Greyhound racing is all but dead as Florida prepares for its final races

By on October 27, 2020 with 12 Comments
Greyhound racing is all but dead as Florida prepares for its final races

With a historic law we helped pass that bans greyhound racing in Florida about to take effect at the beginning of 2021, the last three remaining racetracks in the state have announced the dates for their final races in December. It would not be a . . . 

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Congress moves to strengthen fight against wildlife trafficking, trade in wild animals for food

By on October 26, 2020 with 1 Comment
Congress moves to strengthen fight against wildlife trafficking, trade in wild animals for food

The trade in live wild animals and their body parts threatens the survival of so many wildlife species, and it poses serious global security and public health risks. In a one-two punch targeting this international crisis, members of Congress have introduced bills that would bolster . . . 

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The protection of wildlife is not about killing; it’s about cooperation that stops the killing

By on October 23, 2020 with 0 Comments
The protection of wildlife is not about killing; it’s about cooperation that stops the killing

Our agenda for the protection of wildlife is an ambitious one, focusing on the most serious threats to threatened and endangered animals in the United States and around the world. We’ve invested a lot of energy and resources in the fights to stop the trophy . . . 

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170 dog meat trade survivors touch down in the United States; new poll shows a growing majority of South Koreans reject dog meat

By on October 22, 2020 with 6 Comments
170 dog meat trade survivors touch down in the United States; new poll shows a growing majority of South Koreans reject dog meat

It’s a long way from dog meat farmer Il-Hwan Kim’s operation in South Korea to Washington, DC. Yet that’s the amazing journey being taken by 170 dogs rescued by Humane Society International’s Animal Rescue Team. Together with more than two dozen other dogs from previous . . . 

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Human-animal coexistence undermined by poor understanding of animal behavior and needs

By on October 21, 2020 with 1 Comment
Human-animal coexistence undermined by poor understanding of animal behavior and needs

The recent viral video of a Utah runner’s encounter with a mountain lion on a trail has set off a new round of debate about the challenges of human-wildlife coexistence. Unfortunately, as this story broke, some media outlets were quick to sensationalize the incident, falsely . . . 

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Urgent! US Fish and Wildlife Service goes rogue with proposal for baiting and trophy hunting of brown bears, and you can help us stop it

By on October 20, 2020 with 21 Comments
Urgent! US Fish and Wildlife Service goes rogue with proposal for baiting and trophy hunting of brown bears, and you can help us stop it

With a proposal to permit the killing of brown bears over bait in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has “gone rogue.” The USFWS and its parent agency, the Department of the Interior, are way over on the dark . . . 

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Judge issues hefty fine on Chelsea Kennel Club for selling sick animals, new report shows Nebraska Department of Agriculture routinely ignores puppy mill suffering

By on October 20, 2020 with 48 Comments
Judge issues hefty fine on Chelsea Kennel Club for selling sick animals, new report shows Nebraska Department of Agriculture routinely ignores puppy mill suffering

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has imposed a remarkable $3.9 million in fines on the now-closed Chelsea Kennel Club and its former owner, found liable for pushing sick puppies upon an unsuspecting public, and ordered them to set up a restitution fund for the consumers . . . 

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Another right whale on the ropes: entanglement means extinction

By on October 19, 2020 with 2 Comments
Another right whale on the ropes: entanglement means extinction

Our National Marine Fisheries Service, slow to take action, really shouldn’t need a prompt about the fierce urgency of now when it comes to protecting the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Still, a new reminder has come with the tragic sighting last week of . . . 

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Tell Missouri to trash its black bear hunt proposal; it’s based on research funded by Safari Club

By on October 16, 2020 with 21 Comments
Tell Missouri to trash its black bear hunt proposal; it’s based on research funded by Safari Club

Missouri’s proposal to open season on black bears has the trophy hunting industry’s fingerprints all over it. But the state’s residents now have a chance to voice their opposition to it. The Missouri Department of Conservation has just opened formal public comment on this ill-conceived . . . 

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Victory! Federal court rejects challenge to Prop 12

By on October 15, 2020 with 8 Comments
Victory! Federal court rejects challenge to Prop 12

December 23, 2020 UPDATE: Since this blog was posted, the North American Meat Institute petitioned the Ninth Circuit to try to get its case reheard en banc (by a full panel of the Court). Today, the Ninth Circuit unanimously rejected the Institute’s request to rehear . . . 

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, do your job and protect giraffes, or we’ll see you in court

By on October 14, 2020 with 8 Comments
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, do your job and protect giraffes, or we’ll see you in court

It’s been more than three years since we filed a petition asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to protect giraffes under the Endangered Species Act from trophy hunting and other imminent threats to their survival. During this time, the agency has responded once . . . 

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Facebook bans fake accounts funded by trophy hunting groups

By on October 13, 2020 with 0 Comments
Facebook bans fake accounts funded by trophy hunting groups

Facebook’s recent takedown of dozens of troll accounts linked to a single marketing firm sheds new light on the intensely deceptive tactics used by trophy hunting groups to sell the public and politicians a bill of goods. Last week, the social media network announced it . . . 

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