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Bear chipping program roll out strengthens bear farm monitoring

Hanoi (August 9, 2017) - Hanoi Forest Protection Department in coordination with World Animal Protection has completed the re-microchipping of more than 200 remaining captive bears on farms in Hanoi, one of the hotspots in Vietnam in terms of both the captive bear population and concentration of farms.  The latest electronic chips now allow safer and more efficient monitoring of the bears without the need for anesthesia.

 

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New Penal Code approved

The government of Vietnam has approved a new Penal Code that will strengthen the hand of law enforcement and the courts.

 

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Teenager attacked at Mau Chien's tiger farm - ENV's position on tiger farming in Vietnam

In late May 2017, a 13 year old boy was attacked by a tiger while visiting a tiger farm operated by alleged wildlife kingpin, Nguyen Mau Chien (NMC). The attack occurred approximately a month after NMC was arrested for wildlife smuggling.

 

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Tigers together in a cage – however, the number of tigers in NMC’s farm has been almost unchanged.

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