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image Nonprofit Raises Awareness of Animal Cruelty through Contemporary Art Exhibit 480_rattieuprising_poster5_small_1.jpg original image (3300x5100) by David Walega
San Francisco, CA, May 3rd 2016 – Rats have suffered throughout history because of their bad reputation. Excluded from the Animal Welfare Act (1966), the movement to win more protections for them has been hampered by fear and misunderstanding perpetuated by urban legends, movies, and other negative messaging. The nonprofit Art for Animals’ Sake (AFAS) is attempting to change the conversation through an innovative traveling art exhibit, The Rattie Uprising.
Posted: Tue May 3, 2016 6:31PM
calendar SCCAA Presents Our 7th Annual Vegan Bake Sale piggie.png by Paris Harvey
Veggie Grill at Westgate in San Jose 1692 Saratoga Ave #94, San Jose, CA .
Event Date: Sat May 14, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:55PM
image Humpback whale successfully disentangled by California Whale Rescue network 480_humpback_california_whale_rescue_moss_landing_1_1.jpg original image (2400x1600) by via California Whale Rescue
A humpback whale entangled in fishing gear was successfully extricated yesterday afternoon by a response team from the California Whale Rescue (CWR) network with support from the local U.S. Coast Guard about 15 miles west of Point Sur.
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:36PM
calendar Oakland Veg Week: Tech Tuesday 480_12994488_1160429920635792_3114683528066300873_n_1.jpg original image (565x347) by Oakland Veg Week
Citizen Engagement Lab, 1330 Broadway Ave #330, Oakland, CA
Event Date: Tue May 17, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:06PM
image Former FBI Agent Pens Novel Based on Fictional Experiences in the Animal Rights Movement 480_fbi-snitch-danaridenour_1.jpg original image (535x799) by Animal Liberation Press Office
Press Office note: The whole book discussed below in this Huffington Post Puff Piece is based on a lie; this so-called FBI agent never infiltrated the ALF, but posed as an animal rights campaigner for a year or two before being called out by activists. That's it. Fortunately, no activist ever really suffered from her largely incompetent efforts, but she is no less the snitch. Here is her personal website, in case anyone is interested: http://danaridenour.net/index.html. She may live in Murrel...
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:58PM
text West Coast Fisher Denied Endangered Species Act Protection in Bow to Timber Industry by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., April 14, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today denied Endangered Species Act protection to West Coast fishers, mid-sized forest carnivores that were proposed for federal protection in October throughout their range in California, Oregon and Washington. Following pressure from the timber industry, the Service withdrew the proposed protection despite overwhelming scientific evidence that the survival of the rare carnivores is threatened by logging, toxic chemicals u...
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:32PM
text USDA Proposes Organic Animal Welfare Regulations by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, April 7th, 2016 — Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule that would hold organic livestock producers to a high standard of care for rearing food animals. Animal welfare and public health advocates say the move is a good first step toward ensuring that USDA certified organic meat and poultry products live up to the integrity and the intention of the national organic standards.
Posted: Fri Apr 8, 2016 6:08PM
image WBUR Boston Promotes Animal Torture Done By Bridget Lancaster 120_cropped.jpg original image (593x614) by ARC
PBS has over 200 cooking shows shilling for animal or fish flesh, eggs and dairy. It is causing human disease, animal agony, environmental destruction and energy waste. One of the worst is Bridget Lancaster's America's Test kitchen
Posted: Fri Apr 8, 2016 1:53PM
text AWI Statement on Proposed Animal Welfare Regulations for the Certified Organic Label by via Animal Welfare Institute
April 7, 2016 - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for proposing requirements for the welfare of animals raised under the Certified Organic label. AWI generally supports the proposed regulations, which are based on the recommendations of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), an advisory body to the USDA’s organic program.
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 4:40PM
text EPA Analysis: 97 Percent of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., April 7, 2016 — The Environmental Protection Agency’s first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides on endangered species finds that 97 percent of more than 1,700 animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species Act are likely to be hurt by malathion and chlorpyrifos. Another 79 percent are likely to be hurt by diazinon. The results released this week are the first in a series of biological evaluations the EPA must complete as part of a settlemen...
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 4:23PM
image Green Sea Turtles Recovering on U.S. Coasts 120_greenseaturtle_davidburdick_noaa.jpg original image (1810x1224) by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 — The success of green sea turtles’ recovery on the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts warrants downgrading their status from “endangered” to “threatened,” according to today’s announcement by National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in response to a petition from the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. But the agencies emphasized that the growing threat of climate change and sea-level rise — particularly on low-lying nesti...
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 2:39PM
calendar Food Empowerment Project 9th-anniversary benefit by Food Empowerment Project
VegNews Headquarters 3505 20th St, 94110
Event Date: Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Apr 4, 2016 12:09PM
calendar 4th Annual Empty The Tanks Worldwide by Lisa Robles
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 1001 Fairgrounds Drive Vallejo, California 94589 We will line up along the park side of Fairgrounds Drive.
Event Date: Sat May 7, 2016 10:30AM
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:44PM
calendar Vegan Mixer and Pizza Party by Rasa
125 2nd St., #414, Oakland
Event Date: Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:51AM
image Humpback Whale Monitoring Proposal Ignores Record Number of West Coast Entanglements 120_entangled_whales_california_2015.jpg original image (850x1100) by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., March 21, 2016 — The National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed plan for monitoring humpback whales ignores one of the fastest-growing threats to this iconic species: entanglement in fishing gear. Along the West Coast, a record 31 humpbacks were caught in fishing gear in 2015, according to new federal data.
Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:44PM
image Is Republican Don Young of Alaska The Most Animal Abusing Person In Congress? 120_stow3.jpg original image (909x649) by Augean Stable Cleanup
Please check out the peace, environment, animal rights, women's rights and other records of congresspersons and dump them this November. Click on image for a larger version
Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:42PM
image Please Vote Out Warmongers And Animal Abusers 120_grassley1_1.jpg original image (500x411) by Animals Vote 2016
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:12PM
text Audubon California sponsors legislation regulating use of drones in wildlife areas by via Audubon California
Sacramento, Calif., Mar 9, 2016 – As more and more people are taking their drones for a spin in California's open spaces, there's concern that all these flying robots might not be so great for birds and other wildlife. After tracking reports of disturbances to wildlife and habitat arising from done ruse, Audubon California decided to co-sponsor legislation that will require the state to create rules for drone use in state wildlife areas. The bill, Assembly Bill 2148, is authored by Assembly...
Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:13PM
image Chuck Grassley And Other Iowa Politicans Who Have Abused Billions Of Animals 120_895.jpg original image (500x411) by ARC9
Poll numbers indicate Iowa senator and animal abuser Chuck Grassley can be replaced this year. Please help remove him from the Senate and Steve King from the House.
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:15AM
calendar 11th Annual MEATOUT Lunch & Program by Nancy Tubbs, nancy_tubbs@fullcalendar.com
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco 1187 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA 94109
Event Date: Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Wed Mar 9, 2016 8:39AM