Both the S1848 and S1085 bills would lead to increased lethal control of deer by methods more commonly associated with poaching than lawful deer hunting or responsible wildlife management. S1848 would permit the killing of deer directly over bait, at any time of day or night, “with any weapon,” the use of cars or trucks, and jacklighting, or stunning deer with strong lights.
AWI recently received word that 400 cattle, among a shipment of 3,900 animals, have died en route to Russia. The deaths have been attributed to a breakdown in manure removal and ventilation systems, causing the animals to suffocate on ammonia fumes.
Please urge Georgia Aquarium to abandon its plans to import these animals. Tell it that beluga whales should not be puppets of an entertainment industry profiting under the guise of conservation and education, while ripping the animals away from their families, homes, and freedom. Importing 18 wild-caught beluga whales captured from a recovering population from Russia is not the way to promote conservation and education.
Nearly 7 million hibernating bats in 19 states and four Canadian provinces have died since 2006, victims of a disease called white-nose syndrome (WNS) for the white patches of fungus that appear on the bats' noses and elsewhere. Pennsylvania's bat populations have been particularly hard hit. Three species—the little brown bat, the northern long-eared bat, and the tri-colored bat—have declined by 98 percent or more in just four years.
The last remaining red wolves in the wild need your help. North Carolina is home to the only wild population, where they were reintroduced into their native range along the western Albemarle peninsula in the late 1980s after extirpation from the wild. Red wolves and coyotes are similar in size, coats, and coloring, so the wolves are frequently mistaken for coyotes and killed when people hunt coyotes during the day.
Please Help Prevent Pirate Whaling by Greenland! Although the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has banned commercial whaling since 1986, it permits the Kalaallit of Greenland and other indigenous groups to hunt large whales for their nutritional subsistence and cultural use.
The Animal Welfare Institute has just exposed a longstanding pattern of apparent serious violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) at a major supplier of antibody products to the research industry. We now need your help to ensure that the company is punished to the fullest extent of the law and does not merely receive a slap on the wrist.
Animal fighting - whether it involves dogs or birds - is a violent crime that causes immense suffering to countless numbers of innocent animals. It is also associated with gang activity, drugs, gambling, money laundering, illegal guns, and other offenses. Animal fighting operations endanger the whole community.
Please join AWI and Project Coyote in calling on the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CADFW) and the California Fish & Game Commission (Commission) to stop a proposed coyote killing contest hunt planned for early February in Modoc County, California and to conduct a top-to-bottom evaluation of the State's approach to managing predators in California.
Approval of the AquaBounty salmon application will represent the first genetically engineered (GE) animal for human consumption. If AquaBounty salmon is approved, meat from other GE animals—including pigs and cattle—will likely follow. The American public, which is strongly opposed to genetic modification of food animals, will be unable to identify and avoid GE products because there is no requirement that they be labeled as such when sold.