Just about a year ago I wrote about 14,000 migrating Amur Falcons that were being murdered every day in the Indian state of Nagaland, a stopover in their migration from Siberia to Africa.
Now, as a result of action from Care2 and other groups, as well as three Indian villages, no birds have been massacred this year. Almost 9,000 Care2 activists signed our petition to save the Amur Falcons.
Thank you, Care2 activists!
Here's what I wrote about these awesome birds in 2012:
The Amur Falcon...
Illinois has become the latest state to enact same-sex marriage after a long and hard fight that looked precarious right until the final House vote.
The Illinois House of Representatives voted 61-54 on Tuesday, November 6 to pass a marriage equality bill, a day earlier than action had been expected.
This concluded months of strained debate over the bill and a series of defeats earlier in the year when the legislation failed to gain traction in January's lame duck session and then later...
This week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to ban the use of bullhooks on circus elephants. A huge thank you goes to the Care2 members who signed our petition to protect circus elephants. Your voices have been heard, and the nation's most populous county has finally taken steps to end this unnecessary practice for good.
Bullhooks feature sharp edges and cause considerable harm to elephants, from the emotional (pain and fear) to the physical (bruising and bleeding). For years, circus...
Excellent news! After 54 days of imprisonment and detainment in Cairo, Tarek Loubani and John Greyson are free and back home in Canada.
A huge thank you goes to the nearly 26,000 Care2 members who signed our petition urging Egyptian authorities to allow Loubani and Greyson to leave the country.
Loubani and Greyson were traveling together to the Gaza Strip for independent projects. Loubani is an emergency room physician and professor of emergency medicine at Western University, and had been...
After being shot and killed on his own lawn, Crash the dog is finally getting the justice he deserves. His killer, Jonathan Edwards, will not be issued a plea bargain. His owner, Tracy Smith, fought hard to see that Edwards be charged to the full extent of his crime, and her efforts paid off.
A huge thanks to the Care2 members who signed our petition. This victory for Tracy and Crash would not have been possible without your support.
Crash was outside of his home when a car came speeding...
After months of court hearings, justice has been served for JoJo the dog, and he is now safe. JoJo faced euthanasia after biting two children, even though the incidences occurred out of self-defense.
A huge thanks to Care2 members who signed our petition to protect JoJo from an unjust fate.
JoJo had lived with his owners and their two children without incident in their former home. It was only after the family had moved to a trailer park when the so-called vicious behavior began. His...
For years, animal advocates and environmental activists in California have been campaigning to ban the use of lead bullets, which pose significant health threats to both humans and animals, and their hard work has finally paid off.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 711, which will require hunters to use non-lead ammunition. The Fish and Game Commission will be required to create regulations to certify that hunters follow this mandate if they plan to hunt for...
It looks like the NBC Sports Network has gotten the message. This past weekend, amid ever-rising criticism about the hunting show, Under Wild Skies, the network has cancelled it.
Hosted by NRA lobbyist Tony Makris, the show came under fire last week after airing an episode in which Makris shot an elephant in the face. After posing with the dead animal (and his rifle), Makris toasted his "exploits" with champagne.
As Deadspin reports, the official reason that NBC says it is cancelling Under...
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