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

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.

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India Takes More Steps to Protect Tigers

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India is to amend its wildlife crime laws to protect the country's tigers, a government minister said. Environment and forest minister Jairam Ramesh said that speeding up justice as well as hefty fines are needed to strengthen the Wildlife Protection Act. This will increase the habitat area for tigers, who prefer to live and hunt in thick vegetation. But is it enough? From the Press Association.

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Commissioned Study Shows Namibian Seals Worth More Alive than Dead

Critter News

Seal tourism brings in more revenue for the African country than the seal hunt. These are the results of a study commissioned by Bont voor Dieren (BvD), Humane Society International (HSI), Respect for Animals (RFA) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), and produced by the Australia-based independent economics consultancy Economists at Large. There is a clear economic case for the government to protect these animals.".

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Virgina Creates Wildlife Crime Watch Program

Critter News

They were all hunting associations AND the National Rifle Association. 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. I was particularly interested in the list of program sponsors. Wildlife Crime Watch" is a new program implemented by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Big Cat Week, day 3

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And the proud Maasai warriors have hunted them ruthlessly in return so that now only about 2,000 remain in the country. Now the Maasai elders and chiefs are recognizing that the threat to the lions is also a threat to their way of life, and have forbidden the warriors to hunt them. Warrior Initiation” – By killing lions, Maasai warriors protect their livestock and officially become men. As promised, another sneak peak!

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Whales in danger.

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW ), is a non-profit organization working to save animals in crisis worldwide, to help protect our oceans’ whale population. IFAW advocates for the protection of wildlife in their habitats, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and rescues individual animals. The number of whales each country will have permission to hunt is yet to be determined, and may ignore estimated sustainable whaling limits.

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Blue-Collar Dogs on Nat Geo WILD

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Customs and Border Protection stand guard over land borders, deserts and urban ports of entry. We are excited to share some sneak peeks of a great new show, Blue-Collar Dogs.

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France's Ugly Secret: Eating Endangered Songbird

Critter News

In a co-ordinated protest, members of the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) destroyed hundreds of traps and set free the birds inside. The hunting and selling of ortolans, which have suffered a Europe-wide decline of 40-50% in the last 40 years, has been illegal in France since 1999. During the hunting season, which lasts from mid-August until the end of September, the birds are taken from their cages, fattened up in the dark and then drowned alive in Armagnac.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act

Critter News

Mr. Stevens said his videos were aimed at portraying the aggressive characteristics of pit bulls and the use of pit bulls in hunting. He argued that his documentaries were protected by the First Amendment. The Supreme Court struck down a law that outlawed the depiction of animal cruelty. The high court case stemmed from the arrest and conviction of a Virginia-based documentary producer named Robert Stevens who sold videos containing scenes of dogfights.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

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.

On Different Results of Direct Action

Animal Person

It caught just one fin whale compared with a target of 50 in the hunt that began in November. Dr. David Jentsch says to his colleagues "your silence will no longer protect you" and his community of vivisectionists has decided to have a pro-torture and slaughter (i.e.,

Hen Harriers Persecuted in Britain

Critter News

Grouse are a bird species which the hen harriers hunt and their population is also declining. A study by bird of prey experts has estimated that only 1% of the naturally occurring number of hen harriers are successfully breeding on the UK's grouse moors, because a large majority are poisoned, shot or disturbed to protect stocks.

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Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

But prejudices die hard, all the more so when, as in the present case, they are insulated by widespread secular customs and religious beliefs, sustained by large and powerful economic interests, and protected by the common law.

Farm Sanctuary Wary about Tom Vilsack for USDA

Critter News

As Iowa’s Governor, Tom Vilsack took steps to protect animals, including vetoing a bill that allowed dove hunting. He vetoed a bill, which would have prevented Iowa from establishing stronger environmental standards for factory farms than the federal government, but he has also compromised with big agriculture, supporting weak environmental protections and genetically modified foods.

PetQuest

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PetQuest is a 1-day online scavenger hunt with $250 in prizes up for grabs. Enter by emailing SHunt@brewcitytails.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. How do you play along? Sign up to receive a list of questions, then visit the sponsors websites and sniff out the answers! PetQuest will take place from Sunday, April 26 th at 2:00 pm until 2:00pm on Monday, April 27th CST. Register by email anytime before April 26th at 11:00 am CST.).

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H. J. McCloskey on Punishment of Cruelty to Animals

Animal Ethics

We accept that the state has the right to ban cruelty to animals, even when such cruelty is in the interests of the person being cruel, for example, of the greyhound owner who trains his dog on cats, first removing the cat's claws to protect his dog from injury, or of the householder who half-starves his dog so that he can have an extra beer or two, or of the person who hunts kangaroos, wounding many and killing a few, for the fun of the sport. who cannot protect their interests.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

It is an animated website aimed at educating and inspiring children about endangered species, and all of our characters actually exist in a real-life camp in Tanzania which protects black rhino and wild African hunting dogs. Unfortunately we cannot link to your site since ours is a protected safe site for children, but we would love to be included as one of your links. Hello Keith, Mylan, and Jonathan We stumbled across your very worthy site and read some recent posts.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: In “ Hunting Deer With My Flintlock ” (Op-Ed, Dec. He says he hunts out of a need to take responsibility for his family, who evidently live where the supermarkets offer no meat. But whether with a flintlock or a modern rifle, hunting cruelly takes the life of a living, sentient being that has as much right to live as any hunter or writer. It is only the prejudice of our species that justifies culling the deer population while protecting our own.

H. B. Acton (1908-1974) on Animal Rights

Animal Ethics

If a legal right is an interest or expectation protected by law, then it follows that, under the Protection of Animals Act (1911), domestic and captive animals in England have rights, in that they are protected against being cruelly beaten, kicked, ill-treated, over-ridden, over-driven, over-loaded, tortured, infuriated, or terrified. Furthermore, although we say that animals have rights, we also think we are justified in hunting and eating them.

On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

Animal Ethics

In 2004, Robert Stevens was convicted of violating this law and sentenced to 32 months in prison for selling videos featuring pit bulls chasing wild boars on organized hunts and depicting a pit bull attacking the lower jaw of a domestic farm pig, according to the Philadelphia-based appeals court. Similarly, child pornography is not protected by the First Amendment. I hope the Supreme Court will see clear to protect animals from such gratuitous harm and exploitation.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ On the Ground, Counting Deer ” (New Jersey and the Region, May 4) and the efforts of Essex County officials to justify the deer hunt in South Mountain Reservation: When I moved to New Jersey from New York City 13 years ago, I was enchanted to encounter deer in a forest two blocks from my house in South Orange (which abuts the reservation).

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

But most important, they are beginning to starve, because the sea ice they depend on for hunting seals, their main food, is melting at a very rapid rate because of global warming. Though hunting still plays a role and led to a bilateral treaty with Russia, ratified last September, climate change is the major threat to polar bears today. Instead, it simply seeks to protect bears in the absence of a better national approach to climate change.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Suddenly, the Hunt Is On for Cage-Free Eggs ” (front page, Aug. The rooster watches over the flock protectively and often participates in a hen’s egg-laying ritual, an extremely important and private part of her life. 12): While this is a step in the right direction toward reducing the animal abuse inherent in all factory farming (from the chicken’s point of view), it’s still a long way from what nature intended.

Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

You don't find many hunters who candidly and unapologetically say: "I hunt because I like to kill. Hunting wouldn't be the "noble," "manly" "sport" that it is, if these were the reasons for doing it. So, we are given the "cull the herd for its own good" defense, or the "cull the herd to prevent automobile accidents" defense, or the "I hunt to put food on my family's table" defense.

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