Monday, November 19, 2018

Animal Rights

Animal Rights
A baby vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) is seen in a bicycle basket in Zanzibar

Monkey Business: Hungry ‘Vermin’ Steal Food from Ugandan Farmers

By Fredrick Mugira MBARARA, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) When Bwakatahwihire Buhikire moved to Nyarubungo village three decades ago, he hoped his family would be able...
Buffalo carcasses are seen in the Chobe river, Nambia, on the country's border with Botswana

400 Buffalo Drown after Stampede into River between Botswana and Namibia

GABORONE (Reuters)  Around 400 buffaloes drowned after stampeding into the Chobe River along the border between Botswana and Namibia, possibly while running away from lions,...
A pair of hippos swim in the waters of St Lucia estuary, South Africa

Zambia Revives Plan to Cull 2,000 Hippos over Next Five Years

LUSAKA (Reuters)  Zambia has revived plans it suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the controlled slaughter of up to 2,000...
Doctors move away from using live animals for trauma surgery training

Doctors Move Away from Using Live Animals for Trauma Surgery Training

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health)  An initiative to replace the use of live animals with a human simulator for trauma surgery practice got training programs in...
A herd of elephants is seen at the Singita Grumeti Game Reserve

Tanzanian Rangers Harness New Technology to Fight Poachers

By Jackson Njehia GRUMETI, Tanzania (Reuters)  In Tanzania's Grumeti Game Reserve, next to Serengeti National Park, elephants roam, rangers sleep more peacefully at night, and poachers...
Flames rise from confiscated pieces of ivory as they are burned along with illegal wildlife parts by Myanmar's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation in Naypyidaw, Myanmar

Myanmar Torches Illegal Wildlife Stockpile Worth $1.3 Million to Deter Smugglers

YANGON (Reuters) Myanmar authorities destroyed hundreds of seized elephant tusks, pangolin scales and other animal parts, worth a total of $1.3 million on the...
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