Last chance for Thailand to tackle illegal ivory trade
Thailand has until next March to take measures to shut down domestic trade in illegal elephant ivory or it will face trade sanctions, an international meeting on wildlife trade announced today.
Governments at a meeting of the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) requested that Thailand enact legislation to protect elephants by stemming the trade of illegal African ivory in the country. CITES also requested that Thailand implement a registration system for domestic ivory and ivory traders …
WWF International – Posted on 11 July 2014
Linda Bean lobster plant loses big buyer
by Dylan Martin
Linda Bean’s lobster-processing business has lost a major New York-based buyer that sells food at sports stadiums in Boston and Minnesota.
PETA, also known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has taken credit for persuading Delaware North Companies Sportservice to stop buying lobster from Bean in a statement it issued earlier this week ( www.peta.org/media/news-releas… ) …
Mainebiz Daily – July 11, 2014
Halal tourism takes off in Japan
Hoteliers and restaurateurs invited to learn how to cater to Muslims
Tokyo: Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers …
gulfnews.com – Published: 21:51 July 11, 2014