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text 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
image Sacramento Dog Trapped and Burned in a Crate 120_burned-dog-sacramento.jpg original image ( 240x240) - 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
calendar 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
text 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
text 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
video 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
image Raccoon Cruelty Case in West Oakland 120_racoon-west-oakland.jpg original image ( 230x230) - 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
image Santa Cruz Biotechnology Charged Again with Violating Animal Welfare Act 120_goat-flickr-martin-cathrae.jpg original image ( 233x155) - 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
image Learning to co-exist with Coyotes. 120_img_6394-001.jpg original image ( 1600x902) - 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
image Great Blue Heron Shot 120_great-blue-heron_mike_baird.jpg original image ( 320x213) - 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
calendar 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
image Mountain Lion Struck and Killed on Highway 17 120_highway_17_mountain_lion.jpg original image ( 1500x1125) - 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
text 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
text FBI visits in Berkeley - by CLDC
FBI makes multiple visits in Berkeley.
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:28PM
calendar 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
image South Beach Pizza Company Owner Allegedly Orders Employees to Destroy Baby Opossum With Bleach 120_south-beach-pizz-santa-cruz.jpg original image ( 432x252) - 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
text 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

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