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Court Upholds Ban on Imports of Polar Bear Trophies
Animals  (tags: USA, ruling, ban on polar bear trophy hunting upheld, threatened, endangered, protection, legalisation )

- 2409 days ago -
Today the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia ruled that importing polar bear trophies to the U.S. is illegal given the species status as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This is a major coup for the iconic species.
Citing Species Act, Judge Spares Prairie Dogs
Animals  (tags: rancher, fighting for prairie dogs, judge, ruling, protection, conservation, conservation endangered )

- 2769 days ago -
A Kansas rancher's long battle against the poisoning of this state's biggest prairie dog colony is being hailed as a significant victory for wildlife conservation.
US Judge Orders Obama Administration to Clarify Polar Bears' Bush-Era 'Endangered' Status
Animals  (tags: federal judge, ruling, qualification, polar bears, endangered, extinction, wildlife )

- 2770 days ago -
A federal judge ordered the Obama administration on Wednesday to review whether polar bears, at risk because of global warming, are endangered under U.S. law. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan wants the Interior Department to clarify a decision by
Supreme Court Crushes Law Against Animal Cruelty Videos and Photos
Animals  (tags: supreme court, ruling, animal cruelty, videos, photos allowed, dog fighting, horrific animal cruelty )

- 2953 days ago -
The Supreme Court struck down on free-speech grounds Tuesday a federal law that makes it a crime to sell videos or photos of animals being illegally killed or tortured. In a 8-1 ruling, the justices overturned the conviction of a Virginia man who sold
Dealer Loses Custody of 'Stock' Because of Cruel Treatment of Animals
Animals  (tags: exotic animals, animal seizure judge, ruling, custody, neglect, cruetly, dealers, wildlife, caged, captivity, business )

- 3058 days ago -
We've just received word that Arlington (Texas) Municipal Judge Michael Smith has divested Jasen and Vanessa Shaw--owners and operators of animal warehouse U.S. Global Exotics, Inc. (USGE)--of the more than 26,000 mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and
Circus Elephants Lose in Court
Animals  (tags: lawsuit, judge, ruling, elephants abused, lawsuit dropped, court documents, elephant abusers, cruelty )

- 3060 days ago -
The judge ruled that Tom Rider, the former animal trainer, didn't prove that his attachment to the animals was strong enough to qualify him to bring a case on their behalf. In arguing that the elephants weren't abused, the circus attorneys insisted that
BAD NEWS- Judge Allows Obama Administration to Round Up About 2,500 Wild Horses From Nevada Range
Animals  (tags: judge, ruling, nevada horse roundup, beginning monday, mustangs, captured, greed, BLM )

- 3072 days ago -
A federal judge has denied a request by an animal protection group to block a roundup next week of about 2,500 wild horses in Nevada. The mustang roundup planned for Monday would be one of the largest in Nevada in recent years
ACTION ALERT: We Demand Justice for Bowser Cruelly Killed By Owner!!!
Animals  (tags: bower, tortured, anti freeze, beaten, starved, crime, punishment, scum, court hearing, ruling )

- 3197 days ago -
In retaliation for the neighbors' calls, on June 30, 2009, Mr. Suttles demonstrated his "dominance" over this animal. Boasting of his ability to treat his own dog as he liked, he proceeded to pour antifreeze onto bread and to stuff this deadly concoction
Take Action: Montana Say No to Horse Slaughter!!!
Animals  (tags: montana, law, house bill, ruling, horse slaughter, horse suffering, horse massacre, killing )

- 3374 days ago -
The three horse slaughter plants in the United States were shut down in Illinois and Texas in 2007, and the federal government is likely to pass legislation that would halt the transport of horses for slaughter. Funding for federal inspectors has been
Judge Says Pigs Too Weak to Stand Can Be Butchered
Animals  (tags: judge, pigs, weak, abused, starved, ruling, slaughtered, animal cruelty, farm animals, no protection, outrage )

- 3376 days ago -
FRESNO, Calif.--A federal judge has ruled that pigs too weak or stressed to stand up can still be butchered despite a state law to the contrary. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill ruled Thursday that a 102-year-old federal food safety law that all
Sonar Ruling Worries Whale Advocates
Animals  (tags: usa, marine wildlife, whales, sonar, us navy, supreme court, ruling, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, suffering, sadness, protection )

- 3476 days ago -
Nov. 12, 2008 -- The Supreme Court Wednesday ruled the U.S. Navy can continue to use long-range sonar in exercises off the California coast, dismissing arguments that the practice was harmful to whales. "Even if the plaintiffs have shown irreparable in
Judge Orders Bush Administration to Stop Delaying Polar Bear Protection
Animals  (tags: polar bears, bush administration, federal judge, ruling, endangered, protection )

- 3676 days ago -
A federal judge has found the Bush administration guilty of violating the Endangered Species Act and ordered the administration to issue a final listing decision for the polar bear by May 15, 2008. The polar bear, suffering as its Arctic sea ice habitat
Judge Orders DNR to Take Additional Steps to Protect Lynx
Animals  (tags: court, ruling, laws, protection, lynx, trapping banned, wild animals )

- 3702 days ago -
A Federal judge has ruled that the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources will have to take additional steps to protect the endangered Canada lynx from trapping. The Animal Protection Institute and the Center for Biological Diversity sued the DNR claim
Bald Eagles Need Protection, Rules Arizona Judge
Animals  (tags: bald eagles, ruling, endangered, animals, AnimalWelfare, protection, wildlife, birds )

- 3726 days ago -
A federal judge from Arizona, United States, has ruled to move the state's bald eagles back onto the endangered species list. Although the nation's bald eagles were taken off the list last summer, there are only about 50 nesting pairs in Arizona, promptin

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