A federal appeals court upheld on March 1 a law listing polar bears as a threatened species. The LA Times reporting explained the particulars as – … U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2008 decision to protect the animals because the dramatic loss of sea ice [...]
The week isn’t turning out to be a great one on the Pack News Wire – in terms of news from the animal-welfare front. IN CHINA: The New York Times reports protections for animals are still far down the road in China, where torturing animals is commonplace and the government looks the other way – [...]
Let’s start with a horrible decision by a judge, one based solely on politics and in no way based on logic or laws. And it certainly was not based on compassion or looking to the future. The Associated Press reports a federal judge in Alaska has shut down a plan to designate 187,000 square miles [...]
The polar bears are in trouble. Their habitat range is melting away. And on top of this threat from a changing climate, some misguided and cruel people want to hunt them into extinction. Causes.com is reporting President Obama and the Russian government are working an agreement to ban the trade in items derived from killing [...]
Scientific American covers a vast array of topics in its publication and on its website. This week, it list the Top 10 Science Stories of 2012. One of the most troubling stories on the list, as it relates to our regular topics here at Pack Mentality, is the record loss of Arctic sea ice. This [...]
The World Wildlife Fund and Coca-Cola are teaming up to help polar bears. With the loss of Arctic sea ice and other threats, times are very harsh for polar bears. You can learn more about the effort on Causes.com.
ONE – October 4 is World Animal Day. It is also a day to recognize Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. PR News Wire also notes October is World Animal Month. For more information, go to WorldAnimalDay.org.uk. TWO – KENS5.com out of San Antonio, Texas is reporting the city’s Animal Care Services fields [...]
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan gets a Pack of Justice Award for ruling polar bears should be on the Endangered Species List – due to the impact of melting sea ice. The judge, as reported in an Huffington Post article, ruled the decision was “rational” and “based on science.” Great News – We need more [...]