Animals – GBRI
 

A recent study published in journal Science has confirmed that the animal kingdom is becoming more and more nocturnal – thanks to us human beings. The research studied 62 mammal species across six continents and found that 83% of them prefer to conduct their business at night rather than deal with humans and all of our accompanying […]

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A Hawaii man found at least 100 dead hammerhead shark pups while walking along Ke’ehi Lagoon in Honolulu on Tuesday. The local authorities suspect that someone dumped the baby hammerhead sharks on land after they got caught in a gill net. “At least a hundred, but I believe that when the tide came in and went […]

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German automaker Volkswagen had been involved in harrowing experiments to determine the health effects of diesel emissions – the company locked macaque monkeys in an airtight chamber and pumped in diesel exhaust. After facing massive backlash from animal rights groups, the company has pledged to stop funding the testing on ethical grounds. The company also suspended its top lobbyist […]

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Japanese whalers captured 333 cetaceans in the Antarctic Ocean last summer as part of the country’s annual “research” hunt. The campaign began in November last year as part of Japan’s controversial “scientific” whaling. Out of the 333 minke whales caught during the controversial 12-week expedition, 181 were female – including 53 immature ones. Figures show that […]

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A new investigation undertaken by researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw) found thousands of adverts on at least 100 online marketplaces in Europe offering to sell endangered and wildlife ranging from live cheetahs, orangutans and bears to ivory, polar bear skins. All the specimens were species in which trade is restricted or banned by […]

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Latest data from the US Department of Agriculture revealed that the agency’s Wildlife Services wing killed a shocking 2.3 million animals in 2017, of which 1.3 million were native animals. The animals targeted include wolves, coyotes, cougars, birds and other wild animals. These animals are being killed primarily to benefit the agriculture industry. “The Department of […]

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WWF Australia has raised concerns over the dwindling koala populations in areas of Queensland and New South Wales as a result of disappearing koala habitats. It urged state governments to look into the rapid destruction of their natural bush habitats and put in strong protections for the animal. Dr Martin Taylor, protected areas and conservation […]

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The critically endangered totoaba bass is poached regularly in the Gulf of California, to be sold in Asian markets. Just like shark fins and rhino horns, their swim bladders are used for medicinal purposes in Asia. A Sea Shepherd vessel M/V SHARPIE recently came across one such illegal fishing gear where the crew noticed live […]

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