サイとゾウが組織犯罪の標的に

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Mon, 11/19/2012
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4件の記録的な違法象牙の押収に引き続き、先週末、南アフリカで8頭のサイが残忍に殺されたことで、アフリカの野生生物に対する営利目的の容赦ない残酷な攻撃にまた注目が集まっています。

8頭のサイ(大人7頭と子供1頭)は南アフリカの北西州の飼育場で射殺され、ナタで切りつけられ、角を切り取られていました。恐ろしいことにサイは目と耳を切断され、1頭の雌は生殖器を切除されていました。

今回の殺害により、2012年に南アフリカで殺害されたサイは558頭となり、2011年の448頭、2010年の333頭から増加しました。先週、南アフリカの裁判所は野生生物関連の犯罪に対してこれまでで最も重い判決を下し、サイの角を販売して有罪となったタイ人に40年の刑を宣告しました。

「角目的のサイの殺害は単独の犯罪ではなく、国境を越えた組織的な野生生物犯罪が関与する複雑な問題です」と国際動物福祉基金(IFAW- www.ifaw.org)の南アフリカ地域事務局長兼ゾウプログラム部長、ジェイソン・ベルは言います。

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南アフリカ、ケープタウン
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クリスティーナ・プレトリウス(IFAWアフリカ南部)
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+27 21 701 8642
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+27 82 330 2558
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IFAW、自然災害や非常時に動物を救助するためディズニーから25万ドルの補助金を受け取る

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Thu, 11/15/2012
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国際動物福祉基金(www.ifaw.org)は今日、災害から動物を救助する活動を支援し、IFAWやパートナーが非常時に救助隊員を派遣するために、ディズニー野生生物保護基金から25万ドルの補助金を受け取ることを発表しました。

「ディズニーは、世界を動物にとってより良くするというIFAWの使命をこれまでも熱心に支援してくれました」とIFAW緊急救援部長、イアン・ロビンソンは言います。「私達は今後も協力し続け、苦しんでいる動物を救助するために必要ならどこにでも行くことを楽しみにしています。」

10年以上の間、ディズニー野生生物保護基金(DWCF)はIFAWの被災動物救助活動を支援するために補助金を提供してくれました。その中にはハリケーン「サンディ」と「カトリーナ」、アジアの津波、ハイチの大地震なども含まれます。ディズニーの支援によって、ゾウやトラから家庭のペットまで、大小様々な動物を非営利で保護することができました。

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米マサチューセッツ州ヤーマスポート
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シンシア・カーソン(IFAW US)
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+1 (202) 536-1921
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From his hospital bed, man dismisses tiger attack as 'not a big deal'

Incident date: 
Fri, 08/08/2008
Date reported: 
Fri, 08/08/2008
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Fri, 08/08/2008 (All day)
City: 
Richmond
State: 
Illinois
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Human Injury
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From his hospital bed, man dismisses tiger attack as 'not a big deal'
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From his hospital bed, man dismisses tiger attack as 'not a big deal'
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An animal trainer was practicing an act at the Hawthorn Corporation when a tiger he was working with attacked him. The man suffered a puncture wound on this knee, a bite wound on his arm, and several scratches.

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune
Author: 
Carolyn Starks and Jeff Long

Man sues animal facility, says tiger attacked him

Incident date: 
Fri, 06/15/2007
Date reported: 
Fri, 06/15/2007
Date Published: 
Fri, 06/15/2007 (All day)
City: 
Richmond
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
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Man sues animal facility, says tiger attacked him
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Man sues animal facility, says tiger attacked him
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A man alleged he was mauled by a tiger while visiting Hawthorn facility to take pictures with tiger cubs. He was invited into an arena where fourteen tigers were being trained and, while in the arena, one tiger attacked him. The man suffered severe injuries to his legs.

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune

Lincoln Park keeper safe after attack in lion pit

Incident date: 
Fri, 09/10/2004
Date reported: 
Fri, 09/10/2004
Date Published: 
Fri, 09/10/2004 (All day)
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Injury
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Lincoln Park keeper safe after attack in lion pit
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Lincoln Park keeper safe after attack in lion pit
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A zookeeper with 15-years of experience found herself in an enclosure with lions at Lincoln Park Zoo. She radioed for help and other zoo workers quickly responded to the scene. Zoo workers sprayed the tigers with fire extinguishers directing them into a different enclosure.

Publication: 
Chicago Tribune
Author: 
William Mullen and Patrick Rucker

Lion Attacks, Kills Hardin County Man

Incident date: 
Sat, 02/14/2004
Date reported: 
Sat, 02/14/2004
Date Published: 
Sat, 02/14/2004 (All day)
City: 
Elizabethtown
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Death
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Lion Attacks, Kills Hardin County Man
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Lion Attacks, Kills Hardin County Man
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A 52-year-old man, who ran an exotic wildlife preserve with his wife, was fatally mauled by a lion after entering the lion's cage. The man's body was found a few feet from the cage with lacerations on his head and thigh. The wife later returned home and saw a lion roaming freely outside of the enclosure with her husband no where to be found. The lion also killed their pet dog.

Publication: 
The Southern Illinoisan
Author: 
Becky Malkovich

Illinois animal keeper killed in tiger attack

Incident date: 
Wed, 04/02/2003
Date reported: 
Wed, 04/02/2003
Date Published: 
Wed, 04/02/2003 (All day)
City: 
Hennepin
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Human Death
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Illinois animal keeper killed in tiger attack
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Illinois animal keeper killed in tiger attack
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A 32-year-old animal keeper entered a tiger pen at an animal compound in which two tigers were kept. One of the tigers attacked and fatally mauled the man. Police shot and killed both tigers kept in the pen. This incident followed a similar incident at the Nature Exotic Cats Sanctuary on May 26, 2002.

Publication: 
AP Worldstream
Author: 
Associated Press

Police shoot, kill escaped tiger Animal fled from owners at B-N truck shop

Incident date: 
Sun, 09/29/2002
Date reported: 
Sun, 09/29/2002
Date Published: 
Sun, 09/29/2002 (All day)
City: 
Bloomington
State: 
Illinois
Category: 
Escape
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Police shoot, kill escaped tiger Animal fled from owners at B-N truck shop
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Police shoot, kill escaped tiger Animal fled from owners at B-N truck shop
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A tiger escaped from a trailer at the Travel America Truck Stop. The tiger's owner stopped at the truck stop and was trying to provide the tiger with some water when the cat escaped. The tiger was shot and killed.

Publication: 
The Pantagraph
Author: 
Megan Hopper

Private zoo operator loses ID Supreme Court fight

Incident date: 
Mon, 12/28/2009
Date reported: 
Mon, 12/28/2009
Date Published: 
Mon, 12/28/2009 (All day)
City: 
Boise
State: 
Idaho
Category: 
Human Injury
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Private zoo operator loses ID Supreme Court fight
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Private zoo operator loses ID Supreme Court fight
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While visiting a menagerie in 2003, a toddler was pounced on by a 170-pound tiger cub.

Publication: 
The Columbian
Author: 
Associated Press

Tiger Escapes Honolulu Zoo Enclosure

Incident date: 
Fri, 02/22/2008
Date reported: 
Fri, 02/22/2008
Date Published: 
Fri, 02/22/2008 (All day)
City: 
Honolulu
State: 
Hawaii
Category: 
Escape
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Tiger Escapes Honolulu Zoo Enclosure
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Tiger Escapes Honolulu Zoo Enclosure
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A Sumatran tiger escaped its enclosure at Honolulu Zoo. It is believed that an employee accidentally left an exhibit door open.

Publication: 
Fox News
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Fox News