Petition: House Members Reintroduce Bill to Ban Trade of Wild Animals for Human Consumption

Petition: House Members Reintroduce Bill to Ban Trade of Wild Animals for Human Consumption

House members reintroduced The Preventing Future Pandemics Act of 2021 on the first day of the new Congress. The bill would end the import, sale, and export of certain wild animals for animal consumption and medicine in the United States. The bill, supported by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was introduced by […]

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To pack a trunk or not? Battle over retirement plans of ‘Britain’s loneliest elephant’, saved from the circus

To pack a trunk or not? Battle over retirement plans of ‘Britain’s loneliest elephant’, saved from the circus

She’s a grande dame who over the years has made headlines for surviving more horrors than anyone should in a lifetime. And now, in the twilight of her life, she is again in the spotlight but unaware of the controversy surrounding her future. Anne, Britain’s last circus elephant, captured hearts in 2011 when video footage […]

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Study warns of ‘biotic annihilation’ driven by hunting, habitat destruction

Study warns of ‘biotic annihilation’ driven by hunting, habitat destruction

Humans are driving species to extinction 1,000 times faster than what is considered natural. Now, new research underscores the extent of the planet’s impoverishment. Extinctions don’t just rob the planet of species but also of functional and phylogenetic diversity, the authors of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argue. […]

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