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Good News: Soon No More Doggies in the Window

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Foreign bred puppies may no longer be imported into the United States for resale. This is a huge step into the right direction, something several animal advocacy groups have been fighting for for many years. No, this does not mean no more puppy mills yet, but there is hope that one day this animal slavery will come to an end.

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture has finalized a rule prohibiting the import of very young puppies into the United States for resale from foreign puppy mills. This is a major advance for dogs, pet parents and for animal advocates who have worked for decades to end the import of dogs bred in foreign puppy mills and sold to unsuspecting U.S. pet owners.”

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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.´”

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Good News: Petitions Do Work

Photo: Robert Merrick

Photo: Robert Merrick

Signing petitions sometimes seems like a useless chore. But then again, there are results that show it is worth your while:

Jul 4, 2014 — A small, local advance on the way to real reform! The Raccoon mother and her babies who were recently killed by irresponsible trapping in Humboldt County sparked this development. They stand in for all wildlife who will no longer be trapped and killed when this contract is finally cancelled. The time of real reform for USDA-APHIS WIldlife Services has come, and in no small way, thanks to your support of this petition! Please keep sharing!

EUREKA, Calif.— One day after a broad coalition of national animal and conservation groups urged (read the letter these groups sent the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to terminate its contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the board assented to a citizen request to delay consideration of contract renewal for at least a month in order to reevaluate the issues.”

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Petition: Hunters vs Habitat

Photo: Ruby Blossom Animal Legal Defense Fund

Photo: Ruby Blossom Animal Legal Defense Fund

Some hunters still believe that they protect animals. They keep saying that without them, animal population would be out of control. Really? Is that why wildlife population of many species is not on the verge of extinction? Because hunters are so great at taking care of wildlife?

“Should large swaths of wildlife habitat be opened up to hunting, trapping, fishing, and shooting? Should biologists be blocked from making decisions about how to protect this habitat? Should “sportsmen” have free reign to import “trophy” polar bear corpses, even though they are listed as an endangered species?

The answer to all of these questions is a resounding “no!” But that’s what the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014,” proposes to do.

This bill is harmful to wildlife and natural areas in many ways, and would force local land managers to give priority to trapping, hunting, fishing and shooting over all the other ways that Americans and their families enjoy Federal lands, such as hiking, biking, bird watching and kayaking.  We all should be able to experience our public lands free from the dangers posed by the tiny minority of those who hunt animals. We also should be free to have those lands and wildlife protected from the dangers of lead poisoning (from lead bullets) — an issue this bill expressly forbids scientists from even considering.

Take action to protect wildlife habitat
 by calling your U.S. Senator today. It only takes a couple minutes, but your calls and phone messages have a powerful impact with legislators. ”


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The Animal Legal Defense Fund fights for Lolita


Since the movie Blackfish brought the plight of dolphins, whales and other creatures of the ocean visually into the limelight, it hopefully is foreseeable in the near future that all confined beings will be either released or given the space and care they need to lead a good life.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has taken up the fight for Lolita:

“The Miami Seaquarium is in the business of breaking laws. For decades the Seaquarium has confined Lolita, a wild born orca, in conditions that violate the Animal Welfare Act. Lolita is confined to an undersized concrete prison where she is denied shade and the companionship of other orcas. ALDF has sued in response to these conditions. 

The Seaquarium has also been violating the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act — the law that protects employees from deadly workplace hazards — by requiring trainers to swim with and even ride Lolita like a surfboard as she performs tricks in her tiny tank. ALDF included exclusive video evidence of this ongoing occupational hazard in a complaint sent to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This complaint renews the request ALDF made first in November, asking OSHA to investigate this blatant violation.”

“Orcas belong in the wild, not in entertainment.”

The Animal League Defense Fund ask you to please take action:

Take action to have the law enforced! Contact your federal members of Congress and request that they urge OSHA to enforce the law against Miami Seaquarium.”

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