Largest Animal Rights Protest In The Middle East Saw 15,000 Animal Lovers This Weekend

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While the middle east is known as a geographic region where freedom of speech is limited and protesting often result in chaos and arrests, the State of Israel is one of the few exceptions where people have the freedom to protest and the people are making the most of it. This past weekend, over 15,000 animal lovers in Israel put on the LARGEST animal rights protest flooding the streets of Tel Aviv, Israel.

This weekend’s protest was the largest of Israel’s kind in a country where most protests are more towards human rights and political stability. With organizers from multiple animal rights groups like Let the animals live Israel and Ban Live Export, this protest has shown the world that people in middle east are starting to see value in the life of animals as well as people and are willing to take steps to stand up for them. Looking at a sea…

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Why is Florida Becoming the New Capitol of Cruel?

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In October of 2015, Florida plans a massive massacre of black bears. The hunt was approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, whose commissioners are appointed by Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott. Watch Florida activist Julie Watkins tell the sordid inside story below.

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Why Did Martin Sheen Write a Letter to Denmark’s Prime Minister?

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SHAME ON DENMARK! The bloody, barbaric massacre of whales leaves the Faroe Islands waters blood red! The world is revolted!’s youngest correspondent, Lila Copeland, reports from a Los Angeles area protest as West Wing star Martin Sheen writes a letter to Denmark’s Prime Minister condemning the government’s cowardly support of this horror. Learn about the Sea Shepherd activists arrested for trying to stop it!

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Watch Sir Paul McCartney Deliver a Message about Animals!

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PETA’s 35th birthday party in Hollywood this week drew an astounding array of stars including: Jason Biggs, George Lopez, Beck, Bill Maher, Kesha, Joaquin Phoenix, Moby, Anjelica Huston, Emily Deschanel, Pamela Anderson, Jillian Michaels, Joanna Krupa and….. Sir Paul McCartney, who played a fabulous set. JaneUnChained was delighted to receive an award as well. What a night!

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In an attempt to reduce the overpopulation of deer, the county is allowing hunting of deer with bows and arrows, which studies have shown is cruel and inefficient.

For every deer struck by an arrow, another may be crippled, but not killed. Studies have also shown that lethal means of population control in deer do not work. Deer have a high reproductive rate and their numbers quickly bounce back to previous levels. Residents are not only upset by the cruel killing of these sweet, gentle animals, they are also fearful of walking in the parks and allowing their children and dogs to walk in the parks.


Opposition to trophy hunting overwhelming

by Gary Mason


Ninety-one per cent of British Columbians oppose trophy hunting, according to a new poll conducted by Insights West, and disdain for the practice runs equally high in rural areas of the province as it does in urban centres.

The pollster found attitudes towards killing animals for sport were similar in neighbouring Alberta, where 84 per cent of those surveyed said they opposed the idea.

The poll comes amid a growing debate in B.C. over the trophy hunting of the province’s iconic grizzly bear – a practice that has not been allowed in Alberta for nearly 10 years. Recently, B.C. Premier Christy Clark defended her province’s position, saying B.C. has a record number of grizzlies and the hunt is “scientifically managed.” She added that the province did a better job of handling the grizzly population “than anywhere else in North America.”

However, critics of the government’s stand say there is considerable disagreement in the scientific community about the actual size of B.C.’s grizzly population.

Beyond that, they say it’s not about numbers, it’s a question of whether it is morally right to kill a bear, or any other animal, solely to become someone’s den-wall trophy or cabin rug. The Insights poll suggests most people in the two Western provinces find that notion archaic and objectionable, with only 7 per cent of British Columbians and 12 per cent of Albertans openly favouring trophy hunting.

“Grizzly bear populations in B.C. are healthy and we have confidence in our science-based management of this population,” said Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson, when he was asked to respond to the poll results.

“B.C. will continue to carefully manage these hunts and only allow the activity where populations are sustained and unthreatened.

“The hunting industry contributes about $350-million annually to the province – comprised of resident hunters and guide outfitters, supporting small and rural communities that depend on jobs from outdoor recreation activities of which hunting is a key component,” Mr. Thomson said.

The provincial NDP did not provide anyone to talk about the grizzly kill.

Meantime, large majorities in the two provinces were supportive of eating animals (85 per cent in B.C., 88 per cent in Alberta) and hunting animals for meat (73 per cent in B.C., 81 per cent in Alberta). The survey also asked respondents how they felt about killing animals for their fur. It, too, was unpopular, with 81 per cent of British Columbians and 75 per cent of Albertans saying they oppose the practice.

The B.C. government has often suggested that opposition to trophy hunting is largely based in Metro Vancouver, and that there is much stronger support for it outside of that region. However, the poll results expose that as myth.

Asked whether they were opposed to or in favour of hunting animals for sport (trophy hunting), 89 per cent of those living in Metro Vancouver who responded said they were opposed. The number jumped to 92 per cent on Vancouver Island and 93 per cent in the rest of the province. Only 2 per cent of respondents across all three regions said they were “strongly” in favour of trophy hunting.

“There is an inherent problem with assuming that the thoughts of a small but motivated group of residents actually represent the views of the entire population,” said Mario Canseco, vice-president, public affairs, for Insights West. “A conversation with two hunters does not create a provincewide trend, in the same way a conversation with two vegans does not create a provincewide trend. The argument of urban versus rural has been thrown about with no evidence whatsoever to try to create a controversy over trophy hunting.

“There is no controversy. There is a minuscule number of residents who are in favour of this practice, both in British Columbia and Alberta. It was important to look at this within the context of other issues related to animals. Our views can shift, for instance when assessing aquariums and zoos or hunting for meat. But trophy hunting is thoroughly despised throughout the province.”

While bear meat can be eaten, the B.C. government does not condone the practice because of concerns that predators such as grizzlies could be carrying a parasite which can cause trichinosis, an intestinal disease that can lead to extreme abdominal pain among other symptoms. Consequently, trophy hunters usually chop off the parts of the bear they want to take home (head, paws, fur) and leave the rest of the corpse to rot.

The head of the B.C. Association of Guide Outfitters recently told The Globe and Mail that trophy hunting for grizzlies would likely soon be banned, and that the association is recommending that anyone buying a guiding operation in the future not factor in any profits from grizzly bear hunting into their economic equations.

The Insights poll also canvassed Albertans and British Columbians on other issues related to the treatment of animals and found some surprising results. Nearly two-thirds of Albertans (64 per cent) favoured keeping animals in zoos and aquariums, but only 48 per cent of British Columbians did. While 55 per cent of Albertans supported using animals in rodeos, only 32 per cent of British Columbians shared that opinion.

Insights West said it interviewed 1,003 British Columbians and 590 Albertans of voting age. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 per cent for B.C. and 4.1 per cent for Alberta.

The Roots of My Misanthropy

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I am not a hate-filled person by nature, but I have what I consider a realistic view of Homo sapiens as a technologically over-evolved—yet morally under-evolved—ape that supersedes any blind allegiance to the species I might otherwise ascribe to. My disdain for humanity—hereby referred to as my misanthropy—knows no borders, boundaries, colors or cultures, aside perhaps from the emerging culture of do-no-harm veganism.

I’m not so enamored by the modest achievements and advancements we hear so much about that I don’t clearly see that mankind’s ultimate claim to fame is the “undoing” of the most incredible and diverse epoch in the history of life on earth.

My misanthropy is not aimed at individuals per se, but at an entire misguided species of animal with an arrogance so all-consuming that it views itself as separate—and above—the rest of the animal kingdom.

It’s not like humans can’t afford a little resentment once…

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Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Black bear diaries: The pending murder of my mother, my brother, my sister, my cubs

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“The fear of bears comes out of the hunting culture. To feel good about killing these animals, we have to make them out to be ferocious. … They are misrepresented.” — Charlie Russell, bear man of Kamchatka

Wednesday, Sept. 9, the bear kill started, continuing for 35 days of what can only be called genocide (Webster’s: “the systematic extermination of a cultural group”). A record number of kill licenses, 10,690, have been sold with the goal of killing 4,750 bears, a 19 percent kill rate by Department of Natural Resources estimate. To put that in proportion to the Wisconsin human population, that will impact bears like killing more than 1 million humans in Wisconsin would impact us. It is horrifying carnage of a peaceful indigenous population, much like that inflicted on the American Indians.

In 2014, 70.7 percent of the male bears killed were less than 2 years old, as…

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Wolf Killing Time Upon Us Once Again

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Echo murdered by trophy hunter – 2015

Sadly it’s wolf killing time again in Montana and Idaho. They’ve suffered under the Obama admins. delisting since 2009. Thousands have died and continue to be murdered by trophy hunting thrill killers. Montana now allows individual ranchers or farmers to kill up to 100 wolves annually.

“Private landowners may kill up to 100 wolves a year they believe are threatening livestock, dogs or people under a new state law that doesn’t count toward Montana’s wolf-hunting season.”

The good news is Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan wolves are once again protected under the ESA due to a ruling in December 2014 by “U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell.  Judge Howell stated their removal from the ESA was “arbitrary and capricious” and violated the federal Endangered Species Act.”

Federal judge: Great Lakes wolves return to endangered list

By John Flesher, Associated Press5:52 p.m. EST…

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Bill Maher to Hunters: ‘There’s Something Wrong With You’

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New Rule: If you’re delighted to take a life, there’s something wrong with you.

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By Bill Maher

[By the way, the wild boars are escapees from canned hunting compounds, like the kind that raises deer and elk for fenced-in hunting that I posed on earlier.]

New Rule: If you’re delighted to take a life, there’s something wrong with you. This photo has gone viral on the Internet because, well, just look at the size of the wild boar Jett Webb bagged in the woods of North Carolina. That’s some specimen of a pig. And the boar’s pretty big too.

It’s an 8-foot, 500-pound beauty that just moments ago was roaming proudly in the wild, and now it’s dead and I’m holding up my gun and pressing my cock against it! “This might be the best day ever!”

Now, I don’t want to blame this guy too much, because I think, if you’re from rural North Carolina and you have a…

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