Escaped Cloned Female Mutant Crayfish Take Over Belgian Cemetery

from nzherald Escaped self-cloning mutant crayfish created in experimental breeding programmes have invaded a Belgian cemetery. Hundreds of the duplicating crustaceans, which can dig down to up to a metre and are always female, pose a deadly threat to local biodiversity after colonising a historic Antwerp graveyard. “It’s impossible to round up all of them. […]

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Birds Share Food With Less Fortunate Conspecifics

by Jorg Massen / Utrecht University Not only people show sympathy, also birds seem to care about the fate of conspecifics. They notice how much food the others already have and then share theirs with individuals that were not given any. “They seem to take the each other’s perspective into account in their decision and […]

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Ask Dr. Donley: Are Sharks Being Killed for Vaccines?

by Dr. Nathan Donley / Medium.com Dear Dr. Donley, I’ve read some articles recently saying that sharks are being killed to produce coronavirus vaccines. Is this true, and if it is, is there anything I can do about it? Signed, Tell Me Some-fin good Dear Chew-sy Vaxxer, Aww jeez. Aren’t there any other shark-related questions […]

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Washington: The Fight for the Wild Is on at Chameleon Blockade

by Chameleon Blockade October 8, 2020, The Capitol State Forest, WA: Early Wednesday afternoon just as the fog melted off, a convoy of trucks from at least four different law enforcement agencies parked on a logging road for an unannounced raid on a camp of forest protection activists, sweeping the camp away and leaving one […]

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Thousands of Captive Mink Liberated in Idaho, Utah

from Animal Liberation Press Office Received anonymously: Late this summer animal liberation activists carried out two raids on fur farms in Idaho and Utah. Fencing was ripped down and nearly 2,000 mink were released allowing them to clamor toward freedom. Both farms sat near the edges of mostly undeveloped public lands, allowing plenty of habitat […]

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