Posts Tagged ‘ANIMAL CRUELTY’

SAVING ELEPHANTS BY CUTTING THE ILLEGAL IVORY SUPPLY CHAIN

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

SAVING ELEPHANTS BY CUTTING THE ILLEGAL IVORY SUPPLY CHAIN

 

By Fred O'Regan

March 21, 2012

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE

 

The illegal ivory trade starts with the slaughter of elephants, continues with wildlife traffickers smuggling ivory across international borders and ends with the under-the-counter sale of carvings, signature stamps and trinkets, in marketplaces in Asia and online.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare is working to cut the supply chain at all its major touch points by training rangers in anti-poaching techniques, lobbying politicians to take action to block the sale of ivory, collaborating with customs and law enforcement authorities to arrest black-market sellers and reducing consumer demand through out the world, especially China, one of the largest consumers of wildlife products including ivory.

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Carnism: Why Eating Animals Is a Social Justice Issue

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

 

Carnism: Why Eating Animals is a Social Justice Issue

ONE GREEN PLANET

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Animals in the Circus: A Lifetime of Misery

Monday, December 6th, 2010

BORN FREE USA 

 

Using animals in circuses is an unnecessary and inhumane practice that's harmful to both the animals and the public. Unlike the human performers who choose to work in circuses, exotic animals are forced to take part in the show. They are involuntary actors in a degrading, unnatural spectacle.

While many people associate the circus with "safe, wholesome, family fun" — an association promoted aggressively by the circus PR machine — the truth is much darker. Government inspection reports reveal ongoing mistreatment of animals in circuses, as well as failures to provide the basic minimal standards of care required by law. Animals used in circuses have been injured and killed, and have injured and killed humans.

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