Wildlife/Marine Mammals

Breaking news: Fashion leader Diane von Furstenberg announces fur-free policy

Breaking news: Fashion leader Diane von Furstenberg announces fur-free policy

Diane von Furstenberg’s namesake brand, DVF, has become the latest luxury fashion company to drop fur from its lineup, with CEO Sandra Campos announcing today that it is “time for us to make this change and accept responsibility to ensure that we don’t promote killing . . . 

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Hawaii leads with a historic decision to ban tigers, elephants and other wild animals in traveling circuses

Hawaii leads with a historic decision to ban tigers, elephants and other wild animals in traveling circuses

In a landmark decision this week, Hawaii has moved to ban dangerous wild animals, including tigers, lions, bears, primates, elephants and crocodiles, from being brought into the state to perform in circuses, carnivals and other public exhibitions. This regulation, approved by the Hawaii Board of . . . 

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One day after court victory, an attempt in Congress to delist Yellowstone grizzly bears

One day after court victory, an attempt in Congress to delist Yellowstone grizzly bears

Less than 24 hours after a court order restored Endangered Species Act protections for Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears, the mischief in Washington, D.C. has begun again. The ink was hardly dry on Judge Dana Christensen’s order before Congresswoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., last night advanced . . . 

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Support Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge Liberia on Giving Day for Apes

Support Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge Liberia on Giving Day for Apes

Last year, I traveled to Liberia where I met more than 60 chimpanzees and the amazing people who care for them at our Second Chance Chimpanzee Refuge Liberia. It was deeply moving to see the chimpanzees who were used for biomedical research and endured great . . . 

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Victory! Court restores Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

Victory! Court restores Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone’s grizzly bears

Yellowstone’s grizzly bears cannot be hunted for trophies, a federal court ruled last night, restoring Endangered Species Act protections for these iconic animals, and shutting down plans by Wyoming and Idaho to open a trophy-hunting season – the first in the continental United States since . . . 

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Camel incident at circus highlights dangers of using wild animals for entertainment

By on September 21, 2018 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 3 Comments
Camel incident at circus highlights dangers of using wild animals for entertainment

Last week, in an alarming incident at the Syria Shrine Circus in Pittsburgh, a frightened camel sent six injured children and one adult to the hospital. The camel became spooked while giving rides, reportedly after a child threw a shovel at the animal. A circusgoer . . . 

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U.S. will allow Texas billionaire to import trophy of critically endangered black rhino he killed

U.S. will allow Texas billionaire to import trophy of critically endangered black rhino he killed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow an American trophy hunter who killed a critically endangered black rhino to import the animal’s body parts into the United States, in complete disregard for the precarious status of this species and despite overwhelming opposition from the . . . 

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Breaking news: Los Angeles votes to ban fur; largest U.S. city to do so

Breaking news: Los Angeles votes to ban fur; largest U.S. city to do so

The Los Angeles City Council has just voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur within city limits, making this the largest American city to do so. San Francisco passed a similar ban earlier this year. Today’s historic vote in Los Angeles, which comes just . . . 

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World says ‘no’ to Japan’s bid to restart whaling; reaffirms commitment to conserve whales

World says ‘no’ to Japan’s bid to restart whaling; reaffirms commitment to conserve whales

Japan’s package of proposals seeking to upend the 33-year global commercial whaling moratorium was soundly rejected last week at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Florianopolis, Brazil, with more than 40 countries making it clear to the rogue nation, which continues whaling in defiance of . . . 

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Urgent alert: Help stop cruel hunting methods in Alaska, like killing wolf pups at their dens, shooting hibernating mother bears

Urgent alert: Help stop cruel hunting methods in Alaska, like killing wolf pups at their dens, shooting hibernating mother bears

A rule proposed by the federal government to reintroduce some of the cruelest of hunting methods to national preserves in Alaska has raised a chorus of outrage from conservation organizations, biologists, elected officials and American citizens, and there is still time to speak out against . . . 

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