CNN: The Sixth Mass Global Extinction has arrived

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Whether it’s disappearing elephant herds in Botswana, dying coral reefs in Australia, or near silence of small tropical tree frogs in a Central American rain forest, the vanishing of animal and plant species all over the world is finally being directly attributed to manmade causes. This mass nature depletion, despite previous “wake up call warnings” is […]

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Egyptian vet school exposed for vicious cruelty to animals [graphic videos]

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The Society for the Protection of Animals in Cairo is suing the Veterinary Universities of Egypt for animal brutality, while circulating an online petition at Change.org (link here) to pressure the school to cease and desist. The petition was originally created after horrific videos were posted on YouTube showing a baby donkey being electrocuted and […]

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Israel Arrests Ten 269life Animal Rights Activists, 300 Protest in Tel Aviv

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As part of their campaign to make “the walls of slaughter houses transparent,” a guerrila animal rights group in Israel recently scattered the heads of decapitated animals in public places throughout Tel Aviv and surrounding neighborhoods. Last week police arrested ten 269life activists in connection with these rather visual public protests, which included dyeing the […]

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269life Activists Etch and Burn White Calf Branding Number Into Skin

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This is not just “pretend.” Animal activists in Israel have started a movement where people are branded just like cows destined for slaughterhouse.  Animal rights activism has taken a radical turn with a virulent new movement that has roots in Israel. Sasha Bojoor, 27, started 269life in order to create solidarity with a white calf […]

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Angry Cow Murders Its Gazan Slaughterer During Muslim Eid Festival

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Amateur slaughterers are often injured on the job. Should slaughtering be left to the professionals? The annual Hajj pilgrimage, on which we wrote about efforts to make it more green, has also become an event in which animals are being slaughtered inhumanely for the accompanying Ein al-Adha  or the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice holiday.  […]

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Caged Bear in Saudi Arabia Needs Rescuing

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A black bear in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has been trapped in a pet shop cage for the last five years. It is overheated, malnourished, and badly requires psychological attention. Activists claim the bear bites and smacks himself and visitors, including school children, regularly pelt him with food. Emma Johnson, a British nanny, brings daily treats […]

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You’re Invited To The Jungle Ball!

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Kuwait’s animal rights society is hosting a jungle-themed ball and art auction to raise awareness of the plight of animals in the country The Middle East doesn’t exactly have a great reputation when it comes to animal rights and, in some way, you can understand why. Here at Green Prophet we have covered stories including […]

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Turkey’s Touristic Beach Towns: Sun, Sea — And A Little Animal Exploitation?

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Hotels and photographers along Turkey’s tourism-heavy southern coast are reportedly exploiting chimpanzees and other wild animals for profit — but Turkish authorities say they can’t put a stop to it. For the past several years, various international animal rescue groups have received complaints from tourists in Turkey, who say that their hotels offered guests the […]

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Do Fluorescent Chicks and Bunnies in Qatar Alienate Kids From Nature?

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Science journalist Mike Shanahan took these pictures of dyed chicks while attending a conference in Qatar. He questions  how antics like this impact children’s understanding of nature. Sometimes we come across a story and think “this can only happen in the Middle East.” Renowned science journalist Mike Shanahan, who previously inspired us to consider the […]

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