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Missouri proposes opening its small black bear population to trophy hunters

By on May 27, 2020 in Uncategorized with 31 Comments
Missouri proposes opening its small black bear population to trophy hunters

Missouri has proposed a hunting season on its small and still-recovering population of black bears, who were once nearly wiped out because of overhunting and logging, which decimated their habitat. The Missouri Department of Conservation estimates that there are now approximately 540 to 840 bears . . . 

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Breaking news: U.S. will allow cruel trophy hunting practices to kill hibernating bears and wolf pups on Alaska’s federal lands

By on May 20, 2020 in Uncategorized with 85 Comments
Breaking news: U.S. will allow cruel trophy hunting practices to kill hibernating bears and wolf pups on Alaska’s federal lands

The Trump administration has just delivered a one-two punch to Alaska’s wildlife: it has announced that it will release a final National Park Service rule allowing some of the cruelest practices for killing black bears, wolves and other wildlife on national preserve lands in Alaska; . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Judge dismisses attempt to overturn California’s historic cage-free law

By on April 28, 2020 in Uncategorized with 10 Comments
BREAKING NEWS: Judge dismisses attempt to overturn California’s historic cage-free law

A federal judge has rejected an attempt by the factory farming industry to overturn a landmark California law that’s the strongest farm animal protection law in the world. The lawsuit dismissed yesterday by Judge Thomas Whelan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District . . . 

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Breaking news: Second city in mainland China bans dog and cat meat trade

By on April 15, 2020 in Uncategorized with 3 Comments
Breaking news: Second city in mainland China bans dog and cat meat trade

A second city in mainland China has banned dog and cat meat, striking the latest in a series of blows against this cruel trade that causes immeasurable suffering and pain for millions of animals each year. The city of Zhuhai announced that dogs and cats . . . 

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Shenzhen bans dog and cat meat trade; first city in mainland China to do so

By on April 2, 2020 in Uncategorized with 18 Comments
Shenzhen bans dog and cat meat trade; first city in mainland China to do so

Shenzhen has become the first city in mainland China to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat, marking one of the biggest wins yet in the global battle to end the dog meat trade. This is China’s fifth largest city. Although not itself a . . . 

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The killing of Takaya, Canada’s famous lone wolf, highlights urgent need to outlaw trophy hunting

By on March 30, 2020 in Uncategorized with 14 Comments
The killing of Takaya, Canada’s famous lone wolf, highlights urgent need to outlaw trophy hunting

The killing last week of Takaya, the lone wolf of Canada’s Discovery Island whose story of survival and resilience captivated people around the globe, is a grim reminder of the uphill battle wolves face in the modern world. This was a legendary young wolf, with . . . 

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Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

By on March 12, 2020 in Uncategorized with 67 Comments
Dogs rescued from a North Carolina breeder spotlight the AKC’s role in puppy mill suffering

The dog in the picture above exemplifies just how much is wrong with the way the American Kennel Club, which touts itself as a champion of dogs, goes about its business. She was recently rescued from an AKC breeder in Caldwell County, North Carolina, along . . . 

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Help drive change for animals by donating your old car, filling out surveys, and more

By on March 4, 2020 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
Help drive change for animals by donating your old car, filling out surveys, and more

Over the weekend, I said goodbye to an old friend: my car, a 2001 Prius. She carried me to and from work every day for nearly two decades, occasionally ferrying animals I’d rescued from the streets of the District of Columbia and at other times . . . 

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How shelters are slashing pet euthanasia rates, increasing adoptions

By on February 28, 2020 in Companion Animals, Uncategorized with 1 Comment
How shelters are slashing pet euthanasia rates, increasing adoptions

When KC Pet Project took on the operations of the Kansas City, Missouri, animal shelter eight years ago, the brand-new organization had a formidable task ahead. For many years the shelter had been euthanizing between 50 and 70% of the nearly 7,000 pets who came . . . 

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Breaking: HSUS helps rescue 140 dogs from alleged severe neglect situation in Florida county

By on February 25, 2020 in Uncategorized with 14 Comments
Breaking: HSUS helps rescue 140 dogs from alleged severe neglect situation in Florida county

It’s clearly been a rough life so far for the nearly 140 dogs, including several puppies, we helped rescue this morning from a densely-wooded, five-acre property in Dixie County, Florida. As members of our Animal Rescue Team, who were assisting the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, . . . 

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Breaking news: As coronavirus spreads, China bans trade in wild animals for food

Breaking news: As coronavirus spreads, China bans trade in wild animals for food

China today announced a ban on buying and selling wild animals for food, taking its most decisive action yet to halt a trade that has been implicated in the global coronavirus crisis, and that causes immense suffering for hundreds of thousands of animals each year, . . . 

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Mostly plant-based Oscars signal growing American concern over cruel factory farms

Mostly plant-based Oscars signal growing American concern over cruel factory farms

One of the Oscars’ most memorable moments this year came with Joaquin Phoenix’s heartfelt plea about the suffering of animals raised for food. The speech, which drew concern for animals into a broader framework of social injustice, followed an A-list nod to plant-based eating from . . . 

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