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Category: Law & Law Enforcement
Russia Considering Ban on Exotic Pets: Crocodiles, and Penguins in the Cross Hairs
Humboldt Penguin

Exotic animals such as crocodiles, tigers and penguins may soon be disappearing from homes in Russia as parliament is considering a bill which would help cut down the number of animals which could be kept as pets.

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G20 Summit Recruits Top Notch Security…. Goldfish???
Goldfish

That’s right.. The new team which has been charged with looking out for the safety and wellbeing of the representatives of the G20 summit are six goldfish.

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Seagulls Found with Beer Cans Around Their Necks: $2,000 Bounty Issued!
Don Battle  /  WildRescue

Now this is just plain odd, cruel, and inhumane… A wildlife group has been made aware of a strange and brutal incident going on in the San Francisco Bay Area.. Someone has been going around and putting cut beer cans around the necks of seagulls!

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Boat Captain Facing 50 Large in Fines For Violations of Fishery Laws
Dominican Republic

A boat captain from the Dominican Republic has to pay some $50,000 in fines after he and his 28 crewman pleaded guilty to numerous infractions and violations of fisheries law.

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Fisherman Gets Sent Up the River For Taking Shot at Sea Lion:
sealion

A fisherman from Northern California who took out his frustrations on a sea lion last year, has just been sentenced this past Friday to one month in jail and to pay $51,000 in restitution.

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Thieves Sneak Off With Catch From Aquarium in Waikiki
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Thieves made off with 15 moi from a display tank situated at the Waikiki Aquarium this past weekend.

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Call to Arms to Close the Loopholes in Shark Finning Ban in EU
Shark fins

Individuals involved in the European Parliament have commenced an initiative to more heavily enforce the EU ban on shark finning. Shark finning is a barbaric practice which involves capturing a shark, ripping of its fins, and tossing the rest overboard.

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Boat Owner Gets Slapped on the Wrist for Stalking Whales
Right Whales

A fine of $4,000 was given to a man from Southern Australia, because he invaded the personal space of two whales off the south coast.

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Trawlermen from Shetland Illegally Reeled in 15M GPB Worth of Herring and Mackeral
Herring

Six skippers are facing unlimited fines and confiscation orders to the tune of millions of pounds after admitting they breached fishing quotas.

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Inuit Put a Halt on German-Canadian Arctic Tests
Inuit

A Canadian judge in the northern province of Nunavut has curtailed the plans of several joint German-Canadian Arctic experiments after Inuit residents commented that the testing could harm marine life, sources from within the government revealed on Monday.

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A New New York Bill May Ban Flesh Eating Fish Pedicures
doctor fish

The controversial use of live fish to chew away dead skin in pedicures may be banned in New York State for health and safety issues which have been proposed in a new bill.

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PETA Lobbying for Criminal Charges to be Filed in Sea World Attack
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PETA is lobbying for Sea World to be held criminally responsible for the death of Dawn Brancheau. Since that fateful day, PETA has been launching numerous campaigns against Sea World and their operational procedures.

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Experts Backing Law Which Bans Shark Fishing
Hammerhead shark

Conservationists and researchers are lashing out after the 11th fish was killed in BDA waters in the past week.

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“Nay” to the regulation of shark fishing from the shoreline
Hammerhead shark

Indian River County – The recent proposal to regulate shark fishing from the shore, may be at an impasse.

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Fishery Police Suspected of Misusing Fines Collected

BOSTON – The fishery police underwent an audit recently to see how they were using the federal fines they collected. It has been discovered that the fines collected from fisherman were spent on things such as cars for managers, and a week long training seminars in Norway.

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