Apple Rejects Idiotic Seal Clubbing Game

Critter News

Thanks to Apple for not accepting this game onto their app store. Tags: canada seal hunt Stupid entertainment seals Designed by, who else, a Canadian! One who can't understand what all the fuss is about. It's just like all that clubbing you usually see in cartoons. Idiot.

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King Juan Carlos, Honorary Head of World Wildlife Fund Spain, Caught in Elephant Hunt

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King Juan Carlos of Spain, Honorary President of WWF Spain, is recovering in hospital after breaking his hip in Botswana where he was on an elephant hunt. Apparently it isn't the first time the King has been shooting big game in Africa, or elsewhere (Apparently he killed a bear in Russia a few years ago too). africa spain blood sport hunting elephantsFrom the Wildlife Extra News. April 2012.

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PETA Goes After Canada's Seal Hunt

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PETA has launched a spoof site for the Vancouver Olympic Games over seal hunting. Seal hunting is just plain wrong. 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. Slavery used to be a tradition in some societies. I like Canada.

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Kentucky’s Crane Hunt-It Ain’t Over…

10,000 Birds

For those of you who’ve been following the drama unfolding in Kentucky regarding a sandhill crane hunt, there’s bad news. An eight-member commission unanimously approved the hunt proposal in early June. It isn’t hard even for a simple bird painter to divine that Commissioner Gassett stands to gain financially from a crane hunt in Kentucky. That dog don’t hunt. Birds Conservation Kentucky crane hunt sandhill crane hunting sandhill cranes

California Legislators Call for Wildlife Official's Resignation

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The wildlife official in question is the President of the California Fish and Game Commission. He is a proponent of trophy hunting and was photographed with a dead mountain lion in Idaho. fish and wildlife california government mountain lions hunting idaho trophy huntingFull story here.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

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Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced as part of Great Outdoors Month the agency is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Service is committed to strengthening and expanding hunting and fishing opportunities,” said Ashe. “By Hunting, within specified limits, is permitted on 335 wildlife refuges. Why would you open it up to hunting?

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CA Wildlife Official Photographed with Dead Mountain Lion

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Dan Richards, president of the California Fish and Game Commission, is shown in the photo, holding a mountain lion he reportedly hunted and killed in Idaho, according to Western Outdoor Press, which published the photo. Hunting mountain lion is legal in Idaho, but illegal in California. wildlife management california Stupid mountain lions hunting idahoWhat was this idiot thinking? The full story is below and it comes from

Come@Me: Hunting Is Not Conservation

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The definition of the word HUNT is “to chase or search for game or other wild animals for the purpose of catching or killing.” ” Obviously the dictionary does not equate hunting with conservation. If you have some insane idea that Hunting Is Conservation: I think we all remember the fate of the Passenger Pigeon ? Lacey of Iowa introduced the nation’s first wildlife-protection law, which banned the interstate shipping of unlawfully killed game.

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Crows, Contest Killing, and Communication

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The subject was not hunting; it was contest killing. Defenders of the gun club accused me of lying, of distorting facts, of being anti-hunting, of being an animal rights activist, of being allied with the dreaded Friends of Animals, of hiding my true agenda (gun control), and of being unconcerned that animal lovers were supposedly threatening members of the gun club with death. As a group, yes, we are anti-hunting,” she said. What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.

Virgina Creates Wildlife Crime Watch Program

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They were all hunting associations AND the National Rifle Association. Wildlife Crime Watch" is a new program implemented by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. This program is a proactive effort to develop a partnership between citizens and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Game Wardens and Department biologists will be available to provide information on wildlife and environmental issues. Sounds intriguing.

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Serial Poachers Devastate Montana

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Brian Golie, FWP game warden in Wolf Creek,classifies serial poachers as people who target trophy animals and will do anything to kill them. Tags: wildlife crime fish and wildlife montana poaching us trophy hunting This article describes the devastation being inflicted on Montana's wildlife by serial poachers. It's also an insight into how serial poachers think.

Virginia Fox Smuggler Gets Six Months

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Hunters would then pay to hunt in the pens. He was caught after a yearlong investigation by Virginia game officials that included the undercover purchases of 54 red foxes and 47 coyotes from Blevins. Tags: wildlife trafficking blood sport fox hunting us Howard Glen Blevins, 68, of Asheville, N.C., pleaded guilty in March to five counts of trafficking in wild animals. A statement from U.S.

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The Beautiful and Colorful Mourning Dove

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It’s a good thing too, because it is the leading gamebird in North America in terms of total harvest and the widespread distribution of hunting effort. Approximately one million hunters annually harvest more than 20 million Mourning Doves , which exceeds the annual harvest of all other migratory game birds combined 3. Use of non-toxic shot when hunting waterfowl has been mandatory, nationwide, since 1991.

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Zero Gravity Brewing Company: Bob White

10,000 Birds

Unlike several other gamebird species commonly raised and released for hunting in North America, the Northern Bobwhite ( Collinus virginianus ) is, of course, a native of the continent, though its natural range lies mostly in the southeastern quarter of the continent, and south into Mexico and the Caribbean. Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze gamebird hunting introduced species Northern Bobwhite quailAt last, it’s spring in the northern half of the world.

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We Should Kill More Lions

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The answer should be obvious to anyone familiar with wildfowl hunting in the US and the film Jerry McGuire – money. If you want to have the “thrill” of shooting a wild lion (not a canned hunt), well, you’re going to need a lot of land to sustain those lions. Take the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. Managing areas for hunting does exactly that. these are arguments to fix hunting rather than ban it. Conservation Animal Rights hunting

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Trumpeter Swans: Don’t Shoot Them

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They were heavily hunted as food, and for the feathers. There were other people in the vicinity who witnessed the swans flying into the water and being shot,” said Jenni,… DNR non-game wildlife specialist Lori Naumann believes the higher number of trumpeter swans visiting the hospital this season is for two reasons. Birds Conservation Cygnus buccinator hunting Minnesota Trumpeter Swan

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#CeciltheLion is a dangerous direction for conservation

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Another day, another dead lion erupting in the world’s media, another opportunity for me to annoy my few remaining anti-hunting friends. For being a girl that beat a guy in a computer game. For being a feminist with an opinion on comic books, or games. Often just for being a woman (its telling how many of these “outrages” about hunting involve women, not men. Conservation hunting internet

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ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Sandhill Crane Hunt in Kentucky?! Sandhill Crane Hunt in Kentucky?! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public comment on a proposal to hunt sandhill cranes in Kentucky. The Kentucky Ornithological Society and the Beckham Bird Club have both come out strongly against the hunting season. It is OK for people to like to hunt.

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Duck Numbers And Duck Stamp Sales No Longer Correlate

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The number of people who hunt waterfowl in the US has declined since the mid 1990s. From the abstract of the study: Current waterfowl populations provide liberal hunting seasons, but waterfowl hunter numbers have declined since the mid–1990s. Development and implementation of programs and policies that maintain or increase participation in waterfowl hunting will assist in habitat conservation efforts and continue waterfowl hunting traditions.

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Use it or lose it?

10,000 Birds

The first most readers have probably been aware of, the cheerleader hunter who has been in the news for, well, hunting game animals and being attractive and blonde. I’ve written before about how I don’t think shooting game in the name of conservation is necessarily a bad idea. Regular readers of this site might be able to think of a much discussed example, that of birding on National Wildlife Refuges versus hunting. Sustainable hunting doesn’t.

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Astonishing Move By UK Government to Control Buzzards

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You could raise both, given that there are 40 million Pheasants released in the UK each year and previous research by the industry’s own science lobby (Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust) had found little evidence of raptor take (0.6% Conservation Britain hunting UKSkimming through the myriad of posts in my blog reader yesterday I came across a post from the ever-watchful guys at the Raptor Persecution Scotland blog that left me cold with anger.

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Phoenix Restaurant Serves Lion Burgers

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And now Selogie himself is questioning whether the meat was fair game. "I I was led to believe they were not hunted, they were not shot, they were not abused," Selogie said. "I Game meat such as lion can be sold as long as the species isn't endangered, and the CDC hasn't prohibited importation of African lion, although its Asiatic cousin is on the endangered list. No, I'm not making this up. From the Associated Press.

On SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer

Animal Person

Would intelligent beings riot over the out come of a soccer game? Most believe that it's wrong to hunt animals for sport, but sport hunting is legal. I finally read SPECIESISM , by Joan Dunayer, which was published a couple of years after ANIMAL EQUALITY , which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago. This book has so many great quotes that I'm going to have to write a couple of posts about them. Off we go (and all of the below are exact quotes).

5 Puzzling Toys That Will Keep Your Pup Entertained for Hours

4 The Love Of Animals

What can your pup do to exercise their mind, if they aren’t involved in the pack’s hunt? Problem-solving skills are as good for your dog as they are for you, and it’s always a delight to see your canine companion beam with pride when they have “won” their game. As a result, even games of catch give your puppy more to think about. Because of the size of the plastic covers, it’s best to use this toy only when someone is around to supervise the puppy’s game.

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National Family Pack Walk Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

mile walk around the National Mall will be led by Cesar and Scooby, followed by an afternoon packed with Scooby-Doo-themed activities such as arts & crafts, a reading lounge, game tents, a scavenger hunt, and more! This year’s National Family Pack Walk will prove, once again, that it’s not your average walk in the park. Scooby-Doo, Cesar Millan, four-legged friends and their pet parents from around the U.S., will walk to raise money to save the lives of shelter dogs. The 1.5

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Weird Cat Behaviors (And What They Mean)

4 The Love Of Animals

Your cat has likely noticed that you don’t stalk and hunt like she does, so she may bring you a dead animal as if to say, Look, this is how it’s done; the same way she might do with her own kittens when she’s teaching them to hunt. Your cat’s antics can say a lot about what they’re thinking. Cats are funny animals that’s half the reason Youtube exists and they’re funny because so much of what they do seems inexplicable.

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Forest Bathing

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Now that I have driven that to a state of relative completion and I am compelled to return to the forest, I learned that the government here has re-opened the hunting season. During a two-year long moratorium on hunting in T&T, I had some of the most incredible birding experiences.

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The slaughter tourism trade in Serbia

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As we speak, in Serbia these birds are still hunted in August and September. Local bird protection NGOs have been demanding a hunting ban on both Quails and Turtle Doves ever since. As a result, on June 19 the Ministry announced a two years hunting ban on Turtle Dove. You guessed it right – the hunting lobby used their influence for political pressures. And that flight is illegal because EU legislation does not allow export of game meat from Serbia to EU.

Botswana’s Private Reserves

10,000 Birds

While much of the attention that Africa’s tourism industry gets is for its (deservedly) popular national parks and game reserves, a lot of wildlife viewing is possible away from the big name places. Many countries have private reserves and concessions, run for tourism or hunting, that provide outstanding wildlife watching opportunities. Brown-hooded Kingfishers hunt far from water.

Birding in the Delhi area Part 1

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House-hunting, apparently. Looks like it should have played an extra in “Game of Thrones” Brahminy Kite. One of the many things I did not know about Delhi is that it is the capital city with the second-largest number of bird species (after Nairobi).

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

No wildlife species, especially a migratory one shared in common by many nations, can withstand commercial hunting without end. In the United States, we learned this lesson just in time to rescue our migratory waterfowl and other prized game species from oblivion at the beginning of the 20th century. All commercial hunting was banned, and those species were carefully managed for sport hunting only. Commercial hunting of wildlife was always a losing proposition on land.

The interesting habits of Harris’s Hawks

10,000 Birds

They have adapted a form of communal living, to the point of cooperative hunting techniques. One of these methods is where one bird will fly down thru an arroyo, and spook out the game for its waiting members of the pack. This way of hunting has proven to be very successful, as sometimes there are as many as 7 birds all working together. they repeated this several times before getting bored with the game and flew away.

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Terredora Dipaolo: Aglianico Campania (2016)

10,000 Birds

While the hunting of game with trained birds of prey can be a controversial topic among birders , falconry was a valuable early source of information on birds, and its history, culture, and imagery continue to fascinate bird lovers, as we shall see. So, as both a form of hunting and an invitation to courtship (and perhaps to even less respectable amorous acts), falconry in the Middle Ages developed strong associations with love, both courtly and carnal.

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What is the State Bird of Pennsylvania?

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The legislature named the grouse the state bird in 1931 , and as it is a game bird it is legal to hunt them in the fall and winter seasons. Though grouse are not on any watch list and are categorized as an IUCN species of “least concern,” their populations are still on the decline, and because they are popular for hunting many states have imposed bag limits and shortened hunting seasons. You are walking on a wooded path in Pennsylvania.

Wisconsin Falconer Legally Traps Snowy Owl

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” Most shrugged and said very few US falconers fly owls because they’re slow and some species you can only hunt at night, that wouldn’t be much fun to watch. If anything, falconry birds like the above red-tailed hawk are a hunting partner, especially wild caught birds. If you are a bad hunting partner and do not flush enough game, the raptor will fly off when released and not return. Ask if you can ever go hunting with them.

Last Gasp for Sandhill Cranes—Act Now!

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As you’ll remember, Kentucky’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources unanimously passed its sandhill crane hunting proposal. The public comment period on the Kentucky sandhill crane hunting proposal ends AUGUST 1 2011. Here are six top reasons to protest this hunt. photo by Vickie Henderson Six Top Reasons to Protest Eastern Flyway Crane Hunting: Sandhill cranes have a very low recruitment rate. Remember, they were hunted nearly to extinction in the East before.

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Should is not a Solution

10,000 Birds

My post last week where I defended game hunting as a conservation tool has, unaccountably, encountered a certain amount of push back. Who would have thought that a post defending hunting game in general would have not been universally acclaimed? I will address two of them in the new year, namely, “Is hunting moral at all?” Dogs should not be used to hunt foxes. And therein my quarrel with those that oppose game hunting in Africa.

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Stolpman Vineyards: Para Maria de los Tecolotes (2017)

10,000 Birds

In birding, perhaps only the proverbial wild goose chase and snipe hunt rank below owling in terms of expected success. A Great Horned Owl illustrated in Game Birds: Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy Birds of Prey, Game Birds and Water-Fowls by Neltje Blanchan.

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What’s In a Name: Eleonora’s Falcon

10,000 Birds

As this series has already shown us, ornithological nomenclature is often a game of utter nepotism. She also had an interest in ornithology – in particular, she banned the hunting of falcons. Got a buddy whose birthday you forgot? Thinking about hitting someone up for a loan? Name a bird after them to butter them up! I’m pretty sure that both Machiavelli and Miss Manners have discussed the issue at length.

Welcome Back

10,000 Birds

Last weekend I wasn’t on the hunt for any species in particular though. Whatever was in flight within their airspace was fair game. This pervasive pandemic we’re currently experiencing has squashed everyone’s travel plans – humans that is.

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Falconry – Bloodsport or Alternative Form of Birding?

10,000 Birds

Dirt hawking is a form of falconry that involves hunting rabbits and other small game with Harris Hawks (other hawk species also qualify). One of the primary reasons that these hawks make such excellent falconry birds is because they are one of only two raptor species (the other is the Galapagos Hawk ) that hunt cooperatively. In the case of fox hunting (a true bloodsport), dogs are domesticated animals that are killing, not for food, but for sport.

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Brouwerij Verhaeghe: Duchesse de Bourgogne

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While the hunting of game with trained birds of prey can be a controversial topic among birders , falconry was a valuable early source of information on birds, and its history, culture, and imagery continue to fascinate bird lovers, as we shall see. Early in 1482, Mary of Burgundy, sovereign regnant of the Duchy of Burgundy and consort of Archduke Maximilian I of Austria, embarked on a falconry hunt with her husband and several knights.

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The Great Bustard Search is On (1)

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Together with African Kori Bustard (which I observed on a camping trip in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve), this is the heaviest flying bird in the world. Habitat destruction combined with hunting has pushed them away from their former breeding grounds. Last but not least, the Special Nature Reserve is being managed by the local hunting club – the reserve occupies their hunting ground.

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