Brian May has launched a badger vaccination funding appeal to bolster support for alternatives to the cull.
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I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Cabo Pulmo on the Sea of Cortez, Baja Peninsula in Mexico. I was on the ocean near the coast on small boats a lot of the time - and in the perfect spot to ...
It is no secret that powerful ranching, livestock, and hunting industries dominate the political landscape, particularly in western states, where brutal lethal wildlife management is driven by hate, disdain, and intolerance for any carnivores. In these states, thousands of wolves have been killed by hunters, trappers, and US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Service (USDA WS) agents since wolves lost their Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection.
On March 28, 2014 Save the Blood Dolphins and dolphin advocates from all over the world, including Ric O'Barry star of "The Cove" and Director of the Ric O'Barry Dolphin Project, are planning a huge demonstration at The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) headquarters in Switzerland. The demonstrators are demanding WAZA end their silence and cut ties with the cruel dolphin drive fisheries in Taiji, Japan, and the captive industry that cannot sustain itself without the infusion of wild dolphins: "The number of dolphins bred in captivity does not replace the number that die. They suffer from high mortality rates, low breeding success and often endure physical and psychological disorders. Cetacea are frequently captured from the wild and sold into captivity."(source)
Carnivore management is not just a numbers game, Virginia Tech wildlife scientists assert in response to an article in the Jan. 10 issue of the journal Science that urged 'minimum population densities be maintained for persistence of large carnivores, biodiversity, and ecosystem structure.'