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Changing Times: Asia for Animals: Changing Human Behaviour
Animals  (tags: AfA, animal welfare, Asia for Animals, bear bile, Changing Human Behaviour, fur farming, Jane Goodall, Nepal, Nonhuman Rights Project, animal advocates, Annette Gartland, Changing Times )

- 111 days ago -
10th Asia for Animals conference starts next week. "The way we treat animals, the products we buy, and the entertainment we seek can all cause suffering. To help animals, we must change the hearts and minds of humans."
Changing Times: Lawyers File World's First Habeas Corpus Case on Behalf of Elephants
Animals  (tags: USA, Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), Connecticut Superior Court, Performing Animal Welfare Society, ARK 2000, sanctuary, Beulah, Minnie, Karen, Changing Times, Annette Gartland )

- 124 days ago -
The petition was filed Monday in Connecticut Superior Court on behalf of three elephants - Beulah, Minnie,& Karen, demanding that a common law court recognise the elephants as legal persons with the fundamental right to bodily liberty
Changing Times: New Orangutan Species Identified in Indonesia
Animals  (tags: indonesia, sumatra, Batang Toru forest, new species, orangutan, Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis), Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii), most endangered, IUCN/SSC, SOCP, Annette Gartland, changing times )

- 135 days ago -
Newly named Tapanuli orangutan is already being described as one of the most endangered great ape species. A lot of work to be done to make sure that the Tapanuli orangutan does not go extinct in the same century in which it was first described
Changing Times: Protesters Lock Onto Machinery in a Bid to Stop Adani's Mega Coal Mining Project
Business  (tags: Australia, Wangan and Jagalingou, traditional lands, Galilee Basin, Adani, Carmichael mine, coal mine, exploitation, tax dollars, Abbot Point, Great Barrier Reef, protestors, locked on, machinery, Changing Times, Annette Gartland )

- 138 days ago -
As Adani starts work on the rail line, protesters have been locking themselves onto construction machinery, and are vowing to do whatever it takes to peacefully stop the project going ahead.
World Orangutan Day: Conservationists Call for An End to Habitat Destruction
Animals  (tags: animalrights, environment, endangered, protection, wildlife, extinction, Borneo, orangutan, Orangutan Land Trust, palm oil, Sumatra, International Orangutan Day, Changing Times, Annette Gartland, OIC, SOCP, BOSF, IAR, HOCRU, IUCN, rescue )

- 211 days ago -
Today is International Orangutan Day and events have been organised around the world to raise awareness about the plight of the now critically endangered primate. Changing Times brings you the full story about the situation in Sumatra and Borneo.
Changing Times: Habeas Corpus Victory for Bear in Colombia Encourages Animal Rights Lawyers
Animals  (tags: AFADA, animal rights, Argentina, Cecilia, chimpanzees, Chucho, Colombia, habeas corpus, Kiko, Maldonado, Mendoza, NhRP, nonhuman animals, Nonhuman Rights Project, sanctuary, Sorocaba, spectacled bear, Steven Wise, Tommy, Annette Gartland )

- 228 days ago -
A bear named Chucho has been granted a writ of habeas corpus in Colombia in a landmark case that is encouraging lawyers who are fighting for animal rights elsewhere.
Palm Oil Threats Must Be Removed If Bornean Orangutans Are to Survive, Report Says
Environment  (tags: Borneo, orangutans, deforestation, Malaysia, Indonesia, IIED, habitat, peatland, environment, palm oil, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, endangered, sustainability, wildlife, Changing Times, Annette Gartland, animals, protection, primates )

- 233 days ago -
See Changing Times for the full story on a new report from the International Institute for Environmental Development about the impact of large-scale oil palm plantations on orangutan conservation in Borneo.
Journalism Is Dying and Content Marketing Is Taking Its Place
Society & Culture  (tags: world, media, freedoms, dishonesty, ethics, "information", spin, corporate investment, brain washing, collective knowledge, critical thinking )

- 239 days ago -
Spin is spin, even when it is written by journalists. The proportions of junk food we consume affect our bodies. Similarly, the composition of the information we're fed affects our collective knowledge, our ability to think critically, the focus of our
Changing Times: Global Witness Report - 2016 'Deadliest Year Yet for Environmental Activists'
Environment  (tags: Annette Gartland, Agua Zarca, assassination, Baldenegro, Berta C├íceres, Colombia, Congo, COPINH, DESA, environmentalist, Global Witness, Goldman Prize, Honduras, India, indigenous, Romero, Lenca, logging, mega-dams, mining, Nicaragua, rivers )

- 248 days ago -
Almost 1,000 murders of environmental activists have been recorded by Global Witness since 2010 (nearly 40 % from indigenous communities); 185 in 2015 & over 200 in 2016 (in 24 countries compared to 16 in 2015).
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