Newsweek Cover Story

Published by PETA.
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Sadly, it’s not often that animal issues of any sort get front page coverage in a national news magazine. But, this week it happened. In case you haven’t seen it, I wanted to point out Newsweek’s superb coverage of the mass slaughter of gorillas in the Congo. For years, the largest threat to these animals has been habitat destruction, but as these stories point out, the tide has turned and hunting is now the biggest danger to the survival of this endangered species.

Here are links to the stories.

Cry of the Wild

Gorilla Warfare

Hugely Vulnerable- Q&A with Richard Leakey


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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