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image Sea Otter Shootings in Santa Cruz County 480_southern_sea_otter_1.jpg by Central Coast Animal News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have made the public aware of the shooting deaths of three southern sea otters in late July or early August....
Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:34PM
text 1.8 Million Acres of Sierra Nevada Habitat Protected for Imperiled Frogs, Toads by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 25, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced designation of 1,812,164 acres of protected “critical habitat” throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains for several endangered amphibians: the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, Yosemite toad and northern population of the mountain yellow-legged frog. The vast majority of the critical habitat for these amphibians is on federal public lands in national forests and national parks....
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:18AM
text Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., August 17, 2016 — In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Forest Service has restricted livestock grazing on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to prevent harm to the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and Yosemite toad, both of which are protected under the Endangered Species Act. The federal agency said in a letter that it is undergoing consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and has adjusted grazing manag...
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:23PM
image Hearing in Lawsuit Compelling USDA to Pull Foie Gras From Shelves foie-gras-ducks-cc-liberation-bc.jpg by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2016 – Today the District Court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit by the Animal Legal Defense Fund—the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization for animals, concerned consumers, and a coalition of animal protection groups against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing a diseased poultry product—specifically, foie gras—into the food supply....
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:20PM
text Legal Filing Seeks to Halt Ranching Expansion, Elk Eviction at Point Reyes by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., August 15, 2016 — The Resource Renewal Institute, Center for Biological Diversity and Western Watersheds Project filed for a preliminary injunction in federal court Friday to block the National Park Service from pursuing a ranching expansion and elk-removal plan until the agency updates the park’s “general management plan” and assesses the environmental impacts of commercial dairy and cattle grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore....
Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:08PM
image Ashlei Mason Burns an Innocent Animal Alive 480_ashlei-mason_1.jpg by AnimalJustice890
Ashlei Mason douses a live animal with lighter fluid and burns it alive...
Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:19AM
text U.S. to World: Protect Dolphins, Whales or Lose Access to U.S. Seafood Market by Joanna McWilliams
New Rules Ban Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet Strict U.S. Standards for Marine Mammal Protection...
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:47AM
calendar A Night for the Buffalo: Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow 553618_10150924766610859_470449570_n.jpg by Karen Pickett
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org...
Event Date: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 9, 2016 4:37PM
text Massive Mine Threatens America's Only Known Jaguar, Local Water Supplies by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz., July 29, 2016 — In an important development in the effort to save America’s only known jaguar, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Los Angeles regional office has recommended denial of an essential permit for the proposed Rosemont copper mine in southern Arizona. The denial recommendation was forwarded this week to the Corps’ San Francisco office, which has said it will issue a final decision within six months. The massive open pit copper mine would destroy thousands of acres of ...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:16PM
image Police: Michigan Dog Breeder Beat Close To Death, Ear Cut Off For Abusing Pit Bulls 480_dogbreeder-pitbulls_1.jpg by Animal Liberation Press Office
A Michigan dog breeder was reportedly tied, beaten and had his ear cut off, possibly in retaliation for his involvement in dog fighting, police say....
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:17PM
image Legal Action Launched to Protect Western Snowy Plovers From Sand City Beach Resort 480_western_snowy_plover_mikebaird_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Construction of Sprawling “Eco-Resort” Will Likely Kill Threatened Shorebird...
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:23PM
calendar Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home 480_481216_148584028611000_1037261458_n_1.jpg by Van Luong
Main San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, Ca 94102...
Event Date: Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:12PM
image Conservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting 480_silkysharkpetition_en_072516_1.jpg by JoannaMcWilliams
Turtle Island Restoration Network and partner organizations are calling on the delegates at an upcoming global conservation meeting to take action to reduce the killing of silky sharks. These sharks are targeted for their valuable fins, and are in dire need of greater protections....
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:19AM
calendar Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals - A Book Talk by Donya Drummond
San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin Street Lower Level - Koret Auditorium San Francisco, CA 94102...
Event Date: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:30PM
Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:42PM
calendar Book Reading/Signing: Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals by Bruno Diaz
Oakland Public Library West Auditorium 125 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612...
Event Date: Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:02AM
text California’s Driftnet Fishery Puts Sharks in Crosshairs by Joanna Nasar McWilliams
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
image The Future of Our Nations Wild Horse's are Uncertain. 480_img_6825_1.jpg by D. Boyer
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
image State Evidence Suggests New Wolf May Be in California's Lassen County wolf_lassen_california_cdfw_fpwc.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
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 to beli...
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:23PM
image 53 Of The Ways The World's Military Harm Animals 480_763_1.jpg by S N Shriver
The voiceless victimes of insane immoral illegal wars...
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:26AM
image Lawsuit Initiated Over Politically Motivated Decision Denying Protection to Pacific Fisher 480_fisher_flickr_bethanyweeks_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
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 illegal m...
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:13PM