The Cayman Turtle Farm, the last facility in the world that farms endangered green turtles for their meat, has long cited continued demand for turtle meat in justifying its activities. However a recent poll shows that in reality most people in the Cayman Islands do not eat turtle meat.
World Animal Protection has long protested the mass clubbing of seals for fur and other products as inhumane, so last week’s World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that the European Union (EU) can ban the import and sale of seal products for “moral” reasons is a real victory for animal protection.
Great news for elephants on World Elephant Day! Several key Dutch tour operators have announced that they will no longer be offering elephant rides and shows with travel packages. Instead, they will offer compassionate alternatives to travelers.