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Switzerland Bans Boiling Lobsters Alive – Because It’s Animal Cruelty

The Swiss government has enacted a new law banning the practice of boiling lobsters alive. As of March 2018, any lobsters (or other crustaceans) prepared for a meal in Switzerland must be stunned or killed before they are boiled. The basis of this law is Switzerland’s official recognition that lobsters are sentient beings with the ability to experience pain, and that recognition is also going to change the way they’re transported. From now on, Lobsters can no longer can be packed in ice for transit and storage. Instead, they’ll be kept in a natural environment of salty water. Switzerland is...

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Company Caught Drowning Live Pigeons Now Faces 25 Animal Cruelty Charges

Biological supply company Bio Corporation is facing 25 animal cruelty charges after being exposed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for unethical and illegal practices in their warehouse. Each of the 25 charges carries a fine of up to $1000. Based in Alexandria, Minnesota, the company obtains and sells the bodies of animals. The majority are destined for public school science classroom dissections. The evidence used to charge Bio Corp was secretly recorded by a representative of PETA, who went undercover as a worker within the company. The undercover employee obtained footage of entire crates of...

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VIDEO: Bird Frozen to A Fence Saved by Kind Rescuer

When he stopped to rest on a length of metal piping, this sparrow’s feet froze solid. Weighing in at just one ounce, he doesn’t have enough strength to get his feet unstuck from the frost so he can fly away. Luckily, the video-maker knew a trick to help his feathered friend out of this sticky situation. First, the kind rescuer places his hand around the nervous bird to stop him from hurting himself. You can see how the warm touch calms down the bird. Once the sparrow has stopped panicking, and his legs have had a moment to warm up...

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Belize Makes Giant Leap in Protecting the Ocean by Banning Oil Drilling

On December 29, oil drilling in the Belize barrier reef became a legal offense. Belize, South America, is home to the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere and is now a world leader in ocean sustainability. Following both national and global outcries against oil exploration in the reef, Belize now has permanently prohibited oil activities to protect the barrier reef from further deterioration. The activity of offshore oil exploration has now been banned within a kilometre either side of the Belize Barrier Reef system, as well as within the seven protected reef areas of the UNESCO world heritage...

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Orphaned Otter Feels So Much Better Cuddling with Her Stuffed Robin

A tiny, orphaned baby otter named Misty has been rescued by the Scottish SPCA in Fishcross after losing her family in a car accident. Spotted on the road by a caring family who were passing by, Misty was reported to the SPCA and relocated to the National Wildlife Rescue Centre where she is receiving specialist care from the team. Estimated to only be about 10 weeks old, there is no way that Misty could survive alone.  Mr Colin Seddon, manager of the National Wildlife Rescue Centre, reported that although the orphaned otter refused to bottle feed when she first arrived, she...

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VIDEO: Cat Abandoned for Having No Front Legs Now Has the Best Life

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W0z0406LkY?rel=0&showinfo=0]   Roux the cat was born with only two fully-formed legs. Although her hind legs developed normally in the womb, Roux’s front legs are “nubs” whose development was halted by a genetic defect. Her first owners gave her up when they realized she was unable to bury her waste in her litter box. Fortunately, vet clinic worker Jackie Deak Akey fell in love with Roux, and adopted her the moment she saw her! Roux, who is healthy aside from her congenital defects, has adapted to her unique condition and engages in the same daily activities as any other...

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Scientists Urgently Call for Cheetahs to be Recognized as Endangered

For a second year in a row, scientists are recommending that the status of cheetahs be changed from vulnerable to endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Using unexplored data-gathering methods to analyze the population of cheetahs, the study reveals a cheetah population 11% lower than the IUCN’s for the same region. The study results came from local information, photographs, and gathering over 20,000 observations on the free-range cheetah population in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe from 2010-2016. Estimating about 3,577 free-range adult cheetahs in these areas, a very high concentration of approximately 55% of the...

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VIDEO: Sailors Rescue Drowning Squirrel Struggling Desperately in the Water

When a group of sailors discovered a drowning squirrel stranded in a large lake, they sprung into action to save him. But the squirrel was too exhausted to grab onto a stick that the crew extended into the water in an attempt to help. At a lack for other options, one of the men jumped into the water and swam to the distressed critter, giving him a much-needed break from treading water. The rescuer kept the cold, tired squirrel dry as he swam back to the boat, where the relieved animal was able to relax and dry off in the...

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