Urge Ringling Bros. to Pull ALL ANIMALS off the Road and Send Them to True Sanctuaries!

Please speak up today by signing this petition and urging Ringling to end all animal acts immediately and to retire the animals to accredited sanctuaries.

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Department of Defense : Don’t ban my dog from military housing just because of her breed

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Born Free USA Fights to Keep the Great Lakes Wolf Listed

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February 12, 2013 Wildlife Protection Groups File Suit to Restore Federal Protection for Great Lakes Wolves,including The Humane Society of the United States, Born Free USA, Help Our Wolves Live and Friends of Animals and Their Environment, filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to remove the protections of the Endangered Species Act from gray wolves living in the western Great Lakes region.

These groups won this suit and the happy news broke on December 19, 2014 that the Great Lakes wolves ordered back to endangered list.

The Great Lakes wolf owes their continued protection to these organizations. In the next couple of blog posts I would like to highlight each organization mentioned above. I’ve already posted on the wonderful work that Humane Society of the U.S. had done on behalf of the Great Lakes wolf.

In this blog I would like to…

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Natural-born paedophiles

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Sheriff Gordon Smith of Bradford County, Florida has put up red signs outside the homes of convicted sexual predators. April 2013. Photo by Splash News/Corbis

Some paedophiles might be hard-wired to commit their abusive acts. Should that alter their crime in the eyes of the law?

byCaren Chesler

(Caren Chesler is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, andScientific American, among others. She lives in New York and New Jersey.)

A 29-year-old man named Juan Carlos Castillo Ponce was renting a basement apartment in the New Jersey city of Elizabeth when he befriended his landlord’s daughters, who were aged three, six and 10. While he lived there between 2000 to 2008, he would take the girls out to dinner, and became a trusted friend of the family. He would also sexually assault them while their parents weren’t home, record them in their…

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Ringling Bros. Circus To Retire All Elephants A Year And A Half Early

Emilio Cogliani

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) ? The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May.

The move comes amid increasing scrutiny of circus elephant acts with local governments passing “anti-circus” and “anti-elephant” ordinances in response to concerns over animal cruelty.

The circus’s parent company, Feld Entertainment, told The Associated Press exclusively that all of the iconic elephants will be permanently retired to the company’s 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation, located between Orlando and Tampa.

The company announced in March that it would retire the full herd to the center by 2018. But once officials began planning details, they realized “we could actually do this a lot sooner” because building the new structures to house the retiring elephants didn’t take as long as they originally thought, said Alana Feld, Ringling’s executive vice…

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Drugging Animals on Factory Farms—ENOUGH Already!

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by Katherine Paul

We’ve all grown accustomed to the steady parade of television ads—$3 billion year worth, by some estimates— urging us to “ask our doctors” about the latest miracle drug. Pharmaceutical ads have been commonplace since the 1990s, after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the way for prescription drug companies to aggressively market their wares directly to consumers.

Wisdom and ethics aside, it’s easy to see why Big Pharma would push pills to humans, to treat human ailments. It’s big money.

But a drug company that makes animal drugs, purchased not by consumers but by factory farms, advertising direct to consumers who will never actually purchase those drugs? How does that make sense?

If you’re Elanco, the $2.3-billion animal drug division of Eli Lilly, you make it seem sensible by spinning the message. In Elanco’s case, the message is this: Without our animal drugs…

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Meatless Monday: Belly Rubs and Beyond — Tracey Stewart and “Do Unto Animals”

Emilio Cogliani

Tracey Stewart shares her home and life with two children, a husband (Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show” host — maybe you’ve heard of him), four dogs, a hamster, two pigs, a pair of cows, three rabbits, two guinea pigs, a couple of fish and a parrot. That’s a lot of sharing and a lot of animals — and that’s just the way Stewart wants it. “My relationship with animals has been intense and wonderful since the day I was born,” says the author of “Do Unto Animals.”


A warm and gentle guide,”Do Unto Animals” aims to make your relationship with animals intense and wonderful, too. You don’t have to share a home with 17 of them to make a difference. “I’ve found there is a real benefit in having a close relationship with your local shelter,” Stewart says. “Shelters are usually understaffed, overworked and usually open to any kind of…

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Vegan Supermarket Chain Coming To United States In 2016

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By Amanda Froelich

Veganz, the world’s first all-vegan supermarket chain, will be opening in Portland, Oregon in 2016.

You’ve heard a plant-based diet is optimal for heath and the environment, but do you ever get dismayed when perusing your local grocery store because you a) either don’t know what to buy or b) feel too tempted by conventional products to make healthy choices?

Perhaps your solution is right around the corner… As The Local reports, the world’s first vegan supermarket chain, “Veganz,” which was founded in Berlin, Germany, aims to go international and is set on opening a new location in the United States in 2016.

You can probably relate to the founder of the supermarket, Jan Bredack, who once considered himself a meat lover. He, too, enjoyed Standard European (and American)…

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Wild Bee Decline Threatens US Food Supply

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ScienceDaily reports

The first national study to map US wild bees suggests they’re disappearing in many of the country’s most important farmlands. If losses of these pollinators continue, the new nationwide assessment indicates that farmers will face increasing costs — and that the problem may even destabilize the nation’s crop production.

Read full story at Wild bee decline threatens US crop production: Following Obama’s call for pollinator assessment, first-ever national bee map shows much farmland at risk — ScienceDaily

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Poaching not the only Threat Looming in the Bush

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As if poaching and habitat encroachment weren’t enough, South African wildlife also face the threat of Tuberculosis. First diagnosed in African Buffalo, it then spread to  baboons, lions and bushpig. More recently it has also effected  leopards, *cheetahs, *wild dogs, honey badgers, mongooses, warthogs, kudu, nyala, bushbuck and *rhinos. (*endangered)

Buffalos rest in the shade at the Lake Nakuru national park in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, December 18, 2009. World leaders worked through the early hours to try and beat a Friday deadline for a deal on cutting emissions and helping poor countries cope with the costly impact of global warming. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS) - RTXRZAL *Buffalos are a reservoir or maintenance host for TB. photo: Thomas Mukoya/REUTERS

All mammals are susceptible, and it spreads quickly throughout the ecosystems.

It directly impacts animal productivity and health, but the long-term consequences to their survival are yet unknown and in particular the direct effects on survival of endangered species is worrisome. Lions in particular have suffered a 35-75% decline from TB in current lion populations over the last two decades. (Professor Michele A Miller, Stennenbosch University)

Wildlife are not the only victims of TB. The disease originated in cattle; which in turn are used for human consumption. In 2013, it was the leading cause…

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