Petition: Half Million Sharks Could be Killed for the Coronavirus Vaccine

Petition: Half Million Sharks Could be Killed for the Coronavirus Vaccine

Conservationists warn that up to half a million sharks could be killed to produce the coronavirus vaccine. Sharks produce squalene, the natural oil in their livers, that’s used in vaccines around the world. Squalene is used to create a stronger immune response in the vaccine, therefore increasing its efficacy. GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceutical company, uses squalene […]

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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: Coronavirus Grants and Loans Used for Stag Hunts Instead of Funding Struggling Businesses

Petition: Coronavirus Grants and Loans Used for Stag Hunts Instead of Funding Struggling Businesses

According to the Independent, a stag hunt in the UK received a £10,000 grant and a £50,000 loan from funds that were made for businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus.  Source: BJHoldsworth/Youtube According to a hunt report, Devon and Somerset Staghounds is one of the multiple hunts that received funding from government programs during […]

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