Two tigers gunned down in China’s latest escaped-cat blunder

Two tigers gunned down in China’s latest escaped-cat blunder

Two escaped tigers killed their keeper in China and were shot dead, state media reported, in the latest incident underlining the country’s chaotic handling of dangerous animals. Tuesday’s incident in central Henan province comes with authorities still hunting for one of three leopards that escaped in eastern China, in a separate case that shocked the […]

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Chinese Fishing Fleets are Depleting the World’s Oceans

Chinese Fishing Fleets are Depleting the World’s Oceans

China has the world’s largest fishing fleet, and it’s dominating the fishing industry and harming oceans, the Gatestone Institute reported. One study found that China’s fleet has almost 17,000 vessels, 5-8 times larger than estimates and what the government has reported. The UN reports that China consumes 36% of total global fish production and brings […]

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UK urged to ban fur imports from China over animal abuse claims

UK urged to ban fur imports from China over animal abuse claims

Campaigners are urging the UK government to ban fur imports after an investigation appeared to show widespread animal abuse and disregard for Covid-19 health protocols at more than a dozen fur farms in China. Videos and photos from 19 farms visited in northern and north-eastern China last November and December appear to show foxes and […]

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Chinese hotel with polar bear enclosure opens to outrage

Chinese hotel with polar bear enclosure opens to outrage

A Chinese hotel built around a central polar bear enclosure for the non-stop viewing pleasure of its guests has opened to immediate condemnation from conservationists. At Harbin Polar Land in north-east China, the hotel bedrooms’ windows face onto the bears’ pen, with visitors told the animals are their “neighbours 24 hours a day”. A video […]

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As calls to shutter wildlife markets grow, China struggles with an industry worth billions

As calls to shutter wildlife markets grow, China struggles with an industry worth billions

Last Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on China to shut down wet markets where illegal wildlife are sold. Pompeo’s call was echoed by the Australian government, which on the same day urged G20 countries to take action on wildlife markets in order to reduce the risk of new diseases like COVID-19 spilling […]

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China lists white dolphins as source of medicine

China lists white dolphins as source of medicine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s handling of wildlife has again sparked controversy, with the latest example being a state-affiliated science organization listing the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin as a source of medicine. A Chinese netizen on Monday (April 20) shared a photo of a document on the science news platform Guokr, originally from the National Natural […]

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Petition: Lead Epidemiologist Says Coronavirus May be Linked to Breeding of Huge Rats in China Consumed to Detoxify the Body

Petition: Lead Epidemiologist Says Coronavirus May be Linked to Breeding of Huge Rats in China Consumed to Detoxify the Body

China was breeding huge rats to eat before they were banned due to coronavirus. Called “bamboo rats,” the Chinese believe that eating bamboo rat meat makes them prettier and can detoxify their bodies. Until recently, bamboo rats were a celebrated food in China. Farmers had about 25 million of the rats before the government banned […]

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Coronavirus outrage: How traders peddle ‘tiger bone, bear bile and rhino horn’ as cure

Coronavirus outrage: How traders peddle ‘tiger bone, bear bile and rhino horn’ as cure

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 2.4 million people worldwide since the first cases were announced in early December. Medical experts across the globe are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine that can halt COVID-19 in its tracks. But in China and other southeast Asian countries there have been reports of countless crooks trying to capitalise on the deadly […]

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