Meet Annie: Rescued as a tiny calf, she is a manatee success story

Originally posted on Vegan Lynx:

Annie was rescued as an orphan in August 2005 from the Halifax River near Port Orange, Florida. At the time, she was just a little over four feet in length and weighed only 70 pounds. Newborn manatee calves are generally about four feet long and weigh about 65 pounds, so Annie was too young to be on her own. She was taken to SeaWorld Orlando for care and rehabilitation. – See more at:
Annie was rescued as an orphan in August 2005 from the Halifax River near Port Orange, Florida. At the time, she was just a little over four feet in length and weighed only 70 pounds. Newborn manatee calves are generally about four feet long and weigh about 65 pounds, so Annie was too young to be on her own. She was taken to SeaWorld Orlando for care and rehabilitation. – See more at:
Annie was…

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VIDEO – Africa: Pet Dog With Rabies

Originally posted on SAY NO TO DOG MEAT.NET:


VIDEO – Africa: Pet Dog With Rabies

These two dog are family pet dogs and the first dog uncovered, the large one, has been in the family for eight years. A usually friendly and happy dog, the large one suddenly became vicious and seriously injured his buddy dog, who was also part of the family. The large dog then bit four people! Neither dog had been vaccinated against rabies.

Both dogs were carried into the clinic in open crates, restrained by ropes and sacks, to try and keep them under some control in the vehicle. The woman (owner) appears to be wearing a bandage on her left ankle, so she may be one of the people bitten by the large dog.


The large dog (right) tested positive for rabies, after he was euthanized. He’d been a family pet for 8 years.

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A Ranger and two Park Employees in South Africa’s Kruger National Park were arrested on World Rhino Day for poaching the animals they swore to protect.

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Rhinos Can’t Catch a Break

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NJ Township Bans Feeding Outdoor Cats

Originally posted on YesBiscuit!:

The West Orange Township Council in NJ passed an ordinance at a meeting this month prohibiting residents from feeding all wildlife, including friendly outdoor cats who of course are not wildlife but shut up:

The matter was brought before the council at the behest of Theresa De Nova, the township’s health officer, whose office has been inundated with complaints regarding the number of feral and stray cats roaming through neighborhoods. Though both feral and stray cats are homeless felines, there is a significant difference between the two: Stray cats are socialized to people while feral cats are not. Under the new ordinance, residents are not allowed to feed either kind.

Ms. DeNova can now threaten cat feeders with court and fines, which she seems very excited about.  Most residents do not share her enthusiasm:

But the majority of people in attendance were opposed to the ordinance, at times calling…

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Charges filed in poaching of record-class bull elk

Originally posted on WPMT FOX43:

One of the largest bull elk ever recorded in Pennsylvania was shot illegally along with two other bulls this month, and three Centre County men have been charged with teaming in a poaching effort, the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced.

The largest of the three bulls had a 10- by 9-point non-typical rack that initially was measured at 432 7/8 inches, based on standards set forth by the Boone & Crockett big-game scoring program. At that score, and if the bull had been legally harvested, it would rank as Pennsylvania’s third-largest bull elk ever.

The other two illegally killed bulls included a 5- by 7-point bull measuring 243 1/8 inches and a 4- by 5-point bull measuring 178 3/8 inches.

The bulls all were killed in the same area of Karthaus Township, Clearfield County, over two nights of poaching, the Game Commission said.

Charged in the incident are Frank Gordo Buchanan…

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Indonesia Busts Manta Ray Poachers

Originally posted on strange behaviors:


Following on the good news of multiple arrests of elephant poachers in Mozambique, Indonesia is now cracking down on people who traffick illegally in manta ray parts.  It’s very encouraging to see this kind of enforcement from developing nations that have experienced some of the most dramatic wildlife losses ever.

Here’s the press release from the Wildlife Conservation Society:

NEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 30, 2014) – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced today the first-ever series of enforcement actions against a trader of sharks and rays in Indonesia, home to the largest shark fisheries on earth.

Between August 22nd and September 26th, 2014, the team of officials, led by Pantja Waluyo Prasetyanto of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, arrested four traders of CITES-listed sharks and rays products, assisted by…

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Philippines: Major Victory In The Battle Against Crush Videos.

Originally posted on Serbian Animals Voice (SAV):


Dear Mark,

For three years, PETA Asia has been working with authorities in the Philippines to help them find and prosecute the makers of horrific “crush” videos in which scantily clad girls (one as young as 12 years old) are filmed stepping, standing, and stomping on and slowly crushing animals—from the smallest of mice to large dogs who are tied down and helpless. Now PETA Asia’s efforts to shut down the makers of these sick fetish videos have resulted in a landmark ruling against those who torture and kill puppies, rabbits, and other animals.

Today, a Philippine court found Vicente and Dorma Ridon guilty of child abuse, animal welfare crimes, human trafficking, and wildlife-protection crimes and sentenced the pair to life imprisonment and a fine of more than 9 million pesos (US$198,000) each for their part in making the videos.

This huge victory began with a single compassionate person…

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Originally posted on Maiden on the Midway:



Please watch this 6 minute video and pass it on. We don’t have much time left. Andrew needs to get home, he suffers from PTSD and has been in Mexican custody since March 31. End his role as a political pawn.

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Environment: Polluted runoff from farms and cities in Hawaii causes sea turtle tumors

Originally posted on Summit County Citizens Voice:


An endangered green sea turtle swims along the sea bottom. Photo courtesy NOAA.

‘We’re drawing direct lines from human nutrient inputs to the reef ecosystem, and how it affects wildlife’

Staff Report

FRISCO — What goes on your lawn and garden doesn’t stay there — and that’s bad news for sea turtles in Hawaii, Duke University biologists said this week, explaining that pollution from urban areas and farms is causing often-deadly tumors in the endangered animals.

A new study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PeerJ, shows that nitrogen in the runoff ends up in algae that the turtles eat, promoting the formation of tumors on the animals’ eyes, flippers and internal organs.

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Here’s Why Thousands of Walruses Are Gathering on Alaska’s Shore

Originally posted on TIME:

Nearly 35,000 walruses were discovered this month on a northwest Alaskan shore as result of being unable to find sea ice to rest upon, a problem aggravated by climate change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.

The unusually massive walrus gatherings were first spotted on Sept. 13 when NOAA conducted its annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey, a spokeswoman told the Associated Press.

The marine mammals use sea ice as diving platforms to hunt for food in shallow areas, or as resting points to avoid long, exhausting swims. While it is normal for sea ice to recede into deeper parts of the Arctic Ocean as temperatures warm in the summer, in recent years the ice has moved even further.

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the accelerated loss of sea ice is associated with climate change, in which open water absorbs more heat and speeds up…

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Where We Stand

Originally posted on Riding for Wildlife:

Hey guys! Hope everyone is doing well and for those that were aware, enjoyed International Rhino Day, last week! If you follow any of the conservation based NGO’s (maybe?) you would have seen a lot of cool stuff going on. Anyway, this blog is based around where we stand, in regards to both the Riding for Wildlife charity, and global wildlife conservation.

So first, the charity. Riding for Wildlife finally has its own logo and hopefully soon will have a proper website up and running! Currently were still in the process of trying to promote the ride through other organisations and social media. As strange as it sounds, this part (which was the same for the last ride) is one of the hardest and most depressing parts of the ride. For every twenty emails sent, one might be returned, normally saying that they cannot help. But regardless of this, we…

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Judge Rules BLM Violated Grazing Laws in South-Central Idaho

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BLM Breaks the Law for Benefit of Bedfellow Welfare Ranchers

BLM destroying the last of Wyoming's Wild Horses for the benefit of Welfare Ranchers ~ photo taken last week by Carol Walker of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

BLM destroying the last of Wyoming’s Wild Horses for the benefit of Welfare Ranchers ~ photo taken last week by Carol Walker of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

BOISE IDAHO – A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management once again violated federal laws when it issued grazing permits instead of analyzing how grazing could harm sage grouse in four allotments in south-central Idaho.

In a ruling released Monday, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill found that the BLM failed to consider stopping grazing in any of the proposed management plans in the agency’s Burley Field Office.

The decision is round two of a lawsuit led by conservation group Western Watersheds Project that is challenging nearly 600 BLM grazing allotments spread across southern Idaho.

Winmill agreed that the BLM is allowed to…

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Good News!! “Federal Judge Denies Wyoming’s Request To Regain Control of Wolf Management”

Originally posted on Howling For Justice:


Today, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied Wyoming’s desperate attempt to change her ruling, so the state could proceed with their precious wolf hunts! Too bad, hunters are going to have to get refunds on their wolf tags!

As of this moment it’s still illegal to kill a wolf in Wyoming. Thank you Judge Jackson, it feels so good to have a victory for wolves, even though I’m saddened that wolves in Montana and Idaho are being hunted and Minnesota and Wisconsin hunts are just around the corner. But today we can celebrate that Wyoming wolves will be safe from hunter’s bullets and will  no longer be treated as vermin, to be shot on sight in 80% of the state.

For all the wolves, For Wyoming wolves,



Federal Judge Denies Wyoming’s Request To Regain Control of Wolf Management

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Wildlife officers could carry cameras if bill passes in the Senate

Originally posted on WPMT FOX43:

In 2010 wildlife officer David Grove was shot and killed by a poacher in Adams County. “It was horrible. There was a huge law enforcement response out there,” said Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman Travis Lau.

Grove’s death is what inspired a bill that would equip officers with miniature cameras. The legislation has already passed in the house, and, if it passes in the senate, it will equip roughly 220 wildlife officers with cameras.

The cameras are similar to a GoPro and can clip directly to an officer’s shirt if he’s patrolling on foot. One of their best features is the ability for the camera to capture the 30 seconds prior to an officer pressing the button. “We have the cameras, they’re ready to go,” said Lau. The Pennsylvania Game Commission bought them back in 2012, but then the law changed, barring them from use. It could pass in the senate…

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