House of horrors: inside the US wildlife repository- photo essay

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Photographer Matthew Staver and writer Oliver Milman visited the US National Wildlife Property Repository, where illegal wildlife products, from stuffed tigers to worked tusk, are stored and counted If the US had a national house of horrors, it would probably be the federal government compound that lies on the fringes of Denver, Colorado, incongruously set […]


These heroic rodents are depicting the world why we need to rethink how we feel about rats.

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Everything you think you know about rats is wrong. Think they’re dirty? Wrong. They spend hours cleaning themselves every day. Think they were responsible for the bubonic plague? Incorrect again. It was fleas, who were just as likely to be found on cats, puppies, and even gerbils! Think they’re ugly? Wrong, incorrect, incorrect. Rats are […]


No more monkey business: why primates should never be pets

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About 4,500 primates are in private hands in the UK many of them suffering poor conditions. Is it time for a forbidding? Primate owner Laura was scanning the internet adverts for monkeys she could try to rescue when she spotted one from a man in the Cotswolds who was clearly detecting caring for two common […]