Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yellowstone bison death tally likely more than 570 | Exposing the Big Game

Yellowstone bison death tally likely more than 570 | Exposing the Big Game

Yellowstone Bison Slaughterphoto shows a bison from Yellowstone National Park being held for shipment to slaughter near Gardiner, Mont. Park officials said 15 bison originally slated for the quarantine on the Fort Peck Reservation were instead loaded onto trailers Wednesday and sent to slaughter. Hundreds more will be shipped in coming days.
Wildlife managers estimate more than 570 Yellowstone bison have been killed so far this winter between hunters and the annual ship to slaughter, according to state and federal bison management documents.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Protect Alaska's native wildlife - The Humane Society of the United States

Protect Alaska's native wildlife - The Humane Society of the United States

I strongly support protecting animals from cruelty and I strongly oppose S.J. Res. 18 overturning FWS rule which protects wildlife from barbaric methods of 'hunting'.

(Senators Sullivan and Murkowski's S.J. Res. 18 would overturn a FWS rule aimed at protecting native animals, such as wolves, black bears, grizzly bears and coyotes, from some of the most egregious hunting methods.)

Good to know that this is what representatives are working on so hard on - putting profit before people and planet, business as usual. But when the attack is being made so shamelessly blatant, the degree of privileged entitlement is grotesquely appalling. The continued attack on wildlife and wild places is wholly unethical - but especially so in regards to allowing such barbarism and cruelty on refuges! Making our beloved national refuges more like canned hunting sites managed by people with an empathic level of Pol Pot... more suitable for sociopathic trophy hunters and others that get a thrill from or are apathetic, indifferent to watching others in suffering - Not for families, vacationers or those who simply appreciate are care about nature.

The passing of H.J. Resolution 69 is alone, is beyond morally outrageous but S.J. Res. 18 (from Senators Sullivan and Murkowski) is nothing short of an abomination and wrong.

This is about ethics and morality, not about party affiliation however it does appear that the anti-choice, anti women's rights ('pro-life') loving Republicans have declared nonhuman animals (and a significant amount of the human population) as having little more intrinsic value than a toaster oven.. THIS IS NOT OK.

But then, it is also NOT OK to hunt & slaughter any sentient being just so you can use their butchered body remains, cut out or cut off body parts as macabre home d├ęcor or personal fashions impressive only to fellow emotionally detached soulless psychopaths and/or the biologically defectives either...

Millions of tourists are drawn to view the animals this rule protects, with wildlife watchers spending over $2 billion in Alaska each year. This is five times the amount hunters spend in Alaska. Alaska's wildlife is worth far more alive than dead, particularly to the state's local communities, which depend on tourism. The wildlife within these refuges are a national treasure and must be protected for future generations. On the majority of federal land in the lower 48, these egregious hunting methods are all banned. 

DEMAND PROTECTIONS FOR OUR PRECIOUS WILDLIFE! Protect our nation's majestic bears, wolves and coyotes in Alaska for future generations & keep the FWS Alaska National Wildlife Refuge rule intact! SIGN PETITION + TAKE ACTION Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S Senator. Look up your senator's phone number. You can simply say, "Please oppose Senators Sullivan and Murkowski’s Joint Resolution 18 which would revoke the FWS rule protecting wildlife on Alaska national wildlife refuges from cruel hunting methods."

Friday, February 17, 2017

Petition · Prime minister : Canada, it is not ok to have sex with animals! ·

"sex" is not 'sex' when there is so much innocence the being (be it a small child, mentally challenged human or nonhuman) has no understanding, it is RAPE. May our fellow Earthlings, the nonhumans we share our planet with, please forgive us... we are awful! Terrorists to them and horrid even to each other - And frankly, most of our species would be undeserving of their mercy - This is so sick and cruel, it is no less than raping a small child only these victims will never have a voice, never be able to file a police report, bring their abuser, rapist, molester into a court of law to answer for their crimes... they are the innocent who will never be able to speak a name of the human monster violating them... But, they should never have to... SHAME ON CANADA AND ALL OTHER SICKO NATIONS AND MORALLY CORRUPTED GOVERNMENTS THAT FEEL HUMAN SUPREMACY IS SOMETHING THAT IS OK... IT'S NOT!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stop the "Possum Drop": Annual Celebration Masquerades Animal Abuse as Entertainment - The Rainforest Site

North Carolina State Representative Roger West (sponsor of the Opossum Drop) introduced a bill (HB 1131) “to exempt Clay County from state wildlife laws with respect to opossums between the dates of Dec 26 & Jan 2.” The bill became law in June 2014 exempting the annual Possum Drop from the state's existing animal cruelty laws - An implicit acknowledgement that the event violates the state’s existing wildlife laws, setting a poor precedent, prioritizing personal & commercial interests over animal welfare. This leaves us until the end of the year to let North Carolina’s General Assembly know we don’t tolerate this brand of animal cruelty. Fortunately, a trio of Senators that serve on the state’s Environment Committee also voted against this awful piece of legislation. Sign petition to stand behind them and call on a law to repeal SL 2014-7.

Petition · Sign: Justice for Dog with Ears Cut Off for Selfies ·

Monday, February 13, 2017

Facebook Video Shows Men Abusing Seal Pup: 3 Face Charges

Facebook Video Shows Men Abusing Seal Pup: 3 Face Charges Fishermen Filmed Themselves Beating A Baby Seal And Posted It To Facebook - These men should never be allowed near these animals again — so let's flood the phone lines.

This article will have no visuals, because the images are too disturbing to show.

A viral video posted to Facebook earlier this week shows three fisherman in Yarmouth County, Canada, who have a very young white seal pup in their boat — likely only a few days old. Even though the killing doesn't happen on camera, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) reports that the seal pup died. In the video, you can hear one man say, "OK, let's kill it."

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Yellowstone Buffalo Slaughter Begins: Our National Mammal Dead or Domesticated February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017 Yellowstone Buffalo Slaughter Begins: Our National Mammal Dead or Domesticated - On Wednesday morning, under the cover of darkness, the first fifteen of hundreds of Yellowstone buffalo — all young females and members of our country’s only continuously wild, migratory herds — were crammed onto a slaughterhouse-bound livestock trailer by the agency entrusted with their protection: Yellowstone National Park.

Many people were led to believe when American buffalo were honored with the designation as our country’s National Mammal, that this celebrated sacred species would finally get their deserved protection. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Not even in Yellowstone National Park has National Mammal status sheltered the world’s most beloved buffalo from harm.

This season’s government-led slaughter is part of a deal struck between Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk and Montana Governor Steve Bullock to either kill or domesticate forty buffalo held in confinement at Stephens Creek for the past year. The government deal calls for fifteen females to be slaughtered while twenty-four bulls – one bull suffered a broken leg and was killed – to be transported to Corwin Springs, just a few miles from where they were captured as wildlife inside Yellowstone. The buffalo will be confined behind fences and under quarantine at Corwin Springs until they are transported to another quarantine facility at Ft. Peck, to live out their lives behind fences like domestic livestock.

Another four hundred wild buffalo remain in Yellowstone’s Stephens Creek buffalo trap. By the time you read this Update from the Field more livestock trailers will have carted more of our country’s most important buffalo to slaughterhouses.


You can help the buffalo roam free again. Contact Montana legislators and Governor Bullock and urge them to repeal
MCA 81-2-120 – the horrible law under which all of this madness and absurdity continues. Political leadership is needed to change the law in a manner that respects wild buffalo like wild elk in Montana. Please continue to call Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk at 307-344-2002 and urge him to halt further capture operations and to release all buffalo trapped inside Yellowstone National Park. 
And please continue to apply endless pressure on Montana, urging the state to repeal MCA 81-2-120 and to respect wild buffalo like wild elk in Montana.