Worth Protecting

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The post Worth Protecting appeared first on 10,000 Birds. I wrote, a few weeks ago, about seeing my first Sedge (now Grass) Wrens through the kind invitation of a local biologist, and new birder, on whose property these live.

Alley Cat Allies’ lifesaving spring kitten protection tips

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Alley Cat Allies’ wrote … Continue reading → The post Alley Cat Allies’ lifesaving spring kitten protection tips appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. Now that kitten season is in full swing, we want to make sure that those who care for kittens have the information and resources they need to help those kittens grow up to be healthy cats.

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Birding Protection Island, Washington

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I discovered that they nest on Protection Island, which is off the northeastern coast of the Olympic Peninsula, just west of Port Townsend, in the Juan de Fuca Strait near where it meets Puget Sound. Protection Island and Mt. Baker Pelagic Cormorant colony on Protection Island Of course we saw more birds but as the light weakened it became difficult to get quality pictures. Trips alcids Pacific Northwest Protection Island puffins WashingtonI love puffins.

Best & Worst States for Animal Protection

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According to this Technorati article , the Humane Society rated the states on their animal protection laws. BEST STATES California (best-yay!) New Jersey Illinois Massachusetts Colorado Maine WORST STATES Ohio Hawaii Alabama North Dakota Mississippi Idaho South Dakota (worst) According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the states fell this way. BEST Illinois (best) Maine Michigan Oregon California WORST Mississippi Idaho Hawaii North Dakota Kentucky.

PetArmor Protection Promise.

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Actress and rescue advocate Amy Smart is teaming up with the ASPCA for the PetArmor Protection Promise, a national campaign that will provide more than 20,000 flea and tick treatments to shelter pets from coast to coast. PetArmor is the fipronil-based generic flea and tick treatment that offers the same protection as Frontline at about half the cost. “As I encourage pet owners everywhere to participate in the Promise and help ensure all pets receive the protection they need.”.

China Calls for Tiger Protection

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India’s newfound partnership with China on environment issues has yielded results in the area of tiger protection as well. In what could be seen as a new year’s gift for the Indian tiger, China’s State Forestry Administration has issued a directive calling for the protection of tigers, especially the need to step up action against illegal trade in tiger parts and products. What kind of protection do they really mean? From the Economic Times (part of the India Times, I think).

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Indian Government to Protect Bulls from Entertainment Use

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The Indian government has decided to add bulls to the list of animals protected from entertainment uses. This prevents them from being exploited in Goa, an Indian state that had considered reviving the tradition. Goa was once part of the Portuguese empire which is where the bullfighting ridiculousness comes from.as a Portuguese-American, I can say that.) There are still illegal events though. India blood sport portugal bullfighting

Obama Gets B- on Animal Protection

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The Humane Society gives President Obama a B- on animal protection. Not that great, but I no longer think of Obama as a progressive anyway. It's probably still better than w.

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Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats

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We are excited to tell you about Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats new eco-friendly, net-zero cat shelter in Chicago! Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats is a registered 501c3 charitable organization. Since 1970, Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats has rescued and rehabilitated stray and injured cats in a no-kill cageless environment.

Seattle People Helping Protect Seal Pups

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The group is called Seal Sitters and they protect baby seals who have been left on the each while their moms fish. It's a nice story to offset the cruelty of the dead baby tiger in Hanoi.

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. But is it enough? From the Press Association.

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Southern Senator Stops Confirmation Over Animal Protection

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Sunstein is a Harvard law professor who has written about animal protection issues. Georgia readers should contact this Republican Senator and ask what's up. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has put a hold on Cass Sunstein's confirmation as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. According to Michael Markarian from the Humane Society, Sunstein's confirmation is supposedly being held due to pressure from some agribusiness groups.

Bush Proposes Penguin Protection, Hell Freezes Over

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But it has denied protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act for three others _ including the emperor and northern rockhopper penguins, the stars of such popular movies as "March of the Penguins" and "Happy Feet.".Environmentalists Not perfect, but still, wow. The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list six species of penguin as threatened species and one _ the African penguin _ as an endangered species.

Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

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Now that you are aware of the diseases that can be caused by mosquitoes, you may be wondering how to prevent these illnesses and protect your pets. When you want to protect both you and your pets from mosquito-borne diseases, there are several options you could consider. You can choose various models that can protect up to an acre of land without obstruction. They are just as susceptible as you to the diseases that mosquitoes carry, so make sure they are protected.

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Should the Military Force Protect the Environment?

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Thought-provoking article in the Boston Globe.some green thinkers are now coming to a surprising conclusion: In exceptional circumstances, they say, the only effective way to protect the environment may be at the barrel of a gun. For example, a government might refuse to protect - or even willfully destroy - its own natural treasure, as when, in the 1990s, Saddam Hussein's regime drained the wetlands that were home to the persecuted Marsh Arabs.

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Lawsuit Filed to Protect US Wolverines

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government Tuesday to protect wolverines under the Endangered Species Act, saying the Interior Department disregarded scientific conclusions that the species is in jeopardy. Fish and Wildlife Service denied the species protection in March and said that even if wolverines disappeared from the lower 48 states, the species would survive because there are larger populations in Canada. Oh, what a surprise.

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Bush Earns Some Praise for Ocean Protection

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When you add the roughly 335,000 square-mile-area in the Pacific that is now protected from virtually all fishing to the nearly 700,000 square miles he closed to bottom trawling, the most destructive kind of fishing gear, this president has given future generations an ocean gift nearly the size of Texas and Alaska combined. This blog pounds on George W. Bush a lot. So, to be fair (and balanced!), here's one person who thinks he's done some good stuff for the oceans.

Protecting Your Blog From Plagiarism

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If you’ve got a blog that you want to protect from scrapers, aggregators, and outright content thieves, you’ll want to read this ASAP! My colleague leavesnbloom over at the Nature Blog Network posted a really useful and cogent look at Copyright and Plagiarism. I learned quite a bit from it. Asides Blogging

Sea Shepherd Goes on Mission to Protect Bluefin Tuna

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Looks like they'll need to since nobody else wants to protect them. In Qatar yesterday nations voted down a proposed ban on exporting Atlantic bluefin tuna. Greenpeace says the New Zealand Government voted against the ban – spelling disaster for the future of the species. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully wasn’t available today to confirm how New Zealand voted. But Mr Watson is unfazed by the outcome in Qatar.

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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)

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All Sea Turtles Finally Protected in the Bahamas

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Now, they are all protected. About time. Five of the world’s seven sea turtle species inhabit the Bahamas, and previously it was legal to kill any sea turtle species found there except one, the hawksbill.

An Animal Rights-Protection-Abolitionist Organization

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The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages calls itself "an animal rights-protection-abolitionist organization," which I find interesting. The well being of the horses should be the ideal of every organization whose mandate is to put animal protection ideals first - especially when they ask for donations based on that mandate. I've always thought of horse-drawn carriages the way I think about greyhound racing or fur: Most people are against them, so why are they still around?

Support the Great Ape Protection Act

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End the use of chimpanzees in animal experiments. It's unconscionable.

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Do Fence Me In: Protecting the Hawaiian Petrel

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Specifically, the state’s Big Island, where a new fence was just completed in the hopes of protecting an endangered bird. In hopes of protecting the Petrels without slaughtering cats, the National Park Service, American Bird Conservancy, and other groups spent a lot of time and money putting up a 5-mile-long, 6-foot-high fence meant to keep the cats out. “Good fences make good neighbors,” wrote poet Robert Frost.

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Sea Shepherd to Head to Mediterranean to Protect Tuna

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Sea Shepherd will be sending the Steve Irwin and Bob Barker to the Mediterranean to help protect Bluefin Tuna. Announcing their venture into the Mediterranean, the organisation's founder and president, Captain Paul Watson, said: "We need to bring to the attention of the international public that one of the most unique fish species in the world, the Bluefin tuna, is on the brink of extinction due to the illegal fisheries driven by Japan's insatiable demand for this expensive fish.".

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Congo Rebels Claim They Are Protecting the Gorillas

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We are protecting them,” said Babu Amani, a rebel spokesman. France began circulating a draft resolution on Monday that would temporarily authorize an additional 3,085 troops and police officers for the peacekeeping mission in the Congo to protect civilians in the eastern part of the country. This New York Times article doesn't have much new to report. I did notice this though.

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Maltese Hunters Still Shooting Protected Birds

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Will the slaughter never end? Asides

Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks States on Animal Protection

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The ALDF has released a report on how different states' animal protection laws stack up. Among the best: California, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon. 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.

A Move to Protect Albatrosses

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Good news ! Asides

Thank a Republican for Trying to Strip All Protections from Migratory Birds

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From the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Switchboard blog : So, naturally, it is also the perfect time for Congressional Republicans to completely suspend one of the main laws protecting [birds]. It protects familiar visitors like cardinals and chickadees; raptors such as bald eagles and prairie falcons, and, of course, the many ducks and other waterfowl that sportsmen treasure.

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Bill Introduced in Congress to Protect Wild Horses

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Nick Rahall and Raul Grijalva have introduced a bill that would protect healthy wild horses from being killed by the BLM. It is the policy of Congress that wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands

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Protecting the Hyacinth Macaw and the Cerrado

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You might also want to see how the World Parrot Trust works to protect parrots in the wild. Who doesn’t love a macaw? Big, bold, beautiful parrots full of character and charm, macaws make us long for some of the world’s wildest places and assure us that, as long as they fly free, those magical wild places are still intact.

Possible New Sonar Rules to Protect Marine Life

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The use of sonar is controversial because of its harmful effects on marine life such as whales. The Navy has been able to get away with using it for "national security" reasons. But there may be rules on their way to help mitigate the damage, at least in the Pacific Northwest. From the Seattle P-I (yep, the online newspaper!). A new set of rules might be in the works for the U.S. Navy's use of sonar off the Washington and Oregon coasts.

National Security or Whale Protection? Supreme Court Says Whales Lose

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Not surprising. On the one hand, there is “the potential for harm to marine mammals,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Wednesday at a Supreme Court argument over the Navy’s use of sonar in training exercises off the coast of Southern California. On the other, the chief justice continued, there is “the potential that a North Korean diesel electric submarine will get within range of Pearl Harbor undetected” if Navy personnel are not properly trained in the use of sonar.

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The Morning After: What 2017 and Beyond May Hold for U.S. Environmental Protections

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support for environmental protections and measures against climate change may flag with the pending change of administrations. Since I got literally three scattered hours of sleep last night—which is not enough for me, much less the mini-me inside who’s more than halfway to the hatching stage—this will be a brief but, I hope, somewhat coherent post. In the aftermath of yesterday’s election, thoughts turn naturally to what the next four years may bring.

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Protecting nesting birds

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I thought you would like to know that there are some birds here on the Australian mainland that actually have protection. A solution was sought and a pair of Maremma dogs were put in place to protect the breeding colony. Over the past week I have continued to monitor the Pied Oystercatchers along our coast and as usual I observe the birds fight against predation of both their eggs and chicks.

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Pet From the Ice this Winter

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And while you’re bundled up in your warm jacket and roasting next to a fire, it’s important that your pets are just as protected from the cold as you are—especially smaller pets, old/sickly pets, and new puppies/kittens (they are exceptionally vulnerable to cold). Protect Paws. Thus it’s important to help protect the soles of their feet when taking them for a walk outside.

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The “Rufa” Red Knot is now protected under the Endangered Species Act

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Where suitable habitat exists, sea level rise is expected to increase efforts to stabilize the shore and protect coastal development with hard structures, such as sea walls and jetties. Protecting a species under the ESA provides a means for federal, state, local and private organizations and landowners to work together to restore an animal or plant to ecological health. The U.S.

Protection for a fee: Band-tailed Gulls and Red-legged Cormorants

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The following photo sequence depicts a territorial Band-tailed Gull “collecting its protection service fee” from a Red-legged Cormorant nesting within the territory the gull protects on the Palomino Islands in front of Lima-Peru. This system of “fee” in exchange for protection from being overwhelmed by many thieves seems to work. Kleptoparasitismis is a word that just means parasitism by theft.

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Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Protected Birds

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Alexander Alvarez of Atmore, Alabama, has pled guilty to “killing migratory birds and selling the feathers on the black market” in a killing spree that dates back to 2006.

Protect Your Pet, Love is Not Enough

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The post Protect Your Pet, Love is Not Enough appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. We love our pets, but are we doing everything that we can to take care of their needs? New figures on vaccination published by the PDSA back up research showed that in the UK, half of pet owners forget to vaccinate their pets against preventable infectious diseases. Here’s a fun infographic to help raise awareness of the importance of vaccinating pets against infection diseases.

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Can Birds Be Safe? If Only.

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No product works as well as taking responsibility for the agonizing deaths for which you are personally responsible, and keeping your cat indoors has the added benefit of protecting it from cars, predators, disease, starvation, fights, traps, guns, poison, etc. Birds birds and cats Birdsbesafe cat collars protect birds from cats Another product has been invented that could cut down on the number of wild birds killed by domestic cats.

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Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act It was a 2-1 decision by the US Court of Appeals. From the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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