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ALDF Intervenes in Cal OSHA Lawsuit after Lion Kills Worker; “Cat Haven” Settles - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Dunlap, Calif. — Last week, on January 6, a legal settlement brought conclusion to the tragic and fatal mauling of a zoo employee at Cat Haven Zoo, a 100 acre facility west of Kings Canyon National Park. The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) intervened in the legal battle between the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal OSHA) and Project Survival (which runs Cat Haven), eventually resulting in approval of Cal/OSHA’s new requirement of...
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:06PM
Direct Action Everywhere Flash Mob at Whole Foods (video/mp4 35.2MB) - by D. Boyer
A group called Direct Action Everywhere held a flash mob inside the Whole Foods store on Market Street in SF on Sunday January 11th to protest that companies inhumane or cruel treatment of animals. This report contains photos and video of the flash mob.
Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:09PM
Raccoon Cruelty Case in West Oakland - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Perpetrator(s) shot an adult male raccoon with five aluminum bolt darts from a crossbow in West Oakland. The 15lb animal was found in a church parking lot at Center Street and 10th Street on Sunday morning, January 4, 2015. Good Samaritans documented his injuries on video and brought him to WildCare, a Marin-based urban wildlife hospital and animal rescue. WildCare’s medical staff tried to save the raccoon but his injuries were too severe and he was euthanized to relieve his suffering. The ...
Posted: Thu Jan 8, 2015 8:20PM
Animal Groups Sue California Rodeo Salinas for Underreporting Animal Injuries - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Salinas, Calif. — On December 17, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit against the California Rodeo Salinas and its head veterinarian Tim Eastman for failing to report animal injuries to the state veterinary medical board, as required under California law. The defendants are accused of significantly underreporting the number of animals injured at the California Rodeo Salinas, the largest rodeo in the state and one of the largest in the country. In the last...
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:49PM
Living Rabbit Found in Carcass Freezer at Bay Area's Pacific Biolabs - by via Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Negligence at a Bay Area testing laboratory resulted in a rabbit dumped – alive – in a carcass freezer, according to a national research watchdog organization.
Posted: Tue Dec 2, 2014 3:09PM
Whole Foods Market Manager Arrests Internationally Renowned Food Justice Advocate - by Mark Hawthorne
On Sunday, November 16, 2014, the manager of Whole Foods Market in Sebastopol, Calif., made a citizen's arrest of an activist handing out leaflets exposing the store's exploitation of bunnies for food.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:32AM
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Charged Again with Violating Animal Welfare Act - by via Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes the action taken by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in filing a second complaint against one of the world’s largest research antibody suppliers, Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. (SCBT). The complaint (see PDF), filed November 4, alleges additional violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) from September 26, 2012, through April 22, 2014. Importantly, the complaint also requests the suspension or revocation of SCBT’s dealer...
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:30PM
Learning to co-exist with Coyotes. - by D. Boyer
Coyotes are in our midst, they are in urban parks, they are in our neighborhoods, and sightings and encounters are more prevalent than ever. Coyotes are often misunderstood, and they are often shot mercilessly in the name of protecting livestock and pets. Coyotes inhabit many areas in San Francisco including Bernal Heights, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, and the Lincoln Park area. When people spot them there are often two reactions, scared or interested.
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:43AM
Great Blue Heron Shot - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) along with Wildlife Emergency Services have alerted the public that a Great Blue Heron that was shot was found wounded. (Photo: A Great Blue Heron photographed at Morro Bay, Ca.)
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 2:50PM
San Francisco Outreach about DHL and primate transports - by Susan
Please see event description
Event Date:Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 5:37PM
Mountain Lion Struck and Killed on Highway 17 - by via Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
Just before 8pm last Thursday night, a young male mountain lion was struck and killed at Laurel Curve on Highway 17. The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County had been keeping tabs on the 4-5 year-old lion since June, as they raise funds to protect 280 acres for a wildlife crossing there.
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 6:33PM
ALDF Petitions California to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions from Animal Agriculture - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — On October 16, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a formal rulemaking petition with the California Air Resources Board to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture, as it does for the energy and transportation sectors. The petition calls on the agency to require factory farms to report greenhouse gas emissions to the Air Resources Board, which will “cap” these emissions. California’s groundbreaking cap-and-trade program stems ...
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:19PM
FBI visits in Berkeley - by CLDC
FBI makes multiple visits in Berkeley.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:28PM
Primate Liberation Week - Protest Air France at SFO - by Susan
San Francisco International Airport International Terminal, Departures
Event Date:Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 9, 2014 10:48AM
South Beach Pizza Company Owner Allegedly Orders Employees to Destroy Baby Opossum With Bleach - by Santa Cruz News
Via Petition Hub: Dany Pena, 35, now former head chef at South Beach Pizza Company in Santa Cruz claims that he came into work Saturday to find two employees of the company standing next to a garbage can with a baby opossum inside.
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 10:43AM
920 Chickens Killed in Shocking Central Valley Chicken Massacre - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
Caruthers, 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 used a golf club to massacre 920 chickens at a Foster Farms facility. The massacre occurred the morning of September 20 approximately 20 miles south of Fresno. Media reports indicate that the killers broke into the property through a hole in the fence at 3691 West Swanson Ave. and used a golf club, and possibly another in...
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 4:12PM
Stop the primate transports! Protest at DHL in San Francisco - by Susan
401 23rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Event Date:Fri Oct 3, 2014 11:00AM
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:37AM
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