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Manufacturer of d-CON rodent poison reaches agreement with EPA

Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturer of d-CON rat and mouse poisons, has reportedly agreed to stop selling some its products that contain chemicals the EPA has deemed to be a risk to people, pets or wildlife. Twelve products are on the list and they will no longer be distributed beyond March 31, 2015. The EPA has […]

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 […]

Another example of how weak the EPA is

Some politicians have been calling for a shutdown of the Environmental Protection Agency. Others are at least calling for pull-back of regulations and EPA oversight. These people claim the EPA has been overstepping its bounds and has been holding back economic development. The facts clearly oppose these notions and today we have another example of […]

On the Environment: BP suspended and Amazon deforestation rate is down

On the environmental front, there are two areas of good news this week: The Environmental Protection Agency as announced BP has received a suspension from being issued new contracts with the US government. The Associated Press reports the EPA suspension has arrised due to BP’s “lack of business integrity as demonstrated by the company’s conduct […]

EPA and cosmetic company L’Oreal to collaborate on alternatives to animal testing

A press conference has been scheduled for Monday (March 12) in San Francisco to announce a research collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency and cosmetic giant L’Oreal to develop alternatives to traditional animal-based toxicity tests. The event is part of the annual Society of Toxicology meeting. The first animal-welfare organization I officially joined up with […]

AM Pack Line Headlines: Fracking, horse slaughter, factory farming, etc

ONE – The EPA has released a report stating the polluted groundwater in a Wyoming town is caused by chemicals used in the fracking process, in drilling for natural gas. From the NBC article – “” Doug Hock, a spokesman for EnCana Corp., which owns rights to the Pavillion-area field, slammed the draft report. “The […]

Tropical Storm Lee confirms BP’s Oil Gusher is far from gone

Tropical Storm Lee washed ashore tar balls and oil – most likely from the BP Oil Gusher. The mess is showing up on beaches from Florida to Louisiana. Rocky Kistner of the NRDC reports a resident of Bay St Louis, Miss. tried to present oil samples from the beach to the US Coast Guard at […]

Bachmann completely wrong about the EPA

I really don’t like stepping into politics here on the Pack Mentality Blog. But if anyone from any area of the political spectrum makes statements that directly step into the realm of animal welfare or environmental protection – I’m certainly not going to ignore it. I’ve slammed Ken Salazar for targeting wolves – and other […]

The EPA serves a vital role in protecting humans and animals

The Environmental Protection Agency was founded in 1970, under a proposal from President Richard Nixon. In the past, the EPA has garnered support from all around the political spectrum. But of late, we’ve seen a handful of politicians suggesting the EPA should lose much of its regulatory bite. At least one has suggested a moratorium […]