Migratory animals at risk of extinction, new UN Report finds

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.

Elephant killed after entering village in South Africa

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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.

Ship in Australia to offload 15,500 animals

The 15,500 animals, confined on a ship for 35 days, will be offloaded from the live animal export vessel MV Bahijah.

Massive call to rescue orcas trapped in ice near Japan

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.

Bird flu kills 200 penguin chicks near Antarctica

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 bans imports of Iraq animals due to bluetongue disease

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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 dead on ship in Australia, fate of thousands remains uncertain

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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.

Woman dies from bird flu in China 

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.

New footage shows 16,000 animals stuck on ship in Australia (VIDEO)

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.

Protest against circus animal exploitation in Rome

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Animal rights activists sprayed paint on a fountain in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo on Thursday to protest circus animal exploitation.