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…
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)
It is a fact: we produce a lot of waste. Not only our industries or societies, but we ourselves in our households. Since everybody wants to own the latest technologies (and often has to e.g. for their jobs) the previous gadget soon becomes dispensable. But, an environmentally friendly alternative might soon conquer the market.
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
Did you know that elephants paint, monkeys lie and crows use cars to crack nuts? Have a look at the continuation of the first part of 10 fascinating facts about other intelligent species. Photo credit: elephantart.com
For most people the evidence is clear: humans are the peak of evolution. But today, scientific research shows that many animals can keep up with humans on different levels. Just have a look at these 10 facts!
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!
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.
Zoos often have to face harsh critique: Animals belong to the wilderness, not in cages. Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney Australia shows even sceptics the positive sides.
Established on 7 acres of land and 40km away from Sydney’s hectic, noisy inner city, Featherdale provides a realm for many endangered species
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.