"Taxpayers in the United States directly fund the killing of wildlife at the request of farmers and ranchers, experimentation on animals and the roundup of wild horses on public lands. United States taxpayers in addition subsidize the agriculture and energy industries, both of which are leading contributors to habitat destruction and climate change. The federal government spends billions of dollars on these programs each year." - Harold Maurizio
More African elephants are being killed for ivory than are being born. - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
A tiger mother lost her cubs from premature labour, shortly after she became depressed and her health declined. They wrapped piglets up in tiger cloth and gave them to the tiger. The tiger now loves these pigs and treats them like her babies.
A tiger mother lost her cubs from premature labor. Shortly after, she became depressed and her health declined sharply. So they wrapped up piglets in tiger cloth & gave them to the tiger. The tiger now loves these pigs & treats them like her babies.
"Individuals who hunt for sport do so because they like the feeling it gives them. They feel empowered - in control. I really do understand the appeal. But there are ways of obtaining that feeling that do not involve killing.
"Why do some people as soon as animals are declared 'recovered' and no longer at risk of extinction want to start killing them? And why do government agencies responsible for 'managing' the animals allow this?
Zoos in the United States Get Permits to House Elephants from Africa - The Dallas Zoo, the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS and the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE together will house as many as 18 elephants.