Friday, June 5, 2009

Petition for an International Ban of Plastic Shopping Bags




Petition for an International Ban of Plastic Shopping Bags


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Countdown to the Global STOP Plastic Bags Day
Saturday, September 26, 2009


Monday, June 1, 2009

IFAW Efforts for Whales: Pierce Brosnan on Capitol Hill Asking for Your Support

WARNING: Graphic Footage - IFAW Seal Hunt Watch 2009 - On The Ice Podcast

IFAW Russian Bear Cub Rehab

70 Elephants to be Killed

IFAW needs your help! Adult and babies will be killed unless they are able to be relocated.

More than the law upholds animal welfare

More than the law upholds animal welfare - New laws with tougher penalties may be needed, and they cannot in any way be seen as a solution for this problem. What seems to happening is that an increased number of people may be losing touch with that vital ethic of kindness to animals.

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Rescuers weep as whales die - 44 animals are shot

TRAGEDY: Fifty-five whales beached themselves at Kommetjie on Saturday. Officials said more were still coming ashore.

VOLUNTEERS who had spent hours trying to rescue 55 false killer whales that stranded themselves at Long Beach, Kommetjie, in Cape Town wept hysterically when officials decided to shoot the animals on Saturday afternoon.
“We euthanised 42 and another two were euthanised during the night,” said Mike Meyer, a marine and coastal management scientist.
Meyer said government officials and animal welfare groups held an emergency meeting after many of the animals that had been eased back into the water turned around and stranded themselves lower down the beach.
Meyer blamed adverse weather, big swells and a strong rip tide for the rescue operation’s failure.
Fifty-five of the false killer whales began beaching at around 7.30am on Saturday.
The misnamed animals are actually the largest members of the dolphin family . Most pods are led by a big female and they will follow her if she swims ashore.
The beach was chaotic yesterday as Metro Police and others tried to prevent people witnessing the slaughter as Meyer walked from one animal to the next to put a bullet in its head. The sea ran red with blood as citizens wept hysterically.
Officials manhandled journalists trying to photograph the killings.
Meyer said the stranded animals did not stand much chance of surviving their ordeal, even if freed. He said that marine and coastal management would have to develop a protocol to deal with future mass strandings.
About 10 to 13 of the pod are believed to have escaped.
Many dolphins and whales strand themselves. No one knows why but researchers believe that naval sonar can drive them ashore.

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Dying to Learn: Exposing the supply of dogs and cats to higher education.

Dying to Learn: Exposing the supply of dogs and cats to higher education.


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Mercy For Animals: Year in Review 2008

Compassionate Action for Animals —

Compassionate Action for Animals —
Compassionate Action for Animals works to reduce the suffering of farmed animals through outreach and education such as distributing leaflets, cable access shows, vegan food giveaways, and speakers.

Vegetarian Resources
Check out our vegetarian resources section for all your vegetarian and vegan needs, including our tasty recipes, online restaurant guide, free Veg Starter Kit, and veg traveling and study abroad guide.
More vegetarian resources!

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Puppy Mill Raid

(video report)