Big or little, cute or ugly, animals of the world can be our companions or our enemies.
Animals can also do some nifty things, or play important roles in the ecosystem. DW looks at animals from every which angle.
More people than ever before are choosing to cut meat from their diet, whether for health reasons, animal rights or for the environment. And even fast-food giants like McDonald's are starting to take notice. Enter the McVegan — a 100% no-beef burger that is meant to taste just like the real thing. DW correspondent John Laurenson travelled to the Swedish city of Malmö to give it a try.
South Arica’s Kruger Park is a heaven for animals and plants alike. But more then one million rural people live on it’s borders. This has put strong pressure onto the area’s medicinal plants. Many species are on the brink of extinction. To turn the tide, Park management is working closely with scientistos and traditional healers to find a sustainable solution.
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The Italian city of Turin has just hosted Terra Madre: a biennial international meeting of food producers and experts. It's organized by Slow Food which has launched a new campaign along with the animal welfare organization, Compassion in World Farming. They've set up a European Citizens' Initiative calling on the European Commission to ban the use of cages in animal farming. Dany Mitzman reports.