South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is determined to set yet another export quota for lion bones. This flies in the face of several ongoing processes aimed at curbing the controversial industry, including litigation challenging the quota.
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The recent lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban was made possible, in part, by myths about elephants and the impacts of hunting. Those lies are exposed here.
A collection of programs helps ease the suffering of donkeys in Tanzania, including veterinary clinics, a sanctuary, and humane education sessions for donkey caretakers.
More action and less talk is required to combat wildlife crime. Many species are becoming severely depleted and may disappear if more is not urgently done by governments and enforcement agencies.
While the chance of encountering such a beautiful animal up close may seem tempting, there are several reasons why you shouldn’t visit these attractions.
California has shown national leadership by taking on innovative solutions to protect animals. Among the five bills advanced last week were a ban on wild animals in circuses, a ban on trapping fur-bearing animals, and a bill that mandates microchipping animals in shelters.
Will giraffes survive humanity? They are as iconic as lions, rhinos and elephants, and their long-term existence in the wild is under a similar threat. However, the world’s tallest animals get much less public attention and protection.
China Customs announced last week the seizure of 2,748 elephant tusks following a major enforcement crackdown. The 7.48 tons of ivory were seized as part of a joint operation in relation to major smuggling cases in the country.
These semiaquatic rodents can reproduce rapidly and cause environmental degradation in habitats where they lack predators, but that doesn’t mean they deserve to be killed. A program in Italy has had great success with surgically sterilizing and releasing them.
The film, now available online, efficiently and convincingly compiles many of the reasons the fur farming industry is harmful to animals, human health, and the environment, and should be brought to an end.
Organizations Animal Friends Croatia and Victoria’s Association invite everyone to join the third March for Animals in Zagreb, Croatia on April 13th at 11:00 AM.
The overwhelming public support for closing the UK’s ivory market was a critical part of encouraging lawmakers to act, and the campaign was a good example of what can happen when NGOs combine forces to work together and engage with other fields.