Iggy the giant iguana rescued after being found in Scottish layby

September 20, 2017 0 Comments

 Iggy is being cared for at the SSPCA’s Lanarkshire centre after being found at the side of a road. Photograph: Scottish SPCA/PA A giant iguana more than 1.5 metres (5ft) long is being cared for by animal welfare experts after he was found in a layby in Scotland. The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty …

300 tonnes of diseased pig carcasses – the latest example of China’s pollution crisis

September 20, 2017 0 Comments

Stomach-churning symbols of the environmental calamity facing China have never been in short supply: exploding watermelons, toxic running tracks, rivers that flow the colour of blood. Now, the world’s number one polluter brings you: porcine mass graves. That was the foul-smelling surprise environmental inspectors unearthed in the eastern province of Zhejiang last month during an inspection linked to Beijing’s much-vaunted …

More than 4,000 livestock die in export trade over six months, report says

September 20, 2017 0 Comments

 Australia’s live export trade has seen 4,000 sheep and over 500 cattle die in the first half of 2017. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters Nearly 4,000 sheep and more than 500 cattle died while being shipped overseas in the first half of 2017, a report tabled to federal parliament has said. One particularly deadly voyage, where almost …

Environmentalist groups sue to block Trump’s border wall proposal

September 15, 2017 0 Comments

Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trumpadministration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund seek to prevent construction of wall prototypes in San Diego and halt plans for …

This Caribbean Island Was Evacuated After Irma. Now, the Pets Left Behind Are Going Feral

September 15, 2017 0 Comments

A fleet of hurricane-battered pickup trucks drives through a desolate, waterlogged street of the Caribbean island of Barbuda. Startled by the noise, dogs emerge from a roofless bungalow and begin to snarl as Zifforah ‘Ziffy’ Tyrell, 29, jumps out of a truck and throws a bucket-full of dog food at the aggressive-looking pack. “Don’t shoot,” Tyrell …

ALC accuses Denver Animal Shelter of performing ‘experimental’ surgeries on seized French bulldogs

September 15, 2017 0 Comments

Setup Timeout Error: Setup took longer than 30 seconds to complete. KUSA – Dozens of French bulldogs were rescued from a hoarding situation in July, but now the shelter caring for them could be facing a lawsuit from the Animal Law Center. The ALC is currently representing people who say they owned the dogs before …

HURIWA WANTS END TO MILITARY HARASSMENT IN SOUTH EAST:

September 13, 2017 0 Comments

A call has gone to the Nigerian Military high command and president Muhammadu Buhari to immediately halt the incessant physical intimidation and harassment of residents of South East of Nigeria by the armed security forces. A pro-democracy and Non-governmental body- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has specifically condemned the undue and excessive militarization …

Lidl and Nando’s chicken supplier leaves deformed birds to die slowly on Taunton farm

September 13, 2017 0 Comments

A live chick was placed in a bucket of dead birds. It took an hour to die A chicken producer that supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breached animal welfare laws after hidden cameras discovered that deformed and ill birds were left to die slowly and painfully. Production has since stopped at the farm near …

DON’T DESTROY SOUTH EAST:-HURIWA TELLS BUHARI -ASK ARMY TO PRACTICE IN SAMBISA FOREST

September 13, 2017 0 Comments

A pro-democracy and non-governmental body- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has demanded an end to the military occupation of South East of Nigeria. Arguing that the Federal Government of Nigeria under president Muhammadu Buhari must be restrained from unleashing instability and destruction of private assets in the South East, the Rights group said …