Short news from Botswana.
The Botswanan government has forbidden the export of donkey meat or skin. The decision is a reaction to the increase in donkey butchery in the country, as a result of growing Chinese demand for donkey products. In that country, donkey meat is seen as a nutritious alternative to beef and gelatine made from donkey hooves is considered an aphrodisiac and anti-aging treatment.
Humans have often overstepped the mark in their treatment of other living creatures. Corine Pelluchon's books urge more respect for animals and nature. more
Making the invisible visible: With her series of nudes the photographer Christiane Wöhler shows the human body from new angles more
The mass production of animals inoculates us to their suffering. Our insensitivity is coming back to haunt us. more