A CBS News interview with our NY Director about the snowy owls killed at JFK will be aired tonight between 5 and 6pm. Meanwhile, our Denver Wildlife Law Program office says snowy owls are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and our attorneys are looking into whether or not the agency is violating the law.
In the meantime, you can talk to these 4 NY elected officials today and stress the fact that killing birds doesn’t make planes safer and JFK needs to come up with an air safety tactic that doesn’t involve a shotgun:
Senator Gillibrand 212-688-6262
Senator Schumer 212-486-4430
Congressman Meeks 347-230-4032
Congressman Jeffries 718-373-0033
You can also express your opinion by contacting JFK Airportthrough Facebook or Twitter at www.twitter.com/NY_NJairportsand getting in touch with the Port Authority: http://bit.ly/IM6L3F
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The government’s decision to delist gray wolves is flawed.
A four-month-old Orangutan is recovering after having the tips of his fingers hacked off, allegedly during forest clearances for a new oil palm plantation in Indonesian Borneo.
Sura, who was discovered by a resident of the Tumbang Koling village in East Kotawaringin Regency, is being nursed back to health by specialists at the Nyaru Menteng Rescue centre.
Vets carried out a full health check and discovered three of his fingers had been severed by either a knife or machete.
Sura now needs to be cared for by a full-time babysitter.
British charity Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation is helping fund the centre and Sura’s care.
It is the latest scandal to emerge in the controversy over deforestation as companies plough through Indonesia’s wildlife to build oil plantations.
The sweep has caused a rapid decline in the orangutan population.
Environmentalists fear they have years of work ahead of them in educating remote villages about the need to protect, not capture or kill, these animals whose numbers are falling dramatically.
About 100 years ago it was thought there were 315,000 orangutans in the wild but today there are less than 54,000 in Borneo and only around 6,000 on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
As manufacturers look for places to cultivate oil for soaps and perfumes, the primates’ natural habits are being ploughed by bulldozers.
And now homeless, many have been captured by local villagers, abused, and used for entertainment.
Last month, International Animal Rescue saved an orangutan from Tempurkan, which had no food or water and was being forced to dance and fight with humans.
Alerted by a villager, the charity found Ael - which means ‘Saint’ - sedated her and then moved her to a rescue centre. She will be released into the wild when a safe area in the forest can be found for her.
Meanwhile, the villagers have been told that catching and keeping an orangutan is against the law in Indonesia.
OMG this poor innocent baby. Western states need to stop buying palm oil. Save the orangutans & boycott palm oil!
We have a cheer this week for the Obama administration for enforcing environmental laws protecting birds from wind energy facilities. They won a settlement from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at 2 Wyoming wind farms. Check out our full article for more info!
'Life of Pi' Tiger “Damn Near Drowned”
The beloved tiger made famous by his role as Richard Parker in Life of Pi almost drowned while on set, according to a new report.
An investigation by the Hollywood Reporter alleges coziness between the film industry and the American Humane Association, the nonprofit tasked with ensuring animal safety during filming and that bestows the “No Animals Were Harmed” stamp of approval on many movies, including Life of Pi.
“Last week we almost fucking killed King in the water tank,” Gina Johnson, an American Humane Association monitor on the movie, wrote in a 2011 email quoted by the Hollywood Reporter. She was using the name of the tiger who played Richard Parker in the critically acclaimed film. “This one take with him just went really bad and he got lost trying to swim to the side. Damn near drowned.”
Ew off my to watch list