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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.

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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.