Wolves, The Endangered Species Act and H.R 424

By J. Lee WOLVES, THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND H.R. 424 The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was designed to protect many species including wolves. Although all species need protection, this story will focus on the plight of wolves in the United States. The ESA was written by a team of scientists and lawyers. It was passed by the 93rd United States Congress. It was signed by President Nixon in 1973. Prior to the ESA, was the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966. The objective of The Endangered Species Act is to protect…

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Hurricane Harvey – Wildlife In Crisis, The Rescue – How You Can Help (Part Three)

raccoon rescued from Texas flooding in tropical storm Harvey

J. Lee Hurricane Harvey – Wildlife In Crisis Wildlife, in natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey are left vulnerable unless they can find safe shelter. They become battered, tossed and many drown unless they can find higher ground. Specialized rescue groups have stepped forward to help a vast variety of wildlife. Texas Wildlife Fact Sheet – Including amphibians, birds, fish, Invertebrates, mammals and reptiles Huffpost: Here’s How Harvey Is Affecting Wild Animals – The Houston SPCA Wildlife Center of Texas has been “bombarded” with requests to help injured or waterlogged wildlife, and has taken…

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Abandonment – Animals Left Behind During Disasters Like Harvey or From Lack of Compassion

photo of cat struggling to swim to dry ground during flooding event Harvey

J. Lee Abandonment – Animals Left Behind During Disasters Sadly many people leave their animals behind. When a disaster occurs many pet owners probably have no idea how bad a flood, natural disaster or wildfire could get or how long they will be kept away. Evacuations become frantic. Many compassionate owners leave them behind until a rescue can be safely organized. Some are not allowed to bring them so they do their best to leave them in the safest locations possible until they could be rescued. Some just callously chain…

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Wildlife Encroachment – The Sad Reality of Human Expansion in Rural Areas

two coyotes

by J. Lee Wildlife encroachment – The struggle to survive! If Judy Garland was alive today would she be saying ‘Coyotes and Wolves, and Bears, oh my’ instead of  ‘Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my!? In a time when so many people demand peace and love it is interesting how animals are rarely a consideration when they are seen as a nuisance or a threat. The sad truth when confronted with wildlife is to relocate them or justify killing them. An animal’s first line of defense is education, conservation, rehabilitation and wildlife rescuers who work…

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Wildlife Conservation And Protection – The Destruction Of Trophy Hunting

One species of African elephant, the bush elephant, is the largest living terrestrial animal. Their large ears enable heat loss. Males stand 3.2–4.0 m tall at the shoulder and weigh 4–6000 kg.

by J. Lee Too many people choose to shoot wildlife with guns instead of with cameras. Two examples of killing wildlife which includes many endangered breeds are trophy hunting and hunting of exotic animals on designated hunting ranches. A recent case of trophy hunting came to the forefront when Cecil the lion was killed July 2015 by a trophy hunter. Cecil was a well known lion who lived primarily in Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. He was shot by Walter Palmer, an American dentist and recreational game hunter. It was determined…

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