Whaling in the Faroe Islands

How to End Whaling in the Faroe Islands

Welcome to the desolate and rugged Faroe Islands, 18 inhospitable rocky projections precariously nestled halfway between Iceland and Norway in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. This is the home of the "Grindadráp" or "Whale Murder". These annual c...
Cities of (s)Pain

Top 10 Animal Cruelty Traditions in Spain

Spain is renowned for its beauty and romantic character, but a long shadow lingers over this rich Mediterranean nation. Deeply implanted in Spanish culture are some of the most offensive animal cruelty traditions known to modern man. Surprisingly, the Spanish ...
How to Protect Elephants

Ivory Is Not The Reason Elephants are Doomed

Chinese culture has a rich history of symbolism and superstition regarding ivory as a most virtuous material which represents purity and innocence. But little regard is paid for the original owner's suffering and death. Why is that? Ego. Greed. Vanity. An i...
How to end Japan's Whaling and Dolphin Hunt

How to End Japan’s Whaling and Dolphin Hunt

There are five things you need to understand if you want to know how to end Japan's whaling and dolphin hunt permanently and decisively: economy, tourism, nationalism, Shinto and Bushido. Ergo, there are five associated strategies to address them. Economy ...
Sloth Bear

How We Rescued the Dancing Bears

In this video, Kartick Satyanarayan from Wildlife SOS spoke at TEDIndia 2009 in Mysore about their work rescuing Sloth Bears from a long-standing cultural tradition of abuse. The nomadic Qalandar people in India go back to around the thirteenth century when...