What the hell is wrong with people????????
What the hell is wrong with people????????
From the page: "There were once 1,000 seals in the mudflats of the Tees but there were none living there at all by the 1930s. However seals returned to the wider area in the 1960s although it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that the first harbour seal pup in more than 100 years was spotted actually in the estuary."
What the hell!
From the page: " If you've been hoping a butterfly would land on your nose and pass along good luck this summer, your chances are slim. Much of North Carolina's butterfly population has been depleted because of a tough end of winter.
That's the situation according to Harry LeGrand, zoologist with the N.C. Natural Heritage Program and author of 'Butterflies in North Carolina.' Past drop-offs in population were attributed to drought, though not this year, LeGrand said. The cold, snowy beginning of March wreaked havoc on the initial butterfly brood, or generation."
From the page: "Tina-Lee Yates of Ngati Tara hapu, Parapara Marae, Taipa says, "From an iwi perspective we do not condone any cruelty to seals. These animals are absolutely protected. This is the time of year when young seals are being weaned by their mothers, as a result they turn up on beaches around this area. If anyone has information about this incident or considers any seal to be in danger, please contact the Department of Conservation on 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).""
From the page: "'As part of our strategy to increase the genetic robustness of this population, we are
committed to strategic releases that improve the diversity in the gene pool while increasing the number of breeding wolves in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area,' said Benjamin Tuggle, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Southwest Regional Director. 'This release into the Gila Wilderness is another step that helps us reach our goal of a self-sustaining wild wolf
From the page: "Biologists have long worried that mountain lions were in-breeding because they were cut off from other lions in the areas around Simi Valley and further north.
Caltrans also said the bridge would cut down on the number of accidents involving motorists and wildlife making the road safer for drivers."
From the page: "Kenya Wildlife Service rangers have killed one suspected poacher and recovered four elephant tusks in Tsavo West National Park.
Five other poachers fled leaving behind an M16 rifle, two AK47 magazines, an axe, three saucepans and six five litre water jerry cans.
The poachers had already killed a 45-year-old elephant near the water pan and were in the process of removing its tusks. "
From the page: "'Rodents, like cats, they are predators,' said Thomas J. Ka'iakapu, Kauai wildlife manager for the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. 'If we could remove them from the island that would be the right thing to do.'"
From the page: "With vociferous boos echoing in the room and calls for changes to the Utah Wildlife Board, its members narrowly voted Tuesday to uphold a decision they made in June to allow the first sport and depredation crow hunts in the state."
From the page: "'Most people are shocked to learn that it is legal to kill coyotes, foxes, bobcats, and other wildlife as part of a contest or tournament for prizes and 'recreational fun',' said Camilla Fox, founder and executive director of Project Coyote. 'They're even more shocked to learn that hundreds of such contests take place each year in the U.S. killing thousands of wild animals.' Project Coyote is currently leading an effort to ban wildlife-killing contests in California."
From the page: "Four peregrine falcons - including three chicks - have been poisoned in their nest, in the latest case in a series of attacks to shock RSPB officers.
The birds had made their home on a steep crag at Dyffryn Nantlle, in Gwynedd, North Wales. It is thought they were killed with contaminated bait."
From the page: "The Portuguese government has made the mistreatment of animals a crime.
Those who inflict pain or cause suffering to a dog, cat, bird or other domestic animal may be sentenced to up to one year in jail. If the animal dies or is seriously injured, the person responsible will spend two years behind bars."
From the page: "A California judge has struck down plans for oil drilling near Pinnacles National Park, saying county officials failed to account for the numerous environmental risks of the drilling project when they approved it. "
From the page: "She is the fourth horse to be put down just seven days into the season, and the second one on Friday alone. Another horse was fatally injured in the seventh race.
Last year, nine or ten horses were euthanized after leg injuries. This year's season runs until September."
From the page: "O'Connor explained to me that in the last 9 years, at least four people in Fort Chip have been diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, a generally-very-rare cancer of the liver’s bile ducts. (The exact number of cases in Fort Chip is in dispute.) Under normal circumstances, about 1 in 200,000 people develop Cholangiocarcinoma. It would be unusual for a community the size of Fort Chip (with about 1000 people) to have any cases at all. O'Connor says that government officials have been lax about seeking an explanation for why so many cases of this unusual cancer have occurred in Fort Chip."
From the page: "Fearing for the safety of his two children, a Father shot and killed a 5-month old, 30 pound, female mountain lion kitten last Saturday, in a rural area just south of Chadron, Nebraska.
According to his statement, the man spotted the young lion crouching in the grass 20-yards from his home while his two young children were playing outside on the patio.
He retrieved his rifle and approached the lion. He then shot the young lion when it stood but did not flee."
From the page: "Tens of millions, possibly billions, of birds die every year after accidentally flying into homes and offices across North America. Producer Natalie Yuravlivker spoke with three researchers who are studying the causes of, and possible solutions to, this growing problem. For information about what you can do to minimize bird collisions, click here."
From the page: "The sale of wild birds is on the rise in Rangamati district, as the authorities concerned turn a blind eye to the illegal practice.
It is an open secret that wild birds are being caught and sold rampantly. But in the absence of proper initiatives by the forest department, unscrupulous poachers and traders have been doing brisk business."
From the page: ""We hope that this will be a deterrent" to other poachers, parks spokesman Reynold Thakhuli said."