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Nigeria Plans To Build Superhighway Threatening 300 Critically Endangered Gorillas

One of the last rainforests in Nigeria is being threatened with the production of the Nigerian Superhighway.

The highway was proposed by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State in Nigeria who plans to build the superhighway right through the middle of the state.

If built, this highway will not only destroy hundreds of thousands of acres of ancestral forests, it will devastate the remaining and critically endangered 300 Cross River gorillas who call this rainforest home.

The superhighway would also be destroying a national park, will leave hundreds of indigenous communities homeless, and will demolish the last of the Cross river gorillas as well as other threatened wildlife species such as chimpanzees, forest elephants and pangolins who live in the rainforest as well.

The Ekuri people have managed this land for thousands of years and are standing their ground to protect their Ancestral land and the wildlife that lives there.

We must stand with them and the animals who need our help to protect their home and existence.

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Virginia Range Horses In Nevada Need Placement Before It’s Too Late!

The horses in this picture as well as many more of the Virginia Range horse herd in Nevada are currently in need of placement.

These horses are managed by the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the cooperative efforts of the department and various qualified non-profit horse groups.

The department manages the horses using fertility control, however some of the horses spread out into the outskirts of urban areas and onto busy highways. Those that present a clear and continuing danger to motorists, and that return to busy areas after relocation attempts, do have to be removed.

Per state law the Department is permitted to work with qualified non-profits to facilitate the proper and humane placement of the horses that have been picked up. State law also requires the Department to dispose of any horses that are not placed within a proscribed time at the livestock sale. Therefore every effort is being made by all parties to get these horses placed.

This means that horses that do to get placed will end up being sold to kill buyers and sent to slaughter.

Adoption fees typically are $125.00. Adjustments can be made for out of state adopters who have to pay for Coggins and health certificates for interstate travel.

For more information please contact Chris Senko via Email or telephone 775-847-7114.

To see a full list of horses available for adoption and how to adopt, please CLICK HERE.

“These are wild mustangs, and extreme caution needs to be in place, some of these horses are older and can and will be extremely dangerous to novice horse people. I do not believe in adopting wild mustangs and feel they should be left in the wild! Put up fences, give them a water source far from the roads and human intervention, let them roam free. These are a symbol of the old west. They should be respected and cared for from a distance. If someone can adopt the whole herd and relocate them to 10,000 acres or more and keep the herd in tack, that would be the best possible outcome for these wild horses”

-Lisa Brown, 399 horse wrangler in the Teamster union for film.

GREAT BARRIER REEF “WORLD ANIMAL NEWS”

After news broke about the mass coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, World Animal News was eager to get to the bottom of this massive environmental problem, to find out if one of the greatest wonders of the world is really going extinct after 25 million years.

World Animal News’ Katie Cleary, traveled to Australia to research and collect footage on the Great Barrier Reef, to further educate the public on it’s condition.

Footage obtained by World Animal News in Australia is evidence that the Great Barrier Reef is still alive. Although there has been coral bleaching along the northern section of the reef, there is still a large percentage of coral reef that is thriving. We must still be vigilant in the protection and preservation of the reef for future generations.

Coral bleaching occurs as a result of several factors; warming water, cyclones, water acidification caused by climate change, and the Crown of Thorns starfish which preys on and destroys coral.

It is important that we act now to save the Great Barrier Reef before coral bleaching takes a turn for the worst. The Great Barrier Reef is home to thousands of marine life and large sections of it in the southern region have escaped from coral bleaching, with the northern region being the hardest hit.

It is not too late for Australia and the rest of the world to imply stronger and better regulations to protect the Great Barrier Reef for the future of our planet.

PRESENTING THE ANTI-DOG & CAT MEAT BILL IN D.C.

On September 14th 2016, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings hosted a briefing in Washington D.C. to pass crucial legislation in order to end the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China and across Asia.

Joining Hastings at the briefing were; Dr. Peter Li, China Policy Advisor at Humane Society International and Associate Professor at East Asian Politics of the University of Houston-Downton, Andrea Gung, Executive Director and Founder of Duo Duo – Compassion Beyond Borders, Marc Ching, Founder of the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, and Valarie Ianniello, Director of Operations of the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation, as well as Lisa Vanderpump and John Sessa of The Vanderpump Dog Foundation.

The group of advocates are fighting hard to end the horrific dog meat industry. They presented House Resolution 752 to end China’s dog meat festival to a room full of lawmakers and animal advocates.

Following the presentation, Marc Ching, Valarie Ianniello, Katie Cleary and attorney Nick Sackett, held a meeting with congressman Hastings in D.C. to discuss the U.S. Anti-Dog & Cat meat bill that they are currently working on, presented by the legislative group, Social Compassion in Legislation.


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A Big Ring For A Big Problem!

We’re excited to announce our new Peace 4 Animals “Elephant Conservation Ring” Designed by: Global Guardian Designs & Fia Perera.

A portion of the proceeds will go towards Peace 4 Animals’ Project Endangered Species, to protect endangered African Elephants through our anti-poaching partners on the ground in Africa. 🙏💞🐘
The elephant ring is sterling silver .925 with sapphire gemstones for eyes.

Help us save the last of our elephants in Africa, as one elephant gets killed every 15 mins.

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Santa Clarita Sand Fire

On July 23, 2016, Santa Clarita was hit with the devastating Sand Fire that spread rapidly and called for an urgent evacuation of thousands of homes, people and their animals. Many animal sanctuaries and horse owners had to evacuate because the fire was quickly approaching. As the wind changed directions, so did the fire and it headed straight towards The Monte Verde Ranch and their 140 horses, along with The Wildlife Way Station, who’s 450 wild and exotic animals had to be safely evacuated. Just a few of the many sanctuaries who had to evacuate all of their rescued animals.

As the fire continued to grow and more animals were in desperate need of evacuation, colleges, sanctuaries, animal control centers and shelters began opening their doors and allowing animals who needed temporary homes to be boarded at their facilities, ensuring their safety.

After several daunting days, the fire was 100% contained, leaving 38,346 acres of land that burned in its path. The animals who were brought to temporary boarding facilities have been transported back home safely.

For Animal Evacuation and Disaster Relief Updates
PLEASE VISIT: www.WorldAnimalNews.com 

VICTORY!!! Humane Education Resolution Passes CA State Assembly!

Thanks to the incredible efforts of Judie Mancuso, founder of Social Compassion in Legislation, whose board members include, Katie Cleary and Simone Reyes, as well as the support from Jane Velez-Mitchell and respected assembly member Matt Dabaneh, an extremely important program has been adopted by the California State Assembly, which is labeled as the Humane Education Program.

“The Humane Education program seeks to prevent violence by teaching empathy, compassion, and respect for animals, and helps our students develop into caring and responsible citizens. In addition to the ethical and civic importance of Humane Education, encouraging a greater awareness about animals, nature, and their contributions towards our environment, economy, culture, and lives is invaluable,” says State Assembly member Dababneh.

The primary goals of Humane Education are to promote an understanding of the sociological and psychological dimensions of animal abuse, and cultivate empathy and compassion for animals.

“If we can educate our children on such important issues to protect the future of our planet, we can make our planet a more compassionate place for all living beings,” states Katie Cleary. “What our kids learn in school becomes embedded in their language, and is reflected in their actions towards the people and animals around them. It’s time we teach our students a more compassionate future!”

This is a monumental success in the State of California. The next step is to implement this program into all 50 states.

To learn more about this Bill and other animal welfare legislation, CLICK HERE to visit our animal welfare partner Social Compassion In Legislation. 

Peace 4 Animals Collaborates With FTLA Apparel To Make Compassion The Fashion!

Peace 4 Animals teamed up with FTLA (for the love of animals) apparel, to design custom t-shirts to help save endangered species and support a compassionate and ethical lifestyle.

15% of each purchase will be donated to Peace 4 Animals which will directly fund wildlife and endangered species conservation campaigns.

All of the new Peace 4 Animals styles are eco-friendly and vegan. Included in this new line are comfy t-shirts, tanks, and pullovers that are designed to make you look good and feel even better giving back.

These one of a kind designs are available for both men and women and are specially made in non-toxic water based ink.

To purchase your Peace 4 Animals & FTLA “Make Compassion The Fashion” apparel  CLICK HERE

LA Green Festival

Peace 4 Animals and World Animal News is excited to be attending the LA Green Festival on September 16-18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The Green Festival is America’s largest and longest running sustainability and green living event. The festival brings together non- profit organizations and companies who share the same mission of living on a sustainable planet and protecting the environment and species who inhabit it. 

Peace 4 Animals & World Animal News will have a table set up were festival attendees can learn more about our work.

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World Animal News will be hosting the Animal Defenders Panel during the festival where influential Speakers such as: Alison Eastwood, Simone Reyes, Jane Velez Mitchell, Judie Mancuso, Kip Anderson, Moby, as well as many others will address important topics and discuss the incredible work that they are doing to help save animals’ lives. 

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the LA Green Festival.
We hope to see you there!

Baby Elephant Dies At Ringling Bros. Breeding Center

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POLK CITY, FL – Mike, the youngest elephant resident at Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation (a breeding center) in Polk City, has died from the elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV).

Final necropsy results are in progress, but officials preliminary results along with blood tests suggest that the virus was the cause of death.

          

Dr. Ashley Settles, the director of Ringling Bros. veterinary care: "No one knows why the virus manifests this way in some elephants, since most elephants harbor the virus and never become ill. Mike only began to show the slightest of symptoms on Saturday and was eating and drinking well as late as Sunday afternoon, but the illness progressed very rapidly. As soon as symptoms began we started treating him, but by Monday morning there was nothing more anyone could do to prevent his passing."

The elephant was born at the breeding center on June 27, 2013 to parents also born there. Mike was the first elephant to die of EEHV at the center, which has experienced 26 endangered Asian elephant births since 1995.

                                                            

The Center for Elephant Conservation (CEC) is a 200-acre breeding farm and retirement facility for elephants that is sponsored by Feld Entertainment, the holding company and owner of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. The CEC is the largest Asian elephant gene pool outside of Southeast Asia. The center failed a USDA inspection under the Animal Welfare Act due to its restraint policy in 1999. At least one case of TB was noted during the inspection.

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