Video And 43 Petitions To Sign To End The War Against Wolves

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“The current assault against wolves in the wild, through hunting, trapping, poisoning dens, etc. is unnecessary and an indictment on the American People if we continue to look the other way. We must put an end to this unprovoked and inhumane slaughter. Please help by signing as many petitions as you can”

Louise du Toit – Ode to the Wolves – Wolf Paintings by Vincent A Kennard

 

Uploaded on 9 Sep 2010

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“Ode to the Wolves” is an artistic tribute to all wolves, written to raise awareness about the endless atrocities they endure from humans all over the world, with a positive message to support the plight of the wolves and to end their suffering. 

The music and lyrics of “Ode to the Wolves” were written by Louise du Toit and the paintings in the video were done by fierce wolf protector, author and artist, Vincent Arthur Kennard, with the purpose of accompanying the song. 

Bringing Wolves Back! 43 Petitions.  Please TAKE ACTION!

Wolf Caught In Leg Hold Trap

My apologies if any have ended before I get this posted!
1.Wolves in the Lower-48 States Need Your Help

2.Relist Wolves to the Endangered Species Act

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/relist-wolves-to-the/?source=search

3.Gray Wolves Need Your Help Today TAKE ACTION!!!!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/gray-wolves-need-your/?source=search

4.Please protect our wolves from animal cruelty

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/please-protect-our-wolves/?source=search

5.Secretary Jewell: Finish the Job on Wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/secretary-jewell-finish/?source=search

6.Relist Wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/relist-wolves/?source=search

7.Relist Wolves to the Endangered Species Act

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/relist-wolves-to-the/?source=search

8.Fewer than 100 Wild Red Wolves Remain in the World

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/fewer-than-100-wild-red-1/?source=search

9.Stop The Delisting Of Endangered Wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/take-action-endangered/?source=search

10.BAN LETHAL/LEG IRON TRAPS & SNARES & PUT WOLVES BACK ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST PERMANENTLY

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-lethalleg-iron-traps/?source=search

11.Saving the Grey Wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/saving-the-grey-wolves/?source=search

12.Stop the War on Wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-war-on-wolves/?source=search

13.Make Wolves a protected Species in MN

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/make-wolves-a-protected/?source=search

14.Save Mexican Grey Wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-mexican-grey-wolves/?source=search

15.STOP THE KILLING OF WOLVES
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-killing-of-wolves/?sourc e=search

16.Save the Wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-the-wolves-2/?source=search

17.Protect The Wolves on ESA

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/protect-the-wolves-on/?source=search

18.URGENT – ACT TO STOP SLAUGHTER OF GRAY WOLVES

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/urgent-act-to-stop-slaughter/?source=search

19.PUT WOLVES BACK ONTO ENDANGERED LIST
http://petitions.move on.org/sign/put-wolves-back-onto/?source=search

20.Repeal the new wolf hunting and trapping regulations

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/repeal-the-new-wolf-hunting/?source=search

21.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Don’t De-List Gray Wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/us-fish-and-wildlife/?source=search

22.save the wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-the-wolves-1/?source=search

23.Help Stop the Killing of Wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/help-stop-the-killing/?source=search

24.Tell Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell: Stop a Delisting Catastrophe

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-secretary-of-interior/?source=search

25.STOP the KILLING OF OUR WOLVES

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-killing-of-our/?source=search

26.Allow wolves back into Utah

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/allow-wolves-back-into/?source=search

27.Stop killing the wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-killing-the-wolves/?source=search

28.Wildlife Management Change

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/wildlife-management-change-1/?source=search

29.Co-existing with Wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/show.html?show_optin_checkbox=0&source=search

30.Stop the wolf hunt

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-wolf-hunt-1/?source=search

31.Stop Wolf Trapping in Montana

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-wolf-trapping-in/?source=search

32.Save the Wolves and Dogs

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-the-wolves-and-dogs/?source=search

33.Boycott Casperson’s Upper Peninsula

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/boycott-caspersons-upper/?source=search

34.stop shooting and killing wolves

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-shooting-and-killing/?source=search

35.Enable law enforcement to fully implement the existing laws to protect hunting dogs.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/hunting-dog-exemption/?source=search

36.REPEAL THE IOWA “AG GAG BILL” AND STOP FARM ANIMAL ABUSE

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ag-gag-bill/?source=search

37.Please put an end to animal abuse in the commercial industries

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/animal-welfare/?source=search

38.Re list All US Wolf Population NOW

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/re-list-all-us-wolf-populati/?source=search

39.Ban The Sale of Animal Skins in The United States!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-the-sale-of-animal/?source=search

40.Ban trapping in America, as all other civilized countries have already done; based on cruelty and torture.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-trapping-in-america/?source=search

41.STOP COYOTE TRAPPING in ATLANTA

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-coyote-trapping/?source=search

42.Protection from Trapping in White Bear, MN
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/protection-from-trapp ing/?source=search

43.OPPOSE MONTANA WOLF House Bills 73, 31 and 33

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/oppose-montana-wolf-house/?source=search

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Videos & Petitions: Please Say No To Killing Wolves – They Are Not Our Enemy

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“Petitions to sign below please:-

“For centuries, Man & Wolf lived together as they roamed the lands; both respected each other & their personal space. Sure some were killed for their meat or coats…but that was nothing compared to what society kills today in the farming industry; we kill far more than we can really eat…WHY…just because we can!!

“Just watch this poor excuse of a man, (sorry a total knob head) you would think he had struck gold…imbeciles!! What did that wolf ever fxxxxxg do to them? NOTHING!!

“This is nothing but a blood sport!! He caught the wolf with his bullet, but the poor wolf ran for its life; until he had no life left in him…COLD HEARTED KILLERS!!”

Uploaded – December 2012

“Can anyone explain to me WHY these beautiful creatures need to be killed? It’s not for eating, it’s not for clothing as we have both in abundance! NO, THE WOLF IS KILLED PURELY BECAUSE CERTAIN STATES AROUND THE WORLD SAY IT CAN BE…THEREFORE;THOSE THAT TRAP & KILL ANY ANIMAL,  DO IT PURELY FOR SPORT OR TROPHY HUNTING. THEY ARE ALL JUST COLD BLOODED KILLERS WHO CALL IT A SPORT…THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.” 

After decades of protection, the American Grey Wolf was just barely back from the brink of extinction in 2011.

But then Congress made a rash decision to de-list wolves from the Endangered Species Act. Now trapping and killing of wolves is legal, and as you can see it being carried out with brutal efficiency. Already, more than half the wolves that roamed the Rockies and mid-west are dead. If we don’t act soon, there will be none left.

You can help stop this – Don’t look away. Sign below and share with friends and family who love the wild things so we can live in a world where wolves, and the wilderness they need to survive, can thrive alongside people.

Video 1. Brutal Wolf Killing – “This is cowardly, the wolf is already caught in a trap, nothing butch or manly about this…which is probably why kids are taught to kill them with guns!! After the wolf is shot…Guy in video says “Ha ha ha ha…that’s the end of her!”

Published on 28 Nov 2012

This video is hard to watch for anyone who’s ever loved wolves or wildlife. but we’re asking you not to look away. Right now in 5 states trapping and killing of wolves like this is totally legal. It’s all because of a rash and ill-informed decision made by Congress. But we need President Obama to act NOW to save the wolves.

“Another video; where the shooter is killing a sentient being, caught in a trap, so it can’t retaliate or even fight for its life…this is just a pathetic blood sport?”

Video 2. Second Wisconsin Wolf Killed;” Listen to  the guy talk, as if he just fought off a wild lion…pathetic! Guy in video says “Yes sir, that’s the best thing I ever seen in my life!!”

Published on 28 Nov 2012

Please sign these petitions: 

“Please sign any & all petitions to stop the idiotic killing of an animal that has lived in harmony with man; for centuries!” 

“Watch & listen to just a few of the many beautiful songs & videos created by my dear friend & animal warrior; Louise Du Toit. Louise manages to encapsulate the thoughts & feelings of animals, along with the daily struggles they have to endure, against their biggest enemy; man!  Enchanting melodies, with an angelic voice, Louise has written many songs along with videos to educate & create public awareness to the plight of animal abuse etc. This is one of my personal favourites; from her album “Ode To Magnificence”

Uploaded on 29 Feb 2012

Louise du Toit – CD Albums @http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LouiseduToit
Louise du Toit – Official Website @ http://www.louisedutoit.com

Song lyrics, although not spoken:

I am wolf,  I am the true spirit of nature a perfect creation walking beside you, guiding your senses
to see the invisible.

I am a predator, preserving the delicate balance of nature, a sentient being no more evil or righteous than any other creature, born with everything I need to survive.

I am intelligent, courageous, strong, a true survivor, devoted to my family, loyal to my pack, 
the defender of my territory.

Mankind has chosen me as its enemy, lack of knowledge, brought fear, bred hatred, enveloped in a dark cloud of demonic imagination.

Like countless other earthlings, I am shamelessly persecuted.

My true destination, will only become visible when humans discard their imaginary fear, false legends phantasmal myths, to seek the truth!

Music, text and vocal performance by Louise du Toit in Greece, 2012. Video created and produced by Louise du Toit. The copyrights to the music and lyrics are reserved by the artist. The images in this video are not the property of the producer. This video was made as a contribution to the salvation of wolves, for non-profit educational purposes, without any intention of commercial advantage or private financial gain. There is no intention of copyright infringement either.

“Other songs performed by Louise Du Toit:-Howl Across America – Video on YouTube:-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlK0cl11JHQ

Uploaded on 12 Aug 2011

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Louise du Toit – Official Website @ http://www.louisedutoit.com

The song for HOWL ACROSS AMERICA was written by Louise du Toit as a contribution to the August 2011 events, organized by NIWA (Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance), Wolf Warriors, Howling For Justice and individual wolf advocates around the world, protesting against the killing of wolves. Music, lyrics, performance and recording by Louise du Toit in Greece, 2011. Video created and produced by Louise du Toit. The copyrights to the music and lyrics are reserved by the artist. The images in this video are not the property of the producer. This video was made as a contribution to the salvation of wolves, for nonprofit educational purposes, without any intention of commercial advantage or private financial gain. There is no intention of copyright infringement either.

Created by members of NIWA (Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance), Wolf Warriors, and Howling For Justice, HOWL ACROSS AMERICA is calling on all wolf advocates to speak up for the wolves in August 2011. Please join their page at the following link and add your voice of protest against the war on our precious wolves:

Ode to the Wolves:-Video on YouTube:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_gth8clJvA&list=PL94AAB1A1D936473C&index=2

Uploaded on 9 Sep 2010

Louise du Toit – CD Albums @http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LouiseduToit
Louise du Toit – Official Website @ http://www.louisedutoit.com

“Ode to the Wolves” is an artistic tribute to all wolves, written to raise awareness about the endless atrocities they endure from humans all over the world, with a positive message to support the plight of the wolves and to end their suffering.

Louises FaceBook:-https://www.facebook.com/louisedutoitfanpage

Howl Across America:-http://www.facebook.com/HowlAcrossAmerica?ref=ts

Animal group offers $5,000 reward

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OMG…what possess anyone to be so cruel? Driving through so many birds is just bloody senseless. Obviously just done for fun, wouldn’t surprise me if it wasn’t a bunch of youths showing off to their friends…mind you…people who do things like this probably don’t have many friends because they are psychotic maniac’s!” 

LONG BEACH, Wash. — The reward for catching the driver who ripped through a flock of sea birds in Long Beach, killing 92 of them, has been topped up in a big way.

PETA seeks information about driver who killed 92 birds in Long Beach

Dunlins fly over a farm field flooded to provide wetland habitat for migratory shorebirds near La Conner, Wash., in this 2010 file photo. Some 92 were killed by a driver on Long Beach, Wash., Dec. 27. A reward is offered to help catch the person responsible.

The national group PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has offered $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Sgt. Dan Chadwick of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating.

“That’s a pretty good reward for any wildlife-related crime,” Chadwick said. “That will definitely get somebody’s attention.”

The money is in addition to the $500 reward already offered by the Wildlife Centre of the North Coast.

The dead sandpiper-type shorebirds called dunlin were found Dec. 27 north of the Cranberry Beach approach on Long Beach.

Two beachcombers out for a mid-day stroll near the Cranberry Beach entrance, walked by a large flock of dunlins. But when the pair returned 20 minutes later, carcasses littered the beach. Wide tire tracks were imprinted on the sand in a clear sign of a bird strike.

The couple alerted authorities and WDFW and the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office responded.

Stephanie Bell, associate director of PETA’s cruelty investigations, said its leadership was horrified.

“The alleged crime was vicious,” she said. “Many of the animals had torn wings and died of their injuries.”

Sharnelle Fee, director of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, said the trauma the birds suffered is consistent with a collision with a motor vehicle.

“For these little birds, you really have to work hard to kill them,” Fee said. “You have to get up a good head of steam and blast through them. You can’t just mosey through. They run and fly fast.”

Seabirds and shorebirds are protected under Washington state law. It is illegal to harm or kill them.

“This senseless attack on these gentle birds isn’t just vicious and cruel – it’s also against state and federal wildlife protection and anti-cruelty laws,” said PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “Long Beach residents have good cause to be concerned: According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals – including humans.”

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police say a vehicle has to be travelling considerably faster than the posted 25 mph speed limit to hit these types of birds. Dunlins are able to reach speeds of 110 mph.

Intentionally killing even one bird is illegal in Washington. Perpetrators can face up to a year in jail and a $20,000 fine for killing a protected animal. In Oregon, the maximum penalty is a year in jail and a fine of $6,250.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PETA at  757-622-7382 or Sgt. Dan Chadwick of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at  360-581-3337.

For more information, visit PETA.org

News Link: http://www.dailyastorian.com/news/local/animal-group-offers-reward/article_845a7d10-569a-11e2-aedf-0019bb2963f4.html

Man mauled to death by grizzly bears while cleaning enclosure at Montana wildlife park

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A trainer who was mauled to death while cleaning the pen of two, 500-pound brown bears at a Montana wildlife casting agency suffered extensive wounds that make it impossible to determine if he was conscious before the attack, authorities said Monday.

Best friends: Animals of Montana owner Troy Hyde had to put down the attacking bear
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2227972/Man-mauled-death-grizzlies-tragic-bear-attack-Montana-wild-life-enclosure.html#ixzz2BOWyoEeJ
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There were no defensive wounds on the hands or arms of 24-year-old Benjamin Cloutier when his body was pulled from the pen on Sunday, and he apparently had not used the bear spray he was carrying, said Demetri Price, head trainer at Animals of Montana near Bozeman.

As a result, Price has speculated that Cloutier might have fallen and hit his head before being killed.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin confirmed the absence of defensive wounds and the non-use of the spray. But he said there was no way to prove Cloutier was unconscious when the attack began.

The body had been attacked so fiercely, there were so many injuries that there was no way — that’s why we’re not going to speculate,” Gootkin said.

However, he said it was clear that Cloutier died of bite and claw wounds that hit major arteries.

The death remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and wardens from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. It has been listed as accidental and is not considered a criminal matter.

Animals of Montana provides captive-bred animals for photography shoots and motion pictures, ranging from African lions and minks to badgers and bobcats. The company says the bears have been used in “attack re-enactments” for films in which trainers are used as stuntmen.

Cloutier had worked as a trainer at the company since 2008 and had been in the bear enclosure hundreds of times, Price said.

Price was the first person to arrive at the pen after the mauling. He described Cloutier’s death as a “tragic accident” and insisted it was not an attack. Cloutier did not scream for help, and none of the other animals at the facility showed any signs of alarm before the discovery, Price said.

“I believe, given all things accounted for, that (Cloutier) was somehow rendered unconscious, whether it be he slipped and hit his head or something” else, Price said. “The bears we believed killed him, but we don’t believe it was an attack scenario.”

Price said he was approaching the enclosure when he saw the victim on the ground with two captive-bred, 8-year-old male bears nearby. One of the bears, nicknamed Griz, was behaving as though he had taken possession of the victim, and Price said he had to kill the animal so he could get to Cloutier.

When he did, Cloutier was dead, with wounds inflicted by Griz or the other bear in the enclosure, nicknamed Yosemite.

Cloutier was originally from York Haven, Pa. Price said the staff at Animals of Montana had suffered “a double loss” with the death of Cloutier and the loss of Griz, which he called the favorite animal of the victim.

Cloutier’s family could not be immediately reached for comment.

Animals of Montana had three bears prior to Sunday that were identified on the company’s website as grizzly bears.

However, the facility’s permit for the two involved in the mauling lists them as Syrian brown bears, a subspecies of brown bears that are different from grizzlies, said Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokeswoman Andrea Jones.

The company had the necessary state and federal permits to keep the bears. But its license is being reviewed in the wake of the death, and the company’s permit to exhibit Yosemite has been suspended pending the investigation, Jones said.

News Link: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Sheriff-Fierce-wounds-complicate-MT-mauling-probe-4007955.php#ixzz2BOTlh5i4

Close to nature: Workers at Animals of Montana are used to being on close terms with a number of dangerous animals like grizzlies, leopards, and coyotes
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2227972/Man-mauled-death-grizzlies-tragic-bear-attack-Montana-wild-life-enclosure.html#ixzz2BOSHotNV

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64 Wolves Killed In Opening Days of Hunt: Protect Red Wolves

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Duluth, Minn. — Minnesota wolf hunters have killed 64 wolves as of 8 p.m. Monday in the first weekend of the state’s first regulated wolf hunt.

The DNR set a quota of 200 wolves for this first season, which runs concurrently with the deer rifle-hunting season. The opening weekend harvest is in line with the agency’s expectations, said DNR wolf expert Dan Stark.

Bryan Heiney of Duluth killed this wolf at about noon Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 in southern Koochiching County, Minn., on the third day of the state’s first wolf hunting season. (Photo courtesy of Bryan Heiney)

“Typically about 50 percent of the harvest occurs the first weekend, and that’s when most of the hunters are out there,” Stark said. “We aren’t going to know exactly until the end of the season, but it’s likely to track that pattern.”

The number of wolves killed so far in Minnesota is higher than at the beginning of other states’ hunts, Stark said. He also said the agency will survey hunters about their methods and how long they hunted. That information will be used to make any needed changes to next year’s hunt.

At the end of Monday, the DNR closed the east-central wolf hunting zone around Lake Mille Lacs where eight of the zone’s allotted nine wolves were killed over the weekend. Hunters will be able to kill another 200 wolves during a second season beginning at the end of the November. That season will include trappers as well as hunters.

News Link:-http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/05/environment/wolf-hunt/

Fewer than 100 Wild Red Wolves Remain in the world

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission recently approved a temporary state rule that allows the hunting of coyotes at night using spotlights, including in the area inhabited by the only wild population of red wolves, one of the world’s most endangered animals.

Take action now! Sign our petition calling on the commission to halt all coyote hunting — day or night — within the red wolf recovery area.

Red wolves once roamed most of the Southeastern United States, but harsh predator control programs and habitat loss resulted in their near elimination — and in 1980 red wolves were declared extinct in the wild.

After a small population of captive red wolves was reintroduced into the eastern part of North Carolina, the species slowly began to repopulate and today about 100 red wolves have regained a fragile foothold in the wild.

Red wolves and coyotes are similar in size, coats and coloring, so red wolves are frequently mistaken for coyotes, even in daylight. In nighttime conditions it is nearly impossible to tell them apart.

Please take this urgent action today!

At least two red wolves have already been killed within the eastern North Carolina area designated for red wolf recovery. Defenders of Wildlife has joined two other conservation organizations to file suit in the Superior Court of Wake County, North Carolina to prevent nighttime coyote hunting throughout North Carolina, including within the red wolf recovery area.

The groups have also put the North Carolina Wildlife Commission on notice that we will seek a federal enforcement action unless it stops all coyote hunting — daytime or nighttime — in the area where these critically endangered wolves live.

That’s why we need supporters like you to speak out on behalf of these wolves and tell the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to halt all coyote hunting in the red wolf recovery area!

The red wolf only exists in the state of North Carolina, and with a population so small and fragile, an increase in red wolf shooting deaths could mean they’ll never recover

Petition link:-https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2503

Swim With a Tiger Cub at Fla. Private Zoo

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“Please sign the petition below to stop this atrocity and abuse of wildlife.” 

If swimming with dolphins is not exciting enough for you, how about a tiger cub?

A private zoo in Dade City, Fla., is now giving patrons the chance to swim with a Siberian tiger cub.

While it might sound dangerous, it’s a roaring success with customers from as far away as Iceland lining up and paying $200 for just 30 minutes to cuddle, bottle feed and swim with Tony the tiger – a 6-week old cub.

It’s kind of a limited time that we can do it in Florida. You can only interact with the tiger until they’re 40 pounds,” said Randy Stearns, head animal trainer and president of Wild Things.

When full grown, Tony could tip the scales at more than 1,000 pounds. But for now, Tony can be yours to play with at Wild Things.

“I never thought I’d get to touch one, much less swim with one,” said Bertha Cruz, who described her time with Tony as exciting.

Swimming with potentially wild and dangerous animals seems to be trendy at the moment. At Arizona’s Out of Africa Park, fully grown tigers play in the water alongside their trainers much to the delight of fans looking on behind gated fences.

In Tampa Bay, Bob Barrett began a business that had him bring alligators to children’s birthday parties.

Barrett runs The Alligator Attraction of Madeira Beach, Fla., where visitors can pay to hold and feed rescued baby gators. He says the inspiration for his party idea came when business was sluggish.

“It just took off like wildfire,” Barrett told ABC News in September. “Everybody loves having the gator pool parties.”

The state’s Fish and Wildlife Commission deemed it illegal and shut down the operation last week. Many animal rights activists say it was the right thing to do.

“You should never have close human contact with animals, especially actual petting of wild animals. They belong in the wild and people should not get in the habit of being in close contact with them,” said Adam Roberts, executive vice president of Born Free USA.

Video & News Link:http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/swim-with-a-tiger-cub-at-fla-private-zoo/

Please sign the petition to stop the above atrocity on wildlife:http://www.change.org/petitions/do-not-allow-the-swim-with-tiger-cub-and-swim-with-gator-at-dade-city-s-wild-things-zoo#

Bear Fatally Shot After Being Injured by Car On Vanderbilt

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JUNEAU EMPIRE

Police say they shot and killed a bear cub that was hit by a car as it tried to cross Vanderbilt Hill Road Wednesday morning.

The bear was still alive when police arrived on scene a little after 6:34 a.m. when the call came in, but it was “gravely injured,” said Lt. David Campbell, a spokesman for the Juneau Police Department.

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“If an animal is suffering, and it’s a wild animal, then in order to ease the suffering of the animal we’ll put it down,” Campbell said in a phone interview.

The bear was killed at about 7 a.m. An official from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game recovered the bear’s body a few minutes later.

It was not immediately known what type of vehicle hit the bear, or the cause of the accident. The crash was reported to police by the person driving the vehicle, and the motorist’s identity was not released.

Neil Barten, a Fish and Game Wildlife Management Coordinator who retrieved the bear’s body, said JPD did the right thing by killing the bear by gunshot.

Barten speculated the bear had broken its back or crushed its pelvis because it was unable to walk.

The poor thing was on the road, and it was trying to crawl,” he said.

Barten said it was a male black bear cub that was brownish in colour. He estimated it weighed 75 pounds and was less than a year old.

Fish and Game has received reports that a female black bear and her three cubs — two of which were black and one that was brown — have been in the area.

Barten speculated that the brown cub was straggling behind while following its mother and siblings crossing the street when it was hit by the car.

As Barten was loading the cub’s remains into the back of his pickup truck, he said the mother and her two remaining cubs re-crossed the street and scurried back toward the hillside above Twin Lakes.

“It’s just kind of unfortunate because they were getting so close to getting to bed for the winter,” Barton said, adding that bear sightings in town will drop off in the next two weeks as the bears begin to hibernate.

Barten said about four to five bears are hit on the road each year in Juneau.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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