USA: Project Coyote’s make a presentation to the Mendocino Board of Supervisors about alternatives to traditional predator management.



Published on May 26, 2015

Camilla Fox and Keli Hendricks of Project Coyote give a presentation on non-lethal predator management to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors.

Presentation is followed by public comment on the issue.

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Dear Mark,

I wrote to you on May 5th as Project Coyote’s Predator Friendly Ranching Coordinator Keli Hendricks and I were headed North to make a presentation to the Mendocino Board of Supervisors about alternatives to traditional predator management as carried out by the USDA Wildlife Services program. This presentation was part of a settlement agreement of a lawsuit we filed with allies against Mendocino County. In that precedent setting suit we argued that the county was in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for failing to adequately analyze the impacts of the Wildlife Services program on the environment and wildlife. As part of the settlement agreement, non-lethal alternatives must be considered and I represented our coalition in presenting those alternatives.

You can watch our presentation before the Mendocino Board of Supervisors below and read more about it here and listen to a KMUD News radio piece about it here.

Watch Camilla’s full presentation by clicking here:

We are using all the tools available to expose the unconscionable carnage wrought by USDA Wildlife Services – and to help communities move from killing to coexistence. Read this front-page feature story in this past Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle here– and a follow-up Opinion Editorial written by Project Coyote Advisory Board member Peter Coyote in yesterday’s Chronicle, which you can read here.

But we need your help to continue this effort. Right now we have a generous donor who has pledged to match – dollar for dollar – all donations up to $12,000. 

Many of you responded to our last appeal and helped us raise $6,500 – but we have $5,500 still to go.

Time is critical; please pledge today and help us meet this challenge.

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We have just supported this excellent cause with a donation – please join with us and give a donation – thank you).

Mendocino County – like so many counties throughout North America – contracts with Wildlife Services to pay a federal trapper to trap, snare, poison, and shoot wild animals seen as a threat to agriculture. Counties often receive matching funds from Wildlife Services to pay for the federal trapper’s salary and equipment – thereby using your taxpayer dollars at both the county and federal levels to subsidize this lethal program.

But very often county government officials are largely unaware that these contracts are renewed each year resulting in the deaths of thousands of animals. In 2014 alone, Wildlife Services killed close to 3 million animals. That is 7,400 animals slaughtered every single day in the U.S. In Mendocino County, hundreds of animals are killed each year including bears, mountain lions and bobcats at an annual expense to taxpayers of more than $140,000. Mendocino County federal trapper Chris Brennan admitted during a 2009 hearing in Mendocino County Superior Court that he killed “close to 400” dogs over the previous 10 years as part of his animal damage control work for USDA Wildlife Services. Outrageous? Indeed! We are doing all that we can to expose these atrocities. Read more about that here.

As Dr. Bob Crabtree, Project Coyote Science Advisory Board member, says about Wildlife Services predator control program in the San Francisco Chronicle, “It can’t be justified economically, ethically or ecologically.”

Help us shift the paradigm from killing to coexistence. We depend on individual donors to sustain our work for North America’s wildlife. If you haven’t already, please help us meet this generous matching pledge and reach our goal of raising $12,000, which will go directly toward our campaign to stop the slaughter of North America’s wildlife and to promote non-lethal alternatives to killing.

Thank you for your support,

Camilla H. Fox
Founder & Executive Director

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UK: Dr Hawden Trust Announces New Medical Research Scholarships That Do Not Involve Any Animal Testing or Research.

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The Dr Hawden Trust (DHT) is the UK’s leading non animal medical research charity.

About them in their own worfds –

Today they have announced this years studentship projects; covering a wide range of human illness research without causing the suffering of any animals.

A full review of each of the projects associated with non animal human benefit research can be found by clicking on the following link:

Announcing 14 new Summer Studentship projects

We are delighted to announce that your support will allow the DHT to fund 14 Summer Studentships this year – our greatest number yet.

The projects will take place at universities up and down the country, from Plymouth to Edinburgh, and cover a wide range of research from tuberculosis to prostate cancer. With 3D cell culture and ‘on-a-chip’ technology developing at such a fast pace, several of our studentships will explore the latest ways to develop these techniques.

All the students will be undertaking research that will increase our understanding of devastating diseases while helping to replace the use of animals in medical research.

Further details about the projects are on our website.

If you’d like to help support this work, you can make a donation on our website or via PayPal.

Thank you!

P.S. If you live or work around Hitchin, please drop off your donations for our new vegan charity shop at our office in Portmill Lane. We are here Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Thank you!


Here at SAV we see these kind of research projects without using animals as the positive way forward.  Animals are different to us as a species; and the react differently to medications and research drugs that are put into them to find a ‘cure’ for human sickness.  In our opinion, you should remove the animal research from the tests and instead, concentrate specifically and directly on the human system and what it can / cannot do.  We fully support the work of DHT and are positive that much more progress into human illness and cures will be achieved through their non animal approach instead of the outdated, risky and very antiquated approach that some still hold that animal research is the only way forward.

We feel that the work which be undertaken with these new projects will present a lot of new and exciting results.


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Please also try and support the excellent work of Shelter Alex in Subotica to care for the 500+ stray dogs that they have in their care.  

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New Zealand: Largest Livestock Shipment Ever Remains Shrouded In Mystery.




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USA: Petition The Mayor of North Charleston – Dog With Face Taped Up Deserves Justice !



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Is this just not the most disgusting thing ? – poor dog which suffered for so long in pain.

The person who did this needs to be found and prosecuted hard  – very hard.  Please give your support to the petition which is on the following:


The View From The Bedroom Window.


I want you to see the view from the bedroom window today (10/6).

Fabulous blossom (Pyracantha)    and a real pleasure to see as the first thing which you look out on in the morning !

In the Winter, loads of berries for the birds to feed on.

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A sunny day in England ! – wow – bowl me over !