Canadian Seal Hunt Ends Early

Critter News

Tags: canada europe seal hunt seals

Seals 109

UK Hunting Ban Could Be in Jeopardy

Critter News

It's been five years since the hunting ban was passed in Britain. It bans fox hunting, hare coursing, and stag hunting. Tags: UK fox hunting hare coursing stag hunting You can still flush a fox out with dogs, but you can't kill it. If the Tories take over, it could be in real jeopardy. They are totally against the ban.

South Korea to Become 4th Nation to Hunt Whales

Critter News

whales South Korea Japan huntingThis announcement is considered a major blow to the campaign to end global whaling. It sucks big time.

World Wildlife Fund Removes King Juan Carlos for Elephant Hunting

Critter News

King Juan Carlos may be the King of Spain, but he is no longer the honorary president of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Spain due to his hunting and killing of elephants in Botswana, Treehugger reports. spain blood sport Stupid hunting elephantsGood for them! What a hypocrite! It's not like Spain has enough problems now, it has to have an idiot king. From EcoRazzi.

Elk Hunting For Idiots

Critter News

That's right, a herd of panicked elk were cornered in a cow pasture and a group of boneheads decided to "hunt" them. Even other hunters were disgusted: "How can you call that hunting?" That can't be called hunting. From the Seattle PI: The killing of about seven elk cornered in a farm pasture in eastern Skagit County has spurred state officials to close the elk archery season in the area and angered others who either witnessed or heard about the killings.

Fallout Continues Over Juan Carlos' Elephant Hunting Trip

Critter News

As Spaniards grapple with severe austerity measures and 24 percent unemployment, their king is dealing with a different kind of pain — extreme embarrassment over public outrage upon his return from an elephant hunt in Africa that cost nearly $60,000, or more than twice the average salary in Spain. spain blood sport hunting elephantsWhat an idiot. Read the full story on this NPR page.

Newfoundland Seal Hunt Extended

Critter News

Earlier this week, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea extended the end date of the annual seal hunt from May 15 to May 31. This is because of the poor "harvest" due to bad ice conditions. Poor, poor seal hunters. I'm sorry, but I don't care who makes money off this barbaric practice. It's cruel.

Seals 100

Kentucky: First in Crane Hunting?

10,000 Birds

As part of my effort to keep concerned wildlife enthusiasts informed about the proposal to hunt Eastern Flyway sandhill cranes, it is my duty to tell you that there’s another vote coming up. The second paragraph of a recent letter from Dr. Gassett, replying to a letter questioning the hunt, opens thus: “ Sandhill cranes are considered to be one of the best tasting of all migratory birds. More than 10,000 people hunt cranes in North America each year.

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

Critter News

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. africa spain blood sport hunting elephantsFrom the Wildlife Extra News. April 2012. 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).

Spain 135

US Groups Fight to Save Polar Bear Hunts

Critter News

Now that the species is listed in the US as "threatened," hunters can't import the dead body parts (aka hunting "trophies") in from Canada. Tags: canada blood sport polar bear hunting trophy hunting endangered species Supposedly, environmentalists and animal rights activists have "unfairly made the polar bear into 'the panda bear of North America.'" Waaaaaaa! insert crying baby picture here.) Here's the article from the Globe and Mail.

Japan Set for Whale Hunt Despite Earthquake and Tsunami

Critter News

The ABC reports five crews from the town of Ayukawa have joined the hunt, even though the tsunami destroyed Ayukawa Whaing's storage facility and carried its fleet of three whaling vessels hundreds of metres inland, where they remain. sea shepherd marine animals whales Japan huntingNothing stops the Japanese whalers! From Radio New Zealand.

Japan 109

Stop the Tennessee Sandhill Crane Hunt! (Again)

10,000 Birds

Yes, the earth has gone around the sun twice since the uproar from birders and other lovers of wildlife managed to convince the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to table the idea of hunting Sandhill Cranes in Tennessee for two years. Cancel the 17-year-old annual festival, and propose a hunting season on cranes. If it’s an attempt to resuscitate the slowly dying sport of hunting, it’s ill-advised, and unlikely to have the desired effect.

Journalists Arrested During Namibian Seal Hunt

Critter News

Ugly stuff in Namibia, the country with the seal hunting that no one talks about because so few know about it (I mean who thinks about seal hunting in Namibia?) Secret footage smuggled out of Namibia has revealed the brutal reality of the Namibian seal hunt - and the subsequent attack on British journalist Jim Wickens and South African cameraman Bart Smithers. Tags: animal cruelty africa seal hunters seals namibia hunting

Seals 100

Red-tailed Hawk Hunting a Gray Squirrel

10,000 Birds

Judging by the banding and lack of red on the tail I would think that this hawk is only about a year old and should focus on hunting less crafty prey. … The post Red-tailed Hawk Hunting a Gray Squirrel appeared first on 10,000 Birds. On a walk around Baisley Pond Park’s eponymous pond in Queens recently I heard a Gray Squirrel chittering away angrily at something.

Snow Leopard hunt by Adam Riley (INDRI Ultimate Wildlife Tours)

10,000 Birds

Our Snow Leopard sat, quite Cheetah-like, before stalking off and once again rolling in the gravel, apparently an indication of the desire to mask its scent before a hunt. We could not believe our fortune, could we really be treated to a Snow Leopard hunt – this was beyond our wildest dreams? This was truly an incredible encounter we had been so, so fortunate to witness; a full Snow Leopard hunt from beginning to end including the take and kill.

Hunting

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about capybara hunting

PETA to Target Vancouver Olympics Over Seal Hunts

Critter News

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says Vancouver's Olympic organizers have the clout to convince the Canadian government to end the controversial seal hunt on the East Coast. Tags: indigenous hunting canada seals PETA hunting It will be PETA's first Olympics!

A Hunting Snowy Egret

10,000 Birds

The egret used two different hunting strategies. It was odd to watch a single bird use such drastically different hunting styles and I really don’t have an explanation as to why. In my recent post about birding Jamaica Bay’s East Pond I mentioned a very successful Snowy Egret. It caught fish after fish after fish in the vicinity of the Raunt, which is the birders’ name for the old tumbled-down docks whose pilings stick out of the mud of the East Pond.

Duck Hunt 2013

10,000 Birds

So as many of my loyal readers know, I have a very mixed relationship with vagrants and the chasing thereof. Nevertheless, when a Baikal Teal was reported by the illustrious Radd Icenoggle just outside Missoula, I couldn’t very well ignore the siren call. Especially once the bird made the front page of the Missoulian and my friends started asking me about it. My quest began on Tuesday, two days after the first sighting and mere hours after the second set of x-rays on my wrist. (It’s

2013 58

Green Heron Hunting Dragonfly

10,000 Birds

Sharon Stiteler, AKA Birdchick, has a great video of a Green Heron hunting that was shot by Clay Taylor. Check it out! Asides

New Jersey Bear Hunt to Continue as Planned

Critter News

Despite efforts by animal rights activists to stop this hunt, it is scheduled to continue. New Jersey’s first bear hunt in five years is just a week away and set to go on as planned despite a last-ditch effort by several animal rights organizations to have the hunt postponed. The bear hunt, set to take place from Dec. Tags: cull new jersey bears hunting That really sucks. It's a cull to "control the population." From North Jersey.com.

Another Reason Not To Hunt Sandhill Cranes

10,000 Birds

Asides sandhill crane huntingThis is an interesting article based on the research of Mark Berres into the genetic diversity of different populations of eastern Sandhill Cranes.

Hunting the Mountain Witch

10,000 Birds

Be prepared for a witch-hunt of note but, with a little luck and some local expertise, the elusive Mountain Witch might just make an appearance. Besides my 3rd grade teacher, I had never encountered a witch before. That is until a recent Nikon’s BATV film trip to Jamaica revealed a unique avian femme fatale, the Crested Quail-dove -- also known colloquially as the mountain witch.

What’s in a Name: Snipe Hunt

10,000 Birds

Real snipe hunting, for those that partake of such practices, is a daytime activity that involves guns and being able to track the birds’ rapid flight from cover. Ali Hussein or Hussain, a bird conservationist from India about whom I can find very little information, has apparently documented a traditional bird-trapping technique in his home region that resembles the folkloric snipe hunt in many particulars.

2017 40

PETA Goes After Canada's Seal Hunt

Critter News

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.

PETA 100

Canada and Greenland Defend Seal Hunting

Critter News

Canadian fisheries ministry representative Garry Stenson said the hunt “is humane, well regulated and sustainable” and that new rules for the hunt were under review to strengthen inspections, monitoring and enforcement of animal welfare rules. It said a ban would decimate isolated east coast communities that are heavily dependent on the annual hunt. Oh, yeah, I forgot about Greenland. They are testifying with Canada against an EU ban on seal products.

Seals 100

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

Witch Hunt or Just Prosecution?

10,000 Birds

While we at 10,000 Birds wouldn’t advocate taking such an approach , it is not without its merits: Nico Dauphine told a D.C. superior court judge in response to the allegations, “absolutely not, no I did not.” ” The Ph.D. Smithsonian Institute researcher is accused of trying to poison street cats outside her apartment building on 15th Street in Northwest. Dauphine works at the National Zoo studying wild birds, where her research has focused on one of birds’ enemies: cats.

Canada to Push Seal Hunt Agenda at G-7

Critter News

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

Agenda 109

Why Not Allow Crane Hunting?

10,000 Birds

Julie’s six reasons are pretty convincing. And Greg takes number three and expands on it quite a bit in this excellent post. Asides

Iowa to Allow Hunting of Mourning Doves

10,000 Birds

For the first time since 1918 hunters will be able to hunt Mourning Doves in Iowa – but with one big caveat. Lead ammunition will not be allowed. Thoughts? Asides

Iowa 58

My second eLearning Blog Article

Hannah's Blog

Adieus hunted end plenty are his she afraid. Parish so enable innate in formed missed. Hand two was eat busy fail. Stand smart grave would in so. Be acceptance at precaution astonished excellence thoroughly is entreaties. Who decisively attachment has dispatched.

2020 130

Vulture hunts down and ravages Sea Turtles

10,000 Birds

A pack of Black Vultures viscously savage a turtle But that is not all they do, they also hunt in packs, overpowering even the largest of the adult Olive Ridley Turtles, to then feast on them slowly. The American Black Vulture ( Coragyps atratus ) does not only look evil; it is evil to the core. Horrid. American Black Vulture ( thanks Redgannet for letting me use your photo) I must admit that I too completely underestimated them when I first say the American Black Vulture in Costa Rica.

WA State Man Loses Hunting License Over Elk Killing

Critter News

This guy is a real piece of work. Click on the link and see the picture. It says it all.

2010 100

How About a No-Hunting Stamp?

10,000 Birds

I’ve never hid my disdain for how the Duck Stamp skews perceptions of who uses and supports public refuges in the United States. Thankfully, others are challenging the assumptions inherent in this very flawed system. Ingrid Taylar at The Free Quark is in the middle of an astute inquiry into the issue of non-hunters and the NWR system as well as potential alternatives to the status quo.

Another Effort to Ban Hunting with Lead Bullets

10,000 Birds

Over a hundred organizations have again petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban lead in hunting – a move opposed by many hunting groups. You’d think it would be a no-brainer but sadly hunters are resistant to a lead-bullet ban. At issue is that millions of birds each year end up eating the lead and dying.

Let the Bloodbath Begin: Canadian Seal Hunt Resumes

Critter News

The Canadian government has authorized the killing of 280,000 harp seals. I won't even bother asking the Canadians to stop this barbaric practice. The only way it will end is if the market for this product in Europe dries up. The US already has such a ban in place. From the article, animal activist group Equanimal is working on it from the European end. Here is a link to the Google translated page of this group (it's in Spanish).

Seals 100

Whale Hunting

Animal Ethics

You can find his recent post on the current state of whale hunting here. Andrew Revkin writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times. About Dot Earth By 2050 or so, the world population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of people alive today. Those billions will be seeking food, water and other resources on a planet where, scientists say, humans are already shaping climate and the web of life. In Dot Earth, reporter Andrew C.

Texas May Allow Aerial Hunting of Wild Pigs

Critter News

This doesn't sound good. Millions of wild pigs weighing up to 300 pounds have been tearing up crops, trampling fences and eating just about anything in their path in Texas. But now they had better watch their hairy backs. A state lawmaker is proposing to allow ordinary Texans with rifles and shotguns to shoot the voracious, tusked animals from helicopters. For years, ranchers in the Lone Star State have hired professional hunters in choppers to thin the hogs' fast-multiplying ranks.

Texas 100

California Legislators Call for Wildlife Official's Resignation

Critter News

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 huntingThe wildlife official in question is the President of the California Fish and Game Commission. Full story here.

Remote-Control Hunting

Animal Ethics

Is this sort of hunting any worse, morally, than the traditional sort See here.

2007 40

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

10,000 Birds

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?

2015 51

PETA Sets Up Web Site for Olympics

Critter News

Go to OlympicShame2010.com see PETA's seal hunt site. Tags: canada seal hunt seals olympics

2010 109