Tammy on November 22, 2017
The Humane Society has a petition to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke encouraging him to keep the ban. But we also need to reach out to President Trump. Once I sign the petition, I’ll also Tweet and Facebook it to the president. As we know he’s active on social media, and will take into consideration our arguments. He did so when stopping the original plan to lift the ban. Now we need to make sure it becomes permanent. Here’s the background and link to the petition: Via Humane Society. Update 11/18/17: Good news — President Trump announced via Twitter that he will reassess the Interior Department decision to allow the import of trophies from African elephants killed by American hunters in...
Tammy on April 10, 2016
Great news! This is an example where conservation efforts are not a scam and can be successful. Via Gizmodo. Here’s some excellent news from conservationists: after decades of decline, wild tiger populations are beginning to rebound. That’s the consensus that will be unveiled this week at the Third Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, held in New Dehli. Among the findings that have been released is the total population for wild tigers has risen from 3,200 in 2012 to an estimated 3,890 now. The increase is attributed to recent conservation efforts, particularly in Russia and India, which have seen greater population growth in recent years. According to Scientific American, this is the first increase in population in a century. [Ginette...