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Celebrating World Elephant Day

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Happy World Elephant Day! This global campaign was founded in 2012 to shine a light on the delicate state of elephant populations across the globe. In addition to habitat loss and exploitation, poaching for the ivory trade is one of the most difficult issues conservationists must face to protect these gentle giants. But […]

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Cruelty Cannot Be Concealed: Judge Lifts Idaho Ag-Gag Law

(AG-GAG LAWS/FACTORY FARMING) IDAHO — This week, in a major victory for factory farm animals, a federal judge ruled Idaho’s ag-gag law–which prohibits undercover investigations of agricultural operations–as unconstitutional. The misguided law was passed last year in response to Mercy For Animals footage revealing horrific conditions and unspeakable cruelty to animals at an Idaho dairy […]

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International Tiger Day: Saving Tigers In Crisis

(TIGERS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, July 29 marks International Tiger Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness for tiger conservation. However, considering the world has lost approximately 97 percent of all wild tigers in just over 100 years, every day should be Tiger Day! — Global Animal

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Walter Palmer (left) illegally tracked and killed Cecil the legendary lion in Zimbabwe last month. Here, he poses beside one of his many trophy hunts. Photo Credit: Telegraph UK

WANTED: Legendary Lion’s Killer Confirmed

(TROPHY HUNTING/ANIMAL NEWS) Cecil the lion was considered one of the most famous wild animals in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park before he was shot and killed by an American trophy hunter earlier this month. Sources are confirming Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota with a criminal poaching history, is the 13-year-old lion’s killer. The […]

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African Nations use elephant poaching as a form of income. Photo credit: Jo Crebbin/Shutterstock

The End Of The Elephant? Film Seeks To Save Species

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/ELEPHANTS) Poaching and ivory trading poses serious ethical challenges for wildlife conservationists and animal activists. Studies show if current poaching trends continue, the African Elephant will be extinct within the next decade. It’s crucial to expose this pressing issue to help save the species as we know it. One feature documentary–set to be released […]

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Bill To Ban Cosmetic Testing Brings Animals Justice

(ANIMAL TESTING) Tests that use animals to determine the safety of human cosmetic products such as lipstick, perfume, and eyeliner, are killing thousands of animals in the U.S. each year. If the lab animals do not die from such experiments, industries typically kill the animals afterward. Last week, Congress passed the Humane Cosmetics Act, which […]

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