Did a Hunter Leave a Dead Bear in Central Park to Teach New Yorkers a Lesson?

Releasing predators in Central Park play a huge role in the fantasies and rhetoric of hunters. Could one have planted a dead black bear cub scare New Yorkers? Seems like somebody with access to dead wildlife was trying to make a point.

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Obamas to Shelter Animals: Drop Dead

the Obamas sell out animal people and get another purebred dog.

Obamas get another rarified purebred dog, then try to assuage their guilt by making a donation to the local shelter.

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Seriously? Feds to shoot one of 58 endangered Mexican wolves left in wild

The new scorecard for the FWS recovery effort: 58 Mexican wolves in wild. Agents killed 13 on purpose, 18 by accident and let another 43 get killed illegally. Oh, and zero new wolves released since 2007.

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Gilibrand rushes killing geese at refuge near JFK, where they haven't hit a plane in nearly 2 years

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says we need to hurry up and kill Canada geese at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge near JFK because bird-plane strikes are up–but Canada geese haven’t hit planes there in years.

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Newt Gingrich visits zoos instead of hunting on campaign

Instead of pretending to hunt quail or varmints, Newt is pushing his lifelong love of animals and zoos.

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Wolf seminars in Midwest; crazy wolf hunting bills out west; good news for big cats

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A Republican congressman introduced a bill to allow MT and ID to manage their wolves (that is, hunt them to extinction). Meanwhile, WI and MI have wolf classes

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Should the 3% of Arizona that Hunts Control 100% of the Wildlife?

A Huge Crowd Wolf Watching in Yellowstone

Most Americans don’t realize that their wildlife is already effectively managed for and by hunters. Arizona is voting on formally giving the 5% of its citizens who hunt priority over the 31% who prefer just to watch wildlife. The measure is also dumb financially. Wildlife watchers spend $789 million in Arizona each year, while hunters only spend $322 million.

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Wiki Site Maps Protected Areas Around the Globe

The wiki map site ProtectedPlanet, which shows people what’s in protected areas around the globe, is probably the most concrete thing to come out of the 10th Convention on Biological Diversity

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Icelandic Whalers Try to Lure Tourists Onto Whaling Boats, Showcasing Organs, Meat and Guns

Iceland whaling boat tries to offer tours

Icelandic whalers fitted a big boat for whale watchers. They’ll showcase whale organs, harpoons and whale meat and hope to win over whale lover

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Mexican Wolf May Get Declared Endangered Finally

Mexican wolf. Credit: Jim Clark / USFWS

Down to about 40 wild animals, the Mexican gray wolf may get its own endangered species status, which could bring a real management plan and a less hostile reintroduction site.

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