Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Animal Rights

Animal Rights
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...
Male mountain gorilla from the Mukiza group is seen at Bwindi National Park near the town of Kisoro

Mountain Gorillas Off ‘Critically Endangered’ List in Rare Recovery

GOMA, Congo (Reuters)  Central African mountain gorillas came off the 'critically endangered' species list on Thursday following a rare and dramatic recovery in numbers over...
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...
Buffalo carcasses are seen in the Chobe river, Nambia, on the country's border with Botswana

400 Buffalo Drown after Stampede into River between Botswana and Namibia

GABORONE (Reuters)  Around 400 buffaloes drowned after stampeding into the Chobe River along the border between Botswana and Namibia, possibly while running away from lions,...
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...
Doctors move away from using live animals for trauma surgery training

Doctors Move Away from Using Live Animals for Trauma Surgery Training

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health)  An initiative to replace the use of live animals with a human simulator for trauma surgery practice got training programs in...