Peccary’s disappearance foreboding for other Mesoamerican wildlife

The white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), a hairy, pig-like mammal that once lived throughout the forests of Central and South America, now only skitters around in 13 percent of its former range, according to a report released in November 2018. More than two-thirds of white-lipped peccary populations are on the decline, said scientists who met to […]

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Nike plan to drop ‘cruel’ kangaroo leather football boots

Two leading animal campaigning groups – Viva! (Vegetarians International Voice for Animals) and AWPC (Australian Wildlife Protection Council) – are contacting the sports retail giant Nike to congratulate them on taking an ethical decision that could save the lives of thousands of kangaroos. A Nike spokesman confirmed yesterday that they would stop using the skins […]

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