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05 June, 2015

End Cruel Dog Meat Festival

“In just one day, up to 2,000 dogs will be slaughtered. All in the name of profit”
via Animals Asia blog:
Campaigners braced as Chinese city prepares for dog meat feast

02 June 2015



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International animal welfare campaigners are ramping up annual opposition to the Yulin dog meat festival in China as Animals Asia launches #ItsNoFestival.

16 February, 2015

The Price of the Vulnerable

This brave and ambitious female gray wolf … had already become a symbol of what gray wolf recovery should look like: animals naturally dispersing to find suitable habitat. ~Eva Sargent, a director for Defenders of Wildlife.

 Echo was protected as endangered

Hundred of miles from its Wyoming home, "914F", affectionately known as Echo, wandered to the rocky North Rim of the Grand Canyon last fall—the first gray wolf spotted there in 70 years, the Arizona Republic notes—before heading into Utah, likely searching for food or a mate. But in December, the wolf's journey came to an end after a hunter there mistook her for a coyote and shot her dead, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. (via Fox News)


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TAKE ACTION

Tell your member of Congress to protect the wolves. "Congressional efforts are now underway to delist wolves in Wyoming and across the Great Lakes, and it could be only a matter of time before legislation is introduced or amended to delist almost all gray wolves in the Lower 48 and bar protections for other critically imperiled species." ~Defenders of Wildlife


Thank you ♥

08 January, 2015

26 December, 2014

Tribute to a Great Pioneer

via Gorilla Doctors

On this day 29 years ago, the world’s most famous gorilla researcher, Dr. Dian Fossey, was murdered in her cabin at the former Karisoke Research Center site in the misty Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda. Before her death Fossey realized that, with just 248 mountain gorillas left in the wild, the population needed a dedicated veterinarian to treat sick and injured gorillas or they would not survive. Shortly after Dr. Fossey’s death, Dr. James Foster - the very first Gorilla Doctor - moved to Rwanda and set up the Centre Veterinaire des Volcans.

Courtesy Gorilla Doctors

The Gorilla Doctors Story

The Gorilla Doctors began as the realization of a dream of American gorilla researcher Dian Fossey.  Fossey dedicated her life to studying and protecting mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, and by the mid-1980s, her research indicated that the mountain gorilla population was rapidly declining, with fewer than 300 known mountain gorillas remaining in the world. Gorillas were being killed outright by poachers, suffering from life-threatening injuries caused by snares, and succumbing to illnesses Fossey suspected were being transmitted by humans. At that time, there was no health program in place to treat sick and injured gorillas.

02 April, 2007

Compassionate Shopping

For the end of animal testing

Many lives can be spared


We can perfectly lead our lives and spare the suffering inflicted upon animals in the cosmetics, personal care and household products industries.

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