Philippine Airlines Urged to Stop Shark Fin Shipments (Video)

Philippine Airlines is under pressure once again from animal rights and environmental advocacy groups after a “suspected illegal” shipment of shark fins was discovered in Hong Kong. A campaign has been launched asking Philippine Airlines to commit to end the trade of shark fins. Last year, Philippine Airlines agreed to end the transport of live animals for cruel research ( www.philippineflightnetwork.co… ) and experimentation after an extensive international campaign was mounted ( www.philippineflightnetwork.co… ) led by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals …

Philippine Flight Network – Sunday, April 20, 2014
www.philippineflightnetwork.co…

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S’pore remains significant transit point for illegal ivory shipments (Video)

By Kimberly Spykerman

SINGAPORE: While the sale of ivory in Singapore has fallen over the years, the country remains a significant transit point for shipments of illegal ivory moving from Africa to Asia, and even within Asia itself, animal welfare activists said …

Channel News Asia – POSTED: 19 Apr 2014 at 18:14
www.channelnewsasia.com/news/s…

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PETA Plea to Celebrate ‘Egg-free’ Easter This Year

Express News Service – THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Volunteers of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a worldwide animal rights organisation, took to the streets here on Friday urging the city dwellers to go ‘egg-free’ this Easter. Protesting against the intensive confinement of hens in egg farms, the PETA activists were seen confined to cages and holding signs that read ‘Chickens Suffer for Eggs – Have a Vegan Easter’, appealing to people to drop eggs from their Easter recipes …

The New Indian Express – 19th April 2014 01:57 PM
www.newindianexpress.com/state…

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Pigs shot at and blown up in military exercises are treated ‘humanely’, insists defence minister who refuses to ban tests (Video)

By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor

• Philip Dunne insists nothing is as realistic as using ‘live pig models’
• 115 pigs killed in 3 years to test if they could be saved after being injured
• Some put in body armour before being blown up at Wiltshire military base
• FOI figures show 21 pigs were blown up in 2010, 37 in 2011 and 57 in 2012

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Daily Mail – Published: 07:48 GMT, 19 April 2014 | Updated: 16:33 GMT, 19 April 2014
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…

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Fiji fishermen warn foreign boats over-fishing in Pacific destroying local tuna industry (Video)

New Zealand correspondent Dominique Schwartz

Fiji’s tuna boat owners say Pacific nations must cut the number of licences they give to foreign fishing fleets if they want to save the local industry.

Only a handful of Fiji’s 100 domestic tuna boats are still operating – despite the multi-billion-dollar fishery in its backyard.

Graeme Southwick of the Fiji Tuna Boat Owners Association says tuna stocks are so low that Fiji fishermen rarely bring any in, relying instead on other species like red snapper …

ABC Online – First posted Sat 19 Apr 2014, 8:40 am AEST
www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-19…

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