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  • Petition: Foxes Found Dead, Shot With Crossbows in London
    by Supertrooper on November 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Three foxes were shot with a crossbow in London in a harrowing example of animal abuse. The series of attacks have been described as “disturbing” and “truly shocking.” Two of three animals died from the attack. Local residents called the police after a neighborhood member spotted a fox with a bolt sticking out of its The post Petition: Foxes Found Dead, Shot With Crossbows in London appeared first on Focusing on Wildlife

  • POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to auction leases in the Arctic refuge to the oil and gas industry?
    by Supertrooper on November 23, 2020 at 5:00 am

    In a last-ditch attempt to make good on promises to the oil and gas industry, the Trump administration is rushing to formalize plans to drill for oil in the Arctic national wildlife refuge before Joe Biden takes office. On Tuesday, the Bureau of Land Management initiated the process with a formal “call for nominations”, inviting The post POLL: Should the Trump Administration be allowed to auction leases in the Arctic refuge to the oil and gas industry? appeared first on Focusing on Wildlife

  • Petition: Tell Denmark to End Mink Fur Farming
    by Supertrooper on November 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    This year, the world has come face to face with the consequences of how we treat animals and our environment. Coronavirus is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it spreads between humans and animals, and likely originated from a wet market. As humans continue to encroach on animal habitats, consume animals, and keep the animals that The post Petition: Tell Denmark to End Mink Fur Farming appeared first on Focusing on Wildlife

  • Letter to the Editor: The Sumatran rhinoceros conservation to be classified a status of emergency and a protocol applied accordingly
    by Supertrooper on November 22, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    The Sumatran rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis is on the verge of extinction. Decades of well intentioned, “politically correct”, conservation activities have not changed its demise’ trend. Moreover a reversal of the situation is not going to happen in a few years unless the policy is changed. Due to a persistent status quo no rhino’s captures (but The post Letter to the Editor: The Sumatran rhinoceros conservation to be classified a status of emergency and a protocol applied accordingly appeared first on Focusing on Wildlife

  • Snarl for the camera! An international team of scientists and software developers use facial recognition technology to identify individual grizzlies in the wild.
    by Larry Powell on November 22, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Facial recognition techniques have long been used to identify primates, including humans. But, up ’til now, there’s really been no effective way of identifying wild species like the grizzly (brown) bear who, unlike the zebra or giraffe, lacks unique and consistent body markings. In co-operation with two US software developers, four scientists from the University The post Snarl for the camera! An international team of scientists and software developers use facial recognition technology to identify individual grizzlies in the wild. appeared first on Focusing on Wildlife

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