BRITAIN has today been named in the "Deadly Dozen" of 12 countries with the most elephant slaughterers. UK hunters have taken more than 1,089 elephant trophies and more than tonne of ivory back home from Africa, a new report reveals.. It comes after Brit hunter Malcolm King was outed as one of the world's top big game hunters. The shocking report by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting also reveals that elephant ivory stolen by hunters has increased twelve-fold over the past 30 years. Meanwhile, elephant populations have plunged from around 1.3million to just 400,000.ELEPHANT SHORTAGE Zimbabwean Ron Thompson is accused of killing 5,000 elephants. Eduardo Gonçalves, founder of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, told the Daily Mirror: “The trophy hunting industry is slaughtering elephants left, right and centre. “Killing elephants for fun is unacceptable, even more so because of the seriousness of the current crisis. DON-DAY Queen 'set to invite Trump for full state visit … [Read more...] about UK named in ‘deadly dozen’ nations of trophy hunters who travel to Africa to slaughter elephants for fun
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Neil Swidey October 09, 2018 TROUBLE ARRIVED IN BOSTON just a few weeks after he did. Dr. William Creighton Woodward had moved from Washington, D.C., during the summer of 1918 to become Boston’s health commissioner. By early September, he was struggling to get a handle on the several hundred cases of influenza that had been reported around the area, a few of them fatal.Anti-German wartime fervor was fueling public speculation that enemy Huns had unleashed the deadly illness on Boston’s shores through vials carried by secret U-boat missions — or even flu-laced Bayer aspirin. Yet Woodward, a 50-year-old Georgetown-educated physician and lawyer, hadn’t earned his sterling national reputation in public health by giving in to panic.He had no way of knowing then the horror that lay ahead, how Boston would become the beachhead for the deadliest pandemic in … [Read more...] about Why the deadly 1918 flu pandemic began in Boston
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The Pennsylvania Game Commission is conducting tests to determine the cause of dozens of reported deaths of white-tail deer in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Most of the reports have come in from northern Chester and southern Berks counties, leaving game wardens tasked with collecting samples to submit for lab testing, according to the York Dispatch. "We are aware of a significant deer mortality event in northern Chester and southern Berks counties and have submitted numerous samples to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) laboratory in Georgia to determine the cause,” Southeast Region Director Bruce Metz said in a news release. Similar mortality events in recent years have been linked to epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), a viral infection contracted from biting midges. Deer usually succumb to the disease within 5-10 days. Humans are not susceptible to EHD, but it usually renders the deer unsuitable for consumption. The Game Commission has not yet … [Read more...] about Game Commission investigating dozens of dead deer in southeastern Pennsylvania
At least 25 people have died and nearly 4,000 diagnosed with cholera amid a growing outbreak in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare, local media reported Friday. At a press conference Thursday, Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo revealed the government confirmed at least 700 new cases overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the number to 3,766. The government has declared the outbreak a state of emergency and has prohibited all types of public gatherings in an effort to control the further spread of the disease.“The number of cases has continued to soar,” Moyo said. “Yesterday (Wednesday), we had 3,067 and today (Thursday) it has gone up by 699 cases.” “Death is now at 25. On Tuesday, we were at 21; so the number of deaths is at four, having three deaths at Beatrice infectious diseases hospital and 1 death from Glen View polyclinic,” he added. Moyo, who serves in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s recently formed … [Read more...] about Zimbabwe: Dozens Dead in Cholera Outbreak, Nearly 4,000 Cases Reported