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text Federal Legislation Introduced to Prohibit Slaughter of American Horses - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—Federal lawmakers today introduced legislation to prevent the establishment of horse slaughter operations within the US, end the current export of American horses for slaughter abroad, and protect the public from consuming toxic horse meat. The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, H.R. 1942, was introduced by Reps. Frank Guinta (R-NH), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM). The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of...
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:48PM
text New Study: Common Pesticides Pose Significant Risk to Wild Bees - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A study published today in the journal Nature finds that the use of neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the United States, has serious consequences for wild bees. The study, conducted in Sweden, finds that in field conditions, neonicotinoid use as a seed coating reduces wild bee density, solitary bee nesting and bumblebee colony growth; it concluded that the “contribution of pesticides to the global decline of wild bees may have been underestimated.” The fin...
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:48PM
text 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
text 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
text 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
image American Airlines Announces on Twitter Shark Fin Shipment Ban 120_screen_shot_2015-04-07_at_1.06.24_pm.jpg original image ( 336x71) - by Joanna Nasar
American Airlines sent out tweets today announcing that they will no longer be shipping shark fins.
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 12:38PM
calendar Food Empowerment Project's 8-Year Anniversary Vegan BBQ - by Mark Hawthorne
Private residence, Ross, California.
Event Date:Sat May 2, 2015 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 11:43AM
text Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported from Costa Rica, Touch Down Illegally in U.S. - by Joanna Nasar
Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network and have found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil.
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 11:18AM
calendar Help Save Endangered Red-Legged Frogs 120_rana-draytonii-mori-point-550.jpg original image ( 825x550) - by Michael Starkey
The Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 329, San Rafael, CA 94903 in the Marin County Board of Supervisor’s meeting room.
Event Date:Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Apr 5, 2015 10:32AM
calendar Life on the Edge: Endangered Species Along the Coastal Trail - by Wild Equity Institute
Meet at the Baker Beach North Parking Lot.
Event Date:Sat May 2, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2015 3:04PM
calendar Life on the Edge: Endangered Species Along the Coastal Trail - by Wild Equity Institute
Meet at the Baker Beach North Parking Lot.
Event Date:Sat May 2, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2015 3:02PM
calendar World Week for Animals in Labs: Protest Skanska USA - NO NEW ANIMAL LAB! - by Susan
1950 Harrison Street, Oakland
Event Date:Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:30AM
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2015 10:40AM
image Court Rules Navy War Games Violate Law Protecting Whales and Dolphins 120_whales-cc-denis-hawkins.jpg original image ( 240x240) - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2015) —A federal court today announced that the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coast of Southern California and Hawaii illegally harm more than 60 whale, dolphin, seal, and sea lion populations. The U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, found that the National Marine Fisheries Service – the agency charged with protecting marine mammals – violated multiple requirements of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act when...
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 4:44PM
image Pheasants Liberated by ALF in Beavercreek, Oregon 120_pheasantfarm_oregon.jpg original image ( 480x255) - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
On the night of March 16th, 2015, a gate on an aviary was opened at the Estacada Game Farm (25395 South Beavercreek Road, Beavercreek, OR) liberating a flock of ring-necked pheasants into the wild. These birds were bred, among other reasons, to suffer and die in pre-orchestrated canned hunts; a practice which represents the height of human arrogance and disregard towards animal life.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:14PM
calendar Oakland VegFest - by Katie
Lake Merritt Amphitheater: Between 12th Street and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA 94612
Event Date:Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:20PM
calendar Oakland Veg Week: Thirsty Thursday - by Katie
Jack London Square, Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
Event Date:Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:15PM
calendar Oakland Veg Week: Cheese Wednesday - by Katie
Omni Oakland Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Event Date:Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:09PM
calendar Oakland Veg Week: Movie Tuesday - by Katie
The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Event Date:Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:03PM
calendar Oakland Veg Week: Meatless Monday - by Katie
Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Event Date:Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:55PM
calendar Oakland Veg Week: Vegan Soul Sunday - by Katie
Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Event Date:Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:43PM

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