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Musk Oxen Keep Dying at University of Alaska Research Station

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The death toll for musk oxen at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Large Animal Research Station rose to nine after a school veterinarian euthanized two older bulls that never recovered from a suspected trace mineral deficiency that caused the deaths of seven other animals in September and October. animal research university of alaska musk ox alaskaThis is kind of weird. Maybe nothing's wrong, but a review of the animal care program is being initiated.

Wolf Killng Begins in Alaska

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The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game hopes to kill up to 328 wolves in order to protect caribou calves. The LA Times Greenspace blog has the story.

Tales of Wildlife Smuggling

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Tags: wildlife smuggling alaska

Good News About Blue Whales

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Looks like blue whales may be coming back to Alaska. From the Associated Press: Blue whales are returning to Alaska in search of food and could be re-establishing an old migration route several decades after they were nearly wiped out by commercial whalers, scientists say. The animals used to cruise from Mexico and Southern California to Alaska, but they had mostly vanished from Alaskan waters. Tags: oceans marine life whales environment alaska endangered species

Palin Now Going After Endangered Whales

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For this reason, the state of Alaska contends that additional regulation is unnecessary. The State of Alaska has worked cooperatively with the federal government to protect and conserve beluga whales in Cook Inlet," Palin said last week. Tags: beluga whale Palin alaska endangered species First wolves, then polar bears, now beluga whales. And those are just the endangered animals (remember the turkey being ground up during her tv interview?)

Aussan Natural Cleaners Giveaway

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This is open to those in the USA only, with the exceptions of Alaska and Hawaii. Our pets spend most of their lives on the floor. They sleep there, play there, and even eat there. Is it any wonder we should be concerned with the products we use to clean the floors in our home?

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Big Miracle Giveaway

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About the story: Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can’t wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market.

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German Artist Wants to Kill Puppies to Protest Dog Killings

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An unidentified German actor has been stopped by Berlin’s administrative court, following his announcement that he planned to strangle two puppies with cable wires on stage to protest against the slaughter of sled dogs in Alaska and hunting dogs in Spain, with their death being accompanied by a funeral march music and loud gong. I had to read this twice before it sunk in. I wonder if he was just threatening to do this for the publicity. Bizarre.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks States on Animal Protection

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And the worst: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, South Dakota, Wyoming You can check out the whole report on their web site. The ALDF has released a report on how different states' animal protection laws stack up. Among the best: California, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon.

Polar Bear Hunters Face Battle Over Extinction Worries

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Although few people outside the Arctic realise it, there is still a major legal hunt for the animals in four out of the five states that host the bears: Canada, Greenland, Alaska in the US, and Russia. Native and sport polar bear hunters may be facing more restrictions due to increasing threats to bear populations.

Sarah Palin Thinks Bush Administration Too Environmentally Friendly

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That's what Governor Pallin did in order to suck up to oil and gas interests in Alaska. How far off the reservation do you have to be to sue the Bush administration over environmental issues because they are too strict? The state has sued Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, seeking to reverse his decision to give polar bears protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Bush Earns Some Praise for Ocean Protection

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When you add the roughly 335,000 square-mile-area in the Pacific that is now protected from virtually all fishing to the nearly 700,000 square miles he closed to bottom trawling, the most destructive kind of fishing gear, this president has given future generations an ocean gift nearly the size of Texas and Alaska combined. This blog pounds on George W. Bush a lot. So, to be fair (and balanced!), here's one person who thinks he's done some good stuff for the oceans.

Sarah Palin's Sellout of a Speechwriter

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What a complete and utter whore (and no, I'm not talking about the bible thumping wingnut from Alaska). Seems that the guy that wrote Sarah Palin's convention speech was none other then noted conservative and alleged animal rights supporter Matthew Scully. The Palin-Scully pairing is anything but a guaranteed fit, though. Palin is known as an avid hunter; Scully is best known for his vigorous defense of animal rights.

Nat Geo WILD!

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Trek to Alaska’s Kodiak Island, where Casey gets knee-deep in grizzly life in order to teach Brutus the w and his best friend Brutus, a ays of his wild relatives. Are you excited for the brand new channel from National Geographic?

On Bestiality

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A reader from Alaska sent the following e-mail, with his name, a nickname and phone number, and this is indeed a serious comment. We did have an incident in Alaska regarding bestiality in Juneau, however the incident was an off lier of typical bestiality. Dear Ma'am, There is nothing wrong with bestiality unless the animal is being bound or forced, in relation to bondage, where the animal can not bite or flee.

From Today's New York Times

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Sarah Palin of Alaska, the scientific literature is very clear that polar bear survival is highly threatened in the wild. While Alaska is increasingly devastated by global warming—melting glaciers, permafrost and sea ice, as well as the severe impacts on wildlife, ecosystems and people—she seems to be working not to protect the polar bear or ultimately the citizens of her state, but to make sure nothing gets in the way of energy company plans for expansion.

Sarah Palin Scares Me

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When it comes to wildlife and the environment (to which I'll limit myself in this post) I think she will also have a strong motivation to continue and EXPAND her Alaska policies. I'll be honest. I was never planning on voting for John McCain in the first place. But I wasn't freaked out about this election the way I am now. I thought that if we could survive 8 years of w, we could survive 4 years of McCain. He couldn't be worse. Then he picked this woman.

Twenty Years Ago

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In what has to be considered pure escapism (from the presidential campaign, if nothing else), every news organization is leading with the story of three young whales off the north coast of Alaska (near Barrow). 10-19-88 Wednesday. The whales were frozen in by ice floes on their southward migration from the arctic. Somebody spotted them surfacing in a waterhole and contacted authorities. That set in motion a great train of events.

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: It is deeply troubling that a legally mandated and urgently needed decision to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act has been delayed by one agency of the Interior Department even as another agency rushes ahead with plans to sell oil and gas leases across a huge expanse of critical polar bear habitat in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea (“ Regulatory Games and the Polar Bear ,” editorial, Jan.

Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

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About Dr. Tim: Dr. Tim Hunt is a licensed veterinarian in both Michigan and Alaska. Choosing the right pet for your child is key. By Dr. Tim Hunt, DVM. Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet. Having pets at a young age instills kids with a sense of confidence that they can take care of an animal and help it to live a thriving life. More importantly I find pets can be great therapy for kids.

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

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However, 12 states, namely, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming and Wisconsin [Imagine, The Dairy State doesn't protect a woman's right to nurse!],