Wildlife/Marine Mammals

BLM report to Congress on wild horses and burros falls short on fertility control

BLM report to Congress on wild horses and burros falls short on fertility control

America’s wild horses and burros are in crisis and unless the Bureau of Land Management revamps its program to manage these animals in a non-lethal and sustainable manner, as Congress has directed it to do, the gridlock surrounding the program will continue to prevent progress. . . . 

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Mink on fur farms test positive for coronavirus, increasing urgency to end this brutal trade

Mink on fur farms test positive for coronavirus, increasing urgency to end this brutal trade

Our fight against fur has gained incredible momentum in recent years, with major fashion houses and retailers shedding the cruelty of this completely unnecessary commodity. Now, with mink on two fur farms in the Netherlands testing positive for the coronavirus, we have one more compelling . . . 

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Colorado bans all wildlife killing contests targeting coyotes, swift foxes and other species as more western states consider similar measures

Colorado bans all wildlife killing contests targeting coyotes, swift foxes and other species as more western states consider similar measures

Colorado has closed a loophole in its law to end all wildlife killing contests of furbearing animals, including coyotes, bobcats, swift foxes and prairie dogs. Although the state had already banned most such contests in 1997, a regulatory loophole permitted some events that limited the . . . 

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Iceland may have killed its last whale; whaling company says it will hang up its harpoons for good

Iceland may have killed its last whale; whaling company says it will hang up its harpoons for good

One of Iceland’s two whaling companies has announced it will stop whaling for good. This welcome decision, which comes just days after Iceland announced it will cancel all whale hunts for the second consecutive year, takes us one step closer to the demise of an . . . 

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Members of Congress say more constituents support bill to outlaw public contact with big cats in wake of ‘Tiger King’

Members of Congress say more constituents support bill to outlaw public contact with big cats in wake of ‘Tiger King’

A Netflix series on Joe Exotic, who made a living exploiting tigers he held in captivity at his roadside zoo, is helping to mobilize public support in favor of federal legislation that would end such exploitation. A Washington Post reporter spoke to members of Congress . . . 

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On Earth Day, images of thriving wildlife remind us of the need to preserve our planet’s diversity

By on April 22, 2020 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 2 Comments
On Earth Day, images of thriving wildlife remind us of the need to preserve our planet’s diversity

You’ve seen those cute videos and heartwarming news stories: kangaroos hopping through the streets of Adelaide, Australia; penguins exploring Cape Town, South Africa; deer grazing on the lawn of an apartment complex in London; bears stretching their legs in Yosemite National Park; and coyotes wandering . . . 

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At Black Beauty Ranch, 800-plus animals continue an uninterrupted journey of comfort amidst a pandemic

By on April 17, 2020 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 2 Comments
At Black Beauty Ranch, 800-plus animals continue an uninterrupted journey of comfort amidst a pandemic

For Alex and Loki, our two resident tigers at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, spring brings lots of new opportunities for fun and play. Loki, especially, loves hunkering down in the tall grass in his enclosure at the sanctuary, says Noelle . . . 

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Veterinarians address pet owners’ concerns about the coronavirus

Veterinarians address pet owners’ concerns about the coronavirus

Update: The USDA has announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus infection in a dog (a German shepherd) in New York state. Officials said one of the dog’s owners tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and another showed symptoms prior to . . . 

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World Health Organization says nations should end wildlife trade

World Health Organization says nations should end wildlife trade

The World Health Organization is calling on nations to end wildlife markets because of the high risk they pose for the spread of pathogens like the coronavirus that can jump from animals to humans. This week, David Nabarro, a medical doctor and the special envoy . . . 

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Washington state plans to increase trophy hunting of cougars despite widespread public opposition

Washington state plans to increase trophy hunting of cougars despite widespread public opposition

Every day produces ample evidence that those involved with harming and killing animals don’t take a break, even during a national emergency. And neither do we. The latest example involves a proposal to expand trophy hunting of cougars in Washington State. The Washington Department of . . . 

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BREAKING NEWS: Bipartisan congressional letter calls for end to live wildlife markets

BREAKING NEWS: Bipartisan congressional letter calls for end to live wildlife markets

Consistent with the recommendations in Wildlife Markets and COVID-19, the Humane Society International report released earlier this week, and our own messaging on the pandemic, Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Representatives Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and more than sixty . . . 

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Newly released footage confirms the Joe Exotic we know

Newly released footage confirms the Joe Exotic we know

We’ve known “Joe Exotic” (Joe Schreibvogel) for a long while, and we know him well. This week, we’re releasing additional footage from the Humane Society of the United States investigations focusing on Joe, Doc Antle and other wild animal breeders and traders that began in . . . 

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