In Romania, increased human-bear conflict due to habitat loss has inspired a new bill, declaring unrestricted open season on killing bears.
Browsing: Nuisance animals
In an interview with one of the authors of Discarded Rabbits, we discuss why so many pet rabbits are surrendered and abandoned, and why shelters alone aren’t enough to solve this issue.
“What we are trying to do in the Western Balkan region is not only a rescue program for single animals. In our view, it is far more important to change the mentality of citizens and the legislation on stray dogs’ management.”
In Washington state, wild wolves are exhibiting their natural behavior, preying on cattle, and are being killed for it. These actions harm wolves, waste tax dollars, and don’t even work to deter depredations.
A recent statement from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urged homeowners to kill iguanas on their property “whenever possible.” This statement is part of a broader extermination program calling for the mass killing of iguanas in unthinkably cruel ways.
Activists continue to fight the ongoing stray dog massacre in Azerbaijan. Sign the petition to add your support.
Habitat destruction and fragmentation are a root cause of human-elephant conflict in Malaysia, where deforestation has pushed elephants out of their habitats. Friends of the Earth Malaysia argues that sanctuaries are not the answer.
Botswana has a growing population of humans and cattle, not elephants. Outside protected areas, desertification caused by cattle over-grazing too often gets ignored. Hunting will not solve this problem; appropriate land use planning will.
Activists in Azerbaijan report on two major organized threats against dogs: hired nighttime shootings by city workers, and a so-called shelter that operates in secrecy and makes dogs disappear.
Even though such confinements (‘sanctuaries’) currently offer a solution better than death in a slaughterhouse or via euthanasia, they are far from being close to an ideal solution.
Millions of street dogs live in India, and many people there are fearful of them due to the risk of rabies. A combination of mass sterilization, rabies vaccination, and community education improves the situation for dogs and humans alike.
California residents, please act now to help ban deadly rodenticides, which cause painful and slow deaths to rodents and then poison the wild predators who eat them.