Causes

May 262017
 
POLL: Should the keeping of dangerous wild animals as pets be banned?

In a victory for wildlife, South Carolina has officially passed a law that bans keeping dangerous wild animals as pets. The new law, which was just signed by Governor Henry McMaster, will now ban the private possession of big cats, non-native bears and great apes. “We applaud the provisions of this bill that prohibit the […]

May 252017
 
Rare footage helps explain what Narwhals use their tusks for

Scientists are marveling over never-before-seen footage of narwhals that has brought to light new evidence for what those unicorn-like tusks are actually used for. Narwhals are toothed whales who live in the Arctic waters of Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia, but they don’t actually have any teeth in their mouth. Instead, the males grow a […]

May 232017
 
10 of the Most Endangered Species on Earth

In 2006, the United States Congress designated the third Friday of May as Endangered Species Day. The day highlights the importance of protecting the most endangered animals on our planet. The World Wildlife Fund tracks the most critically endangered species today. These are ten magnificent animals who are designated as critically endangered. 1. Amur Leopard […]

May 202017
 
Horseshoe crabs save our lives, so let’s save theirs back

Horseshoe crabs have been around for over 450 million years, yet they’ve turned out to be a present day miracle for modern medicine. Given how valuable horseshoe crab blood is to laboratories, animal activists have started a petition asking medical companies that “borrow” horseshoe crabs to care more about the crabs’ wellbeing. As Care2’s Jessica […]

May 192017
 
POLL: Should the use of animal fur in fashion clothing be banned?

This week, a major apparel company announced that it’s going to be removing fur, angora and exotic leather from its supply chain. The name VF Corporation might not sound familiar, but it’s the parent company to more than two dozen major brands, including The North Face, Nautica, Timberland, Vans, JanSport, Reef and Wrangler. The announcement […]

May 182017
 
Missing orphaned L.A. mountain lion cub found alive and well

When three mountain lion cubs were discovered with their mother, P-39, in the Los Angeles area last July, experts were concerned about the cubs’ chances for survival. Among the threats to mountain lions living in the Santa Monica Mountains are death due to ingesting rat poison, health issues caused by inbreeding, and, most dangerously, the […]

May 122017
 
How the world’s largest cruise line can stand up for sea turtles

As the world’s largest cruise line, Carnival Cruise Lines has the power to help stop the suffering of endangered green sea turtles. A tourist facility in the Cayman Islands, The Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter, has been on the radar for years over concerns about how it’s mistreating its resident sea turtles. The facility […]

May 112017
 
Victory! Major airline in China bans shark fins

In a major victory for sharks, China Southern Airlines has officially banned the shipment of shark fins on its flights. The airline is the largest in China and is based in Guangzhou, a city that’s gained notoriety for serving up shark fin soup. Not only is the shark fin trade incredibly cruel and wasteful, it’s […]

May 102017
 
Last male Northern White Rhino on earth joins Tinder to find mate for life

For those of you who are single and ready to mingle, perhaps you’ve tried online dating. One popular dating app, Tinder, currently lists a rather attractive male ISO of his forever mate. He’s big-boned, in his early forties, virtually hairless, loves the outdoors and long walks through grassy savannah areas. Talk about a catch! Oh, […]

May 092017
 
Scientists Discover Rare and Endangered Cat in Borneo

Researchers working in Borneo have captured footage of one of the most elusive and least studied wild cats on earth. Bay cats, or Bornean cats, are about the size of a large house cat and can only be found on the island of Borneo. Very little is known about them, and they’ve continued to elude […]

May 082017
 
POLL: Should more cities ban wild animals in entertainment?

Los Angeles, considered the entertainment capital of the world, will no longer tolerate entertainment that involves performances by wild or exotic animals. The City Council voted unanimously April 25 to ban the exhibition of these animals for entertainment or amusement purposes in circuses, exotic animal shows, public places and private house parties. L.A. will now […]

May 072017
 
730,000 elephants are missing from protected areas in Africa

Conservationists have been warning the public about the crisis-level decline of African elephants, and now researchers have added to those concerns: an estimated 730,000 elephants are missing from areas where they should be able to survive, according to a recent study. For a study just published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers set out to […]