Trophy hunters claim that their money pays for the conservation of endangered animals. But how significant is the money from hunting compared to ecotourism? Why are hunters so obsessed with killing "dangerous" animals - and what does that say about them? And how has hunting affected animals and their cultures? Using the example of African... Continue Reading →
What Life is Like for a Butterfly
In 1835, Charles Darwin, on his historic voyage, visited Chile, where he met a German naturalist called Renous. Renous had recently been jailed for heresy (of all things). He was raising caterpillars to study butterflies, but the good people of San Fernando did not know that caterpillars turn into butterflies. Surely, turning one animal into... Continue Reading →
Debunking: Does Cultivation Kill More Animals Than Livestock Farming?
Picture this: You're a harvest mouse who lives in a wheat field. Being a mouse, you have excellent hearing and can easily pick up sounds that a human cannot hear. Thanks to your sensitive whiskers and small size, you're acutely attuned to vibrations caused by large machines. Although your eyesight isn't the best in the... Continue Reading →