Red Wolf Reintroduction Program at Risk!

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North Carolina red wolf program to undergo review

The Associated PressJune 28, 2014 

 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to review the red wolf program, raising the possibility that the 27-year experiment to restore the rare predators in eastern North Carolina may come to an end.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1pASvPH) the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission asked the federal agency this month to “determine the appropriateness of continuing the experimental (wolf) program.”

The 90 to 110 endangered wolves roaming near Albemarle Sound have been under fire for several years. A growing number of gunshot deaths threaten the group’s ability to reproduce.

A federal judge in May temporarily banned hunting for coyotes, which are often mistaken for wolves, in the five-county wolf territory. The ruling came after three advocacy groups sued to block the state’s open season on coyotes, which often attack pets.

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Ireland: Support ‘ARAN’ – Please Take Action Regarding Courtney Brothers Circus.

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From our good friend John C. who runs ARAN in Ireland – SAV:   http://www.aran.ie/ 

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Dear Members, Supporters;

Today we release new footage of camels and tigers at the Courtney Brothers Circus during their recent stop in Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

The footage shows the confinement and stereotypical behavior endured by the animals in these unnatural environments. As we write to you, one of these same camels was pictured running loose on a main road in Fermoy in Co. Cork recently. This brings to mind the elephant – also from the same circus – that escaped in Blackpool Co. Cork, back in 2012. As well as the elephants that had to be dug out of a drain in Youghal Co. Cork, back in 2007. Please SHARE on Facebook.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE:-

ARAN’s ‘Stop Circus Suffering in Ireland’ campaign is already having a positive impact on public opinion and awareness of…

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SOMETIMES I CANNOT STOP WEEP: Eleven Counts of Animal Cruelty Filed Against Turkey Abusers Following MFA Canada Investigation

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Eleven Counts of Animal Cruelty Filed Against Turkey Abusers Following MFA Canada Investigation

HT Potential maggot in eye.jpgHybrid Turkeys, the world’s largest primary turkey breeder, along with five of its employees, have been charged with a total of 11 counts of cruelty to animals following an undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals Canada. This is the first time animal cruelty charges have resulted from an investigation by an animal protection group in Canada. Charges were filed in violation of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after workers were caught kicking and throwing turkeys, crushing their spines, and viciously beating them with shovels and metal rods, as well as turkeys with gaping, pus-filled wounds and rotting eyes left to suffer and die.Following the investigation, MFA Canada immediately contacted Ontario law enforcement authorities and presented them with a detailed legal complaint and…

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EPA: ‘Coal Rolling’ Is Illegal

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Purchia pointed to two paragraphs on the air enforcement page of the EPA’s website. One paragraph said:

It is a violation of the [Clean Air Act] to manufacture, sell, or install a part for a motor vehicle that bypasses, defeats, or renders inoperative any emission control device. For example, computer software that alters diesel fuel injection timing is a defeat device. Defeat devices, which are often sold to enhance engine…

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Raju the Elephant Meets His New Family

Igor Purlantov

Raju the elephant who stole the world’s heart when he was seen crying when shown freedom after 50 years of brutal treatment has been introduced to his new family in a truly magical moment.  This week footage of the male elephant went viral after he was released from the captivity in Uttar Pradesh in India and now it looks like the brave bull might get a happy ending.

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