China has banned the trade and consumption of wild animals
We begin with hot animal news stories from around the world. At long last, we are excited to hear the positive news that China has banned the trade and consumption of wild animals. This was a temporary suspension initially, but once the Coronavirus ( or COVID-19) took hold, The Chinese legislative body approved a permanent ban of the trade and consumption of wild animals
Plus, Massachusetts is set to end wildlife killing contests after years of back and forth debates.
Also, Donald Trump Jr. gives keynote address to the Safari Club International. We finish this part of the podcast with news on how a southern border wall may disrupt ocelot groups, and more.
Faux or fur?
Lori then provides detailed instructions and tips on how consumers can tell if the fur on a product, such as trim on a garment, is from an animal or is synthetic. This is a good skill to possess because many consumer products purporting to contain imitation fur still deceptively utilize real fur, which is often cheaper. We help you to be a smart consumer and protect our beautiful wild animals!
To conclude, Lori welcomes back Jonathan Evans, Environmental Health Legal Director and Senior Attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity to explain about the types and uses of rodenticides and the major harm being caused by a new generation of poisons. Many non-target animals are being exposed to these highly toxic rodenticides.
Evans also shares ways we can deter mice and rats from our home environments using humane methods. We can only hope that big business will respond to the many consumers who no longer wish to use their toxic products. Instead, using our purchasing power, we can steer companies to produce rodenticide alternatives!