One Of The World’s Most Critically Endangered Species, A Snow Leopard, Was Killed After Escaping His Enclosure At The Dudley Zoo In The UK – World Animal News

One Of The World’s Most Critically Endangered Species, A Snow Leopard, Was Killed After Escaping His Enclosure At The Dudley Zoo In The UK
By Lauren Lewis –
December 3, 2018

It is beyond comprehension that one of the last remaining critically endangered species, a snow leopard, was shot dead last week at The Dudley Zoo in West Midlands, UK.
Was there a dangerous escape by the snow leopard? Was the zoo open? Were members of the public on the premises? The answer to the above is an resounding, No!
The fact is that the eight-year-old snow leopard, named Margaash, simply wandered out of his enclosure where he resided after a zookeeper left the door open. It wasn’t the snow leopards fault.
Despite the snow leopard remaining on the premises which was closed at the time and void of visitors, it was somehow decided by zoo staff to kill the animal because, as the zoo claims, “public safety is of uppermost importance.” What about the protection of the animal forced to live in captivity?
Why would the zoo choose to euthanize a critically endangered species instead of tranquilizing it?
Outraged animal advocates are now demanding a thorough investigation of the tragic event that sadly occurred on October 23rd but was not announced by the zoo until November 30th.
“While this is a sad incident that is undoubtedly very distressing to those who cared for Margaash, it brings into sharp focus, once again, that zoos simply cannot guarantee the safety of people and their animals,” Dr. Chris Draper, Born Free’s Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity, said in a statement. “It is perhaps all the more tragic when you consider that Margaash was destined to live and die in captivity, far removed from his natural range and habitat.”
The nonprofit organization addressed that “there will be those who claim that zoos contribute to conservation,” which may, or most-likely may not, be accurate.
Wild Animals Do Not Belong In Confinement Nor Should They Ever Be Used For Profit To Satisfy Human Greed!
Regardless, continued Dr. Draper, “The life and death of a snow leopard at Dudley Zoo should serve to remind us just how we are failing wild animals, both in captivity and in nature.”
In the wild, snow leopards are generally solitary and secretive cats inhabiting mountainous areas of Central Asia, where males have an average home range of 77 square miles: completely incompatible with life in captivity.
According to Defenders of Wildlife, only an estimated 3,500 to 7,000 snow leopards are remaining in the wild, with 600 to 700 held captive at zoos around the world.
Born Free is not only calling for an urgent investigation into this incident, it is advocating for the system of licensing and inspection of zoos to be reviewed and overhauled to prevent a similar tragedy in the future.

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PETITION: Justice for Tiger Run Over with Tractor and Beaten to Death

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PETITION TARGET: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests for Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Rupak De

Villagers living near the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh, India, stormed the reserve last week to brutally slaughter a 10-year-old tigress.

First, they ran the terrified animal over with stolen tractors, then they beat her to death with sticks. Photos of the slain animal show head and facial injuries, with blood pouring from her eyes, mouth, and nose.

The savage attack came after one of the villagers succumbed to injuries inflicted by the tigress earlier in the day – when he had illegally taken a shortcut through the reserve on the way home and been attacked.

The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is the last home to the Bengal Tiger in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and was estimated to contain around 106-118 tigers during the last survey in 2011.

Although human-animal conflict is rampant in rural areas of India, this tigress had no history of attacking humans. Field director of the reserve Ramesh Pandey has pledged that all the villagers involved in the attack will be sent to jail; however, more needs to be done to prevent this kind of tragedy from occurring again.

Sign this petition urging Principal Chief Conservator of Forests for Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Rupak De, to take meaningful action to prevent further conflicts and find ways to protect both the villagers and the animals.

https://ladyfreethinker.org/petition-tiger-run-tractor-beaten-death/

Sign Petition: Save Mufasa the White Lion

Mufasa is a white lion. There are less than 300 of his kind left in the world, of which only 13 exist in the wild.

Mufasa was confiscated by law enforcement and handed to a wildlife rehabilitation center to be cared for. The rehab centre acquired a second cub Suraya, as a companion for Mufasa. Mufasa and Suraya are now three years old and are inseparable.

Nature conservation officials refused permission for Mufasa to be relocated to a sanctuary, who offered to care for both Mufasa and Suraya for their natural lives, free of charge. Instead, the rehab centre was told telephonically that Mufasa will be auctioned to raise funds for the department.

We ask you to sign our petition, asking for both Mufasa and Suraya to be donated to a sanctuary chosen by the people who took care of them for the past three years, to prevent them from being exploited.

The Honourable Member of the Executive Counsil, Department of Rural Environmental and Agricultural Development, North west South Africa.

RELOCATION OF CONFISCATED LION MALE- MUFASA AND FEMALE SURAYA

We hereby petition you to review the decision of the Northwest Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural development (READ) to refuse a relocation permit for Mufasa and to grant a permit only for the lioness who has been Mufasa’s companion for almost three years.

In terms of an agreement with READ , the rehab centre who cared for the two lions, and carried the costs thereof up to date, has the right to propose a sanctuary, where the lions are to be cared for. Sanwild has agreed to take the lions and to care for them free of charge, and the rehab put in an official proposal for the two to be released in Sanwild. This proposal was refused

The reasons why we believe the existing decision should be overturned are as follows:

1) Mufasa has had a vasectomy and is no longer able to breed and is therefore of no interest to a breeder. The only commercial value he has, is to be hunted in a put and chase hunt, otherwise known as a canned hunt.

2) Mufasa and Suraya have formed an inseparable bond. If the two are separated, both will suffer trauma and stress.

3) You are no doubt aware of the decision reached at COP 17 of CITES in Johannesburg during 2016 and the amendment noted in Conf 17-8 concerning the Disposal of illegally traded and confiscated specimens of CITES-listed species. We specifically draw your attention to the decision tree analysis for captive options, formulated in Resolution Conf. 17.8 – 14. We will not dwell on the contents, but only wish to highlight the first two requirements

a. As a point of departure the confiscating authority should consider releasing the specimen in the wild.

b. If that is not feasible and there is space available in non-commercial captive facility (e.g. a lifetime-care facility) the confiscating authority should execute an agreement and transfer the animal.

4) Mufasa is a text book case of the above and we believe it will be a transgression of both the spirit and the fabric of CITES to treat him otherwise.

5) There are no other suitable sanctuaries in the North west province that are able to care for both lions and the best practical nvironmental option in the interest of the welfare of the two lions are to be released to Sanwild.

We therefor petition you to intervene and to authorise the relocation permit for both lions to Sanwild.

Yours truly

Friends of Mufasa

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/894/071/669/save-mufasa-the-white-lion/

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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Petition update · “Willing to Die for America’s Liberty: Remembering LaVoy Finicum” · Change.org

Jul 29, 2018 — By Justin O Smith

Nothing in the pursuit of justice will ever restore the Finicum Family’s joy and happiness, that they experienced, with LaVoy Finicum home and alive with them, but Jeanette Finicum has pursued justice from the day her husband was so unnecessarily shot down on a lonely stretch of Highway 395, due to his role as one of the leaders of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve.

Her perseverance has resulted in the trial of Joseph Astarita, the FBI agent who fired the shots and ignited the hailstorm of bullets that ended LaVoy’s life, an ignoble act by the FBI and law enforcement who took part in the ambush, reminiscent of their action against Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge.

His trial underway as of this July 24th, Astarita stands accused of falsely denying that he fired two shots at LaVoy, and he is charged with three counts of making false statements, by U.S. Attorney Billy Williams, and two counts of obstruction of justice. However, through scientific methods and aerial video of the ambush, it has been determined that it was Astarita who fired the first shots, as LaVoy exited his truck, something Astarita’s lawyers still refute. They state a belief that it was one of the Oregon Highway Patrol, who fired those first shots.

Robert LaVoy Finicum led a small band of protesters, including Cliven Bundy’s sons, Ryan and Ammon, American Patriots, who understood that the federal government and the Bureau of Land Management were consistently and constantly acquiring or simply taking land unconstitutionally, from farmers and ranchers across America. These men and women were standing firm for property rights under Our Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, when they occupied Malheur, near Burns, Oregon, on January 2nd 2016 and began a stand off with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, detailed by Les Zaitz in The Oregonian, that lasted forty-one days.

Since they had left the refuge before without incident, they expected this day, on January 26th 2016, to be no different. Imagine their shock, when the ambush and shooting occurred soon after LaVoy, Ryan and Ammon Bundy and Shawna Cox and Victoria Sharp, along with several others, started on their way to meet peacefully with Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer in John Day County. They had viewed their act of civil disobedience as a simple demonstration, much less severe and dangerous than other protests generated by Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street, who were destroying entire cities without any real consequence from law enforcement.

After successfully evading the first road block, LaVoy told his friends [3 minutes 9 seconds mark], “Better understand how this thing is going to end. I’m going to be laying down on the ground with my blood on the street, or I’m going to see the sheriff. We got people en route.”

According to Robert Cary, Astarita’s lawyer, it was at this point that one Oregon State Patrolman radioed ahead to “Officer 1” and stated, “We’re going to have to shoot LaVoy Finicum.”

At the second roadblock, shots rained down on LaVoy’s truck before he ever stopped, forcing him to plow into a snow bank, allegedly just narrowly missing an FBI agent. And, as he jumped from the truck, to draw fire from his friends, with his hands raised above his head, two shots rang out, one shattering the driver’s side passenger window and striking Ryan Bundy in the shoulder.

In Shawna Cox’s video of the ambush, one hears the police telling him to “Get down” and LaVoy yelling, “You’re gonna have to shoot me”. Cox is heard asking, “Damn it, are they shooting him? … You assholes.”

The April 24th 2018 amendment [see page 51, number 269] to Jeanette Finicum’s current lawsuit for the wrongful death of her husband speaks volumes:

“The FBI, OSP and other defendants have publicly defended the deliberate ambush and murder of LaVoy on January 26, 2016, by alleging that after he exited the vehicle, and after he had been shot with at least five lethal rounds (as well as unknown number of non-lethal rounds), and after he repeatedly placed his hands on top of his head in a surrender position; that he appeared to be reaching into his jacket.”

One of the most damning points within Mrs Finicum’s complaint, found on page 33, highlights the fact that “at the time of the so-called ‘traffic stop’, there was still no sworn affidavit or probable cause statement or indictment against LaVoy or any of the passengers” — his friends accompanying him. Neither was there any arrest warrant for anyone involved.

Witnesses are on record noting that Astarita’s face was contorted after the shooting, and he was loud and “so amped up” that a supervisor had to calm him down. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Sussman also noted: “Only one guy [Astarita] stood in just the right spot. … Only one guy aimed right at Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum’s pickup [and] fired two shots in rapid succession.”

Astarita’s trial follows a growing resentment among American patriots for a federal bureaucracy that is out of control, even to the point of committing sedition, possibly treason, against a sitting U.S. president. It also doesn’t help that the FBI has a long history of arbitrary, tyrannical actions, detailed by Leah Sottile, such as witnessed in 1992, when an FBI team descended on Ruby Ridge and the home of Randy Weaver, a U.S. Army Special Forces Veteran, and a sniper murdered Vicki Weaver, as she stood in the cabin doorway holding the couple’s baby.

Just before stepping from LaVoy’s truck, hands raised, Ryan Bundy looked out and saw LaVoy lying in the snow. He turned towards Shawna Cox and Victoria Sharp and said, “LaVoy is dead.”

It doesn’t really matter, in the end, whose bullets killed LaVoy, because it shouldn’t have ended like this anyway. LaVoy had time and again stated a desire to make sure that the stand off ended peacefully, and up until the day of the ambush, there wasn’t any reason to believe that it wouldn’t, since LaVoy had been in constant contact with Sheriff Glenn Palmer, who was quite sympathetic to the cowboy’s cause. These men weren’t “anti-government”; they were anti-tyranny.

During the 2016 trial that acquitted Ammon Bundy and six other defendants, the FBI and Oregon Highway Patrol both testified they could not have identified specific legal reasons for the stop. This can only mean that had law enforcement not escalated the situation, LaVoy Finicum would have also been acquitted and alive and well at home with his family.

Robert Lavoy Finicum was willing to die for his ideas, the Constitution and freedom, and as we rise to a new sun each day, we must work in this America, the home of the brave and the land of the free, to ensure that not any future Democrat led administration, or any administration, can ever target conservative protests in such an egregious manner, impeding liberty each step of the way and executing us at will. The Finicum’s fight to hold the federal government accountable for its arrogant lawlessness, dishonesty and violence is America’s fight.

LaVoy was a good man, gunned down in cold blood. And whether or not any degree of justice comes out of this trial, God’s accounting awaits each of us one day. I pray to God justice be served and the Finicum Family finds peace of mind and heart.

Keep fighting for people power!

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-impeach-judge-gloria-m-navarro/u/23072657

23 Alleged Rhino Poachers Arrested In South Africa Since Tragic Death Of Ranger Respect Mathebula At Kruger National Park! – World Animal News

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By Lauren Lewis –
August 8, 2018

R.I.P. Ranger Respect Mathebula
While still mourning the tragic death of one of their own late last month, members of the Rangers Corps in South Africa are responsible for the recent arrests of 23 suspected rhino poachers in Kruger National Park (KNP).
Tragically, as previously reported by WAN, on Thursday, July 19th, Respect Mathebula became the second Ranger casualty since 1958 involving a poacher contact in Park. Mathebula was shot after making contact with a poaching group that they had been tracking.
As per the organization, Respect joined SANParks in February 2015 as Field Ranger at Shangoni Ranger Section. In July 2016, he moved to Crocodile Bridge Section in the same position and worked there until he passed away.
In a statement released earlier this week by South African National Parks, Managing Executive of KNP, Glenn Phillips commended the work of the Rangers saying they are resilient in the aftermath of the tragic loss of a colleague.
“The arrests are a sign that the Spirit of Respect is being honored by the Rangers Corps,” noted Phillips. “Further to this, the fact that no poachers were wounded or killed in these contacts is a clear demonstration of the professionalism and discipline that embodies our Ranger Corps.”
According to Phillips, there has been relentless poacher activity since Mathebula’s passing, with 156 incidents reported including contacts.
“We are still making a plea to our neighbouring communities to help us in this fight by exposing those who are exploiting their children, husbands, and relatives to hunt rhino illegally,” continued Phillips. “These people do not have the welfare of the communities at heart but are criminals without a conscience, and they need to be put behind bars for a long time for their criminal acts.”
The 23 arrested suspects were also in possession of 10 high calibre rifles and poaching equipment. They will be facing charges related to poaching and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
“Very few people have the courage and necessary skills to perform this important task other than Rangers, in which Respect was and will forever be part of. Etlela hi kurhula Respect – May your soul rest in peace,” the organization shared in a tribute to the lost hero who left behind his wife, Wisdom Ndlovu, their four children, five brothers, two sisters and all other family members. “You upheld the Ranger values and flew the SANParks flag high with honour. We are poorer with your absence but will continue where you left off.”
WAN salutes Mathebula and his fellow Rangers who continue to work tirelessly and selflessly to protect some of the world’s most endangered species from some of the planet’s most egregious predators, greedy humans!

https://worldanimalnews.com/23-alleged-rhino-poachers-arrested-in-the-18-days-since-death-of-ranger-respect-mathebula-at-krueger-national-park/

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Breaking! New Report Reveals 100,000+ Dolphins, Small Whales, And Porpoises Are Slaughtered Each Year Worldwide – World Animal News

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By WAN –
August 8,2018

A shocking new report released today reveals that more than 100,000 dolphins, small whales, and porpoises (small cetaceans) are slaughtered globally in hunts each year—many to be used as fishing bait. Most of these hunts are unregulated, illegal, and unsustainable, with potentially wide-ranging adverse impacts on small cetacean populations.
The report, “Small Cetaceans, Big Problems,” by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Pro Wildlife and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) also identifies the world’s worst dolphin-hunting nations and examines the intense cruelty associated with many hunts, such as killing animals with dynamite.
While hunting small cetaceans for human consumption has declined in many regions, killing these animals to use as bait in shark, tuna, and other fisheries has been on the rise in recent years. Moreover, although laws are in place to prohibit or regulate such hunts, rigorous enforcement measures are often lacking.
In compiling the report, the authors analyzed more than 300 field studies, local media reports, and eyewitness accounts.
“In many regions, the killing of small cetaceans has evolved from an incidental bycatch to a commercial hunt where animals are directly targeted for profit,” said DJ Schubert, wildlife biologist for AWI. “It is outrageous that many countries have laws protecting these species, yet enforcement is weak to nonexistent. That has allowed a black market in small cetacean meat and parts to develop and flourish.”
Added Sandra Altherr, biologist for the Germany-based charity Pro Wildlife, “Most people think of Japan and the Faroe Islands when talking about dolphin hunts but, numerically, the Faroe Islands are not in the top 10 of small cetacean-killing nations and Japan is only ranked 10th. That is because Peru, Nigeria, and Madagascar kill small cetaceans not only for food but also for bait, and are now among the most dangerous places on earth for these animals.”
Peruvian fishermen currently kill up to 15,000 dolphins a year for shark bait, according to the report’s findings.FaroeIslands-ErikChristensen

“Dolphin hunts are incredibly cruel, with animals killed using rudimentary methods including harpoons, knives, machetes, nets, spears, and even dynamite. Death does not come quickly or painlessly,” according to Nicola Hodgins, who leads small cetacean work at WDC. “Small cetaceans also have very high levels of pollutants in their meat and blubber, meaning they are inappropriate and unsafe for human consumption.”
The report’s findings come ahead of the September 10th meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Florianopolis, Brazil. In the report, the groups call on the IWC, as well as other international conventions and governments, to strengthen protections for small cetaceans.

https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-new-report-reveals-100000-dolphins-small-whales-and-porpoises-are-slaughtered-each-year-worldwide/

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(ICELAND) Disgraceful & Barbaric: Icelandic whalers appear to have killed an endangered blue whale ‘ before chopping it up to be eaten as a delicacy in Japan: Photos of the massive mammal, which can grow to 3 3 metres long, were posted online by conservation groups claiming it was slain by Kristján Loftsson’s w haling company: The huge carcass was seen being hauled in to port by the Hvalur 8 ship while tied to the sid e of the vessel before being dragged on to the dock on Saturday evening #AceNewsDesk reports

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#AceNewsReport – July.12: Crew members then took turns posing for photo straddling its back, having needed run-ups to clamber on top of the world’s biggest animal, video from the scene showed: Blue whales were almost hunted to extinction last century and there are only 10,000 to 25,000 left alive……………One has not been slaughtered for more than 50 years……………………..Sea Sheperd said it was the 22nd whale killed by Loftsson’s outfit in the past three weeks, the others being endangered fin whales…………’Loftsson ordered his crew to butcher the whale just like it was another Fin whale,’ the anti-whaling group claimed……………….’The meat, skin, blubber and bone all now mixed in with the fin whales previously caught, which will make it difficult or impossible to locate during potential inspections by the authorities.’ #AceNewsDesk reports

Blue whales were almost hunted to extinction last century and there are only 10,000 to 25,000 left alive. One has not been slaughtered for more than 50 years

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Heart-Breaking News! Male Lion Allegedly Killed By American Trophy Hunter At The Umbabat Private Nature Reserve In South Africa – World Animal News

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By Lauren Lewis –
June 12, 2018

The photo is not of the lion that was killed.
On Friday a male lion, most-likely lured out of Kruger National Park with bait provided by an elephant and buffalo hunt, was shot by an alleged American trophy hunter in Umbabat Private Nature Reserve.
As per the Daily Maverick, unconfirmed reports suggest the lion may have been the leader of the Western Pride named Skye. If so, his cubs will be killed by another male taking over the pride.
Making the situation even more unfathomable, the tragic hunt took place despite non-profits EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading, sent a Cease and Desist warning to the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) chairman, Rob Garmany, CEO of Kruger Park Glen Philips and The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, threatening legal action if the hunt occurred.
Why are APNR members, which border Kruger National Park, even allowed to hunt animals from one of Africa’s premier, state-owned game reserves?
The non-profit organizations, the EMS Foundation which focuses on the advancement and protection of the rights and general welfare of wild animals, children, elderly persons and other vulnerable groups in South Africa and Africa and Ban Animal Trading which concentrates on local investigations into various forms of animal abuse and neglect as well as helping to educate South Africans about animal rights, are now considering the next legal steps they will take.
While few tourists are aware of this, a significant amount of hunting takes place in the APNR each year that is sanctioned by the Kruger National Park and Provincial Authorities.
According to the Daily Maverick, the combined permitted APNR quota for 2018 for national private reserves Timbavati, Klaserie, Umbabat and Balule was 4,467 wild animals. “This included 52 elephants plus a bull older than 50 in Umbabat which could potentially be a 100-pound tusker, which many argue should never be hunted. It also listed 36 buffalo (despite a 68% drop in numbers to 2,327 in 2017), 44 kudu, 19 warthogs, seven hippos, a lion, a leopard, eight hyenas, five giraffes and 4,171 impalas.”
A lion that was excluded by Kruger, the article continued, was hunted anyway after permission to hunt one was given by the licensing authority, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.
There is tension in the APNR association which represents 1,800 square kilometers of land that is supposedly dedicated to “conservation.” The strife continues to grow between lodges that rely on tourists who want to experience live animals and hunting properties and hunters who want to kill them.
This is wrong on so many levels. The killing of innocent animals needs to stop, period.
R.I.P. Sweet Lion! If tragically you are the leader of the Skye pride, our heart breaks for your poor cubs as well.

https://worldanimalnews.com/heart-breaking-news-male-lion-allegedly-killed-by-american-trophy-hunter-at-the-umbabat-private-nature-reserve-in-south-africa/
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Five Wildlife Rangers and their driver killed by Poachers · Change.org

Petition update

Apr 17, 2018 — Virunga National Park in Congo is about the size of California. It is a poacher’s paradise. Backed and financed by Chinese middlemen they have grown into heavily armed militias.
More than 130 park rangers have been killed in the park since 1996.
While Under Armour and Safari Club International promotes the hunting of wild animals in Africa, these rangers risk their lives trying to protect them.
The more people in the West become aware of these situations and are able to connect the dots, the sooner all this barbarities will evolve to something better. Better laws, better ethics. Less killing.

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Petition update · Man Armed with Semiautomatic Rifle Guns Down Family of 10 Wolves Outside Denali National Park · Change.org


Petition update

Apr 6, 2018 — Although it’s illegal to hunt and trap wolves within Denali National Park, wolves are vulnerable as soon as they cross the park’s invisible boundary. A man armed with a semiautomatic rifle recently gunned down a family of 10 wolves near the park’s border, and brags about it online:
https://yubanet.com/usa/assault-rifle-slaughter-of-denali-wolves/

It’s too late for these 10 wolves, but we can still protect the others who call Denali National Park home. Please take action today.

http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51421/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=24703

At Least 197 Eco-Defenders Murdered in 2017 | Global Justice Ecology Project

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Compensate Family of Tiger Mauling Victim

The family of an animal keeper mauled by a tiger has accused his employers of negligence. Sign this petition to demand they receive compensation.

Source: Compensate Family of Tiger Mauling Victim

Petition: Take Military-Style Assault Weapons Off Our Streets

Now at 60 Dead and over 600 injured and it was all completed within  9 minutes.

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Anti-poaching activist shot dead in Tanzania; motive unclear


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Punish Children’s Band That Allegedly Slaughtered Goat

Members from the band The Blue Lions allegedly filmed themselves decapitating an innocent goat. Men can be heard chanting in the video as they hold the poor animal down and gruesomely cut its head off. Sign this petition to demand that these people be punished for this disgusting act of animal cruelty.

Source: Punish Children’s Band That Allegedly Slaughtered Goat

New Mexico’s A Step Closer To Banning Coyote Killing Contests | Care2 Causes

Petition at Bottom. Please Sign….Let’s make this happen!

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Petition · Representative Ryan Zinke: USFWS Lead Ban is about Saving Wildlife not the 2nd Amendment ! · Change.org


https://www.change.org/p/representative-ryan-zinke-usfws-lead-ban-is-about-saving-wildlife-not-the-2nd-amendment?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&grid_position=10&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAEMLmwAAAAAAWI%2F%2FI%2Fi90SgyMDdlZjA3YQ%3D%3D

Mom of accused cop killer in Hattiesburg: ‘The drugs had him ‘ – LA Times


http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-mississippi-police-shooting-20150511-story.html

Cat Cruelly Shot in Owner’s Backyard Deserves Justice

A cat was violently shot and killed in her owner’s backyard. The owner heard her innocent pet’s agonizing cry before the cat collapsed. Please sign this petition demanding that the cold-blooded cat killer be found immediately and brought to justice.

Source: Cat Cruelly Shot in Owner’s Backyard Deserves Justice

Petition: JUSTICE FOR REMINGTON, PUPPY SHOT DEAD BY NEIGHBOR IN STREET


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Man accused on social media of killing Pedals didn’t do it, state confirms | NJ.com


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Petition · Keep Charles Manson Cult Serial Killer Charles “Tex” Watson From Getting Parole · Change.org


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Petition: Demand A Stop To Baby Calf Killing!

                                    Please Sign By October 30, 2016 
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Petition · Washington state Fish and Wildlife Director Jim Unsworth: Stop the killing of endangered wolf pack in Washington · Change.org


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Bow Hunting Wild Horses |


June 28, 2016

Cooma, Australia – A photo of a person known only as “Big John” posing with a dead Brumby stallion has gone viral. In the photo, John is seen posing with his bow and arrows, holding the deceased horse’s head up. He claims to have killed the wild stallion with a single shot at 135′. A bloody wound is visible behind the front leg.

Hunting wild horses is not illegal in Australia. Proponents of hunting, or culling as they refer to it, point to the fact the Brumby is a non-native species that is invasive and destructive to the environment. Earlier this year, the Australian government released details of their plan to kill 90% of the Brumby population in the Snowy Mountain region. The wild horses in this region were made famous by the movie The Man From Snow River.

Opponents of the culling point ask a simple question: “What damage has been done by the Brumbies in the last 150 years they have lived in the wild?” With the Brumby’s international recognition, steady mind and willing disposition, capturing and retraining is the method of population control many opponents of hunting would prefer

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Petition · Stop the Cormorant Slaughter on Oregon’s East Sand Island! · Change.org


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Petition update · Help us bring justice to 200 killed geese · Change.org

Petition update
Help us bring justice to 200 killed geese
Global Conservation Group

Jun 30, 2016 — This week, we asked you to take action with us to urge a Wisconsin city not to kill 200 geese.

This morning, hundreds of babies saw their mothers brutally killed right in front of their eyes. Their lifelong mates saw their partners brutally killed right in front of their eyes. All because some in the city deemed them a “nuisance.”

We are very disappointed in Oconto Falls city officials for moving forward with the unnecessary brutal killing of 200 geese this morning. They knew we wanted to meet with them at 1:00pm to discuss the matter in person, however they decided it was best to kill the animals before our staffers made the three hour drive to their city. In addition, city officials received thousands of phone calls and emails this week politely urging them to explore more humane methods. Rather than listening to them, they actually hung up on our phone calls. Our organization even offered to cover all expenses for any humane options if the killing was called off.

In an effort to make it clear that these actions will not be tolerated, Global Conservation Group just approved the most aggressive campaign in our history against the City of Oconto Falls. We will boycott the city, place advertisement campaigns all around the country, and file hundreds of FOIA (open records requests) to look through all the city’s emails, phone logs, council meeting transcripts and more to determine if they had a financial incentive to kill all these innocent animals. After all that, we will file lawsuits, issue national press releases, and file criminal complaints against those who allowed the killing to move forward despite steep opposition from the community and the world.

Help fund our campaign and investigation. Please consider making a contribution to ensure this brutal slaughter never happens to another group of animals again. Please chip in here: https://www.gofundme.com/savewigeese

Sincerely,

Jordan W. Turner
President
Global Conservation Group

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