According to media reports a shipment of 4,470 saiga antelope horns from 2,235 animals were seized last week by Chinese police and customs officials along the border between Kyrgyzstan and China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Chinese officials h Read more »
The Huntsman of the Seavington Hunt today admitted an offence of hunting a fox with dogs at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court.
Huntsman David Parker (18/1/74) of Seavington St Mary, Ilminster pleaded guilty to the Hunting Act offence which took place i Read more »
Statement from: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement today that it will destroy the U.S. stockpile of illegal ivory – 6 tons of it seized by U.S Read more »
In a case led by Auburn Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the United States Attorney’s Office, 367 dogs were rescued from sites in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia last week. The operation is believed to be the second-larg Read more »
World Dog Day (August 26th) celebrates the bond between humans and dogs that has evolved over thousands of years in cultures all over the world. Dogs are highly adapted to living with and understanding humans. While this makes them wonderful companio Read more »
Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory slap on the wrist or fine from Kenya’s courts.
So yesterday’s handing down of a two year and seven month jail sentenc Read more »
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister.
According to media reports the trafficker, Emile N Read more »
During a two day workshop led by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in partnership with Veterinarians Without Borders-Canada (VWB) and the Municipality of Puerto Natales, over 20 individuals representing local sectors including the muni Read more »
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January.
This morning’s seizure was the second in one mont Read more »
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In the news
Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety – read more.
Philip Mansbridge, UK director in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.” – read more.
Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com: “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.
Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.
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