Monday, February 5, 2018

Oppose the SHARE Act, H.R.3668 | Wolf Conservation Center

Wolf Conservation Center Stop the Sportsmen's (SHARE) Act

The U.S. House may soon vote on the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (H.R.3668), deceitfully dubbed the SHARE Act. If passed, H.R.3668 would:

•Permanently remove federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Wyoming, to allow trophy hunting of wolves to immediately resume within these states. To add insult to injury, the bill prohibits its judicial review thus preventing any legal challenge.
•Prohibit regulation of toxic lead ammunition or fishing equipment which harms fish, wildlife and human health.
•Potentially open millions of acres of public lands to trapping where it may currently be prohibited.

Take Action - Please urge your representative to stand up for wildlife, public lands, marine ecosystems and the integrity of our environmental laws by rejecting this legislation.

Oppose the SHARE Act, H.R.3668



It’s estimated that every MONTH, 15,000 pounds of illegal wildlife meat is smuggled into the United States and sold throughout the country.

Thousands of gorillas, chimpanzees, and other African wildlife on the brink of extinction are viciously hunted, butchered, and illegally imported throughout the United States.

African wildlife is often caught with barbaric traps and snares that produce unimaginable suffering. Entire families of chimpanzees and monkeys are shot out of trees, and any babies who survive the fall and are too small to be slaughtered for meat are sold on the black market as pets.

EXTINCTION OF OUR CLOSEST RELATIVES - Chimpanzees, gorillas, and bonobos are endangered and the bushmeat crisis has become the greatest threat to their existence. If we don’t act now, they may disappear in our lifetime. We can’t let this happen. The hunting of wild animals in Africa, once a means of sustenance for people in remote villages, has become a rapidly growing black-market industry worth billions of dollars per year. Illicitly hunted wildlife is now a delicacy, with gorillas sold for 20 times the price of a cow.

Although U.S. Customs confiscates hundreds of pounds of bushmeat annually, an estimated 180,000 pounds is smuggled into the U.S undetected every year, most of it in cargo shipments that are not inspected.

Any one of these shipments can bring an HIV infection, an Ebola epidemic, or a number of other deadly diseases right into your neighborhood. Together we must take action. As the global trade in African wild animal meat continues to increase, we need Customs to protect us and endangered species by cracking down on this industry.

Stop this cruelty, save these endangered species, and protect yourselves. Make your voice heard NOW to shut down this horrific and dangerous trade. Help bring an end to the smuggling of meat from critically endangered species into the U.S., ask U.S. Customs to crack down on the illegal import of the meat of endangered species - signatories will be presented to the Customs Commissioner.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Petition update · The fight for Nosey unfortunately continues… · | "OUR WORLD"

Petition update · The fight for Nosey unfortunately continues… · | "OUR WORLD"

Please help to rescue an abused elephant named Nosey
The fight for Nosey unfortunately continues…
CompassionWorks International

Feb 3, 2018 — Friends,
This morning we learned the unfortunate news that yesterday the Liebel family filed an appeal in Lawrence County, Alabama courts. The Liebels have filed the appeal in an attempt to regain custody of Nosey from Lawrence County, which placed Nosey at a sanctuary in Tennessee following her seizure last year.

We will continue to keep this petition open and active until Nosey’s life in sanctuary is secured forever.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Indonesia's dog meat markets exposed in stomach-churning way · A Humane Nation

Indonesia's dog meat markets exposed in stomach-churning way · A Humane Nation
Indonesia’s dog meat markets exposed in stomach-churning way

It is estimated that 90 percent of the dogs sold at the market are stolen pets, or owned or street dogs. Photo by Dog Meat Free Indonesia Campaign

It’s a video that’s almost impossible to watch, even for those of us who’ve gritted their teeth and endured hundreds of videos through the years that put some malevolent form of animal cruelty on a computer screen or television. The Dog Meat Free Indonesia coalition, which includes Humane Society International, gathered this latest horrific evidence as part of a strategy to change minds and hearts in Indonesia, and move the government to end the trade.