Fire Utility Worker Who Allegedly Shot Dog

A utility worker allegedly opened fire on a dog in her own yard after he cut through the fence to get inside, even though there is no evidence the dog behaved aggressively. Sign this petition to demand that this worker be removed from his position immediately.

Source: Fire Utility Worker Who Allegedly Shot Dog

Petition · A bear sits alone in a pit in the utterly depressing Kaliningrad zoo and please help · Change.org

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Exclusive Interview: Sarah Palin on Animal Rights

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Following her unforgettable endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, former Governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin sat down on an Alaskan bear she killed to discuss her controversial positions on animal rights.

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Andrew Kirschner (AK): What do you think of the word “vegan”?

Sarah Palin (SP): Refudiate, misunderestimate, wee-wee’d up. English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!

AK: It’s actually not a new word. It has been around for decades. Polls show an increasing number of people are turning to plant-based food for ethical, environmental, and health reasons. 

SP: Polls? Nah…they’re for strippers and cross-country skiers.

AK: The courts have rejected and overturned recent so-called Ag Gag laws aimed at preventing Americans from seeing what happens to farm animals before they’re slaughtered for food. Do you support the courts’ decisions?

SP: Well, let’s see. There’s ― of course in…

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Prosecute Man Who Allegedly Slaughtered and Burned Dogs For Trespassing

Three domesticated dogs were reportedly shot down for attempting to get under a man’s fence. Neighbors allege the shooter hunted them down for 20 minutes and then piled their bodies like a trophy. Demand justice for these dogs and their bereaved owner.

Source: Prosecute Man Who Allegedly Slaughtered and Burned Dogs For Trespassing

Lift the Pitbull Ban in Ontario

All breeds of pitbull are listed as “restricted dogs” in the province of Ontario, Canada, which requires all dogs of these breeds to be muzzled, leashed, and sterilized. Tell Premier Kathleen Wynne that this law is discriminatory and unjust.

via Lift the Pitbull Ban in Ontario.

Denmark: Does The Right Thing and Bans Religious No Stun Slaughter. Danish Minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’.

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Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/denmark-bans-halal-and-kosher-slaughter-as-minister-says-animal-rights-come-before-religion-9135580.html

SAV Comment – well done Denmark; a government with guts; instead of being afraid to do things because of the old ‘religious rights’ talk.  If only the UK government were so brave – but then we do have Cameron leading the ‘be quieters’ !!

The UK is a Christian country.  The UK stuns animals before slaughter.  It should be undertaken for ALL animals slaughtered in the UK with no religious exemptions.  Stunning is the UK way; so if living in the UK, abide UK law and stun all animals before slaughter !!

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McConaughey Missteps: Is Celebrity Shaming Good Animal Rights Activism?

Emilio Cogliani

Last week, word got out that Matthew McConaughey is a part owner of a canned hunting ranch. That’s a ranch where, for a fee, people can shoot animals who are fenced in. According to Snopes, the ranch is primarily used to raise Angus beef cattle but includes a section where customers can participate in captive whitetail deer hunts. McConaughey’s representatives have told TMZ that the actor sold his interest in the ranch in 2011. His family members, who own and manage the ranch, left his name and photograph on the website, presumably for publicity purposes.

The connection spread fast via tweets, blogs and Facebook pages, and soon media headlines read “Matthew McConaughey gets death threats from animal rights activists.” Few people would think such headlines are good for a movement that is trying to pave its way into the mainstream. But given the tone of many of the posts…

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Ohio High School Abuses Tiger Cubs

Christopher J. Gervais

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In the state of Ohio, the Massillon Washington High School’s football boosters club has purchased or leased tiger cubs from a local private exotic animal breeder each year for the past 44 years.  dubbing each “Obie,”, these cubs are separated prematurely from their mothers and declawed, the young animals are forced to experience the stresses of human contact, paraded in front of thousands of screaming crowds.

The tigers’ tenure as mascots is brief. When football season’s over, they’re sent away to endure the rigors of captivity elsewhere, only to be replaced by a new “Obie.”

Critics say that generations of these “retired” tigers routinely wind up caged as roadside attractions, or are sold into private hands as breeding animals, pets or worse, targets for canned hunting operations.

A spokeswoman for Stump Hill Exotic Animal Farm, where boosters have acquired tiger cubs for the last few years, told Cleveland.com that it’s…

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Why We Need to Connect the Dots Between Animal Rights, Environmental Ethics and Human Rights | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

photodune-1097775-dog-paw-and-hand-shaking-s-e1358957029677-1200x747If you are involved in academics or any vocation, you will hear your professors, bosses, colleagues, peers, family, and friends discussing the importance of “making connections.” This typically means socially interacting with other people who may have the ability to better your professional circumstances or benefit you in some way. As Green Monsters, we mean making much deeper connections – connections between humans and our cultures, other animals, and the environment. Connections that can help us see the entire picture behind an individual issue and make us better equipped to act on a solution.

How will making connections solve our problems, you ask? Today, through the perspectives of some environmental, animal, and even human protection activists, the reputation of the human species has become very negative. Our species, especially in American culture, has been recognized for being gluttonous consumerists, violent abusers of our own and other species, and professional environmental…

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Wisconsin Wolf Kill Quota Scaled Back for 2014……..But Still Far Too High

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Wisconsin wants to "legally" kill 156 wolves this year. Wisconsin wants to “legally” kill 156 wolves this year.

Last year hounders, trappers, and hunters killed 257 wolves during Wisconsin’s second wolf killing season. This number was six above the quota of 251 set by the DNR and their “Wolf Advisory Committee.” Yesterday, the hunter/trapper/hounder dominated committee set their quota recommendation for the 2014 wolf kill season. This year they want to kill 156 wolves. 101 less than the total number “legally” killed last year.

This year the winter population survey showed that the Wisconsin wolf population plummeted by 19 percent from same time last year. This massive population drop was in line with the Wisconsin DNR’s stated goal of bringing the population closer to the archaic number of “350” set in the 1999 state wolf management plan and championed by anti-wolf lobbying groups across the state.

The committee that sets the annual wolf kill quota recommendation, the Wolf Advisory…

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Bosnia: Let’s Respect Animals and their Right to Life

IN MEMORY OF VUČKO

sv2-635x300The following is a translation of an interview with Snezana Vidovic, President of the association animal rescue and protection, Sapa Zenica. The interview was published on Taco.net on 4.10.2014, and the interviewer was Jelena Paunovic from Journalists For Animals. 

Snezana Vidovic: Let’s respect animals and their right to life

The entire world marks April 4th as the World Stray Animals Day. Five years after the Animal Protection and Welfare law came into effect, the situation for stray and uncared for animals on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) remains difficult. We spoke to Snezana Vidovic, President of the association for protection and animal rescue “SAPA Zenica” from Zenica, regarding the law, solutions to this problem, and the role of organizations in protecting animals.

Interview by: Jelena Paunovic

Today is October 4th, the World Animal Day. How do you view this date?

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Indian City Becomes First Vegetarian City in the World – MFABlog.org

Life or Lunch?

8004347224_7e29f9b5a7_zWorldcrunch reports a historic change in Palitana, an Indian city, which has become the first all-vegetarian city in the world.

Behind this revolutionary change are the Jain monks who went on a hunger strike to pressure the state of Gujarat to outlaw animal slaughter in their city. The hunger strike was successful and the Gujarat government imposed a ban on animal slaughter and outlawed the sale of meat and eggs.

About 5 million people in India practice Jainism and agree with the ban. 

Virat Sagar Maharaj, a Jain monk, says, “Everyone in this world – whether animal or human being or a very small creature – has all been given the right to live by God.”

As inpiduals, the best thing you can do to protect animals is to adopt a kind vegan lifestyle. For more information and tips for transitioning to a vegan diet, check out ChooseVeg.com.

Indian…

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Liberty and Justice for All…? Why Animals Need Their Own Bill of Rights | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

patriotic-pets-12-1200x792Without legal protection, innocent animals are defenseless against those who would do them harm. That’s why our laws need to represent the myriad needs of animal protection. For example, our companion animals — our beloved cats and dogs — may be harmed from abuse or neglect, hoarding, dogfighting rings, or “puppy mills,” where they are treated like disposable breeding machines. Wild animals, on the other hand, face harms like being penned, hounded, trapped, or shot. Meanwhile, exotic animals like bears, tigers, and lions are trapped in pathetically inhumane conditions at roadside zoos. All animals need the strength and consistency of protection through our legal system.

That’s why all across the nation Americans are speaking up for our nonhuman friends by signing the Animal Bill of Rights to support laws that protect animals and the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s goal is to collect one million…

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WORLD LION DAY 10th August 2014

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Let’s celebrate lions today, mindful that there are approximately only 20,000 lions left in the wild in Africa. This is an appalling statistic – there are 80-90% fewer lions now than in Christian’s time. Let’s resolve to do something about it!

The Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) is gaining momentum in opposing the shocking farming of lions for cub petting, walking with lions and ultimately being shot by “hunters”. Canned hunting does NOT assist in the conservation and protection of lions, and hunting does NOT assist in conservation. We must discourage people from visiting or volunteering at wildlife sanctuaries that encourage cub petting. and walking with lions…..and to me hunting is incomprehensible.

See the CACH website here, and their presentation video about Canned Hunting here.

Donalea Patman is Melbourne based and is a tireless supporter of lions…

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USA: NYC Carriage Horse Latest – Unbelievable! – Carriage Drivers Behaving Outrageously! Illegally! Abusively! – Image Link Below.

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Above – A carriage driver ‘parks his horse’ over a steaming manhole cover !!!

See very many more images via the link provided below.

 

NYC: These have got to be seen!!!!!!

A picture is worth 1,000 words!

Unbelievable! – Carriage Drivers Behaving Outrageously!  Illegally! Abusively!

PLEASE FORWARD, TWEET AND SHARE.

An excellent collection of images showing what happens in NYC each day… 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/banhorsedrawncarriages/nyc-carriage-drivers-behaving-badly-v3sf

Elizabeth Forel / President

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NACO Faces Another Motion To Dismiss Case to Destroy Wild Horses

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(Reno,NV) Today Wild Horse Education President Laura Leigh filed a legal brief in federal court pro se to dismiss the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) suit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove and destroy wild horses across the state. Leigh was granted Intervenor status after filing her initial brief in January of 2014.

The brief filed today supports motions already filed to dismiss the suit made by the BLM and other Interveners in the case. In her earlier motion Leigh states that the challenge made in the courts by NACO are not valid as Congressional mandate under Appropriations disallows the killing of healthy wild horses and the challenge itself is made in an “across the board” fashion that is not allowable. In this brief she restates those claims. In addition she adds sight specific information to show why an across the board…

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China takes shark fin soup off the menu

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85 per cent of Chinese diners surveyed online said they had given up shark fin soup in the past three year Photo : Alamy 85 per cent of Chinese diners surveyed online said they had given up shark fin soup in the past three year Photo : Alamy

August 5th, 2014. New survey shows an 82 per cent fall in sales of shark fin after a ban at government banquets and a celebrity media campaign.

Shark fin soup, one of China’s most famous dishes, has fallen dramatically out of fashion after a high-profile campaign by anti-cruelty activists.

Wealthy Chinese have supped on shark fin soup, a gelatinous broth, since the Ming dynasty; it is a staple at wedding banquets and other special events.

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Barring a lawsuit, 800 wild horses to be rounded up in Wyoming

Straight from the Horse's Heart

By Edie Adelstein as published in the Colorado Springs Independent

“the Department of the Interior sold out America’s wild horses.”

Roundup at Great Divide Basin in 2011 ~ photo by Carol Walker of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

In this week’s issue, Bret Wrightspoke to Ginger Kathrens, executive director of the Cloud Foundation, an advocacy group for wild horses. With Kathrens’ help, along with that of gallery owner and artistTracy Miller, an exhibit devoted to wild horses opened at Cottonwood Center for the Arts.

Kathrens, a local filmmaker whose efforts have appeared on Nature, will also screen her latest installment of a series of documentaries she’s made following wild horses in Montana, on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media (315 E. Costilla St.).

As Kathrens told Wright, wild horses are regularly rounded up by the Bureau of…

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