First Death at Saratoga; Another Kill at Los Alamitos; Santa Anita’s “Commitment to Equine Welfare” Debunked

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
At Saratoga Race Course yesterday: “Golden Julia found distressed in stall; referred to Rood & Riddle, whereafter horse died from acute blood loss.” While the Gaming Commission filed (dismissed) this as a “non-racing death,” the two-year-old filly was coming off her first “workout” at a public racetrack (she had two…

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered California Salmon Harmed by Federal Beaver-killing

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:
https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/lawsuit-launched-to-protect-endangered-california-salmon-harmed-by-federal-beaver-killing-2019-05-30/ Legal Action Challenges Shooting, Trapping by ‘Wildlife Services’ Program SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program for killing California beavers and harming native salmon, southwestern willow flycatchers and other endangered wildlife that uses habitats created by beavers. In…

More natural gas isn’t a “middle ground” — it’s a climate disaster

Originally posted on The Extinction Chronicles:
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/5/30/18643819/climate-change-natural-gas-middle-ground To tackle climate change, natural gas has got to go. By David Roberts@drvoxdavid@vox.com  May 30, 2019, 10:10am EDT SHARE A liquid natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal. Shutterstock Expert opinion on climate change policy has been evolving quickly. The opinion of policymakers has not always kept up. One area where this split…