People and the public need to be educated of the dangers and outcomes of keeping primates as pets. Where did they come from? How did they end up in the pet shop? Once they are a grown adult, will you still be able and willing to take care of them?
“On January 23rd 2018, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) set out its non-detriment findings (NDF) for the African lion. This is of extreme importance to the hunting industry, since without an NDF, no lion hunts would be allowed and no lion trophies could be exported.”
Charisha Florence Fraser reflects on her experiences during an internship with Indonesia’s Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP).
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.
This month, China’s National People’s Congress is soliciting public comments on a draft revision of the Wildlife Protection Law. Ironically, the law, supposedly designed to protect wildlife species, has witnessed the enormous rise of a wildlife exploitation industry unlike anything in China’s past.
It is with my deepest sorrow to inform everybody of the passing of my beloved father Dr. Hymie Ebedes, the renowned wildlife veterinarian, on 24 November 2015 in Pretoria. He will be missed by humans and animals alike.
Legal advancements for animals can often come at a painfully slow pace. But recently, we couldn’t help but notice how many wins and promising animal law-related news items kept coming in.
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: rescued wildlife, the absence of wilderness, dilemmas of predator and prey, and poisonous red-eyed primates!
Animal People executive director Wolf Clifton is currently visiting animal projects in Indonesia, prior to the Asia for Animals 2015 conference in Kuching, Malaysia. Highlights in this entry include: street dogs betrayed in Bali, birds of prey and giant monitor lizards, and an all-vegan Indonesian feast!
Animal People executive director Wolf Clifton is currently visiting animal projects in Indonesia, prior to the Asia for Animals 2015 conference in Kuching, Malaysia. Highlights so far include: the aftermath of the Eid al-Adha, dogs and monkeys in Jakarta, and big wins for animals in Indonesian politics!