Earthjustice went to court to stop Idaho from exterminating the Golden and Monumental wolf packs in central Idaho’s Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness.
And we won! The Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced that it is halting its wolf extermination program as of today.
This will stop the wolf killings and restore the natural balance between predator and prey in the Idaho wilderness area.
Unbelievable, but they’re at it again…check out the latest bullshit from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (a leaked document). This just in from the Organic Consumers Association:
The food industry is playing every conceivable angle in its quest to keep labels off foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—including, according to a leaked document, threatening to sue the first state that passes a GMO labeling law. (Maine and Connecticut passed GMO labeling laws in 2013. But both have “trigger” clauses that prevent the laws from taking effect until at least four neighboring states, with a combined population of 20 million inhabitants, pass similar labeling bills).
The OCA has obtained the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) “One-Pager” of talking points about GMOs and labeling. The document is intended for use by food industry lobbyists whose job it is to convince state lawmakers to reject GMO labeling bills in their states.
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Dog safety expert Melanie Monteiro demonstrates what you should do if your dog is choking, including the Heimlich Maneuver.
Uploaded on May 11, 2009 by MelanieLMonteiro
Dog safety expert Melanie Monteiro demonstrates how to perform CPR on a dog.
Don’t wait for an emergency to find out how to perform CPR and where to locate your dog’s heart beat.
Learn your A, B, C’s. Airway, Breath, Compressions.
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Re-blogged from The Origin of The Dog | Doglistener:
How dogs were domesticated: Where Do Our Dogs Originate From?
There are many thoughts and hypotheses, but in reality, we do not have a truly accurate time-frame or location regarding the exact origins of the dog or its domestication history.
We do know that its closest ancestor is the wolf, taxonomically it forms part of the group of animals called Canidae, these include wolves, jackals, coyotes, dingoes, and foxes.
It is now widely accepted that the modern dog has wolf like traits and is almost certainly derived from wolf stock.
Today’s domesticated dog is probably a mutated form of the Middle Eastern or East Asian or Siberian wolf or dog mutation.
Possibly the latter because there is greater genetic diversity, often a sign of greater antiquity in Asian or Siberian dogs than in European dogs.
Archaeological evidence points to the domestication of the dog…
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Link to further information and undercover video footage –
WARNING – distressing images of animal abuse.
USDA Shutters Calf Slaughter Plant in New Jersey in Wake of HSUS Investigation
Undercover investigation reveals abusive handling and inhumane slaughter
Shrewsbury, N.J. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture reacted strongly to a complaint filed by The Humane Society of the United States, ordering Catelli Bros. of Shrewsbury to suspend its operations on Friday for egregious inhumane handling of calves in violation of federal law.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service withdrew its federal inspectors, which are required for slaughter operations. The HSUS commended the agency for its enforcement action, and called on USDA to close a loophole in federal policy that allows the slaughter of “downed” veal calves—those too sick or injured to walk on their own—and does not give calves the same protections as adult cattle.
NON US citizens CAN…
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|In the past year, there were an unsettling 33 food and treat recalls—approximately one recall every 11 days. Unacceptable.
Fortunately, the FDA is aware of this horrific trend. Soon they will be proposing a series of safety regulations similar to those put on manufacturers of human food. It’s likely that pet food manufacturers and importers will try to block or dilute these regulations, so it’s up to us to make sure that doesn’t happen.
The FDA is still accepting comments from the public on this proposal. Now is your chance to ensure the safety of our pets and the food they eat!
|Speak Up For Pets!|
Speak for Wolves: Yellowstone 2014 is essentially about hope. It’s an opportunity for the American people to unite and demand wildlife management reform and restore our national heritage. On June 28-29, 2014, thousands of Americans will meet in Arch Park in Gardiner, Montana to hear why we need to reform wildlife management, at both the state and federal level, and how we can do it.
There are five main principles behind reforming wildlife management:
1. No killing of predators–period. The best available science suggest that predators, including wolves, are a self-regulating species. In other words, predators don’t overpopulate; instead their populations naturally fluctuate, as do prey or ungulate populations. “Managing” predators is code word for killing them, and it is not necessary, and no longer to be tolerated. Non-lethal measures can be effective in rare instances where there are actual…
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When all evidence points to federal laws being violated and wolves lay bloodied and dying, we say enough is enough…And we’ll see you in court.
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) violated a number of federal laws, and the trust of the American people, when they approved a state funded hit man to callously eradicate wolf packs deep within the vast Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness.
Yesterday, Defenders asked a federal judge in Idaho to put a stop to this unprecedented attack on wolves.
From killing entire packs, to gunning wolves down from planes, Idaho has consistently disregarded rational wildlife management and has done everything in its power to eradicate as many wolves as it can from the landscape.
Acting on the request of powerful…
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The National Marine Fisheries Service is in the process of updating how they assess acoustic harm to marine mammals. The proposed draft guidelines that NMFS developed offer a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, the guidelines fall short in several significant ways, leaving NMFS with a great deal of work left to do.
These new guidelines represent a relatively fast change in how NMFS assesses acoustic harm. As recently as 10 or 15 years ago, there was still significant scientific debate over whether sound was a serious source of injury for marine mammals. The mass stranding that occurred in the Bahamas in 2000, while not the first example of sound related strandings, is one of the earlier and better known recognitions by the federal government that Navy sonar was the likely cause. Since then increasing scientific research has further supported the idea that our sound is causing not only short…
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PUBLIC HEARING – Weds, Jan. 29th, at 7 PM
Marcham Hall, 836 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca, NY
Across from Community Corners, same building as the police station
In December, we wrote to you about a new proposed law that will allow bowhunters and their deadly weapons into Cayuga Heights. Since then, the Cayuga Heights board of trustees has held two public hearings and made small adjustments to the law, which you can see in its latest form here: http://www.cayuga-heights.ny.us/doc/PLL-A-2014.pdf . Before they pass this new draft of the law, they are required to hold another public hearing, happening this Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 PM at the Village Hall (address above). Please attend. Even better, speak out. Better still, encourage others to join you.
This new law will allow deadly crossbows and compound bows to be discharged in residential neighborhoods — outside of hunting season, at all times throughout the year, including Summer…
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Is SeaWorld a necessary evil? God, no. That’s the gist of a recent interview by Josh Zepps of the Huffington Post with Tim Zimmermann, associate producer of Blackfish, and former SeaWorld trainer Kim Ashdown. Playing devil’s advocate, Zepps says SeaWorld does good deeds like rescuing dolphins, going to oil spills and cleaning affected marine life, and so forth. And SeaWorld has to fund its benevolence SOMEhow — so isn’t keeping dolphins and orcas in captivity a fair price to pay?
HELLZ NO, Zimmermann basically says, explaining that SeaWorld’s contributions to animal rescue and rehab only amount to .0006 percent of its profits. ZOW. Plus, some of that TEENY amount is actually spent to buy “rescued” animals that get used in SeaWorld shows, so it’s even less altruistic. Furthermore, if SeaWorld didn’t exist, plenty of other organizations — ones that actually care about marine life — would continue to rescue and…
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We’re overconsuming ourselves into environmental oblivion.
Farming will eliminate forests, plains, and other wild areas nearly the size of Brazil by 2050 around the world if we can’t mend our agricultural, dietary, and biofuel-burning ways. This unsustainable drive for more growing land will result in rising hunger and more frequent riots as food prices increase.
That’s the salty prognosis in a new report by scientists working for the U.N.’s International Resource Panel.
The amount of farmland has increased 11 percent since the 1960s, as growers struggle to meet growing populations’ ballooning demands for food and biofuel, according to the report. About 1.5 billion hectares, or 3.7 billion acres, is now being used globally to produce crops, and that figure continues to grow. Making matters worse, about a quarter of the world’s soils are degraded, which reduces the amount of crops that can be grown in them.
“Growing demand for food and…
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