text New Study: Mounting Evidence Supports Eating Less Meat for Health of People, Planet by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— A new systematic review of dietary patterns and sustainability published in the latest edition of Advances in Nutrition provides additional evidence that diets lower in animal-based foods and higher in plant-based foods are better for the health of people and the planet. The review highlights the urgency of addressing sustainability in national food policy as a matter of food security: “Long-term food security can be ensured only if we consider the sustainability of our food suppl...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:59PM
calendar Give Me Shelter Screening 480_gms-world_1.jpg by Van Luong
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level. 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco....
Event Date: Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:49PM
calendar Animal Rights Movement in the Middle East by Cal Animal Rights
130 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley...
Event Date: Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 9, 2016 6:42PM
calendar How "The Lorax" misguides well-intentioned environmentalists: a walking tour by D. Giesen
American Youth Hostel 312 Mason St. San Francisco...
Event Date: Sat Nov 5, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Thu Nov 3, 2016 3:44PM
image Dozens of lab monkeys were killed due to failed experiments and shipping mistakes 480_monkeys_1.jpg by Animal Liberation Press Office
Press Office note: These perpetrators (see article below) have been allowed to operate with impunity for way too long. They have names, addresses, routines and absolutely no right to continue in their acts of torture and murder of these intelligent, completely innocent beings....
Posted: Thu Nov 3, 2016 9:56AM
calendar Sea Shepherd Movie Premiere: "Why Just One?" 480_whyjustone_1_1.jpg by Lisa Robles
Sacred Stream 2149 Byron St, Berkeley, California 94702...
Event Date: Sat Nov 5, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:48PM
calendar Urgent SeaWorld Protest at Coastal Commission Hearing 480_seaworld_protest_orca_1.jpg by SeaWorld of Hurt
Oceano Hotel and Spa, 280 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (see this map:
Event Date: Fri Nov 4, 2016 11:45AM
Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:58AM
text Court to Monterey County: Lawsuit Over Wildlife Services Animal-killing Contract Can Move Forward by Center for Biological Diversity
SALINAS, Calif., October 25, 2016 — The California Superior Court issued an order Monday evening denying Monterey County’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit, filed in June by animal protection and conservation organizations, that challenges the county’s contract renewal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services. This notorious federal program has killed more than 3,000 coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions and other animals in the county in the past six years, largely in the name of pr...
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:46PM
image CA Transportation Commission Commits $3.1 Million for Land Trust’s Hwy 17 Wildlife Crossing 480_highway-17-map_1.jpg by via Land Trust of Santa Cruz County
October 20, 2016 - Earlier today, California Transportation Commission (CTC), the governing Board of Caltrans, voted to commit $3.1 million to help build a wildlife crossing under Highway 17. Design work could begin in a few months....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:35PM
text Turtle Island Restoration Network Wins Victory for Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles by Joanna McWilliams
A new proposed rule would put in place limits on the number of whales, sea turtles, and dolphins that the California driftnet fishery for swordfish can catch....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:35AM
text Sharks Win Protections at International Wildlife Treaty Meeting by Joanna McWilliams
Today Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading ocean and marine conservation organization, helped win protections for silky sharks, thresher shark, and rays at a major international wildlife meeting taking place in South Africa....
Posted: Mon Oct 3, 2016 9:53AM
text Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa by Joanna McWilliams
A Bay Area resident is taking the fight to protect our oceans from Northern California to South Africa. This week, thirty-year veteran environmental activist and biologist, Todd Steiner, executive director the Marin-based Turtle Island Restoration Network and SPAWN, is in South Africa advocating on behalf of marine wildlife. Joined by several colleagues, he is attending a major international treaty conference to promote greater protections for endangered marine species, including two species ...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34AM
text Obama Administration Finalizes New Rules Impeding Citizens' Ability to Use Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, September 26, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service finalized new rules today that restrict the ability of ordinary citizens, scientists and public-interest organizations to obtain Endangered Species Act protections for species on the brink of extinction. The new rules eliminate the ability of the public to submit multispecies petitions and require that 30 days prior to submitting a petition, the petitioner must notify every state where an...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:19PM
image Flashback Friday: May 1984 - Raid on the University of PA Head Injury Lab upa-headinjurylab.jpg by Animal Liberation Press Office
Over thirty years ago the ALF exposed the horrors of vivisection when it expropriated sixty hours of audio- and videotape of footage shot by researchers inside the University of Pennsylvania's Head Injury Clinic in Philadelphia....
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:05PM
text Thousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference by Joanna McWilliams
This week conservationists delivered a petition signed by 15,002 global citizens to the Presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala calling on them to support greater protections for silky sharks at an upcoming world wildlife conservation meeting....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17AM
image ALDF Urges Court to Acknowledge Pets’ True Value To Their Families doberman.jpg by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
DeLand, Fla., September 9, 2016 – Florida resident Micheline Boutin is suing an emergency veterinary clinic and the attending veterinarian for veterinary malpractice that allegedly lead to the death of Frankie, her Doberman Pincher / Great Dane mix dog. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s preeminent legal advocacy organization for animals, has filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief arguing that the plaintiff is entitled to compensation for Frankie’s intrinsic value. Hei...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:02PM
text Lawsuit Launched to Protect West Coast Whales From Dying in Nets by Joanna McWilliams
Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect endangered whales from mile-long drift gillnets and strings of sablefish pots off the West Coast. After two years of record reports of whales entangled in fishing gear off the West Coast — more than 60 in 2015 alone — 40 whales were reportedly entangled as of June 30, putting 2016 on pace to break records again. New information indicates that one humpback whale population that migrates f...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:36AM
image SHARK Shuts Down US Senator Inhofe’s Pigeon Shoot 480_senator_jim_inhofe_pigeon_shoot.jpg by via SHowing Animals Respect and Kindne
LONE WOLF, OK – SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) shut down a live pigeon shoot fundraiser held Friday afternoon by US Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the international animal protection group reported. SHARK said it will also monitor an Inhofe Dove Hunt Saturday if it goes on as scheduled....
Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:20AM
text Silky Sharks Singled Out as Species to Protect at International Conservation Meeting in Ha by Joanna McWilliams
This week, participants at an international conservation meeting in Hawaii set a new bar in the conservation of imperiled sharks by overwhelming voting in favor of a resolution to increase protections for silky sharks, a species facing dangerous declines due to industrial fishing practices. The resolution, advanced by Turtle Island Restoration Network, PRETOMA, and Nakawe Project at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, received 95 percent fav...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 9:13AM
image Global Experts Denounce Japan's "Scientific" Whaling Program 480_whale-meat-tin-tokyo-japan-flickr-jdbaskin_1.jpg by via Animal Welfare Institute
HONOLULU, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 — The World Conservation Congress yesterday formally adopted a motion against Japan’s research whaling program, which is used as a front to kill whales for commercial sale. The motion calls on Japan to stop issuing “special permits” for whaling in the Antarctic and western North Pacific oceans and for all International Whaling Commission (IWC) members to refrain from issuing any further permits....
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 5:15PM