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image President Obama Asked to Stop U.S. Military Project That Threatens Endangered Dugong 480_dugong_flickr_matthijs_1.jpg original image (570x330) by Center for Biological Diversity
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
image Cost of Animal Cruelty Skyrockets: Animal Research Facility to Pay $3.5 Million Penalty goat.jpg by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
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
image Santa Cruz Biotech Agrees to Close Abusive Laboratory, Relinquish Animal Dealer License 480_goat_santa_cruz_biotechnology_1.jpg original image (760x634) by via Stop Animal Exploitation Now
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
image Hillary Clinton Flunks Animal Rights And Environmental Issues 480_332_1.jpg original image (500x300) by ARC
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
text USDA Imposes $3.5 Million Penalty on Santa Cruz Biotechnology for Animal Welfare Violation by via the Humane Society
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
image Santa Cruz Biotechnology Agrees to $3.5M Fine, License Revocation 480_goat_santa_cruz_biotechnology_marcy_rosendale_1.jpg original image (791x600) by via Animal Welfare Institute
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
text Just Released Graphic Photos Expose Carnage of Deadly California Driftnet Fishery by Joanna Nasar
Government Forced to Release Images Showing Dead Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and Sea Turtles
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:15AM
calendar Sneak Peek of New Film: “Called to Rescue” 480_ctr_poster_image_1_1_1.jpg original image (600x905) by Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
The New Parkway Theater 474 24th Street Oakland, CA 94612
Event Date: Sun May 22, 2016 12:30PM
Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 12:31PM
text Study: Biodiversity Essential to Protect Ocean Fishes From Climate Change by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 — Biodiversity is essential to maintaining the health of our oceans in the face of climate change and ensuring an adequate supply of the fish that billions of people around the world rely on for protein, particularly in developing countries. That’s the conclusion of important new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study suggests that maintaining biodiversity by reducing overfishing in reef ecosystems is crucial not...
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:53PM
calendar Prisoner Letter Writing (featuring Eric King) solidarity_1.jpg by SubRosa
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave. (downtown Santa Cruz)
Event Date: Thu May 19, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 12:29PM
image Save the Multinational Species Conservation Fund 480_tiger_stamp_1.jpg original image (1200x1200) by Tomas DiFiore
2016 Wildlife Conservation Society petition to U.S. Congress - Act now to save the 'Multinational Species Conservation Fund'. There's also a postal stamp funding mechanism. The MSCF Stamp “had a premium cost of 55 cents, with 9 cents from each stamp purchased supporting wildlife conservation. From September 20, 2011, to December 31, 2013, stamp sales raised $2,567,000 for the conservation of all MSCF species - elephants, tigers, lions, and more. Unfortunately, the wildlife stamp was not mar...
Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 5:06PM
image Vaquita Population Plummets to Just 60 Individuals 480_vaquita_porpoise_paulolsen_noaa_1.jpg original image (570x330) by Center for Biological Diversity
ENSENADA, Mexico, May 13, 2016 — Scientists announced today that fewer than 60 vaquita porpoises likely remain on Earth, down from 245 in 2008. The vaquita is the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise, found only in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California. Without permanent and fully enforced protections, the species could be effectively extinct within six years.
Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 1:59PM
image David Ludwig & NPR's David Greene And Alison Aubrey Shill For Egg Producers 480_sick_and_deformed_chickens_suffering_inside_a_chicken_factory_farm_1.jpg original image (615x409) by SNS
factory farm egg promotion on National Public Radio with its 200 million in fast food stock. David Ludwig of egg invested Harvard joins in.
Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 7:30AM
image More than 250 Scientist Call on Legislators & Fisheries Managers to Protect California’s Marine Wildlife 480_logos-tirn-mission-blue_1.jpg original image (800x400) by Joanna Nasar
Over 250 scientists released a joint scientific letter opposing the deadly California driftnet fishery for swordfish, which has some of the highest bycatch rates in the world.
Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 1:46PM
image Animal Activist Marcy Winograd wins freedom of speech appeal 480_hhhh_1.jpg original image (1037x463) by Liberté D'expression
Santa Monica animal activist Marcy Winograd just won her appeal in an animal cruelty freedom of speech case. Marcy Winograd had filed reports against Tawni Angel and her company Tawnis Ponies and Petting Zoo. Winograd stated that Tawni Angel's ponies were not receiving proper care. Winograd started a campaign asking the city to not renew Tawni Angel's lease at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. The City of Santa Monica did indeed end the lease and the pony rides.
Posted: Mon May 9, 2016 6:59PM
image Coalition Urges Leaders to Support Senate Bill 1114 to Phase Out Driftnets 480_screen_shot_2016-05-09_at_10.20.48_am.jpg original image (620x632) by Joanna Nasar
More than 30 Organizations Representing Over 1 Million Members Call for Greater Protections for Marine Wildlife from California Driftnets
Posted: Mon May 9, 2016 9:56AM
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