Stop ‘Canned Hunting!’

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Four Paws’ Petition – Stop Canned Hunting! So far nearly 150,000 people have signed the Four Paws petition “Stop Canned Hunting!” – but more signatures are needed. Four Paws has been helping animals around the world for over 25 years. IWB fully supports Four Paws’ campaign against animal abuse and the work …

IWB writes to DEFRA about UK position in the upcoming CITES meeting

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The IWB has written to The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ask what the United Kingdom will be doing to protect engendered and threatened species, particularly with the forthcoming opportunity to take a stance at the Conference of the Parties …

Petition to extradite Cecil’s Killer

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Extradite Walter Palmer Petition Walter Palmer (Cecil the lion’s killer in July 2015) returned to River Bluff Dental, Bloomington, Minnesota practice today (8 September 2015), but encountered continued controversy, protestors and media attention. Walter Palmer’s family have been under intense scrutiny and strain, but Walter Palmer remains unapologetic and defiant restating that (in his own deluded opinion) …

Call to Increase Sentencing in the UK for Animal Abuse Crimes

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Urgent Review to the Law and Level of Sentencing for Animal Abuse Crimes Please consider adding your signature (if you have not already done so) to call on the UK government to enhance animal abuse sentencing. Thank you…. Change.org – Petition Link The recent case of ‘Blaze’, Aberdeenshire, Scotland in August …

Call To Stop ‘Drive Hunt’ Slaughter ‘Happening’ in South Africa

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The Daily Telegraph – 14 September 2015 According to Carte Blanche TV, the final death toll from the Limpopo Driven hunt was 98 animals, but the species and suffering are still being assessed: Carte Blanche Driven Hunt Video ________________________________________________________________________ Stop the Limpopo Driven Hunt Petition _________________________________________________________________________ BAT reporting that today, 11 September, that …

International Wildlife Bond (IWB) is Launched!

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After plenty of preparation, IWB’s Website went live earlier today (3 September 2015)! IWB Website In the wake of Cecil’s loss to the world (plus those before him and regrettably, those still at threat), IWB is intended as a new ‘digital’ approach to animal welfare action and campaigning. IWB aims to assist anti-Poaching efforts, plus advancing …

The Economics of Poaching, Trophy and Canned Hunting

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Petition UK Government to Improve Protection of White and Black rhinoceros, African lions and African elephants from Trophy Hunting _______________________________________________________________________ Download PDF – The Economics of Poaching, Trophy and Canned Hunting Let’s just start by saying there is a complex array of variables impinging on the whole economics that weigh …

Sir Roger Moore Speaks Out Against Trophy Hunting

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Image: Courtesy of Diamond Management Sir Roger Moore, the legendary James Bond actor is a strong advocate against so-called trophy hunting and regularly comments on the issue, including a recent article in the telegraph. “Sport” hunting is a sickness, a perversion and a danger and should be recognised as such. …