The fate of over 64,000 live wild animals officially reported to have been confiscated by CITES enforcement agencies remains untraceable, according to a new report released in partnerships with the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU).
Earlier this week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Orca Protection and Safety Act into law, banning the breeding and performance of Orcas in captivity. This is a huge victory for marine life in the state.
Representatives from World Animal Protection and Save the Dogs recently met with Vice-Mayor Babu Dumitru and Vice-Director Cristina Itoafa of Constanța to discuss the large number of stray dogs killed in the Romanian city each year.
Last week, at the World Conservation Congress, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), voted by a large majority for a halt to Japan’s “scientific” whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific.
The issue of stray dogs in Romania has a complicated and dark history. The turmoil caused by war and revolution has resulted in thousands of abandoned dogs left to roam towns and cities, struggling to survive.