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2011-08-04 16:48:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW-www.ifaw.org) congratulates the caring citizens of China whose fervent concern and outrage pressured Jiangmen city officials to withdraw a dog ban and cancel a planned cull.

2011-07-25 09:23:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six endangered Grauer's gorillas were airlifted from a rehabilitation facility in Rwanda to a center in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this weekend.

2011-07-21 13:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a recent surge in museum heists targeting rhinoceros horn, conservation and preservation organizations warn that the illegal trafficking of art and wildlife is a threat to the public, as well as the world's natural and cultural heritage.

2011-06-23 16:45:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night at the prestigious Cannes Golden Lion Awards for excellence in advertising, JWT Melbourne picked up the bronze medal for IFAW posters designed to highlight the sham of Japanese 'scientific' whaling.

2011-06-09 13:44:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Great white sharks may not be the only predators local gray seals are facing this summer. Over the last six weeks, five adult gray seals were found shot on Cape Cod beaches from Dennis to Chatham.

2011-05-16 15:34:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hachiko Coalition is calling for the organized and immediate evacuation of all uncontaminated domestic animals, pets and livestock inside the 20km radiation contaminated exclusion zone Fukushima, Japan. The Hachiko Coalition has also published a rush translation of a report previously available only in Japanese.

2011-05-03 11:21:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal sheltering and water search and rescue (SAR) teams are on the ground in Shelby County, Tennessee, today to assist animals during the intense flooding.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.