Paul McCartney is once again using his voice to help animals! The legendary musician has BANNED meat from an upcoming show in Perth, Australia. Nice!
The crew has been preparing for Paul McCartney’s show set on December 2nd and have been told that the caterers will only provide vegan food. “All the crew members have to eat vegan food. No one’s allowed to eat meat for three weeks on site,” a team member told Perth Now.
This isn’t anything new for McCartney, who earlier this year “demanded” only vegan food at a show in Tinley Park, Illinois. At another concert in Kansas, an arena reported receiving emails stating that no meat products would be allowed backstage, according to Perth Now. And those who wanted to eat meat had to do in a confined, designated area on the upper concourse after the concert started. Not to mention, in 2002, during his “Driving” tour in the United States, Paul said he didn’t want any furniture in the dressing room to be made of animals. Way to stick to your beliefs! #vegan#eatfortheplanet#vegansofig#veganshare#plantpower#eatclean#plantbased#tagforlikes#veg#followback#l4l#instafollow#cleaneating#vegetarian#nomnomnom#nomnom#nom#eat#animalrights#animalrightsactivist#paulmccartney
Turkeys love hugs too?! Hugs for everyone! We’re celebrating 600K followers today and we’d like to send you all virtual hugs for all your support, likes, comments, and video views! PETA is able to help so many animals everyday because of you So give yourself, and possibly a turkey, a nice big hug today!
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LEARNING TO HUNT
For a lion in the wild, learning to hunt is one of the most important skills that it will ever acquire. For young lions, it is a combination of instinct, observation, and practice on unsuspecting siblings.
Video by Chase Crampton in South Africa #futurekings#lionsarenottrophies
The President of Botswana, Ian Khama, has helped lead a coalition of 15 African nations — known as the Elephant Protection Initiative — committed to closing their ivory markets and eliminating or placing their ivory stockpiles out of commercial use. It is an African stand for Africa’s elephants.
Learn more about this innovative initiative by clicking the link in @conservationorg bio.
BREAKING: A FOUR PAWS team has left for Bulgaria to end the suffering of five lions living in Razgrad Zoo. We will keep you posted about further developments. Stay tuned!
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In stead of languishing in cages for years - thanks to caring people around the world - Wang Cai lives here. He and his twin sister have never known the horror of bear bile farming. They are happy, healthy and free to express their natural behaviours.
Thank you to everyone who has given them lives worth living. #AnimalsAsia#untilthecrueltyends#china#moonbear#climb#sanctuary
Elephants are listed as a theatened species, and it is against the law for hunters to bring elephant heads, tusks or other body parts known as trophies back to the United States from Zimbabwe and Zambia.
But last week, a hunting rights organization called Safari Club International (SCI), based in Tucson, made a surprise announcement. “US now allows elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia,” read the press release.
The question of why it was SCI that made the announcement, instead of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which made the decision to allow more elephant trophies into the U.S., was drowned out by the reaction to the move. “There was instant public outcry,” said Kellye Pinkleton, who is the Arizona state coordinator for the Humane Society of the United States.
Pinkleton says the animal rights community was surprised by the announcement, but SCI is a familiar organization to them. “They are very vocal. They are very powerful. Essentially, they are a club, a fraternity, if you will, for wealthy big game hunters,” said Pinkleton.
SCI’s website claims the organization has spent more than $140 million since 2000, advocating for conservation and hunting rights.
According to Federal Election Commission filings, the group’s political action committee donated just under $1 million to members of Congress and candidates for Congress during the 2016 election cycle. The politician who received the most money was Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Montana. He is now the Secretary of the Interior, and the man who would have ultimately signed off on any changes in elephant import rules. “The safari Club International was very supportive of Secretary Zinke’s appointment,” said Pinkleton.
But on Friday, facing mounting criticism from across the political spectrum, President Trump announced on Twitter that he was putting the rule change on hold. He later made statements that indicate he is leaning against removing the ban.
Today, SCI sent a letter to Trump, asking him to allow for the elephant imports. The organization also sent an alert to its members to reach out to their lawmakers and to the Trump administration. Trump’s final decision is expected this week.
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Image and poignant words from Faizel @faizelismail_photography
"Whenever I look into the eyes of an elephant, I am always overcome by sadness, and that may be because I see sadness in their eyes…is it possible, could these, the wisest of beings know what we have done to their kin… do these mystical giants know that there is no quenching human greed?
BREAKING: NRDC & The Center for Biological Diversity are suing the Trump administration for allowing U.S. hunters to import elephant and lion trophies. Our lawsuit, filed today, aims to protect these animals and resolve confusion created by the administration’s contradictory recent announcements.
#Repost@savetheelephants Aten-day old baby elephant lies covered in blankets after being rescued from the Ewaso river in Samburu National Reserve. The tiny calf was spotted running up and down the opposite bank of the river vocalizing loudly, its family nowhere to be seen. It then jumped into the crocodile infested torrent and began to swim. Staff from nearby Elephant Bedroom Camp risked their lives by leaping into the river after the baby began struggling against the strong currents. With the help of Save The Elephants and Nasuluu rangers, the calf, aptly named Ewaso, was airlifted to @r.e.s.c.u.e in the Mathews Range where it is reported to be doing well. Our STE teams in the field will continue to search for the mother in the hope she can one day be reunited with her calf. Photos @janewynyard