Environmentalists file suit over wolf hunt derby

The Wolf Preservation Blog

Updated 4:23 pm, Thursday, November 13, 2014

“BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four environmental groups filed a lawsuit late Thursday to prevent a federal agency from extending a wolf- and coyote-hunting derby onto additional public lands in east-central Idaho.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Idaho came less than two hours after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management approved Idaho for Wildlife’s request for the derby permit near Salmon.

Defenders of Wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity, Western Watersheds Project and Project Coyote say the BLM’s actions are contrary to the federal government’s wolf reintroduction efforts.

Amy Atwood of the Center for Biological Diversity called the decision “repugnant” and a “slap in the face” to thousands of people who commented against the derby.

She said the BLM “has the authority to make sure wolves are protected and secure…

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Demand Justice for Baby Kabibe- Boycott and Write SF Zoo to Answer for Carelessness

Vegan Lynx

Sign the petition here.

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Submit comments to USFWS to list lions as “Endangered”

Great Cats of the "World"

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The Purpose of this Event is to get as Many names as possible to Submit their comments to the US Fish and Wildlife Service , asking them to List the Lions as Endangered ~ banning Imports of Lion Trophies to the USA.
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On hunting predators

Exposing the Big Game

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We hunt predators but we can’t say why

The New West / By Todd Wilkinson | Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 1:15 pm

Consider this loaded question: Should grizzly bears, wolves and cougars be hunted for sport? Worldwide, given their rarity and declining numbers, should lions, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars and tigers?

If so, why?

Across North America we find ourselves in another big game hunting season. For many the harvest is as much about putting meat in the freezer — a form of modern subsistence — as it is about the profoundly personal act of communing with nature.

From an early age, a lot of us were taught two guiding ethical principles: Don’t take the life of an animal unless you intend to eat it, and, if you do kill, there ought to be a good reason.

As states sanction hunts of iconic predators (grizzlies and black bears, wolves, mountain…

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POLL: Should the wolf hunting contest in Idaho be stopped?

Exposing the Big Game

In what has to be the one of the most bloodthirsty post-Christmas festivities yet, Idaho’s announced a wolf and coyote slaughter contest for all the family.

And it really does mean “all the family” – children as young as ten can enter the competition being held on the weekend of 28-29 December.

In this celebration of tastelessness and death, prizes will be awarded for such “achievements” as most female coyotes killed, biggest wolf and so on.

Both wolves and coyotes play essential roles in the ecosystem – they are not pests. Wolves actually need increased protection. Even if numbers did need to be reduced, which they don’t, shooting these beautiful animals should only ever be done by professionals.  Treating it as family entertainment is ridiculous.

We invite you to vote whether the wolf hunting contest in Idaho be stopped. Please vote and also leave your comments at the bottom of…

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Conservation Groups Offer $15,000 Reward After Endangered Wolf Killed in Washington

Wolf Is My Soul

From:  Center for Biological Diversity

For Immediate Release, November 14, 2014

Contacts:Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613
Jasmine Minbashian, Conservation Northwest, (360) 319-3111
Shawn Cantrell, Defenders of Wildlife, (206) 508-5475
Dan Paul, The Humane Society of the United States, (206) 913-2280
Gigi Allianic, Woodland Park Zoo, (206) 548-2550

SEATTLE— Conservation groups are offering up to a $15,000 reward for information leading to conviction of those responsible for the illegal killing of the breeding female wolf of the Teanaway pack in Washington’s Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The killing is one of several in the past year jeopardizing the recovery of Washington’s gray wolves, which are fully protected under the federal Endangered Species Act in the western two-thirds of Washington and throughout the state under state endangered species law.

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Teanaway pack wolf courtesy Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This photo is available for media…

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan

The Wolf Preservation Blog

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“Conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to complete a long overdue, legally required recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, the lobo of Southwestern lore.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Arizona, aims to enforce compliance with rules the agency adopted 38 years ago to guide recovery of the federally endangered species driven to near extinction by wolf extermination campaigns of the 19th and 20th centuries.

It asks the court to declare the agency in violation of the Endangered Species Act, and order it to “prepare and implement a scientifically based, legally valid” final recovery plan within a year of the court’s judgment.

The Mexican gray wolf was reintroduced into a small area of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico in 1998 as part of a strategy to reach a population of…

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Your double cheeseburger is ruining everything

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Your double cheeseburger is ruining everything.

12 MORE Celebrities Who Are Vegan & Vegetarian

The Friendly Fig

Last month, I shared 12 of my favorite vegan celebrities. But honestly, why stop at 12? These people are inspiring in so many ways, and I have a ton others to share. So, let’s get right down to it. Do you know who will be on my list? Take your guesses and see for yourself!

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Help Stop the Horror ‘Sport’ of Horses, Pigs and Buffalo Fighting to the Death

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

The thinking [person] must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another…
Albert Schweitzer

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Please sign the following petition to demand that China stops the barbarous so-called “sport” of pitting animals against one another for entertainment – yes as horrifying as this may sound we share this world with countless thousands of people who find such brutal cruelty entertaining!

In China, male animals such as horses, pigs and water buffalo are often pitted against each other to fight to the death in front of a cheering crowd.

The horror ‘sport’ is particularly popular in Leishan county, Guizhou province, though it is just one of many areas in China where animals fight to the death in front of crowds.

The two desperate animals circle each other…

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Quote on the importance of being vegan

There's an Elephant in the Room blog

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‘It’s true that more and more people are beginning to speak out about the many abhorrent abuses that occur within the animal industry, and the movement to ‘improve conditions’ for these animals continues to gain popularity. And yet, each one of the awful practices that animal advocates protest passionately against – intensive confinement, enforced insemination, separation of mother and child, castration, de-horning, tail docking, de-beaking, mulesing, de-toeing, live scalding, force molting – all of these horrific procedures, and many more, exist because an ever-growing number of human consumers continue to create demand for animal products. To an industry that views sentient beings as economic units – money-making machines – it is unavoidable that such violence will be viewed as an acceptable means to the end of delivering products that turn a profit.

In any case, even if every one of…

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