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A rancher purchased 1,794 horses and reportedly sold them to slaughterhouses in Mexico. This man is one of many who have exploited a government program for the past 10 years. Urge prosecution of this man for illegally selling horses to slaughter and costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to fill his own pockets on the lives of wild horses.
No animal deserves to die for a photo.
The troubling trend of mistreating animals for the sake of photos has claimed another victim.
A peacock held captive at a zoo in China was killed by a group of tourists who insisted on picking up the bird so they could have their picture taken with him. The peacock, frightened of being handled, is said to have died from shock shortly after.
Chinese news outlet Yunan.cn reports that staff at the Yunnan Wild Animals Park were alerted to the impromptu photo shoot, though by then the damage had been done.
“There are obvious signs in the zoo to ban people from catching peacocks,” one zoo employee told Yunan.cn. “But there were too many tourists gathering at the time which made it too busy for us to ease the flow. When our working staff noticed the misbehavior, it’s been late.”
Although it’s been reported elsewhere that two peacocks were killed, China Central Television reported that was not the case.
The zoo says that this is the first time an animal has been killed by unruly tourists demanding photos, but similar cases have begun to be reported with increasing regularity.
Last week, a group of tourists in Argentina made international headlines after reportedly plucking a baby dolphin from the ocean to take selfies, resulting in that animal’s death. Days later, footage emerged of a man dragging a shark onto a beach for the sake of a photo. It’s unclear if that animal survived.
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#AceNewsReport – Dec.24: Christmas is normally known as the time of year when Americans try to be a little more giving, more compassionate, and more altruistic than during the other 11 1/2 months of the year. But in cities across the US, many are simply fighting for the right to exist in hastily-constructed homeless camps. The National Alliance to End Homelessness reports that on any given night, there are over 578,000 Americans sleeping on the streets. At the same time, there are at least 10 million vacant homes across America that are lying empty.
Here are 19 cities that are going above and beyond to push the most vulnerable Americans out of the public eye during the most compassionate time of the year:
1. Portland, Maine
Earlier this year, Portland cut funding for the city’s homeless shelters after a state audit by Republican governor Paul LePage accused the city of…
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A picture featuring a teenage boy holding the horn of a dead giraffe in one hand and a gun in the other was recently printed in a high school yearbook. Please support this petition to encourage stricter review of yearbook submissions and education on wildlife conservation to the student body.
Answer by Rory Young:
The Brutal Reality That No One Wants To Face… Welcome to my world…
There are many horriffic ways to die. However, few are so common as what you will see in the following pictures.
I took the first series of shots last week whilst on an area reconnaisance patrol in one of Malawi’s National Parks. It shows a ranger triggering a large home-made gin trap. One of the men under my command just missed stepping on it as he was focused on flank security for the tracker nearby.
The tracker amazingly spotted it from behind and to the right from a distance. Tracker-scouts are trained not to walk on game trails for this reason, as well as to not leave signs of their presence for poachers to see. The picture below that shows what one of these traps did to a baby elephant.
You can see…
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As we pointed out earlier this week something very fishy is going on with the Wisconsin DNR and our wolf population. The silence of the DNR told us that as usual something nefarious was going on behind the scenes and that indeed appears to be the case. When the Wisconsin DNR and their anti-wolf group stacked sham “Wolf Advisor Committee” met earlier this year a statewide kill quota of 150 wolves was agreed upon by a majority of the group. Suspiciously as of today the DNR report 146 wolves “legally” killed. This number does not include the vast number of wolves killed illegally. Now there comes word that the Wisconsin DNR and their real estate developer turned political appointee secretary, Cathy Stepp, may ignore the 150 kill quota and allow the kill season to continue far beyond that number.
The situation has created a quandary for Cathy…
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Some people like to look through rose-colored glasses and pretend that we are all the same but we are not….
These are the true victims this is pure evil
Help make this stop….not turn your head the other way and pretend the world is all sunshine….
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It’s bad enough 91 wolves have been slaughtered in Wisconsin since October 15 (just five days) but notice Wisconsin trophy hunters are going over legal limits of killing wolves. In Zone 1 by 5 wolves and in Zone 2 by 14 wolves. Is the DNR ignoring what amounts to poaching of wolves by not monitoring the hunt closely and letting hunters kill wolves with impunity?
Please flood their lines and ask why hunters have been allowed to go over the legal hunting limit in Zone 2 by 14 wolves and Zone 1 by 5 wolves. Do they care?
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There is a new photograph making the rounds on the internet showing a Wisconsin wolf killer posing with a dead wolf and a live one in a trap in the background. I was forwarded this today along with the caption apparently written by the wolf killer on one of the wildlife snuff sites.
“Cought (it wouldn’t be a wolf hater without poor grammar) these two yesterday just in time
Before the wolf quota was filled. I believe it was
The mother and her pup but I’m not positive.
I missed two wolves the day before at this same location
So I re arranged where I place the lure, urine and stepping
Sticks and it paid off. “
This is your “sportsman” Wisconsin. Be proud. Remind you of anyone?