Feb. 28, 2013
Artist: Anita Sidler | Title: “Deer vs Hunter”
“Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they’re in the game.” ~Paul Rodriguez
Dec. 24, 2012
Famous wolf shot and killed
for sport to “protect cows”.
Yellowstone National Park’s best-known wolf, beloved by many tourists and valued by scientists who tracked its movements, was shot and killed on Thursday outside the park’s boundaries, Wyoming wildlife officials reported.
The wolf, known as 832F to researchers, was the alpha female of the park’s highly visible Lamar Canyon pack and had become so well known that some wildlife watchers referred to her as a “rock star.” The animal had been a tourist favorite for most of the past six years.
The wolf was fitted with a $4,000 collar with GPS tracking technology, which is being returned, said Daniel Stahler, a project director for Yellowstone’s wolf program. Based on data from the wolf’s collar, researchers knew that her pack rarely ventured outside the park, and then only for brief periods, Dr. Stahler said.
This year’s hunting season in the northern Rockies has been especially controversial because of the high numbers of popular wolves and wolves fitted with research collars that have been killed just outside Yellowstone in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. NYTimes
Why? Thank Obama, for compromising on a bill that delisted wolves from the Endangered Species Act. There are only a handful of wolves alive, almost all are now eligible to be shot.
May. 26, 2012
The hunters become the hunted: Indian state sanctions shooting animal poachers
A western Indian state has declared war on animal poaching by sanctioning its forest guards to shoot hunters on sight in an effort to curb rampant attacks against tigers, elephants and other wildlife.
The government in Maharashtra says injuring or killing suspected poachers will no longer be considered a crime.
According to the Wildlife Protection Society of India, 14 tigers have been killed by poachers in India so far this year — one more than for all of 2011. The tiger is considered endangered, with its habitat range shrinking more than 50 per cent in the last quarter-century and its numbers declining rapidly from the 5,000-7,000 estimated in the 1990s, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. (AP Photo/Corbett Tiger Reserve)
Dec. 30, 2011
Such a Shane thing to do.
Dec. 26, 2011
This should be the attitude to the entire earth
Not just certain areas.
Nov. 8, 2011
If I keep looking at this gif any longer, I WILL start bawling.