Oct 12, 2021

Point Reyes #National Seashore, USA(California): Save Tule #Elk from cattle killers and their cohorts at the National Park Service ( #NPS )

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From: In Defense of Animals (IDA) <idainfo@idausa.org>
Date: Tue, Oct 12, 2021, 10:01 AM
Subject: GRAPHIC - Saving Tule Elk From Cruelty
The real reason for murdering Tule elk
In Defense of Animals

Tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore are dying and need your help!

At the behest of local for-profit beef and dairy operations, the National Park Service erected a 3-mile long, 8-foot-tall fence. It confines half the remaining elk at the 71,000-acre Seashore to a tiny 2,600-acre parcel of drought-stricken Tomales Point.

Over 406 Tule elk have been killed in just 10 years of National Park Service mismanagement.

Tule elk are dying of starvation and thirst. They are struggling for their lives.


Donate today and fund our fight to free them from deadly confinement!


We have been coordinating water drops to save the drought-stricken Tule elk. But the Park Service has been actively removing water brought in for elk dying of thirst.

There can be no exceptions: Tule elk and other wild animals must be allowed to roam all of Point Reyes National Seashore.

There's no other option:
We must free the Tule Elk!



Donate $25 today to join our fight!

Marilyn Kroplick, MD


Marilyn Kroplick, M.D.
In Defense of Animals

P.S. Your urgently-needed donation will deliver water to suffering Tule elk, and fight to liberate the elk from deadly imprisonment and the firing squad. Donate $25 today to make a difference!

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Europe: Saving the #climate with #agriculture - Webinar Recap

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From: Annemarie Botzki - WeMove Europe <info@wemove.eu>
Date: Sat, Oct 9, 2021, 2:10 AM
Subject: Saving the climate with agriculture - Webinar Recap

You might remember that we suffered a loss a few months ago when EU leaders signed the bad agriculture deal – A deal that funds industrial farms that use huge amounts of pesticides. But that didn't stop us!
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It sparked so much hope in me to connect with the WeMove Europe community from across the continent and together learn about the power and potential of regenerative agriculture.

You might remember that we suffered a loss a few months ago when EU leaders signed the bad agriculture deal – A deal that funds industrial farms that use huge amounts of pesticides. [1] But that didn't stop us!

350 of us came together to work on an alternative to this bad deal. In an inspiring webinar, we found out: yes – we can restore fertility to our soils, save animals from extinction and fight climate change. The solutions are out there and many people are already working on them. 

In case you missed the webinar, or you joined and want to have another look, please find the link here:

Screenshot of webinar video, text Saving the Climate with Agriculture

We heard from Fabio Volkmann from Climate Farmers and Nick Jacobs from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food). Links to their presentation are available above.

Illustration of how carbon is stored in soils, taken from presentation

Book, Links and Studies: We made a collection of the links that were shared by you and the speakers.

Many of us are worried that industrial agriculture will continue fueling the climate crisis, degrade our soil, and kill animals like bees, butterflies, and birds.

But the speakers helped us understand: Farms and fields can be turned into spots of hope for our birds and bees. We can imagine large trees that house thousands of insects and protect our soil and water. Trees can absorb huge amounts of climate heating gases and farmers could actually make a decent living by farming in a regenerative way.

But do enough people know about this enormous potential? Now we want to take this idea one step further, share it with communities across Europe and put this idea on the desks of EU decision makers! Stay tuned.

Annemarie Botzki and the WeMove Europe team


[1] https://www.birdlife.org/europe-and-central-asia/news/press-release-bad-CAP-Deal-kill-nature_25June2021


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USA: 10/1/21 Letter from an American

Every level-headed Republican should read this and act. 

Letters from an American 

Oct 9, 2021

Europe & beyond: No one owns #nature

David - WeMove Europe <info@wemove.eu> wrote:
Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 5:48 AM
Subject: No one owns nature

Agricultural giants could change the future of our food forever. They are fencing off our natural world for their own profit by claiming ownership of dozens of crops – like the barley used to make beer. All because a few loopholes in European law are ripe for exploitation. [1]

Today, access to seeds means any farmer can grow the food we need. But if these plans go ahead, agricultural giants will open the flood gates to stealing away something no one should own – our natural world. They'll control who can grow and the costs – destroying the futures of thousands of family farmers. [2]

If this isn't on the agenda when officials meet in two weeks, our chance to close these dangerous loopholes could pass by. But the good news is: we knew this would happen and we're prepared to act. To do that, we'll have to make a big splash.

So, imagine this. Our partners deliver crops of barley they've grown across European farms this year to the meeting – showing how many depend on the seeds. It causes a stir in the meeting as the officials discuss the stunt. Then, a video explaining the growth and importance of these seeds goes online. Adverts ensure it features all over social media.

We can dominate workplace conversations for weeks. The officials won't be able to avoid it, resolving loopholes will be back on the agenda.

How about itare you in? If we are going to ensure these loopholes are closed, we need the resources to act fast.

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When in May 2020 the European Patent Office accepted that conventionally-bred plants are not for anyone to own, it was a big step forward. [3] But the agricultural giants haven't given up the fight to take control of our food.

Back then, we won because we showed the true scale of opposition, working with our partners at No Patents on Seeds. Now, as the danger of loopholes has flown under the radar, they're asking for our help in launching it onto the agenda.

As a small dedicated group, they know they can't meet this moment alone. Luckily, we are a community of over a million people who never shy away from meeting moments like this head-on.

We've worked out the costs, and need €16,148 to pull this off. With that money we can fund:

  1. Hiring a videographer to capture the delivery stunt in person as well as interview those affected.
  2. Producing a short video with the footage and advertising it all over the internet in these weeks, connecting with as many employees as possible at the office with the power to make this decision.
  3. Reaching out to top European media outlets to secure coverage on the issue and increase the voices pressuring decision-makers.

There's no doubt about it, the agricultural giants have deep pockets. You can bet they'll be pouring those resources into this fight. But, if we move together we can make great things happen. If every one of us who reads this right now gives just a little, we could match them blow for blow.

So, if you think that nature shouldn't be for anyone to own, will you chip in now to get this plan off the ground?

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Thanks for being part of this,
David (London), Annemarie (Berlin), Thomas (Brussels) and the WeMove Europe team


[1] https://www.no-patents-on-seeds.org/en/publications/report2021
[2] If granted ownership over our seeds, agricultural giants will go to any length to squeeze out profit from family farms. We've seen it happen already in the United States: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/feb/12/monsanto-sues-farmers-seed-patents
[3] https://www.epo.org/law-practice/case-law-appeals/communications/2020/20200514.html


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Oct 7, 2021

San Rafael CA & USA: How to Make This Halloween Safe for Wildlife

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From: Ellyn Weisel, WildCare <wildcare@discoverwildcare.org>
Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2021, 10:00 AM
Subject: How to Make This Halloween Safe for Wildlife

October 7, 2021
Halloween Decorations Can Be Dangerous for Wildlife!
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For this Western Screech Owl, a family's outdoor Halloween decorations weren't just scary, they were life-threatening!

A Marin Humane officer responded to a call from homeowners saying that their artificial spider web had ensnared an accidental victim.

Upon arrival at the home, the officer found the owl hanging upside down and blinking. He gently snipped the bird out of the web, and brought him, panting with stress and still wrapped in filament, to WildCare.

Another patient, a pigeon, was found at Fisherman's Wharf also wrapped in fake spiderwebbing. He had a tightly wound piece of filament caught around his foot that required medical care in the Wildlife Hospital.

WildCare's Wildlife Hospital treats dozens of different animals for entanglement injuries every year.

We know that the very next patient admitted could also have something spooky or spangly snarled around his body. This is a dangerous time of year for wildlife.
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Become a Wildlife Ambassador Program Volunteer!
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Wildlife Ambassador volunteers educate the public on how to live well with wildlife, and they provide care for our educational animals at WildCare. These animals can no longer survive in the wild and they now serve as ambassadors for their species.

These volunteers participate in educational presentations, school programs, events and more, as well as performing enrichment and husbandry for our Wildlife Ambassadors.

This incredible opportunity is available to applicants 18 or older who can commit to a four-hour weekend shift once per week. Interested volunteers must attend an orientation, complete the application, and go through an interview process to determine fit.

We will be hosting an orientation and informational session on Oct 13th, so start your application and RSVP by going to bit.ly/WCAmbApp.
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