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Pacfic Fisher Recommended for California Endangered Species Act Protection - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— In response to a petition and lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on June 11 recommended state Endangered Species Act protection for the fisher in the southern Sierra Nevada portion of its range.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:25PM
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
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
California Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Nearly Extinct Humboldt Marten - by Center for Biological Diversity
ARCATA, Calif.— The Environmental Protection Information Center and the Center for Biological Diversity today petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to protect the Humboldt marten under the California Endangered Species Act. The Humboldt marten is a cat-sized carnivore related to minks and otters that lives in old-growth forests in Northern California and southern Oregon. Most of the marten’s forest habitat has been destroyed by logging, and the remaining martens in California...
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 11:01PM
Animal Rights Protest in San Francisco (video/x-flv 110.1MB) - by D. Boyer
The animal rights activist group Direct Action Everywhere held their May Day of action in downtown San Francisco on Saturday May23rd. The activists traveled from cities in the US, Canada and even Denmark, to once again bring their “It’s Not Food It’s Violence” campaign to the streets of San Francisco.
Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 11:42AM
Empty The Tanks Demonstration ~ Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - by Lisa Robles
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, California 94589
Event Date:Sat Jun 6, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:57PM
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
New Data Shows West Coast Whale Entanglements Now at Record High Levels - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— New data reveals that a record number of whales were entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Pacific coast last year, and they are being reported at an even faster rate this year, prompting conservation groups today to urge California fishery managers to institute reforms to better protect marine mammals from injury, suffering and death.
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:01AM
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
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
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
Victory: Dangerous and Cruel Bull Run Vows Never to Return to California - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — As the result of a lawsuit filed by national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and PETA, the Pamplona-style Great Bull Run agreed today never to return to the state of California. The lawsuit, which was filed under California’s Unfair Competition Law, alleged that the events—in which panicked bulls chase fleeing runners—violate the state’s cruelty-to-animals law that prohibits causing bulls unnecessary suffering, worrying bulls, and staging bloodless bullfi...
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:16PM
Where to protest foie gras in the Bay Area - by foa
The fuckers listed below had extremely cruel and inhumane foie gras on their menus within days of a rotten federal judge overturning California law banning the forced-fed duck and goose meat. At least one of the restaurants never stopped serving foie gras, even with the ban in place.
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:08PM
Court of Appeal Rejects Napa Restaurant’s Attempts to Flout Foie Gras Ban - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO – On March 5, the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District rejected the Napa restaurant La Toque’s attempt to circumvent the state’s ban on selling foie gras. La Toque had argued that a lawsuit filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund should be dismissed because the restaurant was merely “giving away” the so-called delicacy. In its opinion issued today, the Court of Appeal roundly rejected that claim, holding that ALDF is likely to succeed in its claim...
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 10:28AM
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
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
Sacramento Dog Trapped and Burned in a Crate - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
At 12:30am January 21, neighbors reported a trash fire outside the Oak Plains Masonic Lodge on 3010 Becerra Way, near Watt and Marconi avenues. The fire turned out to be a burned dog, who may have been heard whimpering or howling before Sacramento Metro Fire District firefighters arrived on the scene and realized the fire was actually a burning dog in a dog crate. Photo: Remains after the fire was extinguished.
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:14PM
Storm Skanska! - by Susan
Skanska USA Oakland Office 1999 Harrison Street Oakland
Event Date:Wed Feb 4, 2015 4:30PM
Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:25AM
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