Vaccinations may be vital for saving Amur tigers from virus outbreaks (commentary)

Vaccinations may be vital for saving Amur tigers from virus outbreaks (commentary)

While the world focuses on the development of new vaccines against COVID-19, biologists are building the case for using vaccines for the conservation of wildlife. Our own research on the impact of canine distemper virus (CDV) in the Russian Far East concludes that vaccination of Amur tigers is a potentially important strategy to avoid extinction […]

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Petition: Disturbing Footage Described as “Scene From Hell” of Animals Suffering at a Fox Fur Farm

Petition: Disturbing Footage Described as “Scene From Hell” of Animals Suffering at a Fox Fur Farm

Humane Society International (HSI) released terrifying footage of foxes and raccoons suffering at a fur farm in Asia, according to an emailed statement. The video shows the animals enduring painful treatment and eventual death on the farm. One campaigner described it as “like a scene from hell.” HSI filmed at eleven randomly selected farms in […]

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Skinned foxes piled in heap ‘like scene from hell’ before fur sold as high street coats

Skinned foxes piled in heap ‘like scene from hell’ before fur sold as high street coats

EXCLUSIVE: WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGES: TV wildlife star Chris Packham described a ‘scene from hell’ as harrowing footage and pictures are captured by undercover investigators who had ‘never seen so much death in one place’. Foxes are beaten, skinned and chucked on a heap before their fur is made into coats to be sold on the […]

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Coronavirus fears as China plans to protect vast mink and fox fur industry from backlash at wildlife trade

Coronavirus fears as China plans to protect vast mink and fox fur industry from backlash at wildlife trade

China is considering moves that would entrench its vast fur industry further into the country’s economy, raising worries over the spread of coronavirus among animals crowded together in small spaces. The country’s agriculture ministry is proposing to reclassify mink, raccoon dogs, silver foxes and blue foxes as domestic livestock, rather than wild animals, which they […]

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