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Claire Bass

Executive Director, Humane Society International/UK

Claire Bass is Executive Director of Humane Society International/UK, part of one of the largest animal protection organisations in the world.
How Many More World Elephant Days Before They're Gone

How Many More World Elephant Days Before They're Gone Forever?

Elephants face a major poaching crisis, and their populations are falling dramatically across the African continent, with an astonishing 61% decline in the last three decades. Between 30,000 and 40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory every year in Africa, that's around 100 African elephants killed every day, or one elephant gunned down every 15 minutes.
12/08/2016 08:49 BST
Lacking Infurmation: Are We Becoming a Nation of Accidental Fur

Lacking Infurmation: Are We Becoming a Nation of Accidental Fur Buyers?

As a consumer society we expect full disclosure on the products we buy. In food labelling, for example, every trace ingredient must be clearly listed. Consumers expect the same with fur: 85% of the UK public expects an item containing animal fur should be clearly labelled as such.
21/01/2016 17:05 GMT
Bred to Die, the Real Tragedy of the Lion at Odense

Bred to Die, the Real Tragedy of the Lion at Odense Zoo

This was a perfectly healthy young lion, killed at nine months of age not because she was sick or injured, but simply because nobody wanted her. Just like Marius the giraffe shot with a bolt to the head at Copenhagen Zoo last year, she is one of an estimated 5,000 animals bred in captivity each year in European zoos but killed because they are considered surplus to requirements, genetically undesirable for the zoo's breeding programme.
16/10/2015 17:07 BST