Fur-Ever Wild is a Minnesota-based business that displays wolves and other wildlife in a roadside zoo, breeds wolf pups for petting interactions, and later skins the wolves for their pelts, which are sold for a profit.
Browsing: Wild Animals
A new report urges the imposition of trade suspensions against Mexico for its failure to protect the critically endangered vaquita from illegal fishing and trade in the totoaba, a large fish found in Mexico’s Gulf of California.
In the Philippines, rufous-headed hornbills have been driven to the brink of extinction by hunting and deforestation. But thanks to a new project, they are celebrated among local people, and have kicked off a movement to restore the area’s forests.
Like circuses, zoos are a sign of their time, and the time where we think keeping animals in cages is entertaining or appropriate should be coming to an end.
South Africa’s captive lion industry is massive and exploitative, and mercilessly turns lions into profit in a number of ways. We discussed this issue in an interview with the team behind the award-winning documentary Blood Lions.
Every year, fins from up to 73 million sharks enter the global shark fin trade. The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019, introduced by Senator Booker (D-NJ) would create a nationwide prohibition on the trade of shark fins in the US.
The crisis facing the African elephant cannot be effectively tackled without taking steps to address one of the key drivers of demand: the existence of domestic legal ivory markets.
Almost two million Americans stated their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal, which would remove existing protections for gray wolves everywhere in the lower 48 states except Arizona and New Mexico.
A recent statement from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urged homeowners to kill iguanas on their property “whenever possible.” This statement is part of a broader extermination program calling for the mass killing of iguanas in unthinkably cruel ways.
Habitat destruction and fragmentation are a root cause of human-elephant conflict in Malaysia, where deforestation has pushed elephants out of their habitats. Friends of the Earth Malaysia argues that sanctuaries are not the answer.
Botswana has a growing population of humans and cattle, not elephants. Outside protected areas, desertification caused by cattle over-grazing too often gets ignored. Hunting will not solve this problem; appropriate land use planning will.
Fireflies light up our nights — and our imaginations. But human actions like spraying toxic pesticides are putting them and other critical bugs in danger. We need solutions that match the severity of the global extinction problem.