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Sun Sep 14 2014New Data Shows California Drift Gillnets Not Sustainable, Continue to Kill Marine Mammals
The National Marine Fisheries Service has released new data showing that the California-based drift gillnet fishery targeting swordfish killed an estimated 53 marine mammals from May 2013 through January 2014. Fishery observers monitored 34 percent of the drift gillnet sets made last year; they documented that the fishery killed an estimated three California gray whales, six short-finned pilot whales, nine northern right whale dolphins, nine California sea lions and 26 short-beaked common dolphins.
Sat Aug 23 2014Egg Producer Permanently Removed From Industry in Settlement
On August 21, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) announced a settlement on behalf of plaintiffs Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary, and Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary in the animal groups’ lawsuit against egg industry defendants Andy Cheung and Lien Diep. The defendants abandoned 50,000 hens without food at a facility near Turlock, which led to the largest farmed animal rescue in California history.
Sun Jul 27 2014 (Updated 08/10/14)Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery Restricted to Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles
Sun Jul 27 2014 (Updated 08/10/14)Feds Close Over 25,000 Square Miles of Ocean Off California’s Coast to Destructive Gear
In response to pressure from conservation groups, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced an area closure for the swordfish drift gillnet fishery in the Pacific Ocean off California from July 25 through August 31 to prevent entanglements and drownings of endangered loggerhead sea turtles. This year’s El Niño conditions, warmer than normal waters, attract the endangered loggerhead sea turtles to the nutrient-rich waters where the deadly fishery operates.
Sun Jun 22 2014 (Updated 06/25/14)Reducing Beef Intake by One Pound Saves More Water Than Not Showering for Six Months
Sun Jun 22 2014 (Updated 06/25/14)Cows, Rice Fields and Big Agriculture Consume Well Over 90% of California's Water
California is experiencing a serious drought and the corporate media is filled with recommendations on how to save water: Switch to dry landscaping; don't run water when you are shaving or brushing your teeth; install low-flow showerheads; and don't wash your car. All those ideas would help, but much less than people think. An astounding 93% of California's water goes to agriculture.
Fri Apr 4 2014 (Updated 05/28/15)San Francisco Chipotle Closes in Face of Animal Rights Protests
Fri Apr 4 2014 (Updated 05/28/15)Animal Rights Activists Say Chipotle Marketing Amounts to "Humane Washing" of Cruelty
Since October 2013, DxE has held monthly protests against Chipotle as part of the group’s “It’s not Food, It’s Violence” campaign. On March 29, Chipotle Mexican Grill closed a San Francisco restaurant in response to protests by animal rights activists. Demonstrators with Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) arrived to protest against the restaurant, surprised to find it closed. It remained closed and empty of customers for the duration of DxE’s two-hour protest.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report on March 31 highlights the increasing threat from rising global meat and dairy consumption to limiting global warming, especially as the world population continues to grow. By 2050, estimates indicate, beef and lamb will account for half of all agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. Cheese and other dairy products will account for about one quarter of total agricultural climate pollution.
Sun Feb 16 2014 (Updated 02/17/14)World Love for Dolphins Day in San Francisco
Sun Feb 16 2014 (Updated 02/17/14)Dolphin Slaughter Protested at Japanese Consulates Across the U.S.
On February 14, protesters gathered outside the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco to protest the brutal slaughter of dolphins. Approximately 30 people held signs and handed out literature to people in the financial district to raise awareness of the Japanese practice of slaughtering dolphins. Activists from Sea Shepherd and In Defense of Animals organized World Love for Dolphins Day demonstrations on Valentine's Day at Japanese consulates in major cities across the United States.