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

Louise du Toit – CD Albums @http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Louisedu…
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. 

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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Sickening Moment:Tiger Is Beaten Around The Head With A Stick, Whilst Families Sit For Photo’s

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“What the hell gives humans the right to treat animals, in such an appalling & brutal manner; just for the sake of entertainment??  And why the hell is China allowed to get away with virtually no animal welfare rules; when the rest of the world has to comply?? The people in the video actually think this is fun! This is no where close to fun, it’s just down right animal abuse, for the sake of entertainment. The world is losing tigers at an alarming rate, yet in China it appears anything goes!! It’s well overdue that they should have similar laws to other Countries in place, to protect animals; yet China seem oblivious & turn a blind eye to such rules. I thought this kind of thing was supposed to have stopped, how stupid am I for even thinking such a thing!! Please note, I do not intend this to offend any Chinese individuals; apart from the ones in the video…and those who make the laws that govern your Country!”

“In January last year, the Chinese government banned zoos from putting on cruel animal performances after increased pressure from outraged animal rights groups. A study by Animals Asia in 2010 found bears were often whipped and beaten with sticks, elephants were prodded with metal hooks, while tigers and lions were made to endure chronic pain by being de-fanged and de-clawed  But sure enough, only a few months after the ban came into force, some zoos were found to still be flouting the law…where is the law…why are they still allowed to beat an animal for entertainment? What about health & safety rules for the public? But if they are stupid enough to stand so close to a tiger, who could easily rip an arm off a child with one swipe; I have no sympathy!”

 ” I sent the video to a couple of welfare groups but have yet to receive any reply, so watch this space! Please also sign the petitions at the bottom of this page, thanks!”

Shocking video emerged today showing a dazed and confused tiger being smacked in the head with sticks while being forced to pose for photographs with tourists

Cruel: A docile tiger is smacked around the head as tourists, one of them nonchalantly smoking a cigarette, pose for pictures with the animal
Bashed: The tiger, which appears to have been drugged, is seen slumped on a table as excited parents and children queue up to sit next to the endangered animal

The tiger, which appears to have been drugged, is seen slumped on a table as excited parents and children queue up to sit next to the endangered animal.

To ensure it keeps facing the camera, two men armed with white sticks bash it in the face and neck.

It is not clear where or when the video was taken or who is organising the photographs, which are very likely to have been laid on for financial gain.

But in a posting on liveleak.com, where the footage was uploaded, it claims to have taken place in the popular beach resort of Beidaihe in the Chinese city of Qinhuangdao, possibly at a zoo.

One commenter said: ‘I was seriously hoping this video would end with one of those two guys mauled.’

Parents and two young children sit next to the tiger for their picture in front of a wildlife background Kept in line: It is not clear where or when the footage was taken, but left below the video posted on line suggest it may have been at a zoo in the popular beach resort of Beidaihe in the Chinese city of Qinhuangdao

Emergence of the video comes just days after terrified lions were pelted with snowballs by by laughing visitors, including children, at Hangzhou Zoo in Zhejiang Province, eastern China.

In January last year, the Chinese government banned zoos from putting on cruel animal performances after increased pressure from outraged animal rights groups.

A study by Animals Asia in 2010 found bears were often whipped and beaten with sticks, elephants were prodded with metal hooks, while tigers and lions were made to endure chronic pain by being defanged and declawed.

But months after the ban came into force, some zoos were found to still be flouting the law.

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Petitions to sign please:-
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/105/635/828/close-tiger-farms-and-stop-illegal-tiger-trade-online/

http://www.change.org/petitions/close-tiger-farms-in-vietnam-stop-illegal-tiger-trade-online

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/757/849/200/stop-cruelty-to-endangered-tiger/

Animal appears drugged as parents and children queue up for mementos
Warning: Graphic content some viewers may find disturbing 

Sickening Cruelty in the name of entertainment

Poachers Kill 40-years Old Elephant In Semiliki National Park

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“I apologise for the distressing picture, it’s both horrific & heartbreaking to see such a magnificent beast slaughtered like this! Humans can be so malevolent, this life taken, all for a little trinket of ivory, it makes me so bloody mad. Seeing it only fuels my anger & makes me want to help as much as I can…hopefully you will feel the same! Elephants are protected, so it’s about bloody time they were…we must make more of an effort to make our voices be heard…so please sign the petition below, it is one of many but the best in terms of helping to stop these atrocities!”

A 40 year old male elephant believed to be the oldest and most peaceful in Semliki wildlife reserve  in western Uganda has been killed by suspected poachers.

Park authorities said the elephant was named Baraka, a Swahili word meaning peace, because it was approachable.

They said most of the visitors to Semliki would almost be sure of an encounter with Baraka. The age of an elephant varies from one area to another. In East Africa, the oldest are normally about 70-75 years, while in South Africa they reach between 60 and 65 years. The world’s known oldest elephant died at 86.

The headless carcass of the peaceful elephant was discovered within Semliki near Kitika in Ntoroko recently. “We heard gunshots one afternoon in the park and we suspected it was either Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) officials chasing after poachers or poachers taking down a kill,” said Peter Mwanja, a manager at Wild Places. “After failing to get help from UWA, we called the UPDF in the reserve and during the search we came across this elephant’s carcass,” he added.
It is believed Baraka was killed for his huge tusks by poachers. “This was a cruel death. It seems they sliced off the head using a chain saw,” lamented one conservationist.  In a separate incident, Mwanja said about a week ago, while on routine patrol, they found another carcass of young elephant, still with no tusks. “It is very rare to find a young one moving on its own. This is very suspicious. We need more surveillance and investigations,” he said. Semliki has lost seven elephants since January, according to Charles Tumwesigye, the conservation director at the UWA. The last census in the reserve put the population of elephants at only 40.
Tumwesigye said elephant poaching has been increasing over the last two years, pointing out that the rampant killing of elephants is raging in Kenya, Tanzania and Congo. Apart from elephants, Mwanja said other animals such as Uganda Kob were being poached and loaded in small cars like goats. “They even sell the meat on goat stalls,” said, Mwanja adding that poaching was common in Kitika and near the sand river in the Semliki game reserve.
Elephants are protected according to national arid international laws. The Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of wild flora and fauna has for the last two decades listed African elephants in the region as endangered species. But poachers kill elephants for ivory, which is highly sought after in Asian countries such as China for making ornaments.
“Please, sign this petition, this has to stop, the more people that scream, the better we will be heard!”

Amboseli Trust for Elephants

www.elephanttrust.org
The Amboseli Trust for Elephants aims to ensure the long-term conservation and welfare of Africa’s elephants in the context of human needs and pressures through scientific research, training, community outreach, public awareness and advocacy.

Born Free Foundation

www.bornfree.org.uk
The Born Free Foundation is an international wildlife charity working to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild.

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

www.cites.org
List of all CITES CoP15 Proposals.

China arrests three for endangered animal trade

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BEIJING — Police in southern China have arrested three men for dealing in bear parts and other endangered animals, some possibly smuggled from Vietnam, the official Xinhua news agency said on June 26.

The smuggling ring is believed to killed over 40 bears for their parts with an estimated total value of $3.2 million.

POACHED: The carcass of a Malayan pangolin was included in the animal trafficking bust in China

Police in the Guangxi region busted the criminal gang earlier this month and seized “hundreds” of bear paws, bear meat and carcasses of other animals including pangolins and tortoises, it said.
The trafficking ring is believed to have slaughtered 43 bears for their parts, estimated to have a value of 20 million yuan ($3.2 million), Xinhua said.
In China, bear gall bladders are used in traditional medicine while bear paws are an expensive delicacy.
Xinhua said the seized animals were sourced in Guangxi’s Dongxing city on the border with Vietnam and sold across southern China.
Chinese authorities have previously seized snakes and turtles smuggled from Vietnam, it said.
Police in Nanning city, where the men were arrested, declined to comment on June 26.

China arrests three for endangered animal trade

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BEIJINGChinese police have busted a criminal gang involved in illegal trade of endangered animals, seizing hundreds of bear paws, bear meat and animal carcasses from their possession, local officials said.

Three men, all natives of the region, were arrested in a rented residence in the regional capital of Nanning this month after a three-month investigation, according to Nanning city police.

Authorities believe at least 43 black bears were slaughtered for the bear paws. The animals and their body parts are believed to be worth 20 million yuan ($3.15 million), Xinhua news agency reported.

Some of the carcasses, including those of pangolins and tortoises, were sealed in a refrigerator and disguised as tea, police said.

Police said the suspects ordered the endangered animals from the city of Dongxing, which borders Vietnam’s city of Mong Cai to the south, and sold them in southern Chinese cities, including Nanning, Guangzhou and Kunming.

It is not known whether the animals were smuggled across the border.

Officials have dealt with multiple animal smuggling cases on the China-Vietnam border over the last few years, seizing snakes, cobras and turtles.

News Link:-http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/flora-fauna/china-arrests-three-for-endangered-animal-trade/articleshow/14411205.cms

First Baby Born at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

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IndonesiaThe International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is pleased to announce the birth of a bouncing baby malerhino born to Ratu, a twelve-year-old Sumatran rhino living at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park.

 The birth helps ensure the future of one of the world’s most endangered species. There are fewer than 200 Sumatran rhinos living in Indonesia and Malaysia. This is the first birth of a Sumatran rhino in an Indonesian facility and the first birth in an Asian facility in 124 years.

At 12:40 am on Saturday, June 23rd, Ratu, one of the three adult female rhinos at Indonesia’s Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, gave birth to a 60-lb male calf.  Not only was this Ratu’s first baby, but it was the first Sumatran rhino ever born in captivity in Indonesia and only the fifth ever born in captivity worldwide.

The baby was born after a 16-month gestation period, which is about average for African and Asian rhino species.  Indonesian veterinarian, Dr. Dedi Candra, managed Ratu’s pregnancy on a daily basis, with help from Dr. Terri Roth of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, which has bred more Sumatran rhinos in captivity than any other institution.

This was the third pregnancy for Ratu, who miscarried her first two calves.

 Dr. Dedi Candra, head veterinarian and animal collections manager at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary has been monitoring Ratu’s pregnancy by weighing her weekly and conducting regular ultrasound exams, using methods developed by the Cincinnati Zoo, where the father, Andalas, was born in 2001.
To assist her in having a successful pregnancy, Ratu was prescribed a hormone supplement that was given orally every day. It was gradually withdrawn as the expected delivery date neared. Dr. Terri Roth, director of Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife and the vice president for IRF’s Asia programs, provided the protocol and dosage. Andalas’s mother, who also experienced pregnancy complications prior to his birth in the Cincinnati Zoo, was given the same hormone.Ratu's baby

The Sumatran rhino is seriously threatened by the continuing loss of its tropical forest habitat and hunting pressure from poachers, who kill rhinos for their valuable horns. The IRF operates Rhino Protection Units in two of the three remaining habitats to ensure that the wild population and its habitat are protected.  Every successful birth is critical for the survival of the species, which runs the risk of extinction by the end of this century

The baby’s father, Andalas, in fact, was born there in 2001.  After spending several years at the Los Angeles Zoo, Andalas was sent to Indonesia with hopes that he would breed Ratu and the other female rhinos in residence.

 The new baby was born in an enclosure (boma) constructed especially for this event, but he and his mother have access to a small forest garden as well.   Both remain under 24-hour video surveillance for health and safety reasons, and also have the benefit of visiting rhino specialists from Australia and the United States, who will remain at the sanctuary for the next few weeks.

Published on 25 Jun 2012 by 

http://www.rhinos-irf.org/

Ratu has handled the long pregnancy extremely well and is now proving to be an attentive, even-tempered mother.  Her keepers and veterinarians will keep a close eye on mother and baby in the months ahead, gathering critical information about maternal care and infant development, which is very sparse for this critically endangered species.

News Link:-https://www.rhinos.org/news-room/first-baby-born-at-the-sumatran-rhino-sanctuary

https://www.rhinos.org/latest-news/rare-sumatran-rhino-gives-birth-at-indonesian-sanctuary

Endangered species: Snow leopard shot dead by villagers in Kashmir

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MIRPUR (AJK): A scared cat climbs up a tree, is spotted by an innocent child and consequently rescued by local heroes – an anecdote of human compassion often narrated in children’s books.

Locals acted on ‘self-help basis’ amid wildlife apathy.

However, in the remote town of Rawalkot in Azad Kashmir, when a snow leopard, an endangered species, climbed up a tree in fear, the villagers shot it down.

Kashmir is home to two of the world’s big cats, the common leopard (Panthera pardus) and the snow leopard (Uncia uncia), a cat so secretive few have been privileged enough to get a glimpse of it in the wild.

A businessman of the area, Waseem Khursheed, is a witness to the killing. “A snow leopard climbed up a tree and remained there for eight hours in the town of Banjosa, some 18 kilometres from Rawalkot.”

Locals informed Deputy Commissioner Sohail Azam about the animal which had left its habitat and ventured near the settled areas. The deputy commissioner asked the villagers to scare the leopard through firecrackers, but finding the steps inadequate, they decided to kill it instead.

Khursheed said the villagers acted upon a “self-help basis” to avert any threat to human life. After the DC was informed of the leopard’s presence, a few police constables visited the site, but left shortly without taking any initiative. “Sensing the snow leopard’s hunger, the scared villagers shot down the animal with a 7mm rifle.”

Khursheed added that the villagers skinned the animal and distributed its meat among the locals as it is considered to be very useful for patients of orthopedic diseases. He added that a snow leopard was also killed last year in the same area, and though the police arrested the accused, he was later released on bail.

According to the AJK Wildlife Act, the killing of a snow leopard can result in imprisonment of up to 6 months and/or fine. However, no charges are a framed if the animal is killed in self-defence.

Narrating his version, DC Sohail Azam said that on being informed of the animal’s presence, he immediately contacted AJK Wildlife Department’s Director General Javed Ayub to dispatch a team to capture the animal without injury.

“The Wildlife Department’s DG was attending a function when he received my call. He suggested the use of firecrackers to scare the leopard away.” Azam added that he dispatched some policemen with the directives to adopt the same preventive measures.

Azam strongly advocates the need for a district-level office of the Wildlife Department to ensure the safety and protection of endangered animals in the populous hills and forests around Rawalkot.

He confirmed the death of another leopard last February, who was also shot dead by locals.

Newly-inducted Wildlife Department DG Chaudhry Muhammad Razaq, who has recently replaced Javed Ayub, blames lack of manpower and proper equipment for the inefficacy. “My predecessor’s advice of using firecrackers to scare the animal away was the right solution.”

Encounters between humans and the big cats are becoming increasingly frequent. The animals wander off in search of food and venture towards the settled areas where they are killed by the locals out of fear and lack of awareness.

News Link:-http://tribune.com.pk/story/365362/endangered-species-snow-leopard-shot-dead-by-villagers-in-kashmir/

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