Friday, December 13, 2019

Animal Activism

Animal Activism
THE CONFLICT - Elephants right on your doorstep

THE CONFLICT – Elephants Right on Your Doorstep

As a child growing up in the Mara, Wilson Sairowua was fascinated by the elephants. Today he works to strike the delicate balance between...
Capaul, the horned cow initiative founder holds the horn of one of his cows at a farm in Perrefitte

Swiss Voters Reject Proposal to End Dehorning of Cows

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to subsidise farmers who let the horns on their cows and goats grow rather...
A baby vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) is seen in a bicycle basket in Zanzibar

Monkey Business: Hungry ‘Vermin’ Steal Food from Ugandan Farmers

By Fredrick Mugira MBARARA, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) When Bwakatahwihire Buhikire moved to Nyarubungo village three decades ago, he hoped his family would be able...
A pair of hippos swim in the waters of St Lucia estuary, South Africa

Zambia Revives Plan to Cull 2,000 Hippos over Next Five Years

LUSAKA (Reuters)  Zambia has revived plans it suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the controlled slaughter of up to 2,000...
A herd of elephants is seen at the Singita Grumeti Game Reserve

Tanzanian Rangers Harness New Technology to Fight Poachers

By Jackson Njehia GRUMETI, Tanzania (Reuters)  In Tanzania's Grumeti Game Reserve, next to Serengeti National Park, elephants roam, rangers sleep more peacefully at night, and poachers...
A model presents a creation by designer Anthony Vaccarello as part of his Spring/Summer 2019 women's ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Saint Laurent during Paris Fashion Week in Paris

From Milan to Paris, Fashion Firms Fret over Fur

By Giulia Segreti and Sarah White MILAN/PARIS (Reuters)  Fur trimmings were scarce on the past month's spring catwalk collections in Milan and Paris, but the two...
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