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California’s Driftnet Fishery Puts Sharks in Crosshairs
A new report by Turtle Island Restoration Network (seaturtles.org) outlines how the California driftnet fishery for swordfish is taking a deadly toll on shark populations, and finds that 15 percent of the fisheries catch is sharks, many of which are listed and protected under international treaties and agreements.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:33AM
The Future of Our Nations Wild Horse's are Uncertain.
The future of our nation's wild horses are uncertain because the BLM is currently petitioning congress for more money or to allow them to open up the sales of captured wild horses to more buyers. Including buyers who ship them to slaughter houses, or buyers who will make them work horses. Pictures and video from one of my visit's to see the wild horses in western Nevada.
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:09PM
State Evidence Suggests New Wolf May Be in California's Lassen County
SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2016 — New evidence released by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife suggests there may be a wolf in Lassen County. The information — not yet conclusive — includes photos from four trail cameras between August and May and a hair sample from one of the sites. While DNA test results were inconclusive as to whether the animal is a wolf, dog or wolf-dog hybrid, the fact the animal persisted through the winter in this remote location leads agency officials t...
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:23PM
53 Of The Ways The World's Military Harm Animals
The voiceless victimes of insane immoral illegal wars
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:26AM
Lawsuit Initiated Over Politically Motivated Decision Denying Protection to Pacific Fisher
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 13, 2016 — Four conservation groups filed a notice of intent today to challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision in April to deny Endangered Species Act protection to Pacific fishers, the latest species to fall victim to the Service’s efforts to cater to industry. Closely related to martens and wolverines, Pacific fishers are severely threatened by a number of factors, including habitat loss caused by logging and the use of toxic rodenticides on ill...
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:13PM
Killer whales remain protected in Washington
Olympia, WA, June 10, 2016 – Today the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to maintain killer whales on the state’s Endangered Species List. This vote follows the recommendation of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists who prepared a detailed review of the status of Washington’s southern resident killer whales. Oceana commends the Commission for its decision given the dire situation. Only eighty-three killer whales remain in the southern resident po...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:03PM
Animal Liberation Front Burns Buses Used to Transport Fur Buyers in Finland
ALF activists placed incendiary devices under the tires of buses at a Pohjolan Matka depot in Vantaa, Finland during the night of June 9. Five buses were completely destroyed, and several others damaged. The bus company reported damages of EUR 1.5 million.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:51PM
Theater of Real Estate presents: The Eliminati
Speakers Corner 448 Cortland Avenue SF, CA 94110
Event Date: Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:35PM
Lawsuit Launched Over Forest Service's Failure to Protect Rare Frogs, Toads From Grazing
OAKLAND, Calif., June 8, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Forest Service for authorizing livestock grazing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest without considering the potential impacts to federally protected Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs and Yosemite toads. Photo: Yosemite toad, by Lucas Wilkinson, U.S. Forest Service.
Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:28PM
West Coast Whale Entanglements Increasing, On Pace for Another Record Year
OAKLAND, Calif., June 9, 2016 — Nearly 40 reports of whales entangled in fishing gear have been recorded off the West Coast in 2016 — including at least 20 whales that are estimated to still be entangled — putting this year on pace to break the record for the third straight year. Although some whales are able to escape from fishing gear, often with the help of California Whale Rescue teams that are now being overwhelmed with entanglement reports, those that continue to drag fishing gear...
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 1:39PM
Lawsuit Challenges Monterey County's Contract With Federal Wildlife-killing Program
SALINAS, Calif., June 2, 2016 — Animal protection and conservation organizations filed a lawsuit today challenging Monterey County’s contract renewal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services — a notorious federal wildlife-killing program that has killed more than 3,000 coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions and other animals in the county in the past six years. [Photo: Bobcat, Felis rufus, by Robin Silver / Center for Biological Diversity.]
Posted: Thu Jun 2, 2016 12:56PM
Dozens of Animal Rights Activists Rush Sanders’ Stage, Demanding “Animal Liberation Now” (video/mp4 24.9MB)
Protesters Denounce Sanders’ Support for Animal Agriculture
Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 2:56PM
WHY would you expect that?
"Activists expect Bernie Sanders, the progressive candidate, to support more radical action to provide animals not just with improved conditions but with legal rights to be free from harm. " This is NOT an issue where there is a significant difference between "progressives" and "conservatives". You have to have your head in the sand or lack the sense G-d gave geese not to realize that >95% of "progressives EAT MEAT. However right your cause, it cannot at the moment be advanced by democratic means. MOST PEOPLE EAT MEAT. Put it to a vote and you are crushed.
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2016 11:38AM
President Obama Asked to Stop U.S. Military Project That Threatens Endangered Dugong
OKINAWA, Japan, May 26, 2016 — During President Obama’s visit to Japan for the G-7 summit, the Center for Biological Diversity called on him to abandon his controversial plan to build a large new military base in biologically rich and sensitive Henoko and Oura Bay. The bay is home to the dugong — a marine mammal related to manatees that is an ancient cultural icon in Okinawa — and other endangered species. That project is strongly opposed by residents of the island, which has had a hu...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:29PM
Cost of Animal Cruelty Skyrockets: Animal Research Facility to Pay $3.5 Million Penalty
SANTA CRUZ, CA, May 23, 2016 — Santa Cruz Biotechnology will pay an unprecedented penalty—$3.5 million—for animal welfare violations in a settlement reached May 19, 2016 with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The settlement comes as the Animal Legal Defense Fund continues to litigate its groundbreaking lawsuit against the company, filed on behalf of Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) in January 2013. It is the fir...
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:20PM
Santa Cruz Biotech Agrees to Close Abusive Laboratory, Relinquish Animal Dealer License
SANTA CRUZ, CA, May 20, 2016 – Santa Cruz Biotech (SCBT) ahas been fined $3.5 million and agreed to give up its animal dealer license and close its research laboratory, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees research facilities. Photo: A goat at Santa Cruz Biotechnology in April of 2011.
Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 3:28AM
Hillary Clinton Flunks Animal Rights And Environmental Issues
More hawkish even than Obama, Clinton has approved the bombing of animals as well as people in the 7 illegal and immoral wars he is waging now
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 12:48PM
USDA Imposes $3.5 Million Penalty on Santa Cruz Biotechnology for Animal Welfare Violation
May 20, 2016 - The Humane Society of the United States applauds a settlement agreement that will effectively end the abuse of animals by Santa Cruz Biotechnology. The agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the largest civil penalty in the 50-year history of the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 5:56PM
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Agrees to $3.5M Fine, License Revocation
Washington, DC, Friday, May 20, 2016 — The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) lauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for reaching a settlement agreement in its multiple cases against Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. (SCBT)—one of the world’s largest research antibody suppliers—resulting in the cancellation of the facility’s research registration, revocation of its dealer license and payment of a historic $3.5 million civil penalty.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 3:23PM
Just Released Graphic Photos Expose Carnage of Deadly California Driftnet Fishery
Government Forced to Release Images Showing Dead Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and Sea Turtles
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:15AM