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The Telegraph
06/21/2016

Climate change campaigners have welcomed new guidelines which urge Chinese consumers to eat 50 per cent less meat, even though food experts say enticing the country’s growing urban middle classes away from beef and pork will be a huge challenge.

The Chinese Nutrition Society last month called on consumers to reduce the amount of animal-based food they eat from about 300 grams to 200 grams a day and their meat consumption from about 62 kg to 27 kg per year.

Vox
06/21/2016

Here in the US, the Obama administration has been reluctant to encourage people to eat less meat for health and environmental reasons. The 2015 US Dietary Guidelines, for instance, remained fairly muted on the topic after fierce lobbying by the meat industry.

Common Dreams
06/21/2016

Climate advocates are praising the Chinese government's new dietary guidelines designed to cut meat consumption in half—which would reduce the country's livestock-related carbon emissions by 1 billion tons by 2030.

The Guardian
06/20/2016

The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort to avoid runaway global warming.

Seeker
06/17/2016

HK Express, a Hong Kong airline, recently announced that it will prohibit large consignments of shark fins being shipped as cargo, exemplifying a growing effort among not only airlines, but also container shipping lines, to stop the often illegal practice of shark finning.

Planet Experts
06/16/2016
The Nation
06/13/2016

The “Ivory Free Thailand” campaign kicked off on Monday, with renowned international martial arts actor Tony Jaa and National football team coach Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang joining WildAid and WWF-Thailand to urge Thais to go “ivory free” and help put an end to the relentless slaughter of African elephants for their tusks.

The "Ivory Free Thailand" campaign is calling on consumers to never buy, own or accept ivory as gifts.

Times Live
06/08/2016

Did you know that 80% of black South Africans said they would be “very sad” if wild rhinos were to become extinct in the wild?

If you did not‚ you are probably not alone.

Traditionally the rhino poaching crisis has been viewed as a wealthy‚ white South African concern‚ but a new anti-rhino poaching campaign is out to debunk that myth.

The campaign‚ recently launched by conservation organisation WildAid‚ has called on black celebs to back the fight against poachers in a series of television and billboard adverts.

The Christian Science Monitor
06/02/2016

Yao Ming has become a hero for both basketball fans and animal lovers alike.

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