Global Animal Welfare — December 2023 Scientists unearth secrets of the world’s smallest porcupine species The man who made a pact with wild bees in Colombia’s Amazon Poverty and plantations: Nigerian reserve struggles against the odds How Polka Dots Help African Penguins Stand Out From the Crowd – Atlas Obscura Barred Owl to the Rescue! – CounterPunch.org Scientists are pining to save the endangered whitebark tree | The Narwhal The Wolverine Receives Much-Needed Endangered Species Act Protections Following Decades Of Litigation – World Animal News Animal Activist & Attorney Wayne Hsiung Sentenced To Three Months In Jail For Rescuing Sick Animals From Factory Farms – World Animal News Legal Petition Seeks Ban On Shooting Wolves From Helicopters In Idaho’s National Forests – World Animal News Undercover Investigation Exposes Petland In Michigan Selling Sick Puppies Sourced From Puppy Mills – World Animal News JKL Freight Cited By Feds After Leaving 336 Endangered Macaques In Blazing Hot Temps On Airport Tarmac In Atlanta – World Animal News We are not doing enough to save the apes, Jane Goodall says What’s Killing Migratory Birds? A New Tracking System May Offer Clues. – Mother Jones Victory! Italian Airline, ITA Airways Will Prohibit The Transportation Of All “Hunting Trophies” On All Flights – World Animal News Biden can tip the (pangolin) scales on China’s illegal wildlife trade (commentary) New volcano toad from Mount Kenya reveals an ancient lineage Bottlenose Dolphins Become One Of Few Known Mammals With A “Seventh Sense” | IFLScience Meet Bowie, The Super Rare Half-Male, Half-Female, Half-Blue, Half-Orange Lobster | IFLScience Orca Spa Video Becomes World-First Footage Of An Incredibly Rare Behavior | IFLScience Ontario to ban puppy mills, introduces legislation to curb ‘bad actors’ | CBC News Robotic insect reveals evolutionary secrets of the fastest flapping fliers A Tree-Dwelling Shrimp Has Been Discovered In The Cyclops Mountains | IFLScience Mice Have Passed The Mirror Test, Suggesting They Might Have Self-Recognition | IFLScience Super Rare Pregnant Megamouth Shark Washes Up In The Philippines | IFLScience Wolverines Protected Under the ESA. Here is the Rest of the Story – CounterPunch.org Indigenous-led conservation in B.C.’s Great Bear Sea gets $60 million injection – Vancouver Island Free Daily Effects of military’s live-fire training noise on marine mammals need more research, B.C. scientist says | CBC News Victory! Wildlife-Killing M-44 Cyanide Bombs Banned On 245 Million Acres Of U.S. Public Lands – World Animal News Amazonian expedition searches out rare ‘fish from the clouds’ Zaps From Electric Eels Might Transfer DNA To Other Animals | IFLScience Mary Cummins Wildlife Rehabilitation Animal Advocates News Los Angeles California: Los Angeles City Bans Rodeo, Charreria in City by Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates 1.8 Tons Of Ivory Destroyed In France Following Successful Campaign Encouraging People To Hand Over Ivory Items – World Animal News 14,000 Feral Horses To Be Culled In Australia As Aerial Shooting Method Reinstated | IFLScience Vampire Finches Live On Wolf Island And Have A Very Strange Diet | IFLScience Gaza farmer forced to leave animals behind “No one feeds them” Mexico Supreme Court cancels 2022 bullfighting ban Japanese butterflies take flight by integrating human communities in their conservation World’s Oldest Living Land Animal, Jonathan The Tortoise, Celebrates 191st Birthday | IFLScience Macaques in the midst WANTED! $26,500 Reward Offered For Information Regarding Two Separate Illegal Wolf Killings In Oregon – World Animal News Farmers are driving Canada’s latest carbon price debate | The Narwhal The Fight to Protect an Ecosystem in War-Torn Ukraine – Mother Jones Fighting for Wildlife in a Time of War | Hakai Magazine Oldest known wild bird, Wisdom, is back! EU’s new proposed animal transport law is a missed opportunity How a group in Ecuador protects 10% of the world’s bird species Shining a spotlight on the wide-roaming sand cat ‘king of the desert’ Hong Kong to kill 900 pigs after African swine fever outbreak Australian Housemates Find 1,150 Unique Species by Surveying Their Backyard – EcoWatch Extemely Rare Black Tiger Caught On Camera The Paradox of Salmon Hatcheries | Hakai Magazine Seabirds Can Help Predict the Size of Fish Stocks—If Only We’d Listen | Hakai Magazine Wolves through the ages: A journey of coexistence, conflict, and conservation Strangers Sent Over 60 Pairs of Tiny Shoes For a Chicken With Missing Toes Podcast: Ol Pejeta Rhino Cemetery – Atlas Obscura Sperm whale stranded in Australia Canada to Offer Incentives to Beef Cattle Farms to Lower Methane Emissions – EcoWatch California’s Central Valley Chinook Are Getting Lost on Their Way Home | Hakai Magazine Marineland beluga whale moved to U.S. aquarium dies | CTV News Dozens Of Dogs Saved From Dog Meat Slaughterhouse In Vietnam After Owner Had A Change Of Heart & Wanted To Stop The Cruel Trade – World Animal News Asha The Mexican Gray Wolf Was Captured Again In New Mexico After Wandering Outside Of Arbitrary “Designated Zone” – World Animal News To protect its iconic condors, an entire Bolivian town declared itself a reserve SETI Haven’t Found Aliens So They Chatted With A Humpback Whale Instead | IFLScience In World First, Horned Oryx Upgraded from Extinct in Wild to Endangered Owing to Decades of Zoo Work Why do these mosquitoes keep perching on the nostrils of frogs who want to eat them? | CBC Radio Heartbreaking Images Surface As 100 Elephants Have Died In Zimbabwe Due To Severe Drought – World Animal News A Slaughterhouse In Vietnam That Killed Up To 300 Cats Per Month For The Cat Meat Trade Shuts Its Doors For Good – World Animal News Victory! Governor Hochul Signs Bill That Will Prevent New York Horses From Being Sold & Transported For Slaughter – World Animal News Bringing the forgotten small wildcats of Latin America into the light Tap Dancing Spider Lost To Science For 92 Years Rediscovered In Portugal | IFLScience Bird flu kills nearly 1000 seals and sea lions in Brazil Set them free! – A Voice of Sentience | Facebook Shocking: Wolves, Bobcats & Lynxes Are Farmed for Fur in Canada – Animal Justice The Story of the Indigenous Wool Dog Told Through Oral Histories and DNA | Hakai Magazine Orphaned bear cub safely rescued from residential Princeton street – Vancouver Island Free Daily Tropical bird spotted far from home in Laval, Que. | CTV News Birders atwitter as rare summer tanager makes flashy first-ever appearance near Victoria, B.C. | CBC News New Settlement Ensures National Recovery Plan For Gray Wolves Under The Endangered Species Act – World Animal News Brazil’s mammals help humanity, but those services are at risk, study says Zoo Builds A Herb Garden To Enrich Its Animals’ Lives | IFLScience The First Extinction Alert Issued In 70 Years For Rarest Marine Mammal On Earth | IFLScience Gray Reef Sharks Caught Napping, Changing What We Know About How They Breathe | IFLScience Some “Gifted” Dogs Learn The Names Of Their Favorite Toys – Is Your Dog Among Them? | IFLScience Birds die after oil spill in Bolivia lake The history of Coast Salish “woolly dogs” revealed by ancient genomics and Indigenous Knowledge | Science North Bay news: McDougall man fined $48K for damaging turtle habitat | CTV News Rare Nocturnal Parrot Described as ‘the Holy Grail of Ornithology’ Finally Recorded by Rangers in Remote Desert Coordinated community response saves manatees stranded in Colombia Striped Dolphin With “One In A Million” Hook-Like Flippers Spotted In Gulf Of Corinth | IFLScience Some Coral Species More Resilient to Climate Than Thought By ‘Remembering’ How to Survive Previous Heat Waves Australian Scientists Manage to Identify 1,100 Species in their Backyards, Highlighting Value of Urban Biodiversity. 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New York Becomes The 10th State To Ban Cruel Wildlife Killing Contests – World Animal News How a 160-year-old pelt piqued new findings on Indigenous ‘woolly dog’ breed Fun facts about Canada’s reindeer — the caribou – Victoria Times Colonist Vancouver Island marmot baby boom helps endangered species | CTV News For the endangered reindeer — or caribou — in Canada | The Narwhal Endangered, Near Threatened, Or Extinct? What’s The Difference? | IFLScience ‘New Species’ of Frog With Fangs Hunts Crabs Even Though it’s No Bigger Than a Quarter Nigeria to investigate brutal killing of two elephants A Slaughterhouse In Vietnam That Killed Up To 300 Cats Per Month For The Cat Meat Trade Shuts Its Doors For Good – World Animal News Could mugger crocodiles be brought back from regional extinction in Bangladesh? 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