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Viral Video of Dog Who 'Adopted' Monkey Is Not as Cute As It Seems
Offbeat  (tags: unusual friendship, Animal Videos, dog, monkey, wildlife trafficking, background check, black market trade )


- 450 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
In Cartagena, Colombia, an unlikely bond has formed between a dog and a capuchin monkey. Someone introduced the dog, who'd recently lost her litter of puppies, to the monkey, who was in need of rearing. The two took to one another and are now inseparable,
Three Indian Owls Rescued From Wildlife Trafficking Racket
Offbeat  (tags: india, owls, rescued animals, injured, wildlife trafficking, deplorable conditions, rehabilitation, safety, Prevention of Animal cruelty, stronger protection, Wildlife conservation )


- 457 days ago - hsi.org
BANGALORE, India--Karnataka Forest Department's Chikkaballapur Division Officers, under the direction of DCF Dr. Manjunath I.F.S, rescued three Indian eagle-owls (Bubo bengalensis) from traffickers of the Hakki-pikki tribe about six kilometres from...
Petition - Success: Hong Kong Bans Ivory Sales
Offbeat  (tags: Hong Kong, ivory sales, banning, prevention of further killings, prevention of wildlife loss, Animal welfare act, loopholes, elephant welfare, ethical behaviour, changing attitudes, wildlife trafficking, wildlife preservation )


- 473 days ago - forcechange.com
Praise Hong Kong for banning all ivory sales. Hong Kong has officially banned all ivory sales completely, closing any legal loopholes for shops still selling pre-1970s ivory and ending grace periods for businesses phasing out their ivory sales.
The Infamous "Kingpin" of Elephant Smuggling Has Finally Been Caught
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, smuggler, international trade, wildlife trafficking, poaching, networks, arrested, punishment )


- 477 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
In a massive victory against the international trade in animal trafficking, a Vietnamese man who acted as head of a sophisticated international animal trafficking network has been arrested. Forty-year-old Boonchai Bach was apprehended recently in a...
Nearly Half A Million Dollars Worth of Elephant Tusks Seized in Thailand
Offbeat  (tags: ivory trade, ivory sales, seizures, wildlife trafficking, wildlife loss, stronger protection, trade ban, animal rights, animal welfare laws )


- 480 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Officials in Thailand seized just over 326 pounds of full elephant tusks and 31 other fragments en route from Nigeria to China at a Bangkok airport on Friday, January 5th. Officials estimated the price of the ivory on the black market at 15 million...
Over 2,000 Animals Seized in Colossal Wildlife Smuggling Bust
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife trafficking, Wildlife smuggling, wildlife trade, prevention of wildlife loss, harsh penalties, investigations, Endangered Species, stronger protection, animal welfare laws )


- 513 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
More than 2000 animals were seized and 29 people arrested this week as the result of an investigation by the Spanish Guardia Civil, supported by Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency. The individuals apprehended were from major organized cr
Man Buys Caged Wild Bird - Then Sets It Free to Live As Nature Intended
Offbeat  (tags: animal lovers, wildlife trade, wildlife trafficking, rescues, good people, released into wild )


- 523 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
In Brazil, a country where it is estimated that 38 million animals are taken from the wild every year for the illegal wildlife trade, one man is doing his best to combat the issue one animal at a time. Massionilo Rocha has spent the last 20 years saving..
Progress: Elephant Poaching Is Down for the 5th Year in a Row
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, elephant population, ivory trade, wildlife trafficking, poaching, Endangered Species, flora and fauna, cites )


- 564 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
Elephants face many obstacles, but a new report brings a glimmer of hope for this endangered species. According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), elephant poaching in Africa is down for the...
LA Charges 3 Men in âEUR~BarbaricâEUR(TM) Ivory Trade
Offbeat  (tags: LA, ivory trade, wildlife trafficking, Black Market, california, animals, environment, government, humans, crime, wildlife, world )

Lone
- 621 days ago - dailynews.com
âEURoeThese cases exemplify the mission of our Wildlife Trafficking Unit and demonstrate that black market trafficking of wildlife in California will not be tolerated. "
Animal Trainer Who Supplied Stuffed Tiger for Alexander McQueen Fashion Shoot Charged With Trading in Endangered Species
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife trafficking, animal trainer, movies, charged, endangered animals, police raid )

Simone
- 2859 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An animal expert who supplied a stuffed tiger for a ­fashion shoot by designer Alexander McQueen has been charged with a series of offences, including trading in endangered species. Simon Wilson was arrested after officers from Scotland Yard's Wildlife
Frozen Tigers and a Medicine Ban
Offbeat  (tags: frozen tigers, china zoo, tiger bone wine, tiger trade, wildlife trafficking, black market, tigers suffering )

Simone
- 3355 days ago - blogs.wsj.com
The zoo in the city of Shenyang said it had frozen the carcasses of the 11 rare Siberian tigers which had died there over the past three months, state media reported. But news reports said tiger bones were being used for medicinal wine.
   

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