Animals

The environmental law charity holding the EU accountable for overfishing

In 2013, European Union Member States signed a law promising to end overfishing by 2020 at the latest. Spoiler alert: they didn’t. A series of legal dominoes has now opened a path to changing that. It involves a lawsuit in Ireland, a decade-plus fight to make the EU compliant with a unique international treaty, and …

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Apiam Animal Health Limited (ASX:AHX) Acquisition of Hunter Equine Centre

Bendigo, Australia, Dec 1, 2022 – (ABN Newswire) – Appiam Animal Health Limited (ASX:AHX) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hunter Equine Center Pty Ltd (Hunter Equine Center (HEC), the Acquisition), a dedicated equine veterinary business located in the Upper Hunter Valley region of NSW. Hunter Equine Center operates a well-established equine clinic with …

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Animal cruelty worst in Geelong, Casey in Victoria as RSPCA releases interactive map

The most notorious spots for animal cruelty have been revealed as Victoria’s worst offenders are named and shamed on an interactive map The RSPCA has launched an interactive map showing animal cruelty rates in Vic New data shows number of reports from 2021/22, resulting in 68 guilty findings Geelong emerged as worst animal cruelty hotspot …

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Taronga Zoo lion escape: New video reveals how animals freed themselves from enclosure

The mystery of how five sneaky lions were able to escape their enclosure at Taronga Zoo has been solved after new CCTV footage captured the exact moment they wriggled free. The vision showed lion cubs Luzuko, Zuri, Khari and Malika and adult male Ato sniffing around the edge of the fence at about 6.30am on …

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Most Brits Believe Factory Farming Prioritizes Money Over Animal Welfare And The Planet

A majority of UK adults think that the factory farming sector disregards the climate crisis and animal welfare in favor of higher profit margins, new research has found. Animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) commissioned YouGov to conduct research into public opinion surrounding existing farming systems. The data revealed that 69 percent of …

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‘Extinction is on the table’: Jaron Lanier warns of tech’s existential threat to humanity | Technology

Jaron Lanier, the eminent American computer scientist, composer and artist, is no stranger to skepticism around social media, but his current interpretations of its effects are becoming darker and his warnings more trenchant. Lanier, a dreadlocked free-thinker credited with coining the term “virtual reality”, has long sounded dire sirens about the dangers of a world …

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Tropical wildlife follows the same daily pattern

image: A southern pig-tailed macaque makes its feelings known to a camera trap in one of millions of photos analyzed for a new study led by a Rice University visiting student. The study found striking similarities in how rainforest animals across the world spend their days. view Moree Credit: Courtesy of Lydia Beaudrot/Conservation International HOUSTON …

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CT scans of toothed bird fossil leads to jaw-dropping discovery | Fossils

Fossil experts have called the goose a key tenet in avian evolution after finding a premodern bird from more than 65m years ago that could move its beak like a modern fowl. The toothy animal was discovered in the 1990s by an amateur fossil collector at a quarry in Belgium and dates to about 66.7m …

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Sharks win key protections at the world wildlife summit

Panama City, PanamaSharks, reptiles, and songbirds were among the hundreds of species that received new or increased global protections at a contentious two-week summit on the international wildlife trade. The meeting, attended by more than 160 countries from November 14 to 25, reaffirmed international commitments to ban cross-border sales of almost all elephant ivory and …

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