Happy World Wildlife Day!

Today is World Wildlife Day, celebrated every March 3rd since its creation in 2013. This year it is centred around elephants, with the theme "The future of elephants is in our hands." Elephants are fantastic creatures, who have made sacrifices for our sake. Throughout history they played important roles in shaping the human race, but …

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Acceptance

A report by World Animal Protection came out recently highlighting the Top 10 Cruellest Animal Attractions. The research was in partnership with the University of Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and came up with these Top 10:  Riding elephants and walking with lions is something I have already blogged about, with riding elephants especially, as …

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Are Zoos Good?

Zoos and aquariums bring about a lot of controversy. They're good for education and research purposes, but bad as they take animals away from their natural habitat and put them in enclosures. (Zoos and aquariums will be referred to collectively as zoos). Of course, there are 'good' zoos and 'bad' zoos, but how good are the …

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Overfished and Underloved

I eat fish probably once a week. There are 1 billion people around the world who depend on fish as their main protein source, and over half the world's population gets 15% of their protein from fish. But how much is that really? In 2012, total fish production from fisheries and aquaculture was 158 million tonnes. …

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