British hunter’s sick boast: Come slaughter animals in South Africa during Covid

British hunter’s sick boast: Come slaughter animals in South Africa during Covid

A British trophy-hunting boss is offering deals to shoot ­endangered animals which he boasts are “plentiful” during the Covid ­crisis. Carl Knight, 47, who runs Take Aim Safaris, makes the claim in his grisly sales pitch to 3,000 potential customers, including fellow Britons. He urges clients to travel to South Africa, which is in the grip […]

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Pet shops selling thousands of dangerous or endangered crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes

Pet shops selling thousands of dangerous or endangered crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes

Britain’s pet shops are legally selling tens of thousands of wild animals including crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes and lizards as “exotic” pets, researchers have found. Most species involved are endangered species, potentially dangerous to humans or highly susceptible to serious welfare problems in captivity, an animal welfare charity said. All were “unsuitable as pets”. […]

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Petition: Tell Hermès to Stop Building New Crocodile Skin Farm and Ban Use of Exotic Animal Skins

Petition: Tell Hermès to Stop Building New Crocodile Skin Farm and Ban Use of Exotic Animal Skins

The fashion industry is responsible for causing harm to animals, people, and the environment. Workers are often paid low wages, forced to work long hours in horrible environments, and subject to various human rights abuses. Furthermore, the process by which clothes are made, dyed, and handled greatly pollutes the environment. Animals, too, suffer at the […]

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Petition: Hermès to Build New Farm and Kill Over 50,000 Crocodiles to Supply Skins to Make Bags and Shoes

Petition: Hermès to Build New Farm and Kill Over 50,000 Crocodiles to Supply Skins to Make Bags and Shoes

Luxury brand Hermès is looking to build one of Australia’s largest crocodile farms to hold 50,000 crocodiles for use in bags and shoes. Animal activists are speaking out against the French brand’s decision. The Northern Territory of Australia is home to numerous crocodile farms, all owned by major fashion companies. These crocodiles are exploited to […]

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‘Sit! sit!’ How one Australian dealt with a 4m crocodile called ‘Bonecruncher’

‘Sit! sit!’ How one Australian dealt with a 4m crocodile called ‘Bonecruncher’

For most people, the sight of an approaching crocodile, mouth wide open, would provide the fright of a life. And their fear would be rightly placed, as encounters between man and saltwater crocs typically have deathly ends for the former. Not for Matt Wright, the so-called “outback wrangler”. “Stay, sit, sit!” Wright instructed the croc ominously […]

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Raising and Killing Animals for Exotic Skins Could Spark the Next Pandemic

Petition: Raising and Killing Animals for Exotic Skins Could Spark the Next Pandemic

Raising and killing exotic animals for “luxury” fashion items can increase the risk of outbreaks of dangerous illnesses such as COVID-19, and PETA is calling for a complete shutdown of exotic-animal farms. Many alligators and crocodiles who are raised on farms for their skin are kept crowded together in highly unhygienic conditions, one on top […]

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