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Protect Wildlife from Killing Contests

Protect Wildlife from Killing Contests | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

"Believe it or not, the practice of hunting non-game fur-bearing mammals in contests is still alive and well in California. What’s more, cash prizes, known as inducements, are still being offered to participants who senselessly shoot and kill mammals such as coyotes, bears, bobcats and foxes. 

"However, the California Fish and Game Commission, the regulatory body that governs such activities, is now considering action to reduce this senseless killing for sport by making it illegal to offer inducements. This change in regulation will serve to clarify existing law surrounding the “take” i.e. hunting of nongame mammals in hunting contests.

"Tell the California Fish and Game Commission that you support its proposed rulemaking to end inducements for hunting contests for nongame fur-bearing mammals." 

Garry Rogers's insight:

GR:  Haven't we reached the point at which we decide to begin protecting, not killing wildlife?  Sign the petition and add a note telling the California Fish and Game Commission that they should stop licensing hunting and work harder to protect wildlife.

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"Extreme Huntress" and hunting's flimsy facade

"Extreme Huntress" and hunting's flimsy facade | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations.  "How extreme does one have to be to earn the title of "Extreme Huntress"? Don't let the diminutive -ess suffix trick you into thinking this title is a shoddy substitute for the real (male) deal. These women will get up off their childbirth bed to score a trophy–and tote two-week-old Junior along for the thrill of the kill."

Garry Rogers's insight:

GR:  If we do not find ways to curb the killer defect in humans, one day we will be placing Mountain Lions on the endangered species list and then on another day they will all be gone.

Visit the Animal Blawg for this story, and note the fine list of animal rights resources on the sidebar.

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V. C. Bestor's curator insight, June 22, 8:30 PM

These women belly up to the lowest-set bar.

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Ban grouse shooting in England

Ban grouse shooting in England | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

"Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Intensive management of upland areas for the ‘sport' of grouse shooting has led to the near-extinction of the protected Hen Harrier in England, as well as increased risk of flooding, discolouration of drinking water, degradation of peatbogs and impacts on other wildlife."

Garry Rogers's insight:

GR:  Hunting is not a human right to be protected until all of the desired species are gone.  Sport hunting should be banned completely.  More and more species' populations are falling to dangerous levels.  Protection, not preying, is what is needed now.  Hunters need to take up photograph, and if that isn't violent enough, they can try boxing or football.

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