Feb 012018
Nepal’s Last Dancing Bears Have Been Rescued

Rejoice, animal lovers. The last two known “dancing bears” in Nepal have been rescued from lives of sadness and pain. Bears become “dancing bears” after would-be showmen capture or purchase cubs. Those young bears are stolen from their mothers, and from that point forward, they’ll never again live as a wild bear should. Instead, their […]

Dec 192016
POLL: Should Arab sheikhs be allowed to hunt bustards?

One of Pakistan’s four provinces has banned Arab sheikhs from hunting a protected species of bird, defying Islamabad’s longstanding policy of giving hunting licences to key regional allies. Swaths of habitat used in the winter by the migratory houbara bustard are allocated in blocks to the some of the most senior people in the United […]