Springtime in Canada Geese Country

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Normally, I don’t look forward to seeing the Canada Geese on the lake near my Florida home. The post Springtime in Canada Geese Country appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Birds canada geese Florida

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Canada Leaves Kyoto Protocol

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On Tuesday, Canada’s Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan said he has a legal mandate to continue to inform Parliament of the government’s progress when it comes to meeting its targets under the binding climate accord. Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May accused the Conservatives of breaking domestic law by withdrawing from the international climate-change accord — a move she says has made Canada a “pariah on the world stage.”. canada climate change

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But…It’s a Canada Goose?

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I personally don’t think so, but here is the story ofthe first Canada Goose in the CBC history for the Everglades National Park. The birds in questions were the aforementioned Canada Goose and three happily foraging Chipping Sparrows. The post But…It’s a Canada Goose?

Canada Okays Matching Seal Quota

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Really, Canada? canada seal hunt sealsThis despite a dry market for seal products and a warming climate that is hurting the species? Really? For the full article, go to The Globe and Mail here. The market for Canadian seal pelts has gone dry but the federal government will still allow sealers to kill 400,000 of the marine mammals when the annual hunt opens next Monday.

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Fur Stores in Vancouver Canada Vandalized

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Four fur stories in the Vancouver, Canada, area were vandalized by animal rights activists who sprayed red paint on the windows and doors. The four stores were Capilano Furs, Speiser Furs, Snowflake Canada and Pappas Furs. canada activism fur ALF animal rightsCredit is being taken by ALF. Read the full story here at the Vancouver Sun.

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Air Canada To Stop Shipping Lab Primates

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Thank you Air Canada! Today, more than 40 animal advocacy organizations across Canada praised Air Canada for its recent decision to stop shipping non-human primates into the country for use in research laboratories. Airlines in Canada must obtain approval from the CTA to revise their shipping guidelines. Unfortunately, the CTA is requiring Air Canada to continue shipping primates to laboratories while it considers the issue. "We Excellent news!

Canada's Military Goes Back to Fur Hats

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Canada's military is reverting to issuing real fur winter hats to soldiers, replacing synthetic tuques for winter use, the Department of Defense announced. Defense spokeswoman Josee Hunter told the newspaper "the uniforms worn by the Canadian Forces are a reflection of Canada's proud heritage," although animal rights activists had a different take on heritage. canada furI think this is just stubbornness. Excerpted from UPI.

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Canada Reaches Seal Product Deal with China

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In order to offset the loss of the seal product market in Europe, Canada has made a deal with China. canada europe seal hunt seals chinaI'm not surprised. China as a whole still doesn't have a national conscience about these issues. Although 40 Chinese animal rights groups have protested, they don't really have any political or financial clout to change anything.

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Air Canada Criticized for Transporting Research Monkeys

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The arrival of 48 monkeys on a flight from China this weekend has brought Air Canada under fire for shipping primates destined for research laboratories, but the airline says it is obliged by federal law to accept monkeys as cargo. Air Canada is one of a small number of airlines that continues to transport these primates, Kite said. canada animal research vivisection primatesAwful. For the full Toronto Star story, go here.

Canada's Marineland Under Scrutiny for Poor Animal Care

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canada animal abuse marine life marine animals entertainment OrcasAllegations are that sea animals are not being well-cared for at this Niagara Falls resort.

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“Oh, Bittersweet Canada” – Distillerie Mariana: Avril Amaretto Québécois

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“Oh, sweet Canada, Canada, Canada” is perhaps the best-best known of birdsong mnemonics in North America, familiar to birders as an aid to remembering the voice of the White-throated Sparrow ( Zonotrichia albicollis ). Oh, sweet Canada indeed.

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Air Canada Feeling Pressure to Stop Shipping Lab Monkeys

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I don't think it's likely that Air Canada is going to budge on this. Animal-rights activists are urging Air Canada to stop shipping live monkeys and other animals destined for experimentation, saying the airline can change its tariff rules if it wants. According to a legal opinion solicited by the Humane Society International Canada, Air Canada can set and amend the terms of its tariffs. "In canada animal research primates

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Seal Meat Served in Canada

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It also has been a traditional food for generations of hunters in Canada's east who serve it up roasted, or sometimes with a hearty Burgundy sauce. Tags: canada meat seals restaurants Definitely a niche market ,but demand has been increasing. And this is despite the bad press received by the annual seal hunts. For time immemorial seal has been eaten -- raw -- as a traditional food by indigenous people such as the Inuit.

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Canada Threatens WTO Action on Seal Ban

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If Europe bans seal products, Canada may go to the WTO (World Trade Organization) and appeal. Tags: canada europe trade seals

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Oh Sweet Canada! Canucks Vote on Best Bird

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The contest: Canada’s national bird. Five candidates made the final cut: Common Loon , Snowy Owl , Gray Jay , Black-capped Chickadee , and of course, Canada Goose , like the specimen above photographed by Daniel D’Auria and posted on Wikimedia Commons. Sadly excluded were the Canada Warbler , and the White-throated Sparrow , with its melodic ode to Canada—or Sam Peabody, depending on your ear.).

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The Amusing Case of the Gulf Breeze Zoo Canada Geese

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The Canada Goose sits on its nest of pine cones. With so much to look at, you wouldn’t think my eyes would be drawn to a pine cone nest on the ground, complete with a Canada Goose parent shielding her delicate eggs from the nearby antelope species. The Canada Geese (on the right side) show no fear. Canada Geese are known for being versatile and adaptable birds. The post The Amusing Case of the Gulf Breeze Zoo Canada Geese appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Walmart Canada Pulls Rabbit Fur Slippers

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The Animal Defence League of Canada got Walmart to pull slippers containing real rabbit fur off its shelves. Tags: consumers canada fur walmart Walmart (of all places) has a no-fur policy. The slippers are called Tender Tootsies. DON'T BUY THEM!

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Another Canada Goose Cull

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Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada will cull up to 250 Canada Geese that are leaving too many droppings on the waterfront. This story broke just in time for Canada Day too… a. Asides

Canada to Push Seal Hunt Agenda at G-7

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Canada needs to stop exploiting its natural resources and move into a more sophisticated type of economy. Tags: canada seal hunters Stupid seals The Canadian government is so damn stubborn on this issue. The second half of the article deals with their attempts at pushing that damn seal hunt. Is it THAT much a part of its economy? You'd think they were a developing nation with nothing else to offer.

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Canada Promoting Seal Meat and Fur in China

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The EU was a small market for Canada. Tags: canada Now there is a marriage made in heaven, two countries with atrocious records on animal issues have come together. Of course, we're disappointed in their actions," Ms. Shea said by telephone from China today. That being said, there are many other markets out there. That's what we're doing in China. We're trying to expand on the market that's here." Maybe they can start trading them for bear gall bladders and tiger parts.

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Canada and Greenland Defend Seal Hunting

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They are testifying with Canada against an EU ban on seal products. Canada has said a ban could violate trade rules and it threatened action if a ban was introduced. Tags: canada greenland europe seal hunters seals Oh, yeah, I forgot about Greenland. Both claim that a ban would be devastating. They spoke before a hearing on the proposed ban.

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New Horse Slaughter Rules to Appear in Canada

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Canada’s National Bird: And the Winner Is …

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Those of you who have been waiting with bated breath for the past few months in anticipation can finally exhale: Canada has a new national bird. After vigorous, engaged public debate, the winner is the Gray Jay , a bird only found in Canada’s boreal forests that, supporters say, reflects well on Canadians themselves, with its friendliness, hardiness, and smarts. News Canada Gray Jay national bird Royal Canadian Geographic Society

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Canada Fears Oil Spills in its Own Waters

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They should fear oil spills because, I'm sorry, Canada is not the best in terms of environmental safeguards, laws or requirements. Tags: canada oil spill oil drilling pollution They've had oil spills before, but nowhere near the scale of the one in the Gulf of Mexico. The industry is not as developed, but it's heading in that direction. It would therefore benefit the Canadians to prepare. As long as they allow offshore oil drilling, a massive spill is a definite possibility.

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The Sandhill Cranes vs. Canada Geese

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On the other hand, the Canada Geese have both safety in numbers and famously aggressive personalities. Only two cranes stood to take on the dozen or so Canada Geese, and from my vantage point it looked like the latter had the upper hand, hissing and wagging their tails if the larger birds got close. The post The Sandhill Cranes vs. Canada Geese appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Canada’s Naughtiest Dog contest

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Readers in Canada, this is for you! Bark Busters , the world’s largest dog training company, announced today its search for Canada’s Naughtiest Dog. It’s unnecessary for dog owners to live with and be frustrated by their dog’s poor behaviour,” says Jeff Cooke, President, Bark Busters Canada. Canada’s Naughtiest Dog contest has already received its first entry. Do you have the naughtiest dog?

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PETA Goes After Canada's Seal Hunt

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I like Canada. I'm an American, but I grew up seeing Noltan Nash, the Beachcombers and Hockey Night in Canada on the TV. PETA has launched a spoof site for the Vancouver Olympic Games over seal hunting. I criticize PETA a lot, but in this case I think they are right on the money. I hate the seal slaughter. I think it's barbaric and should be ended. You can go on and on about tradition, but just because something is old doesn't make it good.

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Too Many Canada Geese in the Dakotas?

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They are upping the bag limit to try to keep Canada Geese in check. Asides

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Canada Up to Its Old Seal-Killing Tricks

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The amendments to the Marine Mammal Regulations, which include strengthened federal enforcement, come just over a month after newly appointed federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea said Canada is "going straight ahead for the 2009 hunt. Tags: canada seal hunters seals Here they go again. Trying to put a humane face on a barbaric practice.

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Birding a Flock of Canada Geese

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Canada Geese are a nuisance. It is not the fault of Canada Geese that they have become a trash bird. The released birds had no urge to migrate and discovered that suburbia, with vast expanses of yummy grass and a plethora of ponds, lakes, and water hazards, was paradise for a Canada Goose. New York City has famously taken to catching and gassing Canada Geese so it is actually getting difficult to find decent-sized flocks of the birds in Brooklyn and Queens.

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Activists Release 6000 Mink in Canada

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Activists in BC broke in and released 6000 mink. The article mentions this as being part of "Operation Bite Back", which I don't get. Bite Back is an ALF website that posts about these kinds of things

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PETA and IFAW Plan 24 City Tour of Canada

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Crowds gathering across Canada to watch the Olympic torch pass through their towns will also be greeted by a 12-meter-tall baby "seal." Both groups will be protesting the seal hunt using the Olympic torch ceremony as the backdrop. PETA and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are holding a joint news conference this week, and I would like to offer you an exclusive advance scoop on it.

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Seal Slaughter Stopped by Russia. Canada? Not So Much.

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Maybe Canada can learn something from the former KGB agent and avid hunter about compassion. Kudos for Russian leader Vladimir Putin for stopping the slaughter of seals. The ministry said: “This is a serious step forward to protect Russia’s biological diversity. This decision was made largely thanks to public environmental organisations which took an active position on this issue.” Conservation groups have staged protests in 20 Russian cities this week, demanding an end to the slaughter.

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Cooper’s Hawk Eating a Road-Killed Canada Goose

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I had no luck finding any “good” geese or the blackbird, but I was fortunate enough to come upon a Cooper’s Hawk that had found a very big meal to enjoy, a road-killed Canada Goose.

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Activists in Canada Found Not Guilty of Getting to Close to Seal Slaughter

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A judge has found five animal-rights activists not guilty of getting too close to seal hunters during the 2006 hunt off Canada's east coast. That's good news. The five were charged with coming within 10 metres of seal hunters on March 26, 2006 while filming the annual slaughter in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, not far from Cape Breton. They are representatives of Humane Society International and Humane Society of the United States.

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Can Eastern Canada’s Piping Plovers Be Saved?

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It’s “ feasible.” ” a. Asides

Canada Mink Breeders Association Annual Meeting in WI on August 31st

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The Canadian Mink Breeders Association will be holding it's annual meeting in Madison WI. Here is a list of the attendees. Here is the link to the CA Mink Breeders site, but it seems to be down.

PETA Sets Up Web Site for Olympics

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Tags: canada seal hunt seals olympics

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PETA Issues Anti-Seal Hunt Video

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They're hoping to use it to discourage tourism to Canada and hit the country economically. Tags: canada seal hunt seals PETA

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Quebec is the Best Province to be an Animal Abuser

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An animal rights group based in the United States has ranked Quebec “the best province to be an animal abuser” in a report on Canada’s animal welfare record. The Animal Legal Defence Fund says in its fourth annual report ranking Canada’s 13 provinces and territories on their animal protection laws that only Nunavut ranks worse than Quebec. montreal canada animal abuse quebec legislationThat sucks. From the Montreal Gazette.

Swiss Activists Try to Ban Seal Products

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canada seal hunt seal hunters SwitzerlandI had no idea that Switzerland is NOT part of the EU. Therefore, the EU's ban on seal products does not apply to them. But activists are trying to change that.

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University of British Columbia Has Extensive Animal Research Program

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Quebec to Review Puppy Mill Laws

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The fallout from the huge puppy mill seizure is fueling calls for a review of Quebec's animal rights laws, which are abysmal even for Canada. The raid might represent the largest puppy seizure in Canada. breeders canada animal cruelty quebec puppy mills dogsIt's unbelievable that the maximum penalty would be $1,200 if convicted. Exerpted from CTV News.