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Petition successful! Move Sunder the elephant to Karnataka: Bombay High Court

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The Bombay high court on Tuesday directed the chief forest officer, wildlife (Kolhapur), to immediately take steps to relocate Sunder, a 14-year-old elephant currently housed in Kolhapur’s Jyotiba temple, and file a compliance report before the court by December 23.
A division bench of justices VM Kanade and MS Sonak gave this direction while hearing a petition filed by Dr Manilal Valliyate on behalf of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts

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Jan 17 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)—On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close permanently in May.

The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long relied on exploitative animal acts to sell tickets. Though Ringling’s elephants were retired last year in the face of mounting public pressure, captive big cats and other wild animals have remained in the show.

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South Africa: Limpopo Rhino Poaching Suspects to Remain in Custody Until Bail Hearing

[News24Wire] The case against three suspected rhino poachers – Deon, 48, Nick van Deventer, 51, and Onwand Muchagowa, 34 – has been adjourned in the Makhado Magistrate’s Court.

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Cote d’Ivoire/Togo: Elephants Can’t Get Past Hawks in Scrappy Opener

[allAfrica] It was not the start they were hoping for and Cote d’Ivoire coach Michel Dussuyer was quick to voice his displeasure after the defending African Nations Cup champions were held to a scrappy 0-0 draw by Togo in their Group C opener on Monday.

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South Africa: Three Rhinos Poached, Suspect(s) Sought

[SAPS] Mpumalanga -The SAPS is seeking information regarding the poaching of three Rhinos which took place last week Saturday, 7 January 2017.

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Africa: Africa Hails China’s Move to Close Ivory Markets

[Daily News] A coalition of 15 African countries has welcomed China’s commitment to closing its domestic ivory markets by the end of 2017, saying the move signalled Beijing’s goodwill in protecting Africa’s elephants.

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Namibia: Professional Hunters Welcome China’s Ivory Ban

[Namibian] THE Namibian Professional Hunting Association (Napha) has welcomed the decision by China to ban ivory trade and processing by the end of 2017.

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Uganda: UWA to Sell Seized 7 Tons Poaching Gear to Metal Recycling Companies

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Wild Life Authority has seized tons of poaching gear in Murchison Falls National Park due partly to be destroyed and some sold as scrap.

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Africa: Why China’s Ivory Trade Ban Shouldn’t Wait Till Year-End

[Citizen] A few days before the world celebrated the end of 2016, the Chinese government announced its decision to ban ivory trade by the end of 2017.

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Africa: Why China’s Ivory Trade Ban Shouldn’t Wait Till Year-End

[Citizen] A few days before the world celebrated the end of 2016, the Chinese government announced its decision to ban ivory trade by the end of 2017.

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Africa: Former Tanzanian President Mkapa Urged World to Join China’s Ban on Ivory Trade

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Former President Benjamin Mkapa yesterday urged countries around the world to join China in its decision to ban ivory trade.

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Africa: China’s Move to Close Ivory Market Hailed

[Focac] Nairobi -A coalition of 15 African countries on Friday welcomed China’s commitment to closing its domestic ivory markets by the end of 2017, saying the move signals Beijing’s goodwill in protecting Africa’s elephants.

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Africa: Tanzania Commends China for Banning Ivory Trade

[Focac] Dar es Salaam -Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa on Saturday commended China for banning ivory trade and urged other countries across the world to follow suit.

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