Animal Welfare Stories

  • USGS Seeks More Funding for Big-Game Migration Mapping A four-year project to map big-game routes throughout the West will end without additional funds from Congress – at least for now. Since 2018, the United States Geological Survey has mapped wildlife migration corridors using radio collaring of big-game species, such as mule deer, pronghorn and moose. […]
  • PETA Calls on Feds to Stop Approving “Humane” Labels on Meat Government labels on meat products that say "humane" or "raised in a stress-free environment" are meaningless, according to some animal-rights groups, because the feds don't verify the companies' practices on the ground. The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has […]
  • Wildlife Rehabilitator: Lead Ammo Poses Risks for WI Wildlife The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is considering a ban on lead ammunition on several national wildlife refuges, a move some wildlife advocates want to see replicated at the state level in Wisconsin. Mark Naniot, director of wildlife rehabilitation for Rhinelander-based Wild Instincts, explained […]
  • USDA’s Wildlife Services Killed More Than 400,000 Native Wildlife in 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report on its wildlife killing program, which aims to reduce the loss of livestock to carnivores, suggests the agency is continuing its preference for lethal management. More than 404,000 wild animals were killed in their natural habitat last […]
  • NM Summit Works to Solve Safe Passage for People, Wildlife Shrinking wildlife habitat puts big-game animals at greater risk of colliding with cars and trucks, and has led to the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan to be discussed today in Albuquerque. The plan identifies wildlife-vehicle collision hot spots posing a particularly high risk to the traveling […]
  • Crossing to Safety Endangers Animals, People A Wildlife Corridors Action Plan for New Mexico identifies 11 priority "safe passage" projects, such as underpasses and overpasses, to improve driver safety and connect more natural habitat for the state's native wildlife. Garrett Vene Klasen, director of northern conservation for the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, said the state […]
  • A Christmas Eve Memorial for Florida Manatees A record number of manatees have died this year, more than a thousand, and conservation groups warn hundreds more will die from starvation and illness, the result of Florida's toxic sewage and polluted waters. At a memorial service today in Port St. John, participants are encouraged to wear […]
  • Advocates Make Case for Expanding Main Street Meat Lockers Advocates for independent rural farmers are urging state lawmakers to beef up mom-and-pop meat processing and storage capacity using American Rescue Plan dollars. Johnathan Hladik, policy director at the Center for Rural Affairs, said local producers need alternatives to JBS and Tyson, and investing in main-street […]