This Online article needs a subscription, so I thought I would provide a transcript of some of the major points it makes,about animal resuce in the Aftermath of Katrina.
If the rescue of humans was completely disorganized the rescue of companion animals was even more so.
Add to that the refusal of Buses and other evacuation transportation to take companion animals on board, what's with that?
Another question is while a lot of focus has been on dogs, what about the other companion animals, cats, birds, etc.
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Yep another two Grizzly's are slaughtered by their tradtional enemy, humans.
Callously, without regard for where they are the vehiclular murder of these two defenseless cubs shows that the National Parks are less about protecting wilderness and more about profit. In this case the traffic on the Trans Canada is heavy and fast enough that animals are at risk in an area that is technically their refuge.
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by eugene plawiuk | Le Revue Gauche
Humans leading cause of death for grizzlies, report finds
Mutual Aid Redux
The story came off the news wires. It revealed that three lions saved a young girl who had been abducted and raped. The wilderness officials claimed that the bloodied young girl may have been mistaken for a mewling cub. But what they can't explain is why the lions did not react to the human blood, which they would smell, and know she was not a cub. Nor could they explain why the lions waited until her family came, again knowing them by the scent, protecting her then leaving her when her family arrived.
By SHIRLEY WON AND LEONARD ZEHR | The Globe and Mail | June 24, 2005
Vancouver-based Canaccord Capital has resigned as the broker for British biotech firm Phytopharm after the car of a Canaccord exec was firebombed, apparently by animal rights activists.
PETA? Terrorists? Well, folks, here we have is grade-A Texas nutjobs. I'm not the biggest fan of PETA (their tactics could use some work), but getting called terrorists for wanting to have an ethically sound food market is pretty out there.
"Q: Are you people (opposing the seal hunt) against native peoples subsisting off seals? What gives?
A: There are no indigenous peoples involved in the East coast Canadian seal hunt."
Posted by Earth First!
FREDERICTON - Rifle shots were fired into the air Friday during a confrontation between sealers and protesters in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the north coast of Prince Edward Island.
Those who followed last year's hunt, which brought death to some 350,000 pups, will remember such typical scenes as one seal trying to escape as another is clubbed nearby; the creature makes it to water's edge but, too young to even swim, must wait there as the man with the club approaches. Other footage -- seen across the world, however unfairly, as the face of Canada -- showed sealers routinely dragging conscious pups across the ice with boat hooks, or shooting the seals and leaving them to suffer.
Yet standing there, ankle deep in gore and innocent blood, the sealers just can't understand why anyone would object. And we're all supposed to feel sorry for them, these fine, upstanding fellows so unappreciated by the modern world. Mr. Efford, back when he led Newfoundland's fisheries department, demonstrated the mindset when he proposed to ban all cameras from the scene of the hunts -- as if the problem were public knowledge of the event, rather than the event itself.
"Califoria-based biotech firm Genetic Savings & Clone (GSC) has made its first sale: a cloned male kitten, for $50,000."
"This is yet another needless tragedy for a species already fighting for its life," said IFAW Senior Program Officer Erin Heskett. "NMFS is sitting on its hands. How many more endangered right whales must die before desperately needed regulations are implemented and enforced?"
On December 2nd at 11:00am at the Evo A. DeConcini Federal Courthouse, federal prosecutors will formally indict Chuk'shon Earth First! (CEF!) activist Rod Coronado on conspiracy charges related to the local environmental group's interference with the hunt for mountain lions in Sabino Canyon last March.
The Animal Liberation Front is claiming responsibility for the liberation of 401 animals from the University of Iowa in the early hours of November 14th, 2004. All animals on the third floor of the UI psychology department -- 88 mice and 313 rats -- were removed, examined and treated by a sympathetic veterinarian, and placed in loving homes.
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver nurse who set up an unauthorized safe injection site for I-V drug users on the Downtown Eastside last year has won an international human rights award.
On August 5th, 31 Animal Rights activists and 5 companion animals protested Iams cruelty to animals in Dupont circle in Washington D.C.