Wildlife hunting bans mostly fail, says Stephanie Brittain, who spent eight years in Cameroon researching bushmeat consumption and now works with Oxford University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Research. After the 2013–16 Ebola outbreak in west Africa, she says, bans were brought in by several countries but could not be policed. The result was a marked increase in hunting for wild meat. “There [is] no conclusive evidence that banning the wildlife trade will prevent the emergence of zoonotic diseases in the future,” she says. “The legal trade for species that can be safely harvested can facilitate improved hygiene and animal welfare, while complete bans can drive trade underground, resulting in illegal markets with lower hygiene regulation and increased risk of disease transmission.” … [Read more...] about ‘Ban on bushmeat’ after Covid-19 but what if alternative is factory farming?
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In a tribute, Mr Jump's brother Richard said he had lost his 'best friend' and 'wonderful nephew' and described the loss as 'surreal and insurmountable'. Pictured: Mr Jump, Isabel and his son on a quad bike about 20 years ago … [Read more...] about Son, 19, dies in hospital after attack by rampaging water buffalo that killed his businessman father, 57, on family farm in Wales
But poaching and the illegal trafficking of parts and live animals from protected species across the globe has continued. The parts are sold to companies making either TCM pharmaceuticals – dried and baked pangolin scales, for example, are ground into powder for several treatments – or for products such as tiger and leopard bone wine, advertised as having “TCM qualities”. … [Read more...] about ‘This makes Chinese medicine look bad’: TCM supporters condemn illegal wildlife trade
I'm currently also working on starting an organisation to help homeless people. I feel that we're not really repurposing what we have. People have a lot of stuff in their houses that is broken, which we should be fixing and regenerating. So I am aiming to start a project to guide homeless people on health and well-being practices, and then engage them with practical projects that will benefit society. … [Read more...] about ‘I Used to Be a Wealthy Recruitment Agent, Now I Organize Sober Raves’
Another farmer said: 'The first I knew of it was when I saw the police helicopter and the air ambulance buzzing around. It's a huge shock to everyone in the area.' … [Read more...] about Wealthy Welsh farmer, 57, is trampled to death by a WATER BUFFALO after it went on the rampage and left his teenage son, 19, also fighting for life