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 …

Merry Christmas to all Animal Advocates!

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Let’s all hope that 2016 brings good news for the planet’s Animal Kingdom. Let’s share (the start of) some good stories and excellent animal welfare work towards the end of 2015 –  progress is being made (but much more is needed): “Bear bile farms ended in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam,” 13 December 2015, Animals Asia, …

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 …

The EU’s Stance on Trophy Hunting and Trophy Imports

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Safari Club International European Advocacy Initiative, November 2015 Safari Club International (SCI) is worried, that the “animal rights groups’ efforts” to “ban all forms of animal use activities” (do they really mean animal ‘use,’ or animal ‘abuse’ activities I wonder?) might be gaining too much influence over EU policy makers. SCI …

London – March for Cecil, plus ‘Blood Lions’ Screening

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  London, March for Cecil/Lions I was privileged to be amongst a good-spirited throng of like minded people today in London, each one determined to project the message that the abuse of animals held captive and exploited in ‘canned’ farms for trophies must end now! Many leaflets prepared by the Campaign Against Canned …

“The End of ‘Canned Hunting’ Looks Imminent”

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Update: African Lion Working Group (ALWG) ‘finally’ joins the Professional Hunters Association, South Africa (PHASA) in condemning  “captive-bred (‘canned’) lion hunting.” _____________________________________________________________ “The turning tide: Blood Lions v lion breeding and canned hunting,” Daily Maverick, 13 December 2015 “But now comes the real test……” “From now PHASA will be judged not …

Taiji Protest – Japanese Embassy, London, 18 December 2015

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Petition UK Government – “Government make public protest against killing of dolphins at Taiji Cove Japan.” ____________________________________________________________________ Please be there, Japanese Embassy, London, 18 December, 12:00 – 18:00 hours (Next one announced for 16th January, 2016) London Against the Dolphin Massacre – Taiji, Japan – Event Page  ____________________________________________________________________  1 December …