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Martha Velazquez
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Ban livestock grazing on public lands

"Washington state wolves (numbering around 90 or so) are being ruthlessly killed by airborne snipers in response to a small faction of ranchers who complain that wolves are preying on their livestock. The decision to kill these wolves was not put to the voters and we often don't even know the wolves are in danger until they are already dead.

These wolves are not encroaching on the rancher's land, rather the ranchers loose their cattle to graze on public-owned lands, in the heart of wild wolf habitat. Rancher's like to graze on public lands because it is exceptionally cheaper than purchasing feed and/or grazing them on private land. Our politicians have done very little to protect wolves, instead determined to appease a small handful of ranchers who save TONS of money by feeding on public land, then ask for these wolves to be killed because they are losing money.

Additionally, non-lethal methods of protecting livestock are dismissed out of hand and rarely given an honest chance of working. Petitioner proposes a ban on livestock feeding on public lands unless ranchers are willing to accept the risk of feeding their stock (almost for free) in wild wolf habitat. There are more livestock in a single rancher's herd than there are wolves in the entirety of the state, possibly even the entire West Coast. If the loss of a statistically insignificant amount of livestock is greater than the cost of private feeding, then these ranchers can take their meat elsewhere."

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Washington state wolves (numbering around 90 or so) are being ruthlessly killed by airborne snipers in response to a small faction of ranchers who complain that wolves are preying on their livestock. The decision to kill these wolves was not put to the voters and we often don't even know the wolves...
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+Martha Velazquez Agreed !!! :))

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It's about time! But more needs to be done to shut this place down.
By Patpicha Tanakasempipat KANCHANABURI, Thailand (Reuters) - Wildlife authorities in Thailand on Monday raided a Buddhist temple where tigers are kept, taking away three of the animals and vowing to confiscate scores more in response to global pressure over wildlife trafficking. The Buddhist temple
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It's about time this loophole was closed.
New rules take aim at tiger breeding and petting facilities that could be potentially fueling illegal wildlife trade.
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I agree!!

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But, seriously now...
Thanks to air pollution, growing long nose hairs becomes the norm.
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Why on earth would anyone want to eat such a cute creature?!
Pangolins are nearly extinct in the wild. Yet in Vietnam and China, the animals are still considered a delicacy and their scales are in great demand for traditional "medicine". Call on the Chinese and Vietnamese governments to stop the pangolin from being hunted to extinction.
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Great news for this rare and endangered big cat.
A group of Persian leopards was released into Russia’s Caucasus (Kavkazsky) State Nature Biosphere Reserve today. The event is a remarkable step in restoring leopard populations to the Caucasus.
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Great news, indeed!! 😊
 
Say what you will about celebrity wineries, but I find this Coppola pinot grigio light and refreshing. And being less than $15 a bottle helps too. 
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After a century of constant decline, global wild tiger populations are on the rise! According to the most recent data, at least 3,890 tigers now exist in the wild—up from an estimated 3,200 in 2010.
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Great news!! Thanks for posting this +Martha Velazquez​! :)

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"Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress." Mahatma Ghandi

If only that were true in today's political climate.
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So, Wendy, when are you going to get on the bandwagon?
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is pushing the chain to join its Fair Food Program.
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  • City College of Santa Barbara
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Persian Leopards Return to Caucasus
www.worldwildlife.org

A group of Persian leopards was released into Russia’s Caucasus (Kavkazsky) State Nature Biosphere Reserve today. The event is a remarkable

For the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers are on the rise
www.worldwildlife.org

After a century of constant decline, global wild tiger populations are on the rise! According to the most recent data, at least 3,890 tigers

Why Bruce Jenner Can Never Be A Woman
thefederalist.com

Bruce Jenner might become an imitation of woman, with artificial breasts and hormone injections, but he will never be a girl who became a wo

Report has stunning revelations for contents of hot dogs - CBS News
www.cbsnews.com

The old expression of "not wanting to know how the sausage gets made" takes new meaning in study of both regular and vegetarian hot dogs

Would You Pay More for Your Coffee If It Helped Birds?
goodnature.nathab.com

Would you pay a higher price for your morning cup of joe if you knew it provided more habitats for declining bird species?

Statement from Raffi Torres
sharks.nhl.com

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres today released the following statement:

All Activists: Help Protect Maui's Dolphins | Conservation Action Networ...
support.worldwildlife.org

Urge New Zealand to protect the few remaining Maui's dolphins from extinction.

U.S. Activists: Urge President Obama to Stand Up Against Aviation Pollut...
support.worldwildlife.org

Urge President Obama to use his veto power and support actions to reduce pollution from aviation.

U.S. Activists: Stop Congress from Chopping Conservation Funding | World...
support.worldwildlife.org

Urge your members of Congress to support international conservation and climate change programs in the federal budget.

All Activists: Pledge to Stop Wildlife Crime | World Wildlife Fund
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Sign on with WWF and pledge to do your part to stop wildlife crime.