adam roberts

The past week has presented the world with three more examples of botched zoo management, which fit into the dizzying array of issues regarding wildlife captivity, zoo safety, and the protection of both people and animals.
I'm often confused by animal cruelty, mistreatment, and assaults on endangered species. But, at the moment, I'm just confused -- mystified, really -- at certain concepts involved in animal exploitation.
The new year is upon us; let's resolve to leave tigers in the wild, where they belong. In his new film, Gold, McConaughey
Personally, while not considering myself a "birder," I certainly admire and cherish birdlife. As an animal advocate, I worked
Ivory may finally become a relic of a painful and destructive age of commodifying wildlife, and elephants may be spared widespread regional extinction if China can implement its 2017 ban on ivory within the year, as planned.
These are the things I know for certain as I reflect on the year about to pass and the new one about to start... Animals
My favorite family tradition, which we started a few years ago, is this: on Christmas day, after all of the gifts are opened
As long as there is that need, however, and there are people around the country who are willing to assist, we'll be getting
Exotic pet ownership poses risks to animals and humans alike. And, when things go wrong--as they often do--it is over-burdened
How many thousands of others are not so lucky? How many companion cats and dogs are lost to the intense agony of the steel
Animal welfare and wildlife conservation issues are bi-partisan issues. Millions of us stayed up until after 3:00AM this
It's a strange position to be in halfway through the meeting. By Wednesday afternoon, we'll actually know the fate of entire
It was CITES that, in 1989, placed all of Africa's elephants on Appendix I of the Convention, thus stopping all international
Adam What kind of person purposely destroys a beaver dam and sets a "wall of death" of Conibear traps, knowing that the unsuspecting
Despite our profound love for elephants and amazement at their very existence, humans have a unique, inexplicable capacity to bring pain and suffering to individual elephants as we simultaneously engage in behaviors that hasten their demise in the wild.
Perhaps Aryanna would no longer see a giraffe or zebra as something to selfishly covet, dead, on display in her home. Perhaps she would desire a world with wild animals safe and free. Perhaps she would realize that she could enjoy nature while still shooting bullets and arrows at inanimate targets, just as the archers and shooters do in the Olympics.
Make no mistake, though; designating a "day" for lions doesn't mean that we forget about them during the rest of the year. Rather, it means that maybe -- during the buzz surrounding World Lion Day -- the world will listen to another lion's story.
The U.S. government recently issued significant policies that may not grab headlines, but undoubtedly advance animal welfare and wildlife conservation.
The time has come to rid the U.S. of the trapping industry. No one needs fur except the wolves, coyotes, beavers, foxes, mink, raccoons, and other animals who live in wild areas.
I have to admit that I wasn't quite sure what to say when The Dodo asked me to comment. The boy was unharmed. The lion ambled