Animals – GBRI
 

In a move that is being widely celebrated by animal rights groups, Italy announced a ban on the use of circus animals on November 8. The country plans to phase out the use of all animals in circuses and traveling shows over the next year. “We applaud Italy and urge countries like the U.K. and […]

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Ocean conservation group Sea Shepherd Global recently documented the brutal hunting and slaughtering of pilot whales and dolphins in the Danish Faroe Islands. Some volunteers from the group posed as tourists at six different Faroese towns and witnessed the barbaric killings first-hand. The Faroese whaling tradition, also known as a grind, has a recorded history […]

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At the end of 19th century, ranchers routinely shot grizzlies to protect their herds of cattle in the West. As a result, hunting of grizzly bears was prohibited in the Yellowstone National Park and these creatures got gradually cut off from the rest of their kind. Today, their closest kin prowl the mountains some 70 miles […]

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In a heartbreaking incident, around 300 to 400 sea turtle carcasses were found seven nautical miles off El Salvador’s Jiquilisco Bay Biosphere Reserve. The country’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) did not reveal the species of the turtles, though officials confirmed that majority of the bodies were already decomposing when discovered. “We don’t […]

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Unlike most of Chile’s coastline, Punta de Choros– a small 450-people fishing village– boasts of impressive desert and ocean biodiversity as it is still untouched by big business. Shellfish beds churn out valuable clams and abalone. Thousands of tourists visit the pristine village annually to see the famous Humboldt Penguins and whales. Few years ago, […]

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Despite their repeated claims to stop using ‘conflict palm oil’ sourced from Indonesian forests, the lawful habitat of endangered animals like orangutans, rhinos and clouded leopards, Nestlé, Hershey and Mars have been found guilty of using it for their Halloween confectionery. The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) says consumers have been “deceived” by promises from the […]

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Although recently the snow leopard’s threatened status on the IUCN Red List has been downgraded from ‘endangered’ to ‘vulnerable’, these magnificent creatures continue to get poached across Asia by organized criminal networks. Their skins are used for luxury home décor, as rugs, seat covers and taxidermy specimens. Bones are used in traditional Chinese medicine products, including well-known Chinese […]

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