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Six Sea Lions Killed at Bonneville Dam - by The Humane Society
This week, six California sea lions were killed at Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River simply for doing what comes naturally – eating fish. Under a permit issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the states of Oregon and Washington used lethal injections to kill these sea lions, who were branded and marked for death in 2013.
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:39PM
Unlabeled GMO Salmon? Groups Call on FDA to Rein In Industry Claims - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Food & Water Watch and Center for Food Safety called on FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on April 11 to put an end to erroneous statements by AquaBounty Technologies Vice President, who recently told the press that FDA has already decided that the company’s GMO salmon will be sold without a label. (see PDF)
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:06PM
Federal Appeals Court Denies SeaWorld's Attempt to Skirt Safety Rules - by Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute is pleased to report that a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District Of Columbia Circuit on April 11 denied SeaWorld of Florida’s petition for review of the citation issued in August 2010 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). SeaWorld had sought to overturn a May 2012 ruling by Administrative Law Judge Ken Welsch, who sided with OSHA in finding that SeaWorld exposed its orca trainers to recognized hazar...
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:54AM
Federal Agencies Capitulate to Armed Militia: Allow Rancher to Run Trespass Cattle - by Center for Biological Diversity
LAS VEGAS— The Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and other federal agencies on April 12 capitulated to threats of violence from armed militia members and ceased their legally and morally required duty to remove trespass cattle from public lands. Even worse, they returned 400 head of cattle confiscated over the past week so they can be illegally turned out on public land again without permit, payment or management.
Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:55PM
A Deadly Pig Virus Has Killed As Many As 6 Million Pigs In the US, Canada And Mexico - by 123
Factory farm conditions of filth are one of the factors in the development of a deadly virus
Posted: Wed Apr 9, 2014 8:28AM
NIO Resistance Sabotages Trappers in the Arkansas Woods - by Animal Liberation Press Office
We hadn’t got but 50 yards down the road when I spotted the 1st trap. It’s the one that had the racoon’s foot in it. The long stake attached to it took me about 20 minutes to dig up. I was nervous that I was gonna get caught so I got the dogs in the cars and was going to leave but just couldn’t. I went back and found 2 more. Went home and looked up Arkansas trapping law and found out that traps with bait(these had small fish) are supposed to be checked every 24 hours. By the presence ...
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 1:39PM
Breeding Records Destroyed at Fraser Fur Farm in Montana - by Animal Liberation Press Office
In the early morning hours of March the 7th, anonymous individuals breached the property lines of Fraser Fur Farm, a target of anti-fur activists and compassionate individuals for nearly a quarter century. Our motives were borne of a fierce love for wildlife, and a torn heart forced to watch as bobcats and other wild creatures have been made to endure intense confinement and the inevitable fate of a horrendous death at the hands of those who seek to profit from their skins. Fur-farming is a t...
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 1:33PM
MPI Research Negligence kills 136 animals; Victims include 12 week old beagle puppy - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
MATTAWAN/KALAMAZOO, MI – National Research Watchdog Group, SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW) has filed an Official Complaint for the deaths of 136 animals, as disclosed in controversial MPI Research correspondence.
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 1:26PM
US Imposes Diplomatic Sanctions for Icelandic Whaling, Falls Short of Trade Sanctions - by Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, D.C.– On March 31, President Obama announced that the United States will not impose targeted trade sanctions to address Iceland’s commercial whaling, although the President has revised and repackaged a series of diplomatic measures that US officials will be obligated to implement.
Posted: Sun Apr 6, 2014 1:00PM
USDA Cites Primate Center for Marmoset Injury - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
BOSTON/SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – A USDA report obtained on April 2 by SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!) reveals that the USDA has cited Harvard's Primate Research Center for the fracture of a marmoset's leg and the incorrect dosing of a primate following a SAEN complaint.
Posted: Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:36PM
International Climate Report: Cutting Meat Consumption Key to Reducing Emissions - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report today highlights the increasing threat from rising global meat and dairy consumption to limiting global warming, especially as the world population continues to grow.
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:37PM
Top UN Court Orders Japan to End Antarctic Whaling - by Humane Society International
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement on the ruling of the International Court of Justice that Japan’s whaling program is a breach of the global whaling moratorium and lacks scientific legitimacy in regard to the quotas set and the numbers taken.
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:55PM
Primate Products Negligence Leads to Monkey Strangulation - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
MIAMI, FL – Sensitive federal records have revealed a preventable monkey death at Primate Products – a Miami area monkey dealer – according to a national research watchdog organization, which made the fatality public today.
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:25PM
USDA Probe Cites UW for Multiple Animal Deaths & 10 Month Denial of Pain Relief to 30 - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
SEATTLE, WA – A USDA investigation of the University of Washington which resulted from an Official Complaint filed by Research Watchdog Group SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!) has led to multiple citations against the UW for animal deaths and failure to provide pain relief to 30 animals for an extended period, as well as additional animal deaths and infractions discovered during the inspection.
Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:51PM
USDA Cites U of Houston for Infant Primate Strangulation Death - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
HOUSTON, TX – The USDA has issued a federal citation against the University of Houston (UH) for the negligent death of an infant primate following a complaint filed by National Research Watchdog Group, SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!).
Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:48PM
Government Reports Document UNLV Guilty of Negligence in Pig Deaths - by Stop Animal Exploitation Now
LAS VEGAS, NV – Multiple acts of negligence which led to death and torture by staff at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas is being reported by a national research watchdog organization on March 19.
Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:46PM
Court Asked to Uphold California Ban on Cruelly Produced Eggs - by The Humane Society
An attempt by six states to overturn a California law that requires more humane treatment of egg-laying hens and higher food safety standards will face legal opposition from The Humane Society of the United States. In papers filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, The HSUS is seeking to file a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that would overturn AB 1437, a law that stops the sale of eggs from hens confined in inhumane battery cages by the start of next year. The ...
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:45PM
Idaho Lawmakers Pass Bill to Kill Hundreds of Wolves - by Center for Biological Diversity
BOISE, Idaho— The Idaho Legislature on March 20 passed House Bill 470, a bill to create a new lethal “Wolf Depredation Control Board” to administer a fund for widespread killing of wolves in the state. The bill, expected to be signed into law by Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, sets aside $400,000 in state funds to kill roughly 500 wolves, leaving just 150 in the entire state.
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:53PM
Groups Head to Court over Controversial Idaho “Ag Gag” Law - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
BOISE — Today, a coalition of organizations dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights, and the environment, along with journalists, filed a federal lawsuit to overturn Idaho’s newly passed “ag gag” statute, signed into law by Idaho governor C.L. “Butch” Otter on February 28. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Idaho’s ag gag law (Idaho Code sec. 18-7042), and was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho by national n...
Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:14PM
New Federal Law Strengthens Crackdown on Animal Fighting - by The Humane Society
George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, and the Humane Society of the United States are raising public awareness of the newly enacted federal animal fighting law that makes it a felony to knowingly bring a child under the age of 16 to an animal fight and a misdemeanor to knowingly attend an animal fight.
Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:33PM