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  • January 31, 2013

    Chinese Ivory Smugglers Slapped With Ridiculous $340 Fine in Kenya-3

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    While the war on ivory poaching has most of the world – and almost all of Hollywood – up in arms, the battle seems to matter little to some in Keya.

    Four Chinese citizens caught smuggling ivory through Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport were fined $340 USD this week for their crime.  This slap on the hand has conservationists, anti-poaching groups, activists, and hunters up in arms.  Even the magistrate that handed down the fine was disgusted but said his hands were tied given that ivory poaching is still considered a petty crime in Kenya.

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  • January 31, 2013

    Researchers Try to Redefine 'Shark Attack' With New Study-2

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    Isn’t it time we had kinder and gentler shark attack terminology?

    Because labeling a shark attack as a…well…shark attack might confuse the public into thinking the attack was an actual attack. Not only that, it would continue to stigmatize sharks.

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  • January 30, 2013

    Killer Cats: New Study Shows Cats are Threat to Wildlife-30

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    My grandma’s cat, Mitzi, was fairly pleasant as cats go—or at least she seemed that way during the daytime. What she did at night was another matter entirely. She was a stone-cold killer and a damn good one judging by the daily deposits of critter parts—her trophies—she’d leave on the doorstep each day. Hell, I never realized that our cottontail rabbit population was that high.

    A new study just published in the journal Nature Communications, quantifies what we outdoorsmen who have been paying attention have known for years. Cats, especially feral ones, are a huge threat to wildlife.

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  • January 30, 2013

    Ray Lewis May Have Used Deer-Antler Velvet Extract to Speed Recovery-4

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    Recent injury got you down? Not quite up to your physical par?

    Then why not spray some deer-antler velvet extract under your tongue every two hours. And be sure to purchase it from a company owned by a former male stripper. That’s what Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis did (allegedly).

    Sports Illustrated reports that Lewis contacted a company called Sports with Alternatives to Steroids (S.W.A.T.S.) hours after he tore his triceps in a game against the Dallas Cowboys (America’s Team!) on Oct. 14. Owner Mitch Ross took the call and videotaped himself doing so. After listening to the famous linebacker’s ailments and his desire to get back on the field as soon as possible, Ross prescribed sleeping in front of a beam-ray light, placing a holographic sticker on his right elbow, drinking negatively charged water, taking 10 deer-antler pills per day, and spritzing of deer-antler velvet extract every two hours.

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  • January 30, 2013

    Leonardo DiCaprio Crusades to Put Lions on Endangered List-3

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    After forcing slaves to fight to the death in his Christmas movie release Django Unchained, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has taken to the real life cause of saving the African lion from “hunters.”

    DiCaprio began his crusade on Facebook earlier this month when he posted, “African lions, like other big cats, are in trouble. The population of African lions in their natural habitat has dropped by nearly 50 percent over the past three decades. Even worse, the U.S. is the world’s largest importer of African lion trophies and parts. Please help protect lions by getting them listed as an endangered species.”

    Unfortunately, DiCaprio’s statement is only partially true.

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  • January 29, 2013

    Bad News Bunnies: Rabbits Wreak Havoc at Denver Airport-5

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    Bunny Huggers might not feel the same way about the small and furry of the world if they regularly park at the Denver International Airport.

    This is because the airport parking lot has become an automotive owner’s nightmare as hundreds of rabbits have turned parked cars into their personal chew toys. CBS4 reports that the rabbits have chewed through clutch lines, brake lines, and other automotive wiring. This problem apparently began back in 1999 when some bunnies were caught chomping through the wires of de-icing equipment parked close to the airport.

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  • January 28, 2013

    Obama Stresses Respect for Hunting, But Throws Support Behind 'Assault Weapons' Ban-8

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    In an interview that appeared in Sunday’s New Republic, President Barack Obama stated that he has a "profound respect" for the US’s hunting traditions and that to exclude hunters from the gun debate discussion would be “a big mistake.” 

    The interview was conducted on the same day that Obama announced he would put the full weight of his administration into urging Congress to approve an "assault weapons ban."

    The President detailed that "the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas.”  Obama returned to the “tradition” portion of his remarks by saying, "If you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were 10, and you went out and spent the day with him and uncles, and that became part of your family's traditions, you can see why you'd be pretty protective of that.”

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  • January 25, 2013

    Dolphin Trapped in Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, One of America's Most Polluted Waters-2

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    A panicked dolphin became trapped earlier today in Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, one of the nation's most polluted waterways. Authorities responded to calls about the dolphin but so far have been unable to help it. Some media outlets are reporting that officials are waiting for the high tide to hopefully bring the dolphin back to sea.

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  • January 25, 2013

    Rare Lynx Photo From Colorado Goes Viral Online-5

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    A photograph showing two lynx in southwest Colorado taken by a retired National Park Service employee last weekend has sparked tremendous interest online.  The photo, taken by former park ranger Steve Chaney, has received over 3,000 shares and nearly 6,000 likes since being posted on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Facebook page last week.

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  • January 22, 2013

    Minnesota Scrambles to Solve Mysterious Decline in Moose Population-5

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    Minnesota is on pace to be moose free in 20 years and no one knows why, according to a recent editorial by the Star Tribune.

    The state’s moose population has fallen dramatically in the past few years with the estimated population of 4,200 animals standing at almost half of what it was in 2006. These low numbers are due in part to adult bulls dropping dead for no apparent reason and poor calf survival rates.

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