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Surge in elephant and rhino poaching looms over UN wildlife summit

A surge in elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is the backdrop to the latest meeting of CITES – the UN’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in…

A surge in elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is the backdrop to the latest meeting of CITES – the UN’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in…

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Madrid: Thousand protesters call for an ban on bullfighting

Thousands rallied in Madrid on Saturday to call for an end to bullfighting, adding their voices to a growing animal rights movement that has prompted some local authorities to clamp down on the centur

Thousands rallied in Madrid on Saturday to call for an end to bullfighting, adding their voices to a growing animal rights movement that has prompted some local authorities to clamp down on the centur

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Thousands rally in Madrid against bullfighting

Several thousand animal rights activists have protested in central Madrid to demand a ban on bullfighting.

Several thousand animal rights activists have protested in central Madrid to demand a ban on bullfighting.

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Animal cruelty: is violence inherent to abattoirs?

Shocking hidden camera videos have reignited the debate on animal cruelty. We talk to a farmer, abattoir workers and a sociologist about the killing of animals for food.

Shocking hidden camera videos have reignited the debate on animal cruelty. We talk to a farmer, abattoir workers and a sociologist about the killing of animals for food.

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Watch: celebrities join shock campaign against dog killings in Asia

Several A-list celebrities including Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix, and several others have joined forces to release a video on the killings of dogs in China and other Asian…

Several A-list celebrities including Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix, and several others have joined forces to release a video on the killings of dogs in China and other Asian…

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Thailand raids Tiger Temple removing big cats

Wildlife officials removed 40 of 137 big cats held at the privately-run attraction, and planned to return to take the rest and re-house them in state-owned sanctuaries.

Wildlife officials removed 40 of 137 big cats held at the privately-run attraction, and planned to return to take the rest and re-house them in state-owned sanctuaries.

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Gorillas are the Good Guys

They are big, beautiful and in many ways just like us. Gorillas have gripped the world's attention since the killing of Harambe at Cincinnati Zoo after a small boy tumbled into his enclosure.

They are big, beautiful and in many ways just like us. Gorillas have gripped the world's attention since the killing of Harambe at Cincinnati Zoo after a small boy tumbled into his enclosure.

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Police to investigate Cincinnati Zoo gorilla shooting

Parents of boy who fell into gorilla enclosure to be investigated Animal activists file negligence complaint against zoo Wildlife expert defends shooting of gorilla Police are investigating an i

Parents of boy who fell into gorilla enclosure to be investigated Animal activists file negligence complaint against zoo Wildlife expert defends shooting of gorilla Police are investigating an i

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Circus lions rescued in South America arrive in new African home

More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia have been flown back Africa to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary

More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia have been flown back Africa to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary

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Kenya burns vast piles of elephant tusks

Kenya’s Uhuru and Gabon’s Bongo set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune

Kenya’s Uhuru and Gabon’s Bongo set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune

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US theme park Sea World stops breeding killer whales

Bowing to years of pressure from animal rights activists, US theme park operator SeaWorld said on Thursday (March 17) it would stop breeding killer

Bowing to years of pressure from animal rights activists, US theme park operator SeaWorld said on Thursday (March 17) it would stop breeding killer

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Thailand: Pandamonium!

Hundreds of pandas were on show in Bangkok as part of a campaign to promote conservation of the endangered animals and other wildlife.

Hundreds of pandas were on show in Bangkok as part of a campaign to promote conservation of the endangered animals and other wildlife.

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Trapped whale freed in Gulf of California

A 35 foot humpback while has been rescued by Sea Shepherd research crews in the Gulf of California. It had got trapped in an illegal gillnet, which

A 35 foot humpback while has been rescued by Sea Shepherd research crews in the Gulf of California. It had got trapped in an illegal gillnet, which

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Baywatch star causes chaos in French parliament over foie gras

Canadian-born actress Pamela Anderson, who is the former star of the popular Baywatch series, caused chaos in the French parliament when she

Canadian-born actress Pamela Anderson, who is the former star of the popular Baywatch series, caused chaos in the French parliament when she

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Australia 'disappointed' as Japan resumes whaling

Australia is not pleased with Japan's whaling but says the dispute should not hurt business ties between the two countries.

Australia is not pleased with Japan's whaling but says the dispute should not hurt business ties between the two countries.

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Japan's whaling fleet sets sail despite UN condemnation

Japan’s whaling fleet has set sail for the Antarctic on a three-month voyage, which the Japanese government claims is in the name of scientific

Japan’s whaling fleet has set sail for the Antarctic on a three-month voyage, which the Japanese government claims is in the name of scientific

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South Africa lifts ban on domestic rhino horn trade

South Africa’s ban on the local rhino horn trade has been lifted. The country’s High Court has found the country did not follow the correct

South Africa’s ban on the local rhino horn trade has been lifted. The country’s High Court has found the country did not follow the correct

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Man faces prison in Spain for battering his horse to death

A man in Spain has been given a record eight months in prison for killing a horse. Eugeni Sanchez was convicted of beating his horse, Sorky das Pont

A man in Spain has been given a record eight months in prison for killing a horse. Eugeni Sanchez was convicted of beating his horse, Sorky das Pont

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Angry scenes at Spanish bull-running event

There have been angry scenes at a controversial annual festival in a town in Northern Spain. In the town of Tordesillas in the province of

There have been angry scenes at a controversial annual festival in a town in Northern Spain. In the town of Tordesillas in the province of

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U.S. dentist who killed Cecil the lion returns to work

The American hunter who killed Zimbabwe’s beloved lion Cecil returned to his Minnesota dental practice on Tuesday (Sept. 8), where he was met by

The American hunter who killed Zimbabwe’s beloved lion Cecil returned to his Minnesota dental practice on Tuesday (Sept. 8), where he was met by

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Cecil: Mugabe blames 'foreign vandals'

The fallout from the death of Cecil the Lion continues. It is being reported that Zimbabwe has lifted the temporary ban on big-game hunting brought

The fallout from the death of Cecil the Lion continues. It is being reported that Zimbabwe has lifted the temporary ban on big-game hunting brought

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More American airlines ban hunting trophies

Two more American airlines have joined United and Delta in banning the transport of hunting trophies. US Airlines and American Airlines have now

Two more American airlines have joined United and Delta in banning the transport of hunting trophies. US Airlines and American Airlines have now

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Cecil the Lion: Zimbabwe calls for extradition of killer US dentist

Pressure is mounting for the extradition to Zimbabwe of the American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion. As protesters and petitions demand action

Pressure is mounting for the extradition to Zimbabwe of the American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion. As protesters and petitions demand action

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Cecil the lion: angry protesters gather outside Walter Palmer's office

The hunter has become the hunted… Dozens of protesters have gathered outside the office of American dentist Walter Palmer, who provoked international

The hunter has become the hunted… Dozens of protesters have gathered outside the office of American dentist Walter Palmer, who provoked international

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Charges brought over killing of Zimbabwe's famous 'Cecil'

The killing of Zimbabwe's famous lion called Cecil triggers revulsion over trophy hunting and internet abuse for the American who shot the animal.

The killing of Zimbabwe's famous lion called Cecil triggers revulsion over trophy hunting and internet abuse for the American who shot the animal.