Undercover Investigation Reveals How A Single Chinese Town Is The World’s Largest Hub For Illegal Ivory

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science   An undercover investigation has revealed how a single small Chinese town has become the world’s largest hub for illegal ivory trafficking. The anonymous settlement in the backwaters of southern China has silently developed into a major center for smuggling ivory from Africa, with up to 20 criminal gangs now operating in the…

Grizzly Bears In Yellowstone National Park Lose Their Endangered Species Protection

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science  Grizzly bears that inhabit the wilderness of Yellowstone National Park may now want to tread carefully if they ever leave the reserve’s boundaries. The apex predators have just lost their endangered species status, which means it will now be legal to hunt the animals as trophies outside of the park. The decision was announced…

Animal Abusers Will Now Be Registered In A Database Like Sex Offenders

By: Simplemost Animal abuser registries are a big win for animal rights activists. In a huge win for animal lovers and animal rights activists, people convicted of being animal abusers will now be registered in online databases like sex offenders. These registries have been enacted in several states, including Tennessee, New York and Illinois. This…

Poachers Just Broke Into A Sanctuary To Kill Two Rescued Lions

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo The Lions had been rescued from abuse — and were best friends. On Sunday night, the unthinkable happened at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary, a refuge for animals rescued from abusive situations. Attackers broke into the sanctuary and killed two lions, José and Liso. Then they hacked off the lions’ heads, legs, and…

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