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At the Bouba N'Djida reserve in Cameroon about half of the elephants were recently killed by poachers.
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
A man whose duty was to protect the endangered animals has been arrested in connection with the killing and horn poaching of two rhinos.
At South Africa's Kruger National Park the worker was among four people who were arrested for the recent rhino poaching.
The parks department said that the ranger who was arrested is just one of the many park rangers who are currently striking for higher pay.
There animals literally may be extinct soon and since the beginning of 2012, 80 rhinos have already been poached!
This really needs to stop or else our children's children may never get the chance to see a real live rhino!!
Australia has opened the fourth inquest into the over 30 year old "a dingo ate my baby" case.
If you're unfamiliar with the story, back in 1980, while camping in the outback, a 9-week-old baby disappeared.
Her parents said a dingo grabbed her and ran off during the night.
Azaria Chamberlain, the baby, was never found and her mother was eventually convicted then cleared of her murder.
The biggest question that still remains today… was it actually a dingo attack?
A lawyer assisting the coroner on the case said:
"Although it [a dingo killing a child] may have been regarded as unlikely in 1980… it shouldn't be by 2011-12.
With the additional evidence in my submission, your honor should accept on the balance of probabilities that the dingo theory is the correct one."
It's amazing that this case has basically been unsolved for several decades.
Lindy Chamberlain, Azaria's mother said:
"It gives me hope this time that Australians will finally be warned and realize that dingoes are a dangerous animal.
I also hope that this will give a final finding which closes the inquest into my daughter's death, which so far has been standing open and unfinished."
Let's hope this inquest is the last one and once and for all closes the case so the family can finally have some peace.
Meredith Lowell, 27, from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is being held by federal authorities after soliciting the services of a hit man.
Was it to take out a cheating husband? Or maybe to get revenge on someone who greatly wronged her in the past?
She is charged with soliciting a hit man to fatally shoot or slit the throat of a random fur-wearer.
The FBI was notified back when she used an alias to create a Facebook page offering $830 to $850 for the hit.
That's an odd amount of money and a pretty low sum to get someone to MURDER someone for you.
The FBI had an employee posing as a potential hit man correspond with her via email where she offered to pay him $730 in jewelry or cash for the killing of a victim of at least 12-years-old but "preferably 14 years old or older."
Oh and also the victim should be killed outside a library near a playground in her hometown.
This is disgusting.
She wrote in an email:
"You need to bring a gun that has a silencer on it and that can be easily concealed in your pants pocket or coat.
… If you do not want to risk the possibility of getting caught with a gun before the job, bring a sharp knife that is (at least) 4 inches long, it should be sharp enough to stab someone and/or slit their throat to kill them. I want the person to be dead in less than 2 minutes."
She said that she wanted to be on site so she could distribute "papers" afterwards so she could bring attention to her beliefs.
She hoped to be arrested so she could be taken away from her home where she lives with her parents and brother who eat meat and eggs and wear leather and fur.
We are SOOOO glad that they caught this crazy lady before she had a child MURDERED!
Way to go, FBI!
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This is despicable.
Japan is spending 2.3 BILLION yen ($29 million) from its tsunami reconstruction budget to fund their annual whale
murdering spree hunt.
They are defending their actions by saying the money is helping to fund Japan's whaling industry as a whole, including some towns along the coast that were severely affected by the tsunami.
The money is supposed to help beef up security of the fleet to ensure "stable operation."
That basically means they're worried about the Sea Shepherd.
We think its terrible that they're pulling money away from disaster victims to go out and kill whales.
Let's hope the Sea Shepherd is ready to do what's needed of them to save the whales.
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In the UK, dishonest claims on pet insurance polices have quadrupled.
It is now the fastest growing area of insurance crime.
Figures from insurers show over $3,000,000 worth of pet insurance fraud.
Insurers believe frauds are owners getting rid of their pets, by selling or even killing it! Then they claim a payout for "early death." They believe some animals may have never even existed in the first place.
Other frauds are fake accidents to cover up pre-existing injuries or conditions that aren't covered by the policy.
Some scams even involve staging the disappearance of a pet because some policies payout for lost or stolen animals.
Experts believe some vets are even involved, claiming treatment that never occurred or billing insurance companies for more expensive procedures that were never actually performed!
A fraud investigator said:
"I am aware of cases were owners have maimed their animals in order to make claims on their policies."
A pet product manager said:
"The increase in detected pet insurance fraud is quite significant. Pet insurance fraud is costing companies more and will have an impact on other people's premiums in the future."
So idiots looking for a quick payout are actually making it harder for honest people to insure their pets, who may actually need it.
Thanks a lot, idiots.
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