Steel-toothed leg traps, throttling snares, crossbows, poisons and
even explosives are now legal to use on dingoes in WA.
Join me in taking action here:
Signed. Thank you Kate. Haha the address isn't fake , Kate. It was where my daughter used to stay for seven years in Plano ,Texas while she was deputed from her office. I use her the then tel no if they ask for it. Janine , from Australia and I from India share an apartment.. Haha
These beaches ore on the North Shore where there is a lot of coastline-you would think they would let a few foxes use the beach but then I forgot -beaches were created by nature for people only.
Where do you and janine "live", Shanta?I signed for the rhinos already but shared it just in case. The other I think was one as well but I signed just in case.
Up to date. Thank you Monika
Bolstering wildlife law enforcement systems
Strengthening Africa’s criminal justice systems to fight illegal wildlife trade
Driven by international poaching syndicates as well as local bush meat hunters, the illegal killing, trading, and trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products keep African species at risk. Learn from Didi Wamukoya, African Wildlife Foundation’s Senior Manager, Wildlife Law Enforcement, why the continent needs watertight investigative, prosecutorial, and judicial processes — coordinated across regions — to adequately protect its wildlife.
> Hear from an AWF expert
Stop the wildlife trade
Ban the trade in Hippopotamus teeth from Africa
Signed with my fake US address which I share with Janine. Thank you Monika. Thank you kate
thanks for the update on the Coyotes Kate!
New Mexico Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall have introduced a bill that would stop any federal funds from being used "to design or construct any levee wall, steel bollard fence, or other wall" within any unit of the National Wilderness Preservation System and National Wildlife Refuge System.
Five designated Wilderness areas in America are found adjacent to the U.S. border with Mexico. They are the Cabeza Prieta Wilderness, Jacumba Wilderness, Organ Pipe Cactus Wilderness, Otay Mountain Wilderness, and the Pajarita Wilderness. Other Wilderness areas not directly on the border but within the ecologically sensitive borderland area could also be negatively impacted by a border wall and its construction.
S.264 would also ensure that no federal funds are used to design or construct a border wall or fence on state land without that proper state approval or within "a wildlife corridor, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior acting through the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."
Please ask your senators to co-sponsor S.264 in the U.S. Senate, and urge your representative to introduce and co-sponsor similar legislation in the U.S. House.
It is simply not necessary to destroy America's Wilderness and National Wildlife Refuge legacy to keep our country safe.
Petitions are signed and I will share. I am happy to hear of the NM crossings that are so important. Here is more news from there. Thanks Monika.
In New Mexico, the bill to ban coyote killing contests in the state (SB 76) passed the House of Representatives with a 37-30 vote. Now the bill is on to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk for signing! Our own Dave Parsons–Project Coyote Science Advisory Board member–served as the expert scientist for House speaker Matthew McQueen in support of the bill–helping to counter the misinformation perpetuated by killing contest proponents.
We encourage New Mexico residents to contact Gov. Grisham to urge her to abolish coyote killing contests in the state by signing SB 76 into law. Please send her a brief, polite email here and make a quick call to her at (505) 476-2200.
The more you see these the more hatred for your own race fills you up dear Monika
Thank you Shanta and Christeen!
#How Animals Benefit From Wildlife Corridors - EcoWatch
Christeen - 11 hours ago - ecowatch.com
Animals today live in a shrinking world. Development, resource extraction and roadbuilding have fragmented landscapes and reduced wild spaces making it harder for animals to find food, search for a mate and adapt to a changing climate. To help address these problems, ecologists and conservationists have been working for decades to create wildlife corridors — areas of natural habitat that can reconnect fragmented habitats. These projects have ranged from small-scale efforts to build safe passage over highways to major conservation efforts protecting millions of acres.
Signed both . Thank you Monika. The Wisconsin lady is awesome. The state is still under the spells of heavy snowfalls as Terrie P reports in Animal Lovers group
A happy ending! Thanks to Ms Penny Paye Price!
Kind Woman Acts Fast to Save Deer From Freezing to Death
As Penny Paye Price enjoyed some family time with her husband and four children one day in late February in northern Wisconsin, they noticed a frozen baby deer outside their basement window.
The area the family lives in had recently been hit with extreme cold, heavy snow, and strong winds of up to 60 miles per hour, resulting in snowbanks up to eight feet high.
The deer was visibly weak. When he tried running, he collapsed.
Tell ALDI and Weis Markets: Small Animals Experience Agonizing Deaths in Glue Traps
Threat to koalas, ensure their protections!
Freya - 22 hours ago - act.democraticconservationalliance.com
Still signing .
Saving the date. I would love to have been wildlife photographer I think although I could not do ones of suffering and predators killing even though they are a part of nature.
Signed. Thank you Monika.
Now that entries have closed, preparations are now in full swing for the Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.
We've received more submissions that ever before, and judging is now underway for each of the categories before the winners will be announced.
This year we introduced a new type of category, specifically for artists aged 17-25, titled 'Human Impact'. This category has brought forward a range of new, young artists with fascinating interpretations of our impact upon the world around us. We are excited to bring this new category into the competition and look forward to its growth in the future.
Every year this international competition showcases some of the world's most exciting wildlife art, attracting thousands of buyers and visitors both online and to the exhibition. Don't miss your chance to see the incredible works in person at the exhibition, which will be open from 29 May to 2 June.
Up to date!
thank you dear Kate, Shanta, Christeen and Jan
.Stop Torturing and Killing Possums for Sadistic Stunts
Several possums in Queensland have reportedly been hunted for sport, fed to wild dogs, and eaten while they are still alive. Such innocent creatures do not deserve these disgusting fates; while not endangered, they are constantly in peril due to human carelessness or cruelty. Sign this petition to see their alleged abusers punished, and to ensure stronger protection for the species in the future.
https://www.mesopinions.com/petition/animaux/sauvons-marmottes-zermatt/61505 Save the marmots of Zermatt
Up to date at last.
My God! I haven't visited this for so many days!
Signed. I reject the building of the wall and the very existence of Trump all he stands for.
President Trump’s declaration of emergency to fund his border wall is an illegal use of executive authority. Congress is a necessary check against an increasingly out-of-control White House, and it can—and must—override Trump’s declaration with a simple vote.
Thanks dear Christeen !
Horrific destruction!! please read article!
Under the cover of Super Bowl Sunday, the Trump administration quietly moved toward construction of a new section of border wall in Texas's Rio Grande Valley—a project that threatens protected natural areas, including a butterfly sanctuary and a state park.
Yellowstone’s Grizzlies Back in the Crosshairs
They're out of their minds. Wyoming officials are trying to give themselves authority to hold a trophy hunt of Yellowstone's grizzly bears — even after the Center's litigation restored federal protections for these bears last fall.
Member support powered our win for Yellowstone's grizzlies then, but now we're in a new fight to keep these bears safe.
We've taken initial steps to file a lawsuit to stop Wyoming's deadly new plan in its tracks. Please support this latest fight with a gift to our Predator Defense Fund.
Wyoming wanted to have a grizzly bear trophy-hunt season last fall, which would have allowed up to 20 Yellowstone grizzlies to be gunned down if the bears left the protective confines of the national park.
Fortunately we won in federal court, returning Endangered Species Act protection to these bears and shutting down Wyoming's hunt.
But anti-wildlife forces there are so hell-bent on shooting grizzlies they're willing to ignore federal law to do it. The state just passed a law giving itself the authority to manage federally protected bears.
This new law would allow a state commission to rubber stamp a trophy hunt even though it flies in the face of the protections restored to grizzlies by a federal judge.
This run around the Endangered Species Act is a farce — but one with potentially deadly consequences.
We're already taking action to challenge this law. Yellowstone's bears are some of the most popular in the world, and we're not about to let them disappear without a fight.
These are difficult, time-consuming battles. The enemies of bears and other wildlife won't stop — but neither will we.
So many precious lifes dumped like rubbish for fun....humans are despictable and utterly disgusting
Shocked Residents Find Pile of 73 Dead Coyotes in North Carolina Subdivision | Daily Mail Online
Christeen - 13 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
- WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
- Residents in a Charlotte subdivision found the dead coyotes on Thursday
- Hunters appear to have dumped the carcasses after a large hunt
- There is no bag limit on coyotes, but a littering charge is possible
More on site
More disgusting news:
Endangered wildlife are getting dosed with rat poisons
Products marketed to kill rodents are instead threatening the lives of the wildlife that eat them as poisons travel up the food chain.
People who consider rodents to be pests often turn to an array of products, known as anticoagulant rodenticides, which are marketed to lethally “solve” the issue with poisoned bait. But researchers have been collecting evidence for years showing that it’s not just nuisance rats that can end up dead.
Some of the most recent studies, conducted in California, found that everything from Pacific fishers to bobcats to northern spotted owls often become victims of rodenticides. The list of potentially affected wildlife is long – basically anything that preys on a rodent could be at risk, because the poisons are so toxic they travel up the food chain, and in some cases, can remain in an animal’s body for years. It can even leapfrog in utero from one generation to the next.
Signed. Thank you Kate
Signed all . Thank you Monika and Kate
Pour la protection des hippopotames
L'abattage des hippopotames rapporterait 3 millions d'euros. Une entreprise propose même un "package hippopotames" à 200.000 rands soit 12.800 euros pour 5 animaux tués.
click to sign, confirm email
Defeat HB 132! Contact Montana State Senators Today!
HB 132 is a nefarious bill that aims to change the definition of wildness. This bill has already passed the House and will be heard in the Senate Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation Committee today, Feb. 21, at 3pm! BFC will be in attendance. Please take action to stop this bill and other legislation harmful to wild buffalo!
EU law recognises animals as sentient beings, aware of their feelings and emotions. Animals are at risk of losing this vital legal protection, post-Brexit. We want a #BetterDealForAnimals: a law that creates a duty for all Ministers in the UK to fully regard animal welfare in policy making.
Subject: Please support HB 366 to prohibit traps and poisons on public land!
Cute and funny photos to enjoy! Have a look!
.40 Amusing Wildlife Photos By Award-Winning Austrian Photographer | Bored Panda
Christeen - 17 hours ago - boredpanda.com
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/382/147/016/ Stop the killing of over 1,250 hippos before they meet their bloody end at the hands of South African hunters in Zambia, in April!
Still going through my backlogs, dear girls
I will do these tomorrow. A deal has been made and he will get a billion and something for his damned wall so that he will not shut down the government again. He has now declared a national emergency to fund it as well. It was noted on the radio today that the people living near the border do not feel there is an emergency which of course there isn't. his obesession with this wall is insane and dangerous. Impeachment is a long process which rarely happens and in the end we would get Pence who is dangerous in his own right. the man will not be in a room with a woman unless his wife is there. Trust me- he would be no better.
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/673/092/993/ The Sport Of "Coyote Whacking" Is Even More Gruesome Than It Sounds — And It's Legal!
Something nice to enjoy!
Christeen - 13 hours ago - ba-bamail.com
Dhole - Asian Wild Dog (Cuon alpinus)
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Subject: Please vote Yes on House Bill 366 (the Wildlife Protection and Public Safety Act) NM, Roxy's Law!
Up to date!
Trump is totally crazy, he should be impeached immediately. If the boarder wall case comes to Supreme Court he will get his wall: his cronies on court Kavanaugh & Co will fix it for him....so very sad how Trump ruins your beautiful country in only a few years with the support of the Senate.
Help us scale back pangolin trafficking!
Renounce the Use of Pangolin Scales in Medicine!
Demand an End to the Cruel and Inhumane Trapping and Hunting of Bobcats in Colorado!
Take action please, and urge key State Representatives to vote YES on House Bill 366, banning cruel, indiscriminate traps, snares and poisons from New Mexico's public land
Several actions for our Wilderness!
Trump has today declared a national emergency so he can build is fracking wall. So much is at stake for animals who are innocent bystanders. i feel bad for the people but it is the animals I care about.Rare Footage of Arizona Ocelot Shows What Could Be Lost by Border Wall
Those mass killing that take place in the US are considered a tragedy yet this is what they do to animals and it is called a sport. What is the difference ????!!!!
I do love the Colombia news.The other petition is signed and shared. Thanks Monika.
Save this rescue center for wildlife!
Mobilisation générale pour sauver le centre de sauvegarde des animaux sauvages !
"Après plus de 20 ans d’existence, ce centre de sauvegarde avait permis à une dizaine de milliers d’animaux sauvages impactés par les activités humaines de retrouver la nature." Protégez la biodiversité des activités néfastes de l'homme.
click to sign, confirm email
Wildlife Killing Contest Set to Occur in Wisconsin Over Valentine's Day Weekend
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 13, 2019
Legislation to ban the bloodsport introduced last week ~
Photos released of dumped coyote carcasses near Washburn
Wildlife killing contests like Fur Bang! and Moondog Madness--which took place in January and February this year in Sparta, Sauk City, and Cambria and resulted in the death of 155 coyotes--happen in great numbers in Wisconsin. The contests target a range of species including bobcats, coyotes, crows, foxes, opossums, pigeons, rabbits, and raccoons. Such events spurred Wisconsin State Senator Fred Risser to introduce a bill last week that would prohibit organizing and participating in competitions to kill wild animals for entertainment or prizes. The legislation has an exemption for fishing contests and does not prohibit hunting on public or private lands.
“Wildlife killing contests are a cruel stain on Wisconsin’s long legacy of conservation,” said Senator Fred Risser. “Not only are questionable tactics used to attract and kill the animals, but often, the animals are not used for any purpose after they are killed and their carcasses are left to rot."
“We applaud Senator Risser for championing legislation to ban cruel and wasteful wildlife killing contests in Wisconsin,” said Camilla Fox, Founder and Executive Director of Project Coyote. “These competitions are no different than bloodsports like dogfighting and are ecologically and ethically indefensible.”
Photos have recently surfaced of decomposing coyote carcasses located on U.S. Forest Service (USFS ) lands near the Washburn site of Fur Bang!. While the USFS and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were unable to determine where the animals came from, it is common for wildlife killing contest participants to dump the dead bodies after the events are over.
"Altogether I found more than 60 coyote carcasses at the dump site before I quit counting,” said Paul DeMain, the Hayward resident who took the photos on April 29, 2018, near a popular hiking trail in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. “Killing and dumping wild animals is repugnant to living beings, life, and our coexistence with creation.”
“The animals killed in these contests are maligned but intrinsically, ecologically, and aesthetically valuable to the citizens and ecosystems of Wisconsin,” said Rachel Tilseth, Menomonie resident and Founder of Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin. “Ending this bloodsport is the right thing to do.”
A coalition of state and national groups are supporting Sen. Risser’s bill. If the legislation passes, Wisconsin will join California, which banned the awarding of prizes for furbearers and nongame mammals in 2014, and Vermont, which banned coyote killing contests in 2018.
The National Coalition to End Wildlife Killing Contests is working in a number of other states, including Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Oregon, to pass similar legislation in 2019.
Great news from Colombia! I also posted them in the Hunting topic!
Get Cruel Inhumane Glue Traps Banned in UK
While biting winter temperatures send us somewhat-highly-evolved primates scurrying for shelter, critters who have to brave the elements are seemingly comfortable and unperturbed. We’ve selected five wildlife webcams that feature some amazing cold-weather adaptations and quirky behaviors our fellow Earthlings have evolved to navigate the chill.
Trying to catch up
Bravo Colombia!!! Read all about it!!!
No more trophy hunting!!
I just saw the deadline was Thursday. Hopefully the outcome will be good anyway. Bittersweet news for the butterflies.
I look forward to the winners of that contest but probably will not be entering myself. I have some nice insect photos and a butterfly sleeping but I won't fool myself. I signed what I had not and will work on that iist. Thanks Monika.
I do not know what this says but a picture is worth a thousand words as they say.
Entries are still open!
There's just over a month left to submit your Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019 entries - closing time 5pm on 18 February 2019.
Great news: Millions of monarch butterflies safely made it from Canada to Mexico for the winter — more than twice as many as last year!
“Goldilocks” weather — not too hot, not too cold, just right — along the migratory route helped the eastern monarch population swell to its highest numbers in over a decade.
This amazing achievement is the result of collective actions by thousands of people like you. Every milkweed and pollinator-friendly wildflower planted in gardens, schools, parks and roadsides helped!
At the same time, the western population of monarch butterflies, which migrates along the Pacific coast and spends winters in Southern California, has dropped to 28,429 butterflies — a 99.4 per cent decline since the 1980s!
While we hope you’ll join us in savouring the good news about the monarchs in Mexico, these dramatically contrasting stories highlight that this species remains in serious peril.
telling them to list monarch butterflies as endangered under the federal Species at Risk Act.
For this action , posted in window below, it is to late. The vote on it was yesterday (Thursday).
(NM. Urge the members of the House Energy, Environment & Natural
Resources Committee to vote YES on House Bill 366, state legislation
to ban traps, snares, and poisons on public land, also known as
"Roxy's Law” )
Up to date! thank you dear Kate and Christeen
.Let's defend the wildlife in India!
LET'S SAVE AFRICA'S GIRAFFES
Support Genuine Wildlife Sanctuaries
NM. Urge the members of the House Energy, Environment & Natural
Resources Committee to vote YES on House Bill 366, state legislation
to ban traps, snares, and poisons on public land, also known as
I sign the ones to Trump knowing they will fall on uncaring ears and the ones from NRDC and organizations at least have a little more hope. The ones that we see from individuals I sign but do ot give them a secodn thought His loathsomeness never seems to wane.
I saw a documemtary years ago about the wildlife in Chernobyl and was happy to see so many animals thriving, especially the wolves. I will wathc the video in a little bit as it it time to move on to the next part of the morning. Thanks for posting it.
I posted the Trump petition because the author is NRDC, a powerful organisation. As you can see on the petition, they have already 43.000 signatures on it. But you are right Kate, in general I also doubt of any impact a petition to Trump might have...he is so anti-animal focussed and gives a sh** on them
The video of the flying foxes rescue is nice! Thanks for sharing!
Good to know that animals can survive radiation and have a good life in these zones. Humans cannot and go extinct after a nuclear world war. Than animals can finally live in peace again!Otter Spotted in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, as Wildlife Continues to Thrive | Daily Mail Online
Christeen - 17 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
- Chernobyl was abandoned after an explosion at a power plant in 1986
- Humans have not returned, but studies have found evidence of wildlife
- Wolves were spotted in 2015 and in a more recent study, otters were found
- Researchers believe that wildlife is thriving in Chernobyl
Video on the site
Tell Trump? First he would have to stand up and air out his brain and then get a dose of ethics. I will look at the rest later. Between that photo of the murderous killers and the last China petition, which you will see when you go on there, I needed to post something nice as well. Those are beautiful photos, Monika, and much needed.
https://ladyfreethinker.org/rescued-baby-flying-foxes-cutest-thing-youve-seen-day/ There isa video as well.
It needs some nice photos after the cruel postings !!
Undercover investigation exposes grisly cruelty at Oregon wildlife
killing contest; lawmakers move to ban such events in the state
Graphic video (I cannot watch this cruelty anymore)
Lawsuit Targets California Permit for Clearcutting Endangered Marten Habitat. Clearcut Logging Increases Extinction Risk for Rare Carnivore
Conservationists today sued the California Department of Fish and
Wildlife to challenge its “Safe Harbor Agreement” that would allow
Green Diamond Resource Co. to harm state-endangered Humboldt martens
by clearcutting the endangered animal’s habitat.
Tell Trump: Take Action Now to Help Save Giraffes from Extinction!
Moved from old topic
The petition is signed and I will hope that bill passes.
US onlyProtect Animals and Their Habitats from Trump's Border Wall! (The man is evil).