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Malaysia seizes large shipment of rhino horn

Authorities in Malaysia have seized a large shipment of rhino horns thought to have an estimated black market value of around 3 million euros.

Authorities in Malaysia have seized a large shipment of rhino horns thought to have an estimated black market value of around 3 million euros.

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Moscow zoo sues after nude raccoon photoshoot

A Moscow petting zoo has filed a lawsuit against an advertising company for having rented a raccoon for a nude photoshoot

A Moscow petting zoo has filed a lawsuit against an advertising company for having rented a raccoon for a nude photoshoot

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Recent video of tigers chasing a drone has a dark backstory

A recent video that euronews reported on last Thursday in which Siberian tigers can be seen taking down a drone may not be as harmless as it first appeared.

A recent video that euronews reported on last Thursday in which Siberian tigers can be seen taking down a drone may not be as harmless as it first appeared.

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Anger after rat is strung up by its limbs

Images of a rat being strung-up by its limbs in China have been condemned as ‘heartbreaking’ by animal rights campaigners.

Images of a rat being strung-up by its limbs in China have been condemned as ‘heartbreaking’ by animal rights campaigners.

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Japan: force-fed fish furore

A good-luck ritual in Japan where fish are force-fed alcohol has prompted an outcry on social media.

A good-luck ritual in Japan where fish are force-fed alcohol has prompted an outcry on social media.

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Animal rights group buys LVMH shares to pressure it over skins

Peta has become a shareholder of French luxury goods maker LVMH so that it can pressure it to stop selling merchandise made from exotic skins.

Peta has become a shareholder of French luxury goods maker LVMH so that it can pressure it to stop selling merchandise made from exotic skins.

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Japanese skating rink causes uproar by freezing 5,000 dead fish in ice

Owners of a skating rink at Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu, Japan, came under fire for what they called an “Ice Aquarium”. The project

Owners of a skating rink at Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu, Japan, came under fire for what they called an “Ice Aquarium”. The project

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Trooper survives after home alone cats eat one another

A woman in Australia has been convicted of cruelty to animals after she abandoned 14 cats in her home in South Adelaide, Australia.

A woman in Australia has been convicted of cruelty to animals after she abandoned 14 cats in her home in South Adelaide, Australia.

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Bull set on fire during Spanish Toro Júbilo festival

Video released by PACMA, a Spanish political party focusing on animal rights, shows a bull being set alight at a festival in the Spanish town of Medinaceli.

Video released by PACMA, a Spanish political party focusing on animal rights, shows a bull being set alight at a festival in the Spanish town of Medinaceli.

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Video: Meet Pizza the world's 'saddest polar bear'

In a video released by animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI) last Thursday, Pizza, the world’s “saddest polar bear”, was purportedly

In a video released by animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI) last Thursday, Pizza, the world’s “saddest polar bear”, was purportedly

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Penguin paradise - world's largest marine park agreed for Antarctica

24 countries and the EU agree the 1.55 million square kilometre Ross Sea marine park will be protected from commercial fishing for three to five years.

24 countries and the EU agree the 1.55 million square kilometre Ross Sea marine park will be protected from commercial fishing for three to five years.

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World wildlife population drops almost two-thirds in 40 years

Global wildlife populations have fallen a staggering 58 percent between 1970 and 2012, according to a report by the WWF and the Zoological Society.

Global wildlife populations have fallen a staggering 58 percent between 1970 and 2012, according to a report by the WWF and the Zoological Society.

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Whale sanctuary plan is harpooned at the IWC

A group of countries, led by Japan, have blocked a move by South American and African states to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic.

A group of countries, led by Japan, have blocked a move by South American and African states to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic.

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Saving the whale - IWC meets in Slovenia

Dispute between Australia and Japan is likely to feature near the top of the agenda at the organisation's biennial congress

Dispute between Australia and Japan is likely to feature near the top of the agenda at the organisation's biennial congress

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Catalonia vows to defy Spain court ruling overturning bullfight ban

Pro-independence politicians and animal rights activists have condemned the Madrid court decision saying the region had no right to ban bullfighting.

Pro-independence politicians and animal rights activists have condemned the Madrid court decision saying the region had no right to ban bullfighting.

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Canada: Birthday party for two Pandas

It was party time for Chinese giant panda cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue as they celebrated their first birthday at the Toronto Zoo.

It was party time for Chinese giant panda cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue as they celebrated their first birthday at the Toronto Zoo.

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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.