There are approximately 5, 500 gray wolves remaining in the wild in the US and despite this, the Trump administration has removed ESA protections leaving them vulnerable to trophy hunting, poaching, and continued livestock conflicts. Gray wolves will undoubtedly go extinct if these protections are not reinstated. Learn more under the ANIMAL NEWS tab!
The EU Parliament struck down a farmer-backed plea to end the use of terminologies like "burger" or "sausage" when describing plant-based products. It's obvious now more than ever that the meat industry is aware of the exponential growth of plant-based products and are feeling the effects of this. Learn more under the KITCHEN, VEGGIES, and HEALTH page!
Both Estonia and Poland have taken steps towards ending fur-farming once and for all. This is monumental as Poland is the third largest producer of fur in the world. Ending their participation in this abhorrently cruel industry would undoubtedly be a hit to the industry and would send the clear message that fur is on the way out. Learn more under the ANIMAL NEWS tab!
Only a few short days after it was confirmed, a lion hunt scheduled to take place around Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe has officially been cancelled thanks to world wide outrage and pressure from activists to end this horrific attack on vulnerable lions. This is proof that our efforts are never in vain and we must continue to fight for endangered animals! Head to the ANIMAL NEWS page!
Jimba Safaris is organizing a scheduled lion hunt for sometime in November on the outskirts of Hwange National Park, a refuge for lions. Slaughtering endangered animals does not aid in conservation despite what organizers would have you believe. These hunts work against true conservation efforts and put lions in continued jeopardy. Find out more under the ANIMAL NEWS tab and how you can help!
A hunter in Michigan was convicted of various poaching crimes and was handed a 90 day jail sentence, 32, 000 dollars in fines, and a lifetime ban on hunting. When you consider that he was knowingly slaughtering endangered animals, I find myself wondering if his punishment was strict enough. Head to the ANIMAL NEWS page and give me your thoughts!
Vermont is set to become the 12th US state to ban the trade of wildlife parts from 15 of the world's most imperiled endangered animals. This is amazing news but also an indication that there are still so many states and countries around the world that still need to step up and do their part to conserve thee beautiful animals. Time is of the essence when we're discussing extinction and we need more action across the board.
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The USFWS is facing yet another lawsuit due to their inaction in protecting giraffes. They have been aware of the perils giraffes face now for over 3 years and have neglected to do anything about it. Giraffes are in dire need of ESA protections which would allocate resources and fund to giraffe conservation. Without it, giraffes will undoubtedly go extinct due to our inaction. Learn more under the ANIMAL NEWS tab.
Hey y'all! I'm Jonathan, and I'm the creator of the Happy Veg blog! I've been cooking now for about 8 years, and I'm obsessed with creating vegetarian recipes that everyone can make and love. I'm also obsessed with animals & travel. Thanks for visiting the blog and have a great day xo