One topic that I’ve never shied away from on this blog is that of wild animals in captivity. This week, I attempt to untangle the challenges and moral obligation of each of the places that have come to house lions; game reserves, zoos, sanctuaries, lion farms and ‘the wild’,
In this week’s Shamwari series I encounter storms and forest fires, and ignorantly make my second big animal welfare mistake of the trip.
Claws Out explores the realities of tourists and gap year students volunteering with lions and lion cubs in South Africa. From cuddling and bottle-feeding cubs to walking with lion experiences; the hard-hitting documentary looks at how these popular tourist activities conceal dark links to the canned hunting industry.
The Blood Lions ‘YouthForLions’ team have officially launched a brand new animated clip showing the life cycle of a captive bred lion in South Africa, to create awareness of the canned hunting industry across the globe.
This week’s Shamwari Series follows my first weekend in South Africa — and my first big conservation mistake of my trip — being duped into taking part in activities related to the canned hunting industry, as detailed in my travel diaries from 10 years ago.
This week, animal advocate Bella Rebell lends her voice on behalf of India’s precious endangered wildlife, exposing the truth behind the shocking circumstances that led
Today is World Animal Day, an international day of action for animal rights and welfare. Many years ago I began this blog simply viewing myself as
Happy World Wildlife Day 2018! The theme for this year is ‘Big Cats‘; which encompasses the four largest wild cats — which are also the ones
Trophy film review: Within moments of the film opening (to a scene of father and young son shooting dead a ‘trophy’ deer), we are introduced to South Africa’s most successful rhino breeder, John Hume.
CITES 2016 has drawn to a close. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora held its 17th meeting in