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Friday, December 14, 2018

Tag: animal rights

Iconic Yellowstone wolf shot dead in legal but ‘senseless killing’

"We have all seen the outpouring of grief, rage and anger after the senseless killing of Wolf 926, which unfortunately was a legal kill. It is now time to put that grief, rage and anger to work."

Congress strips federal protection from gray wolves

"This final, pathetic stab at wolves exemplifies House Republicans' longstanding cruelty and contempt for our nation's wildlife."

China restores rhino and tiger parts ban after international fury

"WWF welcomes the news that China has postponed lifting its ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn and tiger bone, signalling a positive response to international reaction."

Weakened Chinese law against endangered rhinos and tigers has animal rights...

While China's reversal of a 25-year-old law came as a shock to many, other animal rights activists saw it coming due to the growing number of tiger farms in the country.

Humpback whales are falling silent and the reason will make you...

The new study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, adds more evidence that human-generated noise pollution interferes with marine life.

Help save creatures great and small on World Animal Day

On this international day of action, participants aim to "raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe."

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, October 2

Amazon adopts $15 minimum wage, California bans animal-tested cosmetics and becomes first state to require women on corporate boards, and more.

California bans animal-tested cosmetics from the market

“I am proud that California is the first state in the nation to take a stand against cruel cosmetic animal testing.”

A Montana judge restores grizzly bears’ protection, overturns Trump administration’s policy

Judge Dana Christensen ruled that the Fish and Wildlife Service failed to consider the effects of the recovery of bears living throughout the country when it chose to remove protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.

Conservationists fear Japan’s ‘blatant’ attempt to overturn whaling moratorium could be...

"Member countries must stand together and push progress towards whale protection, not let this commission be pulled back into the bygone era of commercial whaling."

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Trump administration auctions off 150,000 acres of public land for fossil-fuel extraction

Despite the fact that the federal government's own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration continue to push on expanding its use.

If Democrats fracture, this will be the fault line

What we do have: a clear fault line within the ranks of those who seek to shape the party’s future.

McDonald’s announces new antibiotic use reduction policy in beef, a first-of-its-kind

"With Washington asleep at the wheel on this rising health threat, leadership in the marketplace is essential."

After youth activists storm their offices, 13 more House members agree to support a...

By day’s end, Sunrise had racked up nearly 150 arrests and support from the likely new leader of the House Rules Committee.

Calling promotion betrayal of planet, groups denounce Schumer for giving ‘fossil fuel servant’ Joe...

At a time when people throughout the U.S. and around the world are rallying behind bold solutions to the climate crisis and urgently warning...

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