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‘Thou shalt not kill’: Chris Hayes MP on the death penalty and extrajudicial killings

‘Thou shalt not kill’: Chris Hayes MP on the death penalty and extrajudicial killings

Both the Indonesian and Philippines presidents invoke populist rhetoric in the use of the death penalty, especially against drug related crime. They say it acts as a deterrent—an argument long debunked by most credible authorities and certainly not supported by any credible evidence. One only has to look at the United States to see that the threat of execution does not deter gun or other serious crime.

The wild bird trade in Indonesia has a cultural perspective – Part 1

The wild bird trade in Indonesia has a cultural perspective – Part 1

While it is easy to have a knee-jerk reaction to the fact that thousands of birds are kept in appalling conditions purely for human exploitation, profit and enjoyment, it is important to note that, as with most of the relationships between people and birds, things are a bit more complex than that.