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New Study: Alaskan Polar Bear Population Has Dropped by 40 Percent - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Global warming has driven a 40-percent decline in the number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada, a new study finds. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population has dropped to just 900 bears, a severe decline since the last estimate in 2006 that documented more than 1,500 bears. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears live in eastern Alaska and western Canada and are one of only two polar bear populations in the United States.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:28PM
Monsanto Growth Hormone Causes Suffering To Cows and Disease To Human Beings - by reader
Monsanto, Eli Lilly, Upjohn and American Cyanamid have caused disease to humans and suffering to cows with their mastitis engendering growth hormone.
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:17AM
ESA Protection Sought For Imperiled Yellowstone Bison - by Buffalo Field Campaign, Western Watersheds
Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project have just filed a petition with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to list the Yellowstone buffalo populations under the Endangered Species Act.
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:22AM
International Conservation Movement Calls on Chile & Peru to Protect Silky Sharks - by Joanna Nasar
This year a record number of threatened shark species will be granted greater international protections at the United Nation's 11th Meeting of the Conference of Parties, but silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) could be left out of this historic global movement if Chile and Peru continue to oppose their protection.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 5:42PM
Turtle Island Helps Gain Protections for a Record Number of Sharks Through the Convention - by Joanna Nasar
Banner Day for Shark Conservation: A record number of threatened shark species, including scalloped hammerhead sharks and thresher sharks, will be granted greater international protections in part due to Turtle Island Restoration Network’s efforts at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:34AM
Gray Wolf Spotted in Grand Canyon National Park for First Time in Over 70 Years - by Center for Biological Diversity
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— For the first time since the 1940s, a gray wolf is roaming the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The wolf, which is wearing an inactive radio collar, is likely a gray wolf that dispersed from the northern Rocky Mountains. The intrepid wolf is currently fully protected under the Endangered Species Act, which prohibits killing, wounding or harassing the animal and provides other protections. However, those protections could be stripped under the Obama administr...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:59PM
Norway Plans Whale Meat Shipment to Iceland - by Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—Documents obtained by the Washington, DC-based Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) reveal that a Norwegian whaling company, Lofothval, has sought permission to ship up to 22,000 pounds (10 metric tons) of whale meat to Iceland. The export request comes barely a month after the United States government raised concerns about Norway’s escalating whaling and trade in whale products during the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:47PM
Constituents Demand Protection for Louisiana Sea Turtles - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls Gov. Jindal’s Environmental Record Called into Question. Over 7,000 Petitions Delivered to Gov. Jindal Today.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:32AM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Conservation Groups Sue Federal Agency to Protect Wolverines - by Center for Biological Diversity
MISSOULA, Mont.— Eight conservation groups joined forces today in a legal challenge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to abandon proposed protections for the wolverine, a rare and elusive mountain-dwelling species with fewer than 300 individuals remaining in the lower 48.
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:41PM
ALF Liberates 30 Foxes from Iowa Fur Farm - by Animal Liberation Press Office
The Animal Liberation Front is taking responsibility for the release of 30 foxes from a fur farm in Anamosa, Iowa in the late-evening of Thursday, September 25th 2014. 10 years after the 2004 raid of the University of Iowa, the ALF has returned to east-central Iowa. The farm targeted was: Robert Roman, 23778 Fairview Road, Anamosa, IA 52205
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 12:04AM
U.S. Dietary Guidelines Must Include Reduced Meat, Dairy to Meet Sustainability Goals - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Newly proposed U.S. dietary guidelines should include meat and dairy reductions to create a sustainable food system in the United States that helps curb climate change, reduce environmental destruction and protect wildlife, according to comments (see PDF) submitted today by the Center for Biological Diversity. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, currently in the process of reviewing scientific evidence and public comments for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, is taking su...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:39PM
Trade Sanctions Sought to Halt Extinction of Mexican Porpoise, Fish - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity on September 29 formally requested that the Obama administration impose trade sanctions against Mexico to stop the country’s illegal totoaba fishery, which is driving both the endangered totoaba and the vaquita — a porpoise that’s one of the planet’s most imperiled animals — to extinction.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:34AM
ALDF Sues Pet Store Chain for Selling Sick and Injured “Puppy Mill” Puppies - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Today, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a false-advertising lawsuit against “Barkworks,” a Southern California pet store chain (with locations in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Riverside Counties), for selling sick and injured puppies and deceiving consumers about the well-being and health of the puppies. The complaint, filed today in Orange County District Court, alleges that Barkworks violated California state business practices and de...
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:03PM
FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation's Crime Report - by Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, DC—Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey officially announced a historic change in the identification and reporting of animal cruelty crime statistics. The FBI will now report animal cruelty crimes as a separate offense under the agency’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program, the prime source of information on crime in the United States.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:07AM
Neighbors Sue Minnesota Pig Factory for Creating Unlivable Conditions - by The Humane Society
On August 21 neighbors of a Minnesota pig factory served a legal complaint alleging that horrible odors from the facility have made their lives miserable, and are a nuisance under Minnesota law. The neighbors claim the foul stench from the facility has prevented them from going outdoors or opening their windows, and has isolated them from family and friends.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:24PM
Portland McDonald’s Sabotaged - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
anonymous report, from Portland Indymedia
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:36PM
Hacktivists Target Multiple Sites Advocating Animal Abuse - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
In recent weeks, anonymous Paw Security activists have targeted animal abuse worldwide. Beginning on August 5, Chinese government websites, and those of Chinese companies, were attacked to protest the dog meat and fur trades.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:33PM
More Than 12,000 Call on Aspen Art Museum to Halt Controversial Tortoise Exhibit - by Center for Biological Diversity
ASPEN, Colo.— The Center for Biological Diversity today delivered petitions signed by more than 12,000 people calling on the Aspen Art Museum to cancel a controversial exhibit by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises, each with a pair of iPads stuck directly to its massive shell.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:28PM
Animal Legal Defense Fund Demands Investigation of Morro Bay Aquarium for Tax Fraud - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
MORRO BAY, Calif. — On August 13, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) sent formal complaint letters to California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Internal Revenue Service, alleging the Morro Bay Marine Rehabilitation Center, the nonprofit arm of the Morro Bay Aquarium, committed tax fraud when it claimed nonprofit tax status based on false claims that the facility provides rehabilitation services to distressed marine animals. However, the Morro Bay Aquarium has no...
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:21AM