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Tell Nevada: Wild horses ARE wildlife "“ let them have water!

Oppose AB 329

A bill that has reached the Nevada State Senate seeks to re-define the word "wildlife," stripping protections for wild horses and burros, and eliminating any mandate that allows them... water.

Merriam-Webster defines wildlife as follows: living things and especially mammals, birds, and fishes that are neither human nor domesticated.

But Nevada lawmakers have introduced AB 329, which seeks to exclude wild horses and burros from that definition in the context of water resources:

Afraid for Wolves

Summer Act'ionLine 2011 -- Preview

by Priscilla Feral

Although gray wolves were reintroduced into the Northern Rocky Mountains in 1995, with promises to foster their recovery, wolf persecution resurfaced 14 years later. In March 2009, the Obama administration's Interior Secretary Ken Salazar activated a Bush administration plan to delist wolves in the Northern Rockies from the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Help Shape the Future of the National Wildlife Refuge System: Deadline -- Friday, April 22


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking for our input-and it's crucial that animal advocates weigh in on the future of our National Wildlife Refuge System. The National Wildlife Refuge System, which is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, contains more than 150 million acres-with the stated intent to "conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants."

Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?

Image courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

High Country News

By Heather Hansen, Red Lodge Clearing House

Wolves Need Your Help NOW

The current budget bill before Congress contains a provision that will take gray wolves off the Endangered Species List in Montana and Idaho. Animal advocates only have a short time to speak out. Currently, there isn't a Senator who has introduced an amendment that will remove this deadly rider from the budget bill.

Zimbabwe Expert: The Truth About Killing 'Problem' Elephants

AOL News -- Apr. 1, 2011

by Dana Kennedy Contributor

Zimbabwe's premier conservationist, a 62-year-old man who says he's endured assassination attempts for trying to preserve wildlife in one of Africa's poorest and most repressive countries, can't watch the video showing Bob Parsons, the billionaire CEO of, shooting and killing an elephant.

Hands Around the Lake

Saturday, March 26th, 12:30pm, Prospect Park Lake, Brooklyn NY
-- Enter at Vanderbilt Street & Prospect Park SW

Call Off the Slaughter & Harassment of Canada Geese

Activists call on DEP to stop killing Charles Island deer

Frank Juliano, Staff Writer
The Connecticut Post

MILFORD -- Why are birds more important than deer?

That's the question that a spokeswoman for an animal rights group had for state officials Friday as she led a protest over the shooting last week of 17 deer on Charles Island.

Wildlife biologists from the state Department of Environmental Protection killed the deer, which they claimed were trapped on the island, to protect a sanctuary and nesting area for rare birds on the offshore island.

Protest Against Deer Management


CONTACT: Nancy Rice, Friends of Animals, 203-656-1522 E-mail

"Audubon donors deserve to know that their donations are funding deadly ideas, and Connecticut's people must insist that the Department of Environmental Protection stop making excuses to kill," says Nancy Rice of Friends of Animals.