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  • Animal Rights Activists Storm Church Demanding Pets be Treated Like Christians

    02/15/2017 5:32:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 58 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 2/15/17 | Staff Reporter
    The protestors believe that animals have souls and should be let into churchesAnimal rights activists in Italy have stormed a Mass demanding that their dogs be treated as Christians. The Times reported that police were called to Santa Maria della Cima in Genzano to deal with a group of 20 protestors who were waving banners and carrying their pets while calling for animals to be allowed into church because they have souls. The church was targeted by Animalisti Italiani after Roxana Grasso, 47, was told she would not be allowed to bring her Pomeranian to prayers. “I believe that animals...
  • Animal rights group PETA calls for Warhammer fur clothing ban (Games Workshop targeted)

    01/30/2017 5:27:58 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 16 replies
    Tabletop Gaming ^ | January 30, 2017
    Animal rights organisation PETA has asked Warhammer publisher Games Workshop to remove the depiction of characters wearing fur from its range of miniatures and games. PETA, which has become well-known for its anti-fur campaigns involving celebrities and its calls for the humane treatment of animals both in reality and fiction, said in a statement that it had written to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree to request a ban on the portrayal of fur clothing in the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 universes. The move is likely to rile up some fans of the series who see the ethical treatment of animals...
  • Left-wing Dutch vegan who moved to Switzerland is denied a Swiss passport because she is too [tr]

    01/10/2017 9:55:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    A left-wing Dutch vegan who campaigned against cowbells in the Swiss village where she lives has had a request for a Swiss passport thrown out after annoying the locals. Nancy Holten, who was born in the Netherlands but moved to Switzerland at the age of eight, is a fluent speaker of Swiss German and has children who are Swiss nationals.
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan [ Colorado ]

    12/07/2016 9:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    County officials in western Colorado have regularly lambasted Planning 2.0 and this week, Garfield County joined in with five other counties in the western United States considering suing to halt the rule, which they have criticized as a central-planning measure. The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. While Garfield County is taking an active role, Mesa County officials are looking to Congress and a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump to deal...
  • Costa Rica Is Shutting Down All Zoos And Freeing Every Animal In Captivity

    10/11/2016 4:43:25 PM PDT · by sit-rep · 54 replies
    Higher Perspective ^ | 09-11-2016 | sit-rep
    Costa Rica has announced that it will be the first country in the world to shut down its zoos and free the captive animals they hold. Costa Rica is an especially biodiverse country, holding about 4% of the world's known species. Sadly, the country is contractually obligated to keep two of its zoos open for another decade. Still, after that, they plan to shut it down in favor of a cage-free habitat for the animals to live in. Treehugger reports that the nation, which also recently banned hunting for sport, will close the last two zoos in the next 10...
  • BLM releases draft Gunnison sage-grouse plan ( Colorado, Utah ..)

    08/12/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 11, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The BLM released its draft environmental impact statement Thursday. It is proposing amending up to 11 resource management plans in the two states. In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the Gunnison sage-grouse requires listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. ... about 5,000 breeding Gunnison sage-grouse live in the two states. Some 4,000 live in the Gunnison Basin, and the others in six satellite populations in Colorado and a seventh in Utah. ... Fish and Wildlife pointed to the low numbers of birds in the other populations and their range of habitat threats as...
  • VIDEO: Hillary panics after protesters shout near Las Vegas rally stage

    08/04/2016 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 225 replies
    American Mirror ^ | August 4, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    There was a distinct look of fear on Hillary Clinton’s face as animal rights protesters held up a large banner and yelled near her rally stage in Las Vegas today while the candidate spoke. Secret Service agents sprang into action, with one putting his arm around Clinton. “You’re okay,” he could be heard saying on the hot mic. “Keep talking,” he said as she stood in silence. “We’ll handle it. We’re not going anywhere,” he said. “Keep talking.” “Okay, we’ll keep talking,” Clinton told the audience. She then said the protesters were actually there to focus on Donald Trump. “Apparently...
  • Surfers want to kill a three-metre bronze whaler shark which has been menacing

    08/01/2016 3:47:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1 August 2016 | Steven Trask
    A three-metre shark that has been menacing a popular stretch of surf in Western Australia should be culled before someone is killed, local surfers say. The bronze whaler shark has lingered at Perth's Trigg Point beach for six weeks and had chased beachgoers into shore at least three times, surfers said. 'I don't particularly condone killing anything but this shark has been freaking people out in our neighbourhood for the better part of two months', surfer Glen Buckey told the West Australian.
  • Larry the lobster D.O.A. at aquarium after activists rescue him from restaurant

    07/29/2016 8:37:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 29, 2016 | Shayla Love
    An ancient 15-pound lobster named Larry was saved from becoming dinner at a Florida seafood restaurant last week but has died in transit to the Maine State Aquarium, the Miami Herald reported. When Joe Melluso, the owner of Tin Fish restaurant in Sunrise, Fla., first got the call about a massive lobster from his seafood supplier, he thought Larry could be 115 years old. After a picture of the lobster was broadcast on a local TV station, business owners and animal activists rallied to save him. They named him Larry and said he should live out his golden years in...
  • U.S. Forest Service barricades a forest road, destroys game trails in Idaho

    06/30/2016 11:10:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 20, 2016 | Marjorie Haun
    The United States Forest Service severely damaged a forest road and trail in Northwestern Idaho earlier this month, raising serious questions about the agency’s ability to care for federally-managed lands. During the first weekend in June, several members of Northwestern Gold Prospectors Association (NWGPA) planned to attend a gathering to prospect private claims in the Bedrock Gulch and Eagle Creek areas. When the prospectors arrived, Forest Road 152 was blocked with cement barricades and hundreds of felled trees. ... Photographs from that day show large logs laid crosswise and laterally on the trail, covered with hundreds of large pine branches...
  • Ellen DeGeneres: Donald Trump Is Welcome to Come on My Show

    06/11/2016 10:43:34 AM PDT · by orchestra · 49 replies
    E news ^ | 6/11/2016 | Marc Malkin
    Ellen DeGeneres may be a big Hillary Clinton supporter, but that doesn't mean Donald Trump has been banned from her show. "I don't know if we've formally asked him," DeGeneres told E! News' Will Marfuggi yesterday while she was promoting Finding Dory, the sequel to her 2003 box office hit Finding Nemo. "I mean, he's welcome to come if he wants to come on. I don't think I see that happening. I don't know that he would do that. But I wouldn't say no if he wanted to be on." Trump has been a guest on her show five times,...
  • Forestry Company Sues Greenpeace Under Anti-Mafia Law For Conspiracy

    05/31/2016 4:43:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/31/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A forestry company filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against Greenpeace Tuesday for misrepresenting the company’s environmental record to raise funds and promote its agenda. Greenpeace knowingly and deliberately made false claims about the company while fundraising, and fabricated evidence of Resolute’s alleged environmental malfeasance, according to the forestry and paper company Resolute Forest Products. RICO is an anti-mafia law designed to combat organized crime. Greenpeace’ is a global fraud,” states the 124-page legal complaint. “For years, this international network of environmental groups collectively calling themselves ‘Greenpeace’ has fraudulently induced people throughout the United States and...
  • Animal Rights Protesters Jump Barricade, Interrupt Sanders Rally in Oakland

    05/31/2016 12:22:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/31 | Kristofer Noceda, Pete Suratos and Lisa Fernandez
    Video appears to show the Secret Service strike one of the barricade jumpers with a night stickAnimal rights protesters jumped barricades at a Bernie Sanders rally late Monday in Oakland, California, accusing the candidate of falling short in his efforts to fight "factory farming." The Democratic presidential hopeful was addressing supporters at Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall when five people in their 20s and 30s hopped over barricades and attempted to rush the podium before Secret Service agents escorted them away. Agents also surrounded Sanders. The group identified itself as the Bay Area-based "Direct Action Everywhere," or DXE. Spokesman...
  • Animal rights activists briefly disrupt Sanders' rally in California

    05/31/2016 4:21:45 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 31, 2016 | BRENDAN O'BRIEN
    At least five animal rights activists on Monday rushed the stage as presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at a rally in Oakland, video posted online showed. The protesters were led away by several Secret Service agents before they were able to reach the Democrat, whose speech was briefly interrupted by the disturbance, a video posted by CNN showed. A Secret Service agent rushed to Sanders' side, grabbed him and wrapped his arms around the presidential candidate during the ruckus. "We don't get intimidated easily," said Sanders, as he resumed his speech. Animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere claimed responsibility for...
  • Killing Harambe the Gorilla to Save a 'White Boy' Was 'Racist' Move According to Outcry

    05/30/2016 6:05:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 118 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | May 30, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    On Saturday a four-year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. Sadly the gorilla, named Harambe, was shot and killed by zoo officials to save the life of the child, sparking outrage on social media. The most ludicrous of the objections came from those who actually believed the gorilla was killed because of racism. Conservative author and commentator Mark Dice uncovered some of the most outrageous tweets, including a slew that referred to the child as a “white boy” and one that called the killing an act of “white privilege.” As Dice pointed out in his...
  • Guardian admits reporter fabricated stories

    05/27/2016 8:30:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th May 2016 | Darren Davidson
    The Guardian has been hit by a journalism ethics scandal after the newspaper admitted a reporter fabricated interviews and made up quotes in articles. Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US and a former Fairfax Media journalist, said reporter Joseph Mayton also falsely claimed to have been present at events he wrote about. The former deputy editor of Guardian Australia apologised to readers and to the “people whose words were misrepresented or falsified”. The newspaper, which was instrumental in campaigning for a British inquiry into press standards, has now removed 13 of contributor Mr Mayton’s articles from its website. Other articles...
  • Energy industry sues over grouse plans ( Colorado )

    05/13/2016 7:12:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Oil and gas industry groups on Thursday sued federal agencies over revisions to land management plans in Colorado and other western states to protect the greater sage-grouse. The Western Energy Alliance and the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the suit in North Dakota, saying the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service failed to follow proper procedures for public involvement in adopting the land use plan amendments. They also say the plans ignore sound science and will hurt western economies. Plan revisions being challenged include ones in northwest Colorado, where greater sage-grouse habitat substantially overlaps with oil and gas...
  • Fresh off SeaWorld victory, animal rights groups take aim at zoos, circuses and maybe your pet

    04/26/2016 9:05:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | Greg Norman
    Fresh off a victory over SeaWorld and its controversial orca program, animal rights groups are zeroing in on zoos, aquariums and circuses -- and one prominent expert warns your dog and cat could be next. A well-funded coalition of nonprofits finally broke SeaWorld, when the theme park chain announced in March it would phase out its popular killer whale program. Now the groups smell blood in the water – and on land. “The tide is turning against SeaWorld and other aquariums and zoos,” Ashley Bryne, a campaign specialist at PETA, told FoxNews.com. “I think this is a sign of what’s...
  • Group plans protest at Benner's Farm (NY) to save beloved cow (the bad farmer wants to eat his Moo)

    04/12/2016 5:43:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Fios1 News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Moriarty
    East Setauket [Long Island, NY] farmer, Bob Benner and his family have learned to live off their 15 acres of land since 1977. "We learned, made, and had our own heat. We made our own food. We made our own clothing. We raised a garden," he said. With six mouths to feed on a tight budget, Benner began raising certain farm animals as a source of food. Over the years, Benner's farm has evolved into a popular attraction for strawberry picking, birthday parties, and class trips for kids. Which is how Kimberly Sherriton, a mother from Commack, got involved with...
  • Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

    02/04/2016 7:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 4 2016 | Ben Lockhart
    The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater sage grouse habitats is a breach of "numerous federal laws and regulations." The lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeks an order voiding the federal government's land-use plan amendments submitted last year that would directly prohibit new hard rock mining on 233,300 acres in Utah. "The state of Utah claims that the 2015 federal plan amendments disregarded the hallmark of federal land management -- multiple use and sustained yield --...
  • Michigan Arab activist: Stabbing Jews is OK, they're animals

    01/04/2016 10:15:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 1/4/2016, 6:24 PM | Ari Soffer
    A Michigan-based pro-Palestinian activist has posted a video online defending the "stabbing of Jews by Palestinians," and comparing Jews to animals. Lina Allan posted the three-minute Arabic rant under the title "Is Stabbing Jews Haram [Forbidden]?" The monologue was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Notably, throughout the video Allan uses the word "Jew", and only once makes any reference to Israel at all. ...
  • How Federal Missteps Make the Case to Transfer Public Lands to States, Localities

    12/28/2015 12:17:56 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | December 27, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    A growing number of state organizations seek to remedy what they consider negligent policies and shoddy oversight of public land on the part of federal agencies. Under the umbrella name Transfer of Public Lands, the movement offers a solution to the problem that is simple in concept: transfer ownership and management of public lands administered by federal agencies to equivalent state agencies. These agencies, being accountable to governors, state legislators and citizens, will manage the public lands in a more conscientious, cost-effective way. ... Unlike states east of the Continental Divide, public lands in Western states such as Washington and...
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...
  • Mining on 10 Million Acres in Six States Impacted by BLM’s Proposed Withdrawal ( sage-grouse )

    10/10/2015 6:09:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Western Mining Alliance ^ | October 9, 2015 | mucker
    On September 24, 2015, the federal Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) published a Notice of Proposed Withdrawal (“BLM notice”), proposing to withdraw from mineral location and entry federal lands identified as “sagebrush focal areas” in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The BLM notice commences a two-year temporary segregation period, prohibiting location and entry of new mining claims on BLM and U.S. Forest Service lands in these sagebrush focal areas. If the BLM decides to withdraw the area at the end of the segregation period, the withdrawal will last up to 20 years, but could be extended in the...
  • Victim of Kalispell Bear Attack Dies ( Inside her home: Montana )

    10/01/2015 5:32:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Tristan Scott
    Barbara Paschke, 85, died as the result of injuries she suffered during a black bear attack inside her home ... from injuries she suffered during a black bear attack inside her Ashley Lake home last Sunday afternoon. The woman, Barbara Paschke, died at 10:30 a.m. while she was hospitalized at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. She died due to injuries from the attack ... The attack occurred inside Paschke’s home between Batavia Lane and Ashley Lake Road; although it’s not clear how the bear got inside Paschke’s home, it exited through a window, investigators said. The attack was severe, officials said,...
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLM’s Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled ‘Whale Wars’ Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted “wrongful” in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • Hunter stabs black bear in self-defense in Michigan

    09/22/2015 11:23:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    MLive ^ | September 19, 2015 | Brad Devereaux
    GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI — A 46-year-old man was injured in what the Michigan Department of Natural Resources suspects was a black bear attack. ... a black bear came from behind, knocked him over and attacked him. "Using his hunting knife, the man stabbed the bear, which scared it off. The bear is thought to be injured," the DNR said in a news release. "The DNR was informed about 45 minutes later." Sgt. Jon Wood spoke with the hunter and advised him to seek medical attention. The DNR's Law Enforcement Division is continuing to investigate the incident. The DNR plans to...
  • Vegan group targets Bellevue butcher on Facebook (Freeplike this small business)

    09/20/2015 7:57:00 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 13 replies
    KING5 WA ^ | 9/18/2015 | Elisa Hahn
    A Bellevue butcher is learning first hand that promoting your business through Facebook can make you vulnerable to more than bad reviews. The owner of Golden Steer Choice Meats just wanted to expand his presence on social media like so many other companies do. But the Facebook reviews became so vicious, he realized the problem was more than just a few angry customers. John Dick said when he updated the business' Facebook page a few weeks ago, the store was enjoying 5-star endorsements. This week, the business' rating plummeted. "I'm like 'Wow, what did I do?'" said Dick. "I must...
  • Animal Rescue League pulls event at Heinz Field because of Michael Vick

    09/06/2015 11:17:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 6, 2015 | John Breech
    The Steelers continue to face backlash over the team's decision to sign Michael Vick. The Animal Rescue League has decided to move one of its biggest events away from Heinz Field because Vick's now on the roster. The ARL was going to hold its 16th annual Paws Prints Gala at Heinz, but the group decided to move the Oct. 31 event to Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center instead because of the Vick signing. "While we understand that Mr. Vick has made an effort to atone for his past mistakes and has worked to help strengthen animal abuse laws, we do not...
  • ‘Crazy’ European Model Causes Flight Diversion To DIA All Because Of A Cat (Germany from Las Vegas)

    08/31/2015 7:09:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    CBS4 ^ | August 30, 2015
    A flight was diverted to Denver International Airport on Friday because of an unruly passenger who wanted to see her comfort cat. Passengers resumed their flight on Saturday after a 24-hour delay. A passenger on the flight to Germany from Las Vegas shot video of a clearly agitated woman, described at a European model, taken off the Condor Airlines flight that landed prematurely in Denver. The female passenger was reportedly demanding to be seated with her comfort cat. “That lady wasn’t happy with the crew putting their cat in the lavatory and then everything went wrong. She started screaming and...
  • Cruelty To Animals, Exposed

    08/09/2015 11:05:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    If you like eating meat, information is not always your friend. In recent years, practices at large facilities that turn livestock into food have been exposed to public view, and the public often doesn't like what it sees. The companies that confine pregnant sows in tiny stalls or scald chickens to death don't publicize these practices. Slaughterhouses where cattle are sometimes dismembered alive don't offer guided tours. To see what goes on in the worst operations, most of us have to rely on activists who covertly record inside and put videos online. Organizations like the Humane Society of the United...
  • Shut down coal mines, group urges ( WildEarth Guardians : Colorado)

    08/07/2015 11:33:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 6, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Industry blasts suggestion as harmful to the country. A conservation group that has succeeded in dealing recent legal setbacks to western Colorado coal mines called Thursday for a phase-out of federal coal leasing to help combat climate change. “It’s time for the Interior Department to shut it down,” Jeremy Nichols, Climate and Energy Program director for WildEarth Guardians, said in a news release. The group outlined a plan for ending the federal coal program over 10 to 25 years through a moratorium on leasing publicly owned coal, retiring existing leases that aren’t producing, honestly reporting the climate impacts of the...
  • Denmark Bans Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

    08/04/2015 3:54:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28 | Dan Kedrney
    “Animal rights come before religion” Editor’s note: This story was published in error; it incorrectly suggested that Denmark’s ban is new. See correction appended Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals in 2014, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.
  • It's a Lion: Uproar over Cecil shows how secular society inevitably produces moral confusion.

    08/04/2015 9:29:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/04/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The uproar over the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, is further proof that secular society inevitably produces moral confusion. In saying that, I do not in any way defend the killing of a protected animal. First, I do not hunt for sport (among other reasons, my religion, Judaism, opposes it). Second, if the lion suffered for a prolonged period, that would add to my condemnation. Third, if Palmer knowingly killed a protected animal, he should be prosecuted. Having said that, most of the reactions to what he did are more...
  • Why criticizing ethical vegans and animal rights activists will soon become a hate crime.

    08/02/2015 11:10:33 PM PDT · by bigdcaldavis · 19 replies
    DC: Infowarrior ^ | June 2, 2015 | DC: Infowarrior
    As many of you know, so-called “fat pride” activists have launched an all-out attack on anybody who advocates fitness, erects billboards promoting health and fitness, or merely asks why there is an obesity epidemic by labeling any dissenting viewpoints on obesity as “hate speech” and even reporting obesity skeptics to police for “hate crimes.” Now I have learned that there is a possibility that ethical vegans – vegans who convert to veganism not for health reasons, but for animal rights reasons – will take a cue from the fat pride activists and have any dissenting viewpoints on ethical veganism and...
  • Animal-Rights Activists Free 5,740 Mink in Cross-Country Crime Spree

    07/26/2015 9:12:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    nymag.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Chas Danner
    The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has arrested two animal-rights activists after they spent half a year driving 40,000 miles around the U.S., raiding fur farms, and releasing about 5,740 mink into the wild. According to the Associated Press, in addition to freeing the mink (and one bobcat), Joseph Buddenberg, 31, and Nicole Kissane, 28, allegedly slashed tires, smashed windows, glued door locks, vandalized businesses using caustic acid, and even tried to flood a fur industry employee’s home.
  • Recapture Canyon case want judge disqualified ( Utah : BLM )

    07/23/2015 8:22:30 AM PDT · by george76
    Ch 13 ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ben Winslow
    Lawyers for a San Juan County commissioner convicted of his role in a protest ride in Recapture Canyon are asking a judge to disqualify himself, citing his ties to an environmental group. ... Judge Shelby is “close friends” with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance’s legal director, Stephen Bloch, who has advocated for a stiff sentence for Lyman. Judge Shelby disclosed the relationship ... Steve Bloch, on behalf of SUWA, Steve Bloch and his wife Kara are friends of mine and have been for a long, long time. I practiced with Kara at Snow Christensen starting in 1999. My wife and...
  • “SHOOT REPUBLICANS” Says Former Carter Staffer

    07/17/2015 5:20:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 7-17-2015 | Michael Strickland
    “SHOOT REPUBLICANS” Says Former Carter Staffer July 17, 2015 by Michael Strickland “Republicans and conservatives are the enemy. They are expendable. They will be targets in the Revolution when it comes” writes Roland Windsor Vincent, in a recent post on his blog, Army Of The Revolution.The entry, entitled “Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans“, centers around animal rights and how “active Republican and conservatives voters are enabling the Animal Holocaust” and “If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment.”His article ends with: I mention Republicans and conservatives,...
  • Hundreds attend town hall meeting to discuss BLM's plan for closures of public land ( Colorado )

    06/25/2015 6:38:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    KJCT ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | Daniela Pardo
    Grand Junction, COLO. It's a hot debate that's sparked a lot of controversy in Mesa County. The updating of the Resource Management Plan has been in the works for years. It was announced a few months back, but not everyone's happy about the proposal. The Mesa County Commissioners and the Bureau of Land Management took turns speaking at the town hall meeting. The public listened to what happened in a meeting with representatives from the governor's office, in regards to the Resource Management Plan, and had the chance to share their concerns and suggestions. At last week's meeting with the...
  • Mexico Finds Tigers, Baboons, Camels Abandoned by Circus

    06/24/2015 4:20:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | Associated Press
    Mexican authorities said Wednesday they found six tigers, seven baboons, four camels and three dromedaries abandoned in cages without food, water or adequate care in the southern Mexico state of Yucatan. The passage of laws forbidding animal acts in circuses has raised fears that the exotic species might be abandoned once they could no longer pay for their keep by performing. The Attorney General's Office for Environmental Protection said a total of 20 animals were found near the city of Merida, many missing claws, teeth or fur.
  • Green Lies

    06/10/2015 5:46:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | John Stossel
    Millions go to SeaWorld to learn more about sea life and get closer to killer whales. But fewer go now because the documentary "Blackfish" exposed what one reporter called "the darker side" of SeaWorld. The movie, which CNN bought and ran over and over, tells how greedy businessmen take baby whales from their mothers and imprison them in small aquariums, where the frustrated animals are a threat to each other and their trainers. "All whales in captivity have a bad life," says a biologist in the film. "They're all psychologically traumatized." "Blackfish" is persuasive. Watching it made me agree with...
  • The Silicon Valley Race to Build a Fake-Meat Burger That Just Might Save the World

    06/02/2015 6:50:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/2 | Daniel Fromson
    In Romania, they have a saying: “The best vegetable is meat.” Actually, it might be an “old Alsatian saying,” or from some other primeval region, depending on how you Google. But joke like that at a dinner in Brooklyn — or anyplace, really, where identifying with the progressive vanguard has made eating a serious form of self-definition — and someone just might denounce you between forkfuls of heirloom greens. Mealtime, in these rooftop-gardened corners of the world, has become a theater for a kind of culture war. And that evangelist with the fork is hungry for combat, no matter which...
  • Clowns Brawl w/(Animal Rights) Protesters Under Circus Big Top in San Bernardino

    04/19/2015 2:26:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 18, 2015 | Michael Larkin
    Clowns Brawl With Protesters Under Circus Big Top in San Bernardino • Hundreds of spectators watched the fight break out when workers allegedly tried to stop the activists from forcing their way inside Clowns brawled with animal rights protesters under a circus big top in San Bernardino Friday night, witnesses say. Hundreds of spectators watched the fight break out when workers allegedly tried to stop the activists from forcing their way inside after the Ramos Bros. Circus show began. Two protestors were arrested following the melee, while two circus employees were injured when the fight broke out at 8:08 p.m.,...
  • ( Mesa ) County signals its intent to sue over sage grouse ( Colorado )

    03/10/2015 8:47:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Grand Junction - DAILY SENTINEL ^ | March 10, 2015 | Emily Shockley
    Mesa County commissioners have thrown their first jab in a growing fight against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the department’s decision last November to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as a threatened species. Commissioners on Monday approved and signed a notice of intent to sue the federal government for listing the Gunnison sage-grouse as threatened and for designating a critical habitat for the bird in western Colorado and eastern Utah. The notice of intent to sue claims the listings are improper because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service noted the Gunnison sage-grouse population in the Gunnison Basin is “stable...
  • Rodents To Be Given Human Rights Under Green Party Plans

    03/07/2015 6:19:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 07, 2015 | Matthew Holehouse
    Rodents To Be Given Human Rights Under Green Party Plans By Matthew Holehouse 07 Mar 2015 Animals would be protected under human rights laws and new taxes imposed on nappies under plans to be considered by the Green Party. The insurgent environmentalist party, which hopes to hold the balance of power after the General Election by winning up to ten seats, will also propose creating a fleet of hospital ships to serve the developing world, cutting the size of National Lottery prizes and banning the Grand National. The policies, set to become official policy during a series of debates on...
  • Washington state wolf population grows by 30 percent

    03/07/2015 2:13:15 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    ap ^ | March 7, 2015
    Washington's wolf population grew by more than 30 percent last year and formed four new packs. ... The state also found there are now 16 wolf packs and at least five successful breeding pairs.
  • How This Left-Wing Activist Manipulates the Media to Spread His Message

    02/13/2015 1:03:26 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 2/11/2015 | Ryan Holiday
    I first heard of Peter Young when a reporter at the Daily Dot asked me if I was somehow involved in 2013’s “Ex-Vegans” stunt in which dozens of former vegans were exposed for having eaten meat. After dominating the media cycle for several days, the surprise left hook of the campaign landed: All the traffic and inbound links were redirected to footage of appalling slaughterhouse conditions. Hundreds of thousands of people were unwittingly exposed to the very unpleasantness that media attempts to shield from them. I’m not a vegan, and I had nothing to do with the campaign—but I do...
  • Grizzly bear-human conflicts increase in Wyoming in 2014

    01/23/2015 8:23:35 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | January 23, 2015 | BOB MOEN
    Grizzly bears were the leading category among the 385 total conflicts between humans and large carnivores in Wyoming last year. Black bears were second with 134 conflicts, followed by wolves (64) and mountain lions (23). ... grizzly bears continue to expand their range. "They've far exceeded the expected geographic recovery distribution ... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide this year whether it will lift protections for some 1,000 grizzlies that scientists say live in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Removal of the protections would transfer jurisdiction over grizzlies to states
  • Environmental Groups Seeking More Protection For Sage Grouse ( CO & Utah )

    01/20/2015 5:15:34 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 20, 2015 | Donna Bryson
    Two environmentalist groups filed suit Tuesday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah ... The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project said in court papers that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should go back and produce an “adequate finding” on the status of the Gunnison sage grouse ... The threatened designation could result in restrictions on oil and gas drilling, agriculture, recreational and other land uses. ... both camps will be watching litigation closely, in part to see how it might influence policy on the more common greater sage grouse. The...