* We Did It! Governor Bullock Vetoes Bad Bison Bills!
signed jan,thank you
Looked into a bit more info on sustainable palm oil and found this. Will put it on the Orang thread as well as this is for victories.
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Thanks Kelly for that heartwarming News!
Please forgive my ignorance. What in the world is "Sustainable Palm Oil"?
Another question? Was Salazar a Bush elected(Appointed) thug?
Excellent! Now, if Philippines Airlines will follow suit!
Good news! we hope AIR FRANCE will stop to transport monkeys for labs!
It's so good to hear Great News like that Jan - it's like a beacon of light shining out from all the sadness! Thank you for letting us know!.
After hearing from more than 100,000 compassionate supporters like you, Vietnam Airlines has informed PETA that, starting today, it will no longer ship primates to laboratories.
Harvard to Close Primate Facility after Pressure from PCRM
Following two years of pressure from PCRM and other groups, Harvard University announced today that it will close its primate experimentation facility where numerous monkeys have died and been seriously injured in recent years. This move is a step in the right direction—away from cruel and scientifically misguided research—and PCRM’s members played a big role by sending Harvard more than 30,000 e-mails last summer. With your help, we did it!
That is wonderful news! Thank you for sharing.
The use of Wild Animals in British Circus's to be illegal from 2015 - What Absolutely Fantastic News! I''m over the moon!Thanks Jan for A Great Start to the Weekend x
Thanks Monika and Anneke, signed.
Brilliant news to start your weekend! After nearly two years of silence, the government has finally announced an end to the suffering of beautiful animals like tigers, lions and zebras in British circuses. 
From 2015, the use of wild animals in British circuses will finally be illegal. Hurrah!
After three years of non-stop opposition from around the world, late last week oil giant Woodside Petroleum scrapped its controversial and unpopular Browse Basin natural gas refinery at James Price Point near the town of Broome in Northwest Australia. California-based Chevron cut its ties to the project in late 2012.
The giant project would have destroyed Australian flatback sea turtles and nesting beaches, humpback whales and marine species that rely on the Kimberley coast for feeding, migration and breeding.
This is an enormous win over Big Oil and complicit politicians who would sacrifice the wild and sacred Kimberley coast. When I return to the Kimberley, I'll walk the turtle beaches and watch whales without the awful looming of this ugly project.
Thanks for the good news. I Thanked the Senators. Thank You, Jan for all the wonderful stories. It's great to read that some animals will be safe.
Absolutely awesome news out of MA. Thanks for the info.
AWESOME NEWS FROM Katka
Thank you for posting Kelly R
It happened in the blink of an eye. A Senator introduced a last-minute proposal to eliminate funding from the Global Environmental Facility, an organization that brings together world governments, nonprofits, and the private sector to address the world's biggest environmental challenges.
In the face of an ever-escalating poaching crisis, this proposal spelled disaster for threatened elephants, tigers, and countless other species. But WCS activists (that's you!) sprang into action, sending more than 20,000 letters to Senators urging them to defend threatened wildlife.
Congress heard you... the proposal was withdrawn even before it reached a vote! Now, take a moment to thank your senators for doing the right thing.
Noted. Thank you Jan.
With the help of Bob Barker and other compassionate animal rights supporters, the New Mexico legislature adjourned without voting on a proposed "ag-gag" bill, effectively killing it for this year.
Cal - 1 day ago - takepart.com
All noted and shared. Thank you Monika and Jan.
Two Victories For Geese In New York!
Scarsdale and Mamaroneck, two villages in New York, have abandoned their plans to kill Canada geese in their communities! You helped save these geese families, who otherwise would have greatly suffered. Your emails and letters – more than 1,000 – and your phone calls were heard. As a result, the geese are safe for now!
Cher - 1 day ago - wspa.ca
Signed and shared
thanks for the wonderful news.
So many wonderful news!
Good news - anything that stops this wicked trade is a plus. Thamk you for posting Mike.
Some more good news about the dogs who have been rescued. I spoke to someone today at the Soi Dog Foundation offering to go to dog food companies and try to get food donations. Here was the responce:
Thanks for your suggestion.
Yes, we are working with a few in Bangkok - looks like Nestle may donate 30 tons (sounds like a lot but it is probably about a months worth for the dogs in the NE)
One of our people in Bangkok is in contact with the manufacturers in Thailand and I know of at least 2 that are making donations and/or supplying at reduced cost (Nestle and Perfect Companion)
A update on dog meat trade in Thailand. It is not over yet but more dogs saved and a factory closed is great news.
Breaking News! â Dog Meat Factory Raidedâ¦
A Dog Meat processing factory was raided at 3:30 this morning in the Ponepisai district of Nongkhai province. Acting on information supplied by undercover investigators Royal Thai Navy officers led by Sergeant Major Arun Dokchan conducted the raid.
2 pick up trucks have been seized and drivers arrested. 106 dogs have where rescued before being butchered and their meat frozen prior to shipment overseas. The dogs were removed from the pickup trucks as they were so packed in they would not survive much longer. A large truck was hired and paid for by Soi Dog to transport them to the holding shelter in Nakhon Phanom. 106 dogs were saved!
Thanks. Good news for the animals. Shared.
After loss and abandonment, Marge finds a safe haven.
Testing Cosmetics on Animals is Going Out of Style
Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/testing-cosmetics-on-animals-is-going-out-of-style.html#ixzz2OAUpFb00
This is good news from Japan,
Both articles shared.
State of Nevada & Wild Horse Group Sign Agreement to Protect State's Mustangs
Posted on March 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Animal Welfare Groups Herald New Agreement with State of Nevada to Protect State’s Mustangs
Carson City, NV (March 15, 2013). . . . Return to Freedom, the parent organization of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, and community horse advocates praised the signing of a new cooperative agreement with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) as a first step in establishing a humane approach to the control of the historic Virginia Range horses.http://wildhorsepreservation.org/media/state-nevada-wild-horse-group-sign-agreement-protect-states-mustangs
Circus Animals Get A Break In Slovenia
We have good news to report on the international circus front! Slovenia recently banned the use of wild animals in circuses, making it the fourth European Union nation to impose such a ban.
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0 13/3
Good news and good article. Shared.
Cher - 3 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Shell Oil Cancels 2013 Arctic Drilling Plans
Shell has announced that it will not conduct offshore drilling operations in the Alaska Arctic this year. This is a victory for millions who called, wrote letters and signed petitions pointing out the extreme risk of a major oil spill, and the scientific data that showed neither Shell nor the government was prepared to respond adequately to such a catastrophe. Read more.
Paper Giant Agrees To Stop Destroying Rainforest
Asia Pulp & Paper Company (APP), the third largest paper producer in the world, has agreed on a new policy that will stop the company's destruction of natural forests in Indonesia. The company finally caved after incredible public pressure from activists including Care2 members. Read more.
Happy to read about victories for the animals,thanks a lot for these great news!
I just read this - makes a change to see a positive about wolves.
Thanks to your calls and e-mails and those of thousands of others like you, China Eastern Airlines and its cargo subsidiary, China Cargo Airlines, have confirmed to PETA that they have banned shipping primates to laboratories!
This milestone victory means that there isn't a single airline willing to export monkeys from China for use in experiments! This means that thousands of monkeys from China—which, until now, has supplied more than half the primates imported for experiments in the U.S.—may not be poisoned, cut up, addicted to drugs, and killed in U.S. laboratories.
PETA will continue to put pressure on the few remaining airlines worldwide that continue to ship primates to certain suffering and death in labs to follow China Eastern's lead and stop. Only Air France, Vietnam Airlines, and Philippine Airlines continue this bloody practice. Lend your voice to the campaign to end the shipping of primates here!
Let us hope this is really going to happen.
I haven't checked this out for a few days. Lovely to read a nice big dose of good news. Thank you.
Great White Sharks Off California Gain More Protection on Friday
Chris- 8 hours ago - reuters.com
Animal Testing Of Cosmetics Officially Banned In European Union | Huffingtonpost Post
Sylvie- 1 minute ago - huffingtonpost.com
France: Elephants Baby and Nepal won't be euthanized !!
Victory for Brigitte Bardot as elephants are reprieved
. France has granted a reprieve for two zoo elephants who had been ordered
put down because of their suspected infection with tuberculosis, to the
delight of Brigitte Bardot and other animal rights ...
SEAL KILL OFF NOVA SCOTIA SCRAPPED BECAUSE THERE IS NO MARKET FOR PELTS
Times Colonist, Feb. 27, 2013
Sydney, N.S. - A group of Cape Breton seal hunters say they've decided to call
off the annual slaughter on Hay Island.
Spokesman Robert Courtney says the hunt has been suspended because there is no
market for the pelts.
The annual hunt for grey seals usually takes in a few hundred seals every spring.
Thank you for each and every piece of good news you post.
Thank you Sandi and Snoopy!
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved :-0 23/2
Desanka- 6 hours ago - pcrm.org
Thank you Monika.
Great White Shark Proposed for Endangered Listing in California
J.L.- 11 hours ago - biologicaldiversity.org
The California Fish and Game Commission voted on Wednesday to recommend protection of the great white shark, the world's largest predatory fish, in waters along the Pacific Coast, under the state's endangered species law
This is great news. Thank you!!!!
SWEDEN : It Is Now Certain That There Will Be No More Wolf Killing in Sweden This Year! YAY Yipee!!
Roxy- 8 hours ago - thelocal.se
This has made my night - thank you for this posting Monika.
Great to see these important pieces of good news posted here. Thank you Monika and Cher.
Sometime in the next few days, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz is expected to sign new regulations barring any vehicle drawn by an ...
Great News!!!!! 2013 Off to a Great Start as Taiwan Bans Seal Products!!!!!
Cher- 47 minutes ago - ifaw.org
I read the entire article to find out what is happening to the bears and this is what worries me.
The bears will likely remain with their owners for the time being.
“[The bear park owner] would still need to provide humane care and treatment for those bears,” USDA spokesman Dave Sacks told the Citizen-Times of Asheville, N.C. “In order to get his license reinstated, he would have to prove that to the USDA. It’s not like we’re taking over the care of the bears. They are still his property, legally, so that’s still up to the individual to care for them.”
Why have they not confiscated the bears like they did with Caboodle's cats? They talk of a reputable bear sanctuary so take the bears there then. What is the problem? The bears' living conditions are atrocious so...............................?????????
I am not being a kill-joy but closing a place down is not enough if you then leave the animals in the same place.
- HSI helped advance shark fin legislation in Maryland and saw bans implemented in California, Oregon and Illinois, along with several locations in Canada.
- HSI welcomed the release of "Death at SeaWorld," a detailed analysis of oceanaria practices that features HSI’s Dr. Naomi Rose.
- Received a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct immunocontraception of elephant populations in Kwa Zulu Natal province, South Africa.
- Helped convince Amazon Japan to include whale and dolphin products among the prohibited items on their Japan site and Amazon US to add products containing shark, whale or dolphin to their prohibited list.
- Helped close a dolphin exhibit in Minnesota and prevent the opening of a dolphinarium in Sindhudurg, India.
- We obtained support for CITES proposals to improve protection for polar bears, sharks and other animals.
- With guidance and support from HSI, Teocelo, Mexico, led the ban on bullfighting as the first city to prohibit all forms of bull fiestas in the country.
HSI: 2012 Accomplishments
Animals in laboratories Accomplishments
- HSI achieved the largest-ever reduction in animal test requirements through our work to revise Europe’s pesticide regulations, earning us the inaugural LUSH Prize for campaigning.
- HSI helped convince Air Canada to revise its cargo policy to refuse shipments of non-human primates destined for lab experiments.
- HSI was instrumental in preserving Europe’s 2013 ban on selling animal-tested cosmetics.
- HSI and The HSUS launched Be Cruelty-Free—a global campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals once and for all.
Farm animals Accomplishments
- The Animal Welfare Board of India stated that battery cage confinement violates India’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act; eight states and one independent territory subsequently support this interpretation.
- HSI helped stop the construction of a massive foie gras production facility in China.
- More than a dozen retailers in Brazil, Costa Rica, and India adopted cage-free procurement policies.
- We convinced 15 environmental groups in Brazil to launch Meatless Monday campaigns.
Companion animals Accomplishments
- In Haiti, we treated 5,651 animals at field clinics and around 1,000 animals at our Haiti Animal Welfare Clinic.
- Provided disaster response in Haiti after Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy.
- HSI helped launch a humane animal control program in Weixian County, China. Also provided support for a Weixian county animal protection regulation banning the dog meat trade and the publication of animal abuse images in the media. This is the first ban of dog meat in China.
- In Bhutan, we sterilized and vaccinated over 10,000 street dogs (more than 42,000 since the start of the project).
- Through intervention by HSI and local group Obhoyaronno, the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh agreed to stop poisoning companion animals and to designate funds towards spay/neuter. Similar agreements were reached in the municipality of Viacha in Bolivia and in Lilongwe City in Malawi.
- In the Philippines, veterinarians who completed HSI’s training program launch humane dog management programs on six islands.
- Continued support for Fukushima Shelter No. 2, founded in the wake of the 2011 Japan earthquake/tsunami.
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Noted current Victories Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0 31/1
If they have the bottle to do it I will be delighted.
Thanks for all the good news, especially animal laws.
Yayyyyy!!! Victory on New Animal Laws Monika 26/1
Noted current Victories Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with this Thread :-0 25/1
The members of South Dakotans Fighting Animal Cruelty Together have landed their first victory in the war against cruelty to companion animals across the state.
A bill establishing aggravated cruelty to dogs, cats and horses as a crime and also provides for certain criminal and penalties was introduced to legislators in the Senate Wednesday. From there, Senate Bill 171 was referred to the agriculture and natural resources committee. Shari Kosel, who represents the animal cruelty task force, said a hearing will be held at that time; however, the date has not yet been determined.
Sen. Stan Adelstein, R-Rapid City and Sen. Dan Lederman are the prime sponsors of the bill in the Senate and Rep. Anne Hajek, R-Sioux Falls and Rep. Paula Hawks, D-Hartford.
South Dakotans Fighting Animal Cruelty Together, which has an extensive presence on Facebook, put forth the effort to introduce felony animal cruelty legislation in 2009, but were &ldquoromptly shut down” in committee.
GUYANA GOVERNMENT AND PANTHERA SIGN HISTORIC JAGUAR CONSERVATION AGREEMENT
New York, NY - The jaguars of Guyana gained significant ground yesterday with the establishment of the country's first official jaguar-focused agreement by the government of Guyana and wild cat conservation organization, Panthera.
After two years of campaigning, the Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) has achieved a major victory: a ban on the trade in marine mammals and related products! The ban was accepted unanimously by the Taiwanese legislative Yuan, and hopefully other Asian countries will follow this great example.
http://www.taipeiti mes.com/News/ taiwan/archives/ 2013/01/09/ 2003552112
They should retire all of them like jan says.
Thanks for posting the news article here.... While it may not be a full victory there is a victory for those who have been released and that's good news.... Make no mistake folks will continue efforts to get the others set free as well.....
Yes Monika - they have put all these chimps through hell. It is time for them to make recompense.
Jan you are right, this is NOT a victory . They should retire ALL of them !!!!!!
There should be no question of keeping any for research. These chimps should never have been used in the first place and it is about time these scientists had an introduction to the 21st century.
You cannot currently send a star to Barbara because you have done so within the last week.
Thnx for the Great News about Salazar LEAVING !!! The Other Victories are also Wonderful, Signed the petition ( India Will Ban Captive Dolphin Shows ) Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0 19/1
INDIA Will Ban Captive Dolphin Shows
Capture and transport is inarguably stressful and dangerous for cetaceans, say officials in India.
On Monday, January 14, the Animal Welfare Board of India issued a directive to state governments and fish and game officials ordering them to refuse permission to any person or group, “that proposes to import or capture any cetacean [whale or dolphin] species for training, to use as a performing animal for commercial entertainment, private or public exhibition, private or human interaction, educational or research purposes.”
Agree - nice to read about.
I believe in miracles and every day I thank God for putting humans like us on earth to protect His precious animals. What an amazing way to start the day.
More wonderful news to share !!
Florence- 23 minutes ago - ad-international.org
Amazing piece of news!
Yes Monika and Anneke , there could not be a better start.
Amazing !!!!! What a great news !!!!!!
What did I hated all the time that there was a petition where we had to beg this piece of scum for a favor , knowing that he would not even read it.
Teaparty , for the most normal thinking people in the world the most stupid party America ever had , and for me , us , the synonym of hunting and animal cruelty.
Goodbye Salazar , you are the most hated person on this moment, I think , by animal lovers.
How is it possible that 1 men can destroy so much animals. ( In a democracy.)
It's time for an Animal Cruelty Tribunal !!!!!!
What great news to start this topic !!!!
From Robert Goldman: Hi there all wolf and wildlife lovers,
GREAT NEWS FOR AMERICA'S WOLVES AND ALL NATIVE WILDLIFE.... Yeeee haaaaaa!!!!!
Colorado rancher Ken Salazar, one of the worst Secretary of Interior appointments in modern history, directly responsible for the death of thousands of innocent wolves and wild horses and countless other of America's precious native wild beings, is leaving his position in March!!!!
Everyone who lobbied for Salazar's departure from this sacred position as the United States chief wildlife and wild lands official helped push this awful, brutal cattle rancher out of a position he should never ever have held for even a minute.
Salazar was the very worst of Pres. Obama's cabinet appointments. Shame on Pres. Obama for making such a destructive and terrible choice. It's our turn now... and more importantly the wolves and wild horses and coyotes and grizzly bears and bison and prairie dogs and... all of the continent's native wildlife!!!
Now, we must make sure that the right person is appointed to this hugely important position! Those of you who have signed the Protect America's Wolves! petition have already received two Action EMails asking you to call and email the White House demanding the firing of Salazar and the hiring of US Rep Raul Grijalva of Arizona. Rep Grijalva is the choice of hundreds of conservation and wildlife groups, Native American and Hispanic and Women's organizations and an impressive number of other groups devoted to animal welfare, recreation, ethics, business and labor.
We are going to lobby hard for the appointment of US Rep Raul Grijalva as the next US Secretary of Interior!! Look for more Action EMails relating to this vital action shortly.
If you can't wait another minute, here are two ways you can reach the White House right now:
1. Call the White House comment line at: 1-202-456-1111
2. Submit your comments through the White House comment line at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
We must also communicate our choice loud and clear to each of our Congressional Representatives and Senators, so that Pres. Obama hears our collective voice... and listens and honors our choice this time!!!
Salazar's departure is great news. But we must make sure that a good and decent person who stands with the restoration and protection America's native wildlife, including America's vital and beautiful wolves, and our precious wild lands, is the next Secretary of Interior!!!
Thank you for continuing to defend and fight for America's ecologically vital and beautiful wolves and all our native wild neighbors that deserve freedom and life as much as we do.
Protect America's Wolves!