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The outrage of the potential elephant trophy import ban reversal was heard and felt around the world and especially in the U.S. Many newscasters, celebrities, and the majority of Americans were outraged with this short-sighted and appalling decision now on hold.-
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According to the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, 1,374 African lion trophies and 634 African elephant trophies were imported into the U.S. in 2013 & 2014. The approximate total number of lions in South Africa is 9,100 with 68% of lions living in captivity in South Africa. 2-3 captive lions are killed each day in South Africa with 50% of those lions being shot by American hunters. These captive hunts are called β€œcanned hunts.” Is this really β€œcon” servation or a convenient excuse that falls neatly into the hands of trophy hunters? -
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What does incentivize local communities is ecotourism, which is the world’s largest and fastest growing industry, generating huge revenue for countries around the world. The World Tourism Organization (WTO) forecasts that worldwide, international tourists will increase from 613 million in 1997 to 1.6 billion by 2020, and earnings will jump from $443 billion in 1997 to more than $2 trillion by 2020.-
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A.D. Williams wrote- β€œWe can rocket man into space, divert mighty rivers, build skyscrapers above the clouds and make smart phones. But we cannot bring back a lost species.”-
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We are their greatest threat and their only hope!-πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜
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@directactioneverywhere was back in action one day after releasing horrific video of sick, suffering, and dead #turkeys that was filmed as part of its nine-month undercover investigation at a #Norbest #turkey plant in Moroni.-
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Yesterday, two activists from the animal welfare organization that seeks β€œtotal animal liberation” and advocates a plant-based lifestyle, interrupted the Utah governor’s #Thanksgiving pardoning of a turkey.-
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Armed with graphic photos which revealed the inhumane conditions Norbest turkeys live in, the men shouted; β€œshow us all the barns,” as they approached the company’s president and CEO Matt Cook who was speaking at the time.-
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As reported by WAN at the beginning of the week, the devastating video and photos challenge Norbest’s claim that its β€œpractices are humane, with the health and comfort of the birds of paramount importance.” πŸ’”πŸ¦ƒπŸ’”
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The @centerforbiodiv and @nrdc_org is suing the Trump administration for allowing hunters to import lion trophies and potentially elephant trophies from #Zimbabwe into the #UnitedStates. -
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The lawsuit, which was first announced by Candice Kim, campaign director with the Center for Biological Diversity during a press conference that took place yesterday outside of Los Angeles City Hall, aims to protect animals and resolve confusion created by the administration’s contradictory announcements in recent days. -
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As previously reported by WAN, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has quietly started permitting lion trophy imports from Zimbabwe on October 20th of this year.-
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β€œThe Trump administration must clearly and permanently halt imports of lion and elephant trophies to protect these amazing animals from extinction,” said Tanya Sanerib, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. β€œTrump’s abrupt backpedaling after public outcry, while appreciated, shows how arbitrary this deplorable decision was. These incredibly imperiled creatures need a lot more than vague promises.” πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜
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Here’s a clip of Actress/Animal Advocate, #MichelleRodriguez’s speech yesterday at the press conference through our partner @socialcompassion, keeping the pressure on @realdonaldtrump to enforce the elephant trophy ban in the U.S. and making sure all endangered species trophies stay out of California. -
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Thank you for speaking on behalf of our endangered species! #BeKindToElephants πŸŒπŸ‘‰@worldanimalnews @peace_4animals -
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Video by: πŸ“Ή @tinyweirdo


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WAN Exclusive at the 2nd annual #CircleV all-vegan food and music festival. The inspiring gathering was the place to be last weekend for a host of compassionate, like-minded individuals, wanting to have a good time while also raising much-needed awareness for the plight of farm animals, and promoting a plant-based lifestyle. 🌱🌱🌱-
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Circle V co-founders @Moby and @TonyKanal partnered with Spaceland Presents for Saturday’s event at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles that celebrated animal rights and benefited @MercyForAnimals, an international non-profit dedicated to preventing cruelty to farm animals and inspiring consumers β€œto make compassionate food choices.” -
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The day began with a series of informative and insightful panels that featured many well-respected speakers including #EthanBrown of @BeyondMeat, Miyoko Schinner of @miyokos_kitchen, Tattoo and Makeup Mogul #KatVonD, @NathanRunkle of @MercyForAnimals, #IngridNewkirk of @PETA, #BruceFriedrich of #TheGoodFoodInstitute, #DominiqueBarnes of @NewWaveFoods, #MarcChing of @animalhopeandwellness , and @SimoneReyes of @socialcompassion In Legislation. -
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Tell social media sites to shut down ape traffickers for good! πŸ–ŠοΈSIGN THE PETITION (LINK IN OUR BIO!) πŸ–ŠοΈπŸ’”πŸ‘† -
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Please SHARE if you agree! πŸ™πŸ’›πŸ™Œ We are seeing and hearing about too many acts of violence towards #cougars, one of the Andean cat's wild cousins. As humans, there are many ways we can coexist with these cats. Please spread the word if you agree! -
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As people throughout the country are preparing for their #Thanksgiving feasts, @directactioneverywhere & @dxe_wayne are continuing to do what their name suggests. They are taking direct action where it is needed most and saving lives; this time rescuing #turkeys from a modern turkey farm that has an estimated 10,000 baby birds crammed into small quarters.-
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In a new campaign released today, DxE released devastating footage obtained over the past nine months at a farm in #Utah that supplies turkeys to #Norbest, one of the largest turkey producers in the world. A company that claims its β€œpractices are humane, with the health and comfort of the birds of paramount importance.” NOT according to the results of the undercover operation conducted by the California-based animal welfare organization that seeks β€œtotal animal liberation” and advocates a #vegan lifestyle. πŸŒ±πŸ¦ƒπŸŒ± -
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Fortunately, there are now fantastic alternatives to eating a turkey’s meat. #Tofurky, #FieldRoast and @beyondmeat plant-based products are always a tasty option for those that want to prepare their own Thanksgiving meal. For people who prefer to leave the cooking to someone else, there are plenty of vegan restaurants, such as @VeggieGrill, to choose from.πŸ™πŸš«πŸ¦ƒπŸ™ -
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Amazing press conference today through our partner @socialcompassion keeping the pressure on @realdonaldtrump to enforce the elephant trophy ban in the U.S. and making sure all endangered species trophies stay out of California. -
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We had incredible support from State Senate president pro tempore Kevin de LeΓ³n and SCIL’s team led by @judiemancuso along with Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Koretz, as well as Katie Cleary, founder of Peace 4 Animals and World Animal News, Simone Reyes, Vice President of Social Compassion In Legislation, Candice Kim, campaign director with the Center for Biological Diversity in Los Angeles, award-winning journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell founder of JaneUnchained, Animal Advocate Patty Shenker, Actress Michelle Rodriguez & Oscar Award-Winning Actor Joaquin Phoenix! πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜-
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Thank you for speaking on behalf of our endangered species! #BeKindToElephants πŸŒπŸ‘‰@worldanimalnews @peace_4animals


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Press Conference Happening Today!!!πŸ™πŸ˜πŸ™Œ While President @realdonaldtrump temporarily put plans on hold to allow hunters to bring trophies of elephants that they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, California State Senate president pro tempore Kevin de LeΓ³n and Social Compassion In Legislation (SCIL) are moving full steam ahead rallying opposition to the unfathomable ruling while also researching and crafting new legislation against it. -
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African elephants have been under siege for decades, targeted by ivory poachers and legal hunters, and in parts of the continent, their numbers have dropped perilously. According to the Great Elephant Census, the elephant population dropped by 30% from 2007 to 2014, a loss of 144,000 elephants. Across Zimbabwe, it fell 6%, and substantial declines have been recorded along the Zambezi River in Zambia. -
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Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Koretz will be on hand to speak at a Press Conference today, along with de LeΓ³n and Mancuso as well as Katie Cleary, founder of Peace 4 Animals and World Animal News, Simone Reyes, Vice President of Social Compassion In Legislation, Candice Kim, campaign director with the Center for Biological Diversity in Los Angeles, and award-winning journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell founder of JaneUnchained. -
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A who’s who of celebrity animal advocates will also participate with Michelle Rodriguez and Kat Von D speaking at the conference while others like Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Geezer Butler will silently show their support as attendees. #BeKindToElephants #BeKindToAnimals πŸ’žπŸ˜
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Here is the video of Lady the pit puppy that was beaten. This video is off of Karen Denton's Facebook page. She is the mother of the girl who is Lady's owner. They love their dog and are very upset over the Father/Grandfather beating their puppy. Lady will be brought to a vet first thing in the morning. They are showing the shape their beloved puppy is in per the many requests on social media. LeGus Holloway must be prosecuted! πŸ‘Š
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🚨UPDATE!🚨WAN just spoke with police dispatch and they have the accused’s identity and address, and he will be sent to jail for his crime, they are awaiting his arrival at Texarkana Texas Jail. -
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Per Texarkana Texas Police; We have gotten several messages and phone calls about the dog that was being abused in a video that was posted to social media. Like many of you, we were upset by what we saw and take this kind of thing very seriously. -
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We have identified the man in the video and expect an arrest warrant to be issued very soon. Unfortunately, we have not yet been able to locate the dog, but Animal Control Officers are going to go back out in the morning to see if they can find it. -
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Thank you to everyone who cared enough to bring it to our attention. However, we ask that you please not call to report this incident to us. We are well aware of it and are already working hard on it. After hour and weekend calls are automatically transferred into the Communications Center - which is also working to answer 9-1-1 calls for emergency assistance in the city.
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OUR VIDEO ALONG WITH @jklamlam’s VIDEO WAS TAKEN DOWN. PLEASE STOP REPORTING THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION. WE UNDERSTAND ITS DIFFICULT TO WATCH BUT ITS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO REPOST SO THAT WE CAN TRY AND HELP THE VICTIMS! -
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🚨Update!🚨 Zach WAS THE ONE RECORDING! The dog belongs to someone who was not there nor made aware of the video until it went viral! Lady is a 5 month old pit bull! A relative of the friend’s owner was sitting the dog and was told that the dog had got hit by a car. Lady is safe and will be taken to the vet tomorrow. The owner of the dog identified Zach as the person recording from his voice. The owner of the dog asked for her information to be retracted! The police stated. LeGus Holloway must be prosecuted for his horrible crime! πŸ‘Š
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Demonstrators hold up signs and chant slogans on Friday as they march in support of protecting #elephants, #rhinos and #lions in #Kenya's capital #Nairobi. In the wake of Trumps decision to reverse the #Elephant Trophy ban in the U.S. which he has now put on hold due to public pressure! πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ™Œ #DoTheRightThingDonald #BEKINDTOELEPHANTS @realdonaldtrump -
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#BeKindToElephants πŸ™πŸ’žπŸ˜-
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When he calls, the elephants come running! -
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An incredible bond formed at Elephant Nature Park
www.savetheelephants.org #elephantnaturepark #ivorybelongstotheelephants -
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Rescuers from @noras.ark went on a call and found this fawn in someone’s yard that had been there for 2 days, standing and somewhat dazed. They did road side emergency care before taking her in. She had puncture wounds from a dog, she was very thin, had a dry mucus nose, crusty eyes and a little gurgling in her lungs. Wounds are flushed, properly medicated and she’s resting. Having the other rescued fawns with her will keep her less stressed. They all took turns welcoming with some sniffing and licking ❀️-
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If you would like to volunteer to help Rescue and Rehabilitate Wildlife, please call your local wildlife rehabilitation center or group. Every city should have one! -
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This is an oldie but a goodie! πŸ™πŸ’žπŸ±Keep your animals indoors this winter! -
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This cat was completely frozen to the ground, so these amazing people acted fast to save her life! -
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πŸŒπŸ‘‰@worldanimalnews @peace_4animals - πŸ’™πŸ±#catrescue #catsofig #animalrescue


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Incredible News!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘#Burlington formerly known as #BurlingtonCoatFactory has gone 100% #FurFree! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ They have over 600 stores and generate $6 billion dollars in revenue, yet another forward thinking company following in the footsteps of @Gucci @giorgioarmani & @netaporter to go humane & #MakeCompassionTheFashion πŸ™β€οΈπŸ™Œ-
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#4thefight #takeoutthetrash #KeepOurPlanetGreenAndOceansBlue 🌱🌍🌊
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Two dedicated souls collide once more! Thank you to @leonardodicaprio for attending a special screening of #JANE at the @metrographnyc. It’s such a perfect way to experience the most immersive and impactful moments of Dr. Goodall’s young life; and an instant reminder of why we must all continue to fight for the beauty of this world and the other beings we share our planet with. Photo: Patrick Lewis / StarPix | #JaneGoodall #leonardodicaprio -
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@realdonaldtrump The facts should have been reviewed ahead of time! Please keep the ban on importing elephant trophies and include lions as well as other wild animals from Zambia & Zimbabwe to the U.S. You will be saving these precious species from extinction! πŸ™πŸ˜β€οΈ
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FACTS: The elephant population dropped by 30% from 2007 to 2014, a loss of 144,000 elephants. Across Zimbabwe, it fell 6%, and substantial declines have been recorded along the Zambezi River in Zambia. -
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Tragically, there is only an estimated 17,000 – 19,000 African lions remaining in the wild.
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Appallingly, there is more than one elephant in the room today as details have emerged that U.S. wildlife officials began issuing permits for lion trophies hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe on October 20th of this year.-
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unfathomably using the same misguided claims that regulated hunting of elephants will further benefit "Con" servation efforts have already been applied to #lions as well. -
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Tragically, there is only an estimated 17,000 – 19,000 African lions remaining in the wild.

We must work together collectively to keep the ban on the import of elephants, lions, and other species who are hunted for so-called β€œtrophies”. -
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Contact the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, imploring him to take a stand against reversing the ban, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A template letter, which includes contact details for where to send your message is on πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ‘‰www.WorldAnimalNews.com -
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Thank you for your voices!!! πŸŒπŸ‘‰@worldanimalnews @peace_4animals


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As many people are now aware, yesterday a rupture in the Trans Canada Keystone 1 pipeline caused a massive spill of 200,000 gallons of tar sands, which also happens to be the world’s dirtiest crude oil, in South Dakota. This spill will contaminate the environment and potentially threaten local communities. -
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Currently, the United States gets 81% of its total energy from oil, coal, and natural gas, all of which are fossil fuels. We depend on these fuels to heat our homes, run our vehicles, power industry and manufacturing, and provide us with electricity.-
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What is the solution, and how can we turn this proverbial ship around to avoid further disasters as well as protect the environment and future generations? -
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The answer lies in two areas. πŸ‘‡
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Technological advances and funding toward utilizing clean, renewable energy.-
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Governmental agencies understanding the full scope of the issue while committing themselves to the problem without political agenda. -
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(PART 2) Please reshare #EllenDegeneres new campaign #BeKindToElephants. For every share she will donate to @DSWT to protect #elephants! -
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The United States and countries around the world have to work together and fight to keep the elephant trophy ban intact in the U.S. to save elephants from extinction in the wild! Please join us and Ellen in this fight to save them!!! πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜-
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(PART 1) #EllenDeGeneres & @theellenshow announced on her talk show and social media platforms yesterday the launch of the #BeKindToElephants Campaign to raise money for elephant conservation in response to the unfathomable decision by @realdonaldtrump to end the 2014 ban on importing elephant trophies from #Zimbabwe and #Zambia to the U.S. -
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β€œKilling an elephant will not conserve the species,” stated @DSWT β€œLifting the import ban will act only to encourage hunters to secure permits to kill elephants in the knowledge they can bring their β€˜trophy’ home to the United States.” -
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HELP US END TROPHY HUNTING FOR GOOD!!! πŸš«πŸ’”πŸ˜-
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#EllenDeGeneres is determined to do something about the elephant in the room; the unfathomable decision by President @RealDonaldTrump to end the 2014 ban on importing elephant trophies from #Zimbabwe and #Zambia to the U.S.-
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The ever-compassionate comedian, vegan, and animal advocate, announced on her talk show and social media platforms yesterday the launch of the #BeKindToElephants Campaign to raise money for elephant conservation. -
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β€œBasically, by lifting this ban, he is encouraging Americans to kill elephants,” DeGeneres told her audience. β€œElephants show compassion, sympathy, social intelligence, self-awareness, they’re excellent at learning abilities; all the things I have yet to see in this president.” -
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DeGeneres posted an image of an elephant to her Instagram and Twitter pages, noting that for every retweet and like of the photo, she would make a donation to The #DavidSheldrickWildlifeTrust @DSWT, a foundation that works to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned elephants in Nairobi National Park, #Kenya.-
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According to the Great Elephant Census, the elephant population dropped by 30% from 2007 to 2014, a loss of 144,000 elephants. Across Zimbabwe, it fell 6%, and substantial declines have been recorded along the Zambezi River in Zambia. -
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Contact the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, imploring him to take a stand against reversing the ban. While Mr. Zinke appears to support hunting in various forms, it is important to register your disappointment and show that citizens do not support the proposed changes. Ellen has drafted a template letter, which includes contact details for where to send your message. (Template on πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ‘‰www.WorldAnimalNews.com)-
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Contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service to explain why reversing the ban is bad news for elephants. Ellen has drafted a template letter, which includes contact details for where to send your message. (Template on πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ‘‰www.WorldAnimalNews.com) -
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Thank you for being a voice for the elephants!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜πŸ™Œ
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Via: @WWF πŸ™πŸŒŠπŸ‹πŸ™Œ
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A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers, rescuers and the WWF Indonesia team who worked against the clock to save these stranded whales off the coast of #Indonesia. -
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On the heels of its explosive Larson Dairy undercover investigation, Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) released its second shocking exposΓ© in seven days.-
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While both dairy farms are located within a mile of each other in Okeechobee, Florida, unlike Larson Dairy which is a large operation, the undercover investigation released today took place at a small family-owned and operated dairy farm named Burnham Dairy.-
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β€œARM did the large farm investigation first because people always respond; β€˜well, I get my dairy from a small local family-owned farm’ but little do they know that the abuse is actually worse than what takes place at the larger operations,” ARM’s founder Richard β€œKudo” Couto explained to WAN last night. β€œThis case is different because it focuses on the babies. It’s pretty extreme.” -
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They mean business and their business is working in-depth undercover investigations with the goal of exposing and ultimately ending, the many horrors of factory farming. πŸ‘Š
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We will not give up hope to save this precious species from extinction! They’re future is in our hands! -
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The Trump Administration announced it will allow the trophies of legally hunted elephants from #Zimbabwe and #Zambia to be imported to the U.S., reversing an Obama-era ban.-
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The new regulation allows officials in Zimbabwe and Zambia to issue permits to import elephant heads if there is evidence that hunting benefits the animal’s conservation, ABC reported, which we all know it clearly does not! Trophy Hunters put the "Con" in Conservation! -
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#WAN, @Peace_4Animals, and our countless partners are committed to continue the fight until the last one is saved! πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜
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