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Abuse at Elephant Football Attraction

Abuse at Elephant Football Attraction Thousands of tourists each year visit attractions in Thailand where animal shows are put on for their entertainment. Particularly popular are elephant shows, such as ‘elephant football’, where the elephants are trained and encouraged to kick a football into a net. Other shows include elephants with hula hoops, or balancing […]…

Put Guy Fawkes on the Bonfire, Not Hedgehogs

Remember Remember – Put Guy Fawkes on the Bonfire, Not Hedgehogs A wildlife charity is warning that hedgehogs could get burned in fires on Bonfire Night as they often sleep under the wood piles. Care for the Wild, based in Horsham, is asking anyone building a bonfire to follow basic hog-friendly guidelines to ensure that […]…

‘Badger Army’ Protest Comes to Oxford

‘Badger Army’ Protest Comes to Oxford A peaceful, family friendly protest against the government’s unpopular badger cull which has been taking place in Somerset and Gloucestershire, is taking place in Oxford on Saturday (October 25th). Organised by local people and supported by national wildlife charities Care for the Wild and the Badger Trust, the event […]…

Nine Out of Ten Say ‘Stop Badger Cull and Do it …

New Badger Cull Poll: Nine Out of Ten Say ‘Stop Culling and Do it the Welsh Way’ Results from a new poll on the controversial badger cull show that nine out of ten people who express an opinion (89%) want the UK government to stop culling badgers and follow the Welsh by combatting bovine TB […]…

Striking Ad Reminds London Shoppers of Brutal Badg…

Striking Ad Reminds London Shoppers of Brutal Badger Cull A graphic billboard image of a badger, a rifle and blood spelling the words ‘Stop the Cull’ greeted London shoppers this morning. The controversial image, accompanied by the words ’Over 12,000 badgers already killed’, was produced by wildlife charity Care for the Wild, which has been […]…

Badger blame game is leading to huge increase in p…

Baited, Poisoned and Skinned Alive: Badger blame game is leading to huge increase in persecution The demonisation of badgers by the UK government and farming industry in order to justify the badger cull is leading to a significant increase in illegal persecution of the species, says a new report. The Badger Trust’s UK Badger Incidents […]…

The World Stands Up for Wildlife – Global Ma…

The World Stands Up for Wildlife – Global March for Elephants and Rhinos Thousands of people will be taking to the streets in what is set to be the biggest ever global movement on behalf of animals, which takes place on Saturday (October 4th) in 130 cities around the world. The Global March for Elephants […]…

Horn-ucopia: Vietnamese Need to Be Told Rhinos Don…

Horn-ucopia: Vietnamese Need to Be Told Rhinos Don’t Have Horn of Plenty Education, education, education must be the message to the Vietnamese people if rhinos are to be saved from extinction, says a wildlife charity on World Rhino Day (Monday 22nd September). Around 800 rhino have already been killed in South Africa alone this year, […]…

Politics Two, Badgers Nil, as Badger Culls to Star…

Politics Two, Badgers Nil, as Badger Culls to Start Again News that badger culling is to start again tonight (Monday September 8th) in Gloucestershire and Somerset has been greeted with sadness and anger by animal welfare and wildlife protection groups. The government has issued licences for the further killing of badgers (a protected species), despite […]…

Up to 2000 Badgers Targetted as New Culls Given th…

Up to 2000 Badgers Targetted as New Culls Given the Green Light Badger culling could resume in Gloucestershire and Somerset at any time after they were given the go-ahead by Natural England, the government body, today. ‘Letters of authorisation’ have been issued to allow cullers to kill badgers in the two counties. The letters stipulate […]…

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