Day: August 7, 2018

USA: Trump Intends To Weaken The Endangered Species Act – Take Action.



Dear Mark,

Extinction is forever. If we lose the polar bear… the manatee… the orca whale… the sage grouse… the bearded sealwe will never get them back.

Yet the Trump administration just announced alarming plans to dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act — a landmark law with an astonishing 99% success rate that has been a literal lifesaver for hundreds of species on the brink of extinction.


Trump’s plan is a devastating blow for threatened wildlife. They don’t have a voice to fight back — but we do. Right now, the Interior and Commerce Departments are accepting comments from the public on this disastrous plan.

We need your help to mobilize a massive public outcry that will let President Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke know we’re watching them — and we will not stop fighting to protect threatened and endangered species.

TAKE ACTION: Submit an official comment calling on the Trump administration to reverse course and save the Endangered Species Act.

Make no mistake: This is the biggest attack on the Endangered Species Act in decades. The very agencies that are charged with saving imperiled species are trying to gut the law’s bedrock protections. The proposed rollbacks would:

  • Make it more difficult to extend protections to threatened species, delaying lifesaving action until a species’ population is so small it may be challenging or impossible to save
  • Exempt climate change from key parts of the law, making it more difficult to protect the polar bear, the bearded seal, and many other imperiled species that are impacted by the effects of climate change
  • Require economic factors to be analyzed when deciding if a species should be saved
  • Make it easier for companies to build roads, pipelines, mines, and other industrial projects in critical habitat areas that are essential to imperiled species’ survival

The Trump administration is giving its friends in the drilling, mining, and logging industries the green light to destroy fragile wildlife habitats and drive our most threatened species to the brink of extinction, just to bolster corporate polluter profits.

Tell them you won’t stand for it. Submit a comment calling on Secretary Zinke, Secretary Ross, and President Trump to halt their attacks on the Endangered Species Act.

The bald eagle, the humpback whale, and the grizzly bear are just a few of the hundreds of iconic species saved by the ESA. It’s no wonder that an overwhelming majority of Americans support the law and want their elected officials to protect it.

At NRDC, we’ve led the fight to add imperiled animals and plants to the Endangered Species List, and we’ve successfully defended vulnerable wildlife like humpback whales and rusty patched bumble bees in court.

Now, we’re fighting tirelessly to protect the Endangered Species Act itself from the Trump administration’s attacks. And if necessary, we’ll take Trump and his allies to court to save the ESA.

But we can’t do it alone. Please join our fight today by calling on the Trump administration to save the ESA — and the countless species whose lives depend on it — while we still can.

Thank you for standing with us at this critical time.


Rhea Suh
President, NRDC


EU: A factory of animal slavery !


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The currently extremely hot temperatures make the already burdening animal transports for many cattle, sheep and goats a torture. Despite maladministration in transporting animals to third countries for years, especially during the hot summer months, long-distance transports to countries outside the EU are still authorized and implemented.


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And that, although it has long been known, that the EU Transport Ordinance is regularly violated. In addition, as in previous years, the situation is getting worse as a result of long waiting times at the border in the heat – as is currently the case on the Turkish-Bulgarian border.

“There is an immediate need for action on the part of the German Federal Government: at these extreme temperatures and as long as it is not ensured that European animal welfare standards are met, live animal transports may no longer be handled,” claims Thomas Schröder, President of the German Animal Welfare Association. It is also high time that the EU Transport Regulation is revised, including an international limitation of animal transport to eight hours. “In the long term, it must be the goal to stop transporting live animals, but to slaughter at the nearest slaughterhouse and carry out chilled meat or semen instead of breeding animals,” said Schröder.

Tierquälerland DeutschlandAnimal torturers land Germany: 13 million pigs end up in the garbage every year! An other evidence of the total failure of the Common EU Agricultural Policy”!


“Extreme situation at Turkish-Bulgarian border”

According to the Eurogroup for Animals, a truck with 57 cattle from France and the Czech Republic was currently waiting for days at the Turkish-Bulgarian border without water or food supplies at temperatures above 35 degrees. Cases like this are not an isolated case. Especially in the warm summer months it comes in the vans to temperatures above 35 degrees. These extreme climatic conditions and the situation at the Turkish-Bulgarian border with hours to days of waiting, without adequate care of the animals, leads to unnecessary suffering in the animals. Serious violations of the EU Transport Regulation have thus long been the order of the day. The laws of the Regulation are not respected until the destination, as the European Court of Justice ruled in its judgment in 2015.

In September 2017, the serious abuses at this border crossing were documented by the EU Commission, but without consequences – the situation for the animals is unchanged.


tiertransporte-kuhSlavery still exists..

My best regards, Venus