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.

Rip Van Winkle’s Crow Killing Contest

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I am not anti-hunting. The “Crow Down” is a “hunting contest” where both adults and children slaughter as many crows as they possibly can in two days. Some people think it’s just plain fun to kill enormous numbers of animals and pile up their bodies, and when there’s no “bag limit” it’s legal to do so. Obviously killing contests have nothing to do with traditional hunting, and “animal abuse” is normally used when describing domestic animals.

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

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Conservation groups have staged protests in 20 Russian cities this week, demanding an end to the slaughter. Activists accused Norwegian companies of encouraging the killing because seal hunting was no longer allowed in their own country Kudos for Russian leader Vladimir Putin for stopping the slaughter of seals. Maybe Canada can learn something from the former KGB agent and avid hunter about compassion.

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Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

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Regarding deer: The harm caused by overcrowding of deer herds on limited available lands, to both the deer and humans, is well documented in the scientific literature, which also documents the fact that controlled hunting is not only the most cost effective way to deal with the problem, but the only really effective way as well. Again, they just want to prevent the "cruel" hunters from killing Bambi's mother.

On Different Results of Direct Action

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According to Reuters: Japan, which considers whaling to be a cherished cultural tradition, killed 679 minke whales despite plans to catch around 850. It caught just one fin whale compared with a target of 50 in the hunt that began in November. Peaceful protests were ignored, as well. Home protests were ignored also.

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.

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