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Wild things: crackdown on menu for China's animal eaters

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July 7, 2014
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Snakes are among the rare wildlife on sale in markets and restaurants in China despite courts being ordered to jail those who eat endangered species. Duration 00:48 Video provided by AFP


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Germany: Unwelcome Guests

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Deutsche Welle (May 1, 2013) — More and more new plant and animal species are spreading across Europe. Many have been brought into the country via freight shipments or by tourists. Among them are a population of nandus that have settled in northern Germany. More than 10 years ago, six nandus escaped from a private farm. Today their number has grown to 120. The huge, flightless birds have adapted well to northern Germany's environment. But farmers and hunters don't like them. Top of their preferred menu - entire fields of young corn plants.
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RAW VIDEO: Six Pandas Released to "Semi-Wild"

RAW VIDEO: Six Pandas Released to "Semi-Wild"

AP (Jan. 11, 2012) — Six captive-bred pandas are released to a "semi-wild" environment in China, part of the nation's attempt to replenish the endangered wild population with captive-bred animals. Retired basketball star Yao Ming attended the ceremony.
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How Competitive Eaters Eat All That Grub

How Competitive Eaters Eat All That Grub

Newsy (July 4, 2014) — The annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest kicks off Friday afternoon. But just how do these competitive eaters handle eating all those dogs? Video provided by Newsy
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Beluga Caviar Poised for a Comeback in Florida

Beluga Caviar Poised for a Comeback in Florida

Reuters (Mar. 8, 2013) — Facing extinction in the wild, the highly-prized beluga sturgeon may be about to make a comeback from a new base in the United States. A Florida company is breeding the fish to produce sought-after beluga caviar for profit, but must first demonstrate that it is helping the fish recover in the wild.
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