‘London Against the Dolphin Massacre’ – 1 September 2016

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On the 1st September 2016,  ‘London Against the Dolphin Massacre‘ and Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project will join forces once again for another HUGE, LOUD yet PEACEFUL protest against Taiji, Japan and its cruel barbaric annual hunts. 1 September 2016. Japanese Embassy, Piccadilly London,  W1J 7JT; 12:00 hours – 18:00 hours   …

South Africa’s Rhino Dilemma

Stephen Wiggins Article, Petition 2 Comments

South Africa has an alarming problem with the poaching of rhino, including ‘rouge’ hunting ‘outfitters,’ police and authorities (allegedly): “Rogue South African trophy hunters are directly involved in ‘a mad scramble’ to poach rhinos and get their horns out of the Kruger National Park, according to reliable intelligence sources.” “Confidential documents …

Global March for Elephants and Rhino

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CITES Conference of Parties (CoP17), 24 Sept – 5 October 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa As we approach the CITES (CoP17), there are proposals for key African species: ‘Uplist’ the African lion (Panthera leo) to CITES Appendix I; Inclusion of all populations of Loxodonta africana (African elephant) in Appendix I through the …

Debating Hunting

Stephen Wiggins Article, Petition 5 Comments

On the 4th May we had the intelligence2 debate; do “Hunters Conserve Wildlife” – to repeat the actual motion was: “In 2014, a permit to hunt a single endangered black rhino was sold for $350,000… as part of a program to support its conservation in Namibia. Counterintutive? Through funds raised …

“Are You Not Entertained?”

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Petition –  “Tell SeaWorld to stop being hypocrites and end all orca shows!” – Phoebe Goldstein On Saturday, 7 May across the globe, protestors (“Empty the Tanks” – Earth Race Conservation) took to the streets to protest the on-going absurdity of cetaceans taken from the wild, or bred into a …

Trophy Hunting in Zambia

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Banner: “Lady Liuwa” courtesy of NatGeoTV Petition – “Don’t Let Lions Become Extinct: Don’t Lift the Ban on Hunting Lions and Leopards!” to President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu; Minister of Tourism and Arts, Jean Kapata; Zambia Wildlife Authority. Petition – “High Time for a Complete and Permanent Ban on All Ivory Trade” …

Saturday, 30 April 2016 – A Complex Day for Wildlife

Stephen Wiggins Article, Event, Petition 1 Comment

Saturday, 30 April 2016 will be remembered as a complex day for wildlife: In Kenya, there was a burning of confiscated ivory (and rhino horn); In London, A March to Stop Lion Trophy Hunting; In Swaziland, a proposal for rhino horn harvesting emerged; In South Africa, the sad loss of an …

Who’s Actually Killing and ‘Making a Killing’ from Rhino?

Stephen Wiggins Article, Petition 9 Comments

By Andrew Van Ginkel, Durban, South Africa, 19 April 2016 Pseudo-hunting, Trophy Hunting and Rhino Poaching South Africa is home to 93% of the rhinos in Africa. At the start of the 20th century there were only 500,000 wild rhinos on earth. By 1970 this number had dropped to 70,000, today …

China’s Wildlife Trade is Out of Control

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Petition – “Tigers Reduced to Skin and Bone“ Petition – “Tigers slaughtered to produce bone paste to fuel the illegal tiger trade in Vietnam! Please help“ Picture above of a ‘skin and bone’ tiger held captive in a Chinese captive facility  – “Breeding tigers (and any animal) in cruel, inhumane conditions …