Trump Administration Lifts Elephant Trophy Ban

The Chicago Tribune reports that the Trump Administration has lifted an Obama-era ban on African elephant body parts obtained during spotting hunts on the continent. The Administration sacked the idea back in November during a controversy that erupted when it was revealed the President would, most likely, lift the prohibition. Oddly enough, a new book…

Environmentalists Ratchet Up Attacks on Corsica Villas

Despite assurances by town officials that construction was being done in accordance with the law, environmentalists have vowed to halt construction of and seek demolition of six villas to be constructed near sea caves in the town of Peyia, Corsica. According to Cyprus Mail, the controversy surrounds the villas location that environmentalists claim is near…

Fighting the Feds Over Frogs

Tucker Carlson interviewed Edward Poitevent II on his Fox News program tonight. The Poitevent family is fighting federal regulators who threatened to impose millions of dollars of fines on them during 2013 for developing a plot of land the family owns. The bureaucrats claim doing so threaten the habitat of the dusky gopher frog which…

War on the Little Guy: Endangered Species

Journalist John Stossel reveals how endangered species laws lead to perverse incentives for governments to restrict private property use and what property owners do to continue to be able to use their land. Stossel interviews an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity who is one of many environmentalist groups that sue government agencies to…

Book Review: “Putting Humans First”

While animal rights is still chic among Hollywood celebrities and certain academic circles, to Tibor Machan in his book Putting Humans First: Why We Are Nature’s Favorite the idea that animals as on par with and deserving the same rights as humans as ridiculous. Only beings capable of deliberation and choice (i.e. reason) deserve rights,…