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Black Bears Need Bright Future

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Some people believe that bears are cuddly toys. And cute to watch. But bears grow into imposing creatures and then they often end up in abysmal places. Somewhere in Tennessee, two bears have made it to a better future. But those that had to stay behind also have a right to a bright future, outside of a concrete entrapment into a green life.

“Two Himalayan black bears who had been confined to a tiny cage in a residential backyard by Three Bears General Store Owner Bill DeLozier in Sevierville, Tenn., have been released into their new homes at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. But there are five more bears still being held captive in a virtually barren concrete pit at DeLozier’s store, and they need your help.”

Please sign the petition, share, reblog, spread the news

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/urge-three-bears-general-store-owner-to-send-bears-to-sanctuary/?utm_campaign=Three%20Bears%20&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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Let’s Help Nosey to Retire Permanently

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Thank you to all of you who have spoken up for Nosey, the elephant. If we all stick together and speak up there is a chance of giving Nosey a life in freedom.

_Other animals have also suffered in Liebel’s neglectful hands—the USDA has cited Liebel for keeping Reggie the spider monkey in “extremely dirty and soiled” enclosures, leaving him tethered dangerously to a pony, and allowing him to escape for six weeks. In 2013, Liebel was ordered to pay a $7,500 penalty and to cease and desist from violating the law following nearly three dozen charges of violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

Nosey cannot suffer any longer. Please join PETA today in politely urging the FWC to revoke Liebel’s captive wildlife permits and elephant ride authorization.”

Please sign the petition, please reblog, resend, spread the word:

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/nosey-needs-urge-fwc-revoke-circuss-captive-wildlife-permits/

 

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How to Get Safely to the Other Side of the Road

Photo: National Park Service

Photo: National Park Service

Urban areas against rural parts of the world. Who are the first to lose? The animals that need to go from one part of their habitat to another. In several countries around the world wildlife crossings have been built. These crossings, either bridges or tunnels, make it possible for wildlife to travel without having to fear for their life when crossing highways. It is a win-win situation: people and animals are kept safe.

Mountain lions and other vulnerable wildlife in the hills surrounding Los Angeles are trapped by heavily trafficked freeways cutting through their habitat areas—and many are dying trying to make it across freeways to roam or search for food.

But we have an opportunity to provide safe passage for mountain lions in this vital habitat area by creating a wildlife crossing.

Help mountain lions roam their habitat by adding your voice of support for a wildlife crossing. ”

Please read more, sign the petiition, reblog, spread the word

https://online.nwf.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1999&autologin=true&s_email_id=20141009_ACT_ENG_WildlifeCrossing_Mountain_Lion%7CMTMemAct

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From Bliss Back to Abuse?

Photo: Wildlife SOS

Photo: Wildlife SOS

First, there is the good news of an animal being saved after over 50 years of abuse and torture. Not everyone agrees with anthropomorphous ways of thinking, but it is most certain that an animal freed will delight in this newly found freedom.

But going back to the ordeal is probably the worst kind of abuse.

“We rescued Raju after he spent approximately 50 years chained up, beaten, and help captive by beggars in India. His rescue story went viral online because this abused elephant was crying tears of joy when he was finally set free in a loving environment at our elephant sanctuary.

At the time of his rescue he was near death. He was emaciated, dehydrated and exhausted. Despite his frailness, he was forced to beg on the streets and was being kept in spiked chains.

Now the cruel person who had illegal custody of him is trying to get him back through the Allahabad court. You helped free him once by supporting Wildlife SOS campaigns and our sanctuaries.”

Please learn more here and sign the petition

https://www.change.org/p/keep-raju-the-crying-elephant-free?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=144255&alert_id=gCUjYFCsRt_2IUpl44rnIF8xjsJn2Y9aDaQkSIDijAvxnM0YXZcg1vBYlKianGafzGVSUF9B7Dl

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Whaling Is So 19th Century – Or Not?

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

When reading “Moby Dick” in school, it was the whale´s story that intrigued me, not Captain Ahab´s or Ishmael´s. Have we evolved from the brutality of the 19th century? When watching videos about today´s whaling one might think we were stuck in some terrible historical loop that keeps repeating itself.

“In less than three weeks at this year’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, the country of Tanzania could be the deciding vote to create (or kill) a plan for creating a whale and dolphin sanctuary for the South Atlantic Ocean. ”

 

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https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1684&autologin=true

 

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Chad, Before and After His Rescue

 

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

 

With the help of the Marine Mammal Center in San Francisco this young sea lion was nursed back to a life of typical sea lion pleasures.

It is good to know there are people who do not look away but jump to the rescue. Thank you!

 

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Petition: No Hunters in Wildlife Refuge

Photo: In Defense of Animals

Photo: In Defense of Animals

There you are planning a summer trip for your family, looking for great places to enjoy nature and let your children see wildlife in their natural habitat. And then comes the sad awakening: you see hunters wandering through the “refuge” looking for one “great shot”. What do you do? Speak up:

“Wildlife refuges are far from the safe haven the name would imply. In reality, the majority of the 561 publicly owned US wildlife refuges allow hunting and fishing – some even allow trapping. The San Diego National Wildlife Refuge is one of the few remaining refuges where hunting is not allowed. However, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which manages refuges, wants to change that and has proposed opening up part of the Otay Mesa and Lakes area inside the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge to allow hunting of wildlife, including deer, rabbits, and birds such as doves, quails, and wild turkeys, in addition to implementing a feral pig monitoring and eradication plan, despite the fact that no feral pigs have been sighted on the Refuge. These horrific activities would be executed if the USFWS’s “Alternative D” plan is implemented.”

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https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=1714C640B2A1E9F9D62E353700279F38.app262b?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2637&autologin=true&AddInterest=1022

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Artists For Animals

Photo: Farm Sanctuary

Photo: Farm Sanctuary

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Are you an artist? Have you made any art, be it a sculpture, a painting, an etching, a photography, etc. depicting an animal? Would you donate it for a great cause? Then please help:

“Every year, Farm Sanctuary commemorates the Thanksgiving season with our Celebration for the Turkeys. This event, held at each of our three sanctuaries, brings together hundreds of people from across the country to enjoy a visit with our rescued turkeys, vegan delights, and presentations from expert speakers.

Guests also have the opportunity to bid on an exciting selection of original artwork, vegan products, and gift certificates in a silent auction. We are currently seeking vegan-friendly businesses and artists interested in donating items for our Celebration silent auctions. We are particularly interested in:

  • framed, animal-themed original artwork, including paintings and photography
  • vegan jewelry
  • gift certificates
  • gift baskets of vegan products
  • vacation packages”

For more information about donating to our silent auctions, please contact Amanda Grode. Farm Sanctuary´s coordinator.

 

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Would There Be Chimpanzees Left Without Jane Goodall?

Kefan. Photo: Jane Goodall Institute

Kefan. Photo: Jane Goodall Institute

Without Dr. Jane Goodall there might not be any chimpanzees left in our world, at least not in the thick forests of Gombe.

Jane Goodall saw the responsibility the project for saving the chimpanzees had to also help humans sharing the space around the animals. If the humans would not understand how important the survival of these animals was, there would be no way to successfully come to the aide of the animals.

“When Dr. Goodall first stepped foot in Gombe, the forest was lush and stretched on for miles. However, as the decades passed, human encroachment has steadily crept toward Gombe National Park and swaths of deforestation surround the once pristine forests.
Dr. Goodall saw this firsthand when she was a passenger in an aircraft that flew over Gombe over 20 years ago. She saw that the park, once nestled among fertile, forested hills, was now surrounded by land that had been stripped bare. The cause of this rapid deforestation was human activity. As the human communities grew, they cleared more land for agricultural fields, chopped down more trees for wood, and ventured further and further into the forest. Dr. Goodall knew then that something needed to be done. Recognizing the rampant poverty in the surrounding communities, Jane knew that an approach that improved community health was the only way JGI would have any impact on the forests that the chimpanzees call home.”
You can read more about Dr. Goodall´s Institute here
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Exercising for the Seals

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

Photo: Marine Mammal Center

A fun event for all who like to support a good cause and be active at the same time will take place on August 16th, 2014:

“Countdown to the Starting Line!

The Marine Mammal Center’s 30th Anniversary Run for the Seals is just around the corner now, on Saturday, August 16, 2014! We hope to see you at the starting line!”

If you are in the San Francisco area that weekend join in on the fun.

Please read more and sign up here:

http://tmmc.marinemammalcenter.org/site/TR/Events/RunfortheSeals?fr_id=1080&pg=entry

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