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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
Horse Cruelty Case in Monterey County - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
An abandoned and injured horse was found in Monterey County on Sunday, April 6. The under-nourished horse was discovered near San Miguel Canyon Road in Royal Oaks, and was suffering from a severe and painful leg deformity likely caused by lack of veterinary orthopedic surgery, along with overgrown hooves. Unfortunately, the gelding (approximately 12-15 years old) was humanely euthanized on the advice of equine veterinarians to relieve his suffering.
Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:39PM
Legal Petition Seeks Ban on Pacific Bluefin Tuna Fishing - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a legal petition (see PDF) urging the National Marine Fisheries Service to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna, which has suffered a 96 percent decline since large-scale fishing began. News of the population’s historic low triggered a requirement for the Pacific Fishery Management Council to recommend new regulations for managing Pacific bluefin tuna by Tuesday, April 8. The council, though, declined to take any action t...
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:06PM
San Francisco Chipotle Closes in Face of Animal Rights Protests - by Direct Action Everywhere
San Francisco, Saturday, March 29, 2014 – Today, Chipotle Mexican Grill closed a San Francisco restaurant in response to protests by animal rights activists. Demonstrators with Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) arrived at the Chipotle at 121 4th Street in San Francisco to protest against the restaurant, surprised to find it closed. A police officer informed the activists that the restaurant had closed for the afternoon in order to avoid their demonstration, and it remained closed and empty o...
Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:39PM
Animal Advocates Sue U.S. Forest Service over California Horses - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — On March 24, a coalition of animal and environmental groups filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the U.S. Forest Service from eliminating thousands of acres of protected territory and rounding up as much as 80% of the wild horses in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in northeast California’s Modoc National Forest. Roundups mean herding horses into corrals using helicopters and separating them from their families—and freq...
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:40PM