Feeding the Hunters’ Addiction in South Africa

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The attached video is from a 2015 documentary (“Safari, Paying to Kill”) published onto YouTube in March 2016: It’s a very interesting 45 minutes, with the interviewer, Olivia Mokiejewski clearly exposing the deceit of the ‘canned’/captive-breeding industry in South Africa. Olivia describes ‘canned’ hunting as South Africa’s “nasty little secret” …

“The Ghosts of Africa” lost to Hunting and Poaching

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By guest writer, Andrew Van Ginkel, Durban, South Africa Trophy Hunting           | Poaching                             | Unethical Breeding Pay money to kill        | Kill to make money      | Making a killing Trophy hunters shoot more animals in South Africa each year (almost 50,000 animals were shot by trophy hunters in …

Kenya and Wildlife Conservation

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Banner Image Courtesy of IFAW A guest article by Jane Sandon-Allum (UK) – Two Million Tusks Kenya and Trophy Hunting Having read a number of the comments on the “Hunters Conserve Wildlife” debate, I noticed in particular hunters’ comments about Kenya and the decline in wildlife “due to Kenya’s hunting ban” which …

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, …

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 …

Petition to End Japanese Whale Hunting

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“Japan and the Whale,” BBC News, 8 February 2016: “It may seem incredibly banal. But Japan’s determination to continue whaling may come down to a handful of MPs from whaling constituencies and a few hundred bureaucrats who don’t want to see their budgets cut.” “Japan won’t stop whaling, so Anonymous …