The seawater of the Upper Gulf in Chonburi province in Thailand has a jade-green color. The water is thick, slimy, and smells of dead fish – all indications that a plankton bloom is underway.
Italy killed almost 34,000 pigs at 12 farms in the northern region of Lombardy to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF), a spokesperson for the region said on Wednesday.
Authorities in Italy ordered the killing of ten pigs at the Cuori Liberi sanctuary in the province of Pavia. The animals, all rescued from farms, were killed on Wednesday.
The parliament in Lithuania overwhelmingly voted on Thursday to ban fur farming in the country. The legislation, which gained support from most parliamentarians, now awaits the President of Lithuania’s signature to become law.
The Finnish Food Authority has ordered the killing of all foxes and raccoon dogs at fur farms where bird flu has been detected; 109,000 foxes and 6,000 raccoon dogs will be killed.
Three seals, found entangled in discarded fishing nets, were rescued by beachgoers at West Coast National Park in South Africa.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Friday that American XL bully dogs would be banned in Britain by the end of the year. Sunak said he “shares the nation’s horror” regarding a series of dog attacks in recent weeks.
Iceland has temporarily halted the activities of one of its two whaling ships because it took too long to kill a fin whale, according to officials and the vessel’s owner on Friday.
An elephant was shot multiple times and hunted down by a hunting party in South Africa, violating the nation’s restrictions on trophy hunting of African elephants, according to animal welfare organization Humane Society International (HSI) Africa.
A Spanish team from “Bomberos Unidos Sin Fronteras” (United Firefighters Without Borders) arrived on Tuesday in Morocco with specialized sniffer dogs, joining the urgent rescue operations after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country.