Why Are These Poachers Treated With Velvet Gloves?

Exposing the Big Game

by Paul Watson

These guys are poachers and in their defense, a group of armed thugs have seized a federal building to denounce the U.S. Federal government because of the conviction of two ranchers who burned 130 acres of public land to conceal their criminal poaching activities.

These are armed right wing anti-government anti-environmentalists defending the right of men to commit crimes.

If this was an occupation by armed Islamic militants the drones would already be launched.

If this was an occupation by Native Americans, the F>B>I> would be moving in aggressively right now.

If this was an occupation by animal rights or environmental activists, everyone would now be dead or in jail.

But somehow just because these guys carry guns, spout tea-party rhetoric, support Trump and the other Republican comedians running for President they are being handled with kid gloves.

Why the discrimination? Why the double standard? Waving the…

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Serbia: Shelter In Need Of Support – Can You Help This New Year ?

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

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https://www.youcaring.com/for-our-animals-449539#

Our little sanctuary of animal love needs your help! After many years of witnessing cruelty to animals in Serbia we decided to move to a small village in an old house – where everyone is welcome.

Having a mild heart condition I needed peace – peace with my animals. We lived within our means and everyone was happy. As times passes by, our furry family expanded – many mornings we would wake up and another injured or old dog was left on our door step, then a cage with hamsters, then we got a call if we can take some degui squirrels and chinchillas – we couldn’t say no.

Now our “animal kingdom” consists of: 10 dogs, 5 chinchillas, 2 hamsters, 2 hens, 2 ducks and 5 chicken (that shall be laying eggs when they reach adulthood). – most of them are available for adoption to good homes (except chicken…

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Serbia: 3/1/16 – Winter Is Getting A Grip Now. Please Help To Keep The Kitties Warm – Thank You.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

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Please share and help if you can!

Donations at:

https://www.youcaring.com/cat-shelter-felix-496539

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It looks like real winter has begun. After a short period of weird, sunny, spring-like weather, totally atypical for this time of year, the icy cold started to tighten its grip and the outdoor temperatures plummeted far below zero a couple of days ago.

We haven’t had any snow yet and no paw prints are visible across the hard and mostly bare ground that’s covered in a layer of frost, but it’s freezing nonetheless.

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Central heating has been working day and night over the last couple of months to keep the kitties warm as we fortunately still had some heating fuel left from last year’s purchase, but our gas tank is emptying rapidly and right now we have just enough gas for 10 more days.

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If we fail to raise the funds for a new tank of gas in a…

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Wild bees in the USA, new research

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from England says about itself:

Three quick visits to a wild bees‘ nest, ‘discovered’ in Wicken Fen during 2011.

From on Earth magazine in the USA:

Where the Wild Stings Are

For the first time, researchers have mapped wild bee habitat across the United States.

BY Clara Chaisson

30 December 2015

Back in 2014, President Obama released a memorandum calling for assessments of native pollinators and their habitats. “Over the past few decades, there has been a significant loss of pollinators, including honeybees, native bees, birds, bats, and butterflies, from the environment,” the president wrote. “The problem is serious and requires immediate attention.” Researchers rose to the occasion, and now, for the first time, we have a map of wild bee habitat across the Lower 48.

We also now have even more reason to worry. Along with the wild bees’ whereabouts, the researchers…

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New Director of Detroit Animal Control Promises Change

Pet Friends Magazine News • Events • Adoptable Pets

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Meet the new boss – Melissa Miller is the new face is in charge at Detroit Animal Control. “I think we have a lot of opportunities here to really put some processes in place that are going to help little guys like this,” she said. Miller, the long-awaited new director of Detroit Animal Control, is hoping to help Detroit Animal Control turn over a new leaf. After two days into the job, she’s already implementing a new holiday transfer program to nearby shelters. For more on the story click here.

Also from Michigan Pet Fund Alliance

As a member of the Animal Welfare Reform and Advisory Committee for Detroit Animal Control, the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance is honored to announce that today marks a new day for the people and pets of Detroit. As a result of a long and arduous collaboration between the Detroit Health Department, under…

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Vegan butcher shop opening in Minnesota, USA

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Herbivorous butcher in the USA, Twitter photoFrom daily The Independent in Britain:

A man called Kale is about to open a vegan butcher that sells ‘meat-free meat

Posted 5 hours ago by Josh Barrie

Have you ever heard of a vegan butcher? One is about to exist. It’ll sell meat-free meat and cheese-free cheese. …

A world first, the idea is the work of a man called Kale (no, really), and his sister Aubry Walch. They raised over £40,000 through a successful Kickstarter campaign.

The ‘Herbivorous Butcher’ sells plant-based ‘meats’ such as Italian sausage and BBQ ribs – but rather than using the more typical, traditional animals to craft their produce, Kale and Aubry use ingredients like chickpeas and tapioca.

Contrary to the Independent item, it may be a first for the USA, but not completely ‘a world first’.

This July 2014 Dutch video is about a vegetarian butcher in the Netherlands. They opened their first…

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Bear 399: Delisting the grizzly you know

Animal Blawg

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Other Nations

We humans don’t relate well to nonhuman animals at the population level–so goes the theory. But give us the particulars about a specific individual–tell us his or her story–and we get it: this is someone who has an interest in living. Someone with places to go…kids to raise…food to procure. Like us, this is someone who wants to avoid danger–while living the good life. This is an individual with a story–and a history.  

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Radioactive materials spreading from St. Louis landfill – report

Nwo Report

© West Lake Landfill

Source: RT News
Dangerous radioactive materials from a nuclear waste dump near St. Louis, Missouri have spread to neighboring areas, a new study shows. Storm water runoff from the site has also raised concerns and is being tested for radioactive pollution.

According to a peer-reviewed study just published in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, there is “strong evidence” that radon gas and water emanating from the West Lake Landfill are responsible for the anomalous levels of a lead isotope (210Pb), created by radioactive decay, in the surrounding area.

Just northwest of the St. Louis International Airport, the West Lake Landfill is a repository of nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project, the WW2 effort to create the atomic bomb. The area was declared an Environmental…

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Petition update · THE PETITION IS CLOSED TEMPORARILY · Change.org

https://www.change.org/p/end-the-criminal-practice-of-mass-poisoning-of-stray-animals-in-bulgaria/u/14816046?tk=dimii_wDCizVibWFyYXXeVJ7XrI7r_MiYfDmmGKTDkE&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email

Conservationists deal blow to Wildlife Services in landmark WA wolf case

Exposing the Big Game

http://yubanet.com/usa/Conservationists-deal-blow-to-Wildlife-Services-in-landmark-WA-wolf-case.php#.VoiWcTZdG1s

By: Cascadia Wildlands

OLYMPIA, Wash. December 21, 2015 – In response to a challenge brought by a coalition of conservation organizations, a federal court rejected plans to escalate cruel wolf killing in Washington state by the secretive federal program dubbed “Wildlife Services.” Federal District Judge Robert Bryan held that Wildlife Services should have prepared a more in-depth environmental analysis of the impacts of its proposed wolf killing activities, finding the program’s cursory environmental assessment faulty because the proposed actions would have significant cumulative impacts that are highly controversial and highly uncertain.

Wildlife Services is a controversial program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service responsible for killing millions of wild animals every year, including wolves, grizzly bears, otters, foxes, coyotes and birds, with almost no oversight or accountability.

Judge Bryan vacated the program’s analysis, stating “Wildlife Services shall not take any further wolf management actions…

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Good News Stories

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

I would like to start this New Year off with a selection of positive stories.

We need to occasionally focus on good things, though sadly often the good seems to arise from the bad. There is so much negativity in the news, it can be and is overwhelming. But there is good in this world, there is love, caring, compassion, kindness, loyalty and friendship and much of that is given and experienced by animals. Animals are amazing creatures and these videos demonstrate that they like us are sentient beings with feelings and emotions.

Below is a selection of good news stories from Care2 concerning animals. A pleasant and refreshing change from all the horror and misery. I hope you enjoy them.

Now living wild, orphan elephant Wendi gives birth to her first baby

More information:
Elephant Mom Brings Tiny Newborn to Meet Her Rescuers

“This week the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT)…

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Militia takes over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters

Exposing the Big Game

By Les Zaitz | The Oregonian/OregonLive The Oregonian
on January 02, 2016

The Bundy family of Nevada joined with hard-core militiamen Saturday to take over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, vowing to occupy the remote federal outpost 50 miles southeast of Burns for years.

The occupation came shortly after an estimated 300 marchers – militia and local citizens both – paraded through Burns to protest the prosecution of two Harney County ranchers, Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond, who are to report to prison on Monday.

Among the occupiers is Ammon Bundy, son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, and two of his brothers. Militia members at the refuge claimed they had as many as 150 supporters with them. The refuge was closed and unoccupied for the holiday weekend.

In phone interviews from inside the occupied building Saturday night, Ammon Bundy and his brother, Ryan Bundy, said they…

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The State of the Wolves, 2015-2016

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by Rick Lamplugh’s Blog clickHEREto go to Rick’s blog


For wolves and their advocates, 2015 was a year of triumph and tragedy. The year began with the glow from a great victory: wolves had been placed back under federal protection in four states where they had been slaughtered. The year ended with advocates breathing a tired sigh of nervous relief that wolves had not been stripped of that federal protection through a last-minute, cagey congressional rider.
Meanwhile, wolves did what comes naturally: dispersed in search of mates and territory. Wolves returned to their home in a state where they had not walked in ninety years. In other wolf states they dispersed into new areas.

And we humans also did what comes naturally: we let our wide-ranging beliefs about these essential predators bring out our best and worst. In one state, pro-wolf and anti-wolf groups met regularly to try…

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Massive Texas blizzard kills 30,000 head of livestock

The Extinction Protocol

Blizzard Texas
January 2016TEXAS The Texas blizzard “Goliath” may have claimed more than 30,000 animals this week in Texas. A statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Texas Association of Dairymen (TAD) says that the winter storm named Goliath “hit hard at the heart of the Texas dairy industry.” The reduction in the state’s milk supply, and dairy and other financial losses, as well as the emotional impact on farmers of losing their animals, is enormous, says TAD Executive Director Darren Turley. Turley said it wasn’t until Tuesday that many dairy producers in the area largely impacted by the storms – from Lubbock west to Muleshoe, Texas, and north to Friona – could gauge the impact by surveying their property.
Turley says that the region includes half of the state’s top ten milk producing counties which amounts to about 36 percent of the Lone Star state’s dairy cows –…

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