Category Archives: Trapping

Wolverines: Quest to protect magnificent mustelid continues

News flash: Climate change imperils wolverines and Feds must act! That’s the recent headline from ABC news, reporting on court proceedings in Missoula, Montana. On Monday, April 4th, “U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ordered wildlife officials to act as quickly … Continue reading

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Channel your inner wolverine!

Happy Wolverine Birthday! According to the Wolverine Foundation, February 14th is the day designated to symbolically mark the birth of wolverine kits. They come into the world under five inches long, weighing 3.5-5.11 ounces, and covered in white fur. They … Continue reading

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Win a few, lose a few: Animal fighting, commercial breeding get another pass

Seventy percent of U.S. adults have a favorable opinion of the animal protection movement–so says recent research–which leads me to think that the other 30% serve in the Montana legislature. Animals lost what should have been a couple of slam-dunks during the … Continue reading

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Wilderness is an animal rights issue

“I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness…I wish to make an extreme statement, if so I may make an emphatic one, for there are enough champions of civilization… what I have been preparing to say … Continue reading

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Speciesism: If you aren’t angry, you aren’t paying attention

If you aren’t angry, it’s possible that you aren’t concerned about speciesism. If you are concerned about speciesism but you’re not angry, you probably aren’t paying attention. Because lordy, speciesism is everywhere and so thoroughly normalized that it’s invisible in plain … Continue reading

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Let slip the dogs of war: Wolf slaughter is afoot

Cry “Havoc!” There will be blood…and it will be wolf blood. Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) has hired a killer to slaughter two wolf packs within the federally-protected Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. This is congressionally-designated, captital-W wilderness, certainly … Continue reading

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Hunter kills companion dog: “I thought it was a wolf”

It wasn’t hard to see this tragedy coming. Really, it was just a matter of time–not if it would happen, but when. A Missoula, Montana man went skiing on Sunday, Nov. 17th (2013) with his three canine companions– malamutes all–and … Continue reading

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Hey Chicago–animal suffering lies behind that scenic splendor

Dear Chicago: We need to talk. You can trust me–I’m practically a native daughter. Heck, from my hometown in Indiana, we can look across Lake Michigan and see your skyline (well, on a clear day). I’m a Cubs fan, ’nuff said! But … Continue reading

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The wolverine: one gnarly dude…who needs our help

Updated 7/5/14: Politics trumps science; USFWS  reverses ESA listing proposal – here. Leaked FWS memo is here. Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the stinkiest, snarliest, gnarliest, wildest of them all? Why, Gulo gulo–the amazing wolverine–of course! And the gnarly little … Continue reading

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Wielding words for animal rights: Rapping, religion & blogging

Do you ever suffer from weariness of words? I do. Words piled on words. Remember when Polonius–attempting to determine if Lord Hamlet had gone mad–asked him what he was reading? “Words, words, words,” was Hamlet’s crafty reply. So many words. Too … Continue reading

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