‘Comments’ Section – Are Non Animal Welfare ‘Advertisers’ Going To Close The Section Down ???

We are experiencing now a certain growing number of comments which are in no way related to the subjects covered by this site – namely ‘animal welfare’ specific.

As non animal welfare comments; but specifically advertising other various services are being made; they are immediately being marked by us as ‘spam’.  All comments not directly related to the issues of this animal welfare site will be identified and immediately deleted for the future as spam.

If the situation increases and becomes that bad; where people only want to advertise their own business rather than deal with the issues of the site; we will have no option but to completely close down the comments section of the site.  The situation now is taking a lot of time to sort out good comments from un-associated welfare issues.

This will be a shame as many visitors / supporters are leaving worthwhile and very supportive comments on the site.  We can do better and we know that; we happily accept gripes about the site telling us where we have gone wrong or maybe where we could do better.  All comments are noted.  As with many things, we do not wish to stop all comments to the site; but it is now a case of the ‘un-animal’ few (lots actually !) starting to ruin the situation for the many who are supportive of welfare and the site.

We will be closely monitoring the situation over the next week or so, and will then take action if required.

Continue please sending us your animal comments associated with the site in the meantime; but if we continue to be deluged with spam comments advertising everything but animal welfare related issues; then there will be no choice on our part but to completely close down the ‘comments’ section; which will be a great shame.  Some people are ruining everything for everyone if this happens.  

We have no choice in who leaves a comment on the site; but can delete in advance and mark as ‘spam’ if this is what the comment is considered.

Thank you – SAV.

 

 

 

 

Serbia: ‘Morgan’ update – Sunday 28/9/14.

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‘Morgan’ update – Sunday 28/9/14.

 

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Morgan had the eye flap stitches removed yesterday and although his right eye looks a lot better than before the surgery, it’s still too early to say whether his vision is saved or not. Aside from receiving Longacef every day, his eyes (or better said his right eye and the hole which was left after his left eye leaked out) are being treated locally, with eye drops and antibiotic ointments. Once he recovers and stabilizes, his left eye will be enucleated.

 

Lets very much hope that Morgan’s sight will be saved and that he will be able to see clearly in the future.  If you can please give anything in the way of a donation to help Morgan, the other cats or the shelter in general; then please click and donate via the following link – Thanks – SAV:

http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/help-the-feline-residents-of-cat-shelter-felix/161828

 

Website: http://catshelter-felix.com/ 

Blog: http://novisadcats.blogspot.com/

 

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USA: Victory! – Wyoming’s Wolves Just Got Federal Protection Back

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http://www.care2.com/causes/victory-wyomings-wolves-just-got-federal-protection-back.html

 

Victory! Wyoming’s Wolves Just Got Federal Protection Back

 

by Alicia Graef

September 26, 2014

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/victory-wyomings-wolves-just-got-federal-protection-back.html#ixzz3Ec8czGAw

In a victory for gray wolves in Wyoming, a federal judge reinstated federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, which just made life harder for anyone who had their sights set on killing them.

Wyoming had been fighting to get the authority to manage wolves since 2003, but kept getting denied over its failure to come up with a reasonable plan. Unfortunately, the state finally succeeded in 2012 after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) determined that their numbers had rebounded enough to take federal protection away.

Under the state’s plan, wolves were declared a trophy-game animal, which allowed for seasonal hunting and trapping, and a predator that could be shot on sight in unlimited numbers in more than 80 percent of the state. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, 219 wolves have been killed under Wyoming’s management since the delisting.

Environmental groups including Earthjustice, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Defenders of Wildlife, the Sierra Club, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged the 2012 ruling in court, arguing that the state’s management plan ultimately failed to ensure their future survival.

“Any state that has a wolf-management plan that allows for unlimited wolf killing throughout most of the state should not be allowed to manage wolves,” said Defenders of Wildlife president and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark.

While U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson supported the determination that wolves aren’t in danger of extinction in the state, she ultimately ruled that the state’s plan was inadequate and unenforceable and that it was “arbitrary and capricious” of federal officials to accept it, relying on the state’s nonbonding promises to maintain a particular number of wolves.

“The court has ruled and Wyoming’s kill-on-sight approach to wolf management throughout much of the state must stop,” said Earthjustice attorney Tim Preso. “Today’s ruling restores much-needed federal protection to wolves throughout Wyoming, which allowed killing along the borders of Yellowstone National Park and throughout national forest lands south of Jackson Hole where wolves were treated as vermin under state management. If Wyoming wants to resume management of wolves, it must develop a legitimate conservation plan that ensures a vibrant wolf population in the northern Rockies.”

According to Reuters, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead said the state intends to take the matter to a higher court to block the judge’s order and allow the state to keep its current policies in place, which would include continuing licensed hunting and allowing wolves to be shot on sight, but for now wolves will be safe from the state’s hostility.

This victory comes on the heels of another for wolves in Michigan, following an announcement that its 2014 hunting season would be cancelled. While wolf advocates continue to fight to stop the senseless persecution and ensure this iconic species keeps its rightful place in the wild, we still have to wait and see what will happen with the FWS’ proposal to strip federal protection for gray wolves throughout the U.S., which could be decided later this year.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/victory-wyomings-wolves-just-got-federal-protection-back.html#ixzz3Ec8nF7gL

 

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ADDITIONAL

This is a very powerful video lasting over one hour; which shows both the bad and good sides of stray dog control in the Balkans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo3uNYAGhqU#t=13