Bears beg tourists for food at Thai zoo declared ‘hell on Earth for animals’ where tigers and other animals have been left emaciated during Covid lockdown

Bears beg tourists for food at Thai zoo declared ‘hell on Earth for animals’ where tigers and other animals have been left emaciated during Covid lockdown

A notorious Thai zoo has sparked concern for the health of its animals after it reopened to visitors following the Covid lockdown. People found bears begging for food in tiny enclosures, emaciated tigers and cattle, crocodiles swimming in filthy water and orangutans desperately reaching out to tourists behind bars. A vet dispatched by the government […]

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ignores Biden Executive Order to Review Trump Wolf Delisting

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ignores Biden Executive Order to Review Trump Wolf Delisting

WASHINGTON— Just one week after President Biden ordered a broad review of the Trump administration’s anti-wildlife policies, including the decision to strip Endangered Species Act protections from gray wolves, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service summarily asserted today that the previous administration’s decision to delist the gray wolf was valid in a cursory, three-paragraph letter […]

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POLL: Should the use of strychnine for killing wolves be banned?

POLL: Should the use of strychnine for killing wolves be banned?

Health Canada is launching a review this spring on whether strychnine should be used to kill wolves. The Government of Alberta uses the poison to keep dwindling caribou herds alive. Alberta Trappers Association president Bill Abercrombie says strychnine is a horrendous way to kill an animal. “Strychnine initiates convulsions and the animal basically goes into […]

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In Malaysian Borneo’s rainforests, powerful state governments set their own rules

In Malaysian Borneo’s rainforests, powerful state governments set their own rules

Famed for its caves and karst ecosystems, Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo’s Sarawak state is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to more than 81 mammal species, 270 varieties of bird and more than 130 reptiles and amphibians. In 2018, a wave of protest erupted when the public learned that the Sarawak government […]

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Mink farms a continuing Covid risk to humans and wildlife, warn EU experts

Mink farms a continuing Covid risk to humans and wildlife, warn EU experts

All mink farms are at risk of becoming infected with Covid-19 and spreading the virus, and staff and animals should be regularly tested, EU disease and food safety experts said on Thursday. Mink are highly susceptible to coronavirus, which spreads rapidly in intensive farms that often breed thousands of animals in open housing caged systems […]

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