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Vivisection In South Africa

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SOUTH AFRICAN “ETHICS COMMITTEES”: RUBBER STAMPING VIVISECTION   South Africans have no idea about the vivisection industry in South Africa because policy makers and legislators are totally silent on this issue and seem to be protecting the industry from what should be normal transparent and accountable practices in a democratic country. This has to be seen within the context of a general lack of delivery and implementation by the current government. Our governance and leaders...

How Disgusting....

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This website reads as follows. See here. The horrid advert reads: Eat Live Monkey Brains! In Pingxiang, Guangxi, It Really Exists!

Some Of The Birds On The Monkeyland Forest

A few of the species of birds commonly found at Monkeyland are listed below: Knysna Loerie Tauraco corythaix These beautiful birds are also known as the Knysna Tauraco. The red feathers on the Knysna Loerie’s wings are more noticeble in flight. Their call is a trumpet-like ‘woop woop’, followed by a growling ‘korr, korr’. They mainly eat fruit and build their nests from sticks.

Story Time - The Monkey And The Crocodile

Monkey and Crocodile: Some time long ago, Crocodile and Monkey were very great friends. Crocodile lived in the river and Monkey lived on a tree which was there at the bank of the river. One day, Crocodile invited Monkey to his home for a feast. However, Monkey asked Crocodile how he could reach his home and yet he did not know how to swim. "Aaa! That is no problem!" Crocodile told Monkey. "I'll just carry you on my back and swim with you!"

Throw A Monkey Theme Party For Kids

Sometimes it seems like kids are like little monkeys, always climbing around, kidding about, making jokes and overall looking for mischief. So let them bring out their innner monkey with this fun theme party that can be used for a birthday party, or any time your kids want to hang out with their friends.

Interview By Alan Aspinal At Monkeyland 2003

Alan: ‘Today we are interviewing Tony Blignaut, the CEO of Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary here in Plettenberg Bay: Hello Tony, quite a place you have here, whatever motivated you to start a sanctuary like this?’ Tony ‘Thank you Alan, yes it is indeed! The motivation was born out of my concern for the plight of primates". I am convinced that not enough is being done to protect primates.’

Think Ecological

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Think Ecological

You Should Read This If You Love Animals - By Kristen Hall

What's so bad about Animal Testing? By: Kristen Hall

World's Police Unite For Environmental Crime Crackdown

DOHA, Qatar, November 16, 2010 (ENS) - The police agencies of the world are supporting INTERPOL's Environmental Crime Programme in an historic display of consensus. Delegates attending INTERPOL's General Assembly in Doha, Qatar last week voted unanimously in favor of a resolution encouraging greater global policing efforts to stem environmental crimes.

Gabon Arrests 5 Found With Ape Heads, Body Parts

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Central Africa have arrested five people who were found with the heads of 12 chimpanzees and an endangered gorilla in a seizure that officials said Thursday was the largest of its kind in a decade.

Himachal High Court Stays Monkey Culling

Shimla (Jan 6): The Himachal Pradesh High Court today put on hold the state government’s decision to issue permits to farmers to shoot monkeys that have been destroying their crops and fruits.

What Is Cites?

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

International Year Of Forests Dawns With Hope For Conservation

NEW YORK, New York, February 2, 2011 (ENS) - Forests for People is the theme of the UN's International Year of Forests 2011 - launched at a ceremony today at UN Headquarters in New York attended by world leaders, Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai and forest experts.

Rwanda Pledges Nationwide Forest Landscape Restoration

NEW YORK, New York, February 4, 2011 (ENS) - The African country of Rwanda, torn by civil war in the 1990s, has vowed to achieve country-wide restoration of its degraded soil, water, land and forest resources during the next 25 years.

Victory: No More Animal Testing For Lipton!

Victory! I'm thrilled to announce that after more than 40,000 people worldwide, including supporters like you, took action against the makers of Lipton tea and after representatives from PETA and our affiliates in India and Europe flew to London to meet with Unilever—the world's largest tea maker including the Lipton and PG tips brands - the company has agreed to end all non-required animal testing for their teas and tea-based beverages worldwide.

South Africa’s Red List Species

South Africa’s red list of species threatened with extinction was announced in 2004, a full 18 years after the last assessment was made. Of the 295 mammals surveyed, 19% are either critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable. Concerted action is being taken on all fronts to bolster their numbers.

Exotic Animals As Pets

From the ASPCA website: Would you keep a cat in a fish bowl? Or a hamster in a horse stable? Would you feed rabbit chow to your dog, or try to train a snake to sit? Yes, these are silly - even dangerous - things to do. Unfortunately, people do something similar when they keep exotic animals as pets.

Which Is Better For The Environment, Local Or Vegetarian?

OK, of course, you can go both vegetarian AND local. But for those interested in the nitty gritty details of which really matters more for addressing global warming/climate change and protecting the environment, a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology may have the answers for you.

2.4 Billion Extra People, No More Land: How Will We Feed The World In 2050?

Steve Connor reveals how scientists propose a major policy shift to tackle one of the great challenges of the 21st century Saturday, 22 January 2011

World's Sixth Mass Extinction May Be Underway - Study

AFP report / Monday, 7 March 2011 Mankind may have unleashed the sixth known mass extinction in Earth's history, according to a paper released on Wednesday by the science journal Nature.