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250 Native Elk Die Inside Fenced-in Area at Point Reyes National Seashore - by Center for Biological Diversity
POINT REYES, Calif.— The National Park Service has acknowledged that that more than 250 tule elk died inside the fenced Pierce Point Elk Preserve at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore from 2012 to 2014, likely due to lack of access to year-round water. While nearly half the elk inside the fenced area died, free-roaming Point Reyes elk herds with access to water increased by nearly a third during the same period.
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:04AM
Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore at Pacifica Beach - by Joanna Nasar
A sperm whale washed ashore in Pacifica, the cause of its death is still unknown. Sperm whales are endangered and off the coast of California on of the main threats to their survival is the California driftnet fishery for swordfish, which sets out huge mega nets and indiscriminately catches, harms or kills whatever happens to swim into those nets.
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:31AM
Mendocino County Suspends Contract With Rogue Federal Wildlife-killing Program - by Center for Biological Diversity
MENDOCINO, Calif.— In response to legal pressure from a coalition of animal protection and conservation groups, Mendocino County officials agreed today to suspend the renewal of the county’s contract with the notorious federal wildlife-killing program known as Wildlife Services, pending an environmental review that will include consideration of nonlethal predator control methods. The county’s decision came after the coalition, and a Mendocino resident, filed a lawsuit against the county...
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:57PM
Victory: Dangerous and Cruel Bull Run Vows Never to Return to California - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — As the result of a lawsuit filed by national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and PETA, the Pamplona-style Great Bull Run agreed today never to return to the state of California. The lawsuit, which was filed under California’s Unfair Competition Law, alleged that the events—in which panicked bulls chase fleeing runners—violate the state’s cruelty-to-animals law that prohibits causing bulls unnecessary suffering, worrying bulls, and staging bloodless bullfi...
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:16PM
Where to protest foie gras in the Bay Area - by foa
The fuckers listed below had extremely cruel and inhumane foie gras on their menus within days of a rotten federal judge overturning California law banning the forced-fed duck and goose meat. At least one of the restaurants never stopped serving foie gras, even with the ban in place.
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:08PM
Court of Appeal Rejects Napa Restaurant’s Attempts to Flout Foie Gras Ban - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO – On March 5, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District rejected the Napa restaurant La Toque’s attempt to circumvent the state’s ban on selling foie gras. La Toque had argued that a lawsuit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund should be dismissed because the restaurant was merely “giving away” the so-called delicacy. In its opinion issued today, the Court of Appeal roundly rejected that claim, holding that ALDF is likely to succeed in its claim...
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 10:28AM
Toward a Fuller Discussion of Grand Jury Resistance - by Ben Rosenfeld
In follow up to my post two years ago which some people misconstrued as advocating partial grand jury cooperation:
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2015 4:00AM
Pleasant Hill Dog Cruelty Case - by via The Humane Society
On Jan. 19, three five-week-old male terrier puppies were found sealed in trash bag near a garbage can in Paso Nogal Park in Pleasant Hill, CA. The animals were taken home by the couple who found them, cleaned and fed and then brought to the Contra Costa Animal Services shelter. The dogs have all been examined and are doing well. The East Bay Animal Rescue and Refuge is caring for the dogs and will place them for adoption in the coming weeks.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:23PM
Sacramento Dog Trapped and Burned in a Crate - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
At 12:30am January 21, neighbors reported a trash fire outside the Oak Plains Masonic Lodge on 3010 Becerra Way, near Watt and Marconi avenues. The fire turned out to be a burned dog, who may have been heard whimpering or howling before Sacramento Metro Fire District firefighters arrived on the scene and realized the fire was actually a burning dog in a dog crate. Photo: Remains after the fire was extinguished.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:14PM
Storm Skanska! - by Susan
Skanska USA Oakland Office 1999 Harrison Street Oakland
Event Date:Wed Feb 4, 2015 4:30PM
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:25AM
Bay Area Testing Facility Gets Away With Murder - by via Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has penalized a Bay Area testing laboratory with only an "'Official Warning" for negligence after the lab dumped a rabbit – still alive – into a carcass freezer, and a national research watchdog group said it is shocked.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:02PM
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