California has shown national leadership by taking on innovative solutions to protect animals. Among the five bills advanced last week were a ban on wild animals in circuses, a ban on trapping fur-bearing animals, and a bill that mandates microchipping animals in shelters.
Browsing: Disaster Relief
Yemen has been in the merciless grip of a civil war since 2015. The government is in meltdown, public authorities are penniless and workers without salaries, leaving zoos abandoned and their imprisoned animals starving to death.
Currently, there are no laws or regulations in the United States designed to protect farm animals from barn fires.
November’s Camp Fire destroyed over 14,000 homes in the towns of Paradise, Magalia, and surrounding areas. In the weeks following the fire, over 1,000 cats were rescued, but it is estimated there are hundreds of cats still in need of rescue.
Whether by land or by air, and whether from situations like animal hoarding, natural disasters, dogfighting rings, or overburdened shelters, this organization steps (or flies) in to transport animals in need from danger to safety.
I had a revelation: this is how homeless dogs and cats live every day. They lead precarious lives. They go days without adequate food and water. They don’t get medical care. They’re in constant danger and have to be watchful to the point of paranoia.
RedRover provides a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources.
In anticipation of hurricane season, which occurs June through November, RedRover selected three organizations to receive funding to help animals in Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey and prepare for future disasters.
Two new foreign predatory fish have been discovered in Malaysian waters. Shifting fish species around, whether for commercial fishing stock or the aquarium trade, creates the potential for ecological disasters.
Someday in the future, a population of rabbits on a distant archipelago might be something people would marvel at. The focus of conservation should be on promoting environmental stability rather than attempting to reintroduce or eliminate particular species.
If we want to protect nature and our future on this planet, we must dismantle and restructure dominant conservation systems. Reclaim Conservation and Conservation Solutions Afrika are planning a field course this August in Nanyuki, Kenya which will explore these issues in depth.
Pleistocene Park is a rewilding project in Siberia, whose main goal is to restore high productive steppes similar to those of the Ice Age. This will not only lead to the recreation of the so-called “Northern Serengeti,” but more importantly will help to mitigate climate change.