Editorial: Anti-Wolf Bills Clear Case of Over-Reaction

The Wolf Preservation Blog

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**Photo courtesy from “Lobos of the Southwest.”

Arizona Daily Sun, March 6, 2014

“Talk about over-reacting.
The last time we visited the topic of endangered Mexican gray wolves in this space was to call for more details of a proposed expansion plan and consultation by federal officials with local communities.
That was back in August, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did agree to at least one public hearing in Arizona and entered talks with state Game and Fish officials.
But some state lawmakers took the expansion plan as a call to arms, and this winter they have introduced bills seeking not only to hamstring or kill off the recovery program but end the entire federal Endangered Species Act in Arizona.
The last was introduced by Flagstaff Rep. Bob Thorpe, who later withdrew that clause after staff officials said it would compromise tens of millions of dollars in federal…

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Commend Virginia for Protecting Exotic Pets

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

Target: West Virginia Legislature

Goal: Commend Virginia legislature for passing protective exotic wildlife bill
The West Virginia legislature has passed a bill that would ban ownership of dangerous and exotic animals.

See on animalpetitions.org

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Install Video Cameras in Slaughterhouses and Factory Farms – The Petition Site

Stop Korean/Chinese BOILING DOGS AND CATS ALIVE – UN millenium promise! – The Petition Site

Update on sad, senior retriever named ‘Manny’

New dog surrendered for younger one

Dole brand Italian Blend salad recalled due to Listeria

Global News

OTTAWA – Dole brand Italian Blend salad is being pulled from store shelves because of possible Listeria contamination.

The salad, made by Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., is sold in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick but may have also been sold in other provinces.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the affected salad is sold in a 10-ounce bag with a best-before date of 14-MR-12.

There are no reported illnesses tied to eating this salad.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.

Symptoms can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.

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Shelf Life of Comfort Foods

3 Years On: Contaminated Fukushima water may be dumped into Pacific Ocean

Published on Mar 12, 2014
RT America

The operator of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant says it might eventually have to dump hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean. It’s been three years since the nuclear disaster, but TEPCO is still struggling to clear up, with occasional radioactive leaks still happening. RT has been following the disaster since it began.

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Good News for Animals in Nepal: A Full Year Without Poaching

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

Last year more than 700 wildlife criminals were arrested in Nepal, thanks to a multilayered system of information gathering, enforcement, and swift justice.

See on news.nationalgeographic.com

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The Man Who Turned Antibiotics Into Animal Feed–Part 3

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Benjamin Duggar (Photo: : BETTMANN/CORBIS) Benjamin Duggar (Photo: : BETTMANN/CORBIS)

The introduction of penicillin during World War II was the great world-changing product of that genius, and it prevented tens of thousands of deaths from infected wounds among Allied troops. After the war, the astonishing promise of the antibiotic era set off a scramble for other bacteria-killing drugs. Benjamin Duggar, a botanist who worked mainly on plant diseases caused by fungi, had joined Lederle as a full-time consultant after reaching mandatory retirement age at the University of Wisconsin. Duggar was soon assigned to the search for new antibiotics, which were now making their mark as wonder drugs in civilian health care, too. Duggar’s long interest in fungi soon paid off. “It was a few months later,” Jukes recalled, “that he wrote me that they were having good results, so much so that his assistants and others were ‘stealing’ portions of the crude extracts to cure their…

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Old dog to be reunited with family – heart warming story