Birds, Hunters, and Lead

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In what some might see as an unlikely alliance, wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians, and – yes – hunters have banded together to convince those who hunt to use copper bullets instead of lead. The NRA has tried to portray this movement as “taking away hunters’ rights,” which does nothing but insult the hunters already on board. This is not protecting hunters’ rights; this is taking away a law that protects the health of both hunters and wildlife.

Hunters Shoot Rare Ducks

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Because a hunter or hunters shot all three. They were apparently shot from the Antelope Island Causeway, where birders had been reporting them from, and, even worse, it seems that the hunters might have learned of their presence from birding listservs. This would seem to be yet another example of the interests of birders and hunters not coinciding. The seventh occurrence of Harlequin Ducks in Utah is now over.

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The Crocodile Hunter Was My Childhood Hero

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All conservationists have an origin story. For me, it was Steve Irwin. Wildlife Herps Traveling Naturalist

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The Plume Hunter

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I’ve just finished reading THE PLUME HUNTER (Torrey House Press, December 2011) by Renée Thompson. In this captivating book, Thompson explores the motivation behind hunters who shot birds to sell feathers for women’s hats at the turn of the nineteenth century. Plume hunters coveted the aigrettes – long trailing feathers on the egrets’ backs – for the money they brought.

The Zebra Mussel Hunter

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Finding an individual zebra mussel – an invasive species the size of your fingernail – in a large lake might seem like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. And, actually, it may even be harder: zebra mussels blend in with their underwater environment, appearing to be just another little rock. Most zebra mussels are found when they’ve already become the full-bore infestation that has made them infamous.

Hunter Hayes Adopts Rescued Race Dog

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Country singer Hunter Hayes has a new love in his life. The “Wanted” singer knew what he wanted when Read More The post Hunter Hayes Adopts Rescued Race Dog appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News hunter hayes Don’t worry, ladies, this kind of love is the puppy kind.

October 24th Full Moon—Are you a Hunter or a Space Cadet?

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The full Hunter’s Moon comes October 24th. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Green Right Livelihood astromomy first people full moon hunter Hunter's Moon indigenous peoples rights legends lessons from the full moon Native American october 24th full moon space cadet spiritual materialism Standing Rock storytellingIt marks a time when we should be stocking our spiritual pantry with the.

Nature Strikes Back: Notorious Hunter meets his Karma.

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Hunters in Malta Still Killing Birds

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Though calling them hunters is too nice. Maybe jerks with guns ? Asides

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Middle East Hunters Promise to Stop Slaughtering Birds

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But now a group of hunters from the region have signed a new Regional Declaration on Responsible Hunting aimed at improving the situation. On 5 December, 2013, prominent hunters from Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen and Ethiopia gathered at the Coral Beach Hotel in Beirut to sign the historic declaration at a ceremony organised by BirdLife International and UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project. Birds have a terrible time in the Middle East and North Africa.

Ricky Gervais Continues His Fight Against ‘Sick’ Trophy Hunters

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Comedian and outspoken animal activist Ricky Gervais is not done shaming trophy hunter Rebecca Francis just yet. To recap: the “Derek” star called out the trophy hunter on Read More The post Ricky Gervais Continues His Fight Against ‘Sick’ Trophy Hunters appeared first on Ecorazzi. It’s not over.

Machi the Whimbrel Gunned Down by Hunters

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And though the satellite transmitter let Machi be tracked it did not protect it from the hunters’ guns. Suggestions to start a campaign to protect shorebirds from hunters as they migrate through the Caribbean would be appreciated in the comments.

Shoot for the Stars in October’s Hunter Moon.

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Montana Considers Protecting Hunters’ Confidentiality

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Montana wildlife officials are considering removing the names of the state’s hunters and trappers from public record. Read More The post Montana Considers Protecting Hunters’ Confidentiality appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

A Life-Changing Revelation from Hunter S. Thompson.

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Biggest Elephant in Africa Killed By German Hunter

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A German hunter reportedly paid $60,000 to shoot and kill one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. The majestic creature, who was estimated to Read More The post Biggest Elephant in Africa Killed By German Hunter appeared first on Ecorazzi. When will the killing end? Animals Causes News Top News

Ricky Gervais Renames Hunters as ‘C*nters’

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Read More The post Ricky Gervais Renames Hunters as ‘C*nters’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Ricky Gervais tweets about the "fairness" of hunting, as well as his new word: c*nting. Animals Causes News Top News ricky gervais

Why I Would Never F*ck A Trophy Hunter.

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Ricky Gervais Calls Out Trophy Hunter, Ignites Twitter War

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There are many reasons why we love Ricky Gervais: his talent, his love for his cat, and now his ability to call out trophy hunters on how absurd their actions Read More The post Ricky Gervais Calls Out Trophy Hunter, Ignites Twitter War appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Hunters Kill Rare Albino ‘Spirit Animal’

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This, at least, seemed to be the reaction of three Read More The post Hunters Kill Rare Albino ‘Spirit Animal’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. What do you do when you see a majestic, snow white moose in the forest? Why, shoot it of course! Animals Causes News People Top News

Hunter Green: a biodegradable watch for a planet living on borrowed time

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Enter Hunter Green. Into the Hunter Green watches you’ve also got an organic cotton and cork (a very sustainable renewable resource) strap. Designer Hunter Mayers, now looking for a $30,000 launch fund on Kickstarter (and which is about 1/4 of the way there!) “I have a design background, so I started designing… Hunter Green was born.” Fund Hunter Green watches here on Kickstarter. You’ve got open eyes.

Hunters, Loggers and Snowmachiners Oppose Possible Maine National Park

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” Quimby even purchased 11,000 additional acres to set aside for hunters and other recreationalists, but these groups are equally unimpressed. Several representatives of hunting, logging and snowmobiling groups gathered in Augusta, Maine’s capitol city to debate a proposed national park which would occupy the area east of Baxter State Park , famous for Mount Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak.

Fox Off Hunters!

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So, why is it that just over a week has passed since the general election in the United Kingdom and already the Conservative government has announced plans to overturn the 2004 ban on fax hunting. A ban that activists fought a lengthy and bitter battle to finally put in place. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today abuse animal rights animals fox foxes hunting Ricky Gervais

WATCH: Adorable Fawn Licks Barrel of Hunter’s Gun

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These hunters were not expecting to encounter such a bold baby deer. Read More The post WATCH: Adorable Fawn Licks Barrel of Hunter’s Gun appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News Video hunting

Hilary Duff Tells Hunter Kendall Jones She Should Be Ashamed

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Teen hunter Kendall Jones continues to make headlines for her controversial hunting of endangered species in Africa. Read More The post Hilary Duff Tells Hunter Kendall Jones She Should Be Ashamed appeared first on Ecorazzi. Well, actress/singer/animal lover Hilary Duff is calling Jones out for her “terrible” actions. Animals Causes News Top News hilary duff kendall jones

Bill Maher to Hunters: ‘There’s Something Wrong With You’

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Bill Maher gets ''real'' with hunters: "If you’re delighted to take a life, there’s something wrong with you." Read More The post Bill Maher to Hunters: ‘There’s Something Wrong With You’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News bill-maher

Ex-Dolphin Hunter Joins the Fight Against Taiji Slaughter

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Former dolphin hunter claims the Taiji dolphin slaughter is not a centuries old tradition and can be stopped if enough people oppose it. Read More The post Ex-Dolphin Hunter Joins the Fight Against Taiji Slaughter appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News

You are the Hunter, I am the Prey.

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Why I Live the Life of a Modern Hunter-Gatherer.

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Maltese Hunters Legally Massacre Egypt’s Protected Birds (Video)

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In the video below the jump, Maltese hunters are depicted shooting Eagles, Falcons, Vultures and other protected bird species. The Avian Influenza outbreak had at least one positive outcome in Egypt: it kept both local and migratory birds safe from hunters. After the government made bird hunting legal again, a host of tour companies have been offering “dream” duck hunting tours and other trips with “experienced hunters.”

Watch: Hunter has Change of Heart, Saves Trapped Deer

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Usually when Kansas bow hunter Evan McAnally sees a deer in the woods, he generally shoots it and then puts its meat in his freezer. One deer, however, recently changed Read More The post Watch: Hunter has Change of Heart, Saves Trapped Deer appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

Serial Porcupine Hunter Gets Seven Months in Jail

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Dubbed by locals as a “serial porcupine hunter,” Rami Fahmawhi has a longstanding track record of hunting porcupines, which are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a protected species of least concern. But that didn’t stop the serial hunter from pursuing more of his prey. . Travel & Nature anti-poaching law hunting Israel IUCN protected species serial porcupine hunter wildlife conservation

Iowa Dove Hunters Will Use Lead Shot

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A panel of the Iowa legislature decided to ignore common sense, wildlife professionals, and Iowa’s own Natural Resources Commission and allow lead shot to be used for the new Mourning Dove hunting season. This decision is just plain dumb. Hat-tip to John. Asides

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Can This Man Turn Hunters & Anglers Into Climate Activists?

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Todd Tanner, hunter and climate activist. Todd Tanner sees 37 million American hunters and anglers, and he sees a force that could actually get something done for climate change. Why not make climate change relevant to hunters, to evangelicals , to conservatives , to parents? I’ve attended gatherings of hunters and anglers – I’m a lifelong and enthusiastic sportsman – where an environmentalist attempts to address climate change. The hunters paid attention.

The Freedom of the Hunter. ~ Rich Wright

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The media portrays hunters as a bunch of trigger happy "good ole'' boys" with too much testosterone and not enough brains. Animal Rights (Diet, Pets, Wildlife) Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) animal cruelty animals celebration death free freedom harvest hunter hunting killing landscape life masculinity natural nature prey spirituality vegan veganism

South Africans Breed Mutant Animals for Hunters

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As if hunting of wildlife for fun wasn’t a big enough problem, ranchers in South Africa have added to the problem by starting to breed mutant animals that can be Read More The post South Africans Breed Mutant Animals for Hunters appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Hunters Build Fence Around Sir Paul Mccartney’s Protected Property

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Sir Paul McCartney purchased 87-acres of land in Somerset, England in 1991 to protect wild deer by providing an area where stag hunters could not enter. McCartney is an avid Read More The post Hunters Build Fence Around Sir Paul Mccartney’s Protected Property appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News sir paul mccartney

Maltese Hunters Still Shooting Protected Birds

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Will the slaughter never end? Asides

Conservationist Hunters Should Find a New Party

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Though I will always question to some degree the motivation behind hunters’ conservation initiatives I find it fascinating that the current Republican Party, completely in thrall to the Tea Party budget hackers, is seriously angering one of their traditional constituencies. Here’s hoping hunters – and their organizations – agree!

Protect African Lions from Hunters with DiCaprio and IFAW

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Leonardo DiCaprio and the International Fund for Animal Welfare want your help to protect African lions from hunters. Read More The post Protect African Lions from Hunters with DiCaprio and IFAW appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News leonardo dicaprio

Interview: Activist Emily Hunter talks Greenpeace Film, Father’s Legacy

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A documentary about the origins of Greenpeace has becomes something both powerfully personally and universally inspiring for Emily Hunter. It’s a film she had no part in making, but it’s a Read More The post Interview: Activist Emily Hunter talks Greenpeace Film, Father’s Legacy appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Hunters Burn Hunting Gear, Vow to Stop Killing Wildlife

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In Iran 19 hunters swore to give up on their animal killing ways and encourage their peers to do the same by destroying their hunting gear. Read More The post Hunters Burn Hunting Gear, Vow to Stop Killing Wildlife appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

No Surprise, Except Hunters Will Still Use Lead

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Two new studies “add scientific evidence that hunters’ lead ammunition often finds its way into carrion-eating birds, such as eagles and turkey vultures.&# So when will conservation-minded hunters stop using lead ammunition? Surely the hunters who come onto 10,000 Birds to talk about what great conservationists hunters are will agree that lead ammunition should not be used to hunt?