Elephant Killings: Thefts from Humanity

Emilio Cogliani

Something was taken from you, me, and all humanity last week. Africa’s largest known elephant was shot in Zimbabwe by a trophy hunter, allegedly a German national. He proudly posed with his kill, but hunting organizers have refused to identify him. I encourage him to come forward so the civilized world may give him the recognition he so richly deserves.

He reportedly paid £39,000 ($64,000 U.S.) for a permit for the pleasure he derived from killing this magnificent animal. The elephant was estimated to be 40 to 60 years old.

The hunt was deemed to be “legal.” That is an interesting description, and irrelevant to the slaughtered elephant. Legal or illegal, he’s the dead victim either way. There are many unthinkable things that are “legal” in certain parts of the world, including child labor/abuse, beheadings, and eating dogs– none of which are moral or ethical. Slavery was legal in some…

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Rescued Elephant Gets Chance to Raise Her Baby and Experience Maternal Bond She Never Had | One Green Planet

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Wendi is an orphaned elephant who was found alone in a swamp in Kenya’s Imenti forest back in 2002. She was only a week old at the time, with a moist umbilical cord still in place and no one to look after her. Luckily for Wendi, the kind people at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Orphans Project were there to help. The Orphan’s Project provides a home for Africa’s orphaned baby elephants, many of whom are the victims of Africa’s barbaric ivory trade. Every fifteen minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory and sadly, for every adult that is killed, it means that a young baby is left behind.

This brutality may have been a part of Wendi’s early life, but growing up at DSWT in a world full of love, she never had to worry about such things again. Now, DSWT is proud to announce that Wendi has given…

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Petition · End the Coyote bounty hunt in Utah · Change.org

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Last year hunters killed more than 12,000 coyotes in the state of Utah, half of those were rewarded with a $50 bounty!!

https://www.change.org/p/end-the-coyote-bounty-hunt-in-utah

Stop Hunting Sharks for Sport

Haifisch als WerbefigurShark killing tournaments are cruel and inhumane and need to be stopped. Sharks are captured with cruel hooks that tear them apart then hauled onto public docks to be weighed, measured, and dissected. End this bloodthirsty torture now.

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Justice for Massive Elephant Murdered By Hunter

980xPossibly one of the biggest elephants left in the wild has been killed by a big game hunter for bragging rights. This incredible animal was likely 40 to 60 years old and did nothing to deserve being murdered, just like Cecil the lion. Demand that big game hunting permits stop being issued immediately.

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End Lethal Control of Red Wolves in North Carolina

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One Of Africa’s Biggest Elephants Was Just Killed By Trophy Hunters

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Fort Polk Horses Need Your Help

Straight from the Horse's Heart

from Amy Hanchey

Kistachie National Forest, which spans 7 parishes in Louisiana and encompasses a whopping 604.000 acres of land, is home to Fort Polk Military Base, which resides on approx. 140,000 acres.

There are 2 theoretical groups of horses that roam the area.

First, the horses that are seemingly more domesticated. Most likely dumped horses. These horses congregate near the base itself.

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Second, Wild Horses located in an area called Peason Ridge – These horses are a very tight knit herd and Do Not seem to be domesticated at all.

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They are likely the progeny of the Cavalry Horses from WWII and potentially with lineage to the Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Self-sustaining for the last 75+ years.

Caring individuals made a simple request for the humane, ethical, conservative approach to addressing the equine presence at Fort Polk Military base and Kisatchie national forest as a whole. Although our focus is…

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Poisonous Swimming Snakes From South Seas Found On California Beaches

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Venomous yellow-bellied sea snakes are washing up onto California beaches and some scientists say El Niño may be to blame.

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Tell Wayne State University: Stop Experimenting on Dogs – The Animal Rescue Site

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BBC perspective on Arviat polar bears – those not included in the last mark-recapture study

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In a polite but misleading article today in a BBC magazine (The polar bears are coming to town) about the relationship of polar bears and Inuit in Arviat, Western Hudson Bay, there is no mention of the on-going feud between Nunavut Inuit and Canadian polar bear scientists regarding invasive research.

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Nor is there a mention of the fact that according to the most recent research,there has been no trend in sea ice conditions since 2001.

Find Arviat on the map of Western Hudson Bay study area provided by Lunn and colleagues (2013, 2014) in their mark-recapture study report (below) discussed in detail in my last post. Area “A” – where Arviat is located – was not included in the last mark-recapture survey because Nunavut won’t allow invasive research on polar bears.

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The issue of the invasive research involved…

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This Sad Photo of a Lost Koala in Its Former Home Shows the Grim Future for Wildlife | One Green Planet

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this photo, posted by Wildcare Australia, speaks volumes about the grim future in store for many of the world’s wildlife populations.

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The animal, who has since been taken to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, was spotted meandering through a construction site in Pimpama, Queensland that was forest land only a few weeks ago. Prior to the start of construction, the Gold Coast City Council, in cooperation with the people at the Koala Conservation Project made sure to remove any animals that they could find. However, because koalas are creatures of habit who regularly return to the same areas to feed, many of the animals are returning to find that there is nothing left. This heartbreaking scene is becoming all too common as Australia, like many other places, is clearing new land for human habitation.

Karen Scott, a representative of Wildcare Australia spoke with the Brisbane Times about this issue: “I…

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