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New Data Shows California Drift Gillnets Not Sustainable, Continue to Kill Marine Mammals - by Center for Biological Diversity
MONTEREY, Calif.— 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 sho...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:01PM
Pony Shot and Killed in Santa Rosa - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator(s) who allegedly shot and killed a pony this past weekend. According to media reports, the 16 year-old blond pony, Misty, was found bleeding in a pasture by a passing cyclist in rural Santa Rosa near Crane Creek Regional Park. The cyclist reported the injured pony to her owner, Robert Sapiane. Misty, a family pet for Sapiane’...
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:37AM
Global March for Elephants and Rhinos - by Lois Olmstead
St. Mary's Square, Chinatown, 601 California St., San Francisco
Event Date:Sat Oct 4, 2014 10:30AM
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2014 2:10PM
Egg Producer Permanently Removed From Industry in Settlement - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — On August 21, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is announcing 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. The settlement permanently prohibits Cheung, who managed...
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:50PM
55K People Call on Ca. Attorney General to Investigate Poisoning Death of Scientist's Dog - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity delivered messages from more than 55,000 people to California Attorney General Kamala Harris on August 7 requesting an investigation into the fatal poisoning of the pet dog of a scientist studying the deadly impacts on wildlife of the same toxin that killed his dog. A necropsy showed that the dog, Nyxo, had been fed red meat and poisoned with the highly toxic rat poison brodifacoum. Nyxo belonged to Dr. Mourad Gabriel, one of the nation’s...
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:15PM
Windows Smashed at Berkeley, CA Butcher Shop - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
On the night of June 26th two windows were smashed at Star Meats in Berkeley CA, a butcher shop that boasts about its organic and locally sourced meat. Cage free, organic, murder is murder and death is death.
Posted: Thu Aug 7, 2014 10:46PM
Canceled: Dangerous and Illegal California Great Bull Run - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
Los Angeles County — Today, the national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and PETA are delighted to announce the cancelation of a Great Bull Run event scheduled for this fall in Southern California because of the company’s inability to obtain the necessary permits. The Los Angeles County Fire Department refused to grant a permit for the event, citing violations of public safety standards. This marks the third time that the Great Bull Run has failed to secure necessary permits f...
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:19PM
Gilroy Garlic Festival: No More Frog Legs! - by via Save the Frogs
Please help us get frog legs off the menu at the internationally-acclaimed Gilroy Garlic Festival! Send the letter below to the festival's Executive Director Mr. Brian Bowe. Thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS! and significantly diminishing the environmentally-damaging frog legs trade.
Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:17AM
Protest Japan's Dolphin and Whale Slaughter - by Mauro Oliveira
Consulate of Japan Building 275 battery st, downtown San Francisco. BART station 6 min walk, four public garages within a couple blocks.
Event Date:Mon Sep 1, 2014 8:00AM
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:54AM
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Puts Contract Renewal With Wildlife Services on Hold - by Center for Biological Diversity
EUREKA, Calif.— One day after a broad coalition of national animal and conservation groups urged the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to terminate its contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the board assented to a citizen request to delay consideration of contract renewal for at least a month in order to reevaluate the issues.
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 7:12PM
Humboldt and Mendocino Counties Urged to Void Contract With Inhumane Wildlife Services - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A broad coalition of national animal and conservation groups sent formal letters to the Humboldt County and Mendocino County boards of supervisors today urging them to terminate their contracts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, which indiscriminately kills tens of thousands of native wild animals in California every year, including coyotes, bears, foxes and mountain lions.
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:22AM
Legal Petition Calls for Return of Grizzly Bears to Vast Portions of American West - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition today calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to greatly expand its plans for recovering grizzly bears, including returning the iconic animals to vast portions of the American West. The petition identifies 110,000 square miles of potential grizzly habitat in places like the Gila/Mogollon complex in Arizona and New Mexico, Utah’s Uinta Mountains, California’s Sierra Nevada and the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:54PM
Court Says OK to Proceed with ALDF, PETA Lawsuit to Stop Illegal California Bull Runs - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, the national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) moved closer toward shutting down Pamplona-style “Great Bull Runs” in California when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion to dismiss their lawsuit. Great Bull Run events are currently scheduled to take place in Northern and Southern California—on July 26 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Northern Calif...
Posted: Mon Jun 9, 2014 6:17PM
Wolves in California Protected Under State Endangered Species Act - by Center for Biological Diversity
FORTUNA, Calif.— In response to a 2012 petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and allies, the California Fish and Game Commission voted today to protect gray wolves under the state’s Endangered Species Act. The 3-1 vote for protecting wolves comes two days after wildlife biologists observed two wolf pups in the Oregon portion of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest that straddles the California-Oregon border. The pups, which are likely to be part of a litter of four to six ...
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 7:22PM
Environmentalists Demand Records Regarding Poison Dump on Bay Area’s Farallon Islands - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — Today, the Bay Area-based national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a public records request with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) for documents pertaining to the contracts made with Island Conservation, a nonprofit who has been paid millions of taxpayer dollars to dump rat poison on various islands in an effort to eradicate non-native species of rodents to protect specific bird species. The requests were made under the Freedom of Information Act (FO...
Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 2:53PM
Cat Tortured in Boulder Creek - by PETA
Boulder Creek, Calif. – On Monday, April 28, residents of Two Bar Road off Highway 9 in Boulder Creek discovered that their cat was bleeding from her rectum. They immediately took her to Boulder Creek Veterinary Hospital, where a veterinarian determined that the cat had been severely traumatized, apparently with a blunt object, in both the anus and vagina. The sexual assault, which, according to officials, may have involved multiple assailants, appears to have occurred sometime between 10 a...
Posted: Thu May 1, 2014 4:37PM
Goat Found Dead and Strung Up at Petaluma High School - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
A 15 pound goat was discovered Friday, April 4, strung up from a fence on the campus of Petaluma High School, near a baseball field. Petaluma Animal Control is investigating the incident. The cause of death has not yet been determined. However, under California Penal Code § 597(a), anyone who “maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures, or wounds a living animal” can face misdemeanor charges—one year in county lockup and/or a $20,000 fine—or felony charges amounting to ...
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:02PM
Protest Against Delta at SFO! World Week for Animals in Labs! - by The Bunny Alliance
San Francisco International Airport, International Terminal - Upper Departures Level
Event Date:Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:30AM
Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:35PM
California Wolf-protection Decision Postponed 90 Days by Commission - by Center for Biological Diversity
VENTURA, Calif.— After hearing several hours of public testimony from an overflow crowd of more than 200 people and receiving more than 2,600 pages of comments, California Fish and Game commissioners voted on Wednesday to postpone until July their decision on extending state Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves. In the surprise decision, the commission said the law allowed it the option of deferring the decision for up to 90 days, during which the public-comment period will be ...
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:18PM
Protest the Animal Cruelty at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - by
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA
Event Date:Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:00AM
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:39AM