Ban still must clear the House of Lords and gain Royal Assent, but these formalities are more likely to delay than prevent enforcement LONDON, U.K.––The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill cleared the House of Commons on March 17, 2023 by unanimous voice vote. The silence of pro-trophy hunting opponents, however, scarcely means that the bill […]
Did stranded macaques come from Cambodia, or from Thai temples?
1,200 monkeys stuck at Charles River Labs have reason to signify HOUSTON, Texas––Twelve hundred illegally imported wild-caught long-tailed macaques at last report were still waiting at a Charles River Laboratory warehouse near Houston for Charles River Laboratories, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and potential sanctuary caretakers to decide what will become of them. […]
One African-American journalist’s view of John James Audubon
by Roger Witherspoon (Roger Witherspoon, a member of the ANIMALS 24-7 board of directors, has reported about environmental issues for more than 50 years; developed the global Save The Tiger program for the Exxon Corporation; and cofounded the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, the first chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.) John James […]
Advocate for shooting seals turns to pushing hunt for Sasquatch
But seals are still getting shot GREENBANK, Washington––The hunt for whoever is shooting harbor seals, apparently from a boat, along the west side of Whidbey Island, Washington, intertwines with the hunt for the mythical Sasquatch, but no, Sasquatch is not shooting seals, nor is Sasquatch in any danger of being shot. Yet another young female […]
Caribbean tax shelter wants to kill 450 tiny vervet monkeys––why?
Technically not a banana republic, Sint Maarten acts like one PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten––Suddenly globally infamous for a scheme to exterminate an estimated 450 feral vervet monkeys, who have colonized the 16-square-mile Caribbean island nation for nearly 400 years, the former Dutch colony of Sint Maarten might be considered a banana republic. Sint Maarten does have […]
For auld lang syne: last ANIMALS 24-7 obituaries of 2022
John Neville Hare, Mark Stanley-Price, Faith Maloney, & Vivienne Westwood The camel man John Neville Hare, 88, died on January 28, 2022, but ANIMALS 24-7 did not learn of his death until almost a year later. Born in Bexhill, Kent, Hare became acquainted with working camels as a British army officer assigned to the Royal […]
Cat-friendly Portland Audubon director Bob Sallinger retires
Fought against many schemes to kill one species to “help” another PORTLAND, Oregon––Few changings of the guard anticipated among animal advocacy leadership in 2023 may be felt more than the impending retirement of Bob Sallinger, 55, longtime public face of the 124-year-old Portland Audubon Society and a distinctly different voice from the stodgy, conventional […]
Shooting cats to save lizards, or to please billionaire birders?
The Cayman Islands may have more billionaires’ mansions than rock iguanas, but cats are not to blame GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands––If free-roaming cats were really a significant threat to iguanas––of any subspecies––one might expect most of Florida to be devoid of iguanas. Florida, after all, has reputedly the most optimal habitat for feral cats […]
Bamboo, 56, last Seattle zoo elephant, euthanized in Oklahoma City
Her life story was the story of most U.S. zoo elephants OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma––“Where will Woodland Park Zoo elephants be sent to die?”, ANIMALS 24-7 asked on December 7, 2014, as the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle finalized plans to transfer Chai and Bamboo, the last two elephants to reside there, to the Oklahoma City Zoo. That […]
The Coasts of California, ecological apocalypse, & evolution
Written & illustrated by Obi Kaufmann 639 pages $55.00 from HeydayBooks.com Yes, The Coasts of California would make an excellent holiday season gift for anyone interested in nature, ecology, hiking, or just in California generally, if only by reason of living there and wanting to understand the habitat and the socio-economic and political issues associated […]
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