Fourth Petition Justice for Sota· Ajuntament de Barcelona: Que se tomen medidas contra el policia que ha matado de un tiro q una perrita inofensiva #JusticiaparaSota @bcn_ajuntament · Change.org

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Third Petition · Ayuntamiento de Barcelona: Justicia para Sota · Change.org

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Second Petition on Change.org “Justice for Sota”

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IT IS NOT SAFE TO HAVE POLICEMEN ON THE STREETS OF BARCELONA WHO FEAR UNTHREATENING ANIMALS!!!

One said policeman shot Sota, the dog of a homeless person who was selling bracelets in front of Hotel Gran Via. This man had been selling bracelets in this same area for many years already. There are many eyewitnesses and they all say the dog barked, nervous about what the policemen were doing to his owner. The murdering policeman claims the dog bit him and that’s why he shot him but none of the witnesses’ testimonies back up his story. Let’s do everything we can so this policeman is NEVER AGAIN IN A POSITION TO KILL AN ANIMAL AS AN OFFICER OF THE LAW.

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Breaking! Andrew Pashley’s Light Sentence For Poaching & Illegal Hunting In Colorado Could End With A Lifetime Suspension Of Hunting Privileges In 48 States – World Animal News

ByLauren Lewis –
December 28, 2018

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigation into illegal hunting and outfitting reports over the course of several years resulted in a felony conviction of Andrew Pashley of Evergreen, Colorado.
The 35-year-old pled guilty to the illegal sale of big game wildlife, a Class 6 felony, as well as illegal possession of a Mountain Lion on November 8th in Jefferson County District Court.
Pashley has never been registered as an outfitter by the state of Colorado.
A Jefferson County judge sentenced Pashley to two years of supervised probation and a court-ordered suspension of all hunting, fishing, and trapping related activities in Colorado. Pursuant to his felony conviction, Pashley is restricted from possessing a firearm or other weapon, even for hunting purposes.
As part of the adjudication of the criminal and civil cases in this investigation, Pashley was ordered to forfeit the truck that he used for his illegal outfitting business, cash that was paid to him for the illegal mountain lion hunt, as well as all the hunting equipment he owned for his hounds.
While the punishment seems hardly enough, the department shared in a statement that Pashley’s conviction makes him eligible for up to a lifetime suspension of all hunting, fishing and trapping privileges in Colorado. This is including the other 47 states in the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, to be determined by CPW’s suspension hearing examiner at a later date.
Help put pressure on CPW to rule for the lifetime suspension. Please contact The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Headquarters in Denver at (303) 297-1192 or email: parksinfo@state.co.us.

https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-andrew-pashleys-light-sentence-for-poaching-illegal-hunting-in-colorado-could-end-him-with-a-lifetime-suspension-of-hunting-privileges-in-48-states/

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Nine arrested in Florida for ‘baiting, taking and molesting’ black bears

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By Post Staff Report
December 22, 2018 | 10:05am
A black bear

Florida just became more unbearable.

Nine people were arrested in the Sunshine State this week for “baiting, taking and molesting” black bears and then posting the beat-downs on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, according to a release from the office of the attorney general.

The black bear bullies used dog food, doughnuts, pastries and peanut butter to corner the animals and then unleashed a “dozen dogs that repeatedly bit” them.

The forest fight clubs happened in Baker, Flagler, Marion and Union Counties, according to a statement on the year-long investigation which concluded this week.

“Not only were these gruesome acts of violence repulsive and cruel, they were recorded and posted to social media for the amusement of the defendants,” said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I doubt they are laughing any longer now that they have been arrested for serious crimes.”

Christopher Elliot Haun, 42; William Landrum, 39; Mark Lindsey, 26; Dustin Reddish, 25; Haley Reddish, 25; Charles Luther Scarbrough III, 30; Hannah Weiner Scarbrough, 27; Troy Travis Starling, 45; and William Tyler Wood, 29, were slapped animal cruelty and other charges.

https://nypost.com/2018/12/22/nine-arrested-in-florida-for-baiting-taking-and-molesting-black-bears/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Approximately 3K Activists Protest The Unjust Death of Sota

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Tauri is frightened, it was a terrorist attack, Sota slept with me,wake up with me, she showed me more love than my own family. Sota was a lovely dog everybody loved.

Approximately 3k protest the unjust death of Sota who was killed by a  police officer in Barcelona. As they silently stood by plaza sant Jaume the only sound that could be heard was that of a dog.

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Sign Petition: Send to jail the murderous neighbours of Nerva!

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Send the jail with the murderous neighbours of Nerva!
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This poor dog died after agonizing for a long time because several neighbours of Nerva, Huelva, decided to poison him because they do not want to have stray animals. They took his life because they believe that they are superior beings, they think they are worth more than dogs, and they are not worth shit, because they are bastard cowards, you are the ones that are left over in this world.

Two dead dogs, three more that have been saved thanks to the vet, and many murderous neighbors who must pay for what they have done.

I do not wish to poison these murderers because I am not like them, I want justice done, and that the death of these dogs is not in vain. May these cowards end up in prison, which is the only place to which all these bastards belong.

May God give them twice as much as they deserve.

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Sign Petition: Let there be no forgiveness for this woman who hanged her dog!

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Let there be no forgiveness for this woman who hanged her dog!
Addressed to: Court of Instruction Number 2 of Corcubión
Belen Aguilar
Created by Belen Aguilar
Barceloneta, Spain
Let there be no forgiveness for this woman who hanged her dog!

This woman from Corcubión hanged her dog in the patio of her house, where she also had six more animals in a deplorable state that, fortunately, have been rescued. Seprona has arrested this woman for animal abuse, but we already know that it is very difficult to receive more than a fine and go home.

I not only do not want this woman to go free, but also to forbid her to have animals in her charge, because these sick people enjoy mistreating and killing animals, they are psychopaths and deserve to be locked up so as not to harm any living being.

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Sign Petition: Someone Killed an Entire Family of Beautiful Swans

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Kent Police

70,241 SUPPORTERS – 75,000 GOAL

The small village Benenden in Kent has become the scene of a brutal crime.

Late last month, police were called to investigate a murder. An entire family had been riddled with bullets, stuffed in plastic bags and left for dead. The victims, two adult swans and their five cygnets were waiting to be found on the edge of a river bank — tossed like trash when just hours ago they had been alive.

Authorities were shocked at the horrific scene and after recovering the bodies and conducting an X-ray it was clear what had happened. Someone or perhaps more than one had taken an air rifle and decided to use the family of swans for target practice.

These air rifle/bb guns have become a serious threat to animal safety. According to the RSPCA, they received “884 calls reporting airgun attacks on animals across England and Wales last year” — 51 of which were from Kent County — the second highest in the nation. In fact, Care2 has also written about a few cases.

Clearly, there is a certain type of person who derives a disturbing pleasure from torturing, maiming or killing small animals with air weapons. That is a troubling realization. People who are capable of inflicting this kind of violence against an animal could potentially turn to humans too. It is up to Kent Police to find the perpetrator and bring them to justice.

Help demand justice for the family of Benenden swans. Sign the petition and demand that Kent police continue their search for their killer.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/648/979/922/someone-killed-an-entire-family-of-beautiful-swans-%E2%80%94-and-they-are-still-on-the-loose/

 

Sign Petition: Justice for David — The Rhino Calf Whose Entire Family Was Killed By Poachers

by: Care2 Team
recipient: SANParks

135,530 SUPPORTERS – 140,000 GOAL

One day David the 4-month-old rhino was frolicking in the savannas of South Africa, without a care in the world, running alongside his uncles and aunts, tugging on his mother’s tail. But the next day would change his life forever.

Under the cover of darkness, poachers came upon his family and slaughtered all of them. When park officials and rescuers from David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation came upon the adult rhinos’ carcasses, they found the young rhino calf petrified and cowering next to his mother’s body.

Now David, like so many other rhino calves is an orphan. One who will never learn the vital lessons his mother could have taught him to better survive in the wild. David was so tiny that rescuers — in tears from the tragic sight — were able to lift him into the back of a truck in order to take him to his new home, a rhino orphanage.

Rhinos are under threat. In total there are less than 30,000 in rhinos left on Earth separated into five different species. From the Javan rhino which numbers less than 70 to the white rhino at 20,000. These animals are all teetering on the edge. Currently, 3 rhinos are poached per day around the world.

All in all, Africa has seen a constant slaughter of their rhino population. Over the last decade more than 7,250 were killed and in South Africa — where David’s family was massacred — more than 1000 alone were poached for their horns in the last year.

This cannot continue. The world demands that governments work harder than ever to protect Africa’s rhinos. The world demands justice for David. Please sign the petition and tell South Africa to do more to stop the poaching and bring the killers of David’s family to justice.For more info, visit the David Shepherd Wildlife foundation.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/341/366/192/

 

Sign Petition: Four Men Bound and Gagged a Poor Dog and Brutally Raped Him

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Malwani Police

86,449 SUPPORTERS – 90,000 GOAL

When Sudha Fernandes’ husband informed her that one of the street dogs she often feeds needed food, she knew just what to do. She grabbed some kibble and walked down to the local church in the city of Malwani, India to make sure it wouldn’t go hungry.

But as she got closer she noticed something wasn’t right. The pooch was positioned awkwardly, he was in a pool of blood and his penis was badly injured. She couldn’t understand what had happened, but she knew he needed help and quickly.

Then someone told Fernandes how the dog got to be in that state. A rickshaw driver told her that the night before while he had been driving nearby he heard terrible screams. When he approached he saw the poor dog, his front legs bound and mouth gagged, being sexually violated by a group of men.

Luckily, a local animal rights group was able to step in and give aid to the injured dog. Yet, the four suspects fled in the dark of night.

Why anyone would choose to do such a vile act to a poor helpless dog is beyond comprehension. But one thing is certain, these four men must be caught. They pose a threat to both animals and people, and the Malwani authorities must find them as soon as possible.

Sign the petition and demand that Malwani law enforcement find the dog rapists and bring them to justice.more

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/353/914/809/these-four-men-bound-and-gagged-a-poor-dog-and-brutally-raped-him/

 

WAN Exclusive With Marine Animal Rescue Regarding Case of Dolphin Shot In California; $10,000 Reward Offered To Find The Sick Subhuman Who Did It – World Animal News

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WAN Exclusive With Marine Animal Rescue Regarding Case of Dolphin Shot In California; $10,000 Reward Offered To Find The Sick Subhuman Who Did It

By Lauren Lewis –
November 19, 2018

The heartbreaking discovery of a dead dolphin that washed up on shore off the coast of Manhattan Beach, California, earlier this month continues to raise questions and demand answers.
Most importantly, who is the pathetic individual responsible for killing the innocent dolphin, and what possesses someone to commit such a horrible act of violence.
WAN talked with Peter Wallerstein of Marine Animal Rescue about the “senseless brutality” of the killing, and a $10,000 reward fund that the nonprofit organization has established to help authorities identify and locate the perpetrator, as well as ensure that justice is served.
“There is no reason for anyone to kill a dolphin, especially this way,” Wallerstein, who discovered the bullet wound, told WAN, further noting that the dolphin otherwise appeared to be in good shape.
A 33-year veteran of rescuing marine animals in and around Los Angeles County, Wallerstein explained that his theory of how the dolphin died was confirmed when Dr. Palmer with the Marine Mammal Care Center in Los Angeles found the bullet inside of the deceased marine mammal.
Wallerstein told WAN that he reported the incident to the National Marine Fisheries law enforcement division, the unit that should be investigating the crime, as dolphins are among the ocean mammals protected under federal law.
Jim Milbury of the National Marine Fisheries West Coast office advised WAN this afternoon that the law enforcement division was aware of the situation, he stated that it is the organization’s policy to not comment on the status of investigations.
Don’t let the tragic death of this sentient being be in vein, other dolphins need our help to ensure that justice is served, and to send a strong message that this type of senseless animal cruelty will not be tolerated or treated lightly.
It is imperative that anyone with information about this case contact the National Marine Fisheries Law Enforcement’s Hotline at (800) 853-1964.
Anyone with a tip should also contact Peter Wallerstein of Marine Animal Rescue at (310) 455-2729.
Marine Animal Rescue, which is offering the reward, will forward relevant information received to the National Marine Fisheries Law Enforcement Division to ensure an investigation into this heinous crime.
Donations to help Marine Animal Rescue save the lives of sick, injured or orphaned marine animals including: whales, seals, sea lions and seabirds, can be made Here!

https://worldanimalnews.com/wan-exclusive-with-marine-animal-rescue-reguarding-case-of-dolphin-shot-in-california-10000-reward-offered/

 

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Petition: Reveal the identity of the rapist of five adopted kittens!

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A man sexually abused five kittens of a few months that he had adopted from several families. This happened in Salta, and what I want to ask is that they reveal the identity of the rapist, since he could ask other kittens for adoption to continue violating them. We will not tolerate these things, these patients have to be in jail.

Today are kittens and tomorrow our children, who guarantees that this subject does not continue doing it? We can not give an animal to anyone, because later these degenerates appear and these things happen, that is my complaint with the people who gave them up for adoption. But, who can think that this degenerate was going to rape them.

Please, let the identity of this rapist be known and that Justice for once act in favor of the animals and the example with this degenerate, and end up in jail.

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https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/reveal-the-identity-of-the-rapist-of-five-adopted-kittens.html

He killed a cat because it bothered his cat

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This man is called Joel Anzorena, he works in the Judicial Power, he is a lawyer, and he lives in Alimentacion neighborhood of the city of Guaymallén, and he killed a cat because it bothered his cat. This guy shot the cat and since he did not kill him, he kicked him until he finally killed him. A neighbor reproached him for the fact and told him that what he had done was fine.

These people work for our Justice, and then we ask ourselves why when we want to report cases of animal abuse they do not want to listen to us. These sadists do not have to work in Justice and they have to go to jail, there is no other place for them.

I ask for a harsh punishment for this person, who does not work anymore for the State in the Judiciary, and who also goes to jail for animal abuse. There are Laws, and this person as a lawyer should know.

They believe that they are above the Law, that they learn that they can not do what they want!

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Update on Petition: Teacher Drowns Helpless Raccoons in Front of Students

Great news! Teacher Dewie Brenton has resigned! The state is still investigating this incident, so we must keep the pressure up to make sure this is not forgotten!

To sign the petition go here…

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/180/228/393/teacher-drowns-helpless-raccoons-in-front-of-students/?TAP=1732

Petition Update: High School Science Teacher Feeds Live Puppy to Snapping Turtle

Great news! Robert Crosland has been charged with animal cruelty. However, the school district has not announced whether he will remain on staff. Crosland’s actions were sick and disturbing, and don’t belong in the classroom. Keep the pressure on Preston School District Superintendent Marc Gee to fire Crosland now.

To sign petition go here…

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/170/413/581/high-school-science-teacher-feeds-live-puppy-to-snapping-turtle/?TAP=1007&cid=causes_petition_postinfo

Sign Petition: This Power Company’s Negligence Killed 7 Elephants

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by: Care2 Team
recipient: Orissa state government and the Forest Department

34,530 SUPPORTERS – 35,000 GOAL

The Asian elephant, the second largest land animal in the world is undoubtedly a hearty beast. But as any conservationist knows, their size and stature don’t protect them from all dangers. We know they face the daily threat of poachers, who kill them for their tusks and skin to sell in the black market. But they also face additional dangers, ones that some could never predict.

That’s what happened to a family of elephants in near the town of Kamalanga, India. The herd of 15 was tragically cut in half after. The group was out searching for food when they came across a stream near a paddy field. As they walked through the area, seven of these beautiful animals came into contact with sagging 11-kilovolt power cables. Seven of the pachyderms were electrocuted instantly.

According to the Forest Department, it is the worst mass death of elephants in the area’s history. And what makes it worse is that the whole thing could have been avoided. The central power company, who managed the cables, had been warned several times about the dangers of the hanging power lines yet did nothing, and now seven endangered Asian elephants have died.

Apart from their excruciating death, elephants are known to mourn their dead, for a family of elephants that lost more than half of their pack, the pain must be terrible.

Officials say some people have been suspended and others are being investigated for their responsibility in this horrible accident. But the fact remains that the power lines in the area still pose a danger to other elephants who may happen upon more hanging cables or other risks.

The central power company, apart from being held responsible, must do a review of the entire area and ensure that the rest of the elephants in the area are not in danger because of their negligence.

Please sign the petition and demand that the Orissa state and the Forest Department force the power company to do an immediate review of their lines and take precautions so that an accident like this never happens again.Photo credit : CEN more

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https://www.thepetitionsite.com/548/819/363/this-power-companys-negligence-killed-7-elephants/

 

Petition: These Girls Shoved a Lit Cigarette in Their Puppies Mouth and Laughed as it “Smoked” It

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Warning: The following video contains scenes of animal cruelty that some viewers may find upsetting.

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The disturbing video starts with the above warning, and then opens to an adorable Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy that appears to be sleeping. Its paws and belly stick up in the air while it rests between the legs of a faceless person. At first glance, you might think the whole scene is quite cute. That is until you take a closer look and actually see what’s happening.

The person in the video has put a cigarette in the sleeping pooch’s mouth, and while it naps they light the cigarette. From the video, you can see that the smoke bothers the dog because as it inhales it twitches in its sleep as if fighting some unknown presence.

The dog’s owners Rattiyakorn Prangthong and her partner Tango thought the whole thing was good clean fun, and posted the video to social media. The rest of the internet, however, didn’t think it was so funny.

Netizens were furious at the couple’s blatant disregard for their animal’s health and welfare and now are demanding that the authorities in Bangkok, Thailand —where the video was filmed — seize the pup so it can go to a better home.

Rattiyakorn and Tango have since apologized but that isn’t enough. Any pet owner should have known that what they did was animal cruelty. Being a pet owner is a privilege and it’s not for everyone. Some people aren’t interested in the extra commitment, others aren’t cut out for it and still, others squander their chance by abusing the animals that trust them with their care.

That’s just what this pair did. Sign the petition and ask the Bangkok authorities to take away the abused puppy.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/786/646/358/these-girls-shoved-a-lit-cigarette-in-their-puppies-mouth-and-laughed-as-it-quotsmokedquot-it./

Petition: Eleven Seals Live in a 3-Foot Deep Pool, All So This Aquarium Can Make Money

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The Seaside Aquarium in Seaside, Oregon, stands around 100 yards from the Pacific Ocean. The sounds of the waves echo against its facade and visitors come and go with sand on their feet. But that short 300-foot walk to the sea might as well be 1,000 miles for the 11 harbor seals the aquarium holds captive.

One of Seaside Aquariums biggest draws are these helpless seals that live in a small pool-like enclosure, perhaps 8X5 feet and no deeper than 2.5 feet. Customers can have the “pleasure” of seeing them in their miserable tank and for a small fee you can buy a tray of fish and feed them. The poor seals clap and howl competing for the few bits of fish between the 11 of them. According to one aquarium worker, during the summer this is their main source of food.

This is not the way it should be for these beautiful marine mammals or the several other animals that unfortunately call the aquarium home. Seals for one, are extremely intelligent social beings that need stimulation to live a healthy, normal life. In the wild, these animals have the whole of the ocean to call their home but at Seaside they barely have a pool, and a shallow one at that.

Seaside aquarium defends their facilities saying that they are governed by USDA standards. But these rules are clearly minimum standards, and even if they aren’t breaking our laws, they are breaking the rules of nature by forcing the seals to live in captivity for their entire lives.

It’s time Seaside recognized that it is not OK to imprison marine mammals and use them as tourist traps to line their pockets. Please sign the petition and ask Seaside Aquarium officials to give the seals to a sanctuary where they can live the rest of their life in peace.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/958/863/696/eleven-seals-in-a-3-foot-pool-all-so-this-aquarium-can-make-money/?TAP=1724

Petition: Abandoned Lion Cub Found in a Cage — Find His Captors!

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Netherlands Authorities

43,574 SUPPORTERS – 45,000 GOAL

Someone abandoned a traumatized lion cub in a cage in a field. The poor thing was so distressed when a jogger found him, he had cut his nose up trying to escape!

Sign now to demand local authorities find out who abandoned him and charge them with wild animal trafficking!

Lions do not belond in captivity at all, but they especially do not deserve to be treated so cruelly while in captivity. Thankfully, a sanctuary was contacted and the cub is there now and acclimating really well. But that doesn’t solve the problem — someone procured a lion and then abandoned him.

There is some speculation that the lion had been smuggled in from another country by an illegal breeder or a circus. If that’s the case, this could be a huge clue to finding international traffickers and punishing them. We have to be sure the authorities take this crime seriously!

The poor baby was only 5 months old when he was totally abandoned in a field in a tiny cage. No animal should be treated this way, but especially a majestic lion. Please sign the petition to demand the authorities take the investigation seriously so they can find its captors!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/726/247/405/abandoned-tiger-cub-found-in-a-cage-find-his-captors/

 

 

Southern California Man Convicted After Illegally Selling Narwhal Tusks To An Undercover Officer For $30,000 Each – World Animal News

By WAN –
October 17, 2018

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A Los Angeles County jury recently convicted Anthony Buccola of Newport Beach, California, and his business, Antonio’s Bella Casa, on misdemeanor charges of selling narwhal tusks. Buccola and his business were found guilty on August 1st in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Buccola was sentenced to 36 months probation with search terms, 200 hours of community service or 20 days in jail, $5,000.00 fine plus penalty assessment and forfeiture of the narwhal tusks. Antonio Bella Casa, Inc, was sentenced to 36 months probation with search terms, a fine of $5,000.00 plus penalty assessment and forfeiture of the narwhal tusk. The penalty was set pursuant to Fish and Game Code, section 2022, which took effect on July 1, 2016.
The investigation began in December 2016, when wildlife officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division Trafficking Unit saw two narwhal tusks displayed at the retail antique store. The tusks were 79 and 87 inches long. An officer visited Antonio’s Bella Casa and an employee offered to sell the narwhal tusks for $35,000.00 each. He ultimately agreed to sell the tusks to an undercover officer for $30,000.00 each.
The tusks were seized as evidence and the CDFW Wildlife Forensics Lab conducted additional analysis. Wildlife forensics specialists confirmed the tusks were from narwhal, a small arctic whale.
“We would like to thank the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and specifically their Environmental Justice Unit for their assistance in this investigation and the subsequent prosecution,” said David Bess, CDFW Deputy Director and Law Enforcement Division Chief in a statement. “The penalties assessed by this court should deter further acts of ivory trafficking and prove California’s commitment to halting the demand for ivory which contributes to poaching of narwhal in their native range.”
“Selling ivory is not only illegal, it’s immoral,” said Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney. “The ivory trade is abominable, with devastating consequences that imperil threatened species like the narwhal. This prosecution and conviction sends the strong message that those who may think of selling ivory tusks will be held accountable. I also want to thank our partners at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for their close partnership on this important issue.”
Assembly Bill 96, authored in 2015 by then Assembly Speaker and current Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), made it unlawful to purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell or import with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified. AB 96 defines ivory as the tooth or tusk from a species of elephant, hippopotamus, mammoth, mastodon, walrus, warthog, whale or narwhal, or a piece thereof, whether raw ivory or worked ivory, and includes a product containing, or advertised as containing, ivory.
A first-time violation of this law is a misdemeanor subject to specified criminal penalties and fines between $1,000.00 and $40,000.00, depending upon the value of the item.

https://worldanimalnews.com/southern-california-man-convicted-after-illegally-selling-narwhal-tusks-to-an-undercover-officer-for-30000-each/

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Petition: These Puppies Were Found Abandoned and Covered in Their Own Excrement

by: Care2 Team
recipient: Wichita Police Department

89,980 SUPPORTERS – 90,000 GOAL

People in Wichita, Kansas are singing the praises of a man simply called “Hero Wes.” That’s because when Wes — a maintenance worker — went to check on a busted water pipe in an apartment complex, he discovered way more than a plumbing disaster. When he entered the apartment he was bombarded with the pungent odor of filth, and as he inspected further, he saw something he couldn’t believe — two pit bull puppies, locked in a small plastic kennel, that were ankle-deep in their own feces and urine.

But that was only half of the horror he saw. When he got closer he noticed that someone had put rubber bands around their muzzles. These dogs were in dire shape and had they not been found by Wes they could have very likely died a horrific death.

First of all, rubber bands cut off circulation. When “Hero Wes” found the dogs, their mouths had already been muzzled for around 12 hours. According to a vet who treated the two dogs — now named Wilson and Violet — if Wes had arrived any later the dogs would have suffered permanent damage. Their lip tissue could have even fallen off.

Violet and Wilson’s previous owner obviously didn’t care what happened to their dogs, but that doesn’t mean they had to treat them like trash. They could have given them up to people who would have gladly taken care of them, but instead, they decided to abandon them, and in the most disgusting state imaginable. That’s animal cruelty and it should be punished.

According to reports the police know who the person is but he has yet to be taken into custody, that needs to change. The dogs’ previous owner, should face punishment for what they’ve done.

Please sign the petition and tell the Wichita Police Department you want justice for Violet and Wilson. Tell them to arrest and prosecute this animal abuser.
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https://www.thepetitionsite.com/468/830/460/these-puppies-were-found-abandoned-and-covered-in-their-own-excrement/

 

Breaking! Idaho Fish & Game Commissioner, Blake Fischer, Forced To Resign After Sharing Appalling Trophy Hunting Photos – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
October 16, 2018

Breaking News! Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner, Blake Fischer, resigned yesterday after receiving worldwide backlash after sharing photos of himself posing with a baboon family and other endangered animals, that he killed for so-called “sport” while trophy hunting in Africa.
Reports stated that Governor of Idaho, C.L. Otter, requested Fischer’s resignation, noting that “every member of my administration is expected to exercise good judgment. Commissioner Fischer did not.”
Fischer’s resignation is effective immediately.
Thank you to everyone who fought hard for his removal. Let’s keep fighting to #BanTrophyHunting Worldwide! 🙏

his://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-idaho-fish-game-commissioner-blake-fischer-forced-to-resign-after-sharing-appalling-trophy-hunting-photos/

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No more animal sacrifice and rituals

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Addressed to: President Pedro Sánchez
No more animal sacrifice and rituals

Petition created on Oct 14, 2018
Maria Angeles Perez Calera
Created by Maria Angeles Perez Calera
Parla, Spain

Because every year when October 31st arrives they always make a sacrifice or ritual killing black cats, and this we can not tolerate, since it has to end these acts of animal cruelty. Apparently they do not care if they are black cats, because they are worth any animal to sacrifice, even the dogs.

This must end, and for this we need a Law that prohibits them from doing these acts and punishes them strongly, because there is no right for dogs and cats to die for crap.

SIGN THIS PETITION

https://www.sosvox.org/en/petition/no-more-animal-sacrifice-and-rituals.html?fl

552 people signed. Let’s get to 1,000!

WAN Talks With Center For Biological Diversity’s, Ileene Anderson, About $15,000 Rewards Offered For Information Regarding The Killing Of 2 Endangered California Condors – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
October 12, 2018
Photo from Scott Frier, USFWS

This week, the Center for Biological Diversity tripled rewards from $5,000.00 to $15,000.00, for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the person or people responsible in two separate cases of the killing of California condors.
Condors, the largest flying land birds in the Western Hemisphere, are protected under California law and the federal Endangered Species Act.
The first condor was killed in Tulare County, California, in May of this year but was not announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until September.
Ileene Anderson, a senior scientist with the Center, told WAN that while the details are “sketchy” as to why it took the division so long to report the incident, it may have been because they were waiting for the results of a necropsy to confirm that the bird was in fact, shot to death.
Sadly, the first condor’s cause of death was ultimately determined to be due to trauma from a gunshot wound. The condor was reportedly found dead on private property near the Blue Ridge National Wildlife Refuge; an area where the condors have been returning over the past few years.

Photo from Gary Kramer, USFWS
The second condor was also unlawfully shot and killed in July; this time in Kern County. The bird was discovered near the Bitter Creek Wildlife Refuge.
Two dead condors within several months? It’s unfathomable.
Justice must be served for the condors who were tragically killed, as well as for the remaining birds which are repopulating in the state.
“In 1987, there were only 22 condors believed to be left on the planet,” Anderson told WAN. “Now, there are an estimated 200. It’s exciting.”
Anderson explained that as the condors continue to move up the Sierras, they will most-likely move into other states such as Oregon and Washington.
While the growth of the condor population is positive, the shooting and killing of them is NOT!
“We hope this additional reward pushes anyone with knowledge to come forward so that these ugly crimes can be fully prosecuted,” said Anderson.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is contributing $5,000.00 to both reward funds with the Center of Biological Diversity offering an additional $10,000.00 to each as well.
Anyone with details of the incident should call the U.S. Wildlife Service’s Office of Law Enforcement in Sacramento at (916) 569-8476. Callers can remain anonymous.

https://worldanimalnews.com/wan-talks-with-center-for-biological-diversitys-ileene-anderson-about-15000-00-rewards-offered-for-information-regarding-the-killing-of-2-endangered-california-condors/

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Man Accused of Savagely Beating Girlfriend’s Dog to Death Must be Punished

A dog apparently beaten to death by his owner’s boyfriend is the latest victim in an epidemic of animals killed during domestic violence disputes. The poor animal reportedly yelped in fear and pain as the suspect hit him. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

Source: Man Accused of Savagely Beating Girlfriend’s Dog to Death Must be Punished

Success: Man Who Brutally Stomped Puppy to Death Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

A boxer puppy was beaten and stomped in a senseless act of violence. While this dog’s life could not be spared, Texas officials have ensured that the man responsible will be severely punished for this barbaric act. Sign this petition to express support for this sentencing.

Source: Success: Man Who Brutally Stomped Puppy to Death Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Punish Man Who Allegedly Shot Cat With Crossbow

A cat suffered serious injuries after a neighbor allegedly shot her with a crossbow. The suspect’s motives are currently unreported. Demand justice for this innocent cat.

Source: Punish Man Who Allegedly Shot Cat With Crossbow

Cat Reportedly Thrown Against Wall Deserves Justice

A cat was allegedly thrown against a wall in a disturbing case of animal cruelty and domestic violence. The suspect reportedly kicked and punched his ex-girlfriend before becoming violent with her cat. Demand justice for this woman and her cat.

Source: Cat Reportedly Thrown Against Wall Deserves Justice

Charge Teen for Allegedly Shooting Child’s Puppy

A Florida teenager allegedly shot a young girl’s puppy as she and her family were walking the animal in broad daylight. When arrested and charged, the young man claimed it was an accident. But accident or not, he still reportedly took an animal’s life, and must face justice. Sign this petition to ensure he face justice.

Source: Charge Teen for Allegedly Shooting Child’s Puppy