Hunting & Wildlife Management
Act'ionLine Autumn 2009
by Priscilla Feral
The Y.O. Ranch is a Texas legend. It began with a young immigrant from Alsace-Lorraine named Charles Schreiner, who, according to its promotional materials, single-handedly "fought outlaws, Indians, and Mother Nature." Schreiner's descendants still run the cattle ranch, talking up their role in what they call the conservation of Texas Longhorn cattle.
Event facts: Join Friends of Animals and CARE on Saturday, 1 August and Saturday, 22 August 2009, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Valley Forge Park, Pennsylvania, lower Welcome Center Parking Lot (common 1st A area), to oppose a plan to massacre the deer. The Park plans to kill 80% of them. We say: Let The Deer Be. For more about our message, click below to read the full alert.
30 July 2009
The Connecticut town of Fairfield's Conservation Commission subcommittee on "deer management" is pushing to kill deer in the town of Fairfield. Members have used scare tactics and misinformation to promote a violent and ineffective assault on innocent animals. We expect they'll recruit hunters to shoot deer, as the state DEP is anxious to provide hunting opportunities in Fairfield County due to plummeting numbers of licensed hunters.
For Immediate Release
Priscilla Feral, President, Friends of Animals, Darien, Connecticut
Current tel: (at Primarily Primates sanctuary): 830.755.4616, or mobile: 203.219.0428. E-mail
Mike Harris, Director of the Environmental Law Clinic,
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
Tel: 303.871.6140, or mobile: 720.841.0400. Email
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) insists on wiping out the Mute swans, The Baltimore Sun now reports.
In what many believe will be the final word in a long fight, Secretary of Natural Resources John Griffin on Monday (8 June 2009) accepted the report of a hunter-dominated task force on the swans, saying that his staff is "unfortunately compelled" to continue population control efforts on the fewer than 500 birds still living on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
That means shooting adults or snapping their necks, and shaking eggs to kill the embryos.
JULY 2008, DARIEN, CONN. -- Following the latest obnoxious proposal this month from the U.S. government to kill thousands of horses, the international animal advocacy organization Friends of Animals again calls for a full moratorium on the government-sanctioned round-ups, sales and slaughter of free-living horses.
The federal Bureau of Land Management set out in helicopters and harassed and chased roughly half the western herd of mustangs -- a group numbering 30,000 -- into a corral. And now, the officials are proposing to start killing them.
USA Today Editorial
Effort to change long-standing rules would 'solve' non-existent problems.
Suppose you bring the kids to Grand Teton National Park for a vacation and set out on a hike around Jenny Lake. Halfway around, you encounter an unfriendly hiker carrying a loaded 9mm semiautomatic pistol.
Still feeling like you're in an oasis of tranquility? Welcome to the national parks as envisioned by the National Rifle Association and its friends in Washington.
COMPASS: Points of view from the community
Rudy Wittshirk / Anchorage Daily News / October 24, 2007
The soul has gone out of hunting in Alaska. The execution-style slayings of Katmai brown bears, caught on tape, clearly show Alaska's most magnificent wildlife being rubbed out for convenient commercial exploitation ("Cameras show Katmai bear kills,'' Oct. 6).
To The Editor Of The Day, New London CT:
Published on 9/4/2007
On vacation during the waning days of his troubled presidency, in an age of climate meltdown, President George W. Bush chose to make a priority out of increasing hunting possibilities. He ordered federal land management agencies to "facilitate the expansion and enhancement of hunting opportunities and the management of game species and their habitat."
By RACHEL D'ORO
Associated Press Writer
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A judge on Friday halted Alaska's $150 payments for each wolf killed under its predator control program.
Conservation groups lauded the decision by state Superior Court Judge William Morse granting their request for a temporary stop to what they called an illegal bounty. Plaintiffs are suing the state to terminate the predator control program altogether, but said Friday's ruling was significant.