China Celebrates “Victory” Over Coronavirus with Markets Selling Bats and Wild Animals Again

Petition: China Celebrates “Victory” Over Coronavirus with Markets Selling Bats and Wild Animals Again

According to a Daily Mail correspondent, markets in China have continued selling bats and wild animals, even after the government reports those markets were the center of the corona virus outbreak. According to the Daily Mail, cats, dogs, scorpions and bats are available to purchase at an indoor market in southwest China, in Guilin. China […]

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Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry

Coronavirus closures reveal vast scale of China’s secretive wildlife farm industry

Nearly 20,000 wildlife farms raising species including peacocks, civet cats, porcupines, ostriches, wild geese and boar have been shut down across China in the wake of the coronavirus, in a move that has exposed the hitherto unknown size of the industry. Until a few weeks ago wildlife farming was still being promoted by government agencies […]

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Victoria’s wombat killing laws closer to being overhauled after public pressure

Victoria’s wombat killing laws closer to being overhauled after public pressure

A ban on wombat shooting is a step closer after public outrage over a Chinese-run hunting lodge sparked a government probe into why killings were still considered legal in some parts of the state. Wombats are being counted and their movements mapped in Victoria as authorities investigate threats to species survival including targeted shooting. But […]

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Zimbabwe To Send Baby Elephants to China in Defiance of International Resolution

A Chinese ground crew has just arrived to prepare 33 baby elephants for imminent shipment to China, according to sources near Hwang National Park. These elephants have been held in captivity for nearly a year after being forcibly removed from their families. This action constitutes a direct violation of the recent decision taken by the […]

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South Africa selling tiger and lion hunts to Chinese nouveau riche

Critically endangered tigers, considered to be ‘functionally extinct’ in China, are now offered by several South African hunting businesses. Since tigers are primarily defined as an exotic species in South Africa, the captive breeding, trading and hunting of this CITES Appendix I species is unregulated, with an estimated 60 mostly unlicensed tiger breeders, including several […]

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