Apr 13, 2021

Online: From NhRP - New vegan innovation by our corporate partner Hourglass 💋🙋🐘🐞

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From: Nonhuman Rights Project <info@nonhumanrights.org>
Date: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 11:01 AM
Subject: New vegan innovation by our corporate partner Hourglass
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The NhRP congratulates our cruelty-free corporate partner Hourglass Cosmetics for the launch of their 100% vegan red lipstick. Confession Red 0 is formulated with their patent-pending replacement for carmine—the beauty industry's standard red pigment produced from crushed female insects.   

It can take up to 1,000 crushed female cochineal beetles to create the vibrant red hue in a typical tube of lipstick. Through several years of research and development, Hourglass has innovated on the beauty staple as part of its ongoing commitment to protect nonhuman beings.

The cruelty-free luxury beauty brand has been a corporate partner of the Nonhuman Rights Project since 2017. While at first glance, our partnership may seem unlikely, it is rooted in a deep mutual commitment to protecting animals from harm caused by human beings and human institutions. Both the NhRP and Hourglass employ bold strategies for changing a status quo that views and treats nonhuman animals as "things." We are aligned in our perseverance against perceived obstacles to achieving the changes we seek and hope to inspire our supporters and fans to join us in seeking them.

Since the start of our partnership, Hourglass has donated 1% of all profits from their online store to the NhRP. Of their cruelty-free mission, Hourglass says, "We will continue working towards change because we believe in seeing eye to eye with animals ... We will stay true to our mission until they are protected in the beauty industry and beyond."

Shop Hourglasscomestics.com and they will donate 1% of profits to the NhRP. 

If you'd like to learn more about our partnership with Hourglass or if you run or work for an organization that is interested in supporting the NhRP's unique and vital mission through partnership, please reach out to me at msuzuki@nonhumanrights.org.

Thank you,
Mickey Suzuki
Development Director, the NhRP

Working for the recognition and protection of fundamental rights for nonhuman animals.

The Nonhuman Rights Project
5195 NW 112th Terrace
Coral Springs, FL 33076
United States

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Mar 31, 2021

USA: Help Get Cyanide Bombs Out of the Wild

Black bear

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From: Kierán Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity <bioactivist@biologicaldiversity.org>
Date: Tue, Mar 30, 2021, 4:32 AM
Subject: Help Get Cyanide Bombs Out of the Wild
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We won't stop fighting for a nationwide ban of M-44 cyanide bombs.
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Black bear


A black bear in the wild is lured by a sweet scent — then triggers a device that sprays lethal poison into its face.

This fate befell more than 7,500 animals last year, including five dogs and dozens of foxes.

All because the killing program known as Wildlife Services continues to slaughter animals with devices called M-44s.

Please help end the use of these cyanide bombs with a gift to the Stop Wildlife Services Fund.

Of the animal deaths Wildlife Services caused in 2020 using M-44s, 218 were unintentional.

These devices are vicious and indiscriminate in their killing, leaving a gruesome trail of suffering and death in their wake.

Their slaughter of wildlife is cruel and unacceptable — and we're fighting to stop it.

In response to a 2017 lawsuit brought by the Center, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to analyze impacts of M-44s on endangered wildlife by the end of this year.

But under the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition asking for a nationwide ban on cyanide traps.

As we continue to work toward that ban, we'll go county by county, state by state to get M-44s out of the wild.

We've already won restrictions in Idaho and Wyoming — and we're encouraged that the number of animals killed by cyanide bombs decreased in 2020.

But there's much more to do, because there's no justification for ever using M-44s to kill wild creatures.

We won't ever stop our legal actions to get them out of the Wildlife Services' arsenal.

You can help with a gift to the Stop Wildlife Services Fund today.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

P.S. Monthly supporters who give steady gifts of $10 or $20 sustain the Center's fight for wildlife. Do your part by starting a monthly donation.

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Mar 11, 2021

Bellingham WA: A Wetland would Benefit from Environmental Protection


This is in regard to the natural areas from Wharf St to East Laurel St & Railroad Ave including the embankment behind the art wall (the sidewalk is part of the South Bay Trail), and from N State Street to the railway’s service road downhill from there. I call it Downyland after the Downy woodpecker. It is a place stormwater drains to and there is no outfall to Bellingham Bay. Ownership is partly the private BNSF Railway Co. LLC and partly City of Bellingham (COB).

It is the treed area southeast across Cornwall Avenue from the GPWest site pictured in this aerial view. Interested members of the public are invited to contact Ecology with any questions about the ongoing work at Georgia Pacific West Bellingham. Info may be found at: http://bit.ly/Ecology-GPWest.

Image created by the WA State Dept of Ecology - used with permission 

Image is courtesy of City of Bellingham Public Works


The City of Bellingham (COB) Trestle Repair project is complete as of Tuesday March 8, 2021; the area had been somewhat cordoned off for six months or so. Paths on not only the east South Bay Trail lane but also the west side of the private Laurel Village complex are now very easy access again (although it is not presently a public thru trail).

On the east side the public can legally traverse the City's South Bay Trail in between the construction site of Western Edge by Stateside.com (projected to have 165 units and 500 people) and the 50-unit Laurel Village. But on the west side people are not supposed to but physically do wander onto the unmaintained buffer and Critical Areas belonging to the City and the BNSF Railway Company. For as long as I have resided here (seven years), the area is often used by people for toileting, sleeping, drug using, fireworks, dumping and littering. I don’t know whether the west side is going to be changed officially into public access but officials in charge have had such discussions.


Before leaf out please remove old mattresses and all debris piles

In January 2020 the railroad company conducted a much-needed clean-up of some of the area over which they have jurisdiction in the wetland. There were still items left and I had the impression that they would be returning to finish, but that did not occur.

Jan 2, 2021

While the buds are still emerging and things are in plain sight, it would be good if BNSF could arrange pick-up of some the remaining litter in their part of the area. I am sure there is at least one tire that has been there for years. There are other things such as red canisters, box spring, and so on.

2020

The two eagles have been seen frequently this year on their nest which they first built in 2020. There are ducks and geese this year too, which has been usual in previous years.

I don’t know if the Downy woodpeckers and other past inhabitants have remained/returned after the pandemic started and the 70 or so trunks and trees were chopped from the area by BNSF in March 2020.

2020
I imagine there are several species still trying to make a living there despite the increasing disturbances. March 9, 2021 I saw sprouts growing from the base of this tree that lost some of its trunks due to the chainsaw activity in March 2020. I observed a little brown bird busy there in the sprouts - don’t know what species bird it was.

 Violations are every day occurrences

My first salaried job after my first degree was as an international civil servant. I was stationed for a couple of years with UNICEF-Jakarta. In Community Development one important item on a checklist involves adequate clean water supply and clean drainage to water around the archipelago (Indonesia is comprised of 17,500+ islands although back then the understanding was that there were ~13,000). Ironically, the work done by UNICEF and other NGOs achieves the opposite kind of impact as that created by some citizens in the USA against their own environment! Sometimes LLC businesses contribute pollution even though this is a supposedly rich, developed country. Sometimes regulations, enforcement and/or correction by various governmental entities is somewhat lacking, whether it be in regard to the Federal Clean Water Act, local litter laws, coal dust, oil, mercury, etc.. This pertains big-time to educational systems too. I was shocked when I passed a grown man a few weeks ago who was washing his paint tray and roller into a storm drain on Holly Street downtown. Thankfully, he didn’t mind me gently asking him, “Are you from a foreign country?” He said no, he was from here. I asked him if he knew nothing should be going down the storm drain except rain or if he was aware and simply ignoring the rule. He said he didn’t know, thanked me for the info, wondered if water-based paint was ok, but appeared to cease his activity. I typically do not engage but thought I’d try that time. 


Enforcement, Clean-up, Boundary Markers, Signs

The Bellingham Police Department (BPD) responded to citizen observations by phone/email and later the Encampment Activity Forms up until Dec 2020 when a notice was placed in the header of the online form saying the pandemic and other issues created the need to temporarily not clean although the complaints would be included in their database. In early December the BPD clean-up contractors had removed some debris but the area was littered again immediately thereafter and so it has remained. 

On March 8, 2021 the COB Trestle Repair Project was completed so the temporary official plastic fencing was removed from along the gravel path that leads from Railroad Ave & E Laurel to the wetland below the trestle. A senior citizen entered the (supposedly off-limits) natural area with her dog that afternoon and removed some of the litter. That can be risky for a volunteer due to nasty debris. Dogs of course are frights for the rabbits.

Now children, illegal dumpers, illegal campers, and dogs have ready access to occupy the bluff and the areas below the trestle. There is not much action in the way of paid staff removing dog waste when neighborhood people neglect to pick it up whether it is in the apartment yard or City or BNSF properties. There was a dog waste bag even thrown in the buffer that landed high on a tree branch early February! Thank goodness some Public Works employees gathered it along with a stolen shopping cart and dumped sofa upon my request about three weeks later. 

There is little respect for natural inhabitants among various people such as authorities, residents, groundskeepers, neighborhood dog walkers, smokers, squatters, drug users, and so on. For instance, the plans for the huge Western Edge complex were originally presented as having landscaping, but when construction started landscaping provisions had vanished. For another example this week, two young workers from the Trestle Repair crew needlessly threw a few rocks into the blackberries March 8th without regard to whether they might land on the Hummingbird’s nest, a Spotted Towhee, or a rabbit :-(

There ought to be barriers installed to discourage children, helpful volunteers and unhelpful others from entering the buffer and Critical Areas in general because of the harm they may cause to the environment and/or themselves. Signs are also sorely needed re all manner of regulations even if unfortunately not consistently enforced. 

I wouldn’t want a dog to suffer from putting something in his or her mouth that had fentanyl residue as that could be quickly fatal. I wouldn’t want balloons to continue landing in trees since they kill wildlife upland and downstream. Rocks, dog waste, cans, shopping carts, straws, plastic bags, furniture, yard waste, paint, spit, leaf blower debris etc. should not be thrown anywhere whether public or private property, buffers or natural areas. And even big LLC entities should be unhappy if someone gets themselves hurt entering off-limits areas.


Conservation 

While in this neighborhood there is often spotty interest demonstrated in protecting the environment, perhaps governmental, business organizations, and nonprofits including the BNSF Railway Foundation might be interested in line with civic aspects of their missions or tax write-off endeavors. I have heard there are COB municipal neighborhood grants being offered although I haven’t searched for details about that. Perhaps other possible grantor or partner organizations would include the Washington Recreation and Wildlife www.rco.wa.gov , Department of Ecology, Department of Natural Resources, the Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners Program, the Wildlife Division of the Whatcom Humane Society, the Whatcom Land Trust, the Bellingham Chamber of Commerce, The BNSF Railway Foundation , etc.?  In May 2020 I looked into the following news regarding federal wetland grant programs but I was unable to elicit replies from local entities that would be good, potential applicants. Maybe someone else would be more convincing.


Thank you for protecting the environment

Personally I am not a candidate for much volunteering at this point. Clematis and ivy need to be removed all along the South Bay Trail. There is Poison Hemlock in Downyland that may or may not reappear this year. Litter needs picking, webinars or open air educational activities ought to be held, the school district ought to be lobbied to teach environmental etiquette, neighborhood associations ought to be enlivened, and so on. Thanks to anyone and everyone who helps protect nature and address the climate emergency.

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Mar 2, 2021

USA: #Wolves Abandoned to Trophy Hunters


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From: Kierán Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity <bioactivist@biologicaldiversity.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2021, 4:31 AM
Subject: Wolves Abandoned to Trophy Hunters
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Gray wolf

Trump's war on wolves was just rubber-stamped — by those in charge of protecting wildlife.

President Biden ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to review the decision to strip wolves of protection. But within days the agency had doubled down on its plan to put wolves in the crosshairs.

We knew the federal hatred of wolves wouldn't end with Trump, which is why we're in court now to save them.

You can help today with a gift to the Wolf Defense Fund.

One of Biden's first executive orders was for all agencies to review Trump's policies, in part to ensure the "best science" was followed in decision-making.

Scientists agree that wolves are not yet fully recovered — and still need the lifesaving power of the Endangered Species Act.

But after just five days, the Service claimed Trump's decision to strip away wolves' protection was just fine. It didn't even wait for a new Interior secretary to be confirmed to endanger these creatures.

This knee-jerk hostility toward wolves is not new. It's what we see in states like Wyoming and Idaho, where wolf hunting and trapping is rampant, and what we just saw in Wisconsin, where trophy hunters recently sued the state to force a wolf hunt this winter.

Again and again the Service has betrayed wolves by taking away their protection and letting them be gunned down. And each time it's been forced to backtrack, because the science is clear: Gray wolves across the lower 48 need protection.

We need you with us to save wolves from persecution.

Please give to the Wolf Defense Fund today.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

P.S. Monthly supporters who give steady gifts of $10 or $20 sustain the Center's fight for wolves. Do your part by starting a monthly donation.

  Donate now to support the Center's work.     
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Mar 1, 2021

Internet Event re The #1 cause of death in #Pets (CANCER)


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March 1, 2021


Cancer is a terrifying prospect for anyone these days. 

Every year, cancer claims the lives of our mothers, fathers, and friends. And now –  this ruthless disease is stealing the lives of our beloved pets. 

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Each year, over 6 million dogs and 6 million cats are diagnosed with cancer.

And millions die as a devastating result.

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