Tories bail out ‘barbaric fox hunters’ with £50,000 cash to survive coronavirus crisis

Tories bail out ‘barbaric fox hunters’ with £50,000 cash to survive coronavirus crisis

A Tory council has given £50,000 to support despised hunters through the Covid crisis. MPs and campaigners have slammed Shropshire County Council’s “disgraceful” use of public funds. While the businesses receiving funds are drag hunts, they are surrounded by controversy. The council has declined to disclose hunts involved – classed as businesses under the Government’s […]

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In search of the ‘forest ghost,’ South America’s cryptic giant armadillo

In search of the ‘forest ghost,’ South America’s cryptic giant armadillo

Arnaud Desbiez leads a team of biologists, but their work is more reminiscent of that of paleontologists. They trek through the Brazilian biomes of the Cerrado grasslands, the Atlantic Forest, and the Pantanal wetlands, looking for any indication of the presence of an animal rarely seen despite its size: the giant armadillo. “It’s basically a […]

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Petition: Stop Black Bear From Getting Euthanized Because Humans Encroached on His Habitat

Petition: Stop Black Bear From Getting Euthanized Because Humans Encroached on His Habitat

Bears are amazing animals, however, we probably don’t want to end up in close proximity to them. As humans encroach on bears’ (and other animals’) habitats, close encounters with wild animals are bound to happen.  Source: Azur smile/Youtube It’s important to be prepared and educated so that you know how to best respond. Inappropriate […]

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Original New Guinea Singing Dogs Still Exist in the Wild, Study Shows

Original New Guinea Singing Dogs Still Exist in the Wild, Study Shows

The New Guinea singing dog was first described in 1897, and became known for its unique and characteristic vocalization, described as a ‘wolf howl with overtones of whale song.’ Originally classified as a distinct species, Canis hallstromi, its taxonomy remains controversial in part due to the availability of only captive specimens for genetic analysis and […]

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Petition: “Hunting Influencer” Kills Animals and Shows Off Photos and Videos on Social Media

Petition: “Hunting Influencer” Kills Animals and Shows Off Photos and Videos on Social Media

A French law student is receiving death threats after modeling for a streaming service that specializes in hunting and fishing. The model claims she is getting death threats after modeling for Zone 300, the streaming service, in addition to sharing “her passion” on social media. Johanna Clermont, the “hunting influencer” is now getting threatened thanks […]

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Petition: Report Shows Pesticides are the Leading Cause of Steep Decline in US Bird Species

Petition: Report Shows Pesticides are the Leading Cause of Steep Decline in US Bird Species

A new report has found that the United States bird populations continue to decline, and pesticides are part of the reason. The study shows that neonicotinoid insecticides are linked to reductions in bird diversity, specifically between 2008 and 2014.  Source: Link TV/Youtube The use of neonicotinoid insecticides is linked to a reduction of grassland […]

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Badger cull extended in England with more than 60,000 in line of fire

Badger cull extended in England with more than 60,000 in line of fire

The government’s badger cull is being expanded to 11 new areas of England including parts of Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire so that more than 60,000 badgers can be killed. Conservation groups said the expansion was a betrayal of trust after the government this year pledged to phase out the badger cull, intended to reduce […]

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No, ‘regenerative ranching’ is not good for grassland birds (commentary)

No, ‘regenerative ranching’ is not good for grassland birds (commentary)

A staggering 3 billion birds, including 700 million grassland birds, have been lost in the last 50 years. Without question, one of the leading causes of those catastrophic losses has been habitat loss driven by grazing livestock. Yet, latching on to the success of regenerative plant agriculture, beef advocates have launched far-fetched “regenerative ranching” theories […]

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