19th century extermination campaigns slaughtered millions of buffalo in an attempt to wipe out Native Americans and free up land for cattle ranching. Buffalo “management” today is a direct descendent of those actions.
Monthly Archives: August, 2019
A new study estimates that at least 1.7–4.6 million birds of at least 413 species may be killed or taken illegally each year in the region, many of them on migration.
To figure out what kind of activism you should do, find the intersection between what you love, what you’re good at, and what makes the biggest difference.
“What we are trying to do in the Western Balkan region is not only a rescue program for single animals. In our view, it is far more important to change the mentality of citizens and the legislation on stray dogs’ management.”
Undercover research shows birds of prey in UK zoos are routinely tied down to the ground for long hours, can be effectively starved until they perform in flying displays and live in poor conditions.
Tillamook’s advertising campaigns are designed to tell consumers that the company’s products are sourced from humane, pasture-based, small-scale family farms, where animal care standards exceed those of other dairy companies. But this is far from reality.
Organizations are calling for an FBI investigation into the activities of the two Kentucky law enforcement officers, who have openly and brazenly posted online about their illegal cockfighting farm and operation.
South Africa, DRC, Namibia and Zimbabwe believe they should be able to sell threatened wildlife species on global markets.
United States zoos now plan to import baby elephants from Zimbabwe, undeterred by the international uproar over their 2016 import of 18 wild elephants from Swaziland.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has announced that it will phase out the use of bullhooks—cruel weapons used on captive elephants to force them to do the bidding of human masters.
Recognizing that extinction is irreversible, the U.S. did in 1973 what no country had done before: It established a commitment to protect and restore imperiled species. These six creatures are among the countless species saved from extinction in the last four decades.
There has been no respite for the heavily hunted tiger, with an estimated average of over 120 individuals seized each year over the past 19 years, a new report revealed today.