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Qatar: Robotic Camel Jockeys

by Mary Ferreira Doha, Qatar – Camel racing has been a popular sport for centuries in the Gulf region. In most countries children were used as camel jockeys. But governments along with the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, knew that it was dangerous work for children. In 2005, children from several South East Asian countries [...]

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  By Producer Gill Fickling 2011 was not a good year to be an elephant. Although trade in ivory has been banned since 1989, more ivory was seized during that year than any other on record, representing at least 2500 dead elephants. African elephants are being killed in ever larger numbers to satisfy a growing [...]

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