The impact of Botswana’s hunting decision will be felt across Africa

The impact of Botswana’s hunting decision will be felt across Africa 1

When Botswana decided to lift its elephant hunting ban, it did not take into consideration that the impact would be severely felt across Africa, and even the world. Botswana has long been a refuge for elephants on a continent where thousands have been butchered for their tusks. Botswana is home to some 130,000 elephants, about […]

Elephant doomsday in Botswana, we need to act now

Elephant doomsday in Botswana, we need to act now 2

Botswana has legalized elephant hunting and is asking the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to allow it to export tusks from dead elephants to the world, in spite of an international ban on the trade. In a recent aerial wildlife survey, conducted by Elephants Without Borders (EWB), […]

Ghana emerges as a center of donkey skin trade to China

Ghana emerges as a center of donkey skin trade to China 3

An investigation by The Donkey Sanctuary and South Africa’s Oxpecker Environmental and Investigative Journalism has revealed that donkeys are being smuggled into Ghana, from Mali and neighboring Burkina Faso. After being slaughtered in the bush, the donkeys’ skins are sold to local middlemen, acting on behalf of Chinese syndicates, based in Accra. The meat goes […]

Man’s best friend requires man’s best effort

Man’s best friend requires man’s best effort 4

The brave souls at animal welfare organization, Network for Animals (NFA), are tough. No matter the danger, these passionate animal lovers are never going to stop saving lives. When it comes to the dogs of the world, NFA has proven itself time and time again, whether it be undercover operations in the Philippines or dangerous […]

NFA calls for worldwide ban on donkey skin trade

NFA calls for worldwide ban on donkey skin trade 5

British animal welfare organisation, Network for Animals (NFA), has called for an immediate world-wide ban on the export of donkey skins to China, saying that donkeys could be wiped out in four years if the trade is not stopped. David Barritt, NFA’s chief campaigner, said that research has shown that Chinese demand is for 10 […]

We are threatened and shot at – but we will NEVER stop saving lives

We are threatened and shot at - but we will NEVER stop saving lives 6

Thousands of dogs are living in impoverished communities across South Africa and their lives are often filled with misery, hunger and illness. These areas can be extremely dangerous, so when animal welfare organizations like Network for Animals (NFA) and their partner, Fallen Angels, regularly undertake rescue operations, they are often threatened and even shot at. […]

Botswana gives hunters the green light to kill elephants

Botswana gives hunters the green light to kill elephants 7

Botswana has lifted a hunting ban, allowing hunters to kill elephants. A statement issued by its Ministry of Environment, Natural Resource Conservation and Tourism says that hunting would be reinstated “in an orderly and ethical manner”. This comes just days after Botswana’s president Mokgweetsi Masisi met with leaders from Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe to speak about […]

Botswana cheerfully gifts elephant-foot stools to leaders

Botswana cheerfully gifts elephant-foot stools to leaders 8

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has gifted stools made from elephant feet to three African leaders during a meeting about the sale of ivory. The stools were covered in a blue cloth and given to the leaders of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. These countries and South Africa want to lift the ban on the sale of […]

Behind gangster lines: Saving the street dogs of Hillview

Behind gangster lines: Saving the street dogs of Hillview 9

Network for Animals (NFA) and The Emma Animal Rescue Society (TEARS) traveled to Hillview, a poor and dangerous area in Cape Town, South Africa, to rescue dogs in need of medical attention. Hillview was recently devastated by a fire that swept across the suburb, leaving many residents destitute and no longer capable of caring for […]

Network for Animals rescues dog run over for fun

Network for Animals rescues dog run over for fun 10

The life of a street dog can entail unimaginable suffering, particularly in South Africa’s urban slums where poverty is rife. Summer is just one of those dogs. Her life changed forever when she wandered onto a road in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, searching for food. She was mowed down by a motorist, who left her […]

Monkeys poisoned in South Africa, reward offered

Monkeys poisoned in South Africa, reward offered 12

A troop of 22 monkeys, most of them infants, were found poisoned in a house in Umdloti in KwaZulu-Natal – 13 of them have since died. It is believed they were given bread laced with pesticide. The surviving monkeys are being treated. Monkey Hotline founder Steve Smit said the primates were found in a horrifying […]