Governments might be able to prevent future pandemics by investing as little as $22 billion a year in programs to curb wildlife trafficking and stem the destruction of tropical forests.
Browsing: Fur & Skin
Inhumane practices are the norm in the wool industry, which is anything but benign.
COVID-19 has forced the world to reconsider its relationship with wild animals, but South African legislation is increasingly pointing in the wrong direction. It urgently needs a rethink.
Due to the risks posed by the consumption of wildlife, the Chinese Government has imposed an emergency ban. The continued sale of leopard bone medicines demonstrate the need for this ban to be expanded.
The notion that Earth is here for our use and pleasure is deeply embedded in our collective assumption. We have to rebalance our relationship with the natural world. COVID-19 is a warning of what happens when we don’t.
People from all corners of the world have had their eyes opened to the health risks and animal welfare concerns of the animal trade, and the world is watching to see what the outcome will be.
In the search to explain the world around us, sometimes our observations lead us to the wrong conclusions. That seems to be the case with a famous Russian experiment on domesticating foxes.
China’s recent ban on wildlife consumption will hopefully stop the flow of lion bones from South Africa, which may be contaminated with tuberculosis and tranquilizers.
The scale of wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia is incredible and a renewed game plan is needed to combat it, says a new report released yesterday.
The current situation – awful as it is – has shone a spotlight on all wildlife trade in China, presenting the government with an opportunity to finally tackle demand for wildlife threatened by trade, including by closing legal markets.
As with a number of previous outbreaks, coronavirus is believed to have originated in a market where many live animals are sold and slaughtered in unhygienic conditions.
A report reveals how China’s fur industry is both healthy and influential, and highlights its growing influence on the world’s fur industry.