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Experts shine a light on invisible wildlife crime with a new annual report

The first ever annual wildlife crime report for England and Wales is being launched by Wildlife and Countryside Link and Wales Environment Link. The report highlights the number of crimes against wild animals and birds recorded by NGOs.
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Wild animals were the victims of almost 1,300 crimes last year | Daily

Wild animals were the victims of almost 1,300 crimes last year | Daily | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
The total of 1,278 incidents in England and Wales were logged by 18 wildlife charities - there is no nationwide reporting of wildlife crimes.
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Final curtain for Britain's last lion tamer after he is refused a licence and told he can't use big cats in his circus performances

Final curtain for Britain's last lion tamer after he is refused a licence and told he can't use big cats in his circus performances | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Thomas Chipperfield, Britain's last lion tamer, has been told he cannot use his two lions and his tiger in circus performances. He keeps the animals in a field in Staffordshire.
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App offers hope for improving street dogs’ lives

App offers hope for improving street dogs’ lives | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
The University of Edinburgh-led project aims to help monitor status of homeless dogs in countries operating “catch-neuter-return” policy, to control canine population and reduce disease threat.
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Bears look after cubs for longer to protect them from humans

Bears look after cubs for longer to protect them from humans | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Brown bears are adapting to increase their chances of survival.
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Mass stranding in Australia claims more than 130 whales – video | Environment | The Guardian

Mass stranding in Australia claims more than 130 whales – video | Environment | The Guardian | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
More than 130 whales have died after being washed ashore on a beach in Western Australia
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Raising the bar for billions of chickens

Today is International Poultry Day. Yes, there is such a day. Scrolling through Twitter you’ll see an array of happy, healthy looking chickens, frolicking outdoors, green grass underfoot and drenched in sunshine.
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Bringing animal welfare back into the fold

Whilst the average person on the street may not understand that they pay around £70 a year to something called the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) they do know that if they are paying farmers they want it to improve anima
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New UK CVO takes up post

New UK CVO takes up post | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Glasgow-trained Christine Middlemiss returns to Defra from Australia, where she has been working as CVO for New South Wales since August 2016.
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New badger cull licence applications under consideration in 8 counties

New badger cull licence applications under consideration in 8 counties | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Urge Natural England not to licence the slaughter of badgers in your back yard
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36 exotic animals disappear from Florida wildlife sanctuary after fake 'help yourself' ad | US news | The Guardian

36 exotic animals disappear from Florida wildlife sanctuary after fake 'help yourself' ad | US news | The Guardian | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Owners fear for health of lemurs, marmosets, monkeys, birds and tortoises removed from Miami site in incident police are treating as theft
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Experts shine a light on invisible wildlife crime with a new annual report – Inside Ecology

Experts shine a light on invisible wildlife crime with a new annual report – Inside Ecology | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
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Badger cull fueling illegal wildlife crimes, charities claim 

Badger cull fueling illegal wildlife crimes, charities claim  | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
The badger cull is fueling hundreds of illegal wildlife crimes every year, charities have warned as they claimed the authorised slaughter is responsible for the trend.
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Swedish zoo kills 500 rescued lizards with liquid nitrogen - The Local

Swedish zoo kills 500 rescued lizards with liquid nitrogen - The Local | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
More than 500 reptiles rescued by Swedish police from animal smugglers have come to a grisly end, being killed instantly by being dropped into liquid nitrogen.
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Video: Horrific conditions for elephants at Beijing Zoo

Video: Horrific conditions for elephants at Beijing Zoo | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Incredibly distressing video footage has emerged of the horrific conditions being endured by elephants at Beijing Zoo in China.
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Farmers to blame for bovine TB in West Sussex | South East Farmer

Farmers to blame for bovine TB in West Sussex | South East Farmer | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Farming news for farmers, growers and allied traders in South East England (Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire)
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Dairy’s ‘dirty secret’: it's still cheaper to kill male calves than to rear them | Environment | The Guardian

Dairy’s ‘dirty secret’: it's still cheaper to kill male calves than to rear them | Environment | The Guardian | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Dairy farms need female cows to produce milk but with little demand for male calves many farmers can’t afford to keep them beyond birth
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Last male northern white rhino is put down | Environment | The Guardian

Last male northern white rhino is put down | Environment | The Guardian | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Hopes for species rest on IVF with two females after death of Sudan, the ‘gentle giant’
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Cat welfare group formed in Parliament

Cat welfare group formed in Parliament | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
All-party group will propose solutions to a range of problems facing cats, such as toxins contained in antifreeze and laws on air guns.
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Trump Administration Reverses Promise To Ban Elephant Hunt Trophies

Trump Administration Reverses Promise To Ban Elephant Hunt Trophies | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
The U.S. government will allow hunters to import elephant trophies on a case-by-case basis, breaking the president’s pledge.
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Badger cull could be extended as eight more counties apply to shoot the animals blamed for spreading TB in cattle - Mirror Online

Badger cull could be extended as eight more counties apply to shoot the animals blamed for spreading TB in cattle - Mirror Online | Animal welfare | Scoop.it
Badger cull could be extended as eight more counties apply to shoot the animals blamed for spreading TB in cattle
Activists fear up to 50,000 of the creatures could be slaughtered this year if new licences are granted

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