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The biggest threat to the world’s biggest creatures is hunting

We are eating them to extinction A new report says while pollution and habitat loss are still serious threats to the world’s creatures, hunting is the biggest threat to their survival. Boris Worm (PhD) is a professor of marine biology »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Movement to end “elephant rides” and animal abuse

An international animal welfare group is once again pushing to end the practice of elephant rides and shows for tourists. The World Animal Protection society says there are currently about 3,000 elephants in Asia used as tourist attractions whether for »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Toronto’s elephants finally heading to California sanctuary

After a long-drawn out controversy over several years, the Toronto Zoo’s three remaining elephants will be heading to the PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) elephant sanctuary in California. Thika was born at the Toronto Zoo in 1980 © Pat Hewitt-Canadian Press »