Cruel hunt despite trade ban
Wildlife

Cruel hunt despite trade ban

The commercial seal hunt in Canada started last week. Up to 400.000 seals can be killed in this season, although the market for seal products is nearly dead. But hunters and governments finds ways to keep this cruel practice alive… Continue reading

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Meat with a mission
Lifestyle / Politics & Economy

Meat with a mission

In the past decades hills and grasslands had made way for concrete walls, metal cages and endless halls stuffed with animals eating compound feedingstuffs. The reality of meat production is far off the idyllic scenery that advertisements and manager would like us to believe. But in Germany, farmer Bernd Schulz stands against the common standards and produces “meat with a mission.” (Photo credit: meinekleinefarm.org) Continue reading

Phones that could change the world
Lifestyle / Science & Technology

Phones that could change the world

Iphone, Galaxy or Xperia. The smartphone market is thriving. Besides the latest technology the brands usually have one thing in common: they exploit humans and the environment. But, nowadays, a new generation of smart phones is entering the market. We’ll introduce you to two of hopefully many examples of phones that are more responsible. Photo credit: Fair Phone Continue reading

Busy bumblebees
Wildlife

Busy bumblebees

With their fuzzy bodies bumblebees are essential for pollination. Without them we would miss out on many fruits and wild herbs. But scientists have reported a huge decline of bumblebees. You can support these helpful insects by planting herbs, like lavender, and watch little visitors. Just check out our photo gallery! Continue reading

The colour of dingoes
Activism / Wildlife

The colour of dingoes

Sodium Flouroacetate is better known as 1080. It is a poison to humans and most animals. A prolonged and painful death usually comes through ventricular arrhythmias. As a bait it is banned in most countries of the world to protect wildlife and ecosystems. But not in Australia, where it is used to kill one of the most beautiful indigenous species: the dingo. Continue reading

Dangerous skin care cocktails
Lifestyle

Dangerous skin care cocktails

A recent German study on cosmetics shakes consumers. A huge research project conducted by the environmental organisation Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) found out that about one third of cosmetic products on the German market contain harmful hormones. Shampoos, creams, make-up, soap: many products could cause severe diseases and disorders. Continue reading