In this episode, find out why Yellowstone bears and bison are falling prey to hunting interests, how Venezuela’s economic crisis is putting dogs and cats in peril, and why reclassifying temples as zoos is good news for elephants in India!
Browsing: Australia & Pacific Islands
The twenty-eight countries most responsible for the deaths of African elephants have been revealed in a new report, but other major offenders avoided censure as they failed to provide information or seize any ivory.
In this week’s episode, Animal People reviews the trial of pig activist Anita Krajnc, the lifting of Australia’s dog racing ban, good and bad news for endangered wildlife, and more!
Asia for Animals calls on the government of Sarawak, Malaysia to confiscate four sun bears kept inside a crocodile farm, to place in a sanctuary with the expertise and resources to meet their needs.
As palm oil production expands from Southeast Asia into tropical regions of the Americas and Africa, vulnerable forests and species on four continents face increased risk of loss, a new Duke University-led study finds.
Scorpion Foundation and Riau Province police busted an illegal trade of eight rare animals in Pekanbaru, Riau Province on Saturday, 27th of February 2016. Three traders were arrested, and eight animals, which are protected by Indonesian law, were confiscated, including six slow lorises, one siamang, and one gibbon.
“The only way to save our wild birds for future generations to enjoy is to cancel all collecting permits and close the wildlife markets throughout Indonesia – now. If this is not done immediately we risk seeing many birds and animals becoming locally extinct. Can you imagine a forest and sky with no wildlife – because this is a reality facing us all unless our government takes immediate action.”
Animal People executive director Wolf Clifton recently traveled Indonesia visiting animal projects, prior to the Asia for Animals 2015 conference in Kuching, Malaysia. Highlights in this entry include: animals of myth in ancient temples, and late-night activism with Yogyakarta’s craziest cat ladies!
Jakarta Animal Aid Network is expressing great concern for the Indonesian animals kept inside zoos. Scattered around the country without any proper legislation regarding their needs of welfare and care.
Wildlife belongs in the wild. If you see protected wildlife for sale please report to SCORPION and also report to law enforcement agencies. Keeping protected animals at home will make life uneasy under the shadow of the threat of prison and paying of expensive fines.
Whatever you think of Starbucks’ “red cup controversy,” there’s a much more serious reason to boycott the company: for its role in palm oil deforestation and the deaths of countless millions of wild animals in Indonesia.
Animal People executive director Wolf Clifton recently traveled Indonesia visiting animal projects, prior to the Asia for Animals 2015 conference in Kuching, Malaysia. Highlights in this entry include: humane education through punk rock and puppetry, the battle to end dog eating in Indonesia, and the best vegan food in Yogyakarta!