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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 - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal Hindus begin traditional mass slaughter of animals

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 02:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bariyapur Hindus begin mass animal slaughter Hindu worshippers yesterday started slaughtering thousands of animals in a remote corner of Nepal to honour their goddess of power, defying protests from animal rights activists. Sword-wielding devotees were set to turn the village of Bariyapur near the Indian border into the world's largest abattoir ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists create fabric that mimics octopus camouflage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... of cephalopod skin. "Adaptive camouflage is extremely important to this animal group," explained Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Cephalopods have evolved the ability to quickly survey their surroundings and turn on the right camouflage pattern, choosing from three to five basic templates in their repertoire. "Within ...

  8. News - World - FRANCE

    Foie gras producers in France pledge to rear birds in a more humane way

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... by animal-rights activists, French foie gras producers are admitting they may have gone too far. They have vowed changes to how ducks and geese are reared, and their livers fattened. They are also ... to improve production to be more competitive and maybe went too far," she said. Animal-rights activists have carried out a sustained campaign against foie gras- literally "fatty liver" ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Armed only with a sickle, Indian widow, 56, fights and kills leopard

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... bandaged and a livid scar across her right cheek. "I got hold of my sickle and fought with it. That's when the leopard was killed." Devi, who was widowed a few years ago, told ... a leopard that had attacked his sister. The animals are increasingly venturing into populated areas as their habitat becomes depleted. Video footage from Mumbai last year showed a leopard creeping ...

  10. News - World

    Girl, four, survives 11 days in freezing and bear-infested Siberian forest

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:43am by AFP

    ... to send search dogs on its trail. "We were sure that the puppy was next to the little girl all this time, warming her at night and scaring away wild animals," rescuer Afanasiy Nikolayev ... of the regional rescue service said: "She asked for water and food right away. It's simply incredible that she was found safe with so much wildlife in the forest." The girl said she ate ...




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