Ten Worst Us Elephant Zoos

Ten Worst US Elephant Zoos? Animal protection organisation In Defense of Animals has released its list of the Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants in North America for 2014. There’s a lot of opinion now that says elephants simply shouldn’t be kept in zoos, because of their intelligence and the potential for suffering captivity will cause.…

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Tourist Report The Gili Island Horses Bali

One of the most abused animals in tourism is the horse, along with other ‘Beasts of Burden’, such as donkeys and camels. Common sense should tell you if an animal is up to the job of carrying you around. Many thanks for this report from Laura: I’ve recently returned from Indonesia and was appalled at…

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Taijiaction

Taiji dolphin hunts livestreamed by campaigners – what you can do to stop the bloodshed In Taiji, Japan the dolphin drive season has begun – making profits for the Taiji Fisherman’s Union and all those involved in the dolphin captive trade and causing yet another year of suffering for the wild dolphin population. On September…

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Marineland Suing Former Trainer Turned Whistle Blower For 1 25m

Marineland Suing Former Trainer Turned Whistle Blower for $1.25m After a summer of numerous complaints about animal abuse, Marineland has filed a $1.25 million legal action against a former trainer who made some of the allegations, according to the Sun News Network’s website. The marine animal theme park filed a defamation suit against Christine Santos…

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Whale Sharks Bring 10 Million Year Maldives Wildlife News

Whale sharks bring $10 million a year to Maldives One of the classic dive locations in the world is producing more income for the Maldives than previously thought. The whale shark population at South Ari atoll Marine Protected Area attracts an incredible 77,000 visitors each year and they spend US$9.4 million a year. Read the full story

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How Youtube Has Put The Worlds Only Poisonous Primates

How YouTube has put the world’s only poisonous primates at risk It all started with a video: in 2009 a Russian man uploaded a video of himself tickling his exotic pet (a pygmy slow loris) from Vietnam onto the hugely popular site YouTube. Since then the video has been viewed over half a million times.…

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Second Animal Shipment For Cuban Zoo

Second animal shipment for Cuban zoo The controversial sale of wild animals from Namibia to a Cuban zoo continues. This report from the Namibian. HAVANA – The second shipment of animals donated by Namibia will soon arrive in Cuba, delivering 16 animals of three species, belonging to the so-called heavy ungulate of hoofed animals (mammals).…

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Farming Sea Turtles Is No Solution

Farming sea turtles is no solution Green sea turtles are endangered worldwide. So does the Cayman Islands’ sea turtle farm, which raises the sea reptiles as a luxury food, assist their conservation? Quite the reverse, argues Rachel Alcock. Does eating an endangered animal help protect its numbers in the wild? Would eating a green sea…

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Illegal Trading Elephants

Illegal elephant trading for tourism in Thailand A recent report from TRAFFIC found that wild elephants are being captured in Burma and illegally traded across the border, to supply increasing demand for elephants within the tourist industry in Thailand. This article discusses the report, and what can be done to try and stop the trading.…

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Costaricavsusa

It’s time for the semi-finals. The tension is high…and as Brazil have found in the real World Cup, there is no room for error. Who will make it to the final of the World Cup for Wildlife? Not just the country that is best for wildlife tourism, but also the country that doesn’t have practices,…

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