Situation Critical for Zimbabwe Wildlife

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War and chaos is bad for everyone, human and non-human. Out-of-control poaching is apparently wiping out all sort of wildlife, including hippos. Tags: bush meat poaching zimbabwe wildlife In Zimbabwe, activists claim impoverished Zimbabweans are killing elephants and eating them.

CA Wildlife Official Photographed with Dead Mountain Lion

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Outcry is growing against one of California’s top wildlife officials after a photo of him holding a dead mountain lion surfaced online last week. The Humane Society of the United States, whose members are outraged over the photo, are exchanging thousands of Facebook and Twitter posts and plan to urge California State Assembly members and Senators to vote to have Richards removed from the commission. wildlife management california Stupid mountain lions hunting idaho

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Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade

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Sometimes I'm just embarrassed to be human. Tags: wildlife crime vietnam wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species From EcoWorldly.the frozen carcass of a baby tiger was found in the trunk of a taxi cab on its way to a buyer in Hanoi.

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Virgina Creates Wildlife Crime Watch Program

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Wildlife Crime Watch" is a new program implemented by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Emphasis will be placed on wildlife and environmental issues but traditional crime prevention will also be addressed. Through community meetings, neighbors will learn more about each other and how to protect wildlife, the environment, personal property and human life. Tags: wildlife crime poaching hunting us Sounds intriguing.

The Hearing Ranges of Animals

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Regardless of whether you’re hard of hearing or have perfect hearing (for a human), this infographic will show you that – whilst us humans are a talented bunch for the most part – our hearing doesn’t compare in the slightest … Continue reading → The post The Hearing Ranges of Animals appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs dolphins just for fun wildlife

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Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

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Travis, like all other chimps, no matter how many amazing “human-like&# behaviors they exhibit, are still wild animals who do not belong to anybody else, and who will undoubtedly revert back to their instincts eventually.

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Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

What immediately hit me after getting so emotional about this is how nature is kind in comparison to the horrible cruelties humans impose on non-human animals, especially “food&# animals. I mean, how can a human being be so incredibly heartless? How do you find the energy sometimes to go about your every day life when you know how much suffering there is in the world around you - human and non-human?

Tigers To Go Extinct in 15 Years? Thanks China!

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As this article points out , tigers are worth more dead than alive if you use humanity's flawed accounting system. Tags: wildlife crime extinction Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers china It's not only China, but all Asian countries that are playing a major role in reducing this beautiful animal's number.

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SeaWorld Orlando Caring for Two Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings

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Hawksbill turtles are endangered due to human exploitation and habitat degradation. people helping animals rescues wildlifeWe have a real love of turtles, so it is always great to hear of people helping care for them.

Many Animals Dying in Australian Wildfires

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Not only did we not think about the impact of the Australian wildfires on wildlife, but we didn't see the AP story on our very own sidebar. The official human death toll stood at 181 from the weekend's deadly fires and authorities said it would exceed 200. While the scope of the wildlife devastation was still unclear, it was likely to be enormous, {Jon Rowdon, president of the rescue group Wildlife Victoria} said.

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China Calls for Tiger Protection

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whether it be animal rights or human rights. Tags: India wildlife trafficking poaching tigers china From the Economic Times (part of the India Times, I think). India’s newfound partnership with China on environment issues has yielded results in the area of tiger protection as well.

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Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE

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Humans are not a normal part of a shark’s diet, and experts believe the vast majority of attacks on people are the result of sharks mistaking us for their traditional prey. Does floating listlessly or actively swimming make humans a more attractive target? tv wildlife

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On Ducks and Geese

Animal Person

Reading Deb's post about the goslings at Poplar and getting Jenny 's request to sign a petition to save the Canada geese of Ballwin, Missouri from mass extermination reminded me how much I miss the wildlife at the neighborhood we lived in from 2002-early 2005. This is Girlie Girl.

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HSUS Offers Reward in Grizzly Poaching Case

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The Humane Society is offering a 2500.00 The Humane Society of the United States and The HSUS Wildlife Land Trust are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of a grizzly bear found dead in Ashton Reservoir near Ashton, Idaho reward for the poaching of a Grizzly in Idaho.

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Listen Today on WALO Radio

Animal Person

We humans, herbivores like ruminants, are fine with one stomach -- we don't eat the really tough stuff like grass. Unlike many humans, they don't burden their bodies with flesh they didn't evolve to eat or factory stuff like hydrogenated oils or tooth-eroding sugar & acid concoctions unless given them by humans.) Achieving humane treatment of animals is inconceivable with our big, popular universities teaching the opposite!

Melange Monday

Animal Person

Ian says, regarding " Veterinarians Train Sealers to Kill Humanely, " that "veterinarians very often do not care about animals but rather are more like auto mechanics who are providing a service for humans (that service may be to save an animal or kill an animal, etc)." Finally, there's an alert from Susan Hargreaves, who is a humane educator here in South Florida (via Trish). See Tim Gorski's (from Rattle the Cage) 2 minute video about humane.

On the Freezing of Birds

Animal Person

I was watching a news segment on a wildlife rehabilitation center here in Florida. Note to everyone who works with birds and water fowl: Hypothermia and rapid freezing are not appropriate methods of euthanasia and are not considered to be humane unless the animal is anesthetized prior to freezing.

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Joy for Orphan Elephants

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Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat.

Dogs of Courage

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There are also tales of dogs who weren’t specially trained, but who turned out to have skills that helped their humans in unexpected ways!

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Lion Population Decreasing in Kenya

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The national lion population has been falling by an average of 100 per year for the last seven years due to a combination of factors, particularly human-wildlife conflict, destruction of habitats, climate change, disease and increase in human population. I've been reading a lot about threatened elephants and primate populations in Africa and wondered about lions. One rarely hears about how they are doing. But, unfortunately, they are in trouble too.

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Huge Effort to Rescue 60 Elephants in Malawi

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They are being moved to a wildlife sanctuary. From Wildlife Extra News. There has been a lot of violence between the elephants and subsistence farmers (unfortunately, I think the violence is pretty one-sided.)

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Court Overrules Federal Government on Wolf ESA Decision

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It's in response to a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups, including The Humane Society of the United States. Fish and Wildlife Service was not supported by the federal Endangered Species Act. Good news for wolves in the Great Lakes area. TRAVERSE CITY - State officials say they're not pleased with a federal court's ruling overturning the government's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list for the Great Lakes region.

Captive Primate Safety Act Passes House

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Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) for sponsoring the measure that will prohibit the trade in non human primates. The bill amends the Lacey Act to include non-human primates as prohibited species for which: `(1) IN GENERAL- It is unlawful for any person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species.

Tiny Turtles

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Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Every year hatchlings face many “human” obstacles during their journey from their nest on the beach to the shoreline. This is a little late, so I am sure they have grown by now, but just look at how adorable these little sea turtles are!

Quantico Has No Compassion for Feral Cats

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Of course, this is the military, so why should they be any better than humanity in general?) They’re a big impact on wildlife. It is their belief, he said, that rendering most of the feral cats sexually inactive will humanely decrease their numbers. ‘‘The We worry about wildlife, disease and nuisance animals.” Feral cats may be an animal problem, but there is a human solution.

Calendar Facts

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From National Wildlife Federation. However, persecution by humans and loss of prey virtually eliminated the wolf from its natural habitat. As I changed my calendars to February, I saw all this information printed on the January spread. Amazing what these calendars can contain. The majestic gray wolf once roamed the United States from coast to coast and from Mexico to Canada.

Another Fake Animal Welfare Group

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The National Animal Interest Alliance is an association of business, agricultural, scientific, and recreational interests dedicated to promoting animal welfare, supporting responsible animal use and strengthening the bond between humans and animals. Our members are pet owners, dog and cat clubs, obedience clubs and rescue groups as well as breeders, trainers, veterinarians, research scientists, farmers, fishermen, hunters and wildlife biologists.

Saving Pelican 895

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Directed by Academy-Award nominee Irene Taylor Brodsky (HBO’s “The Final Inch” and “Hear and Now”) the film is the story of the 895th pelican to be rescued and rehabilitated by a dedicated team of wildlife experts and everyday people, many of whom travel the world responding to oil disasters. This tale of a single bird, and the compassionate people deployed to save him, shows how the process of saving one life restored a degree of humanity for the rest of us.

Puerto Rico Ships Monkey to.Baghdad?

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Puerto Rico is eager to rid itself of the estimated 2,000 patas and rhesus monkeys that have taken a toll on wildlife and agriculture in the Lajas Valley since escaping from nearby research centers 30 years ago. "We It's just reckless and insensitive to send these monkeys, who will be caged, helpless and completely dependent on humans to survive, to such a hazardous area.". The Baghdad Zoo rakes in some more animals.

Expedition Grizzly

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Driven by compassion, Casey and Brutus take a yearlong odyssey to shed light on Yellowstone’s “island” population of about 600 grizzlies, hemmed in on all sides by roads and human settlement.

Rescue Spotlight: Rabbit Meadows

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To accommodate the sanctuary rabbits, our adoption center and our compassionate human visitors, Rabbit Meadows plans to build a series of small cottage-like structures among the picturesque fir trees on its grounds. Rabbit Meadows is a rescue group out of Seattle.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

9): The Fish and Wildlife Service is right to propose a ban on the sale of nine large constricting snakes for the pet trade. In addition to the effects of these invasive species on ecosystems, there are also compelling humane and public safety arguments for restricting trade. There is a list of human victims of captive snakes, including a 2-year-old girl who was strangled in her crib by a pet Burmese python who had escaped from its enclosure.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

8): Increasingly, we are observing that our efforts to reach sustainable balances for wildlife populations are being confounded by the spread of infectious disease. Historically, these diseases have been studied only when they affect human populations or domestic animals. Whether it is the Ebola virus in gorillas, the H5N1 avian influenza virus in birds or SARS, we are understanding that the implications of infectious disease for wildlife and humans are becoming one and the same.

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J. Baird Callicott on Wild Life

Animal Ethics

Wild animals and native plants have a particular place in nature, according to the land ethic, which domestic animals (because they are products of human art and represent an extended presence of human beings in the natural world) do not have. The land ethic, in sum, is as much opposed, though on different grounds, to commercial traffic in wildlife, zoos, the slaughter of whales and other marine mammals, etc., as is the humane ethic.