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Cruel Cat Woman deported from Abu Dhabi

An Abu Dhabi court has ordered the deportation of a woman who kept 40 cats in a crammed room in her private villa. All the cats were in very poor health condition, with one found dead. If only she had satisfied her cat cravings by watching YouTube cat videos. Area residents had reported her to authorities […]

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Knit giant sweaters for rescued elephants!

Animal lovers in India are knitting sweaters for elephants at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center located in Mathura, northern India. The wildly colored garments will help the rescued pachyderms, several of whom are handicapped, brave the region’s freezing cold winter weather.  Green Prophet has a soft spot for knitting and crochet, and the […]

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Venomous creatures adapt their sting when it doesn’t work

Many animals use venom to protect themselves from predators and to catch prey.  Some, like jellyfish, have tentacles, while others, like bees and snakes use stingers and fangs to inject their prey with venomous toxins. For a long time scientists believed that an animal’s venom was consistent over time: once a venomous creature, always a […]

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Poultry poop could be a renewable energy source

Coincidental with millions of Americans mummifying their leftover Thanksgiving turkey in cling film, a new study by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) says treated excrement from turkeys and chickens can provide an alternative source of energy when converted into combustible solid biomass fuel. Poultry poop biomass fuel can also reduce greenhouse […]

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Could new rules finally curb shark finning in the UAE?

The United Arab Emirates has passed resolution 500 in an effort to curb shark finning and protect endangered species. Currently a hub for the shark trade, the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) will implement the new laws on September 1, 2014. The new laws prohibit fishermen from catching sharks within five nautical miles off shore, and within three nautical […]

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Egyptian zoo is a nightmare for animals

Elephants, lions, and wolves are by nature free, roaming creatures that form complex social relationships. In the wild we have hunted them to near extinction and we have tethered them to cages and private homes. But animals bred or purchased by any of Egypt’s seven national zoos are especially unlucky: every day, zookeepers mete out […]

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Mysterious cascade creature spotted in the deep oceans

A mysterious strange creature, baptised “cascade creature” has been allegedly filmed during deep-sea drilling 5000 feet below sea level near the United Kingdom on April 25. Theories about the species of this animal ranged from a jellyfish to an unknown marine version of the Loch Ness monster to a whale placenta. But a new undiscovered […]

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This amazing hammerhead shark will be finned

A disturbing video of an enormous Great hammerhead shark (Sphyma mokarran) being hauled out of a truck in a Dubai fish market reveals once again the failure of authorities to monitor shark fishing in the United Arab Emirates. We had used an image of it here, but it was so violent and ugly Google banned the […]

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Jerusalem camel abuse

No Dancing Camel here; but a definite example of animal abuse We are no stranger to animal abuse: ranging from cruelty toward circus animals, to abuse towards animals in private and public zoos.  Cases of wild animals like cheetahs and baby tigers being kept as pets by jaded wealthy people in various locations, including the […]

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Hatem Yavuz is the King of Seal Killers

Every year in Namibia, 86,000 Cape Fur Seal pups are butchered to death and only one man has the contract to turn their fur into so-called fashionable apparel. We had pictures of what’s going on but Google banned the page for it being too graphic. The Turkish and Australian based company Hatem Yavuz named after […]