By Published On: 13 March 2013220 words1.2 min read

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International convention moves to limit shark ‘finning’ trade. “Delegates to an international species conservation conference in Bangkok, Thailand, this week have agreed to limit the trade of shark fins and meat.”

Contagious Tasmanian devil cancer ‘switches off’ genes that detect it. “Devil facial tumor disease is one of only two contagious cancers in the world (the other affects dogs and is nonfatal). It spreads when the Australian marsupials bite or nip each other, transmitting cancerous cells that grow into enormous face tumors. The cancer either metastasizes to other organs or prevents Tasmanian devils from eating or drinking. Either way, death usually occurs within six months. Experts predict the species could vanish within 20 years if the tumor disease isn’t stopped.”

More on the Tasmanian devil: Tasmanian devil cancer vaccine ‘a step closer.’

Deadly poison threat to tigers. “In what’s regarded as Thailand’s most important tiger sanctuary, wildlife rangers report mounting evidence of gangs setting traps with fresh meat, laced with poison, as bait.”

and in other “vegan news…”

Vegan beauty Olivia Wilde dazzles at Burt Wonderstone premier. “Wilde, 29, donned a slinky black Gucci gown that accentuated her lean physique and toned arms. Olivia, who’s considered one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood, credits her stunning looks to her vegan diet and active lifestyle.”

Photo credit: Georgetown Voice via Flickr

By Published On: 13 March 2013220 words1.2 min read

news3:13

International convention moves to limit shark ‘finning’ trade. “Delegates to an international species conservation conference in Bangkok, Thailand, this week have agreed to limit the trade of shark fins and meat.”

Contagious Tasmanian devil cancer ‘switches off’ genes that detect it. “Devil facial tumor disease is one of only two contagious cancers in the world (the other affects dogs and is nonfatal). It spreads when the Australian marsupials bite or nip each other, transmitting cancerous cells that grow into enormous face tumors. The cancer either metastasizes to other organs or prevents Tasmanian devils from eating or drinking. Either way, death usually occurs within six months. Experts predict the species could vanish within 20 years if the tumor disease isn’t stopped.”

More on the Tasmanian devil: Tasmanian devil cancer vaccine ‘a step closer.’

Deadly poison threat to tigers. “In what’s regarded as Thailand’s most important tiger sanctuary, wildlife rangers report mounting evidence of gangs setting traps with fresh meat, laced with poison, as bait.”

and in other “vegan news…”

Vegan beauty Olivia Wilde dazzles at Burt Wonderstone premier. “Wilde, 29, donned a slinky black Gucci gown that accentuated her lean physique and toned arms. Olivia, who’s considered one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood, credits her stunning looks to her vegan diet and active lifestyle.”

Photo credit: Georgetown Voice via Flickr

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