Category Archives: Animal Welfare

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Killing Wolves Backfires On Ranchers

Pack Disruption Detrimental To Livestock The best way to control wolf populations and minimize livestock predation may be to stop shooting, trapping and poisoning them, Washington State University researchers say. A review of 25 years of data from lethal control … Continue reading

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U.S. Teens Form Nonprofit To Help Save Elephants

Elephant Extinction Likely Within Decade When Max Kauderer saw the body of a dead elephant during a family trip to Africa two years ago, it wasn’t only the body that horrified him; it was the apathy of the natives to … Continue reading

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Wild Horses Deserve Better Treatment

Mustangs Under Pressure On Public Land I drove out of Phoenix this week and stumbled across some small herds of wild horses. It’s been years since I last saw mustangs in Colorado. This treat really recharged my own spirit. I’ve … Continue reading

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British Army In Kenya To Fight Poaching

Paratroopers In Kenya To Train Local Rangers The British army is has put boots on the ground in Kenya to combat the escalating illegal wildlife trade killing rhinos and elephants in Africa. A total of 25 paratroopers in Kenya are on rotation at the army’s base … Continue reading

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Battle To Save World’s Wildlife In China’s Hands

China Driving Wildlife Crisis The recent seizure of 645 illegally obtained and trafficked wolf pelts from Greece at Beijing’s Capital International Airport is a commendable act by the China’s General Administration of Customs. Together with other recent seizures of elephant … Continue reading

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China, Russia, India Agree On New Tiger Protections

Tiger Survival Demands Habitat Protection Under attack for not cracking down on the use of tiger body parts in traditional medicine, China has finalized two separate agreements with India and Russia to step up protection of tigers and other endangered … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s Moose Killed By Disease

Moose Population Dropping In Minnesota Editor’s Note: I’m shocked to read this detailed article about moose mortality in Minnesota, but no one mentioned chronic wasting disease (CWD). Since this unstoppable disease is ravaging Wisconsin’s deer and Saskatchewan’s deer and elk. … Continue reading

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Chronic Wasting Disease Near Yellowstone National Park

Environmental Nightmare Unstoppable Elk winter feed grounds in western Wyoming should be phased out to curb the potential spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (prion disease) in elk. That is what Lloyd Dorsey of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition in Jackson recommends, … Continue reading

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Botswana A Leader In Elephant Conservation

Botswana Has Largest Elephant Population In The World With more than 150,000 elephants, Botswana hosts the largest elephant population in the world, thanks to decades of heightened legal protection. This was said by Dr Chris Brooks, biodiversity coordinator at the … Continue reading

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Badger Cull Or Mad Cow Disease

Badger Cull Covering Up Infected Soil Despite a public outcry from the majority of people in the UK, the government and the agriculture industry have proceeded with a highly controversial badger cull. The official story is that it’s to help contain … Continue reading

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Wild Horse Roundups Don’t Work

Cattle Industry Driving Wild Horses Off Public Lands Editor’s Note: The United States spends millions of taxpayer dollars every year terrorizing wild horses and burros on public lands in the West. They are stampeded for miles by low-flying helicopters. Those … Continue reading

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Horse Slaughter Back In New Mexico

Land Of Enchantment Will Kill Horses About five miles from this southeastern New Mexico town’s famed UFO museum, tucked between dairy farms, is a nondescript metal building that could be home to any number of small agricultural businesses. But Valley … Continue reading

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