animal welfare
Emergency declared as elephant poached

Emergency declared as elephant poached

Johannesburg - An emergency was declared as the first elephant was poached on the western border of Kruger National Park. Each day in Africa around 100 elephants die at the hands...

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Sport hunters kill Zim’s best known lion

Sport hunters kill Zim’s best known lion

Wildlife enthusiasts say Cecil, possibly Hwanges’s largest lion, was a favourite among visitors to Zimbabwe’s premier national park as he was extremely relaxed around safari...

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Zimbabwe, CITES attacked over elephant calves

Zimbabwe, CITES attacked over elephant calves

The Humane Society International (HSI) launched a scathingattack on both the Zimbabwean government and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) last...

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SA Scientists slam Swazi Elephant Export

SA Scientists slam Swazi Elephant Export

In a statement published this week South Africa’s Elephant Specialist Advisory Group (ESAG) says that the export of the elephants, three adult females and fifteen sub-adults to...

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Don’t allow your silence to give consent

Wildlife Rights, a group of concerned citizens, call on like-minded persons to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, especially with regards to the proposed Lamloch...

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NSPCA CAPTIVE ELEPHANT REPORT

NSPCA CAPTIVE ELEPHANT REPORT

The NSPCAs Wildlife Protection Unit has compiled an in-depth report on the captive Elephant industry in South Africa. All information contained in this factual report has been...

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Playing with words while captive lions die

Playing with words while captive lions die

In an article published in the Sunday Times a week ago [May 31], Edna Molewa, the minister of environmental affairs, admonishes conservationists to “put the lid on” what she...

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Anger over green light given to lion farms

Anger over green light given to lion farms

Non-governmental and conservation organizations are highly upset that the Department of Environmental Affairs has not shown the "political will" to close the Canned Lion Breeding...

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Molewa takes aim at wild elephants

International arrivals at South African airports are greeted with an image of happy tourists on the back of an elephant experiencing, according to the wording, “Wild and Free...

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Suffering for sale: how tourism tramples ethics

Earlier this year horrific photographs and graphic video footage showing baby elephants being abused at an elephant sanctuary in the Eastern Cape and an elephant-back safari...

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