Northern dogs know a thing or two about giving

Ma, 12/20/2011
One of the Canadian Northern Dogs

Dogs know a thing or two about giving. Each and every dog that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing has left an indelible mark on my soul, and the dogs from Canada’s remote communities give me more joy than words can describe.

Killing with no accountability and no common sense

Ma, 12/20/2011

Cyanide and death traps in our backyards: Sounds like a plot line for a fictional horror movie, right? Wrong. Sodium cyanide, Compound 1080 and body gripping “kill” traps are used in backyards around the country, within mere feet of residential homes. These traps and poisons are utilized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Damage Management, formerly known as Wildlife Services, and are intended for permanent removal of “harmful” invasive species, as well as predators perceived to be problematic by special interest groups.

White-nose syndrome: Where did all the bats go?

Ma, 12/20/2011
Image source: www.kentuckyangling.com

Over one million dead.

Nearly 100% mortality at some sites.

Another bad bill for animals in Congress: This time on our public lands

Me, 12/21/2011
H.R. 2834 is simply an all-around unnecessary and bad bill.

Should the rights of a few well-connected individuals automatically trump sound science?  Should two narrow special interest groups—hunters and fishers—be able to demand that our public lands—paid for with everyone’s tax dollars—be used for their use above all others like wildlife photographers, animal lovers, hikers, and people who just like being outdoors?  A few hunting extremists and their Congressional representatives believe the answer to these questions is yes, and they are trying to turn their desires into reality.

A victory for tiger cubs this holiday season

Ma, 12/20/2011
A two-week old Siberian tiger cub at Kolmarden Zoo, in Kolmarden central Sweden.

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals ‘love’ them.  But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.” 

Edwin Way Teale, Naturalist and Pulitzer-prizing winning writer

Kidnapped raptors returned to their natural habitat in Shanghai

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Ma, 12/20/2011
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Kidnapped Raptors Returned to Natural Habitat in Shanghai
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Kidnapped Raptors Returned to Natural Habitat in Shanghai

The International Fund for Animal Welfare Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (IFAW BRRC) has rehabilitated and released two birds which were thought to be kidnapped from southern China and taken to Beijing. The grass owl and Asia barred owl, were found in Beijing—outside of their natural habitat—received treatment at IFAW BRRC and were released in Haiwan National Forest Park in Fengxian, Shanghai.

Press Location: 
Shanghai, China

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Russland verbietet Handel mit Robbenfellen

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Lu, 12/19/2011
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Weißrussland, Kasachstan und die russische Föderation haben den Handel mit Fellen von Sattelrobben verboten. Laut der kanadischen Regierung ist Russland einer von zwei übrig gebliebenen großen Märkte für kanadische Robbenprodukte und importiert bis zu 90 Prozent der kanadischen Robbenfell-Exporte. Der IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds) begrüßt dieses Gesetz als einen großen Erfolg in der Kampagne gegen die kommerzielle Robbenjagd.

Press Location: 
Hamburg
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Major victory as Russia bans trade in harp seal skins

Lu, 12/19/2011
Yay! Thanks to all my friends!

Yay! Thanks to all my friends!I’m thrilled to tell you that the door to one of the largest markets for seal products has now been slammed shut – the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation has banned the import and export of harp seal skins.

Spotlight Libya: Despite the scars of battle, Tripoli Zoo's wildlife begins to recover

Di, 12/18/2011
A lion now recovering at the Tripoli Zoo in Libya. IFAW/M. Booth

Report filed by Michael Booth currently in Tripoli, Libya deployed with the International Fund for Animal Weflare's (IFAW) Animal Rescue team working at the Tripoli Zoo.

UPDATED: 12.27.11 with this video report produced by Michael Booth on the ground in Tripoli.

ORIGINAL POST: 12.18.11

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