Author: Eve Danzeisen

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Eve Danzeisen

Eve is an activist, actress, writer, and director who freelances in the pursuit of social justice. She's a firm believer in animal and human rights and the power of education. She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College (BA) and The Old Globe (MFA).

The UK Will Soon Have More Plastic Waste than it Knows What to Do With

A new ban on importing waste into China is about to have dramatic impacts on the UK. Every year, the UK exports about half a million tons of plastic waste to China and Hong Kong. With that door suddenly shut, unless government and industrial leaders act fast, that half a tonne of plastic waste is going to pile up fast. Right now, the announcement is causing chaos, but with a little luck (and good governance) there’s a chance that this could push the UK to enact long-lasting sustainable solutions. Why the ban? Announced to the World Trade Organisation in...

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Scientists Urgently Call for Cheetahs to be Recognized as Endangered

For a second year in a row, scientists are recommending that the status of cheetahs be changed from vulnerable to endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Using unexplored data-gathering methods to analyze the population of cheetahs, the study reveals a cheetah population 11% lower than the IUCN’s for the same region. The study results came from local information, photographs, and gathering over 20,000 observations on the free-range cheetah population in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe from 2010-2016. Estimating about 3,577 free-range adult cheetahs in these areas, a very high concentration of approximately 55% of the...

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How Monsanto Is Bribing Farmers to Use a Toxic Herbicide

In a ploy to avoid decreased sales on a federally-restricted, toxic herbicide linked to crop damage, Monsanto is attempting to bribe farmers with a program incentivizing its use. Monsanto is offering $6 cash back per acre, which represents a rebate of over 50%, to soybean farmers who spray the herbicide XtendiMax with VaporGrip. The herbicide is designed for use on Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans, which are genetically modified by Monsanto to resist the toxins in XtendiMax. The agribusiness giant is also promising $5.50 cash back per acre to cotton growers who plant cotton varieties engineered with XtendFlex Technology. This program may sound...

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Good News for Animals! U.S. Turns Toward Cruelty Free Chemical Testing

In a long-awaited victory for animal rights, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set out to reduce cruel and needless animal experimentation in chemical toxicity testing. With the reformation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 2016, the EPA was charged with evaluating and regulating toxic chemicals on a larger scale than previously required under the original, outdated 1976 law. It also was charged with a new requirement: an EPA plan for animal-free testing by June 22, 2018. The EPA has since outlined “…a strategic plan to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies...

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Elephant Freed After 40 Years a Slave for Human Entertainment

Priyanka, a 44-year-old elephant, is finally experiencing freedom after life in captivity for over 40 years. Through a carefully planned rescue that began over a year ago, Wildlife SOS, with the help of the Forest Department and police, saved Priyanka from continuing a life of abuse for human entertainment. Illegally owned, threatened with bull hooks and chains, Priyanka spent most of her life on the hot streets of India, relentlessly subjected to people climbing and riding her every day. As evidenced by her veterinary examination upon arrival at the sanctuary, she was malnourished and suffering. Her treatment by her previous...

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