CATEGORY: ANIMAL WELFARE — 18.JUL.2014
Animal Rights Activists Face Terrorism Charges for Freeing Minks from Fur Farm —
The government has unveiled federal terrorism charges against two animal rights activists accused of helping to free minks and foxes from fur farms in rural Illinois. The prosecutors have accused Tyler Lang and Kevin Olliff of freeing about 2,000 mink from their cages on a fur farm and then removing parts of the fence surrounding the property so the mink could escape. Lang and Olliff have been indicted under the controversial Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). Will Potter, who covers animal rights and environmental issues at GreenIstheNewRed.com, says the new statutes criminalize protests and civil disobedience: "This is really about a corporate campaign to demonize their opposition and to use terrorism resources to shut down a movement."
Original Show Pub Date: 15.Jul.2014
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT, SPECIES — 16.JUL.2014
The Impact of Recreational Off-Road Vehicles —
Bethanie Walder, WildEarth Guardians Public Lands Director, discusses the impact of recreational off-road vehicles on non-motorized outdoor enthusiasts (hikers, campers, fishers, etc.) and on the environment and animals. Topics include history off off-road vehicles in parks, how NEPA applies, off-roaders as a vocal minority, the false "jobs vs. owls" argument in forestry decisions, rights vs. responsibilities.
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Original Show Pub Date: 13.Jul.2014
CATEGORY: SPECIES — 07.JUL.2014
Living on Earth
WildLeaks Set to Catch Poachers —
WildLeaks is a new information-sharing platform that collects anonymous tips about wildlife poaching, illicit buying and selling of species, and illegal deforestation. Founder Andrea Crosta tells explains how WildLeaks is helping fight wildlife crime and prosecute the people involved.
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Original Show Pub Date: 04.Jul.2014
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