Sunday, July 12, 2020

Tag: elephants

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, September 4

Day one of Kavanaugh proceedings, 87 elephants found dead due to poaching, environmentalists don't vote in elections, and more.

87 elephants found dead in Botswana sanctuary, poaching to blame

"We have the world's largest elephant population, and it's open season for poachers."

‘Effective immediately’ – a reversal of Obama-era elephant trophy import ban

The Fish and Wildlife Service recently reversed the ban on elephant trophy imports following a decision made by Washington, D.C. Circuit Court, which "found fault" with the initial ban.

Trump’s indecision on trophy hunting reignites heated debate

Trump’s very public reversal – or potential one – left animal rights advocates, conservationists, big game hunters and safari businesses renewing heated attacks on, and vehement defenses of, trophy hunting.

Trump’s ‘hold’ on elephant trophies may not be enough

We should be helping advance the significant global momentum to ban domestic ivory markets, not getting in the way by allowing more trophy imports that feed ivory demand.

United Kingdom to ban ivory trade

More than 20,000 African elephants die every year to feed the ivory trade.

China to ban ivory trade by the end of the year

China had already committed to banning ivory trade, but committing to a timetable of action has really surprised many.

In historic move, China announces ban on ivory trade by end...

More than 20,000 elephants were killed for their ivory last year, leaving only about 415,000 remaining.

‘Great Elephant Census’ Shows Catastrophic Decline in Africa

"Forest elephant populations are already known to be decreasing at alarming rates and now the Great Elephant Census has revealed that savannah elephants are in the same boat."

Ivory Kingpin Jailed for 20 Years

The conviction and sentencing of ivory kingpin sends a message to poachers and traffickers harming animals, humans and the environment.

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Key US ally indicted for organ trade murder scheme

Is this the final unraveling of the Western narrative of "humanitarian intervention" in Kosovo, and a crack in the "accountability-free zone" of impunity for U.S. and allied war crimes?

A ‘historic day’ as federal judge orders shutdown and removal of Dakota Access Pipeline

This is the first time a federal judge has closed an operating pipeline for environmental reasons.

Who for Veep?

The big question for Bernie-ites is who they want for vice-president.

California bill to establish nation’s second public bank applauded as ‘historic challenge to Wall...

"We can structure a bank that actually is accountable to the people and does what the people want it to do."

The social impact of the Second Amendment

The state should be permitted to disarm its citizens to the extent it judges necessary to protect its own strength to protect its society.