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Outrage In Thailand: Save Aged Elephants From Confiscation And Death!

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Montana Proposes Increased Trapping of Otters

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Montana's Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is proposing a few changes to the state's Furbearer Trapping Program. Your comments needed.

A Travesty of Justice in Kentucky

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It is sickening that great legislation that would have positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of animals was ruined by the act of one committee pandering to an animal abusing special interest group.

Animal Cruelty and Violence Against Humans

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies have long recognized the high incidence of repeated animal abuse in the early history of many of the most violent serial killers, serial rapists, and sexual homicide perpetuators

Animal Testing for Vegan Products?

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CIFA) recently advised Seattle-based Field Roast Grain Meat Company to stop distributing its vegan products in Canada.

Ask Hawaii Tourism Authority to Save Cats from Massacre

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A few weeks ago, we told you about a pack of wild dogs running in the streets of Lahaina, Hawaii on the island of Maui at night killing cats, chickens, and small dogs.

Ban Carnivore Killing Contests in Sanders County, Montana

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Like an aggressive cancer, wildlife killing contests are spreading across the nation. These deplorable wildlife-slaughter events usually occur on publicly-owned land...

Bay Ridge Civic Association Supports Deer Massacre

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February 13, 2014 eNews - second story

Bittersweet Victory in Kentucky

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A great bill was ruined by legislators catering to the financial interests of the animal agriculture industry, and the bill's author, Kentucky State Representative Joni Jenkins, was forced to withdraw her support of her own bill as a response.

Bushmeat Travels: Ebola in a Suitcase

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Global wildlife trade contributes to the emergence and spread of infectious diseases.

Defeat Bill Intended to Overturn U.S. Ivory Ban

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Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), whose endorsements include the National Rifle Association, has introduced a bill (The Lawful Ivory Protection Act of 2014) to prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) from implementing much needed regulations

Demand Basic Fire Protection for Farmed Animals

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of farmed animals, locked in cages in massive industrial warehouses, suffer horrendous deaths in fires.

Demand Sanctuary Now!

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161 Rabbits Confiscated and Condemned to Die in Alabama

Demand Sanctuary for Seattle Zoo's Elephants

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This month we spotlight the Woodland Park Zoo, which earned IDA's Dishonorable Mention on our 2014 Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants list.

Demand an End to Idaho's Wolf Witch Hunt

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Demand that Idaho ends its wolf witch hunt immediately.

Demand that Wolves Remain Protected!

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Keep Wolves Protected Under the Endangered Species Act!

Dozens of Crows Suffer and Die in Portland

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On Wednesday, November 26, onlookers watched in horror as dozens of crows fell to the ground, convulsing, gasping, seizing, and dying on the downtown streets of Portland, Oregon.

Elephant Abusers Deserve Jail Time!

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In 2008, staff at Elephants of Eden cruelly beat elephant calves and juveniles in response to the death of a handler at the South African park, which provided elephants for tours, rides, weddings, and sleepovers.

End Animal Killing Contests in New York

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February 13, 2014 eNews - first story

End Animal Testing in Cosmetics

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Please urge your representative to end animal testing in cosmetics by supporting the Humane Cosmetics Act, H.R. 4148.

End Sponsorship of Greyhound Racing's Australian Cup

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We recently informed you about the live baiting scandal in the Australian greyhound racing industry...

End the Suffering of Exotic Animals in Circuses

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A crucial opportunity to help end the suffering of exotic animals in circuses has resurfaced and your immediate support is needed. The Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA), H.R. 4525, has been re-launched...

End the Suffering of Horses and Cows

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Live Animals Packed and Shipped to Russia for Slaughter

Free Remaining Dogs From Wake Forest University Laboratory

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Free The Dogs: Help Us Convince Wake Forest to Release Innocent Dogs

Help Elephants Bamboo and Chai at the Woodland Park Zoo

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Seattle's mayor, Ed Murray, has started a dialogue for the "proper habitat for elephants" at the Woodland Park Zoo. Friends of the Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) and IDA need your voice to urge the mayor to order the retirement.

Help End the Elephant Genocide

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December 12, 2013 eNews - story 2

Help Stop the Funding of Cruel and Unnecessary Research

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January 31, 2014 eNews - first story

Help the Dogs and Cats of Greece

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September 26, 2013 ENews

Hens Viciously Slaughtered by Jewish Community Center

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Several weeks ago, we told you about Urban Adamah, a Jewish community center and urban farm in Berkeley, California. They had fifteen chickens who were used to produce eggs that the people there had been eating for the past three years.

Home Depot: Stop Selling Pesticide-Coated Plants

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Some flowering plants purchased from Home Depot are treated with pesticides, which kill flying insects, including bees. Pesticides are having a catastrophic effect on bee populations worldwide.

Horse Slaughter Plant Approved in New Mexico

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November 8, 2013 Lead story - eNews

Horses in Grave Danger in Utah from BLM

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Ranchers and local officials in Utah are determined to annihilate the last remaining free roaming horse herds there because of overwhelming greed and corruption.

Justice Served Against Boulder Raccoon Killer

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Please take a moment to thank Boulder City Prosecutor Janet Michels for her decision to serve justice against Boulder raccoon killer.

Justice for Giggles, the Fawn

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November 8, 2013 eNews

Karl Lagerfeld: Have Compassion for All Animals

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October 31, 2013 Lead story - eNews

Keep Endangered Red Wolves Protected

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Red wolves (Canis rufus) once roamed the entire southeastern United States. Today, these amazing canines are relegated to a small population of 100 individuals left in eastern North Carolina, and are critically endangered.

Kill the Funding that is Killing Greyhounds

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In October, Ireland's Minister of Finance, Michael Noonan announced in his 2015 budget speech that Ireland's Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund would receive an additional 6 million each year for the next three years.

Let's Make Ivory Ban Permanent

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Please send a letter to Dan Ashe, the director of the USFWS and thank him for temporary ivory import ban .

Live Baiting is a Real Life Nightmare

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Recent events have thrown the Australian greyhound racing industry under the spotlight once again, except this time the light is far dimmer than before.

Live Horses and Cows from the U.S. Shipped to Russia for Slaught

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We know that American horses are being transported for slaughter across U.S. borders to Canada and Mexico.

Maximum Sentence for Opossum Killer

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Authorities at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter recently arrested a Santa Cruz pizza restaurant employee who confessed to killing a baby opossum with bleach at the request of the restaurant owner's mother.

Montana Increases Slaughter of Wolves

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December 19, 2013 eNews - lead story

Nightmare Under Water: U.S. Navy Experiments to Kill Whales and

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The Navy's own calculation estimates that tests with sonar and explosives will kill or maim tens of thousands of whales and other marine mammals.

No Import Permit for Black Rhino Parts

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The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is currently reviewing at least two permit applications to allow importing black rhino trophies into the United States.

Nosey the Elephant Needs Your Help

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October 11, 2013 Lead story - eNews

Oppose Deer Killing in Helena, Montana

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December 5, 2013 eNews

Oppose Horse Slaughter - Support SAFE Act

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April 4, 2013 eNews

Oppose The Sportsmen's Act 2013

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August 8, 2013 eNews

Oppose Yellowstone National Park's Bison Slaughter

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What a tragedy - Yellowstone National Park plans to slaughter 800 bison!

Oppose the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2013

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May 29, 2013 - for blog May 31, 2013 - In E-News

Oppose the Largest Deer Killing in New York State's History!

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December 12, 2013 eNews - story 1

Oppose the SHARE Act of 2013

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November 8, 2013 eNews

Please Help Dismissed Veterinary Student

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Jamie Scott is one of many vet students who've stood up to Ross University's unethical practices and refused to kill healthy animals as part of her vet school training.

Please OPPOSE the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Bills

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Please tell your Senators to OPPOSE S.1996 the Bipartisan Sportsmen's bill, S.1335 the Sportsmen's bill, and all related bills.

Protect Deer in Maryland and Virginia from The National Park Se

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September 26, 2013 ENews

Protect Jaguars and Ocelots in Arizona

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Join In Defense of Animals (IDA) in urging the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to prevent the proposed Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona.

Protest UK's Mass-Slaughter of Badgers

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September 19, 2013 ENews

Reform Australia's Horse Racing Industry Now!

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Australia's largest thoroughbred race, the Melbourne Cup, was a scene of tragedy when two racehorses died shortly after completing the race.

Retire Elephants Bamboo and Chai to a Sanctuary

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Contact Seattle's Mayor and City Council and Attend Council Meeting Thursday, October 23

Save Seattle Elephants from Tornado Alley

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Woodland Park Zoo Chooses Suffering over Sanctuary for Elephants, Bamboo and Chai

Seal Beach Sending Coyotes to the Gas Chambers

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The Seal Beach, California city council has decided that coyotes inhabiting the area must be killed and in the most cruel method possible.

Send a Valentine for the Elephants

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Have a Heart, Send Bamboo and Chai to a Sanctuary

Speak Out Against Animal Cruelty at UC Davis

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September 5, 2013 Link from eNews item #1

Stop All Bird Poisoning at Bush Airport

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Hundreds of birds were poisoned and killed at Bush Intercontinental Airport this past weekend as part of a cruel and inhumane effort to reduce the health and safety risks posed by birds that can best be described as misguided.

Stop Bobcat Fur Farm in Montana!

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Montana is among the worst fur farming states because it allows the breeding of captive animals, including mink, foxes, lynx, and bobcats, with very little oversight or animal welfare standards.

Stop Cornell University's Violent Deer Killing

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For New York's Cornell University, it is "deer management," but for the rest of us it is the unnecessary and brutal killing of innocent deer.

Stop Deer Mismanagement at Tyler State Park in Pennsylvania

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For nearly 30 years, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has been mismanaging urban deer. Every year in December and January, they turn the tranquil and historic Tyler State Park into a bloody killing field.

Stop New York State's Swan Genocide Plan

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January 23, 2014 eNews - first story

Stop The Massacre Of Romania's Stray Dogs

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September 13, 2013 ENews

Stop USDA from Killing 175 Chickens a Minute!

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The USDA has introduced the 'Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection' rule, which would speed up the poultry slaughter line, increasing the number of birds slaughtered to 175 per minute.

Stop Yellowstone National Park's Bison Slaughter

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In February 2014, we asked you to oppose the slaughter of bison in America's oldest national park and you responded by the thousands.

Stop the Consumption of Dogs and Cats in Hawaii

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IDA wants to thank Hawaii legislators for nearly passing the bill that would have explicitly prohibited the slaughter or trafficking of dogs or cats for consumption.

Stop the Crossbow Insanity in New York

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February 6, 2014 eNews - first story

Stop the Hen Slaughter by Jewish Community Center

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Instead of showing kindness and gratitude to these gentle birds and offering them retirement, they are scheduled to be used as props and killed for a Kosher slaughter class this upcoming Sunday.

Stop the Killing of Thousands of Cormorants

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For the last several years on the Columbia River, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) have been trapping, brutally branding, and killing sea lions for eating salmon.

Stop the Proposed Crossbow Hunting Season in New York

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In February of this year, many of you sent comments to New York's Governor Cuomo asking him not to proceed with efforts to legalize crossbows for hunting.

Stop the Wolf Killing Frenzy in Wisconsin - Demand Emergency Pro

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Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has handed its wolf management to the wolf haters the trophy hunters and trappers, who have killed 92 wolves in six days, as of October 21.

Support an audit of the USDA Wildlife Services

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August 22, 2013 eNews --> linked from story #1

Take Action to Save Monarchs and Lone Osprey in Oxford Lagoon

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Join IDA, Oxford Lagoon Neighbors, and activists in our fight to keep the remaining trees alive and standing in Oxford Lagoon. Due to dirty politics, developers fell over 600 of 650 old growth trees at Oxford Lagoon, an area designated as a bird sanctuary

Take Action to Stop Killing of Feral Pigs

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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.

Tania the Elephant Still Suffering at Romanian Zoo

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We've reached out to you for help before on behalf of Tania, a 39-year-old elephant enduring a life of solitary confinement at the Tirgu-Mures Zoo in Romania.

Tell Air France to Stop Profiting off Animal Cruelty

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Air France is the only major airline in the world that still ships terrified monkeys to suffer and die in ethically abhorrent biomedical experimentation. As other airlines have abandoned the cruel practice, Air France enjoys a profitable monopoly.

Tell Congress to Stand Up for Wolves

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Wolves are some of the most persecuted, hated, and misunderstood wild animals and, as a result, in many states have lost their Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections.

Tell MGM Resort to Close Their Dolphin Exhibit

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For the past two decades, the MGM-owned Mirage Hotel & Casino has kept a low profile about the dolphins they hold prisoner at their resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tell Oakland City Council to Stop Backyard Slaughter

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Please help IDA support vegan author and activist Colleen Patrick-Goudreau stop backyard slaughter in Oakland, California.

Tell Rakuten to Stop Selling Ivory

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While elephants are being massacred by the tens of thousands for their ivory, Rakuten, a Japanese company, rakes in profits from selling elephant ivory products.

Tell SeaWorld NOT TO IMPORT a Pacific White-Sided Dolphin

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IDA is shocked to learn the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently and quietly approved an August 2012 SeaWorld application to import Kirara, a Pacific white-sided dolphin held captive at Kamogawa SeaWorld in Japan.

Tell USDA and NY Officials to Do Their Jobs!

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About 25,000 Canada geese are killed nationwide each summer by USDA Wildlife Services in the name of alleged air safety.

Tell Whole Foods to Stop Killing Bunnies!

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Americans are now eating less animal flesh than ever before. Yet both the livestock industry and many in the food industry are not happy about this turn of events and are advocating for Americans to not only eat more flesh, but to consume more species.

Tell the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to Mandate Specific

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On Friday, November 7, Kabibe, a 16-month old western lowland gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo was crushed to death when she sprinted underneath a closing hydraulic door that was not properly monitored nor equipped with basic automatic shut-off technology

Tell the USFWS to Deny Import Permit for Black Rhino Parts

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January 31, 2014 eNews - second story

The Dallas Safari Club Wants to Kill an Endangered Black Rhino

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January 9, 2014 eNews - lead story

The Unholiest of Contests: Taiwan's Pig of Gods

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The pigs chosen for the annual Taiwanese "Chi-Thai-Ju" or "Pig of Gods" (POG) contest face up to two years of anguished confinement.

Urge AZA to Strengthen Elephant Handling Policies

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October 17, 2013 Lead story - eNews

Urgent: Appeal California's Foie Gras Ruling

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California's foie gras ban was overturned last Wednesday, January 7, by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson in Los Angeles. He ruled that the ban, passed in 2004 and only recently in effect as of 2012, illegally encroaches on the regulatory domain

Urgent: Protect Maui Cats

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A pack of feral dogs has been running wild in the streets of Lahaina, Hawaii at night and killing feral cats, family pets, chickens, and other small dogs. The Maui Humane Society (MHS) claims they do not have the funding nor the staff to...

Victory for Geese in Washington State!

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January 9, 2014 eNews - second story

YuLin's Festival of Terror

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And then there is the annual YuLin Dog Meat Festival, in China, which is more massacre than merrymaking--it's a grisly, cruel, unhappy, nightmarish event, where dogs are still alarmingly alive while being butchered for dog meat hotpot.

Zimbabwe Abducts Baby Elephants

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According to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, Hwange National Park visitors witnessed the capture of baby elephants by government helicopters and ground teams.



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