(HARTFORD, Conn.) Latest: Police are investigating the death of a dog that was chained outside a home in the bitter cold and found frozen inside its doghouse on New Year’s Day #AceNewsDesk reports

Circus wins, anti-fur policies lead list of top gains for animals in 2017

Exposing the Big Game

by Wayne Pacelle,
December 21, 2017

This was a year of extraordinary gains on a wide set of issues, showing the power and reach of The HSUS, Humane Society International, and our affiliates. But along with it came some terrible setbacks at the federal level – with Congress unwinding federal rulesadopted in 2016 and in January 2017 to protect grizzly bears and wolves on national wildlife refuges in Alaska, loss of federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture delaying or dissembling rules on horse soring and farm animal protection (the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule).

This was also a year that saw The HSUS announce a major, multi-million-dollar agreement with the New York Blood Center (NYBC) concerning more than 60 chimpanzees formerly used by the NYBC in medical experiments in Liberia. And hundreds of thousands of Americans donated to help…

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Please take action to protect Wisconsin’s wild wolf from legislation not guided by or based on good sense…

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

…A new bill that ties the hands of local law enforcement from assisting federal authorities in any investigation into the illegal killing of Wisconsin’s wild wolf. Wolves are a federally protected endangered species.

According to Wisconsin Gray Wolf Monitoring Report (April 2016 through April 2017) vehicle collisions (39%) and illegal kills (20%) were the leading causes of death for detected mortalities.

Just when you think wolf education & awareness should take precedent, here comes more political rhetoric.

This time it’s in the form of a bill, 2017 Assembly Bill 712, and companion bill SB 602 which would make it illegal for law enforcement to enforce state or federal law relating to management of wolves in Wisconsin. Fringe politicians claim this bill is necessary as wolves are taking over northern Wisconsin. Rep. Adam Jarchow claims wolves are decimating deer and livestock and must be managed (Jarchow’s way of wolf management is…

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Feel Good Sunday Video: Horse Dancing the Old Year Out and the New Year In

Straight from the Horse's Heart

“Today we put ‘Stupid’ and ‘Lunacy’ on the back burner while we celebrate the upcoming New Year.  Our FGS installation is just such a celebration, a N.O. Police horse dancing in the street, loving life and enjoying the moment.

Dance with your ponies today, even if it is only a mental picture, dance with their spirit and set yours free.

With all of us working together, 2018 will be like no other.  The horses and donkeys will finally catch their break.

Happy New Year my friends, and the very best of wishes to you and yours.  Be safe.” ~ R.T.


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2017 Review

International Wildlife Bond

A review of the year, as we head for 2018……best wishes for a ‘Happy New Year’ to you and yours.

Ivory Trade

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Efforts continue to ripple out to try to curtail commercial ivory trading, stemming from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) Res. Cof. 10.10:

RECOMMENDS that all Parties and non-Parties in whose jurisdiction there is a legal domestic market for ivory that is contributing to poaching or illegal trade, take all necessary legislative, regulatory and enforcement measures to close their domestic markets for commercial trade in raw and worked ivory as a matter of urgency.”

As China set out at the start of 2017  to curtail its domestic ivory markets, the demand and satisfaction for Chinese ivory worship has been ‘off-shored’ – Japan and Laos remain defiant to calls to shut their ivory trade, but hopefully will bow to international…

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Petition · Tell Trader Joe’s to Go 100% Gestation Crate Free · Change.org

Unlike almost every other major grocery in the U.S., Trader Joe’s still doesn’t have a policy to eliminate gestation crates from a supply chain.  Urge Trader Joe’s to take the human road like so many others and commit to a 100% gestation crate free supply chain.

https://www.change.org/p/tell-trader-joe-s-to-go-100-gestation-crate-free

A Caring Heart Is All You Need

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A Polar Bear Nursery-UNESCO Heritage Site In Arctic At Risk From Russian State Oil Co. And Exxon

Mining Awareness +

Flashback to 1881:


THE WRITINGS OF JOHN MUIR, Sierra VOLUME VII, 1918, ed.
https://ia601406.us.archive.org/24/items/cruiseofcorwinjo00muiriala/cruiseofcorwinjo00muiriala.pdfIn 1916 the Tsarist government declared that the island belonged to the Russian empire.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrangel_Island

Russian Arctic Oil and Gas Blocks as of 2013.

There has apparently been a reprieve due to the sanctions against Russia: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/what-russian-sanctions-have-to-do-with-arctic-drilling-in-5-steps-plus-background/

By Greenpeace: “A polar bear nursery, a Russian oil company and one of the most beautiful islands on earth“. Blogpost by Maria Favorsky – 12 November, 2014 at 16:30

Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean is a distant land of polar bears and whales, northern lights and shining ice. It’s also a nature reserve and one of only two UNESCO Natural Heritage sites in the Arctic. It should be the most peaceful place on Earth, but in the last months this peace has been shattered.

A Russian oil company has been sending giant…

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