Politics

GlobalAnimal.org's POLITICS section covers animal laws and animal welfare legislation in governments worldwide.

Russia And China Sign Agreement To Rebuild Siberian Tiger Population

(TIGER) RUSSIA/CHINA — Russia and China celebrate the year of the Tiger by creating the first protected area Siberian (Amur) tigers. Read what this means for 20 of the world's remaining 450 Amur tigers and other endangered species. — Global Animal

Scotland’s New Hunting Restrictions Are A License To Kill

(POLITICS) SCOTLAND — New hunting restrictions crack down on off-season hunting, but that's cold comfort to anyone who values life over blood 'sport.' The new rules entirely remove the need for a hunting license. Extra points for hitting both the cruel and stupid  bullseye. — Global Animal

PETA Opening Office In Middle East (And What Do You Think Of PETA?)

(ANIMAL RIGHTS) — PETA is opening an office in the United Arab Emirates. Read about PETA's initial plans as well as Global Animal's position on PETA. You either love them or hate 'em. Please tell us what you think! — Global Animal

How Humane Is Your Politician?

Sure, politician jokes are easy, but knowing if your legislators support animal welfare or not isn't a laughing matter. That's why we at Global Animal are thrilled with The Humane Society's new 'Humane Scoreboard.' The easy online tool gives a real-time snapshot of where U.S. Senators and Representatives stand on animal protection legislation, votes and policies. There's a groundswell of change underfoot in the way animals are treated and regarded.Which side of history is your politician on? Find out at: http://humanescoreboard.org/

Government Takes Over Management of Indonesia’s ‘Zoo of Death’

JAKARTA - Finally, hopeful news for the 4,200 animals at Jakarta's horrific zoo. Indonesia's Forestry Ministry has taken over management of Surabaya Zoo following the death of hundreds of animals, including a Sumatran tiger and other endangered species.

Who Are You Wearing?: House Passes Truth In Fur Labeling Act

(POLITICS) — The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act to upgrade the nearly 60-year-old federal fur labeling law that has so many loopholes it fails anyone who objects to wearing pelts. As the adage goes, ' The only one who needs a mink coat is a mink.' The new labeling act helps inform shoppers who agree. — Global Animal

What Bull: Spain’s Opposition Party Trying To Revoke Bullfighting Ban

MADRID- Although bullfighting was recently banned in the Catalonia region, some politicians want the bloody spectacle to return and revoke Catalonia's epic success. Cruelty is 'culture'? That's B.S...

Farmers Lament Deers’ Cuteness As Public Resists Deer Cull ( aka Killing)

CANADA-Farmers frustrated with deer eating their crop call for a cull (aka killing) to diminish the deer population and damages to crop. Here's an easier, less bloody solution: Use a fence or netting!

Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson Responds To Bethune Verdict (VIDEO)

(VIDEO) Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson upon hearing Pete Bethune was given a suspended prison sentence. — Global Animal

Whaling Activist Pete Bethune Gets Suspended Jail Term

(WHALING) Anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune has been given a two-year prison sentence, suspended for five years, by a Japanese court. — Global Animal

Anti-Whaling Activist Pete Bethune Won’t Get Jail Time

(WHALING) Bethune was given a two-year sentence, suspended for five years, by a Tokyo court. It is expected the 45-year-old New Zealander will be released today after already serving five months in detention in Tokyo while his case was being heard. — Global Animal

Bethune’s Fate To Be Determined In Next 24 Hours

(WILDLIFE) — Peter Bethune has been in jail in Japan since February, after he boarded a japanese whaling ship and attempted to arrest the captain. He faces up to 2 years in prison. — Global Animal

Thousands of Bear Paws Smuggled At Russia-China Border

(ILLEGAL ANIMAL TRADE) RUSSIA — The recent opening of the Russia-China border is having a negative effect: a rise in bear paw smuggling. — Global Animal

Anti-Whaling Activist Says Duh! Attempt To Stop Japanese Whaling Was Intentional!

JAPAN– Captain Paul Watson responds to Japan's arrest warrant against him for recently ordering his crew to obstruct Japanese whaling operations. Spoiler alert: he's not sorry.

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