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AWI Commends Introduction of CECIL Animal Trophies Act - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC —In light of the tragic illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the swift response by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Edward Markey (D-MA) to tighten up the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by extending protection to additional imperiled species.
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 3:58PM
Idaho “Ag-Gag” Law Ruled Unconstitutional in Federal Court - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
BOISE — Idaho’s Ag-Gag law is unconstitutional, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho ruled on August 3. In a landmark victory for a broad-based public interest coalition of national nonprofits, including the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Idaho, and Center for Food Safety (CFS), the court held that the Ag-Gag law, Idaho Code sec. 18-7042, violates the First and Fourteenth Amend...
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:48AM
Evidence Found of New Wolf in California's Siskiyou County - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Evidence of a wolf in Siskiyou County was reported on August 3 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Following up on citizen sightings of a lone, dark-colored canid, agency staff obtained photographic images from a trail camera and spotted fresh tracks, indications that California is now home to its second wolf in nearly a century. The wolf, which may be roaming in Siskiyou County, is not wearing a radio-collar, so its movements will be detectable only by trail c...
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:42AM
Third Mink Release in Two Months in Ontario, Canada - by Animal Liberation Press Office
300 More Animals Liberated in Addition to Previous 8600
Posted: Mon Aug 3, 2015 7:57AM
Unlike the So-Called Left, Government and Industry Really Get Animal Rights - by The Rancid Honeytrap
While many on the ostensible Left continue to point and laugh at animal rights activism, the US government continues to regard it with deadly seriousness.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:28PM
Organizations Sue Mendocino County in Response to Wildlife Services Contract Renewal - by Center for Biological Diversity
MENDOCINO, Calif., July 27, 2015 — Animal-protection and conservation organizations filed suit today challenging Mendocino County’s contract renewal with Wildlife Services, a notorious federal wildlife-killing program that killed close to 3 million animals in the United States in 2014.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:14PM
Oakland Activists Accused of Going on Cross-Country Spree Targeting Fur Industry - by U.S. Attorney, Southern District of California
Two Oakland residents have been charged under the AETA for supposedly causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to animal exploiting businesses. Apologies for posting a full unedited DOJ press release here, but there's limited information at this point on the two arrests today in Oakland, California. No link to a government website will be provided.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:14PM
Oakland animal advocates accused of vandalism spree against fur industry - by Fox5 San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Two animal advocates were arrested Friday on charges they went on a nationwide vandalism spree against the fur industry, including in San Diego County, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:02PM
Rodeo Calves Brutalized; Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead Watches and Yawns - by Cres Vellucci
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead condoned animal cruelty when calves were brutalized in the controversial calf-roping event at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo – in fact, the governor called CFD the "Daddy" of all rodeos, although it has a reputation of being the most cruel and brutal rodeos in the U.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V5Zufhf4dg.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:32PM
AWI Applauds Humane Cosmetics Act Introduction - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds Representatives Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R-NV), and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) for introducing the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2858). This bipartisan bill would phase out the use of animal testing for cosmetics manufactured or sold in the United States.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:37PM
Hearing on Mistreated Mother Pigs at State Fair - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Fight Continues for Illegally Confined Mother Pigs at California State Fair
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:00PM
Mendocino County Renews Controversial Contract with Wildlife-Killing Program - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
County Will Pay Wildlife Services to Kill Millions of Wild Animals Each Year
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:57PM
Eastern Puma Declared Extinct, Removed From Endangered Species List - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today declared the eastern puma extinct and removed it from the list of protected wildlife and plants under the Endangered Species Act. The eastern puma was a subspecies of the animal also known as cougar or mountain lion, which is still widely distributed across the West. It once roamed as far north as southeastern Ontario, southern Quebec and New Brunswick in Canada, south to South Carolina and west to Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan.
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:43PM
Governor Brown says "If you ask me, I think you should be eating veggie burgers" - by Mike Sage
In the first public statement of its kind, Governor Brown reveals his awareness of the huge water-footprint of animal agriculture.
Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:59PM
Conditions Improve for Stockton Animals After Animal Legal Defense Fund Lawsuit - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
STOCKTON — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund and Stockton resident, Emily Ballus, have settled their lawsuit against the city of Stockton, California and Stockton Animal Services for violation of local and state laws. ALDF, Ms. Ballus, and others sued the city and shelter in March, 2014 citing an ongoing pattern of abuse and neglect within the shelter, and violations of the 1998 Hayden Act––a state law that mandates that shelters provide proper veterinary care by a licens...
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:14PM
Canadian risk assessment finds GMO salmon susceptible to disease - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A never-before-seen draft environmental review of AquaBounty Technologies’ (ABTX) genetically engineered (GE) salmon reveals that Canadian government scientists disagree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on key questions related to the safety and performance of what may be the first GE animal approved for human consumption. In light of these findings, Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth and Consumers Union today called on the ...
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 4:48PM
Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans’ Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mex...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:13PM
California Bill to Protect Elephants Passes Senate Committee - by via The Humane Society
A bill to prohibit the use of bullhooks on elephants, SB 716, heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee after passing the Senate Public Safety Committee 5-2. The Humane Society of the United States, Oakland Zoo and Performing Animal Welfare Society applaud the committee and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), the bill’s sponsor, for this important first step.
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:51AM
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
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