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More effort, DNA analysis thrown into battle-

Poachers love winter when deer, elk and other animals become visible, but in Utah and elsewhere modern science is allowing officials to track even a piece of venison. Utah is also putting more enforcement in the field this winter, and they have reportedly made some significant arrests.

Although […]

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The next bloody bag of “mystery meat” from overseas could contain a virus that will ravage our native wildlife population or indeed ravage us-

“Bush meat” is the name euphemistically given for things killed in the (generally African) “bush,” and consumed by hard pressed natives who either don’t care or can’t be choosy about what […]

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Wolf 692f illegally shot outside Yellowstone Park-

While there is no evidence any Yellowstone Park wolves have been killed inside the Park, in November a dispersed member of the Blacktail pack was shot near Gardiner, MT outside the Park about 4 weeks after the legal hunting in that zone closed.

Wolf 692F, who wore a […]

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30 months in prison and other punishments when he’s out of the slammer-

Sidney Davis of Soda Springs, ID received a heavy sentence from federal judge Lynn Winmill. It’s 30 months in prison, 3 years of supervised probation when he’s out, $40,000 in restitution and no hunting or fishing or going with hunters or fishers […]

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Poachers killed a big bull elk and also illegally transferred wolf tags-

Here is the outcome of the matter of the elk poaching Tasmanians in the Idaho wilderness. Many of the details came from an article by Australian reporter Paul Toohey for The Mercury.

The 3 men, Darren Tubb, 43, Anton Kapeller, 58, and Samuel […]

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Trio of alleged poachers will have to make a high bail-

Tasmanians? !! They are thought to have been doing this kind of thing for some time. It’s just that the elk incident got them arrested. More charges might follow.

Down under poaching […]

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Last year, due to the constant disruption of the Japanese whaling fleet by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the massive earthquake, and the resulting tsunami, it looked like the whalers had given up. Unfortunately they plan on returning to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales again this year and Paul Watson of the […]

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This has to be one of the most egregious incidents of wildlife destruction I’ve heard of in recent times. A farmer has admitted to destroying an entire colony of pelican nests. 2,400 eggs and chicks were destroyed by a farmer who complained that the colony was destroying his crops.

Pelicans are protected under the […]

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Rich East Asians spur demand for wildlife parts-

Organized Crime Is Wiping out Wildlife, Report Finds. Science Daily.

More enforcement effort is badly needed. Of course, the U.S. appears to be going the opposite direction and quickly.

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Serving as his own attorney, Rammell is convicted by a jury of his peers-

After many months and after getting charged with jury tampering (yet to go to trial), former Republican gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell was convicted of poaching an elk. He was fined $1000 (after the judge suspended $500) and will serve 5 days […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey