Petition: Stop the Slaughter of Seal Pups in Namibia!

Marine animals in general are suffering due to the terrible ways we are devastating our oceans with plastic. Seals, are one of the many marine animals currently struggling with the invasion of plastic, ghost fishing gear, and litter along their habitats. They are sadly common victims of entanglement. You would think that no one would […]

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Iconic Namibian elephant ‘Voortrekker’ killed by trophy hunter

Namibia’s most famous elephant bull known as Voortrekker (“Pioneer”) to thousands of tourists was shot last week by a trophy hunter, ten years after he first escaped the hunter’s bullet. The elephant was shot on a “problem elephant “permit, however it appears that this was false, as a letter from three communal conservancies opposing the […]

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The Bloodshed of Fur Seals Has Begun in Namibia

Over the next four months, thousands of fur seals living in Cape Cross and Atlas Bay will be brutally killed for their fur, oil, and genitals. Namibia, where seals are listed among the most important commercial marine species, has set an annual hunt quota of 80,000 Cape fur seal pups and 6,000 bulls. As of […]

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Sixteen Scenes from 2016

Hello my friends! Firstly – I want to wish you a very happy and blessed 2019! It’s that time of year, eh? If you follow a plethora of photographers you will no doubt see many of them put out some sort of “best of 2016” image collection. I’ve outlined in previous posts why I think […]

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POLL: Should the trophy hunting of giraffes be banned?

Tourist trophy hunters are paying thousands of pounds to go and shoot giraffes with high-powered guns and bows. The gentle giants are loved around the world for their comical appearance and gentle nature. Just like character ‘Melman’ played by Friend’s-star David Schwimmer in Disney’s Madagascar, they are a hit with kids who love their long […]

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POLL: Should the ‘sport’ of trophy hunting be banned?

While he was vacationing in Africa, Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer did a lot of shooting. Not with a camera, unfortunately, but with a rifle and bow. Fischer and his wife slaughtered over a dozen animals during Nambia’s trophy hunting season, including a giraffe, leopard, impala, sable antelope, waterbuck, kudu, warthog and, most […]

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The death dealer: Russian surgeon makes $1m a year charging tourists £16,000 to kill lions, £42,000 for white rhinos and £421,000 to slay critically endangered black rhinos

A Russian surgeon has boasted about how he has built a £1.2 million-a-year business offering wealthy tourists the chance to hunt elephants, rhinos and lions as trophies. George Ragozin, who is nicknamed the ‘crazy Russian’ by his clients, offers trophy-seeking foreigners packages that include shooting beasts of their choice, alongside accommodation, food, beer and wine […]

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How ethical is the elephant ‘sanctuary’ you’re visiting?

“Many parks advertise themselves as sanctuaries but they are not,” says Maria Mossman, founder of non-profit group Action for Elephants UK. “Never go to a park that advertises shows, unnatural behaviour, tricks or painting – and please, never ride an elephant.” Mossman, who has been involved in elephant activism since 2013, and also organises global […]

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