More than a fifth of the world’s migratory animals are at risk of extinction due to climate change and human exploitation, a United Nations (UN) State of the World’s Migratory Species report revealed on Monday.
An elephant that escaped from South Africa’s Kruger National Park (KNP) on Saturday was killed after being chased by locals from a neighboring community.
The 15,500 animals, confined on a ship for 35 days, will be offloaded from the live animal export vessel MV Bahijah.
Animal welfare organizations are urgently appealing to the Japanese government to rescue a pod of at least thirteen orcas. The animals are trapped in floating ice off the coast of Hokkaido, northern Japan.
The H5N1 strain of bird flu killed over 200 penguin chicks and a few adults, according to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).
China has banned the direct and indirect import of cows, sheep, and related products from Iraq due to an outbreak of bluetongue disease, the General Administration of Customs announced.
Sheep have died on the live animal export ship MV Bahijah, currently docked off Western Australia’s coast with over 16,000 animals onboard. Their deaths are under investigation.
A 63-year-old woman died from bird flu in China, the government reported on Wednesday. She died from an infection of combined H3N2 and H10N5 strains of bird flu.
A ship carrying 16,000 animals for almost a month docked at a Perth port in Australia on Thursday. The vessel, MV Bahijah, transported 14,000 sheep and 2,000 cows from Australia to Israel but returned due to the threat of attack by Yemen’s Houthi militia.
Animal rights activists sprayed paint on a fountain in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo on Thursday to protest circus animal exploitation.