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Wildlife presenter Chris Packham to film the indiscriminate shooting of migrating birds on Malta

Heading a self-funded camera crew, wildlife presenter Chris Packham will be filing nightly reports on YouTube of the events in Malta, as thousands of illegal hunters kill all manner of migrating birds as they pass over the island on their way from Africa to their European breeding grounds.

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news/2010_jan/seaworld Decision on SeaWorld postponed

San Diego’s SeaWorld has been given a year’s reprieve after the California State Assembly decided it needed more information before a decision can be made either way on the proposed ‘Blackfish’ bill. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, would ban shows featuring killer whales and captive breeding programmes.


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news/2010_jan/whaling International court rules Japanese whaling industry is illegal

Japan’s days of catching and killing more than 1,000 whales a year in the Antarctic are over as the ICJ rules the hunts are illegal under international law. Japan had claimed the hunts were legal as they were part of a scientific programme, but the court quashed this.

 


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news/2010_jan/grizzly_bear_2 Grizzly bear kill quota increases in Canada
As British Columbia prepares for its annual spring grizzly bear hunting season, researchers are protesting about the British Columbian Government's decision to open up areas that have been closed to hunting, increasing the grizzly bear kill quota from 1,700 to 1,800.

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news/2010_jan/elephant_web World’s biggest online ivory and whale meat retailer exposed

The Japanese retail giant Rakuten has been exposed as the world’s biggest online retailer for elephant ivory and whale meat products. The report by the Environment Investigation Agency revealed that the company’s Japanese website carries more than 28,000 ads for elephant ivory products and some 1,200 whale meat products ads.


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news/2010_jan/white_lion World marches to end the shooting of tame lions

A number of co-ordinated marches are due to take place around the globe tomorrow to protest against the cruel blood-sport of canned hunting, in which captive bred lions are shot by trophy hunters in South Africa. The Global March for Lions will see simultaneous marches taking place in 55 cities, beginning with the screening of a global prayer, led by Archbishop Tutu and his daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu, at each venue...

 


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