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Absence of large predatory mammals reduces biodiversity and contributes to deforestation

By Oregon State University A survey on the loss in the Northern Hemisphere of large predators, particularly wolves, concludes that current populations of moose, deer, and other large herbivores far exceed their historic levels and are contributing to disrupted ecosystems. The research, published today by scientists from Oregon State University, examined 42 studies done over … Continue reading Absence of large predatory mammals reduces biodiversity and contributes to deforestation

Land Maggots – By Denise Jackson

The following was written by Denis Jackson, and Deep Green Resistance Colorado is very thankful that she has so generously allowed us to publish it here. Look for more of Denise’s writings to come. Thanks Denise! Coronado was here; I found chain mail, finely worked deep in the gravel near Comanche Springs. The road here … Continue reading Land Maggots – By Denise Jackson

450 wolves killed in Montana and Idaho since removal from endangered species list

By Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Less than a year after being pulled off the Endangered Species Act (ESA), gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the western U.S. are facing an onslaught of hunting. The hunting season for wolves has just closed in Montana with 160 individuals killed, around 75 percent of 220-wolf kill quota for the state. … Continue reading 450 wolves killed in Montana and Idaho since removal from endangered species list

Factory farms implicated in marine mammal die-off

By Tom Philpott / Mother Jones The meat industry defends its reliance on routine antibiotic use by flatly denying the practice poses any public-health problem. The view is summed up by this 2010 National Pork Producers Council newsletter: “[T]here are no definitive studies linking the use of antibiotics in animal feed to changes in resistance … Continue reading Factory farms implicated in marine mammal die-off

Study: Factory farm antibiotic use responsible for “superbug” transmittable to humans

By David Ferguson / The Raw Story Speculation has long abounded that overuse of antibiotics by factory farmers has been a major contributing factor in the development of so-called “superbugs” like MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Now, according to a report from Mother Jones, there is scientific proof. According to a paper in the American … Continue reading Study: Factory farm antibiotic use responsible for “superbug” transmittable to humans

Marine mammals sickening from land-based animal diseases

By AFP When dead sea mammals started washing ashore on Canada’s west coast in greater numbers, marine biologist Andrew Trites was distressed to find that domestic animal diseases were killing them. Around the world, seals, otters and other species are increasingly infected by parasites and other diseases long common in goats, cows, cats and dogs, … Continue reading Marine mammals sickening from land-based animal diseases

Scientist develops “burger” from stem cells in laboratory; considers producing “panda meat”

By Ian Sample, The Guardian Lurking in a petri dish in a laboratory in the Netherlands is an unlikely contender for the future of food. The yellow-pink sliver the size of a corn plaster is the state-of-the-art in lab-grown meat, and a milestone on the path to the world’s first burger made from stem cells. … Continue reading Scientist develops “burger” from stem cells in laboratory; considers producing “panda meat”

Under Utah bill, videotaping a factory farm equal to assaulting a police officer on second offense

By Will Potter / Green is the New Red Utah is the latest state to consider new laws targeting undercover investigators who expose animal welfare abuses on factory farms. A new bill would make photographing animal abuse on par with assaulting a police officer. Rep. John Mathis calls undercover investigators “animal rights terrorists,” and says … Continue reading Under Utah bill, videotaping a factory farm equal to assaulting a police officer on second offense