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Thursday, February 23, 2017
 

House passes NRA-backed bill legalizing the killing of bear cubs in wildlife refuges

“Killing hibernating bears, shooting wolf pups in their dens, and chasing down grizzlies by aircraft and then shooting them on the ground is not the stuff of some depraved video game.”

This park in India is shooting poachers to protect rhinos

The policy is heavily controversial. Not all of those that have been shot are poachers.

Hundreds of whales stranded on New Zealand beach

Whale stranding is quite common in this area around this time of year, but the recent numbers are shocking.

France passes controversial bill making cameras mandatory in all slaughterhouses

The French national assembly voted on Friday to monitor slaughterhouse practices and worker behavior to prevent animal cruelty as well as hygiene and safety violations.

Tell Canada to stop the commercial seal hunts

Put your voices together and tell them that that is what the people want.

President Obama denies all permits for dangerous testing in the Atlantic

The government estimates over 138,000 marine mammals, including dolphins and whales, would be injured and disturbed if seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic were to take place.

PETA responds to death of ‘Blackfish’ orca

SeaWorld still holds 22 other orcas in captivity at its three facilities in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego.

China to ban ivory trade by the end of the year

China had already committed to banning ivory trade, but committing to a timetable of action has really surprised many.

In historic move, China announces ban on ivory trade by end of 2017

More than 20,000 elephants were killed for their ivory last year, leaving only about 415,000 remaining.

10 most important environmental stories of 2016

No matter how much ink and airtime they earned, all of these stories revealed some larger trend about the state of the environment and environmental advocacy.