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Western Governors' Association Calls for Massive Weakening of Endangered Species Act - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— At the behest of Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, the Western Governors’ Association is hosting a “workshop” in Cody, Wyo., through Friday to discuss legislative changes designed to weaken the Endangered Species Act, including further delaying protection decisions and loosening scientific standards. Although the stated goal of the workshop is to encourage bipartisan conversations to improve the Endangered Species Act, the speakers at the gathering overwhelmingly represented industr...
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:08AM
ALDF Sues USDA to Label Foie Gras for What It Is—Diseased - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
San Francisco. CA, November 5, 2015— The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization for animals, today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its “undue delay” in responding to an ALDF petition to require the labeling of foie gras.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 12:42AM
Bacon, Ham, Sausage May Be Labeled as Carcinogens in California - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif. — The World Health Organization today classified the consumption of processed meats like bacon, ham and sausage as carcinogenic to humans, and red meat as probably carcinogenic. Under California’s Proposition 65, today’s decision should trigger a similar classification in California, requiring these meats sold throughout the state to include a label warning that the products are known to the state of California to cause cancer.
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:43PM
BLM Busted For Murder and Butchering of Taxpayer Wild Mustangs for Fast Food Burgers - by propublica
BLM Busted For Murder and Butchering of Taxpayer Wild Mustangs for Fast Food Burgers
Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:24AM
Dog Neglect Case in Sonoma County - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
A severely neglected English bulldog nicknamed “Gus” was found abandoned in Sonoma County.
Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:27PM
Statement From PETA: Death Toll Rises at Dangerous Fresno Chaffee Zoo - by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
For Immediate Release: October 15, 2015
Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:44AM
Inspector General Gives Free Pass to USDA's "Killing Program" - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Thursday, October 15, 2015, Washington, DC—The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) program charged with resolving wildlife conflicts—but that perversely is responsible for killing millions of animals each year in the United States—received carte blanche from the USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG) to continue its reckless war on America’s wildlife.
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:52PM
Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Leatherback Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California, Hawaiian Longline Fisheries & Gear Entanglements
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:49PM
The Deadly Lie of Human Exceptionalism - by RGC
The arrogance of human exceptionalism has sealed our fate.
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:32PM
Charlotte Laws: Rebel with a Cause - by Denise Fleck
In her memoir, "Rebel in High Heels," television personality and long-time animal activist, Dr. Charlotte Laws, promotes the idea of moving from a democracy to an omniocracy—a government with representation for all living beings.
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:10AM
Groups Sue to Overturn Controversial Wyoming Data-Censorship Laws - by via Center for Food Safety
CHEYENNE, WY (September 29, 2015) – A diverse coalition of conservation, press, academic and animal-protection groups filed suit today in federal court seeking to strike down a pair of Wyoming state laws that stifle freedom of speech and make citizen science illegal in the state. The suit claims that in violation of Americans’ constitutional rights, the laws punish communication to government agencies of photos and data taken on open land, criminalizing otherwise lawful advocacy in an att...
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:00PM
Environmental, Animal Protection Groups Join Fight to Halt Florida's Black Bear Hunt - by Center for Biological Diversity
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Local, state and national animal-protection and environmental organizations filed a “friend of the court” brief today in support of a lawsuit to stop the impending trophy hunt of Florida black bears, an iconic and rare Florida species with a long history of threats to its survival.
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:17PM
Court Ruling Means Greater Protections for California Sea Otters - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A judge on Friday upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to end its program that relocated California sea otters from a significant portion of southern California coastal waters, important to the survival of the species, to an island off the coast with the goal of creating a second healthy population. As a part of this program, the Fish and Wildlife Service created a “no-otter zone” in response to complaints from fishermen that moving otters to a new locat...
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:35PM
Navy Agrees to Limit Underwater Assaults on Whales, Dolphins - by Center for Biological Diversity
HONOLULU— A federal court on September 14 entered an order settling two cases challenging the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Southern California and Hawaii, securing long-sought protections for whales, dolphins and other marine mammals by limiting Navy activities in vital habitat. The settlement stems from the court’s earlier finding that the Navy’s activities illegally harm more than 60 separate populations of whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions.
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:20PM
Landmark New Rules to Protect California’s Whales, Dolphins and Sea turtles from the Drift - by Joanna Nasar
The Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) adopted a new strict rule for California’s drift gillnet fishery to protect nine vulnerable marine species.
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:17PM
The intersectional cultist's toolbox - by Jon Hochschartner
This is a critique of cult-like behavior among intersectional animalists.
Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2015 8:08AM
ALDF Calls on the USDA to Protect the Psychological Wellbeing of Primates - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO – The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of regulatory changes necessary for preventing suffering and ensuring the psychological wellbeing of primates used for research. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) exists in part to “insure…humane care and treatment” of animals used by dealers, exhibitors and research facilities. 7 U.S.C. § 2131. Unfortunately, the AWA regulations pertaining to ...
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 1:46PM
White Privilege in the Animal Rights Movement - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
If animal liberation is to succeed, the movement must address the concerns of oppressed humans as well as non-humans. Human oppression cannot be co-opted or ignored, and it certainly cannot be pushed aside within a movement that is supposed to be based on compassion and care for all animals.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:50PM
USDA to Present Case Against Santa Cruz Biotechnology in Historic Proceeding - by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC—The US Department of Agriculture’s case against Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. (SCBT), one of the world’s largest research antibody suppliers, is scheduled to be heard by an administrative law judge beginning Tuesday, August 18. The USDA case against SCBT is unprecedented: it is the first time that three separate complaints for willful violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) have been filed and are pending against a research laboratory.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:19AM
CA Group Convinces Grocery Chain to Stop Carrying Rabbit Meat from Cruel Slaughterhouse - by Cres Vellucci
International Animal Protection Group Convinces Harris Teeter Chain to Stop Carrying Rabbit Meat from Slaughterhouse Caught Brutalizing Rabbits in Undercover Video http://rabbitcruelty.com/ (2:51)
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:04PM