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Tag: animal rights

Pipeline exec. refers to activists opposing construction near bald eagle nest...

The backdrop to this tension is Millennium’s impending drilling on a crossing of the Neversink River, less than a mile from a bald eagle’s nest, as part of its Eastern System Upgrade project.

US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services becomes multi million-dollar federal wildlife-killing...

"The Department of Agriculture needs to get out of the wildlife-slaughter business."

Another 333 minke whales killed by Japanese fleet

Conservation organizations are calling on international governments to do more to stop the slaughter of the whales.

More than 2,400 animals killed by oil spill in Colombia

It took Colombia's state oil company Ecopetrol three weeks to respond to the environmental disaster.

Trump’s wildlife protection board supports trophy hunting

Although Trump had openly tweeted about being against hunting, some members of this advisory board have direct ties with the president and his family.

Grizzly bears could soon be hunted in Wyoming

Environmental groups argue against the proposal saying that "grizzly bears remain endangered in Yellowstone and across the west."

‘Effective immediately’ – a reversal of Obama-era elephant trophy import ban

The Fish and Wildlife Service recently reversed the ban on elephant trophy imports following a decision made by Washington, D.C. Circuit Court, which "found fault" with the initial ban.

Trump budget sells out wild horses again

"The administration's decision to prioritize slaughter over humane management alternatives recommended by the National Academy of Sciences is irresponsible, reckless and politically unacceptable."

Group sues to stop roundup of 10,000 wild horses

"This is the definition of animal cruelty. These are wild animals, not domesticated dogs and cats."

Federal Judge Rules Idaho’s Ag-Gag law ‘unconstitutional infringement of the First...

"This latest ruling affirms our right to report abuse in order to protect animals and our health.”

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Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison...

Seven Native Americans face felony charges, while hundreds of others still face lesser charges for their role in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

‘That’s pretty pathetic:’ Bernie Sanders on Trump’s immigration policies

"I think that's pretty pathetic, but I think ultimately that's his strategy."

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trump signs executive order halting family separation policy he created President Trump signed an executive order halting what has become a notorious family separation policy...

New investigation pins Koch brothers to ‘anti-transit canvassing campaigns’

While the development of public transit is seen by many as "positive for both impoverished communities and the environment," it hurts the Koch brothers' bottom line.

Could the formation of a Space Force be on Trump’s agenda?

“Space as a war fighting domain is the latest obscenity in a long list of vile actions by a vile administration."

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