Zimbabwean police turn up the heat on “Gucci Grace”

Zimbabwean police turn up the heat on “Gucci Grace” 1

The nickname “Gucci Grace” was given to Grace Mugabe  − the wife of former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe − because of her extravagant ways. Now it seems that the former first lady, who is said to have spent US$120 000 (£85 000.00) on just one shopping trip to Paris, may have funded her lavish lifestyle […]

31 baby elephants desperately need our help!

31 baby elephants desperately need our help! 2

It will come as no surprise that one of the last acts of Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe was to allow the export of 31 baby elephants to China. As you know, Zimbabwe has been shipping captured baby elephants to China since 2012. We have been fighting to stop the trade since then. Mugabe allowed the […]

Giraffes

Giraffes 3

Did you know there are now fewer giraffes than there are elephants in Africa? And that they have gone extinct in 7 African countries? Whilst the world has quite rightly been focusing on the plight of elephants and rhinos at the hands of poachers, it seems that giraffes have been forgotten about. If something isn’t […]

Cecil the Lion: Compassion for the Dollar

Cecil the Lion: Compassion for the Dollar 5

With the death of Cecil the Lion, the Zimbabwe government have secured a rare opportunity to appear on the positive side of an animal welfare issue. Cecil, the dominent male of his pride, was famed througout Africa for his friendliness to humans, recognisable by his distinctive black mane, and protected as part of an Oxford […]

Trophy hunting: the dark side of conservation.

Companies are Profiting From Trophy Hunting

The killing of Cecil the lion at the hands of US dentist Walter Palmer is a story which shows no signs of abating. Social media is in a frenzy not least because this poor animal, a rare named victim among thousands who die without an identity, suffered a slow and painful death. People felt an […]

Zimbabwe Elephants in China to be Held for Two Years in Inhumane Conditions

Zimbabwe Elephants in China to be Held for Two Years in Inhumane Conditions 6

The surviving 23 baby elephants exported to China from Zimbabwe are to be held for a minimum of two years in tiny cages at a Chinese quarantine facility with only a small concrete yard to exercise in. Network for Animals has discovered that the elephants are destined for a new zoo being built in Qingyuan, a […]

UPS and Fedex: Still Profiting From Trophy Hunting

Companies are Profiting From Trophy Hunting

In the wake of Cecil the lion’s death last July, we asked what it says about a company if they are happy to profit from trophy hunting. We asked you to sign our petition to the CEO of Fedex, and our petition to the CEO of UPS, asking them to stop transporting animals killed by trophy hunters. Thousands of […]