Anatolian water frogs

Anatolian water frogs

We recently exposed how millions of frogs across the globe are being tortured, maimed, and killed. Our investigations led us to the despicable water frog massacres in Turkey so diners can eat frogs legs. Anatolian water frogs are being EATEN TO EXTINCTION! But with your support today, Gloria, we have an opportunity to head this […]

Rhino Horn Among Quack Health Remedies Touted to Cure COVID-19

Rhino Horn Among Quack Health Remedies Touted to Cure COVID-19

As the coronavirus takes a massive toll on humanity, one would assume that humankind has learned their lesson and stopped using animal body parts like rhino horn in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). If only that were true. The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), working to expose trade in illicit goods, has discovered images of the […]

Key Player in the West African Ivory Cartel Has Been Arrested in Mombasa

Key Player in the West African Ivory Cartel Has Been Arrested in Mombasa

As the future of our planet’s most iconic species is called into question, ASI has hailed the arrest of alleged ivory poaching kingpin Mansur Mohamed Surur and congratulated authorities involved in the fight against wildlife crime syndicates. Surur is believed to be part of an international organized network involved in the ruthless killing of more than […]

Scientists LINK barbaric trade in gentle pangolins to Covid-19 pandemic!

Scientists LINK barbaric trade in gentle pangolins to Covid-19 pandemic!

We have told you before about the horrific international trade that is pushing pangolins to the brink of extinction and spreading deadly diseases to humans. We drew attention to the danger of pangolin-human disease transmission in April last year, well before the corona crisis began. The authorities refused to listen and the result is that […]

Elephant Poaching Increasing Across Africa

Elephant Poaching Increasing Across Africa

Despite a ban on the international trade in ivory, tens of thousands of elephants are still butchered mercilessly each year for their tusks. An alarming new report has revealed that the wave of poaching ivory has worsened since 2011 across most of the African continent. According to a recent publication in the Scientific Reports journal, […]

Nagaland Dog Meat: Animal Rights Groups Hail Ban as ‘Major Turning Point’

Nagaland Dog Meat: Animal Rights Groups Hail Ban as ‘Major Turning Point'

The Indian state of Nagaland has banned the import, trading and sale of dog meat, in a move celebrated by animal rights activists. The north-east state’s government announced the ban following a sustained campaign by animal welfare groups. They hailed the decision as a “major turning point” in ending cruelty to dogs in India. But […]

MASS TORTURE!

MASS TORTURE!

Right now, as you read this, billions of frogs across the world are being tortured, maimed, and killed. Stolen from the wild, they die in pain. It is estimated that in Asia alone, between 180 million and a billion frogs are currently stolen each year for use in traditional ‘medicine’. In Laos, tiny rice paddy […]

South African Wildlife Under Government Assault, Humans Under Threat

South African Wildlife Under Government Assault, Humans Under Threat

Amid a global pandemic, when the dangers of eating wildlife have never been more apparent, South Africa plans to declare an outrageous legislation that requires urgent intervention. Wildlife will no longer be treated as living beings, only commodities valued for nothing but livestock and meat. This is according to a shocking revision to the Meat […]

China’s Ban on Pangolin Scales for Medicinal Use Is the Tip of the Iceberg

China’s Ban on Pangolin Scales for Medicinal Use Is the Tip of the Iceberg

In breaking news, China has raised the protection of pangolins by removing their scales from an official 2020 listing of ingredients approved for use in traditional Chinese medicine. The decision comes after the country’s State Forestry and Grassland Administration raised the protected status of pangolins to the highest level, with immediate effect. While it is […]

Trump Rules See Bear Cubs Slain Where Sleeping Bears Lie

Trump Rules See Bear Cubs Slain Where Sleeping Bears Lie

Alaskan hunters will be given the green light to slaughter bear cubs while they are safely tucked in their dens. In a shocking revelation, the Trump administration is having the National Park Service crush a 2015 order that safeguarded bears and wolves within protected lands. After President Donald Trump’s signature hits the document, authorities, and […]

Victory for Common Sense as Sterilization Ban Is Overruled

Victory for Common Sense as Sterilization Ban Is Overruled

We asked ASI supporters to sign a petition asking the South African government to reverse its lockdown ban on sterilizing street dogs during the corona crisis. The government acted and we are pleased to report that spaying and neutering is now taking place. In a country where poverty-stricken townships are crowded with stray dogs, the […]

South Africa’s Despicable Live Wildlife Trade With China

South Africa’s Despicable Live Wildlife Trade With China

South Africa is failing dismally to protect its vulnerable wildlife from illegal trading, provoking a deep-seated sense of outrage among animal welfare experts and conservationists. According to a damning report published by EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading, fatally flawed and poorly enforced regulations are enabling an industry driven by profit and greed to thrive. […]

Conservation Organizations, Wildlife Under Threat as Tourism Collapses During Worldwide Lockdowns

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Conservation organizations protecting critically endangered species face closure worldwide. This follows the collapse of the tourist industry with lockdowns in place globally to control the spread of COVID-19. Many organizations who work to protect threatened ecosystems and species depend on revenues from ecotourism to fund their conservation activities. Most of them work in resource-rich countries […]

Widespread Opposition to Wet Markets Across Asia

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Last week, the Australian government described wildlife wet markets as a “biosecurity and human health risk” and urged G20 countries to take action against them. Even though nobody knows exactly how COVID-19 originated, it is thought that the coronavirus was spread through exotic animals at the Huanan wet market in Wuhan in China. Last week, […]

Cartoon Illustrated by Matt Pritchett – Telegraph Cartoonist

Cartoon Illustrated by Matt Pritchett - Telegraph Cartoonist

Matt Pritchett’s cartoons delight readers each day. Matt is a Telegraph institution, and his witty sketches are a vital part of the newspaper. In his newsletter, the enormously popular cartoonist explains just what inspires him each day, and shares an extra, unseen cartoon, which will not have been published anywhere else. For more cartoons from […]

South African Government Plans to Make It Legal to Use Endangered Species For Human Meat

South African Government Plans to Make It Legal to Use Endangered Species For Human Meat

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South African Wildlife Under Government Assault, Humans Under Threat

South African Wildlife Under Government Assault, Humans Under Threat

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

URGENT! Animal cruelty caused Coronavirus, now is the time to stop China’s live market trade FOREVER.

Philippines Court Cases

Philippines Court Cases

ASI has been fighting for decades to end the illegal dog meat trade in the Philippines. We work closely with law enforcement agencies to track down the evil people who kidnap dogs for slaughter. During a police raid on a dog meat trader’s secret “stash,” officers discovered kidnapped dogs being held for slaughter in a […]

The World’s Most Trafficked Animal Is on the Verge of Extinction

The World’s Most Trafficked Animal Is on the Verge of Extinction

Pangolins are under threat. Their extinction is imminent and once again it’s all thanks to mankind. More than one million pangolins have been poached or trafficked in the last decade alone and this lucrative business is thriving. In some parts of the world pangolins are beaten and suffocated with smoke, then boiled alive. Some restaurants […]

Pangolins

Pangolins

Pangolins are on the verge of extinction. Most people don’t even know what a pangolin is – nor that this shy, nocturnal creature is the most trafficked and hunted animal in the world. Their situation is so serious we really need your help to stop them being wiped out. Pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters, […]

Looming Brexit Could Be a Disaster for Animals

Looming Brexit Could Be a Disaster for Animals

The Animal Survival International (formerly Political Animal Lobby) is deeply concerned that the chaos surrounding Brexit is very bad indeed for animals. 80 percent of current animal welfare legislation comes from EU law. If the UK leaves Europe on October 31, as planned by the Conservative government, UK animal welfare may well suffer enormous setbacks. […]

Botswana’s Elephants: Myths vs Facts

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In the final analysis, the southern African countries represented at the Kasane Conference appear intent on moving against science and cogent argument.