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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Animal rights group offers reward for Grand Canyon squirrel kicker

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 09:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse In Washington Reward offered for squirrel kicker Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has posted a US$15,000 reward for information ... Peta director Martin Mersereau in announcing the reward. "Animal abusers are bullies and cowards who look to victimise the most vulnerable, defenceless individuals available to them- human ...

  2. News - World - IRAN

    Iran picks Persian cat for proposed space mission

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... But the announcement of its planned foray into the atmosphere aboard Iran's Kavoshgar satellite carrier prompted an outcry from animal rights groups. The feline would be following in the footsteps ... to the primitive techniques of the 1950s," the animal rights group's spokesman Ben Williamson said. In January Iran claimed to have successfully launched a live monkey into space and have it land ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Sands casino in Singapore stops selling shark fin

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:32pm by AFP

    ... boycott of the contentious delicacy welcomed yesterday by animal rights activists. The casino, part of Las Vegas gaming magnate Sheldon Adelson's portfolio, said the removal of shark fin ... will also cease serving the dish. The casino is the latest among a string of Singapore-based companies to boycott shark fin consumption following years of lobbying by animal rights activists. ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese pet shop worker arrested for dumping 80 dogs in countryside

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... telling officers, "I regret what I've done", media reports said. A spokesman for Tochigi police said he was being questioned on suspicion of violating laws on animal rights, river ... reported, and all but eight of the animals died in the wooden crates he was using to transport them, initially with the intention of selling them. When he discovered so many had perished, he decided ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Jakarta aims to end the performing monkey trade

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 10:15pm by AFP

    ... in teeming, traffic-clogged Jakarta. But in recent years authorities and animal-rights groups have been stepping up efforts to crack down on the practice, and city governor Joko Widodo has now ... While Jakarta still has some way to go- animal-rights groups believe there are still about 200 performing monkeys in the city- activists have been encouraged by the swift start to the campaign. ...

  6. News - Asia - WHALING

    Conservationists fear Japan will continue whale slaughter with 'legal loopholes'

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:13pm by BLOOM, LA TIMES, AP, AFP

    ... whaling programme as its economies of scale might not be viable, he said. The UN court's ruling was cheered by environmentalists and animal rights advocates worldwide, even though the halt ... the same when you eat other types of animals." Watch: Japan says will honour ICJ whaling decision The International Court of Justice in The Hague said Japan's open-ended whale hunting ...

  7. News - World - HISTORY

    FBI's paranoia evident in full text of infamous letter to Martin Luther King

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 10:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Full text of infamous Kingletter shows FBI paranoia A vicious letter written by the FBI and sent to US civil rights champion Martin Luther King has been ... and the civil rights movement. According to the Times, it was written by one of Hoover's deputies, William Sullivan, and apparently was sent along with an audio recording containing evidence ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    The Little Prince theme park opens

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest. Back on solid ground, attractions include a mix of natural ones, such as petting animals, and the cutting-edge, including a 3D cinema and an interactive ... The Saint-Exupery family granted the rights for the park, the latest in a string of Little Prince-themed projects with an opera and feature length film also in the works. The park in the town of Ungersheim ...

  9. News - World - Animals

    Rare 'zonkey', result of zebra mating with donkey, draws crowds in Italy

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:43am by AFP

    ... of Martin the zebra mating with Giada the donkey, is drawing crowds to an exotic-animal shelter in the Italian city of Florence. Three-month-old Ippo is already a star and the owners of the farm say they have received requests for rights over his image, including one from a soft-toy company and another from Disney to make a cartoon. "It is very rare that a zebra and a donkey mate ...

  10. News - World - BRAZIL

    Video released of natives emerging from Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... as members of a group known as the Rio Xinane, at first emerged only briefly and then returned to the forest, said FUNAI official Carlos Travassos. "They were whistling and making animal ... team was sent to treat seven from the group. Rights group Survival International said the episode was extremely worrying, since influenza epidemics have wiped out entire tribes in the past. ...




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