks and Cull of 160,000 Chickens After Deadly H5 Virus Confirmed on Farm
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, sad news, bird flu, chicken cull, sad news )

Marie
- 2 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Japan is on bird-flu alert after two confirmed cases at a farm in the country's south where more than 1,000 chickens have died.
South Africa Considers Legalising Trade in Rhino
Offbeat  (tags: South Africa, legalise, rhino horn, poachers, CITIES, sad news, ! )

Marie
- 4 days ago - m.huffpost.com
Proponents claim legalising international trade will enable South African authorities to control the supply and price,
Sad News: Goodbye Chupie: Mysterious Hairless Creature Texas Couple Believed Was the Chupacabra Is Put Down
Offbeat  (tags: chupacabra, sad news, euthanised, Texas, RIP, p )

Marie
- 12 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A strange animal captured by a Texas couple and believed to be the legendary 'goat sucker' beast el chupacabra has been put to sleep.
European Bumblebee Species Face Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: Sad news, European bumblebee, extinction )

Marie
- 13 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
April 2014: Twenty four percent of European bumblebee species are threatened with extinction scientists have found.
Gassing Badgers Is More Humane Than Shooting Them, Says Princess Anne After Government Calls Off New Culls
Offbeat  (tags: Princess Anne, gassing badgers, inhumane, cruelty, UK, sad news )

Marie
- 14 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Princess Anne has called for the government to stop trying to shoot badgers, and gas them instead.
Dog's Bucket List: Eat a McDonald's Cheeseburger, Ride in a Cop Car and Drink a Beer
Offbeat  (tags: Heartbreaking, sad news, dogs bucket list, Romeo )

Marie
- 14 days ago - dailystar.co.uk
WHEN one woman had to face the heartbreaking task of putting her ill boxer dog Romeo to sleep, she decided to make his last few days on earth enjoyable by taking him for sushi, on a ride in a fire engine and for a 'pawdicure'...
Buffalo Desperately Try to Rescue Small Member of the Herd Brought Down By Lion Pride...
Offbeat  (tags: Sad news, buffalo, lion pride, rescued )

Marie
- 15 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
This is the moment dozens of buffalo confronted a pride of lions in a desperate bid to rescue a small member of the herd.
Hungry Monkeys Raid Farms in North India as Forests Shrink
Offbeat  (tags: India, sad news, hungry monkeys, forests, shrink )

Marie
- 15 days ago - trust.org
Panicked monkeys jump off an orange tree and disappear fast as angry children pelt them with stones and shout abuse. Crackers are let off in the distance, and more kids rush out to a nearby field, dotted with scarecrows, to stop wild animals destroying.
Sad News: Mickey the Lobster Dies After Parking Lot Rescue
Offbeat  (tags: Mickey, lobster, died, sad news )

Marie
- 15 days ago - m.thestar.com
"Sad news, Mickey the Lobster has died, he died in peace and quiet over night, but had 3 offers to fly out east. Thanks for the well wishes," the humane society announced on its Twitter account.
News Circus Elephant Shot By Assailant Returns to Ring as Mystery Lingers
Offbeat  (tags: Carol elephant, shot, recovers, circus, sad news )

Marie
- 15 days ago - m.today.com
Carol the elephant, who has recovered from being shot in 2013, will return to the scene of the crime Thursday night when she performs for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Miss.
Chinese Logging Threatens Myanmar Monkey
Offbeat  (tags: China, logging, Myanmar monkey, sad news, forest )

Marie
- 17 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
A conservation group says illegal Chinese logging and demand for monkey bones are threatening a rare monkey species in northern Myanmar.
Massive Oil Spill In Houston Bird Sanctuary
Offbeat  (tags: Texas, oil spill, bird sanctuary, sad news )

Marie
- 25 days ago - news.sky.com
Coast Guard Petty Officer Andy Kendrick said it is not known how much marine fuel oil, also known as special bunker, has spilled in Galveston Bay, near Houston, Texas.
Final Farewell: The Heartbreaking Moment a Giraffe Gives Dying Zoo Worker a Kiss Goodbye
Offbeat  (tags: Giraffe, mario, sad news, holland, zoo, dying wish )

Marie
- 28 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
This is the touching moment a giraffe bid a sad farewell to a dying worker who had spent his entire adult life cleaning the animal's enclosure at a Dutch zoo.
Lions - A Species Under Threat
Offbeat  (tags: Lions, endangered, canned hunting, habitat loss, sad news )

Marie
- 43 days ago - m.youtube.com
Our lions are seriously under threat, canned hunting, habitat loss. Urgent action needs to be taken to keep lions the king of the jungle.
Port Authority Has KILLED OVER 20,000 Animals in the Last TWO YEARS
Offbeat  (tags: Port authority, kills 20, 000 animals, sad news, jfk airport )

Marie
- 45 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The most commonly killed species was the laughing gull, with 5,729 killed at JFK Airport, according to a report from The New York Post.
 

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