Why Buffalo Should be Protected by the Endangered Species Act

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

By Stephany Seay

We’ve been given no other choice but to seek Endangered Species Act protection for the Yellowstone buffalo. This important action has been taken by the Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project.

Not a single Interagency Bison Management Plan affiliate seems to have the courage to defend wild buffalo — not the park, not Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, not even the tribes. The dastardly management schemes that continue to wage war against buffalo must end. There is no cause or evidence to support this brutal treatment, and none of the actions carried out in vile service to Montana’s livestock interests can be justified. The nonsensical abuse and killing of wild buffalo has become a very bad habit that U.S. taxpayers continue to fund.

Source: www.thewildlifenews.com

GR:  Like the Sage Grouse, Buffalo protection will be opposed by Congressional representatives of grazing and mining.  By now, everyone should recognize that…

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Bye Bye Biodiversity

Exposing the Big Game

I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again, you can’t really be a wolf advocate or an elk advocate, or any kind of advocate for the environment, and continue to eat beef. That message was driven home by a new Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department elk “management” proposal which includes reducing the numbers of not only elk, but also of wolves (who, logically, could have done some of the “management” for them) near Yellowstone National Park, all in the name of safeguarding cattle from the negligible threat of brucellosis—a disease which, in the past hundred years, has come full circle from livestock to wildlife and now back to livestock.

So far, it’s been the bison migrating out of Yellowstone during hard winters who have suffered the brunt of the rancher’s brucellosis paranoia. “Solutions” have included “hazing” bison back into the park and creating holding areas outside the park to warehouse bison…

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Urgent: Helpers Against Killing of Deer in Washington, DC Needed

Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog

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The shooters come at night, killing a many deer as they can. Even though it has been proven that there are more humane ways of animal control the brutal medieval methods remain in place. In the middle of the capitol of the United States hunters may use their deadly weapons.

If you live in the area please help:

“Sadly, the killing of the Rock Creek Park deer has started.  We must show the public, the courts, and the executive and legislative authorities that we do not accept the slaughter the park has been carrying out on our deer.

We have already been out protesting on an emergency basis (when our surveillance team finds they are setting up to shoot deer) , and that will continue.  But we also want to hold scheduled daytime rallies.  I am getting ready to schedule the first one and would like your help with it. …

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Cats & Claws

Alcohol Cats

photo (5)“But what about my couch?”

Cat adopters, particularly first-time adopters, often don’t know what to do when it comes to their cats’ claws. And the concern, oftentimes, is not, “Will my cat scratch or hurt me?” but, “Will my cat damage my stuff?”

And the short, simple answer is, “yes, probably.”

But owning an animal, whether it’s a cat or dog or other, necessitates at least some level of compromise. A dog owner can expect their couch to eventually smell like wet dog. A cat owner can expect their couch to get a little scratched. Sure, there are plenty of ways to dissuade a cat from this behavior—providing appropriate places where they are allowed to scratch, regularly trimming their nails, exercising the cat to prevent boredom, putting sticky tape on the couch to discourage scratching, training the cat not to scratch the couch (yes, cats can be trained!), and if…

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