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The Inspiring Heroes Battling the Hidden Poaching Epidemic

Thank you to Veganlynx for bringing this to my attention:

The bushmeat trade is devastating Africa’s wildlife while starting pandemics—and thousands of pounds of meat make it into the U.S. every year. Read more here.

Source: The Inspiring Heroes Battling the Hidden Poaching Epidemic

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For a Good Cause: Mix and Mingle with Animal Lovers and Celebrities

photo: North Shore Animal League America

photo: North Shore Animal League America

On November 20th, 2015 the North Shore Animal League will have its big fundraising gala for the year. If you live in the New York area and would like to spend a star-studded evening not only having fun but also supporting animal welfare then this is the place to go.

Here you can find all the details:

http://www.animalleague.org/events-news/events/celebrity-gala/2015-gala/

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No More Primates on Japan Airlines

photo: Cruelty Free International

photo: Cruelty Free International

photo: Stop Vivisection

photo: Stop Vivisection

With pressure mounting on those airlines that still have continued flying animals to a life of torture and death, Japan Airlines has committed to stop taking in this kind of cargo.

“Following repeated requests from PETA and PETA Asia, Japan Airlines wrote to PETA earlier this month: “We don’t ship primates to laboratories and laboratory suppliers at the moment and will not ship them in the future.”

The announcement comes after PETA notified the company in April that an animal experimentation journal reported that Japan Airlines was actively involved in the transport of monkeys from the Philippines, and possibly other locations, to laboratories where they are likely imprisoned, cut into, infected, and killed.

Japan Airlines joins virtually every major airline in the world in banning these cruel shipments.”

You can thank Japan Airlines here:

Mr Inamori
President, Japan Airlines
JAL Building
4-11, Higashi-Shinagawa 2 Chome
Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo 140-8637
JAPAN

Email: masaru.onishi@jal.com
Press Office: sze_hunn.yap@jal.com
Worldwide Press Office: http://www.jalpress.com/contact/
Europe: yoshiko.baba@jal.com

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The Only Place Where One Should See Traps Is in a Museum

photo_ PeTA

photo_ PeTA

There were times, when people needed furs to survive in the harsh climates of northern America. Hunters would set up traps, returning to the sights days or weeks later, hoping some big animal would be waiting for them, waiting to be put out of their misery. It is known that some animals have gnawed off their own feet or leg to escape the torture instruments.

Not only are furs no longer needed by anyone else than the animals wearing them, but to use such a medieval type of trap should be banned completely. Traps belong there where all instruments of torture belong: in a museum – if not demolished.

“If passed, the Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 2016/S. 1081) will save countless animals on national wildlife refuges from becoming ensnared or killed in steel-jaw traps, Conibear traps, and snares—archaic devices that cause immense suffering. Frantic victims caught in steel-jaw traps commonly snap their bones, tear their flesh, or even chew off their own limbs in order to free themselves. Conibear traps drown, crush, or suffocate their terrified victims, and animals caught in snares slowly strangle. In addition to causing extreme suffering, these medieval contraptions are indiscriminate because any animal, including beloved animal companions, can fall prey. And the trapped animals aren’t the only victims, because trapping tears wildlife families apart and leaves dependent young animals to starve.

Please take a moment to fill out the form below and urge your legislators to support H.R. 2016/S. 1081. Remind them that national wildlife refuges are meant to be safe havens for animals, not danger zones!”

Please read more and sign the petition:

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/support-banning-traps-wildlife-refuges/

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Saving Wildlife One County at a Time

photo: aldf.org

photo: aldf.org

One county, one state at a time: California’s Mendocino County will think again about killing off their wildlife without reason. When animal welfare groups and individual citizens form coalitions their voice will be heard.

“Mendocino, Calif. — In response to legal pressure from a coalition of animal protection and conservation groups, Mendocino County officials agreed today to suspend the renewal of the county’s contract with the notorious federal wildlife-killing program known as Wildlife Services, pending an environmental review that will include consideration of nonlethal predator control methods. The county’s decision came after the coalition, and a Mendocino resident, filed a lawsuit against the county in November for violating the California Environmental Quality Act. As a result of that agreement, the coalition has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit.”You can read more here:

http://aldf.org/press-room/press-releases/mendocino-county-suspends-contract-with-rogue-federal-wildlife-killing-program/

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/wildlife-services-04-13-2015b.html

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-mendocino-county-predators-20150415-story.html

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What Does Palm Oil Have to Do with Animals?

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So you decided to eat less or no animal fats. You switched from all the butter to more soy based products. You decided to use margarine instead of butter. For your health, for the animals, for climate control a wise decision. But where does the substitute come from? Very often, palm oil is being used and this oil is derived from a plant, a palm, and this plant grows there, where urang-utans, tigers and elephants live. More and more demand for palm oil has lead to major deforestation, leaving the animals without the habitat they need to survive. It is essential for their survival to find a sustainable way of growing palm for palm oil. And here, a step in the right direction has been made.

KFC is the latest company to release a new, deforestation-free palm oil commitment.

Over the last year, SumOfUs members have added over 1.5 million signatures to petitions telling some of the world’s largest fast food corporations that there’s no excuse to continue buying palm oil that could cause climate change, loss of endangered species habitat, and tropical deforestation.

We took action. Corporations listened. And acted!

KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell — all owned by multinational conglomerate Yum! Brands, America’s second largest fast food corporation — responded to our demands. Yum! Brands recently announced a new palm oil policy that requires all the palm oil they use for cooking be deforestation-free.

Signing petitions makes a difference. If you have signed, thank you!

You can read more about this topic here:

http://action.sumofus.org/a/kfc-palm-oil/

http://greenpalm.org/about-palm-oil/what-is-palm-oil/where-is-palm-oil-grown

http://www.wwf.org.au/our_work/saving_the_natural_world/forests/palm_oil/

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Clubbing Has a Terrifying Second Meaning

photo: HSI

photo: HSI

If you thought seals would be safe this year since there are hardly any states left that would import the skins of baby seals, sadly, this is not true. Canada has – again – allowed the killing of seals for their white fur. And clubbing them to death is the method of choice to preserve the pristine quality of the animal skins.

“Right now, we are flying off the coast of Newfoundland, ready to document, as fishermen shoot and club these helpless seal pups to death for their fur.

Hundreds of seals have already died on Canada’s ice floes, and it’s absolutely heartbreaking.”

Please read more here, sign the petition, share it:

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/seal_hunt/

http://www.canadasshame.com/Why.aspx

http://www.hsi.org/issues/protect_seals/

http://www.harpseals.org/index.php

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=76595A7E1A0E9813998E749609088648.app322b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6815&autologin=true&s_src=em_ha041015

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