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Animals WERE Harmed In The Making Of This Film

Over 600 hundred people have complained about the recent animal killings in Channel 4’s The Island With Bear Grylls, which sees male and female contestants stranded on separate remote islands in the Pacific and left to fend for themselves. Channel 4 received 450 complaints, mostly to do with the broadcast of contestants killing and eating several pigs,… Continue reading Animals WERE Harmed In The Making Of This Film

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Sandra The Orangutan And Her Human Rights

Buenos Aires Zoo has yet another high-profile resident, in addition to Arturo the depressed polar bear. The Association of Professional Lawyers for Animal Rights (AFADA) will soon make their case in court on behalf on Sandra the shy Sumatran orangutan, and they will use the habeas corpus law to argue that the great ape has… Continue reading Sandra The Orangutan And Her Human Rights

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Summer Project: 30 Days Wild

In June, I will be taking part in the Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild project, which aims to engage with nature by suggesting Random Acts of Wildness every day for a month. Make room for nature this June – no matter where you are or how busy your life! Make this the month when you… Continue reading Summer Project: 30 Days Wild

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Who’s Looking Out For Animals In This Election?

* Guest blog post from Politics student James Craske * Animal Rights. Where do the parties stand? Human concern for animal welfare stretches back a long way. Despite the regular news of animal abuse, we have come a long way from the prevailing attitude of the Ancient Greeks that animals do not possess reason, to the recent… Continue reading Who’s Looking Out For Animals In This Election?

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The Virunga Mountain Gorillas These Days

Dian Fossey carrying out observations with a silverback I’ve just finished reading Dian Fossey’s Gorillas In The Mist and I’m wondering how Nunkie’s Group are getting on these days. A lot has changed in the Virunga mountains since Fossey’s horrific murder in 1985, and humans have encroached on the gorillas‘ diminishing territory even more. The 1994 Rwandan genocide… Continue reading The Virunga Mountain Gorillas These Days