Archive for March 2nd, 2011

Groups hope African Lions can be protected under the US Endangered Species Act

A coalition of wildlife organizations are pushing for protections from the US Endangered Species Act for the dwindling population of African Lions. The groups include some members of the Hall of Fame of animal welfare and protection  РInternational Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI), Born Free USA, Born Free Foundation and Defenders of Wildlife.

PR Newswire is reporting the population of these great animals has declined by nearly half over the last two decades, as a result of “retaliatory killings, loss of habitat, over-exploitation by recreational trophy hunters and commercial trade, disease, and other human-caused and natural factors.”

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Cats can just have a bad day – as is evident in this story

I didn’t quite know what to make of this story and as I began to read it, I feared it might have a sad or troubling ending. It doesn’t. This story which ran on the Log Cabin Democrat (Conway, Ark.) website is simply about a crazy cat who was pissed at some unknown problem in its life.

A homeowner called 911 because a cat was trying to break into her home – a feline described as acting “crazy.”

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