Horse Slaughter Loving Interior Secretary’s Latest Microbrewery Denial is a Howler — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Aaron WeissMedia Director | Center for Western Priorities | Twitter: @aweiss Ryan Zinke’s claims of ignorance are undermined by his own emails Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is attempting to deflect attention from the growing scandal around a development deal involving him, his wife Lola, and David Lesar, the chairman of oil services giant Halliburton — by claiming ignorance. […]

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Good News for Wild Horses — but There’s Still Work to Do! — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Update from RTF By a vote of 92-6, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday handed a win to wild and domestic horses by approving a Fiscal Year 2019 “mini-bus” appropriations package that included protective language for wild horses and burros as well as an anti-slaughter provision. Our work is far from over, however. That’s because the […]

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How Wild Predators can Benefit Humans — The Jaguar

I recently found a fascinating article on Cool Green Science byJustine E. Hausheer. It covers an important topic: how wild predators can benefit humans. For centuries, many human cultures around the world have demonized predators. This intolerance often results in direct persecution. From the earliest days of the United States, for example, predators such as grey wolves […]

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Wild Horse Spay Feasibility Research: It’s a CRIME — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Letter by MARYBETH DEVLIN Email: blm_or_spaystudy_warmsprhma@blm.gov Copies: DOI, BLM National, CSU, BLM Oregon, USGS July 30, 2018 Bureau of Land Management Burns District Office (BDO) 28910 Highway 20 West Hines, OR 97738 Attn: Project Lead Short Title: Wild Horse Spay Feasibility Research Full Title: Spay Feasibility and On-Range Behavioral Outcomes Assessment and Warm Springs Herd […]

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The World’s Largest Colony of King Penguins Has Shrunk by Almost 90% — TIME

The world’s largest colony of king penguins has mysteriously shrunk by almost 90% since the 1980s, researchers say. Recent satellite and aerial imagery of France’s remote island of Île aux Cochons reveals the kings population there has all but disappeared, Agence France-Presse reports. Only 200,000 birds remain in the colony, experts estimated in a new…

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Trump’s next target? The endangered species that define America

“To weaken protections for our unique animals in favor of industry is short-term thinking at its very worst.

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 Bald eagles, grizzly bears and alligators have been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to the Endangered Species Act. Photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

 

The Trump administration and its conservative allies in Congress have consistently touted their efforts to “free” the American economy by rolling back regulations. The vice-president, Mike Pence, has said that the administration will deregulate so aggressively that we should all “buckle up”. Pence must have forgotten that seatbelts were instituted as a safety regulation that has saved countless people from injury and death.”

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The Tiger: The Most Magnificent Cat of All — The Jaguar

While all wild felids are extraordinary creatures, there is one that stands above them all (literally). It is beautiful and terrifying, powerful and threatened: the tiger (Panthera tigris). This post is an introduction to this most majestic of cats. Subspecies There are five surviving subspecies of Panthera tigris (Hunter, 2015; Macdonald, Loveridge, & Nowell, 2010). […]

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Happy Global Tiger Day! — The Jaguar

Today, July 29, is Global Tiger Day. It is a day set aside to honor and protect the most magnificent cat of all, the tiger (Panthera tigris). The Situation Tigers are in serious trouble. According to the best estimates from the big cat NGO Panthera, there are only about 3,900 tigers left in the wild. […]

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