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Endangered Species Act

Dad makes stunningly-inaccurate statement, in defending his trophy-hunting daughter

The Texas Tech cheerleader who drew a lot of attention recently after posing with animals she had killed on big-game trophy hunts, appeared recently at an outdoors show. Recall that supporters of the woman used the excuses that killing endangered animals somehow helps to protect them. I guess if there isn’t a reasonable excuse for […]

Video: Endangered Species Act is 40 years old

The Endangered Species Act has reached its 40th year. Hopefully, the effort will continue in 2014 and far beyond. We need this level of protection for animals to be strengthened – not weakened. PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion – teamed with Science and Logic

USFWS puts the brakes on wolf delisting proposal

At least for now, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has halted a peer-review process for removing wolves from the Endangered Species List. Defenders of Wildlife reports 16 respected scientists were barred from advising on the proposal. An email I received today includes a statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, president of Defenders of Wildlife:  “While […]

Animal welfare and the environment – two steps forward, two steps back

Just where are we as a society in 2013, where animal welfare and environmental issues are concerned? I’m seeing some progress in some areas and a troubling trend of decline in other areas. I like classic TV shows and movies. My viewing tends to drift to films from the 1930s to the 1970s – or […]

Bill in US Congress could weaken Endangered Species Act and more

Defenders of Wildlife is opposing HR 2578, a bill in the US House of Representatives that could weaken important protections for wildlife and allow for clear-cutting in the Tongass National Forest. Defenders of Wildlife posted the following on website – “” “” This anti-wildlife bill would… Waive Endangered Species Act protections within 100 miles of […]

Gray wolf to be removed from Endangered Species List in Great Lake states

Early this afternoon, I received a press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, indicating the gray wolf will be removed from “the list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants” in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin and in portions of adjoining states. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the wolf populations have recovered […]

AM Pack-Line Headlines: Topics – Endangered Species, animal welfare, seals

ONE – I have not been alone in treehugger circles in criticizing the Obama Administration for previous stands on wildlife issues, for example the removal of important protections for wolves. But some good news out of the administration was being reported over the weekend. A host of new species could soon gain new protections under […]

Video: Wolves in peril after Endangered Species protections removed

Wolves must be placed back on the Endangered Species List. Friends of Animals and other groups are pushing back against the Interior Department and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who should be fired – TODAY. Thank goodness TV host like Jane Valez-Mitchell are fighting for animals. Go to FriendsOfAnimals.org for more information. Video – Breaking News […]

US House votes to preserve new listings on the Endangered Species Act

Thankfully, calmer heads have prevailed on at least one issue in Congress today. The US House voted 224-202 to allow the US Fish and Wildlife Service to continue to list to new species on the Endangered Species List. Some Republicans had sought to block new listings with a budget bill rider, but this vote slammed […]

Wyoming representative wants to strip protections for wolves

A special PACK OF PUTRID PUNDITRY AWARD tonight goes to U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.). She is pushing hard to remove Endangered Species protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming. And she will try any trick in the book (or out of the book) to do so. Her latest bit of trickery is to […]