Learn what drove Ringling Bros. out of business, why Japan has resumed whaling in Antarctica, how China is phasing out legal ivory, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!
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A scathing new report shows that key countries affected by wildlife crime have failed to halt poaching and illegal trafficking of endangered animals as a result of widespread corruption and inadequate law enforcement, thus putting increasing numbers of species at risk of extinction.
Outrage at the looting of Africa’s wildlife and environmental destruction boiled over in Namibia last month in a strongly worded letter of protest to the Chinese Ambassador, signed by almost every environmental protection and research organisation in the country.
Animal law expert Larry Weiss, who has defended activists charged with offenses since the 1980s, recounts the history of the animal rights movement up to the present at VegFest 2016.
The end of the world’s largest ivory market was announced by the Chinese government as it released a detailed timetable for ending its legal ivory trade.
China’s decision to ban ivory is a very encouraging one. However, if we want to create lasting change, then we need to tackle the social problems which are directly linked to this trade.
The latest news from scientists is that if we do not act immediately, all wild bees could be dead within the near future. If bees disappear, then 30% of human food sources will no longer be available either.
We must actively fight for the light, putting forth the blood, sweat, and tears necessary to ensure that the vision of a compassionate future for all creatures is someday brought to fruition, and not swallowed up in the darkness of ignorance, apathy, greed, or sadism.
The 265 animals in Yemen’s Taiz Zoo, including rare leopards, haven’t been fed for days. The government is rejecting proposals to save them.
In this episode, find out the latest victory against dog meat in South Korea, and why the battle is still far from over. Also discover how fur farming in Japan came to a permanent end, why wildlife rangers around the world are being murdered by poachers, and more!
Christmas underscores the emotive power of the amazing animals with whom we share our world. The birth of Christ is a prime opportunity to remember that Christmas is not just about humanity. Rather, the arrival of the infant Christ promises cosmic, restorative consequences for the whole of creation.
Circus owner, Brian Boswell, is challenging the legality of elephant protection laws after his attempt to sell African elephants to a zoo in the United Arab Emirates was blocked by wildlife authorities.