USA: Project Coyote Latest News – Two Victories for Bobcats!



Dear Mark,

I wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss last week’s email announcement (below) of two recent victories for wildlife that Project Coyote supporters helped make happen. 

I am pleased to share even more great news for wildlife: Just yesterday Project Coyote, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and allies settled a lawsuit with Mendocino County in California that requires the county to immediately suspend its contract with the USDA Wildlife Services agency that administers its predator control program- pending a full environmental review as required under the California Environmental Quality Act. This federal agency kills hundreds of coyotes, bears, mountain lions, bobcats and other wildlife annually in Mendocino alone. This precedent-setting case made front page news in today’s San Francisco Chronicle which you can read here.

Such victories are possible because supporters like you share Project Coyote’s concern for native carnivores and other wildlife. With your help, we will continue to knock down destructive predator control practices and build support for peaceful coexistence through the courts, the legislature, and in communities across North America.

Please continue your support of Project Coyote by making a donation today.


Thanks for all you do,

Camilla H. Fox
Founder & Executive Director 


I am thrilled to share with you two victories for bobcats!

Last week the California Fish and Game Commission denied a proposal by the California Trappers Association to repeal the bobcat trapping ban that you helped out in place last year.  We are very pleased that the commissioners* stayed firm in their decision to support the hard-fought bobcat trapping ban.

I’m proud to report that 12 Project Coyote representatives and supporters, and 11 students from Manor Elementary School in Fairfax, testified before the Commission. They spoke on behalf of bobcats and in support of our two petitions (with the Center for Biological Diversity) that would ban night hunting and trapping in places where wolves are recovering. I hand delivered more than 3,000 letters from supporters to the Commission supporting the ban. Thank you for acting to protect California’s wildlife! Both petitions are moving forward with agency staff. We will keep you posted on their progress.  

On April 13th the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department rejected a proposal that would have opened the first bobcat hunting and trapping season in the state since 1989. Project Coyote’s New Hampshire representative Chris Schadler has been deeply involved in this issue, along with a statewide coalition of conservation and animal protection organizations. Thousands of New Hampshire residents weighed in to express their support for bobcats remaining safe in the wild and not cruelly trapped or shot for sport and profit. Read more here and here.

It is so encouraging to see those who appreciate wildlife taking a stand to protect native carnivores from those who enjoy killing them. We are the majority and we are showing up in greater numbers. Through our Keeping It Wild youth program, young people are lending their impassioned voices to Project Coyote actions to protect wildlife. We applaud their energy and look forward to seeing them play a greater role.

Project Coyote is at the forefront in mobilizing grassroots support for bobcats, coyotes, wolves and other predators. We need your help to continue this important work. A one-time gift or a monthly donation–at any level–will help defend wildlife and promote co-existence.  

Thanks to you and to our allies, bobcats are safe from traps in California and New Hampshire. 


* California Fish & Game Commissioners Eric Sklar and Anthony Williams voted in support of maintaining the trapping ban while Commissioner Jacque Hostler-Carmesin voted in support of the California Trappers Association’s proposal to repeal the trapping ban.



England: Did You See The Fur Farming Programme ? – Watch It Here On BBC iplayer (UK Residents Only).


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Dear friend

Did you see it last night?  On BBC2 at 9pm yesterday evening, Reggie Yates went to a Russian fur farm in the latest installment of This World in his programme, Inside The Billionaire’s Wardrobe.

Sable, mink, arctic fox…even- shockingly- a wild lynx, lived out a sad existence, trapped in tiny, barren wire cages on a huge Russian fur farm.  Stereotypical behaviour was abundant, suffering was rampant.

“To see (a lynx) is those conditions is heartbreaking.. It is in a tiny cage, just going up and down, up and down, with crazy’s trampling over its own waste… This just really doesn’t sit well with me at all.”

Reggie Yates, when visiting a Russian fur farm, Inside The Billionaire’s Wardrobe, 2016.

UK residents can watch the programme on BBC iPlayer here.

It doesn’t make for easy viewing, but underlines why our anti-fur campaign and your support is so important.

Respect for Animals led the campaign that finally got fur farming banned in the UK- but there’s so much more still to do to stop this suffering.

Here’s what you can do to help fight back against the fur trade today:

Ask your MEP to make a difference in the battle against the fur trade.

Help bring about a fur-free EU.  Click here for more.

Sign our petition asking Harvey Nichols to abandon it’s ‘luxury’ fur range.

We are asking Harvey Nichols to abandon its ‘luxury’ fur range. 12,000 have already joined us.

Donate to Respect for Animals

Click here to support our campaign against the fur trade. We rely entirely on donations, please help us in any way you can.

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Save The Seals Update:
More than 8500 of you have already signed our letter to Canada’s new prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, asking him to end the brutal seal hunt. Thank you.

If you haven’t already, then click to view our template letter and add your name.  Don’t forget to share it with your friends and family, the seals need us.

 For the animals,






Update 27/4/16. Live Animal Exports – Turkish Border. Sample Letter To Copy and Send.

Update 27/4/16.  Live animal exports – Turkish border.


Please refer to post:

On 5/4/16, Mark telephoned Mr. Marco Valletta at the EU DG (Commission) for Health and Food Safety.  Mr. Valletta is directly responsible at the Commission as part of Commissioener Vyetenis Andriiukaitis’ team with responsibilities which directly include animal health and animal welfare.

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Turkish exports petition link –


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Eyes on Animals video about the terrible conditions at the EU / Turkish border –


As you can see in the first link given above, Mr. Valletta was sent a copy of the EoA video in relation to the situation at the EU / Turkish border.  As we stated in our post of 6/4, we are waiting now to hear back from Mr. Valetta about a) his views on the evidence provided in the video, and b) what actions he is going to take to rectify the situation for the hundreds of animals which suffer at the border.

The situation is that as of today, 27/4; we have had no response whatsoever from Mr. Valletta or the EU Commission since the discussion which took place on 5/4.  Despite promises of some action, there has been nothing from the man who allegedly represents ‘animal health and welfare’ at the Commission – Mr. Valletta.

And so today (27/4) Mark has once again telephoned the EU offices of Mr. Valletta.  This time they were both unable to discuss as Mr Valletta was not around, but after explaining the situation of no response to his assistant, Mark declared his wish for a formal response on the situation from the Commission.


For non EU supporters, this is another example of just how the EU is getting out of control; dragging things on and on; getting nowhere – and (for example) where UK citizens are contributing £150 Million a week towards the EU and being in the ‘club’ – and then we never even get a response !!  Is it any wonder lots of Brits want to get out of the EU ? – the whole EU thing has now just become a complete farce.

If you wish to send a mail to Mr Valleta regarding the situation for live EU animals exported from the EU to Turkey, then here below is a sample letter to copy and send; or alternatively, modify and send.

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Dear Mr. Valletta;

Re EU live animals exported to Turkey for slaughter.

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As the alleged person responsible for both ‘animal health’ and ‘animal welfare’ in the Health and Food Safety Commission of Vytenis Andriulaitis; I am more than surprised to learn that you have not even seen the video footage provided by ‘Eyes on Animals’ of EU animals suffering during transport to Turkey.   In other words, you have ignored the problem here of extreme bad animal health and welfare for at least the last five years since the video was first made.  As the video clearly shows, Article 13 of the Treaty of Lisbon, as well as EU Regulation 1/2005 for ‘the protection of animals during transport’, are both being clearly violated and flouted; and despite the clear evidence, still you do nothing.

This constant expose which has lasted for many years shows that you really care very little about animal health and welfare, otherwise you would have acted before now and stopped such situations as shown from taking place.

Your failures and lack of actions are doing nothing to promote the usefulness of the Commission which you represent; and especially the terms ‘animal health and welfare’.

We need action and we need it now.  Please sort out the problem or alternatively, step down from your position in the Commission and let it be taken by someone who will act – as you certainly do NOT represent good animal health and welfare.  Take action immediately to resolve this problem of live animal suffering at the EU / Turkey border; lets not have to wait another 5 years for still no EU Commission action.

I have signed the petition at

and will encourage as many people to support this until you act and represent animal welfare as your Commission title suggests you do.

You are paid a good salary at the EU to enforce the regulations in areas which you are responsible for – ie animal health and welfare – so do it !!

Yours truly,

Name and nationality.


Please send the letter to the following:,  






Petitions and London March Against Trophy Hunting.

Save the Last Living Half of the Great Barrier Reef


Save Penguins and Their Habitat


Since Turtle Island Restoration Network launched the 10,000 Redwoods Project at the end of last year, we’ve been amazed and inspired by interest in this initiative.

We are incredibly grateful to those of you who have adopted a redwood or volunteered in our nursery or in the field. Already you have helped us start 470 redwood seedlings.

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By fighting climate change, we are also protecting sea turtles, whales, sharks, dolphins, salmon, and other species at risk from sea level rise, ocean acidification, and rising temperatures.

Tree by tree we are doing the hard work to fight climate change.

We’ve planted 57 redwoods, have another 91 ready for a winter outplanting, and 470 seedlings planted and growing in our native plant nursery >>>Read about our Project Progress

March to Stop Lion Trophy Hunting, London, 30 April 2016

Come and join us as we march to Downing Street to say Stop Lion Trophy Hunting on Saturday 30th April 2016. We meet at 12.00 in Cavendish Square. The march begins at 12.30pm and arrives opposite Downing Street at 1.15pm where a delegation will hand a letter to the Prime Minister.

The route will be:

Cavendish Square, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, around Trafalgar Square, down Whitehall and arriving opposite Downing Street.