March for Dolphins, London, 19 February

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Image: Ric O’ Barry, Dolphin Project   Friday, 19 February 2016 Meet Cavendish Square Gardens, 12:00 hours for a march to Japanese Embassy, Piccadilly Link to 19 February event facebook page   Ric O’ Barry Deported from Japan, 5 February 2016 Ric O’ Barry (Dolphin Project) denied entry and detained …

How Can ‘We’ Save the African Lion, Panthera Leo?

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Download PDF of this article – How Can ‘We’ Save the African Lion, Panthera Leo? [Updated 25 January 2021] Let’s start by saying that I do not understand how anyone could want to kill an animal and put its remains on home display, particularly a lion from a rapidly dwindling wild …

The Taiji Dolphin Capture and Killing Continues

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London Against the Dolphin Massacre – Taiji, Japan – Event Page – March from Cavendish Square, 12:00 hours, 16 January 2016 Protests continue outside the Japanese Embassy, London (pictures below). Dolphins are still being captured and killed in Japan’s, Taiji cove – whole pods/families of dolphins are herded and netted …

“Lions Are Now Protected Under the Endangered Species Act,” USFWS – Really?

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Banner: Courtesy of http://www.hdwallpapersnew.net Does the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Director, Dan Ashe’s words and planned actions go far enough? The USFWS announced (21 December 2015) that: “In response to the dramatic decline of lion populations in the wild, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today …

Are Lion Trophy Hunting Quotas Based on Science?

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The European Union’s (EU’s) Scientific Review Group (SRG) was due to meet on the 15 December 2015 to decide if the lion Trophy Hunting quotas proposed by Zambia and the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) are sustainable. If not, should the EU prohibit imports of these trophies into the EU …

Maasai lions: Two charged with Kenya poisoning

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Petition – “Protect Endangered Lions from Poisoning” – Enforce Laws to Protect Lions _____________________________________________________ “Poisoning of the Marsh Pride lions in Masai Mara, Kenya,” LionAid, 11 December 2015 “If the Mara wants to continue to exist as a primary wildlife tourism destination in the future much change and better land …

SeaWorld’s Cynical Re-branding Exercise

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Banner image courtesy of Banksy Petition –  “Tell SeaWorld to stop being hypocrites and end all orca shows!” – Phoebe Goldstein During a recent (9 November 2015) presentation to SeaWorld Entertainment Incorporated Investors, President and Chief Executive, Joel Manby shared SeaWorld’s plan: “to build on the company’s strong business fundamentals by …

United Kingdom Adjournment Debate, “African Lion Numbers”

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DEFRA response dated 21 January 2016 _______________________________________________________ “Zimbabwe and Mozambique Lion Trophy Imports Bans Imminent,” LionAid, 3 December 2015 “LionAid believe there to be no more than 40 lion trophy males left now in Zambia, so this ban is very good news indeed, especially since Zambia has stated it will …

Commoditisation of Rhino Horn Trade ‘Self-Approved’ in South Africa

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Update, 17 March 2016 – South Africa attempts to surreptitiously ‘legalise’ rhino horn harvesting – South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa “pre-empts” recommendations of on-going ‘Committee of Inquiry’ with Department of Environmental Affairs budget documents stating that “South Africa will submit its rhino horn trade proposal at CITES COP 17.” “Last May, a group …