We’re Driving Animals To Their Graves!

In Britain, annual road casualties are estimated to account for 100,000 fox deaths, 50,000 badgers, 50,000 deer, 30 million birds and Hedgehogs once topped the death table with 29% of them being killed by cars and they sadly remain on the critically endangered list. Based on statistical analysis of those…

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Nine reasons to fight for a global wildlife trade ban

A safer world for animals and people Whether as pets, entertainment, medicine or food – wild animals around the world endure a lifetime of suffering in the multi-billion dollar wildlife trade.   With COVID-19 thought to have started in a wet market selling wild animals, the pandemic is forcing us to…

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Factory farming is a super threat to our health

Factory farming and pandemic risk COVID-19 is believed to have originated at horrific wildlife and live animal markets, and has gone on to devastate lives, economies and health systems around the world.  It’s not the first virus capable of causing a pandemic and it won’t be the last. Prior to…

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Former trainer shares heartbreaking story of Makaiko the dolphin

By Lorena Kya Lopez, a former marine mammal trainer Early years in Japan Makaiko (meaning ‘inner strength’), a bottlenose dolphin, was born in 1996 in the waters of Taiji, Japan. He lived with his large family: around 80 members belonged to his pod. They socialised with other pods and spent their days playing and roaming…

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Witnessing wildlife cruelty at an orangutan show

The atmosphere was chaotic. It was nonstop for around 25 minutes – music blared from speakers, glitter cannons exploded, and the audience shrieked. In the middle of it all, a troupe of small orangutans ‘performed’ despite the deafening clamour. From the moment they flew in on zipwires, the cruelty and…

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Understanding elephant empathy and their emotions

This blog was written by Dr Helen Lambert Elephants are at their most awe-inspiring in the wild and some of the behaviours they exhibit show us just how emotionally complex they are. The intelligence of elephants is something which is often overlooked by humans, however, it is clear that they…

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Beyond wet markets: the many problems with wildlife trade

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting lives around the world, the global community is aware of the risks of wildlife trade now more than ever. 70% of emerging zoonotic diseases (transmittable from animals to humans) are thought to come from wild animals.  However, the problem is far bigger than markets in China. The pandemic…

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