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Saved For Now: Huckleberry Wolf Pack

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

Photo: Center for Biological Diversity

Due to the public´s outcry the governor of the state of Washington stopped the killing of the wolf pack known as the Huckleberry Pack. Several organizations have helped in this fight for the lives of the wolves, one of them being the Center for Biological Diversity.

“We breathed a sigh of relief this weekend as officials in Washington state finally called off the hunt for the Huckleberry wolf pack. The pack, hounded by helicopter snipers and trappers on the ground, faced the very real possibility of being destroyed within a matter of days.”

Thank to all who have helped so far!

You can read more here

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/wolf-08-28-2014.html

https://org.salsalabs.com/o/2167/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=11462&track=E1409_EEO2

 

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Save Our Borneo kämpft erfolgreich gegen mächtige Palmölfirma

 

Foto: Rettet den Regenwal e.V.

Foto: Rettet den Regenwald e.V.

Auch im Tierschutz kann ein David gegen den Palmöl-Goliath gewinnen, wie die kleine Organisation Save Our Borneo bewiesen hat:

“Ein Gerichtsurteil in Indonesien zeigt, dass Umweltschützer auch gegen eine mächtige Palmölfirma gewinnen können: Das Unternehmen Bumitama Agri Ltd. hat Mitte Juli vor dem Obersten Gerichtshof einen zweijährigen Prozess verloren. Der Firma, die an der Börse in Singapur notiert ist, wurde nachgewiesen, auf Borneo 7.000 Hektar Primärwald ohne Genehmigung gerodet zu haben.”

Lesen Sie mehr und unterzeichnen Sie die Petition bitte hier:

https://www.regenwald.org/aktion/928/grossartig-teil-sieg-fuer-regenwald-und-orang-utan

 

Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe für die Tiere!

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Pigs Would Support Punjab´s Decision

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Photo:HSI

Photo:HSI

Is Punjab going to lead the way in preventing cruelty toward pigs? If only other countries would follow in the footsteps of this country´s grand decision:

“Back in June we posted on Facebook about shutting down India’s only gestation crate facility, a swine farm seeking to introduce this intensive confinement practice into the country. Sows confined in gestation crates aren’t able to turn around and often can’t lie down comfortably for months at a time. Such extreme confinement causes physical and mental suffering for these intelligent, sociable animals.

Closing the facility was a good start, but we also wanted to win broader and long-lasting protection for pigs, and we have good news to report!With further encouragement, the Government of Punjab has now issued an official direction making this type of intensive confinement an offense under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Officials in the government confirmed with us this week that their focus is now on alternatives.”

Please read more here

 

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Chinchillas Are Waiting For New Homes

Photo: RSPCA

Photo: RSPCA

Photo:PeTA

Photo:PeTA

There are many chinchillas being kept as pets. Subjectively, I believe most of them are in homes unsuited for these rodents whose looks make them more “likable” than for example rats. Since chinchillas can live for up to twenty years chances are they will not be kept by the same people their whole lives. These little animals come from the Andes mountain range, do not like heat nor high humidity. But more often than not, they have to live in surroundings totally unsuitable for them. And then there is their beautiful fur. Some people would rather wear their chinchilla as coat than take care of the live animal.

“Valley View Chinchilla Ranch masqueraded as a breeder of “pets,” despite slaughtering, skinning, and selling the pelts of any chinchillas who supposedly did not “work out” as companions and even going so far as to hide its involvement in the fur industry—including a freezer containing pelts—from the public. The facility owner admitted to denying chinchillas veterinary care, performing painful medical procedures—including limb amputations—herself without pain relief, and using a method of painful electrocution deemed “unacceptable” by the American Veterinary Medical Association.”

You can read more about the chinchilla rescue here

http://investigations.peta.org/chinchilla-farm-rescue/?utm_campaign=Chinchilla%20Investigation&utm_source=PETA%20Email&utm_medium=Alert

You can learn more about chinchillas here

http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/rodents/chinchillas

 

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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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Idaho Wolves Slaughter Suspended until November 2014

Photo: Earthjustice.org

Photo: Earthjustice.org

Just yesterday good news for coyotes was posted, today there is some good news for wolves.

“Great news for Idaho’s wolves!

Faced with our latest legal challenge, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game just suspended its plan to slaughter 60 percent of wolves in the Middle Fork region of the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness beginning this winter.

Over the past year we fought vigorously to stop Idaho’s plan to convert this premier public wilderness into an elk farm for the benefit of hunting outfitters and recreational hunters, destroying the natural balance between predator and prey.

And today—under the pressure of our litigation—the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has agreed to suspend the slaughter of wolves in the wilderness until at least November 1, 2015.”

You can learn more about this at

http://earthjustice.org/the-wild/wildlife

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Good News: No Coyote Killing Contest

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Photos: Animal Legal Defense Fund

Good news! It is great to see that spreading the word about some animal misery can lead to success. This time it is the end to the coyote killing contest:

“Victory! ALDF reached a settlement with the organizer of the annual JMK Coyote Hunting Contest in Harney County, Oregon. One result of the settlement is that the killing contest will not continue in future years — great news for wildlife! The event, held annually for eight seasons, required hunters to “buy in” to the contest by paying an entry fee of $100. Top teams won cash prizes totaling more than $10,000 for various kills, including ´most kills´ and ´largest kill.´”

You can read more about this great news here

http://aldf.org/press-room/press-releases/animal-protection-groups-stop-coyote-killing-contest/

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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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Blind Cuteness

Solar, the seal. Photo: Adam Ratner, the Marine Mammal Center

Solar, the seal. Photo: Adam Ratner, the Marine Mammal Center

With their big eyes seals seem to be looking straight into the hearts of onlookers. That some of these animals are blind is something most people never thought about. The Marine Mammal Center in San Francisco has been successful in giving some of these seals their vision back thanks to cataract operations.

“When Solar the northern elephant seal arrived in our care, he appeared to be just another young, malnourished animal. But when our veterinary experts took a closer look, they realized he was blind in both eyes due to cataracts that may have been congenital, meaning he was born with them.

If this story sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Just a year ago, you may remember we rescued and treated another young, blind elephant seal: Cappy. After successful cataract surgery, Cappy was able to return to the wild. He’s since been spotted several times and seems to be thriving. Using what we learned from Cappy’s case, our veterinary team is working hard to ensure a similar future for Solar.

Blindness in seals and sea lions is not as uncommon as you might think, and over the last few months, we’ve rescued a number of animals that are blind in one or both eyes.”

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Saving Turtles Sometimes One Egg at a Time

Photo: National Geographic Society

Photo: National Geographic Society

Even though the numbers of these turtles seem to be high enough to sustain a healthy population (the estimate varies between 600.000 – 800.000) they are listed as endangered species since their numbers are declining rapidly. Therefore, this news is very welcome:

“Each year on the eastern coast of India, thousands of olive ridley sea turtles come to shore for their famed synchronized mass nesting. This extraordinary event draws huge crowds of spectators, leaving this declining species’ eggs vulnerable to exploitation.

We at HSI have worked tirelessly with our friends at Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA) to protect the turtles against predators and poachers, providing educational and training programs for coastal communities to ensure the hatchlings’ safe journey to the ocean this year and for years to come. This year, we protected over 60,000 eggs from 700 female turtles. This meant that 36,000 hatchlings crawled safely to sea.”

You can learn more about the olive ridley sea turtles here

http://www.hsi.org/world/india/news/news/2014/07/saving-olive-ridleys-india-071514.html?utm_source=hsinews&utm_medium=em071614&utm_campaign=Wildlife14

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/olive-ridley-sea-turtle/

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