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Poachers Slaughter Half The Elephants At An African Reserve

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At the Bouba N'Djida reserve in Cameroon about half of the elephants were recently killed by poachers.

Absolutely terrible!

The World Wide Fund for Nature said they sent in too few security personnel to take out the poachers.

As many as 200 elephants were killed

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Yao Ming Visits Animal Asia's Rescued Bile Farm Bears

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Yao Ming is a big fan of animals and trying to protect them.

He spearheaded the campaign against shark finning alongside Richard Branson.

He has most recently spoken out against bear bile farming.

So Yao and

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Avon And Estée Lauder Ordered Animal Testing

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PETA is calling for their supporters to boycott Avon and Estee Lauder make-up products ever since finding out they are using animal testing.

These companies have been "cruelty-free" for years now, decades even.

But it's recently been found out that in certain Asian countries, by law, the companies are forced to pay for additional safety testing, some of which has to be done on animals.

An Avon spokesperson said:

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Bo Derek Fighting To Ban Shark Fin Trade

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Actress Bo Derek has joined California lawmakers to fight for a bill that would ban selling, trading, or possessing shark fins, which are used in a soup that is a delicacy in many Asian cultures.

In order to get the fins, sharks are caught, then have their fins sliced off before they are thrown back into the ocean where they are left to die.

Bo calls shark-finning "a global environmental crisis" and says that "many stocks may be wiped out."

Thankfully, U.S. law restricts the shark fin trade, however, it has the largest market in California outside of Asia.

Quite startling for an illegal practice.

Keeping our fingers crossed that the bill is passed.

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Pet Lovers Victory, Chinese City Relents On Dog Ban

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Chinese City Bans Dogs As Pets

GREAT NEWS!!

Pet owners in Jiangmen China don't have to worry about the government taking their dogs from them (anymore)!!

Yesterday we posted the sad news that the city of Jiangmen city is outlawing pets and forcing pet owners to turn their dogs in to be sold to rural areas or euthanized.

THANKFULLY these monsters lawmakers have changed their minds - and it seems to have been international disapproval that did it!

The Asia regional director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare said:

"I am tremendously happy and proud to see that public uproar from within China stopped this unethical killing. In the past we were only able to stop some of the dog culls with international pressure."

We couldn't be happier!

Everyone should have the right to a cuddly companion!

[Image via WENN.]

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Unicorn Back From Extinction!

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Asia's Unicorn Is Getting A Home

Hoary!!!!!

The Arabian Oryx, whose distinctive horns are widely believed to have given rise to the unicorn legend, is back from the brink of extinction in the deserts of the Arabian peninsula.

About 1,000 of the wild Oryx unicorn now exist owing to nearly three decades of successful breeding, the Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature said Thursday.

Somewhere out there Ke$ha is totally excited for her most fav animal…. she's probs a little also drunk.

Unicorns coming back from extinction gives us hope that Dean Cain might someday reappear!

[Image via thirdage.com.]

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Happy 250th Anniversary, Vets!

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250th Anniversary Of Vets!

Aw!

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the veterinary profession the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumers and the World Organisation for Animal Health sponsored a world wide photo competition.

The five winners are:

Somenath Mukhopadhyay (Winner for Asia), Genoveva Kriechbaum (Winner for Middle East), Molly Feltner (Winner for Africa), Ariel Alejandro Corvalán Herrera (Winner for the Americas) and István Konyhás (Winner for Europe).

Enjoy the great photos below!

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