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The Illegal Trade in Elephants to Supply Nepal’s “Safaris”

Tuesday 11th November 2014

In Sauraha (Chitwan National Park) alone, 60 captive elephants are employed in the safari industry, the vast majority of which were imported from India.

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Taiji Dolphin Hunt

Tuesday 28th January 2014

Each year from September to May, an estimated 2,000 dolphins are brutally slaughtered in the "dolphin drive hunt" in Taiji, Japan.

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Good News for macaques in Jakarta

Thursday 7th March 2013

On 20th October 2013 the Governor of Jakarta announced an end to the use of macaques in street performances and the confiscation of the dancing macaques from the Jakarta streets.

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Beijing rodeo postponed

Friday 22nd February 2013

Animals Asia is delighted to hear the news that the China Rodeo scheduled for October 2011 has been postponed.

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Victory for Zimbabwe elephant calves!

Thursday 21st February 2013

Five elephant calves captured from the wild in Zimbabwe have been saved from a life of misery in Chinese zoos.

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Suspension of the development of a foie gras operation in Jiangxi province, China

Tuesday 8th May 2012

The coalition are delighted to hear the news that the Creek Project Investments PLC have suspended the development of a foie gras operation in Jiangxi province following concerns expressed by animal welfare organisations.

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Greyhounds in Macau

Sunday 4th December 2011

Commercial greyhound racing is legal in Macau at the Yat Yuen Canidrome.

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Beluga Whale Import Cancelled

Wednesday 31st August 2011

AFA are delighted to hear that HK Ocean Park have abandoned plans to bring wild-caught beluga whales to Hong Kong, and we thank the HK Ocean Park management team for making this important decision.

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Help us make India a battery-cage free country

Monday 8th August 2011

AfA coalition member, Humane Society International (HSI), has successfully persuaded the majority of Indian states including the top egg-producing states to declare that confining hens to battery cages violates the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960.

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