What wildlife are worth

Earlier this week I sat with my family to watch Davina McCall's new wildlife documentary 'Life at the Extreme'. Whilst the premiere received mixed reviews about Davina's capability of presenting a wildlife documentary, I thought it was good to see an 'ordinary' person immersing themselves in the wilds of Africa. Near the end of the…

#jointheherd

My name is Jess. And I #jointheherd According to the calendar, this Chinese New Year is the year of the monkey, but we want to make 2016 the first ever #yearoftheelephant. As the human race are responsible for the decline of elephants, from 1.3 million just 40 years ago in Africa to only 400,000 left…

Paying to break the elephant’s spirit 

Staring at the TV I can feel the anger rising inside of me as the news report unfolds. This is the story that no doubt many of you have heard about since it was first reported yesterday. A man was killed by an elephant in Thailand whilst his daughter watched. Having studied journalism I know…

Jessy’s 10K run for Kenya’s elephants

The more time that I spend with Africa's elephants, the more I fall in love with them and the more that my admiration grows as I discover new things that make these creatures such beautiful souls that I feel connected with. And so I will be running 10km to raise money for the protection of…

EXCLUSIVE: American TV hosts Blood Lions

Prominent American television network MSNBC is set to premiere previously mentioned canned hunting exposé Blood Lions on the 7th of October. Blood Lions follows the journey of environmental journalist, Ian Michler, and American hunter, Rick Swazey, as they expose the multi-million dollar canned hunting industry. Despite the worldwide outrage following the death of Cecil the lion, I was…

10 things you need to know about Cecil the Lion

I doubt there is a single person reading this post that hasn’t heard about the unlawful killing of Cecil the lion. As we await the outcome of the trial of the hunters, here are 10 things that you should know about the majestic king. Cecil was 13 years old and Zimbabwe’s most famous lion –…

I am an animal lover, therefore I am a hunter

I am an animal lover therefore I am a hunter. I just enjoy watching things die and having fun killing a lion. Back in May this year I attended a talk in South Africa by environmental journalist Ian Michler about his new documentary ‘Blood Lions’. The documentary follows on from the topics discussed in my…

A response to my Lion Selfie

After revealing the truth behind my lion selfie, I received a fantastic following of over 320,000 people from all around the world. I now want to take this opportunity to set a few things straight from my previous article, and give you more of an insight into my experiences undercover, and what you can do…

The truth behind my lion selfie

As I apprehensively shuffled into the caged box, my gut clenched and my heart stopped…I immediately knew that I was in a bad place, and I desperately wanted to run straight back out and find comfort in my friends hiding out in the car. But something stronger told me to carry on, something told me…