Elephant trophy hunting, and Trump’s confusing positions on it, explained

Exposing the Big Game

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Here’s a seemingly simple question: Is it legal to bring elephant body parts collected in hunting exhibitions in Africa back to the United States?

During the Obama administration, the answer became a clear “no” — the import of elephant trophies was banned outright under the Endangered Species Act. But in November, President Trump’s US Fish and Wildlife Service announced it was set to lift the ban. Hunting groups like the National Rifle Association and the Safari Club International Foundation, which had opposed the ban, were thrilled by the news.

But after a flood of criticism (including from conservatives), Trump himself suddenly was not.

In a tweet, Trump announced that the lifting of the ban was on hold, pending further review. In a follow-up tweet, he went on to say he’d “be very hard pressed to change my mind that…

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Petition: Demand Justice for Kitten Thrown Into Hot Oven

An 18 year old boy in Russia threw a poor, defenseless kitten into a burning oven while his friends filmed and egged him on. The kids laugh at the torture while the kitten’s fur is burned, and it’s all caught on tape. The oven is on 375 degrees and the boys had apparently been throwing it in and pulling it out again and again. One boy says let’s do it again, and another says you’ve broken his spine while they’re laughing. These kids are laughing as they torture a kitten.

Russia has recently made their animal cruelty punishment more intense and that had better be reflected in this horrible case. We know that people who abused animals like this often move on to violence against humans as well.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/736/203/252/justice-for-kitten-thrown-into-hot-oven/

NY–PLEASE MAKE THIS ONE PHONE CALL TO STOP HUNTER ABUSE AND PROTECT OUR RIGHTS

Exposing the Big Game

PLEASE CROSS POST

1) *Item*: There is an ” *Assembly* Minority *Hunting* and *Fishing Task
Force” of which*
a member of the Environmental Conservation committee (site of the
Avella bill S3327/A6519) is a member http://nyassembly.gov/mem/Ma
rc-W-Butler/bio/

2) *Item*: Charges were just dropped against a hunter who killed an
innocent woman walking her dogs in upstate NY.

3) *Item*: There are 2 bills in this committee (A08646/A477) to both
allow hunting in city-populated areas, and to lower the ‘universal hunting
age’ to 12 yrs old.

*We cite these as more reasons the hunter-controlled, hunting-promoting DEC
advisory board must allow non-hunters to serve on it – and S3327/A6519 must
be put to a vote in the En Con committee.* *We have also discovered that
the members of this committee don’t necessarily know about the bill! *

*The national movement for gun control and banning assault weapons – which
hunters fight against passing…

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SEXUAL ABUSE OF FEMALES: THE ANIMAL CONNECTION

Exposing the Big Game

*As an animal rights activist and a longtime scholar of sexism and gender
issues, while reading the recent spate of articles about the sexual abuse
of females by males in positions of power, I have been struck by the clear
similarities to the abuse of animals by humans.*

*Let me be clear. I am not speaking here about situations where someone
beats a dog or kills a cat, or other horrific instances of abuse and
torture of individual animals. I am talking about the systemic and
systematic abuse of animals that is practiced, institutionalized,
and normalized by all human cultures throughout time, where humans are in a
position of greater power than the animals. Just as human males in
positions of power feel free to abuse females they desire, so too do we
humans feel free to do the same to animals.*

*The common dimension is a concept of property…

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10,000 Dolphins Are Being Secretly Killed In France Every Year

The Extinction Chronicles

https://www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/dolphins-caught-fishing-nets-france

Fishermen pulling in trawling net from ocean
Net being pulled onto boat

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Petition: End Captive Elephant Breeding at St. Louis Zoo!

We know elephants are going extinct and it’s largely humans fault. So it seems like the captive Asian elephant breeding at the st. Louis Zoo is a good idea. That is until you realize that those elements have a deadly virus in them that we cannot effectively treat. This virus is serious. But the Saint Louis Zoo is acting like it is not. But that’s just because they want to keep breathing elephants in order to attract visitors and make money.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/577/012/937/

Tucker’s Raw Frozen Dog Food Recall

Complete details of the March 2018 Tucker’s Raw Frozen dog food recall as reported by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor

Source: Tucker’s Raw Frozen Dog Food Recall

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Urgent! Help Needed In Alberta, Canada, To Identify Poacher Who Illegally Shot Cougar Before Leaving Its Body In The Snow – World Animal News

http://worldanimalnews.com/urgent-help-needed-alberta-canada-identify-poacher-illegally-shot-cougar-leaving-body-snow/

By WAN –
March 5, 2018
Wildlife officials in Alberta, Canada, are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the poacher or poachers who illegally killed a cougar and abandoned its carcass west of Cochrane.
The Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement issued the appeal for help, along with a heartbreaking photo of the dead animal on its Facebook page over the weekend.
“In Alberta, it is unlawful to abandon the skin of a mountain lion that has been hunted,” noted the post which in turn brought attention to a bigger problem, the fact that hunting cougars in Alberta is still legal under specific guidelines. “Furthermore, the cougar season was closed in the relevant cougar management area at the time of the offense.”
Alberta reportedly has regulated its cougar population since 1969 allowing for an annual quota of up to 155 animals to be hunted each year. Terrible!
According to the post, which, as of this morning has been shared more than 6,000 times, a pair of green and brown work gloves were also found on the scene where a campfire was left burning.

The person or persons found responsible for this crime could face up to a $50,000.00 fine and or one year in jail.
People with information that may lead to the arrest of those responsible, can confidentially contact the 24-hour Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800 or online via its new Report A Poacher website.
“Phoning is still the fastest way to reach an officer,” the department noted, “the new website can be used to report issues that are less urgent.

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