Peru: deforestation slowing as it beefs up laws, sanctions

Deforestation in Peru has slowed since peaking at nearly 180,000 hectares (700 square miles) in 2014 when swaths of the Amazon were illegally cleared for oil palm plantations, the head of the country’s forest service said recently.

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It Is Time Canada Banned Cosmetic Animal Testing

The Be Cruelty-Free Canada campaign achieved a historic milestone this summer. In June, Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen from New Brunswick introduced a bill into Parliament that could end the unnecessary suffering of animals used in cosmetic animal testing. Bill S-214 was re-introduced on Dec.10, 2015.

Air Canada bans animal trophies as freight

Air Canada says it has a new policy, effective immediately, not to carry any shipment of lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros or Cape buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. Airline won’t allow lion, leopard, elephant, rhino trophies aboard in wake of lion Cecil’s death.