Tag: Wildlife

Indiana Coyote Penning Investigation uncovers Brutal Practices and Illegal Activity

September 5, 2013
At Least 19 States Still Allow Cruel Bloodsport

Legally Brief: Bears are People Too

August 28, 2013
On a recent trip to Alaska, once my home for nine years, I had the chance to spend five days watching bears fish for salmon at a creek in the southeastern part of the state.

Cetacean Celebration! Why Taking Action for Animals Works

August 8, 2013
We did it! Together, with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, your action helped us prevent the import of 18 wild-caught beluga whales into U.S. theme parks like SeaWorld (in Florida, Texas, and California) and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Getting Wise about Animals: the Power of Playing

July 31, 2013
As adults, many of us long for the carefree days of childhood play. But what about nonhuman animals, do they play too? Do they have fun?

Blackfish: The Movie SeaWorld Doesn’t Want You to See

July 26, 2013

Sign up now to follow ALDF’s work fighting for justice for these innocent orcas! Many people look back on their childhood and remember places like SeaWorld with fondness. They think…

How to Promote Homeland Security? Serve Justice and Fire Olson

July 15, 2013
Recently a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) center distributed a counter-terrorism bulletin to law enforcement regarding an online petition on the advocacy website Change.org.

Freedom for Bears at Chief Saunooke Bear Park

July 12, 2013
Great news has trickled out of North Carolina: Eleven bears have been removed from terrible conditions in gladiator-style bear pits and now inhabit a new sanctuary home.

Wild Monkeys Safe From Trapping in 2013

January 31, 2013

Animal Protection Groups Concerned About Future For immediate release Contact:Megan Backus, ALDF (Photo by Anne Hamilton) OCALA, FL — The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and Animal Rights Foundation of…

Last Chance To Donate To Our 2012 Annual Fund Drive

July 31, 2012

This July you may have have heard about the three animals who ALDF attorneys are dedicated to winning justice for. As a part of our 2012 Annual Fund Drive, we…

Theodore the Raccoon: A Case Study for Helping Injured Wildlife

July 2, 2012

Theodore is the impromptu name my friends and I gave to a raccoon sullenly limping through downtown Berkeley last Friday night. But he wasn’t just limping – he slogged forward…

The Splendor and Travail of Elephant Seals

February 14, 2011
At this time of year, elephant seals gather on the beach at Año Nuévo State Park, on the central California coast, to give birth and to mate. The sheer bulk of these magnificent beings -- males are 16 to 18 feet long and can weigh 2.5 tons -- makes them seem almost invulnerable.

Chicago’s Coyotes

December 13, 2010
I was amazed to see a story on NPR.org about Chicago's urban coyote population patrolling the city streets. While animal advocates have fought for years to protect coyotes from inhumane traps and poisons, the City of Chicago has chosen to take the higher ground and coexist with these beautiful animals.

A Hero to Chicago’s Ducks

August 16, 2010
On a recent trip to Chicago, I took time to take a walk through the city's Millennium Park downtown. Passing through one section of the park I saw a man carrying a net, usually used for scooping fish out of water, and peering through the cracks in the boardwalk we were on. Curious, and admittedly a bit skeptical, I asked him what he was looking for. The answer? Ducklings.

Long Road to Recovery for Gulf Wildlife

July 19, 2010
How do the latest developments in the Gulf affect the animals living there?

In the Wake of the Oil Spill

June 21, 2010
An eyewitness account of the Gulf Coast.

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