South Africa traffics thousands of endangered wild animals to China in ‘corrupt and growing’ trade, investigation finds

South Africa traffics thousands of endangered wild animals to China in ‘corrupt and growing’ trade, investigation finds

South African traders with China are illegally selling thousands of wild animals threatened with extinction and endangered, under the guise of legal exports, according to an investigation. Monkeys have been stolen from the wild, and together with cheetahs, tigers, rhinos, lions and meerkats, they have been trafficked to circuses, theme parks, laboratories, zoos and “safari […]

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It’s time to implement solutions that make the bushmeat trade unnecessary (commentary)

It’s time to implement solutions that make the bushmeat trade unnecessary (commentary)

The coronavirus has rocked the foundations of societies across the globe. Since the virus originated in wildlife, there has been public outcry demanding the closure wildlife meat markets. Neglected thus far, however, is consideration of the highly destructive and ongoing mass trade of wildlife by bushmeat hunters in rural Asian, African, and South American communities—an […]

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Campaigners condemn ‘sickening’ killing of beavers in Scotland

Campaigners condemn ‘sickening’ killing of beavers in Scotland

ARMERS and landowners have legally killed around one hundred wild beavers in Tayside, The Ferret can reveal. Campaigners have condemned the killings as “shameful” and “sickening” and are demanding that beavers be moved rather than shot. Scottish ministers are now likely to face questions about the deaths. The official number killed under licence in 2019 […]

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Over 75,000 animals ‘bred for the bullet’ to satisfy hunters in past decade

Over 75,000 animals ‘bred for the bullet’ to satisfy hunters in past decade

More than 75,000 animals have been “bred for the bullet” including endangered species over the past decade, official figures show. British hunters also have an appetite for canned hunts, where species are born in captivity and shot in confined spaces. These include lions, baboons, monkeys, crocodiles and the ­scimitar-horned oryx, which became extinct in the […]

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