Hunting & Wildlife Management
Sydney Morning Herald Online
by Michel Comte
A lack of sea ice in one of the warmest Canadian winters on record and a European boycott have ruined what was to be a banner seal hunt off Canada's Atlantic coast this month, according to officials and sealers.
Canada's Fisheries Minister Gail Shea last month increased by 50,000 the allowable catch of harp seals this season to 330,000, in defiance of a ban on seal products by the European Union.
[Legal question pressed by Friends of Animals: Will this rejection of the fur tanner, trap-seller, etc. invalidate the Board of Game's vote and thus Proposal 63 to eliminate the buffer zone for wolves around Denali National Park?]
KTUU Television Breaking News
by Jeremy Hsieh
The Associated Press
JUNEAU, Alaska -- The Legislature has rejected the appointment of Al Barrette to the Board of Game.
Friends of Animals hosted the March for Mustangs to protest the Bureau of Land Managements round up of wild horses and burros on public lands.
A press conference and rally took place on Thursday, 25 March at 1 pm in Lafayette Square Park, followed by a march to the Department of the Interior building (17th and C Streets, N.W.), where FoA President Priscilla Feral personally delivered an open letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urging him to end the round up and confinement of these animals.
Lafayette Park - 25th March 2010
I want to welcome everyone to March for Mustangs!
It is so important that you could join us today. My name is Priscilla Feral. I am the President of Friends of Animals, an international advocacy group founded in 1957. Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and exploitation in the United States and internationally.
Activists from across the country descend on DC to join the March for Mustangs
Washington, DC - The international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Cloud Foundation's Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens are calling on President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to end the round up and confinement of wild horses and burros living on public lands in the western United States.
Washington, DC - The international animal advocacy group Friends of Animals (FoA) will be hosting the March for Mustangs to protest the Bureau of Land Management's round up of wild horses and burros on public lands.
The Honorable Ken Salazar
Secretary of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Dear Secretary Salazar,
On behalf of Friends of Animals, an international animal advocacy organization founded in 1957, I urge you to end roundups of free-roaming horses and burros. I also call on you to halt plans to move mustangs from their home territories in order to store them in the Midwestern and Eastern United States--or anywhere else.
2 March 2010
DARIEN, CT / SANTA FE, NM / WASHINGTON, DC, US -- Friends of Animals and WildEarth Guardians today sued Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of Interior, for failing to determine that twelve species of parrots, macaws, and cockatoos are endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Friends of Animals joined WildEarth Guardians in filing a ten-page Injunction and Complaint for a Declaratory Judgment this month against Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, under the Endangered Species Act ("ESA"), 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq., and the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), 5 U.S.C. 706(1) & 706(2)(A), to secure a recovery plan for Thick-billed Parrots (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha).
Calls decision to oppose the proposal "reckless"
Friends of Animals today urged the Canadian government to reverse its decision to oppose greater international protections for polar bears.