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December 22, 2017

In Defense of Animals

Save Ballona Wetlands from Massive Bulldozing

Activists fought for over twenty years to save the rare freshwater habitat of Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, home to many endangered and imperiled species. Now the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), backed by Wall Street's Playa Capital LLC's mega-development, plans to bulldoze the Ballona Wetlands and flood it with saltwater, which will kill the plants and animals who live there. We can’t let this happen!

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Stop Dairy Industry From Forcing Milk Down School Kids' Throats

Recently, the House of Representatives was presented with H.R. 4101, deceptively named The School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017, a bill designed to "reverse declining milk consumption in schools." This would allow the dairy industry to force it's antibiotic ridden, obesity-promoting products on children! We can't allow this flagrant abuse of power to happen.

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20,000 Animals Saved Thanks to You!

We have served justice to animal abusers... restored sight to cats and dogs... achieved historic protection measures for dolphins, whales and elephants... and so much more.

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Permits to Import Elephant Trophies Issued Despite Ban!

When U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, a trophy hunter appointed by President Trump, moved to end a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ban on importing elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, the resulting public outrage forced at least a temporary delay ordered by President Trump. Now, despite all the alerts dedicated people like you signed of ours and other groups, a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) by Friends of Animals and Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force has uncovered sixteen permits that were granted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to import trophies from Zimbabwe despite the ban still being in effect! This is outrageous!

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China's Cruel Canidrome Greyhound Race Track To Close Its Doors!

As 2017 winds down to a close, we are thrilled to share with you another groundbreaking win for animals! Thanks in part to your support, and with the dedication and action of thousands of dedicated activists, the Canidrome is officially closing down, and the last race will be July 21, 2018.

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