American Pets Alive! Creating a No Kill Nation

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Don’t Kill Bill Event

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After Kyla Duffy’s first Don’t Kill Bill performance at Blogpaws in September, the Blogosphere was abuzz with videos and reviews.

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Tiger Killed in India

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A tiger was found dead outside the Kohra forest range of Kaziranga on Saturday, sparking suspicions of revenge killing by angry residents of adjoining villages. Over the past week, tigers have frequently lifted livestock from the villages outside Kaziranga, with a tiger killing a domestic pig in the park's Sildubi area on Saturday itself. It may not be poaching this time though.

German Artist Wants to Kill Puppies to Protest Dog Killings

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I had to read this twice before it sunk in. I wonder if he was just threatening to do this for the publicity. Bizarre. 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.

Ashley Judd Denounces Palin Wolf Killing Policies

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Here is a good commercial by Ashley Judd for Defenders of Wildlife on aerial wolf killing in Alaska.

Wolf Killing in Idaho Under Scrutiny

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The state government is as crazy about wolf killing as she is. But a US District Court Judge has granted a hearing on stopping the killing to wolf advocates represented by Earthjustice. Montana is another state where wolf killing is allowed. I'm not surprised Sarah Palin's family is from Idaho.

Green Energy Kills

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Kill the Sea Lions Before They Kill Again!

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Portland judge said Wednesday the Northwest states can kill hungry sea lions on the Columbia River. Mosman denied an attempt by the Humane Society of the United States to stop the killings. This is pretty frustrating. The major threats to salmon are the 4 'H's: habitat, hatcheries, hydro(power) and harvest. All driven by humans. But we can't get rid of humans, of course, and we need to punish someone who can't fight back. Let's pick the sea lions!

More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

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I realize that the most humane method of treating chickens is to not kill them for food.BUT, as long as there is still a demand for their meat, PETA is advocating "Controlled-Atmosphere Killing" as an improvement over current methods of electric immobilization. Controlled-atmosphere killing is a U.S.

Feds Approve Killing Sea Lions in the Columbia River

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The Federal government has approved the killing of California Sea Lions in the Columbia River, blaming them for killing and eating endangered salmon. Never mind the main reasons for the problems with the salmon: hatcheries, human harvest, hydropower and the destruction of habitat. cull State of Washington salmon california columbia river sea lions

Best Friends Animal Society Opens First Pet Adoption Center in New York

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The SoHo Center will Raise Awareness for the Nearly 5,500 Dogs and Cats Killed Every Day in U.S. We are so excited to be “spreading the news”!! Best Friends Animal Society Opens First Pet Adoption Center in New York!

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TV Shows and Movies that Hurt and Killed Animals

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Here's a horrible listing of films and shows that resulted in the abuse or killing of animals, starting with an elephant execution in 1903. Disgusting and stomach-turning. animal cruelty entertainment

Killer Whale Kills Trainer at SeaWorld

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A trainer was killed by a killer whale at SeaWorld. Hopefully they won't take this out on the killer whale for acting like a killer whale. And I don't mean that in a snarky way. It's a tragedy, but these are wild animals.

No-Kill Conference Already Sold Out

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The National No-Kill Conference scheduled for May 2-3 in Washington, DC is ALREADY sold out. Amazing.

Firefighter Who Killed Dogs Fired

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Good riddance. Nuff said.

Northern Arapahoes Given Right to Kill Eagles for Religious Purposes

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A federal government decision to allow a Wyoming tribe to kill two bald eagles for a religious ceremony is a victory for American Indian sovereignty as well as for long-suppressed religious freedoms, the tribe says. Fish and Wildlife Service granted a permit March 9 to the Northern Arapaho Tribe allowing it either to kill or capture and release two bald eagles this year. From the Seattle PI.

Second Bear Killed On Trans-Canada Highway

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Interestingly, we just went on a tour of the Canadian Rockies where the wildlife corridors and fences were lauded by the tour guide as a way for wildlife to avoid the roads. Apparently, there's room for improvement. From the Calgary Herald. The second bear to meet its end this year on the Trans-Canada Highway has prompted an animal rights group to call for immediate repairs to a fence line intended to protect wildlife in Banff National Park.

Suit Filed Over Cows Killed to Drive Up Milk Prices

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Animal rights group Compassion Over Killing was the first to uncover the alleged systematic slaughter of healthy dairy cows in California. The cooperatives got together and instituted what we'll call a killing program; they retired cows," he said. If the dairy companies were doing this, well, that's cold! Excerpted from the Seattle P-I. A Seattle law firm is taking on dairies, claiming that a price-fixing scheme has consumers paying too much for milk.

Six Thousand Leave Virunga, One Ranger Killed

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Sadly, though, another ranger in the Congolese Wildlife Authority was killed by rebel guns. Six thousand people (over 1,000 Congolese soldiers with their families) have left Virunga National Forest where so many of the remaining mountain gorillas live. This development is the result of an agreement between the army and the Congolese Wildlife Authority. It's great news because it takes stress off the habitat and the species.

Mountain Goats Accidentally Killed in Study

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From the Daily Interlake. A mountain goat study in Glacier National Park has been suspended following the deaths of two goats after they were shot with tranquilizer darts. The University of Montana study, aimed at exploring the effects of climate change on mountain goats, got under way this month with preliminary field work in the Many Glacier Valley.

British Student Kills Hamster for Fun

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As a hamster lover who just adopted a new one today (still unnamed), I find this incident particularly reprehensible. Thanks to animalblog.co.uk for the story.

Lots of Birds Being Killed in Ireland and the UK

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It's just weird how many birds are being killed in England, Scotland and Ireland. May 2010. A horrific total of 6 eagles, 10 buzzards, 3 red kites, a Peregrine falcon and a sparrowhawk have all been poisoned in recent weeks across Ireland, England and Scotland. And these are just the ones that we know about and have been discovered.

Animal Lab Tech Arrested in Yale Killing

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I don't know if this guy working in an animal lab has anything to do with the crime he is accused of committing. But, if he's guilty of such a horrible and violent crime, it makes me wonder how he treated his animal subjects when no one was around. I guess we'll see what happens next.

On Killing Cows to Save Elephants

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In other words, it's so tragic that elephants are in mortal danger that you should kill cows to help protect the imperiled elephants? While reading a blurb about the much-anticipated Babycakes cookbook at Forbes.com (gluten-free, vegan baked goods galore. Here 's the book.)

Boston Zoo May Close and Kill Animals

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I'm not a fan of zoos on principle. But I know there are good zoos and bad zoos. Unfortunately I think there are way more bad zoos than good ones. But even for a bad zoo, this is awful. The Franklin Park Zoo, a Boston institution that has drawn generations of city and suburban families, might be forced to close its doors and possibly euthanize some of its animals as a result of the deep budget cuts imposed by Governor Deval Patrick, zoo officials said Friday.

Almost One-Third of Japanese Whale Kill Was Pregnant

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Of 679 whales reported to have been killed during the 2008-2009 whale hunt in Antarctica, 304 were female. The Japanese government's "Cruise Report" gives gruesome details on the foetuses killed. Leave it to the Japanese. Always classy. From Wildlife Extra. Four of the female whales were lactating, and 192 were pregnant at the time of death. The four lactating females would each have had a dependent calf that would inevitably have starved to death.

Robert Young on Killing Animals

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Does my proposal as to what makes killing another human being generally a major moral wrong in any way help us with deciding what, if anything, is wrong with killing non-human animals and foetuses? ones to do with the painfulness of the methods of rearing and killing.)

Spotlighting Palin's Barbaric Wolf Killing Policies

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We wrote about it here before Palin became the Republican VP nominee, now people like Andrew Sullivan are catching on to her cruel policies as governor. Bad for wolves, bad for America.

Palin Supports Brutal Method of Killing Wolves

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I understand there may be some instances where predator control is necessary. I'm not an absolutist on this point. Doing it from low flying aircraft, however, is just barbaric. The wolves suffer needlessly because hunters simply wound them more often then not firing from an airplane. This is what Palin has pushed for. Here is a video from Defenders of Wildlife that shows the method (it's under 3 minutes).

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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From WildEarth Guardians: WildEarth Guardians’ research reveals this agency is: • Biologically Unsound - Wildlife Services uses a “sledgehammer approach” to wildlife management, meaning over one million animals are killed each year using non-selective killing controls such as poisons, traps, and aerial gunning. Animals killed also include threatened and endangered species, a number which has steadily increased since 2005.

Man Kills Goldfish in Domestic Violence Attack, Gets Probation

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A 27-year-old man who attacked his ex-girlfriend and killed her pet fish has been sentenced to two years probation and a psychological evaluation. I'm posting the whole article because it's so short. Another example of how animals (even goldfish!) become victims of domestic violence. I know some people may think it's just a goldfish and this punishment is too much, but he wasn't just stabbing the goldfish, he was symbolically stabbing his girlfriend.

Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

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He asked whether cows, chickens, sheep and some of the other animals that we eat are usually treated and killed in a humane manner. The meat industry will say yes, of course, all animals are treated and killed humanely. The eventual kill is quick, clean, and painless. Factory farming is not conducive to quick, clean, and painless kills. Andrew from Good Honest Dollar had an excellent question.

Canada Up to Its Old Seal-Killing Tricks

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However, this rule will have little effect because fewer than than one percent of the seals killed during the annual hunt are older than a year.Under the new rules, the existing "blink test," used to check whether seals are unconscious before skinning is being eliminated because it is unreliable. Here they go again. Trying to put a humane face on a barbaric practice.

Teenage Matador Kills Six Bulls in a Day

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I just find this culturally backwards and disgusting. It's a total embarrassment.

Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

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Portugal is NOT known for its kindness to animals so this is a significant development for a Portuguese city. From the Portugal News Online. This weekend Lagos Town Hall executives are expected to sign a landmark protocol drawn up in collaboration with animal protection association Cadela Carlota, in which it is decreed that the two organisations will endeavour to put a stop to the extermination of healthy unwanted and stray animals being held in the municipal kennel.

WA State Man Loses Hunting License Over Elk Killing

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

Another Bird of Prey Killed in the UK

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This time it was a young female peregrine falcon.

Nesting Eagle Killed in Portugal, Another Brilliant Move

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I come from a Portuguese family and I have no problem dumping on the Portuguese. This makes me angry. It has nothing to do with poverty, just stupidity. March 2009. Portuguese environmental groups - including SOS Lynx, A Nossa Terra and Almargem - have denounced the deliberate shooting of the country's only nesting male Iberian Imperial Eagle. The shooting occurred sometime between 21 and 23 February in the Vale do Guadiana Natural Park, close to the country's south-eastern border with Spain.

Don't Kill the Whale

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Here is Andrew Revkin's latest post at Dot Earth. Here is the Yes video

Tiger Kills Chinese Man Who Jumped into Enclosure

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Another Darwin Award nominee. He and some friends were trying to take a shortcut and climbed over a fence with signs warning of predatory animals. They didn't believe the signs because they couldn't see any.