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Serial Poachers Devastate Montana

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This article describes the devastation being inflicted on Montana's wildlife by serial poachers. Tags: wildlife crime fish and wildlife montana poaching us trophy hunting It's also an insight into how serial poachers think. I would have thought serial poaching and serial killing were essentially the same, with the difference being the species, but this article says there is a difference.

Horse Slaughterhouses Face Hurdles in Montana

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Looks like Montana's state government is heading towards the approval of horse slaughterhouses, but there are hurdles at the federal level. Tags: meat montana horses USDA Slaughterhouse us The only real markets for horsemeat are overseas and product must be inspected by the USDA before it can be shipped outside the US. However, the USDA is currently barred from such inspections. Here's an article on the situation.

Montana Passes Horse Slaughterhouse Protection Measure

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Montana has passed a law making it difficult to challenge the building of a horse slaughtering facility in that state. The last such facility in the US closed in 2007. This bill specifically makes for groups that might oppose it to use the court system to do so. From the bill, which you can read here : Section 2. Judicial review of equine slaughter or processing facilities -- surety bond -- attorney fees -- venue. (1)

Montana Horse Slaughter Bill Not Vetoed

Animal Person

On Friday, April 3rd, Montana Governor Brain Schweitzer returned House Bill 418 to the legislature with suggestions for amendments. Tell the governor's office that (live) horses are a symbol of the American West and Montana should not want to be known as the horse slaughter capitol of the country. The letter was written to the Montana legislature. From Elizabeth Forel, of the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages.

Montana Legislature Proposes Horse Slaughter Facility

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Great, just after we managed to get rid of the last one "It doesn't mean you have to do it. It's that if you don't have the funds, and you don't have the feed, and don't have the place to keep them, and they are old, and they are no longer going to work for what you need them for, it's a place for them to go," said Billings Livestock and Horse Sale's Jenn Parker. A place for them to go? Maybe then can call it Horse Haven.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks States on Animal Protection

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And the worst: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, South Dakota, Wyoming You can check out the whole report on their web site. The ALDF has released a report on how different states' animal protection laws stack up. Among the best: California, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon.

Nat Geo WILD!

4 The Love Of Animals

Talking Hot Dog Ranch, Livingston, Montana: Casey Anderson tosses Brutus the grizzly bears a fish at homemade “falls.&# (Photo Credit: © Grizzly Creek Films). Are you excited for the brand new channel from National Geographic?

Obama's Rules Freeze May Help Wolves

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Wildlife conservationists say the freeze will delay and possibly prevent the removal of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list in Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, and also in portions of Washington, Oregon, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Canis Lupus

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about gray wolves, who are no longer on the protected list in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. If you haven't read Barry Holstun Lopez 's 1978 book Of Wolves and Men , you should do so. It changed my life

Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

Animal Person

Montana. Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have.

Pets Can Change Anyone

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The exception might be a really cold night, say -40, Montana style. We are happy to have a guest post today from author Tara Alley.

On the Renewed Debate Over Horse Slaughter

Animal Person

Butcher (no joke) from Montana: " “No one has to send a horse to a processing plant. " Surge in Abandoned Horses Renews Debate Over Slaughterhouses " in today's New York Times begs a lot of questions that I wonder how you would answer. Let's deconstruct: The facts of the case: "Emaciated horses eating bark off trees. Abandoned horses tied to telephone poles. Horses subsisting on feces, walking among carcasses.