Los Angeles bans the use of tools “designed to inflict pain” on circus elephants
Can the show still go on without animal abuse?
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously ( www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la… ) to ban the use of bullhooks, pitchforks, baseball bats and other tools “designed to inflict pain” on circus elephants and other exotic animals. It’s being heralded as a major victory by animal rights activists, the Los Angeles Times reports ( www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la… ): …
Salon – Thursday, May 1, 2014 04:50 PM
Los Angeles bans bullhooks used to control circus elephants
Saudi Prince kills two percent of global population of endangered bird
By: Shreya Dasgupta
In a three week hunting safari between January 11th and 31st of this year, Saudi Arabian Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his party allegedly shot down 2,100 Asian Houbara bustards (Chlamydotis macqueenii) in Balochistan, Pakistan. Scientists aren’t certain how many Houbara bustards survive today, but their best estimate is around 100,000 and declining …