A roadside zoo is accused of abusing and neglecting the animals in its care, leaving them in feces-filled enclosures and denying them adequate veterinary care. While some animals have been retired from the facility, it is time that all remaining animals be rescued. Sign this petition to demand that this zoo shut down once and for all.
The number of Southern Resident Orca whales has hit its lowest point in 30 years thanks to the disappearance of the species’ food source and plans to build an oil pipeline in the ocean. We cannot risk the possibility of these whales dying out completely within just a few short years. Sign this petition to demand stronger protection and conservation efforts to save this species.
Ocean and lake conservation is out. Offshore drilling and corporate greed are in. The Trump Administration just took a hatchet to initiatives shielding marine life and environments. Demand an end to reckless policies that are slowly killing the environment.
Two horses allegedly died of starvation in an unfortunate case of animal cruelty. One surviving horse reportedly ingested large amounts of dirt and wood due to overwhelming hunger. Demand justice for these poor horses.
A farmhand is accused of using a metal pipe to beat cows standing in a crowded milkshed in New Zealand. Hidden camera footage appears to show the cruelty taking place on this farm that previously was the subject of animal welfare complaints. Demand justice for these innocent cows.
Scott Pruitt is facing 13 federal inquiries into his spending and management practices as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The subjects of the investigations include Mr. Pruitt’s first-class travel expenses, the installation of a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in his office, and his rental of a $50-a-night condo from the wife of a lobbyist with business before the agency. The negative headlines have continued well into Mr. Pruitt’s second year on the job, though he continues to enjoy the support of President Trump.
Here is a guide to Mr. Pruitt’s actions that are under investigation. (Because some investigations cover several topics, the numbers listed here add up to more than 13.)
The $50-a-Night Condo
The E.P.A. has acknowledged that Mr. Pruitt paid $50 per night last year to live in a Washington condo co-owned by the wife…
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Original article and banner image (“Skye: Nadine Dreyer”) courtesy of Daily Maverick
By Judy Malone, writing on behalf of Tourists Against Trophy Hunting, 28 June 2018
Trophy hunting is not about science, rights or traditions, or about personal choices. It is about right and wrong, good and evil. The self-evident truth is that killing for pleasure and profit is morally wrong.
People around the world are following the search for Skye, the pride male lion who disappeared after a 7 June hunt. There was no such mystery after the killing of Cecil – three years ago next week – in Zimbabwe. We knew the details and identities of those involved immediately, and international headlines appeared within 24 hours. But the hunt industry has since closed ranks, and as journalists beat the bush for information, those who have the answers are withholding them.
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Judge throws out climate-change lawsuits against big oil companies
“All of us have benefited,” Alsup wrote. “Having reaped the benefit of that historic progress, would it really be fair to now ignore our own responsibility in the use of fossil fuels and place the blame for global warming on those who supplied what we demanded?”
The judge concluded in his 16-page ruling that the issue is best addressed by the federal government’s legislative and executive branches. The Trump administration made that argument in urging the judge to toss the suits, even while the administration has opposed efforts worldwide to fight climate change.
The number and size of oceanic dead zones is increasing.
The name says it all, but dead zones are areas along the sea floor where oxygen levels are so low they no longer sustain marine life. Hypoxia, which is a deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues of organisms, is a widespread and growing problem in Earth’s oceans as industrial waste, fertilizer runoff from industrial agriculture and anthropogenic climate disruption…
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Source: Western Watersheds Project
“USDA’s Wildlife Services should have more carefully considered its proposed predator-killing activities’ impacts on the environment…”
BOISE, Idaho— In a powerful rebuke, a federal judge ruled U.S. agency that kills thousands of animals a year in Idaho failed to adequately analyze the environmental risks of shooting, trapping and poisoning native wildlife like mountain lions, coyotes and foxes.
The court’s ruling, issued late Friday, holds that USDA’s Wildlife Services should have more carefully considered its proposed predator-killing activities’ impacts on the environment. The judge held the agency ignored science showing that killing predators does not decrease conflicts with livestock. The court ruled controversial killing warrants a much more thorough analysis.
“Wildlife Services will now have to fairly evaluate how killing thousands of coyotes in southern Idaho each year affects the environment,” said Talasi Brooks, a staff attorney for Advocates for the West, who represented the…
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A newly-released photo of a jaguar pelt is widely believed to be that of Yo’oko, a jaguar who had previously been seen in the United States. This skull did not belong to Yo’oko. Image courtesy of Richard Mahler.
This is not the sort of story I like to share. Since 1996, seven male jaguars (Panthera onca) have been confirmed in the United States. This provided some hope that the species, which once ranged widely throughout the southwestern US, might eventually recolonize parts of their former range. Unfortunately, one of those jaguars has been killed.
The Northern Jaguar Project (NJP) recently sent a photo of a jaguar pelt to the Arizona Daily Star. The NJP’s biologists, six members of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and a retired US Fish and Wildlife biologist have all looked at the picture. They have concluded that the spot pattern matches…
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Bill Gates is at it yet again. After promoting dangerous vaccines at home and abroad as well as GMOs in the third world, Gates is continuing on with his mission of promoting genetic modification by donating money to into a project allegedly designed to eradicate malaria.
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“This was a horrific loss of a Mexican gray wolf and the perpetrator deserves far more than a slap on the hand,”
Mexican gray wolf mp1385 was born in the wild in 2014 and weighed 25 pounds on Sept. 7 of that year. At that time, he was radio collared, vaccinated and released in good health, according to a wolf capture data sheet. The wolf was found dead in February 2015 in Gila National Forest. Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
A Mexican gray wolf identified as mp1385 had a lot working against him.
As a threatened species, the nearly year-old male pup faced the same issues that have long challenged Mexican gray wolves in a decades-old reintroduction program in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona: an uncertainty over food, problems associated with inbreeding, the occasional car accident, poaching.
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Over the weekend Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant because the owner of the establishment is an avid anti-Trumper. It has also been reported that the owner of the Red Hen followed Sarah Sanders into another restaurant to continue the harassment.
Maxine Waters appeared not only to condone the actions of the restaurant owner, but called on others to harass Trump officials whenever they get the chance.
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them! And you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere.”
That certainly can be seen as a call to violence and we have already seen the Democrats’ rhetoric lead to violence, and almost to death, on a softball field in Washington DC during…
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