Today is World Lemur Day but tragically, there is little to celebrate. Lemurs – endemic to Madagascar and some of the world’s oldest living primates – are under terrible and constant threat. Climate change, habitat destruction and the illegal trade in bushmeat and exotic pets is rapidly driving their populations to extinction. Madagascar is home […]
WE HAVE JUST LEARNED that 14 other animals have suddenly died at the private zoo where Ljubo, the bear in despair, is held in a tiny cage!
Towards the end of last year, we discovered the SHOCKING CONDITIONS in which five-year-old brown bear Ljubo is kept. Imprisoned alone in a tiny enclosure in Montenegro, he is visibly traumatized and so stressed he self-harms, repeatedly biting his arm and the bars of his cage. We KNEW we had to do everything in our […]
Recently, we told you Ljubo, a bear in despair. In a shameful place in the tiny Balkan country of Montenegro, a sad and lonely brown bear has lived his whole life locked in a caged enclosure that barely allows him to stand up and stretch. He lives in that cage 24 hours a day, 365 […]
FREEDOM FLIGHT! No animal should be held captive… yet this is the plight of two lion cubs who WE’RE ABOUT TO FLY TO A SANCTUARY!
In the Middle East, wealthy Gulf-state nationals buy wild animals to show off as status symbols. These animals are illegally imported, reared in captivity, bred, abused and then often escape or are discarded. This is no life for any wild animal, and no exotic species is safe from the illegal exotic pet trade: lions, chimpanzees, […]
In a blessing for elephants, the African nations of Namibia and Zimbabwe have failed to convince a United Nations body to allow them to export elephant tusks, while Eswatini lost a bid to sell rhino horn, reports Reuters. Namibia and cash-strapped Zimbabwe had claimed that sales would protect the animals and raise money for conservation, […]
Pangolins rescued from criminal gangs urgently need care before they can be returned to the wild. Please, will you help them?
Critically endangered pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world, with more than ONE MILLION poached over the last decade. The insatiable demand of the illegal wildlife trade has driven all eight species of pangolin to the brink of extinction. Every year, tens of thousands of pangolins are poached and killed for their scales […]
Conservationists Argue to Protect African Hippo as Wildlife Trade Drives the Species Closer to Extinction
African representatives from Humane Society International (HSI) will argue for the classification of hippo as an endangered species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora in Panama next month. This after South Africa exported an average of 122 hippos every year between 2009 and 2018, according to […]
Authorities in Singapore have made their largest-ever seizure of rhino horn, confiscated from a smuggler arriving from South Africa, according to News24.com. The haul is reportedly worth $830,000 (around £735,471). Authorities at Singapore Changi Airport uncovered 20 pieces of rhino horn weighing 34 kilograms (75 lb). The two bags containing the horn were detected by […]
A fifth attempt to pass a global treaty to safeguard the world’s oceans and marine life has failed, according to BBC.com. Discussions to pass the UN High Seas Treaty continued for two weeks in New York, without governments able to come to agreement on the terms. Only 1.2% of international waters are protected, said the […]
No end in sight to WORST DROUGHT IN A CENTURY in South Africa – majestic elephants and their babies, and countless other animals, are DYING!
A crippling drought is devastating the wildlife of the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. To help the animals survive, we have been installing waterhole pumps across Addo’s vast terrain (633 square miles or 1,640 square kilometers) to provide water, helping to ensure the survival of many species. In 2021, your donations helped us […]
UNPRECEDENTED RESCUE MISSION UNDERWAY – to save 6,000 Ukraine frightened and starving zoo animals! We must act fast!
As Russia’s war against Ukraine rages on, ASI is deeply concerned about the country’s wild animals. We are dismayed by the relentless anguish thousands of animals are enduring because of the violence and destruction. The war is having catastrophic consequences on Ukraine’s free wildlife and on the poor, unfortunate animals locked captive in zoos. A […]
Over a month ago, Russia began a military invasion of Ukraine, causing devastation to the country’s wild animals. We are horrified by the suffering inflicted. It is having catastrophic consequences for Ukraine’s free wildlife and for the poor, unfortunate animals in zoos. These poor creatures now have war to add to the cruelty they suffer […]
In August, we told you about the rescue of five baby pangolins whose mothers were slaughtered for the illegal bushmeat market in Lagos, Nigeria. A few weeks later, a mother and her newborn baby were also rescued. Sadly, the newborn died, but this meant that the Saint Mark’s Animal Hospital and Shelter team now had […]
EMERGENCY! In search of oil and gas, oil giant Shell plans to fire seismic blasts into a huge expanse of ocean. COUNTLESS MARINE CREATURES COULD DIE!
South Africa’s Wild Coast is vitally important to whales, dolphins and countless other marine life, and it’s under threat! Oil and gas giant Shell is about to start oil and gas exploration in the area – with potentially disastrous effects on the region’s marine life. Sea creatures face injury and possible death if we do […]
The Wild Coast in South Africa is set to face a massive assault on its entire marine ecosystem because Shell Oil, a subsidiary of the Royal Dutch Company, is about to conduct a five-month seismic survey that will have a devastating effect on millions of sea animals. A major concern for marine biologists is that […]
In October, we told you about Lily, the terribly emaciated pangolin who was rescued from traffickers in South Africa and miraculously turned out to be pregnant despite her horrific ordeal at the hands of callous criminals. We reached out to you for support, and you responded generously, allowing us to send critical funds to kick-start […]
We’ve told you before about the frightening situation in South Africa’s Addo National Park, where the worst drought in 100 years is threatening the lives of thousands of animals. Only because of your donations have many of these animals survived this long. Your contributions allowed us to provide life-sustaining water in their dry waterholes. An […]
URGENT! We have just ONE DAY to save 6 giraffes, 8 zebras and 50 wildebeest from SENSELESS SLAUGHTER!
In South Africa’s Plettenberg Bay, 64 wild animals are about to be slaughtered to make room for a commercial macadamia farm! But with your help, we can rescue them from this horrific fate and relocate them to safe reserves where they can live their lives out of harm’s way. We have a plan to save […]
In a daring undercover sting operation in South Africa, a pangolin on the brink of death was rescued from traffickers. The most trafficked mammals in the world, pangolins are prized in Asian restaurants as a delicacy and their scales are used in phony Chinese ‘medicines’. Pangolins are racing towards extinction, and every single life is […]
EMERGENCY RESCUE OPERATION! Baby elephant has wire snare wound tightly around his leg – cutting off blood-flow. WE CAN’T LET HIM DIE!
A baby elephant in Zimbabwe’s Kariba region urgently needs your help – and the clock is ticking! The Zimbabwe National Parks Authority has been alerted to a baby elephant with a wire snare wound tightly around the top of his leg. Now, together with the Kariba Animal Welfare Fund Trust (KAWFT), we are working as […]
Millions of rare and endangered animals, including jaguars and giant anteaters, are caught in a RAGING INFERNO!
The world’s largest tropical wetland, the Pantanal in Brazil, is burning – again! Millions of rare and endangered animals including jaguars, giant anteaters and maned wolves, face death if we don’t act now to contain the blaze and save every animal we can. Please help us raise funds to provide emergency fire fighting equipment and […]
Our oceans have become garbage dumps! There is an estimated 12.7 million tons of plastic in the ocean – that’s the equivalent of 310,000 jumbo jets! Mistaking it for food, marine animals, including endangered sea turtles, eat this plastic which causes internal blockages, infections and eventually death. Right now, 47 rescued turtle hatchlings in Cape […]
Aardvarks are shy animals that very little is known about. We don’t even know how many aardvarks exist in Africa. What we do know is that one is in desperate need of medical care. In South Africa’s Lowveld region, an aardvark, who has earned the nickname Venus, is fighting for her life. After being hit […]
The Political Animal Lobby (PAL) exists to be a voice for animals and the planet. We tackle pressing issues threatening animals around the world. Over the past month, PAL has provided water to drought-stricken elephants in Namibia; kept up the fight to ban snares in the UK; helped a legal battle to save toads in […]
Elephants in Africa are literally a dying breed. The very real threat of extinction is staring them in the face right now. PAL exists to prevent this tragedy. Today, we want to tell you how YOU can protect the last lake elephants of Zimbabwe’s Sebungwe region. These iconic elephants are victims of a poaching epidemic. […]
Animals around the globe are in extraordinary peril. From the rampant illegal trade in wildlife, poaching, habitat loss and poor enforcement of wildlife legislation, thousands of species are becoming critically endangered. We need to take heed before it’s too late. If we continue to destroy biodiversity, no life on Earth can survive. The Animal Survival […]
We told you of our battle to save one of Namibia’s last free-roaming elephant herds. These elephants are at terrible risk because drought is forcing them to move from a safe haven to areas where their lives are under threat. We asked for your help, and you responded magnificently. Some 20 elephants with calves have […]
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! Devastating FIRE threatens survival of last 50 or 60 remaining Cape Town caracals!
PLEASE HELP NOW! TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! A devastating FIRE in Cape Town, South Africa, has dealt a horrible blow to the survival prospects of the last precious Cape Town caracals! The fire swept through the University of Cape Town, destroying the Urban Caracal Project’s (UCP) laboratory. Tissue samples of whiskers, fur and blood, […]
Drought is putting one of Namibia’s last free-roaming elephant herds at risk of death. If they wander from their home on a 20,000-acre (8,000-hectare) farm, a family of 20 elephants with calves will face being shot at. Yet the elephants are caught between a rock and a hard place because the drought means that their […]
One of Namibia’s last remaining free-roaming elephant herds is in desperate trouble. Drought is forcing them to move from a safe haven to areas where they risk being shot. 20 elephants, who have taken refuge on a 20,000-acre (8,000-hectare) family farm, are living on borrowed time. This elephant family needs your help! ASI received an […]
In the United Kingdom (UK), up to 1.7 million animals are brutally killed by snares every single year… Every 20 seconds, another innocent animal is caught in a snare! There can be no worse death than by a snare. Snares cause untold anguish and pain as snare wires cut deep into their flesh while the […]
The future of the animals in the natural world has never been more in danger. Climate change, habitat destruction and poor enforcement of international wildlife laws have already pushed numerous species to extinction and will continue to do so if we don’t act now! The Animal Survival International (formerly Political Animal Lobby) exists to be a voice […]
The future of animals and the wilderness they live in has never been more at risk. Climate change, habitat destruction and poor enforcement of international wildlife laws is driving species after species to extinction. We cannot be silent or sit idly by and watch this happen. The Animal Survival International (formerly Political Animal Lobby) exists […]
Today we share with you a simple but vitally urgent message: thousands of elephants and other wild animals face dying of thirst in South Africa because of the worst drought in 100 years at the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. Water holes are drying up and thousands of animals face death. On a recent […]
Across England, hundreds of thousands of badgers are wounded, dying or dead because politicians are putting lies before facts. The government says the cull is to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) from badgers to cows. But a recent study shows that cow-to-cow transmission of bTB is ten times more likely than badger-to-cow. Badger […]
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 […]