Canada: Petition for Whales and Dolphins. USA: BLM Drops Cruel Sterilization Experiments on America’s Wild Horses.


SIGN: Pass Bill to Finally End Cruel Captivity of Whales and Dolphins

PETITION TARGET: Bardish Chagger, Canada’s House Leader and Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister

The lives of captive whales and dolphins hang in the balance as, after three years of an uphill battle, the Canadian senate has passed Bill S-203: the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act. The bill is now going to the House of Commons. We must urge them to pass this bill, which would finally end the unimaginable cruelty inflicted on intelligent, social animals forced to live in aquariums for human entertainment.

The bill was introduced by senator Wilfred Moore in 2015, but was attacked by conservative politicians for years. This is a paradigm-shifting bill  that reflects the will of the public, who no longer want to see animals tortured for profit.

These whales and dolphins are forcefully stolen from their families to live lonely, purposeless lives for our amusement. They are physically and psychologically molded to be compliant and obedient, causing tremendous damage that greatly shortens their lives. Their natural instincts are stifled as they live with a sense of isolation that few of us could comprehend.

Should this act be passed, Canada’s captive marine mammals will be sent to live in a seaside sanctuary — finally free of the stress of their current confinement.

Sign this petition to urge Canada’s house leader, as well as the president, to fully support this bill and make it a top priority to pass it into law. It’s time to take a stand to make cruel marine mammal captivity a thing of the past.

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VICTORY! BLM Drops Cruel Sterilization Experiments on America’s Wild Horses

Posted by Carly Day | November 12, 2018

After months of fighting, campaigning, and finally, a court case filed by a coalition of animal welfare groups, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced they will cancel their plans to conduct shockingly inhumane sterilization experiments on a herd of wild horses in Oregon.

The planned surgeries for Oregon’s Warm Springs herd — known as ovariectomy via colpotomy — are highly invasive procedures with great risk of complications such as prolonged bleeding, infection and premature birth or abortion.

The decision comes mere days after a US District Court Judge issued a preliminary injunction to stop the controversial research — due to begin on November 5th — pending the outcome of the court case, which he predicted would go in favor of the coalition.

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), The Cloud Foundation, and wildlife photographer Carol Walker were all plaintiffs in the case against the BLM.

LFT also strongly opposed the barbaric research, covering the issue as it progressed and hosting a petition which garnered over 18,000 signatures.

In their lawsuit, the coalition argued that the BLM was in violation of the US Constitution and three federal laws, stating that the experiments were cruel and dangerous and that the BLM hadn’t given enough consideration to more humane population control methods.

This is the second time the BLM has been forced to back out of plans to surgically remove the ovaries of wild mares. Two years ago, AWHC and TCF also successfully sued in order to get the experiments halted.

“We are gratified that the BLM has nixed these cruel experiments on federally protected horses, but it should not take two lawsuits over two years to convince a federal agency that America’s beloved wild horses deserve humane approaches to population management,” said Joanna Grossman, Ph.D., equine program manager for AWI.



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