Chester Zoo promises to end pinioning practices

.     UK animal rights organization CAPS announced on Monday that thanks to their ongoing Fight For Flight campaign, Chester Zoo will stop their pinioning practices. Pinioning is the amputation of the end of a newborn bird’s wing in order to prevent him or her to fly ever again. With pinioned birds zoos …

Over 300 elephants poisoned in Zimbabwe

photo: TheLizardQueen .     Poachers in Zimbabwe have poisoned more than 300 elephants and hundreds of other animals since July, in what conservationists consider the worst massacre in southern Africa in 25 years. Poachers laced waterholes and salt licks with cyanide, which killed not only the originally …

Around 300 frozen turtles seized from Vietnamese boat

photo: Derek Keats .     A total of 13 fishermen have been arrested in the Philippines after approximately 300 frozen turtles were found inside their trawler. The Vietnamese boat was stopped on Friday near the Mangsee Island in Balabac, Southern Palawan by the Special Boat Unit of the Philippines Police …

UK to continue with full animal circus ban

photo: Yvonne in Willowick Ohio .    UK animal organizations proudly announced that the Minister in charge of the animal circus ban promised to continue with the plans of prohibiting all wild animals from performing. The Wild Animals In Circuses bill was introduced last year, but a report was presented by a …

Activists rescue almost 200 beagles from lab

Animal rights activists have rescued nearly 200 beagles from a drug testing lab in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Friday. Most dogs were found with their fur shaved, one was dead and frozen in liquid nitrogen, another was found with no eyes. Animal testing for scientific purposes in legal in Brazil and regulated by the …

Almost 400 caged birds freed in Kent

photo: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources .     Almost 400 caged birds to be used for game shooting have been freed by suspected animal rights activists in Sundridge, Kent. The pens’ roofs were forced open and about 380 birds were able to fly away from the Chevening Estate and escape their fate. …

Dog found inside plastic bag in Springfield

photo: libraryman .     An investigation is under way after a dog was found inside a plastic bag in a Springfield construction site on Tuesday morning. One of the workers drove the poodle mix to the Dakin Humane Society, where workers named her Buffy. Katie Spaulding, Dakin vet, said Buffy was in a …

US Government to destroy seized ivory

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has plans to destroy 6 tons of illegal ivory seized since the ban on commercial ivory in 1989. Dan Ashe, US Fish and Wildlife Service Director, said that the US must be ‘part of the solution’ in the fight against poaching because: ‘Much of the world’s trade in …

Malta to discuss animal circus ban

The Malta Independent reported that a White Paper on animal circuses has been drafted and will be presented to Cabinet in the coming weeks. The subject should be discussed in Parliament by means of a Bill by the year’s end. A public consultation carried out earlier this year revealed that an outstanding majority …