France will block an EU trade deal with Brazil and its neighbours over the country’s handling of fires in the Amazon rainforest, a spokesperson for Emmanuel Macron has said. Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has been criticised around the world for his response to the fires, which scientists say are man-made and campaigners have linked to businesses looking to […]

via Brazil – More Amazon. A ‘Nero’ President. — World Animals Voice

by Suzanne Roy as published on The Sacramento Bee “The prospect that California mustangs could be sold for slaughter by the federal agency charged with protecting them has sparked widespread outrage…” Many Western states, including California, are debating how to manage America’s wild horse and burro populations. On one side, you have powerful livestock interests that have […]

via California’s wild horses are under attack. Will we protect them from slaughter? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Recently, news hit the United States that the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil has been burning for the last few weeks. Natural fires within a rainforest like the Amazon are rare and don’t occur like they might in other climates, even in the dry season. Many environmentalists have placed blame on farmers and ranchers for setting […]

via The Fires of the Amazon Rainforest (And Why It Matters in the Pacific Northwest). — Animals of the Pacific Northwest