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South Africa: Victory for Elephant Conservation in Circus Case

Friday, May 26th, 2017:

In a victory for elephant conservation, circus owner Brian Boswell has failed in his legal bid to overthrow legislation which outlaws exporting the animals for use in circuses. Boswell wanted to send five of his circus-trained African Elephants to Dubai reportedly for R3m for each. Two years ago, he applied for a permit but it was turned down by the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development, tourism and environmental affairs and Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife. They said that “norms and standards for the management of elephants” issued by the national minister of Environmental Affairs under the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act (Nemba) […] Read More →

Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Sharpens Need To Cut Bogus ‘Gravity Knife’ Law, Pol Says

Friday, May 26th, 2017:

Bill de Blasio and Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance pushed hard for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of “gravity knife” reform last year. Photos from public image profiles of De Blasio, Vance and Cuomo Democratic lawmakers in Albany are once again trying to reform New York State’s broadly criticized “gravity knife” law, seeing new urgency in an era when even minor arrests can lead to serious immigration consequences. With little change in the political dynamics surrounding the issue, the latest push sets the stage for a public relations battle between reformers and law enforcement voices aligned with Mayor Bill de Blasio, who […] Read More →

Tips for Those Planning to Visit Dubai During Ramadan 2012

Friday, May 26th, 2017:

The auspicious month of Ramadan is marked by fasting and prayers and bears great respect among the Islamic devotees. During the sacred festival, Muslims avoid indulging in all the earthly pleasures from sunrise to sunset and let this holy festival enter in all spheres of their daily lives! Travellers usually hesitate in booking air tickets to Dubai during Ramadan, as the city follows strict Islamic tenets during the period. While it may be true that UAE usually losses it glittering shimmer during the holy month of Ramadan, it does not necessarily mean that travellers should avoid booking air tickets to […] Read More →

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