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Animal Rights Activists Gloss Over Trapping Facts

By Stephen Vantassel | Published: 01/14/2012

We at Wildlife Damage Control have no problem with developing traps and techniques that reduce animal pain and injury.



Book Review: Bloodties: Nature, Culture, and the Hunt

By Norma Woolf | Published: 01/14/2012

Upon reflection Bloodties can be (and is being) used to justify both hunting and anti-hunting philosophies, depending on the reader’s preconceived notions about the issue.



Book Review: Playing God in Yellowstone by Alston Chase

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/14/2012

A Harvest Book from Harcourt Brace & Company, New York;
393 pages, including a epilogue written three years after original publication
$14, trade paper



“Dolphin safe” concerns everyone

By Teresa Platt | Published: 01/14/2012

America’s “dolphin safe” policy virtually eliminated the US tuna fleet from the eastern Pacific yellowfin tuna fishery in less than three years and subjected US tuna fishermen to pressures that few fleets could…



Whaling To Resume?

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/14/2012

Reversing its 10-year-old moratorium on commercial whaling, the International Whaling Commission has adopted an Irish plan that will allow controlled resumption of whaling in coastal waters, prohibit whale hunts on the high seas,…



Feds, Busineses and Farmers Save Habitats and Species

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/14/2012

For the past two years, Republicans in the 104th Congress worked to pass bills that would curb the power of government agencies to regulate private property rights on environmental issues.



Voters Defeat Anti-ranching Initiative

By Sharon Beck | Published: 01/14/2012

The fat lady has sung, and a sweet song it was. The final vote on Measure 38 - the so-called clean stream initiative - was 64 percent against and 36 percent in favor.



Activists Take Aim at Canadian Seal Hunt

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/14/2012

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has produced a second videotape of seal hunters that it claims shows violations of Canada’s seal hunting regulations and indicts the entire seal industry as cruel and inhumane.



BLM Report Calls for Changes in Horse Adoption Program

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/14/2012

Following on the heels of an Associated Press investigation critical of horse and burro adoption practices, the US Bureau of Land Management has recommended changes in the organization and implementation of the program.



Book Review: At the Hand of Man: Peril and Hope for Africa’s Wildlife

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/14/2012

While browsing the shelves of new books in my branch library a few weeks ago, I came across John Hoyt’s Animals in Peril: How ‘Sustainable Use’ is Wiping Out the World’s Wildlife



Lions and Tigers and Elephants, Oh My!

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/14/2012

The international animal protection movement oversees a broad expanse of concerns ranging from humane issues at one end of the spectrum to endangered species protection at the other.



FYI: August, 1997

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/14/2012

The US Fish and Wildlife Service issued preliminary results of its five-year wildlife recreation study that indicated 77 million adults participated in some sort of wildlife-related recreation in 1996 and that wildlife remains “a…



HSUS vs CAMPFIRE

By Liz Rihory | Published: 01/14/2012

The Humane Society of the US has been waging an on-going campaign against Zimbabwe’s CAMPFIRE program.



Conservation and Local Control

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/14/2012

Animal rights groups have mounted an all-out campaign to end US funding for Africa’s leading development and conservation program.



Makah Indians Prepare for First Whale Hunt in 70 Years

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/14/2012

For the first time in seven generations, Washington State’s Makah Indians will hunt gray whales in October, a hunt sanctioned by the US government and opposed by environmentalist activists.



Wolves Ordered Removed

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/13/2012

In a stunning decision on December 12, 1997, US District Court Judge William Downes ordered removal of introduced wolves in central Idaho and Yellowstone National Park in response to lawsuits filed by the Farm Bureau Federations…



National Wilderness Institute Disputes Babbitt’s Claims of ESA Success

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/13/2012

Last May, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt stood in front of an eagle’s nest and pronounced the US Endangered Species Act a success. His proof? Thirty-four species that were proposed for downlisting or removal from the endangered…



Study Discovers ESA Rife with Errors

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/13/2012

In May 1997 Environment International, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, published a study detailing the errors and omissions in the design and implementation of the Endangered Species Act.



Wildlife Journal April 98

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/13/2012

Norway and Japan continued to oppose the Irish proposal to save the International Whaling Commission at the IWC intersessional meeting in Antigua in February.



Exxon Leads The Fight to Save the Tiger

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/13/2012

In 1995, the Exxon Corporation put its money behind it’s corporate logo and pledged $5 million to tiger conservation. The money was to be given over five years and administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.



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