16 Aug '11, 5am

B.C. Man Arrested for Smuggling Bear Paws | Care2 Causes

B.C. Man Arrested for Smuggling Bear Paws | Care2 Causes

Security personnel at the Vancouver airport discovered a grisly cache when they scanned a B.C. man’s carry-on luggage. The 39-year-old man had tucked three foil-wrapped, black bear paws into his case for his flight to China. According to the Vancouver Sun , the Canadian Border Service Agency detained him and called the RCMP, who turned the case over to B.C. Conservation. The man was released until his court appearance on October 6th. If convicted, the man faces a maximum of a two-year sentence and $250,000 fine under the B.C. Wildlife Act. Additional penalties of up to six months and a $25,000 fine can be applied under the federal Wild Animal and Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act. In spite of crackdowns on illegal trade, bear paws continue to be in demand as a high-priced culinary delicacy and an ingredient in traditional medicine in ...

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Paddle Boarder and a Whale | Care2 Causes

care2.com 16 Aug '11, 1am

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bunkershot.com 16 Aug '11, 7pm

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care2.com 16 Aug '11, 9am

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Susie's Law Mobile Phone App | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 15 Aug '11, 11pm

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Dozens Arrested in Pipeline Protest | Care2 Causes

Dozens Arrested in Pipeline Protest | Care2 Causes

care2.com 22 Aug '11, 5am

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Bill Interrupted | Care2 Causes

Bill Interrupted | Care2 Causes

care2.com 19 Aug '11, 6pm

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Boy with Dog | Care2 Causes

care2.com 21 Aug '11, 10pm

Cynthia Samuels, currently Managing Editor of Care2, Causes, has been working with blogs and bloggers for six years and ha...

In a Tizzy About Tithing | Care2 Causes

In a Tizzy About Tithing | Care2 Causes

care2.com 21 Aug '11, 12am

Written by bloggers for the Utne Reader . Toby Ord, an Australian philosophy researcher at the University of Oxford, is ca...

Meet Oprah Winfrey, The Educator! | Care2 Causes

Meet Oprah Winfrey, The Educator! | Care2 Causes

care2.com 16 Aug '11, 5pm

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