By Jim Winter. DEAR ELLEN, It saddens me to see that you have bought into the vicious propaganda of the animal rights corporations and have both financially and verbally supported their attacks on the lives of thousands of rural Canadians whose sealing contributes a part of their annual livelihoods People whose earnings to support their… Continue reading Refuting seal propaganda
View PDF: The graphic in this PDF illustrates a contradiction. Illegality is a menace. Nobody but criminals supports illegal ivory traffickers. On the other hand, the laws prohibiting the trade in ivory are authoritarian. Thomas Jefferson, a Founding Father of the USA, urged people to face this challenge by standing up to tyranny.
Seal hunting : a multi-millenary activity For centuries, seal hunting has been a major economic activity linked to the cultural core of the Indians, Inuit and Euro-Canadians living along the shores of the cold water seas (Arctic, Labrador, Gulf of St. Lawrence) of Canada. In the last two regions, traces of this activity have been… Continue reading Seals overview
Trade bans can work. In the short term, they can provide breathing space for species in sudden and immediate danger, so that the drivers of trade can be identified and remedial actions implemented. This can be the case where the volume of trade is so large and the velocity so high that a trade ban… Continue reading Wild Cats overview
Global concern about the threat of climate change has turned polar bears into a flagship ‘endangered’ species that can be exploited by animal activist NGOs, skilled in the art of tugging people’s heartstrings to raise funds. In 2013, animal rights NGOs, supported by the USA, tried unsuccessfully to list polar bears in CITES’ appendix I… Continue reading Polar Bears overview
Each year the over 30 alligator farms in Florida alone produce 300,000 pounds of meat and 15,000 skins. This prime example of a sustainable resource yields the farmers between $5 and $7 per pound depending on the cut while hides average about $25 per foot wholesale. In addition to the production of a wildlife product,… Continue reading Reptiles overview
At the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), held in Harare, Zimbabwe from 9 to 20 June 1997, the status of the African elephant Loxodonta africana has been changed. While the whole species was included in Appendix I… Continue reading Elephants overview
A Regulated Trade in Rhino Horn By Mike Eustace There were said to have been 100.000 rhino in Africa in 1960. That number should have grown to 1.6 million today, at a growth rate of 6% p.a., but poaching has reduced it to less than 25.000, or 1.6% of what it should have been. About… Continue reading Rhinos overview
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Originally published in The Guardian. Increase in conflict between species and drought prompt sale of animals that are at risk of extinction due to poaching. Namibia has put 170 “high value” wild elephants up for sale due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, the southern African country’s environmental ministry has said An advertisement… Continue reading Namibia to auction 170 wild elephants, saying rising numbers threaten people