Zimbabwe Baby Elephants to Chinese Zoos Tomorrow?

Zimbabwe Baby Elephants to Chinese Zoos Tomorrow? 1

Chinese nationals have been spotted loading Zimbabwe baby elephants into crates at the Hwange national park in preparation to fly them to captivity in China. The men are crating 27 baby elephants and 10 lions captured in the national park and they will now be shipped to Chinese zoos, possibly as soon as  tomorrow. Zimbabwe […]

Cecil the Lion: Compassion for the Dollar

Cecil the Lion: Compassion for the Dollar 4

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.

Trophy hunting: the dark side of conservation. 5

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

UPS and Fedex: Still Profiting From Trophy Hunting 7

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 […]

Continued Action for the Abducted #Zimbabwe23 Elephants

Continued Action for the Abducted #Zimbabwe23 Elephants 8

Network for Animals has learned that the surviving 23 baby elephants imported from Zimbabwe to China last year are so deeply unhappy that they are displaying aggressive behaviour towards their keepers. Chimelong Safari Park, a combined zoo and circus in southern China that imported the elephants, is now seeking to introduce a female Asian elephant […]

23 Baby Elephants Caged in Appalling Conditions in China Need Your Help

23 Baby Elephants Caged in Appalling Conditions in China Need Your Help 9

Last year the Zimbabwe government sold 24 wild baby elephants to China. To capture the babies, helicopters were used to stampede an elephant herd, the babies who could not keep up were brought down, chained and forced into cages – babies that were so tiny they were still breastfeeding. Several months later those babies who […]

Cecil: One Year Later, What Has changed?

Cecil: One Year Later, What Has changed? 10

This time last year, Cecil the lion died after 40 hours of suffering. He was killed with a bow and arrow by American “trophy hunter”, Walter Palmer. Palmer is one of thousands of people who pay a fortune to go to Africa and kill wildlife, just so they can ship the dead body home and display […]

Conservationist Axed To Death In Zimbabwe

Conservationist Axed To Death In Zimbabwe 11

The brutal murder of Australian conservationist Greg Gibbard, axed to death in his cottage in Hwange, Zimbabwe this week highlights the increasing danger conservationists and animal welfare activists face in Zimbabwe. Gibbard, 62, who had worked as an administrator for Painted Dog Conservation for a number of years and was forging links between the NGO […]

CITES Global March Zimbabwe China

CITES Global March Zimbabwe China 12

Today, as  governments of the world meet at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg to draw up rules governing the trade in wild animals, their citizens march in unison to stand up for wildlife. Network for Animals will be amongst the walkers in London and Cape Town, and have helped […]