Browsing: Environment

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If proposed new draft regulations become law, South Africa will become an almost open market for trading and even exporting rhino horn. The decline and possible extinction of wild rhinos will be in the interest of rhino breeders, who will then control the world market.

Art
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As flashlights blind the eyes of an onlooker, sighting an apparition unexpectedly can leave one numb and senseless. He lay quite unconcerned less than two metres away, basking in the warm glory of a gentle winter. “That’s the King,” whispered our guide. “The King Cobra.”

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Global problems need global solutions, without which efforts to save wildlife, halt climate change, and live sustainably are doomed to failure. Only a radical re-think of the way we live will enable us to live sustainably and in harmony with nature.

Africa
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South Africa is about to open the door to the commodification of rhino horn. This follows the permitting of 800 lion skeletons a year to be exported for fake tiger-bone wine and regulations for the hunting of leopards as soon as the present year-long moratorium is lifted.

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It is much easier to be cruel than one might think. There’s no doubt the creatures we farm to eat suffer, but we probably never see battery farm animals so it becomes easy to ignore. But lions? A beautiful near-endangered creature on Africa’s shrinking wildlands? Well, we drink them.

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