Spanish Police Seize More than 1000 Illegal Taxidermy Animals

Fourth EstateSpanish officials inspect taxidermy animals seized in Bétera, a town north of Valencia, Spain - Spanish Civil Guard

Police forces in Spain have discovered one of Europe’s biggest taxidermy hauls, a private collection of over 1,000 stuffed animals — including rhinos, elephants, and polar bears — at a giant warehouse. Spain’s Civil Guard said in a statement that …

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Koala Massacre Suspects Charged with Hundreds of Animal Cruelty Charges

The Victorian Conservation Regulator has issued Tuesday more than 250 animal cruelty charges against a landowner and two businesses over a mass killing of koalas at a former timber plantation in the state’s southwest last year. Twenty-one koalas were found …

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey to Return Without Animal Acts

After the “Greatest Show On Earth” ceased operations four years ago, organizers hope to resurrect the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus but without animal performances. According to Nicole Zimmerman, a spokesman for Feld Entertainment Inc. of Ellenton, Florida, …

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Fashion Magazine Elle Bans Animal Fur in All Its Titles

Fashion magazine Elle announced on Dec. 2 that it has pledged to ban the promotion of animal fur in all its editorial and advertising content worldwide. At the 2021 Voices conference organized by The Business of Fashion publication in Oxfordshire, …

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey to Return Without Animal Acts

After the “Greatest Show On Earth” ceased operations four years ago, organizers hope to resurrect the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus but without animal performances. According to Nicole Zimmerman, a spokesman for Feld Entertainment Inc. of Ellenton, Florida, …

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UK Groceries Urged to Boycott Faroese Seafood Due to Dolphin Slaughter

British supermarkets have been called to stop selling seafood from Faroe Islands after hunters in the area slaughtered 1,428 dolphins earlier this month. The grind, or the “Grindadrap” in Faroese, is the yearly hunting of sea animals, dominantly whales, which …

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South Korean President Moon Jae-In Considers Ban on Eating Dog Meat

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 27 raised the possibility of banning dog meat consumption in the country where it is a traditional practice, but it has been dwindling in recent years. “Hasn’t the time come to prudently consider …

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Local Australian Council Kills Rescue Dogs, Including 10 Puppies, Over COVID-19 Restrictions

A local government in rural Australia fatally shot dogs on their way to another town’s animal shelter, fearing that the shelter’s employees would spread the coronavirus by traveling to pick up the animals. According to Bourke Shire Council’s watchdog, the …

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