Petition: Demand Himeji City Zoo Not Get Another Elephant After Himeko’s Death

Petition: Demand Himeji City Zoo Not Get Another Elephant After Himeko’s Death

Elephants face a multitude of threats to their survival, most of which are at the hands of humans. They are trophy-hunted, pushed out of their natural habitat, poached for their ivory, neglected in zoos, exploited for various tourist attractions, and forced to perform in circuses. One of these exploited elephants, Himeko, recently passed away.  […]

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Tragic Photo Shows Us What Elephants Stand to Lose Because of Our Love for Cheap Snacks

Tragic Photo Shows Us What Elephants Stand to Lose Because of Our Love for Cheap Snacks

Palm oil is an extremely popular commodity, highly valued by manufacturers for its versatility, low cost, and long shelf life. It can be found in approximately 50 percent of everyday consumer goods, including snack bars, cookies, pet food, cosmetics, and cleaning fluids. However, its large-scale commercial production in Malaysia and Indonesia has devastated local ecosystems […]

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Horrific footage shows baby elephants being ‘broken’ at cruel training camps before they are set to work in the tourist industry in Thailand

Horrific footage shows baby elephants being ‘broken’ at cruel training camps before they are set to work in the tourist industry in Thailand

Horrific footage has exposed how baby elephants are being ‘broken’ at cruel training camps before they are set to work in the tourist industry in Thailand. Staff recorded the calves being abused before they were taught to paint, spin hoops, carry passengers and stand on their hind legs for the entertainment of holidaymakers.  Animal […]

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Mystery as 12 elephants suffer ’extremely sudden deaths’ in Zimbabwe taking total to 34

Mystery as 12 elephants suffer ’extremely sudden deaths’ in Zimbabwe taking total to 34

Another 12 elephants in Zimbabwe have died in what appear to be “extremely sudden deaths” – taking the toll since last month to 34. The elephant deaths began on August 24 and come after hundreds of the animals mysteriously died in Botswana. A bacterial disease called haemorrhagic septicaemia is thought to be behind the recent […]

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Botswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria

Botswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria

Toxins made by microscopic algae in water caused the previously unexplained deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana, wildlife officials say. Botswana is home to a third of Africa’s declining elephant population. The alarm was raised when elephant carcasses were spotted in the country’s Okavango Delta between May and June. Officials say a total of […]

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