Elephant Misery

Have you ever been to a zoo, or animal ‘safari’ park where elephant rides are offered and you have been tempted to try it? Or perhaps attended a ‘festival’ in India or Sri Lanka where elaborately decorated elephants are ‘proudly’ paraded by their ‘masters?’ Figure 1 – Tourists riding elephants in Nepal Figure 2 – […]

Dog Rescuer Almost Slashed By Machette Welding Dog Seller at Yulin Festival

It is not easy being an animal guardian as you are facing aggressive adversaries. This animal guardian almost got slashed by a machete wielding dog seller while trying to rescue dogs from the dog meat festival in Yulin, China.     Despite the many petitions and calls for the featival to be cancelled, the Yulin […]

The UNDERGROUND Chinese Animal Rights Movement You’ve Never Heard About

Did you know that the animal movement China is growing. Unlike movements in the west, these movements aren’t allowed to set up as a registered charity and often work underground and form over social media. Here’s one group we came across 毛毛的運動 (maomao’s movement) They are saying that just because they cannot write in english, it doesnt mean they […]

BREAKING: Hunters Convention Interrupted By Animal Lovers

This weekend SCI is putting on one of their biggest conventions at Vegas drawing in hunters from all over the world featuring hunting gears, taxidermy services and 600 permits to kill animals from 30 countries. While the world thought the hunters would have their safari convention unopposed, a coalition of animal rights activist rallied outside the Mandalay Bay […]

Blood Lions – The cat is most certainly out of the bag

http://cecilsangels.com Imagine the elation I felt when I received an email from Ian Michler (special consultant and lead character in ‘Blood Lions’) saying he would grant me an interview for this blog.  I proceeded to do the happy dance but abruptly stopped mid-shimmy realizing I’d have to re-watch the film and that’s when the nausea set […]

Pair Of Rhino Poachers Gunned Down By Special Forces

Rhinos can rejoice today as a pair of rhino poachers were reported to have been gunned down by park rangers in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP) last friday. A joint operation between forest guards and the Special Task Force (STF) was launched when authoritie confirmed a gang of five poachers entering to kill rhinos and forest guards. […]

Grandfather Bear

The following poem was written by my husband, Ed Israel, who is a professional story teller.  In light of the recent massacre of bears I think this delivers a powerful message and I would like to share it with my friends on Cecil’s Pride. They called me Grandfather Bear, I lived in the Marsh land […]

Lion Cub to Be Dissected at Odense Zoo, Denmark, Thursday 15 October

Petition – Care2 Vote – The Mirror Newspaper UPDATE I am sickened to report, the lion cub dissection at Odense Zoo went ahead earlier today – “Adult spectators held scarves to their noses to ward off the pungent smell as they watched.” Joanna Swabe, from a Brussels-based animal protection group, criticised Odense Zoo for killing three healthy young […]

Support the Plea from the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) and ‘Vote’

Update: 2 September 2015 Sadly, IAPF did not receive the No. 10 non-profit Microsoft UpGrade Your World bursary Microsoft – but the good news is that it did go to an animal welfare charity, Beagle Freedom. This does not mean IAPF will not gain more support in the future! Keep up the good work. Please support IAPF’s plea for […]