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Toward a Fuller Discussion of Grand Jury Resistance - by Ben Rosenfeld
In follow up to my post two years ago which some people misconstrued as advocating partial grand jury cooperation:
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2015 4:00AM
Groups Applaud U.S. Dietary Guidelines' New Sustainability Focus - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A broad coalition of 49 health, environment and animal-welfare groups urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to embrace the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s sustainability recommendations that were submitted to the agency today.
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:32PM
Video Footage from Inside Yellowstone's Bison Trap - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
Take a look at what Yellowstone doesn't want the public to see.
Posted: Thu Feb 5, 2015 1:27PM
Court Upholds CA Ballot Measure Preventing Extreme Confinement of Farm Animals - by via The Humane Society
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion today, upholding the constitutionality of Proposition 2, the California ballot measure banning the inhumane confinement of egg-laying hens, breeding pigs and veal calves in cages so small the animals cannot stretch their limbs, lie down or turn around. The decision reaffirms a lower court decision in 2012, which rejected a challenge to the law by disgruntled egg farmer, William Cramer.
Posted: Wed Feb 4, 2015 4:14PM
Pleasant Hill Dog Cruelty Case - by via The Humane Society
On Jan. 19, three five-week-old male terrier puppies were found sealed in trash bag near a garbage can in Paso Nogal Park in Pleasant Hill, CA. The animals were taken home by the couple who found them, cleaned and fed and then brought to the Contra Costa Animal Services shelter. The dogs have all been examined and are doing well. The East Bay Animal Rescue and Refuge is caring for the dogs and will place them for adoption in the coming weeks.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:23PM
Bay Area Testing Facility Gets Away With Murder - by via Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has penalized a Bay Area testing laboratory with only an "'Official Warning" for negligence after the lab dumped a rabbit – still alive – into a carcass freezer, and a national research watchdog group said it is shocked.
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:02PM
Wild Bison Escape Capture in Yellowstone - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
More Buffalo Shipped to Slaughter Leaving Stephens Creek Bison Trap Empty, Death Count Passes 400
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:36PM
News! More Yellowstone Bison Sent to Slaughter - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
At Least 300 of America's Last Wild Buffalo Killed Through Hunting and Slaughter. BFC plans Week of Action February 9-16. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:40AM
Yellowstone Bison Sent To Slaughter - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
Tragedy in the Gardiner Basin, north boundary of Yellowstone National Park
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:00PM
Lawsuit Filed in Response to Yellowstone Wild Bison Capture - by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign
Yellowstone National Park started trapping wild buffalo for slaughter on Thursday. Buffalo Field Campaign and Friends of Animals Wildlife Law Program have filed a law suit in response.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:06PM
ALDF Intervenes in Cal OSHA Lawsuit after Lion Kills Worker; “Cat Haven” Settles - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Dunlap, Calif. — Last week, on January 6, a legal settlement brought conclusion to the tragic and fatal mauling of a zoo employee at Cat Haven Zoo, a 100 acre facility west of Kings Canyon National Park. The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) intervened in the legal battle between the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal OSHA) and Project Survival (which runs Cat Haven), eventually resulting in approval of Cal/OSHA’s new requirement of...
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:06PM
Pen Cut Open, Pheasants Given Chance At Freedom - by anon
On Sunday night a pen was cut open at the Oregon Fish and Wildlife game bird exhibit located in the EE Wilson Wildlife Area giving 3 ringneck pheasants a chance to escape into the wild.
Posted: Thu Jan 1, 2015 7:22PM
Animal Groups Sue California Rodeo Salinas for Underreporting Animal Injuries - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Salinas, Calif. — On December 17, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit against the California Rodeo Salinas and its head veterinarian Tim Eastman for failing to report animal injuries to the state veterinary medical board, as required under California law. The defendants are accused of significantly underreporting the number of animals injured at the California Rodeo Salinas, the largest rodeo in the state and one of the largest in the country. In the last...
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:49PM
Living Rabbit Found in Carcass Freezer at Bay Area's Pacific Biolabs - by via Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Negligence at a Bay Area testing laboratory resulted in a rabbit dumped – alive – in a carcass freezer, according to a national research watchdog organization.
Posted: Tue Dec 2, 2014 3:09PM
Whole Foods Market Manager Arrests Internationally Renowned Food Justice Advocate - by Mark Hawthorne
On Sunday, November 16, 2014, the manager of Whole Foods Market in Sebastopol, Calif., made a citizen's arrest of an activist handing out leaflets exposing the store's exploitation of bunnies for food.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:32AM
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