Animals – GBRI
 

In a move that is being celebrated by animal welfare activists, California just passed a legislation with a vote of 80 to 0 in the state Assembly that prohibits cosmetic manufacturers to sell products tested on animals after January 1, 2020. Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, was endorsed by over 100 cosmetic companies, […]

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A 2015 study involving seabirds and marine plastic debris, undertaken by a team of scientists from Australia and Britain, found that almost 90% of the seabirds alive had pieces of plastic in their guts. Now if our plastic consumption continues at the present rate, 99% of seabirds will carry plastic in their guts by 2050. And […]

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A study undertaken by an international research team has found that almost half of the world’s killer whales are under threat of extinction due to high levels of toxic pollutants in the oceans, especially poisonous chemicals like PCBs. Although PCBs have been banned around the world for decades, they are still leaking into the seas. They become concentrated […]

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Maxim’s, Hong Kong’s largest restaurant chain, has been the target of several animal conservation groups for years over serving shark fin dishes to customers. Despite the chain’s claims to remove shark fin from all à la carte menus by 2017, an investigation revealed that its restaurants continued to serve shark fin in under-the-counter menus. Now, however, the […]

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Los Angeles, a city long associated with fashion and glamour, is all set to become the largest city in the States to ban the sale of fur products. Already, three other cities in California (including San Francisco) have banned fur products. The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously this week to direct the city attorney to […]

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Marine plastic pollution is killing sea animals at an alarming rate and a recent research by scientists just confirmed how even a single piece of plastic can prove deadly for creatures like sea turtles. There have been so many instances of turtles getting washed up on beaches tangled in plastic, their post-mortem reports revealing bellies […]

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A long-term study undertaken by the the Center for Ecology & Hydrology and the RSPB, Scotland, has found that the number of mountain hares on moorlands in the eastern Scottish Highlands has fallen dramatically to less than 1% of the levels recorded in 1950s. From 1954 to 1999, the mountain hare population on moorland sites decreased […]

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Two men, Andrew Renner, 41, and Owen Renner, 18, were charged with several crimes after allegedly shooting and killing a female black bear and her two ‘shrieking’ cubs inside a den in Alaska. The gruesome act was captured on a motion-activated video camera as the bears were part of a 3-year study by the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Department […]

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