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Australian authorities have approved a project to dump dredged sediment in the Great Barrier Reef marine park as part of a project to create one of the world’s biggest coal ports.
About 3 million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet) of dredged mud will be dumped within the marine park under the plan.
The already fragile reef will be gravely threatened by the dredging, which will occur over a 184-hectare (455-acre) area. Apart from the risk that the sediment will smother coral and seagrass, the increased shipping traffic will boost the risk of accidents, such as oil spills and collisions with delicate coral beds, environment groups argue.
TAKE ACTION: TELL THE COAL INDUSTRY TO RESPECT OUR OCEANS! www.savethereef.org.au/ (scroll to the right for more information)
TAKE ACTION - Please contact Legislator Schneiderman now!
Last week, LION joined the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, and local advocates at a meeting with Suffolk County pet dealers and legislators to discuss pending legislation that would help puppies and kittens in Suffolk County and their parents living in cruel mills.
Please call (631-852-8400) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Legislator Scneiderman, positively thanking him for caring about puppy mill dogs, but also and politely urging him to make the legislation strict. Most specifically, we’d like to see a law passed that bars Suffolk County pet dealers from using breeders who’ve had USDA violations in the past 3 years.
We are STILL experiencing a cold freeze, where dogs, cats and other animals can DIE due to the temperature drop. Bring all cats and dogs inside and please have shelters with straw available for all feral and stray cats! If you see an animal in distress, please do not hesitate to call your local authorities!
New York is updating their “bear management plan” and the draft plan includes consideration of the incredibly inhumane and unsporting practices of bear hounding, baiting, and trapping.
TAKE ACTION: http://bit.ly/1gsdUU9 Please personalize and submit this letter to send a message to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and urge them to remove any consideration of baiting, hounding, or trapping of bears from the Draft Management Plan.
LIKE + SHARE: Sign Senator Greg Ball’s petition to ban the possession and harboring of killer whales in New York State Aquariums and sea parks!
The legislation (S6613) was introduced after the documentary “Blackfish” highlighted the captivity and confinement of Tilikum, an orca whale that has been in confinement for the past 30 years. Large marine animals, such as orca whales, can develop health issues and become agitated from living in the confined spaces that aquariums and sea parks offer.
Media will be invited and this footage of deer netting: http://www.sharkonline.org/index.php/deer-rocket-netting, also a part of the plan, will be shown. We will meet at the Hook Windmill on North Main St, East Hampton, across from the Citarella, 2 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY at 1:00 pm and march through the village from there.
Signs will be provided, however we’d love if you could make your own!
CAR POOLS FROM NASSAU WILL BE ORGANIZED. PLEASE CONTACT email@example.com TO DRIVE OR RIDE!
More details about this event and the footage will be announced shortly.