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URGENT!!! LET'S SAVE ORANGUTANS FROM EXTINCTION BEFORE 2012!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago

 

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URGENT!!!: LET'S SAVE ORANGUTANS FROM EXTINCTION BEFORE 2012!!! - PLZ Take Action Now!

URGENT!!!: LET'S SAVE ORANGUTANS FROM EXTINCTION BEFORE 2012!!! - PLZ Take Action Now!

Animals  (tags: orangutans, environment, palm-oil, endangered-species, extinction, warning, protection, animals, activists, news, interesting, wildlife, world, research, nature, habitatdestruction, destruction, endangered, animalwelfare, animalrights, animaladvocates )

Third Eye Open
- 24 minutes ago - care2.com

 

"ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest": Some Scientists say they might be EXTINCT by 2012!  Membership Drive Underway: Please Join, Take Immediate Action and Share with all of your friends, daily contacts and take across social networks -- Thank You!

Anonymous
9 years ago
Stopping the Wolf Slaughter

Earthjustice Files its Legal Challenge to the Wolf Killing

Dear SUE,

Wolf # 253, AKA Hoppy
Wolf 253M (also known as "Hoppy" or "Limpy"), one of 1,500 gray wolves that lost federal protections, was killed on March 28th
Photo courtesy Steve Justad
Just moments ago, Earthjustice attorneys filed our case to stop the wolf slaughter in the northern Rockies. And we aim to win!

Earthjustice has been called upon by a coalition of environmental and animal rights groups -- including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Humane Society -- to use our legal expertise to stop the killing now and compel the federal government to reinstate Endangered Species Act protections for wolves until true recovery is achieved.

As soon as the federal government officially delisted the northern Rockies gray wolf from Endangered Species protections, we filed a mandatory notice of intent to challenge the decision. Our notice went unanswered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Now it's time for our day in court.

The USFWS failed to take into account basic principles of conservation biology, disregarded its own policies, and departed from past practice in delisting the wolf.

As we go to court today, Earthjustice will argue that the Service:

  • used an outdated and biologically inadequate standard for determining the number of wolves that must be protected in order to maintain a genetically viable population;
  • ignored the agency's own requirement that wolves in the northern Rockies' core recovery populations must be connected and interbreed before they can be deemed recovered; and 
  • failed to take into account that state laws that currently govern the fate of the wolves in the absence of federal protections allow unregulated wolf killing.

At this moment, at least 20 wolves have already been killed in the northern Rockies and around Yellowstone National Park.

Earthjustice is using all the legal tools at our disposal to stop this tragedy as quickly as possible. Now that the Service has issues its final decision, the courts are the best way to stop the slaughter and get adequate protections reinstated for the wolves.

Learn more about what we're doing to save these magnificent, iconic animals.

Sincerely,

Trip Van Noppen

Trip Van Noppen
President, Earthjustice
 
Anonymous
CANADIAN VESSEL ABANDONS SEAL HUNT
9 years ago
3rd SEAL VESSEL ABANDONED HUNT
Animals  (tags: sealhuntABANDONED )

River
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 24 minutes ago - novanewsnow.com
The White Bay Challenger was headed towards Englee in the early morning on April 17, escorted by the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Ann Harvey, when it was struck by ice.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Mountain Lion Tracking In Missouri 8:48 AM

As you all know I am a big advocate for mountain lions in Missouri. Since April of last year the mountain lions in Missouri had been taken of the Endangerd Species List in our state, another stupid thing that are state is famous for , so I have been on a campaign to have them put back on. I do this by tracking mountain lion sightings here. I will be tracking a reported sighting this afternoon, a female mountain lion and here kitts have been reported in the Pea Ridge area.
The MDC says they are still protected but all the perps get are fined for it and I want more.
When I find anything I will let you all know and will send pictures too. So keep your fingers crossed that I do find either her or evidence of her and her family in the area.
9 years ago
Why Do They Call This Slaughter a 'Hunt?'
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Animals

  (tags: seals, Seal Hunt, Seal Slaughter, SEAL HUNT 2008, sscs, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, animalrights, animalwelfare, animals, environment, habitat, killing, killed, protection, slaughter, wildanimals, wildanimals, wildli )

Dave
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 1 hour ago - cnews.canoe.ca

Why do they call it the seal "hunt?" There is absolutely no "hunting" involved. It is seal "killing" or slaughter, with nothing resembling a hunt or chase.
9 years ago
Watson Defends Statements He Made 30 Years Ago About Exploiting the Seal Hunt
Animals  (tags: seals, Seal Hunt, Seal Slaughter, SEAL HUNT 2008, seal ban, Paul Watson, SSCS, AnimalWelfare, animalrights, animalwelfare, environment, endangered, habitat, investigation, law, protection, wildanimals, wildanimals, wildlife )

Dave
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 3 hours ago - canadianpress.google.com
An environmental crusader at the centre of the anti-sealing movement is standing by comments he made 30 years ago in which he rebuked other conservation groups for exploiting harp seals for profit.
9 years ago
Seal Persecu
tion Must End
Animals  (tags:seals,Seal Slaughter, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, animalrights, animalwelfare, animals, humans, habitat, killing, killed, law, protection, slaughter, society, whales, wildanimals, wildanimals, wildlife )

Dave
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 36 minutes ago - news.scotsman.com
While the contribution of killer whales to the alarming decline of populations of harbour seals around the northern coasts of Scotland remains to be shown it is estimated that fish-farm companies and fishermen shoot and drown thou
9 years ago
Dozens Of Sick Seal Pups Show Up On NorCal Beaches
Animals

  (tags: Seals, baby seals, suffering, wildanimals, wildlife, wildanimals, elephant seals )

Dave
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 37 minutes ago - cbs5.com

All over the Northern California coast, dozens of sick elephant seal pups have washed up on beaches.


Do Animals Have Personalities?
9 years ago
Do Animals Have Personalities? by Dusty R.

It may se em like a silly question to pet owners. Of course animals have personalities. Just take a trip to your neighborhood dog park, and you'll see those personalities in action...

Anonymous
URGENT-FLORIDA PANTHERS NEED YOU !!!!
9 years ago
Fourth Florida Panther Death of 2008
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, environment, endangered, cats, habitat, wildlife )

Ceci
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 21 hours ago - care2.com
This panther was estimated to be 3 years old when he was captured on 19 December 2008 on the Lee County Port Authority Land north of Corkscrew Road. The cause-of-death (COD) is suspected to be intraspecific aggression (ISA) given concurrent locations...
Anonymous
MY FRIENDS SONG LET THE ANIMALS KEEP THEIR COATS
9 years ago
Anonymous
9 years ago

Dear Tammy,

2008 has not been a good year for animals. The media has reported on cases of horrific acts of cruelty including a family cat being killed in a microwave, a puppy being beaten to death with a hammer and 29 horses dying from severe neglect and another 100 in need of emergency medical care.

2008 has also not been a good year for democracy. Despite the strong message we have delivered to our Members of Parliament for the past nine years, last night, our elected official passed Bill S-203 against the will of Canadians.

  • S-203 allows animal abusers to walk free
  • S-203 allows cruelty to wildlife, stray and feral animals
  • S-203 allows crimes of neglect to go virtually unpunished
  • S-203 allows the cruel reality of breeding and training of dogs for dog fighting

Did your Member of Parliament Vote to End Animal Cruelty?

Find out if your Member of Parliament supported Bill S-203 or voted against Bill S-203 at www.dontbecruel.ca.

IFAW recently released a report comparing Canada’s animal cruelty legislation to 13 other countries around the world. Canada’s legislation ranked at the bottom of all comparisons and is worse than the Philippines and Malaysia.

Startling facts revealed in the report include:

  • Canada is alone in offering virtually no protection for wild and stray animals
  • Canada’s legislation does not include a clear definition of ‘animal’ while other countries are explicit
  • Canada is the only country that does not provide protection for animals being trained to fight each other
  • Canada is the only country that makes is virtually impossible to prosecute cases of neglect.

Bill S-203 does nothing to improve our animal cruelty laws and make them internationally relevant and is not what the vast majority of Canadians want.

Our MPs need to start being accountable to us. Visit 

Anonymous
9 years ago
uble seeing the email below, please view an online version. Like what you see? Forward this email to your friends and family members.

Speak up for wildlife by doing these four things!

#1. Protect "Teddy" Bear Habitat in the Mississippi Delta

Black BearThe EPA has decided to veto a destructive and costly project called the Yazoo Pumps, which would destroy 200,000 acres of prime wetland habitat for many waterfowl and the Louisiana black bear. It was also the site of Theodore Roosevelt's famous refusal to shoot a bear that had been tied to a tree (inspiring the creation of the "Teddy" bear). For this veto to go through, however, the EPA needs the support of the American people behind them. Find out how you can speak up...


#2. Help Make the National Landscape Conservation System Permanent -- IMPORTANT VOTE WEDNESDAY!

Red Rock CanyonYou may have heard little of this 26-million-acre collection of national monuments, wilderness areas, scenic rivers, trails and historic sites, but that shouldn't stop you from speaking up in support of the National Landscape Conservation System. Only Congress can permanently establish this last great network of protected lands in America, and they are voting Wednesday on just such a bill!

Anonymous
Puppy Mills Expose on Oprah Today- don't miss it !!!!
9 years ago

Puppy Mill Exposé on Oprah Today!

Bollinger Dog in Cage SmallToday, April 4, at 4 p.m. on KSDK Channel 5, The Oprah Show will air a program exposing the horrors of puppy mills. Eradicating substandard puppy mills has been an integral part of the Humane Society of Missouri's mission for many years. I am very pleased this topic is now receiving this significant national attention. Hopefully, it will garner additional support for the effort in Missouri to end this form of animal abuse and consumer deception. Click here for details about this show. 

 

 

Matted Shi TzuMore information about puppy mill legislation can be found at the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation.

Read about our most recent puppy mill rescue.

 

 

 

Kindest Regards,

New Kathy Signature 06

 

 

 

Kathryn W. Warnick

President
Humane Society of Missouri
Anonymous
THIS IS THE LINK FOR ONE DOLLAR A MONTH
9 years ago

http://www.care2.com/news/member/872702137/695028 LINK TO HELP ONE DOLLAR PER MONTH

Anonymous
ONLY $1.00 PER MONTH HELPS ANIMALS IN SHELTERS!!
9 years ago

11 ONE DOLLAR EVERY MONTH TO SUPPORT ANIMAL SHELTERS IN NEED Animals (tags: ANIMALS PETS CATS DOGS CHILDREN LOVE ) Sophia - 56 minutes ago - shelters.animalhelp.com Can you afford one dollar per month? Just $12 per year can help 12 shelters in desperate need of financial help. Each month we will feature a different animal shelter in dire need of financial assistance. We ask that you send one

Anonymous
9 years ago
Casualties of the Gas Chambers
Animals

  (tags: animalcruelty, animalwelfare, protection, animalrights )

Glezela
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 4 minutes ago - animal-abusesite.info

12 million animals are Euthanised each year.Eight states still use gas chambers, including Georgia where even though it's illegal in the state, there are loop holes for certain counties to use them. Let's fight to close these loop holes.
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Anonymous
9 years ago

Today I went for a walk, a new ritual I have started in my life. As I was walking I bumped into a man who has spent his entire life paying taxes and saving his country. He stood behind his pick up truck whose tailgate was dropped down and you could see the bed was filled with food. He was holding a sign for all to see written on a large piece of what looked like paper bag material,"This is what your electric company does for you." I stopped to talk to the gentleman to see what it was all about and he told me his story. " The local electric company had shut off his electricity, now you may think, well he should have paid his bill, right? That isn't the point, because I too have to be part of the same electric company. This man's bill was only 98 dollars, when the due date rolls around, they are not like most companies who allow a thirty day grace period, no, you only have three days after the due date to pay it; and if you don't pay it they shut you off. It doesn't matter if it's the dead of winter and you have kids they shut you off anyway. Some companies will work with you and let you make payments but this one still wants it paid by the due date. There are places that will help those who need it but others who don't fit the critiera go without. The man also told me that on one occasion when they came to shut him off, the company even asked for four armed officiers to come to his property and shut off the electricity and he said one employee who worked for the electric company sat in the company truck and waited for the temp till it went below freezing then gave the gentleman a crappy evil grin and pulled his meter, what is up with that?


Now tell me, we pay taxes we contribute in some way or other to our communties, cities, states and the US government, but yet somehow the Constitution and the government is no longer by the people and for the people; it is by the government for the government, to hell with the people just as long as they line their bloody pockets.


Can we ever imagine a day when your word and a hand shake was all that was necessary., where our input was needed and wanted to make a change


Just the other day I was sent a petition that concerned gentleman who was on a resperator and the electric company shut off the electric that was so vitally important to keep him alive, his family ventalated him by hand! come on that's ridiculous! Another case of a woman who also was on a resperator in Florida whose electric was shut off and she died. That company in my opinion is guilty of murder!!! Since when do we allow the government to go behind our backs and incorporate laws that we know nothing about ! Since when has monetary issues become more important than lives?!


America we need to wake up and take it back !!! We have lived too long with blinders on as we slowly become a communist country. Our rights are being slowly taken away one by one. We are dancing with death. Do not continue to let this happen. The government is for the big man the little man doesn't count! Stand up for your rights stand up for yourself !!!

Anonymous
9 years ago
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Helping to Save The Sacred Buffalo
Animals  (tags: AnimalCruelty, animalwelfare, endangered, protection, wildlife )

Glezela
StarsButterflies
- 21 seconds ago - buffalofieldcampaign.org
To Our people, the American Indian Nations, the buffalo is our brother. He clothed us in the cold harsh winters, fed us when we were hungry, he was our shelter.Now once again the white man is trying to kill them.Please learn about their story and ours.
Anonymous
USA Today
9 years ago
Halt animal testing

Sarah Farr - Silver Spring, Md.

I actually jumped for joy when I read that the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Toxicology Program and the National Institutes of Health have begun a program that will phase out toxicity testing on animals in favor of more effective and cost efficient testing methods ("Three U.S. agencies aim to end animal testing," News, Feb. 15).

The shift toward non-animal testing methods, such as human cell-based tests, will result in more accurate, applicable data and will ensure greater safety for humans. But it also will save hundreds of thousands of animals.

Animals used in toxicity tests and other experimental research suffer terribly in laboratory cages. They also can feel great physical pain when toxic chemicals are tested on them.

We are fortunate to have advanced technologies that allow researchers to develop remarkably accurate testing methods. Now we can protect animals by relying less on rats, mice and other animals commonly used in experiments.

Anonymous
9 years ago
1 held with rare leopard skins
27 Feb 2008, 1443 hrs IST,AP
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KOLKATTA: Forest officials in eastern India have arrested a wildlife trader found carrying the skins of five rare clouded leopards, the area's wildlife conservator said on Wednesday.

The illegal haul included the skins of two cubs. The arrest was made in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal state on Monday, according to Ujjwal Bhattacharya, the area's chief conservator of forests.

Clouded leopards are considered endangered and are protected under the Indian Wildlife Act. Their killing is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

The clouded leopard is the smallest of the big cat species in India and is considered to be one of the most spectacularly patterned mammals in the world, the Wildlife Protection Society of India said in a news release late on Tuesday.

The animal is found in parts of eastern and northeastern India. While its population is unknown, their numbers are said to be declining. This magnificent rare feline has the 'claim-to-fame' of having the largest canine teeth of any living cat.

Having extra long canine teeth helps insure a catch and guarantees that the leopard does not drop and lose its prey high up in the forest canopy. Clouded Leopards are also known to ambush prey, like wild pigs, wild deer and even young domestic cattle, by dropping out of a low lying tree branch onto their backs.

Poaching and a loss of habitat are seen as the main threats to the species. The animals has a very low reproduction rate. Clouded Leopards are very hard to breed in captivity and often exhibit very aggressive courtship behaviours.
Anonymous
9 years ago
61 poachers surrender in Assam
27 Feb 2008, 1439 hrs IST,ANI
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GUWAHATI: Sixty-one poachers have surrendered before wildlife authorities at the Manas National Park in Assam.

They deposited 26 country-made weapons before the Deputy Chief of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Kampa Borgoyari, at the Bansbari range of the park in Baksa District.

This is the second biggest surrender of poachers in the National Park during the last two years. In 2006, over 130 poachers had surrendered before the authorities.

Borgoyari said the reformed poachers would be rehabilitated.

Located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra, the Manas National Park has a core area of 500 square km and was declared a national park in 1990. It straddles Baksa and Chirang districts, both now administered by the BTC.

A section of the park stretches beyond the Indo-Bhutan border, where it is known as the Royal Manas National Park.

Almost the entire rhino population of Manas was wiped out by poachers and militants, prompting UNESCO to downgrade the park's status to that of a World Heritage Site in Danger.

As many as 64 rhinos were killed for their horns between 1980 and 1995. Sustained conservation initiatives over the past few years have rejuvenated the park, but poaching remains a problem.

The park, famous for its tiger, elephant and rhino population, is likely to regain its past glory with the newly constituted BTC taking keen interest on conservation efforts.

Meanwhile, the conservationists are expecting the possibility of the wildlife habitat getting back the World Heritage Site tag that it lost because of poaching.
Anonymous
9 years ago
New Charge for Rochester Man Out on Bail in Animal Cruelty Case
Animals  (tags: animal abuse, animal cruelty, Class B felony, criminal threatening )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 10 hours ago - fosters.com
Hartford was already out on bail for a felony animal cruelty charge, which, according to Prosecutor Alysia Cassotis. Chaz K. Hartford, 18, of 41 Congress St., is charged with a Class B felony of criminal threatening, with the use of a deadly weapon.
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Rehabilitating An Abused Horse Is a Real Adventure
Animals  (tags: animal abuse, horse abuse, horse rehabilitation )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 10 hours ago - thetimesnews.com
“We had to deal with a neglect case of an extremely malnourished and e
Anonymous
9 years ago
Regulations Should Prevent Livestock Abuse
Animals  (tags: animal abuse, catte abuse, animal cruelty )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 10 hours ago - dailyamerican.com
“When I saw this film it made me sick.” said Hay, the manager of ErReR Hill Farms near Somerset. “When you are with these animals from the time they’re born, it just makes me sick.”
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House Passes Animal Abuse Bill
Animals  (tags: animal abuse bill, House Bill 46 )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 10 hours ago - laramieboomerang.com
The legislation, House Bill 46, passed 56-2 on Thursday. A bill that would make animal fighting a felony has cleared the House and is on its way to the Senate.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Animal Abuse Investigation Ends After Nine Months
Animals  (tags: animal abuse, animal cruelty, animal deaths )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 10 hours ago - semissourian.com
nine-month investigation into animal abuse ended Friday when search warrants were served. However, the rescue wasn't in time for at least three animals, which died before investigators arrived on the scene.

N.J. Awaits Word on Recalled Meat
Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, animal abuse, recalled beef )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 10 hours ago - philly.com
More than 100 schools across New Jersey were waiting to find out whether they had been shipped meat from a California slaughterhouse that was shut down a week ago as part of an investigation into alleged animal abuse.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Dog-Abuse Case Separated From Domestic-Violence Charge
Animals  (tags: animal abuse, animal cruelty )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 7 hours ago - rapidcityjournal.com
A 7th Circuit judge on Tuesday granted a motion to sever domestic-violence charges from charges of animal cruelty and assault against a police officer [...]accusation that he abused several malamute dogs and assaulted a sheriff's deputy..
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School Districts Destroying Beef (Merced Sun-Star)
Animals  (tags: animal abuse, Chino slaughterhouse )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 7 hours ago - mercedsunstar.com
Merced County school districts have begun destroying cases of frozen beef from the Chino slaughterhouse under investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for animal abuse.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Former Porter County Animal Welfare Board Member Faces Criminal Charges
Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, animal abuse, criminal charges, horse abuse, horse neglect, emaciated horse )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 7 hours ago - post-trib.com
Criminal charges will be filed by the Porter County Prosecutor's office today against a former Porter County animal welfare board member, said Mary Ann Sheller, board president. Bonnie Frye, the owner of an emaciated horse,...
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Anonymous
9 years ago
Rogers PD Investigates Possible Animal Abuse
Animals  (tags: animal abuse, animal cruelty, cow shooting )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 7 hours ago - 4029tv.com
A Rogers police officer is under investigation for something he allegedly did years ago -- and it's an incident that has animal rights activists concerned.
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Pit Bull Owner Pleads Guilty to Animal Abuse
Animals  (tags: animal abuse, animal cruelty, probation, pit bull abuse )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 7 hours ago - portlandtribune.com
A Southeast Portland woman was sentenced last week to a year of probation and 128 hours of community service after she pleaded guilty to second-degree animal abuse involving her 2 1/2-year-old pit bull, Lucy, in October.
Anonymous
9 years ago

Alleged Animal-Hoarder Indicted (Las Cruces Sun-News)
Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, animal hoarder, animal abuse )

Carolyn
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 7 hours ago - lcsun-news.com
A Las Cruces teacher has been indicted by a Doña Ana County grand jury on multiple counts of extreme animal cruelty after he was allegedly found hoarding numerous animals at his home last year.
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Anonymous
Please note & act.
9 years ago
Anonymous
10 years ago
Save the tiger, export it
14 Feb 2008, 1658 hrs IST,Jug Suraiya,TNN
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The tiger, living fire of the Indian forest, might soon be snuffed out forever. According to the latest National Tiger Conservation Authority's report there are only 1,411 tigers in the wild in the country. Indeed, the NTCA has added that its study has an error margin, which could bring the estimated tiger population down to less than 1,200. With human encroachments and poaching on the rise, the magnificent lord of the wilderness, rippling like liquid flame through the jungle, could face extinction unless drastic steps are taken.

How do we save the tiger? A number of practical measures have been suggested. Concentrate on areas where the tiger remains the best protected, for example in Corbett National Park, Kanha, Bandhavgarh. Strictly enforce anti-encroachment laws. Provide more sophisticated firearms to forest guards. Involve local communities in tiger preservation projects.

Make poaching a crime equivalent to murder, carrying a life sentence. Reward informants who help in the apprehension and conviction of poachers. Synchronise an international clampdown on the clandestine, but booming, trade in tiger skins and organs, the latter prized - particularly in China - for their supposedly aphrodisiacal qualities.

All these measures could, and should, be adopted. But if the Indian tiger is to be preserved outside of zoos, perhaps its best hope of survival would lie in being exported to a more economically advanced and environmentally conscious country where it can breed in the wild with minimal fear of poaching or diminution of its habitat through human encroachment.

The truth is that we have only too tragically proved that we don't deserve the striped splendour of the tiger, any more than we do our man-made heritage of monuments and ancient artworks, many if not most of which are in a disgraceful state of malign neglect or have been spirited out of the country by smugglers, often aided and abetted by officials whose function it is precisely to prevent such theft.

It's not just the tiger that is dying out. The Gir lion, once the pride of Gujarat, has become a cruel travesty of its former glory. Not only has the lion population shrunk to a little more than a couple of hundred, but the few pitiful survivors, overexposed to unchecked hordes of tourists and sightseers, have virtually been reduced to the status of domestic pets, gratefully accepting vegetarian snacks from shudh shakahari visitors.

Lions, tigers and leopards are not cuddly toys, to be figuratively hugged out of an access of dewy-eyed sentimentalism. Left unmolested in their natural habitat they are marvellously efficient predators, at the pinnacle of the food chain which in its totality ensures the overall health of the environment. This is the ecological and scientific rationale behind preservation: the pug mark as a medical certificate for the habitat as a whole.

Already we have laid waste to much of the big cats' natural domain: far short of the government target of bringing 33 per cent of the total land area under tree cover, currently only 20.6 per cent of the country is forested, of which some 8 per cent is 'open' (degraded) forest. In the past two years, a 728-sq-km aggregate area of forest has been chopped down. We seem to be unable, or unwilling, or both, to save our forests. How do we then dare to presume that we can, or even want to, save the tiger? It's like saying we want to save the child even as we busy ourselves destroying the physical and emotional landscape of childhood.

Do we really want to save the tiger, other than as a zoological curio, a museum exhibit? Then export it en masse to less savagely exploitative climes. Else a future Blake could well write of us in scornful bewilderment:

Tiger! Tiger! dying light/ In the forest of our blight,/ What immoral land of lies/ Could unframe thy wondrous symmetries?
10 years ago
Please note and if you can take action.

Thanks to all for your care.

Chimpanzee Lab Life
Animals  (tags: abuse, investigation, animalcruelty, animalrights, suffering )

Nuria
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 3 minutes ago - releasechimps.org
The suffering of chimpanzees and other animals used for research is not limited to what goes on in actual experiments. Their experience ongoing phisical and mental suffering from the endless boredom.... Pleas take action.
10 years ago
Please note and if you can take action.

Thanks to all for your care.

Chimpanzee Lab Life
Animals  (tags: abuse, investigation, animalcruelty, animalrights, suffering )

Nuria
StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 3 minutes ago - releasechimps.org
The suffering of chimpanzees and other animals used for research is not limited to what goes on in actual experiments. Their experience ongoing phisical and mental suffering from the endless boredom.... Pleas take action.
Anonymous
10 years ago
MICHAEL CASEY, AP Environmental Writer Tue Feb 12, 10:50 PM ET

BANGKOK, Thailand - The critically endangered Sumatran tiger will become extinct unless Indonesia takes swift action to clamp down on the illegal sale of the big cats' body parts across the Southeast Asian country, conservationists say.

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TRAFFIC, a British-based international wildlife trade monitoring network, said it found tiger bones, claws, skins and whiskers being sold openly in eight cities on Indonesia's Sumatra island in 2006, despite tough laws banning such trade.

The group estimated that 23 tigers had been killed to supply the parts found for sale in souvenir, Chinese medicine and jewelry stores. Prices ranged from the equivalent of $14 for a tiger claw to about $52.50 per pound of tiger bones.

"Surveys continue to show that Sumatran tigers are being sold body part by body part into extinction," said a statement issued by Susan Lieberman, director of the species program for the conservation group WWF, which contributed to the report.

The Sumatran tiger, or Panthera tigris sumatrae, is the world's most critically endangered tiger subspecies — WWF estimates fewer than 400 remain in the wild in comparison to about 1,000 in the 1970s. The tigers' diminishing population is largely blamed on poaching and the destruction of their forest habitat for palm oil and wood pulp plantations.

"This is an enforcement crisis," Lieberman's statement said, adding that Indonesia needs to demonstrate it can cope with the crisis or ask for help from the international community.

Indonesia launched a 10-year plan to protect the Sumatran tiger in December last year. But conservationists complain that Indonesian commitments to preserving wildlife are rarely supported by enforcement measures.

"There is no effective enforcement on the ground," said Chris Shepherd, senior program officer for TRAFFIC, who has been tracking the Indonesian tiger trade for nearly 15 years. "It boils down to lack of resources. Wildlife crime isn't viewed as a high priority in Indonesia or anywhere in Southeast Asia."

Tonny Soehartono, the country's director for biodiversity conservation in the Ministry of Forestry, said efforts were being made to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade. He did not elaborate.

"I believe we have made significant progress," he said.

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10 years ago

Wildlife CSI

hnchiew@thestar.com.my

A new documentary on Animal Planet deals with wildlife trafficking.

WITHOUT the visuals, one could easily mistake the following remarks as taking place in a pet store:

“This is our cat aisle.”

“This particular cat just came in less than a year ago.”

But the reality is far more hideous – the aisle is filled with big cat products: skin, bones, wine, pills and medicinal plasters. That particular cat is a dead tiger, gutted and preserved for its skin.

The aisle is in the warehouse of the United States Fish and Wildlife Services, which stores over a million confiscated items, accounting for 10% of the illegal volume in wildlife trade of the country. Even though big cats such as tigers, snow leopards and lions are prohibited from trade under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), that has not stopped them from being poached from the wild.

Steve Galster (left) of Wild Alliance in the warehouse of the United States Fish and Wildlife Services, which is filled with seized illegally traded wildlife products such as skin, bones, wine, pills and medicinal plasters.

The trade in big cats is one of six episodes in the latest Animal Planet documentary, Crime Scene Wild, which deals with the unsavoury issue of wildlife trafficking. Helming the show is wildlife crime investigator Steve Galster of Wildlife Alliance, formerly known as WildAid, the conservation outfit that had roped in celebrities for its campaign with the catchy tagline “When the buying stops, the killing can too”.

Traversing the globe and piecing together trafficking links of syndicates profiteering from the slaughter of not just large cats but also elephants, Tibetan antelopes, sharks, rare primates and bears, Galster takes viewers into the underworld of organised wildlife crime.

No stranger to covert operation, Galster poses as an interested buyer and deploys a hidden camera to document the illegal dealings of poachers, middlemen, smugglers, syndicate masterminds, retailers and buyers.

“In earlier days, the cameras were huge but now they’re sophisticated and easier to operate,” says Galster, who used to investigate drug and arms trafficking for the United States in conflict zones in West Asia and Central America. During those times, he saw first-hand how rebel armies traded wildlife in exchange for weapons. He was later hired by a Britain-based nature group to spearhead an undercover investigation on the massive trade in elephant ivory.

In Crime Scene Wild, Galster’s footage from hidden cameras shows a wide range of the trade – from poaching deep in the Cameroon rainforest to illegal transactions in Central Asia, the backlanes of bustling Tibetan markets and curio boutiques in western cities – to illustrate the globalised nature of the trade, said to be worth as much as arms and drug trafficking.

In the process, Galster uncovered new trends in circumventing Cites rules, like passing off illegal goods as pre-Cites specimens or simply calling them antiques as in the case of elephant tusks and finished carved ivory products.

Having investigated the elephant and tiger trade for more than a decade, Galster is perturbed by the renewed trade that indicates that, despite more than 30 years of Cites implementation, signatories still struggle to uphold the rules. The over 30,000 species protected under Cites are far from safe, what with the lucrative price tags on their heads and the low priorities in enforcement and dismal conviction rates. In Western Africa, for instance, rangers are up against poachers who are far better armed.

An unenlightened judiciary also results in criminals escaping on technical grounds. He cites the case of an American trader of West African ivory who got away with just five years' probation and 1,500 hours of community service in the local zoo because the judge argued that he “see no victim”.

The Wildlife Alliance director of operation nonetheless, believes that education is key to combat ignorance of the far-reaching effect of wildlife trade and that profiteering from wildlife is a crime against nature.

“Wildlife is the blood of the forests. Take the animals away, the forest's value decreases or (is reduced to) what is called ‘empty forest syndrome’,” says Galster, who believes that protecting habitats as well as anti-poaching and anti-trafficking measures are needed to ensure the survival of wildlife.

It took Cicada Productions a year to wrap up the shoot. The production includes filming cases which Galster was investigating. He was apprehensive but the professionalism displayed by the production team meant that there was no interference with his work and no suspicions were aroused.

Galster admits that the series focuses on charismatic species as they are crowd-pullers while the plight of many other less appealing species, like the pangolin for instance, are not given similar attention. Plus, the series is fauna-bias as it is thought that non-animated flora species will be a hard sell.

“People want to see cute, adorable animals. (However), there’s talk of a second series,” he reveals.

  • Crime Scene Wild will air on Mondays on Animal Planet (Astro channel 556) at 9pm beginning Feb 18, with repeats on Sundays at 2pm.
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    Steven Spielberg pulls out of Olympics in protest at China’s policy on Darfur
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    Newsroom >  WWF Press Release

    Body Part by Body Part, Sumatran Tigers Are Being Sold into Extinction

    For Release: 02/12/2008

      For media inquiries, contact:
    Kathleen Sullivan
    kathleen.sullivan@wwfus.org
    202-778-9576

    WASHINGTON Laws protecting the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger have failed to prevent tiger body parts being openly sold in Indonesia, according to a TRAFFIC report launched today.

     

    Tiger body parts—including canine teeth, claws, skin pieces, whiskers and bones—were on sale in 10 percent of the 326 retail outlets surveyed during 2006 in 28 cities and towns across Sumatra. Outlets included goldsmiths, souvenir and traditional Chinese medicine shops, and shops selling antique and precious stones.

     

    The survey conservatively estimates that 23 tigers were killed to supply the products seen based on the number of canine teeth on sale.

     

    “This is down from an estimate of 52 killed per year in 1999–2000,” said Julia Ng, program officer with TRAFFIC Southeast Asia and lead author on The Tiger Trade Revisited in Sumatra, Indonesia. “Sadly, the decline in availability appears to be due to the dwindling number of tigers left in the wild.”

     

    All of TRAFFIC’s surveys have indicated that Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province, and Pancur Batu, a smaller town situated about nine miles away, are the main hubs for the trade of tiger parts.

     

    Despite TRAFFIC providing authorities with details of traders involved it is not clear whether any serious enforcement action has been taken, apart from awareness-raising activities.

     

    “Because of poor enforcement the Sumatran tiger is slipping through our fingers,” said Leigh Henry, program officer for TRAFFIC North America. “There are only about 400 Sumatran tigers left and such a small population can’t sustain this level of poaching.  If enforcement and political will are not bolstered the Sumatran tiger will be wiped out just as the Javan and Bali tigers were.”

     

    The report recommends that resources and efforts should concentrate on effective enforcement to combat the trade by arresting dealers and suppliers. Trade hotspots should be continually monitored and all intelligence be passed to the enforcement authorities for action. Those found guilty of trading in tigers and other protected wildlife should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

     

    “We have to deal with the trade. Currently we are facing many other crucial problems which, unfortunately, are causing the decline of Sumatran tiger populations,” explained Dr. Tonny Soehartono, director for biodiversity conservation, Ministry of Forestry of Republic of Indonesia. “We have been struggling with the issues of land use changes, habitat fragmentation, human–tiger conflicts and poverty in Sumatra. Land use changes and habitat fragmentation are driving the tiger closer to humans and thus creating human–tiger conflicts.”

     

    As a recent show of commitment, the President of the Republic of Indonesia launched the Conservation Strategy and Action Plan of Sumatran Tiger 20072017 during the 2007 Climate Change Convention in Bali.

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    OMG, Sorry...I don't know why it posted that way, I didn't do anything differently...
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    Carolyn!
    10 years ago
    Thank you so much for your numerous contributions to this thread!

    *C*


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    Please speak out!
    10 years ago
    Dear Carole,

    Thank you for contacting your U.S. Senators in support of the
    Tracking Animal Cruelty Crimes Act.

    Please remember to tell your friends and family how they can
    help, too:
    https://community.hsus.org/campaign/HSLF_2008_fbi_cruelty_2/forward/w55w3ii2h7jn3d7i ?

    Thank you for all you do for animals.

    Sincerely,
    Mike Markarian
    President
    Human Society Legislative Fund

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    - 10 hours ago - coloradoan.com
    The majority of animals seized from the Animal Angels Horse Rescue returned to their foster homes after a Monday night adopt-a-thon attempt. Of the approximately 26 animals available for adoption, only three went to new homes
    Animal Activists Ask For No-Kill (See VIDEO)
    Animals  (tags: no kill, animal activists )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 11 hours ago - kspr.com
    Last year Springfield's city pound housed more than 4,000 animals. Nearly 70% of them were euthanized. Now a group of animal rights organizations wants the city to help them change those numbers.
    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Organizations Come Together To Help "Death Row" Dogs & Cats
    Animals  (tags: death row dogs and cats, animal rescue, animal care )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 15 minutes ago - ozarksfirst.com
    An expansion is underway at the Springfield-Greene County Animal Shelter, but administrators say it's just a quick fix. The Health Department says it's overwhelmed by too many dogs and cats and now a newly formed group is stepping up to stop the problem
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    Antelope Valley Man Facing Cruelty Charges
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse, animal cruelty, charges filed )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 18 minutes ago - dailynews.com
    County officials said Tuesday they will file animal cruelty charges against a man described as a
    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Wirral News Exposes the Sick Cruelty of Badger Baiters
    Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, badger-baiting )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 4 minutes ago - icwirral.icnetwork.co.uk
    .SADISTIC gangs are hunting down badgers in Wirral and torturing them before setting their dogs on them. Badger-baiting and fox killing has been going on in the borough’s rural community for years. Five men on the Wirral Way were reported to police
    10 years ago
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    Urge L.A. City Council Members to Vote YES on Spay/Neuter Ordinance
    Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 13 seconds ago - ga0.org
    This Friday, February 1st, the Los Angeles City Council will vote on what would be the most ambitious spay and neuter ordinance in the nation. Take Action to urge Los Angeles City Council members to pass the spay/neuter ordinance and send it to the Mayor
    10 years ago
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    A.C. Moore to Halt Fur Sales
    Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 16 seconds ago - courierpostonline.com
    A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts has agreed to stop selling rabbit pelts from its stores and Web site, the latest merchant to go fur-free. "We wish all companies responded as quickly and were as easy to work with as A.C. Moore," said PETA spokesman Matt Prescott
    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    2 Measures Would Toughen Penalties for Animal Cruelty
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse laws, Senate )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 1 hour ago - deseretnews.com
    Two different measures that would create felony penalties for animal abusers sit in the parking lot of the Senate Rules Committee. SB102 is ... that can punish first-time abusers at the felony level,
    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    SHARK Claims Horse Abuse at Stock Show (VIDEO to Watch)
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse, horse abuse )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 48 minutes ago - cbs4denver.com
    The city of Denver has cleared the National Western Stock Show of any wrongdoing after an animal rights group claimed horses were being abused at the annual event. The group SHARK released a video ...
    Thank you to everyone who have been noting these stories.  I feel horrible reading them and I'm hoping to get back into my petition writing soon.   Did 128 of them in two years on here, certainly I can do more!  Thank you again.   Carolyn
    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    'All of These Kids Have Been Harmed' (Animal Abuse Linked to Child Abuse)
    Society & Culture  (tags: animal abuse, child abuse, animal abuse linked to child abuse )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 38 minutes ago - canada.com
    "I've taught murderers and rapists and arsonists and cat killers," Robert Corrigan says matter-of-factly. [...] children with a pattern of violent or self-destructive behavior, kids who steal, set fires, torture animals, ...
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    Man, 18, Arrested for Brutal Abuse of Puppy
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse, dog abuse, animal cruelty )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 43 minutes ago - katu.com
    On January 24 , 2008, Kalama Police arrested Ryan Tyler Fraser, 18, of Kalama, Washington, on suspicion of 1st Degree Animal Cruelty which is a felony. [...] kicked the
    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Animal Hoarding Horror in Southern California
    Animals  (tags: animal hoarding, Southern California )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 29 minutes ago - blogcritics.org
    Four hundred animals collected and deserted in the Southern California desert now need help. Love is a strange thing and so is the human mind. Sometimes a person with a tender heart never learns to say no ...
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    Man Is Guilty of Fatally Shooting Neighbor's Dog
    Animals  (tags: dog killing, dog shooting )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 34 minutes ago - delmarvanow.com
    On Thursday in Accomack Circuit Court, a neighbor was found guilty of felony cruelty to animals after a prosecutor and animal control officer said he shot the dog, leaving it to die in a nearby wooded area.
    10 years ago
     
    Urge Donna Karan to Shed Fur! Sign Petition !!
    Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 36 seconds ago - getactive.peta.org
    Despite the fact that Donna Karan has promised to stop using fur in her designs in the past, PETA has learned that she continues to use and sell fur. Please join us in urging Karan to discontinue the sale of all fur items and to institute fur-free policy.
    Anonymous
    10 years ago

    4
    SPCA: Dog Eaten in Horrific Abuse Case
    Animals  (tags: cannabilism by dog, starvation )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 24 minutes ago - thedailyjournal.com
    MILLVILLE -- Starvation apparently led one and possibly two dogs to cannibalize a puppy Thursday. The dead 3-month old male Akita was found at a home in the 300 block of North 5th Street shortly after noon.
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    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Dog Nursed Back To Health Using Hydrotherapy (Victim of Animal Abuse)
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse, dog abuse, hydrotherapy )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 17 minutes ago - citynews.ca
    Lucky the dog certainly didn't appear to live up to his name. The adorable canine was the victim of abuse so serious, he was suffering from a broken neck in ...
    hot!!!  |  add a comment  |  5
    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Residents Still Forced to 'Tolerate' Animal Abuse
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse, animal cruelty )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 4 minutes ago - saipantribune.com
    For years, the CNMI has been forced to tolerate the many instances of animal abuses they witness as there is no law protecting animals. ... beating dogs to death and disposing of the bones in the alley.
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    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Vet: Nutley Cat Hoarder Likely Thought She Was Doing Good for Pets
    Animals  (tags: animal hoarding, hoarding cats )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 50 seconds ago - theobserver.com
    A veterinarian who has had a wealth of experience dealing with animals that have been hoarded by their owner says the Nutley woman who hoarded at least 85 cats in her home ...is likely dealing with unresolved psychological issues in her personal life.
    Anonymous
    Mystery Big cat stalks PA
    10 years ago
    Large Cat Spooks Eastern Pittsburgh AreasCat Caught On Film On WTAE's Yard

    POSTED: 10:57 pm EST January 18, 2008
    UPDATED: 5:36 pm EST January 19, 2008

    There've been whispers of a mountain lion roaming in east Pittsburgh.

    Four times in one week, people claimed to have seen one in East Hills and Wilkinsburg.

    In the past week, four people said they saw the cat, but no one had visual proof of it.

    The cat was caught walking on WTAE's studio's front lawn in Wilkinsburg on Wednesday, and a Channel 4 Action News photographer was able to catch the cat on film.

    "I seen it with my own eyes," Wilkinsburg resident James Davis said. "I thought it was a mountain lion, but it was a big cat with a long tail, but it was beige with a whitish tint on it."

    Channel 4 Action News reporter Jon Greiner showed Davis the footage of a big cat, and Davis said it looked like a match.

    "That's the same thing we seen," Davis said.

    It also matches a description from three others who said they've seen the same thing.

    Henry Kacprzyk, a curator at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, looked at the tape and said the head looks too big and the tail looks too small to be a mountain lion.

    "Based on, again, looking at the size, the shape, I don't necessarily think it's a mountain lion," Kacprzyk said. "My guess is, if it was going to be a wild cat, I'd think it'd be something that you wouldn't find around here, like a lynx."

    Lynxes are similar in size to bobcats, Kacprzyk said, and they usually weigh about 30 to 60 pounds and are powerful enough to take down a deer.

    Greiner, using a measuring board to estimate the size of the animal, said that the cat was 4 feet tall.

    Whatever it is, it has residents of East Hills talking and concerned for their safety.

    "Well, I did see it, and I hope everybody (watches) their backs -- that's all I can tell you," Davis said.

    Kacprzyk said this may be a cat that someone kept as a pet and got loose.

    He said if anyone comes across it they should act as big and as loud as possible to try to scare it.

    Kacprzyk said that a person should not run away from the cat, though, because large cats are predators and it might chase something running from it.

    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Shelter Suspects Animal Abuse in Case of Two Town of Omro Puppies
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse, dog abuse )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 1 day ago - thenorthwestern.com
    Two skinny and dehydrated pitbull puppies that were found running loose in the town of Omro are recovering in the Oshkosh Area Humane Society. The puppies were in very bad shape when they were dropped off at ...
    5
    State Sen. Proposes Animal Abuse Registry (Video to Watch)
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse, animal registry )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 2 hours ago - wsmv.com
    Research has shown a direct link between animal abuse and violent crimes, and now some lawmakers want to keep track of the worst animal abusers in the state.
    Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Animal Cruelty Hotline to Open
    Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, hotline, animal abuse )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 1 day ago - philly.com
    Just a sampling of cruelty calls received by the Pennsylvania SPCA last weekend is chilling: A Labrador retriever mix scalded by cooking grease. The emaciated body of another dog found ...
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    After Rescue, Officials Hunt for More Neglected Pets
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse, dog abuse, dogs )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 1 day ago - southtownstar.com
    After finding 14 emaciated and freezing dogs in a Manhattan barn Friday, authorities are scouring Will County for other locations they believe the pets' apparently negligent caretaker may have stashed animals.
    Anonymous
    10 years ago
    A Tough Time for Horses
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse, horse abuse )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 1 day ago - pressdemocrat.com
    The number of abused and abandoned horses is growing in Sonoma County, and local officials say the poor economy is partly to blame. ... When tough economic times hit, horses are neglected.
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    County Sets Animal Abuse, Neglect Policy
    Animals  (tags: animal abuse )

    Carolyn
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 3 days ago - franklincountytimes.com
    The Franklin County Commission voted yesterday to adopt a plan to outline the investigation and prosecution of animal related issues.
    10 years ago
     
    FROM 1896 FIRST OLYMPICS & GLORY OF GREECE TO 2008 ...CHINA’S OUTRAGEOUS CRUELTY
    Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 1 minute ago - blog.myspace.com
    I THINK IS WORTH CHECKING OUT MY NEW BLOG ABOUT THE OLYMPICS... The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games........NOW CHINA........2008 .... I HAD TO DO IT AS A PROUD GREEK.....
    Re: [NARESH KADYAN, ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST FAN CLUB.] NEWS TO NOTE
    10 years ago
    Response to: >> I fully respect the right of New Zealanders and Australians to oppose whaling for some "cuddly" reasons, but this does not give them the right to coerce others to end a perfectly legal and culturally significant activity that poses no threat >> What gives me the right to lecture? 1. Because I am human, I am able to speak a language that humans can understand. 2. Because I am humane I can understand the suffering that animals feel, and the words they would speak if people would listen. 3. Because humans are ignorant, I have a responsibility to educate. 4. And when people are inhumane, a guilt tax needs to be levied. Daniel
    10 years ago
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    Minoru Morimoto: What Gives You the Right to Lecture Us About Whaling?
    Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 1 minute ago - nzherald.co.nz
    I fully respect the right of New Zealanders and Australians to oppose whaling for some "cuddly" reasons, but this does not give them the right to coerce others to end a perfectly legal and culturally significant activity that poses no threat
    10 years ago
    Alaskan Group Asks for Permission to Kill Wolf Pups (Grrrrr)Animals  (tags: protection, wildlife, wildanimals, habitat, killing, AnimalWelfare )

    Tina
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 23 hours ago - foxnews.com
    Residents along the Kuskokwim River want state game managers to allow them to kill wolf pups in their dens.
    Anonymous
    PLEASE SIGN CAMPAIGN SLAUGHTERHOUSES IN INDIA
    10 years ago
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    CAMPAIGN TO SIGN TO STOP HORRIFIC SLAUGHTERHOUSES IN INDIA
    Animals  (tags: ANIMALS COWS PETS CATS DOGS CHILDREN GRE )

    Sophia
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 1 minute ago - thepetitionsite.com
    Government of India and Animal Welfare Board of India India has a rapid rise in slaughter houses of cows from about 350 to 36,000 in span of thirty years.This is the official number.Don't know what is unofficial number.
    Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    January 2008 Daily DumbassOffbeat  (tags: funny )

    Mike
    StarsButterflies
    - 3 minutes ago - kcmq.com
    A Missoula, Montana, man stole Christmas trees and other holiday supplies from a local store, and then displayed the decorations outside his home. His home was just blocks away from the store he stole from,
    thank you,and blessings to all
    Anonymous
    UK receives green light for Human/Animal experiments
    10 years ago
    Scientists given go-ahead to create human-animal embryos
    • Report errors or inaccuracies: userhelp@guardian.co.uk
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    Britain's first cloned embryo created by Newcastle Uni team

    Stem cells will be extracted from the embryos with a view to developing new treatments for diseases such as Parkinson's and spinal cord injury (Photo: AFP)

    British scientists will try to create human-animal embryos for the first time this year after receiving the go-ahead from the government's fertility regulator yesterday.

    The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said it had offered year-long licences to two teams of scientists who hope to use the embryos to study stem cells, the body's master cells that have the potential to form any tissue or organ.

    The decision ends 12 months of delay during which the HFEA has sought to clarify whether the creation of embryos by fusing animal and human tissues is legal and scientifically justified.

    Leading scientists, including the government's former chief science adviser Sir David King, gave their backing to the research, but anti-abortion and religious groups launched a fervent campaign against the proposals, claiming that the research would undermine human dignity and blur the boundary between humans and other species.

    Revolutionary therapies

    Scientists at Newcastle University and King's College London want to create hybrid embryos by merging human cells with cow or rabbit eggs, in the hope that they will be able to extract valuable embryonic stem cells from them. The cells are expected to lead to revolutionary therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and even spinal cord injuries.

    By using animal eggs, scientists claim they will be able to push ahead with their research unhindered by the shortage of human eggs. Under existing laws, the embryos must be destroyed after 14 days when they are no bigger than a pinhead, and cannot be implanted into the womb.

    In a statement, the authority said its licensing committee had "determined that the two applications satisfied all the requirements of the law".

    Lyle Armstrong, who heads the Newcastle team, welcomed the decision. "Now that we have the licence we can start work as soon as possible. We have already done a lot of the work by transferring animal cells into cow eggs, so we hope to make rapid progress."

    Sir Richard Gardner, chairman of the Royal Society's stem cell working group, added: "This is the right decision by the HFEA and it will maintain the UK's position as an innovator and world leader in stem cell research."

    10 years ago
     
    Ask the USDA to Include Animal Welfare Guidelines for 'Naturally Raised' Label!
    Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 32 seconds ago - getactive.peta.org
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed a new "naturally raised" label for animal products, but unfortunately, the guidelines for the label ignore important animal welfare issues. Take Action on This Issue
    10 years ago
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    Victory! Denny's Ends Ringling Promotions!
    Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 4 minutes ago - blog.peta.org
    We are happy to announce that Denny's has ended its partnership with notorious animal abuser Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This is a big victory for animals suffering under the big top!
    10 years ago
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    Take Action: Tyson Workers Caught Torturing Birds, Urinating on Slaughter Line
    Animals  (tags: AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, ethics, society, suffering, investigation, KFC, chickens, Tyson foods, cruelty, death, killing )

    Thunderr
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 2 hours ago - getactive.peta.org
    Have you ever wondered about the ingredients in the Colonel's secret recipe chicken?If the flesh came from Tyson Foods,a major KFC supplier,there's a chance the big secret is that the bird was coated in human waste.On 9 separate days,PETA's investigators>
    10 years ago
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    Animal Activist Is Using Her Noodle; Protest Aimed at Japanese Whale Hunt
    Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 2 hours ago - chathamdailynews.ca
    Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda probably doesn't know who Joanne Siddall is, but he might remember her name soon. The Chatham woman has started what she hopes will be a global movement to send noodles to Fukuda as part of a peaceful protest
    10 years ago
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    Tell China: Don't Reverse Tiger Trade Ban !! Sign Petition :Make the Tiger Trade Ban Permanent
    Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 12 seconds ago - community.hsus.org
    Join more than 80,000 people who have already signed a petition urging China to permanently ban the domestic tiger parts trade. If you sign by Monday, January 21, 2008, your signature will be delivered to policy makers in China at an upcoming conference.
    10 years ago
     
    BOYCOTT J.LO -SIGN PETITION PLEASE -THANK YOU ! Animals  (tags: crime, cruelty, death, slaughter, suffering, killed )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 2 minutes ago - thepetitionsite.com
    J.Lo supports suffering, pain and cruelty not just for fashion but for profit. Even though she is aware of the cruelty behind her so called "fashion" statements, she parades her morbid possessions in the spotlight.
    10 years ago
     
    Steve-O Voted Best New Fur Foe in Second Annual Peta2 Libby Awards Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 43 seconds ago - peta.org
    "I never liked fur. ... Abuse yourself all you want, just leave animals out of it," says Steve-O, who stars in USA Network's show Dr. Steve-O and recently shot two naked anti-fur ads for peta2. "I just say f**k it--don't wear fur!"
    10 years ago
     
    South Korean Police Seize Tons of Whale Meat -- Official Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 9 minutes ago - newsinfo.inquirer.net
    SEOUL -- Police have broken an illegal whale poaching racket, confiscating more than 50 tons of Minke meat in the largest seizure of its kind in South Korea, an official said Saturday.
    10 years ago
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    Just £100 Fine for Animal Cruelty !! Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 35 seconds ago - bournemouthecho.co.uk
    Inspectors were horrified to discover 59 dogs, six birds and a cat in cramped, faeces-ridden cages with no proper access to water. But she escaped a jail sentence and got a £100 fine
    sorry for the wrong tag
    10 years ago
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    Canadian Seal Industry Faces 'Crisis' Because of Import Bans, Sealers Told Animals  (tags: suffering, killing, cruelty, dog )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 30 seconds ago - canadianpress.google.com
    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Canada's centuries-old commercial sealing industry faces a "crisis" because of growing opposition throughout Europe that threatens to close vital markets, the head of the Fur Institute of Canada said Tuesday.
    10 years ago
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    Animal Markets in China-Animal Cruelty and Breeding Ground for Deadly Viruses. Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, chinese markets, animals killed, viruses, diseases, cramped cages )

    Simone
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 3 hours ago - thestar.com.my
    ORPIONS scamper in bowls, water snakes coil in tanks and cats whine in cramped cages, waiting to be slaughtered, skinned and served for dinner. Welcome to the Qingping market in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, where everything from turtles
    10 years ago
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    LET THIS "REPORTER" KNOW WHAT FUR REALLY IS !!!!!!!! Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 1 minute ago - torontoist.com
    Please keep your comments clean, precise to the point and positive. We want to show her how WRONG she is, not reinforce her assumptions.
    10 years ago
     
    Tell Turkish Prince of Pop Tarkan to Stop Wearing Fur Animals  (tags: turkish pop singer, wearing fur, animal cruelty, animal torture )

    Simone
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 17 minutes ago - getactive.peta.org
    Turkish pop singer Tarkan has been spotted wearing fur. Animals trapped in the wild may suffer for days before dying from blood loss, infection, exposure, or attacks by predators. Some, especially mothers with babies to feed, often chew off their own
    10 years ago
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    Defenders of Wildlife’s : Vote on Our Next Ad to End Aerial Wolf Hunting‏ Animals  (tags: suffering, killing, cruelty, death, animalrights, AnimalWelfare, slaughter, sadness )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 32 seconds ago - action.defenders.org
    Cast your vote to choose the ad that Defenders of Wildlife will run in The Express, a publication read by Members of Congress, Congressional staff and nearly 286,000 residents and tourists in Washington, DC.
    10 years ago
     
    Who's the Fugliest Fur Hag of 2007?...VOTE ...! Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 33 seconds ago - peta2.com
    the peta2 visitor, actually get to help us create our list of furry fuglies, who instead of paying huge sums of cash to plastic surgeons to lift and tuck their outsides should be concentrating on their insides by paying a cardiologist for a new heart.
    10 years ago
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    Donald Trump and Cast of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Team With PEDIGREE(R) to Give Dogs New Leashes on Life Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 2 minutes ago - reuters.com
    Trump and his teams of business-savvy celebrities will show their softer sides when they partner with PEDIGREE(R) Food for Dogs in an effort to help raise awareness for the four million homeless dogs nationwide and ultimately find them loving homes.
    Anonymous
    10 years ago

    just got email back from them see it below

    Thank you for taking the time to email us about your concerns.  We
    apologize if the JLo line has offended you in any way. 

    We understand and respect that every person has their own views and
    opinions in regards to fur and fashion.

    Unfortunately we may not be able to satisfy you by removing fur from
    our line, but do consider your email valuable and will take it into
    consideration for our future designs.






    Veronica Adebayo
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    Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Email sent i hope they stop selling fur, i really enjoy watching J Lo act, but if I have to i will boycott her as well!!!

    10 years ago
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    J.LO SELLS FUR & SHE WON'T STOP!!! MAIL HER COMPANY Animals  (tags: )

    DAPHNE
    StarsButterfliesGold Notes
    - 2 minutes ago - justsweet.com
    AFTER MANY MAILS WE ALL GOT THE SAME CYNICAL REPLY : THX FOR YOUR MAIL BUT WE WON'T STOP SELLING FUR-YOU CAN BUY FROM OTHER COMPANIES !!! SIMPLE AST THAT YES !! GIVE HER COMPANY YOUR PIECE OF MIND .... http://www.justsweet.com/contact.php
    10 years ago


    What a shame...

    Tusker
    Tusker
    10 years ago
    Gail it is with sadness I read this post. I had hoped something could be done but unfortunately Zimbabwe's record on human & animals rights is very poor and getting worse. One can only hope for better success in the future. Thanks for the post.
    Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Sad news for all who tried to save Tusker, the elephant. I received this personal email earlier today:

    ZIMBABWE CONSERVATION TASK FORCE

    6th January 2007

    FAREWELL TO TUSKER

    It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce that
    Tusker/Dustbin was shot at around 11:30 this morning.

    We received well over 4000 signatures from people all over the world
    in a desperate plea for his life to be spared. The shooting was
    scheduled for Monday, the 7th January so it came as a great shock to
    hear that he was shot today.

    Tusker's life has been on the line for some time now but the New
    Year's party that was held at Charara this year was the straw that
    broke the camel's back. We have had reports of drugs and alcohol
    being abused at the party by some of the youngsters who attended. It
    has been confirmed that they were pulling hairs out of Tusker's tail
    and slapping him on the rump and running away laughing. They were
    driving around the camp at high speeds, flashing headlights in
    Tusker's eyes and hooting at him and we have also had reports of
    fireworks and beer bottles being thrown at him. Despite all this
    senseless abuse, we have had no reports of Tusker hurting anyone
    which is testament to his basic good nature.

    His crime, which lead to his death penalty is that he damaged some
    cars in his search for food. It is not clear how many cars were
    damaged. We have had reports that the number was between 2 and 7.

    The authorities will probably argue that they have a responsibility
    to protect the humans and that it would only have been a matter of
    time before somebody was killed by Tusker. Our argument is that a
    party of this magnitude, which is attended every year by thousands of
    youngsters should not be held in a National Park. This is why it is
    called a "game reserve" and not a "people reserve".  There is a sign
    near the entrance of Charara camp that states "No loud music after
    9pm" and "no fireworks". The proprietors of Charara camp hire the
    biggest music system in Zimbabwe and the music is so loud, it can be
    heard from 2 km away. Where were the organizers of the party when the
    youngsters started throwing fireworks at Tusker? How do people bring
    their children up so that they behave in such a despicable manner?

    We would like thank all you wonderful people, from the bottom of our
    hearts for trying to help us to save Tusker. We had no idea he was
    loved so much by so many people all over the world. Zimbabwe, and
    indeed the world has suffered a great loss today.

    Goodbye my big friend!

    Best wishes

    Johnny Rodrigues
    Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force
    Tel:               263 4 336710
    Fax/Tel:        263 4 339065
    Mobile:          263 11 603 213
    Email:            galorand@mweb.co.zw
    Website:        www.zimbabwe-art.com
    Website:        www.zctf.mweb.co.zw

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    Jude
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    Anonymous
    10 years ago
    noted/signed/action taken on all.
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    DAPHNE
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    Please help animal rescue farm!

    Passing on for help!



    Greetings everyone;

    Fox in the Henhouse Farm is a livestock rescue farm in Western Pennsylvania. They rescue and find homes for over 200 animals a year. Due to rising feed costs, fuel and Vet bills they are in danger of closing down their rescue activities. Without them, 100s of animals would be killed each year. Their website is: http://www.victorygardenstore.com/foxinthehenhousefarm/index.htm

    This is where you all come in. Victory Garden books is donating 100% of the sales of its Victory Garden Book to the farm till the end of January 2008. Please go to their website and purchase a book from them. Not only will you be helping the rescue farm but you get a really cool gardening book to boot. A win win situation. You can find the book at:

    http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=74151


    Please help out by purchasing one of these books. If you can't, then forward this message to your care2 network. The goal is to get this message out to all 7 million members. We all have our extended networks so we can do this. Let's make this message viral.

    Thank you in advance,

    Bob



    This post was modified from its original form on 28 Dec, 7:11
    Please Help This Shelter!
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    Help the animals!

      Cate

    Please Help This Shelter! From Bob Willman

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    Cate
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    My Care2 friend Bob asked for help in posting this. I am so happy to do this for the animals
    NORTH CAROLINA SHELTER EUTHANIZATION DEBATE
    10 years ago

    (I am posting this at the request of Catmom Princess)

    http://www.wlos.com/newsroom/nc/topstory/topstory3.shtml

    SHELTER EUTHANIZATION DEBATE

    State lawmakers want your feedback on animal euthanasia methods. Animal advocates say lethal injection is more humane than using a gas chamber, but both are still used in North Carolina.
    Animal Control officials say, if done properly, animals are not stressed during lethal injection, and that the only pain they feel, is the stick of the needle. But lethal injections must be done one at a time, which is why some shelters say carbon monoxide is a more efficient method of euthanizing animals.
    The state Department of Agriculture allows both methods in the latest proposed draft of euthanasia rules, but stipulates that gas chambers will cease to be permissible as of January 1st, 2012.

    Last Updated: Thursday, December 27 2007, 06:27 PM

    Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Dear Tammy,

    As we approach the end of 2007, we wanted to share with you some special accomplishments from this year:

    Increasing the protected panda habitat in the Minshan to over 5 million acres in 2007, safeguarding 86% of panda habitat in these mountains.

    Reducing fishing pressure in the fragile Arctic by convincing the North Pacific Fisheries Council to close parts of the Arctic Ocean to virtually all commercial fishing.

    Discovering a new population of endangered grey-shanked doucs in Vietnam.

    These successes are just three from a long list of incredible milestones in 2007 that couldn't have been reached without your ongoing support.

    Thanks to you, we've been able to reverse some of the degradation of our planet's natural environment and we've worked to build a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. Take a look at what you've helped us achieve:

    We created millions of acres of new protected areas in endangered places, from forest corridors in the Amazon to prairie in the Northern Great Plains. WWF helped Russia establish two new national parks in key tiger habitat. Covering 419,000 acres, these are the first parks in the region to balance conservation and recreational uses. Their creation is the result of years of research and advocacy by the WWF team in Vladivostok.

    We gave a voice to endangered species around the world. In February, leaders of the three Bornean governments--Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia--signed the historic "Heart of Borneo" declaration to conserve and sustainably manage one of the most important centers of biological diversity in the world. The declaration is a lifeline for Borneo's rain forests, which are threatened by unsustainable logging, forest fires and conversion to plantations. Every year an area of forest nearly the size of New Jersey is lost, and today only half of Borneo's original forest remains. The island is home to 13 primate species, over 350 bird species, 150 reptile and amphibian species and around 15,000 plant species. It also continues to be the source of many new discoveries; more than 50 new species were discovered here in 2006 alone.

    We promoted sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources. Quirimbas National Park is now the largest marine protected area in the Indian Ocean and Africa. Over the past few years, fishermen in what once was Mozambique's poorest province have seen dramatic increases in both the size of individual fish and the overall catch--and, consequently, in their earnings--thanks to the park. The government of Mozambique has now asked WWF to help design a much bigger marine protected area.

    We empowered companies to understand and reduce their environmental footprint. WWF partnered with the Coca-Cola Company to take action to save freshwater resources around the world. Coca-Cola has pledged to replace very drop of water used in their beverages and their production. In addition, the company is working with WWF to conserve seven of the world's most important river basins, such as the Southeastern United States. Leading by example

    Anonymous
    10 years ago
    TIGER PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION UNITS 9:48 AM

    This is about Giles Clark. Miles Clark has a passion for saving these magnificent animals, he's been tracking them for the past 10 years through Asian forests with aching muscles,stifling humidity and sweat drenchedbut what he sees is well worth itug marks of a tigress. He feels he is honored to be a guest in her territory. He was on a 6 day quest with the Tiger Protection and Conservation Unit in Kerinci Seblat National Park.

    Tiger Protection and Conservation Units keep track of illegal activities such as poaching ,logging and illegal settlements in and around the national park. Their main goal is to stop all illegal activity including the removal of snares.

    These patrols carry heavy equipment and cover several miles a day and the territory is extremly tough.Some of these men and women put their lives at risk arresting some fo the toughest poachers in the wildlife trade, some even go under cover.

    Many still were working after the great Sumatran earthquake where many of them suffered great personal loss but still managed to arrest two poachers. These men and women are try wildlife warriors.

    KSNP is an enormous park about 3,000 acres it's one of the largest protected parks so vehicles must be tough,though enough to carry units and their equipment and also be able to carry injured wildlife. Wildlife Warriors and Australia Zoo has donated two brand new vehicles for 30 ranger units in the park. They also gave the patrols, global postioning units,digital cameras,veterinary drugs,uniforms and spit lights.

    Many of the calls these men attend are emergency snare rescues.One rescent call involved two clouded leopards that had been caught, both recovered and re-released back into the wild. Wildlife warrior has teamed up with TRAFFIC S.E. Asia to investigate wildlife trade monitoring network.They have come together along with lawenfocement to help give a clear picture on where and how to apply resources to curb this trade.

    http://www.wildlifewarriors.org

    http://www.australiazoo.com

    CRICKEY magazine/Dec 2007

    Anonymous
    10 years ago

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    Dear Tammy,

    We have less than two weeks left to reach our $250,000 goal for a matching challenge grant. This effort will support the largest campaign in our history. Please make a year-end donation to the Center for Biological Diversity today.

    This money is urgently needed to win protection for endangered birds, turtles, bears, and other species currently being ignored or attacked by the Bush administration.

    Not only has the Bush administration set a record for listing fewer species than any administration since the Endangered Species Act was enacted, but it also thumbs its nose at the law.

    Bush has de-listed more species than any other president, favoring industry cronies over sound science. The Sacramento splittail, for example, was taken off the endangered species list to appease farmers competing with the fish for water — despite the fact that it's nowhere near recovery.

    When a high-ranking Bush appointee was rewriting scientific reports to prevent many species, like the sage grouse, from getting the protections they so desperately need, the Center exposed the scandal to the media, and she was forced from office.

    Now we're working to change the outcome of the cases she and other industry-friendly staffers tampered with. And we need your help.

    The Center needs your help to mount a massive legal challenge to the inaction and legal abuses of the Bush administration.

    Don't wait for December 31st. Make a gift today. Your donation will go twice as far, because it will be matched dollar-for-dollar. This holiday season, there's no better gift for endangered species.

    Your support today will change our future.

    Michael Finkelstein
    Executive Director

    P.S. How long has it been since Bush's Department of the Interior listed an endangered species? Click here to see the countdown on ­­­the Center's home page.

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