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Jaguar shot dead after Olympic ceremony in Brazil 6/21/16 washingtonpost.com

On Monday, a rare Amazon jaguar was shot dead by military forces, after it escaped handlers following a torch ceremony. The incident took place in Manaus, a city deep inland and far from Rio de Janeiro, where most of the Olympic events will take place. The jaguar was killed at a zoo attached to a military training center, even though it had been tranquilized, reportedly because it approached a soldier.

“We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal. This image goes against our beliefs and our values,” Rio 2016, the local organizing committee, said in a statement.

According to Ipaam, the Amazonas state government environmental authority that oversees the use of wild animals, the jaguar, known as Juma, was not officially allowed to participate in the torch ceremony. “No request was made to authorize the participation of the jaguar ‘Juma’ in the event of the Olympic torch,” Ipaam said in a statement.

“Juma was a docile animal used to living among people at the center,” the Brazilian army said in a statement (via the Associated Press). The army said that, when tranquilizers fired by handlers failed to stop the jaguar from approaching a soldier sent into the zoo to recapture it, the animal was shot in the head with a pistol.

Local animal-rights groups questioned the use of the jaguar, as well. “When will people (and institutions) stop with this sick need to show power and control by confining, taming and showcasing wild animals?” Animal Freedom Union, a Rio de Janeiro-based animal rights group, wrote on its Facebook page.

A onça não tinha nada a ver com essa palhaçada, tentou fugir e acabou morta. #shame #olimpiadas2016 pic.twitter.com/JalhAhMcYa

— Marcelo Medici (@marcelomedici) June 21, 2016

Jaguars are the only members of the big-cat Panthera genus, which also includes lions, tigers and leopards, native to the Americas. The Brazilian Olympic team is using a smiling yellow jaguar, named Ginga, as its mascot.
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June 22 2016 9:40 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
Fuck Rio
Fuck Brazil
Fuck the Olypics and not just the Rio Olympics.

I am so fucking glad the plan for holding it in Boston were rejected.
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July 7 2016 9:57 AM   QuickQuote Quote  
plenty of shitheads running Europe too






EU opposes ban on ivory trade




Wildlife officials in nearly 30 African states say they are appalled by an EU decision to oppose a comprehensive global ban on the ivory trade.

In a position paper released on 1 July, the European commission said that rather than an all-encompassing ban it would be better to encourage countries with growing elephant numbers to “sustainably manage” their populations.

An existing global embargo on ivory sales is due to end in 2017 and Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa and Botswana are pushing for it to be replaced with a decision-making mechanism for future tusk trading, at the Convention on International Trade in International Species (Cites) conference in Johannesburg this September.

However, the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) – a coalition of 29 African states – is warning of a mass extinction on the continent within 25 years, unless elephants are given an ‘Annex I’ Cites listing, which would ban any future domestic ivory trade.

Andrew Seguya, the director of Uganda’s Wildlife Authority, told the Guardian: “If the EU prevents an Annex I listing, it will be the beginning of the extinction of the African elephant for sure. We have lost 100,000 elephants in just three years. If nothing is done, we will see a tipping of the balance in conservation efforts before the next Cites COP (conference of parties).”

In 2014, 20,000 African elephants were killed by poachers. Between 2009 and 2015, Tanzania and Mozambique lost over half their elephant populations, with similar figures reported across east and central Africa.

The death rate is such that every 15 minutes, an elephant somewhere is killed by poachers.

Experts say that traumatised elephant populations in Africa are increasingly becoming nocturnal and migrating in mega-herds of up to 550 in a bid to avoid contact with poachers.

Azizou El Hadj Issa, a former minister in Benin and president of the AEC’s council of elders said: “The situation is alarming in most of our countries. Elephants are slaughtered every day, rangers are being killed and the trade is fuelling terrorism which destabilises the continent and has huge repercussions for EU security. We need the EU to support us and become part of the solution to this crisis.”

A one-off legal sale of ivory in 2007, when the current ban came into force, was followed by “an abrupt, significant, permanent, robust and geographically widespread increase” in elephant poaching, according to researchers.

Patricia Awori a member of the AEC’s secretariat, said that she was left “flabbergasted” by the EU’s positioning. “When you consider that there were 600,000 elephants at the start of the crisis which led to this Appendix I proposal and there are now less than 400,000, I am at a loss to understand why this is not more troubling for the EU.”

Patrick Omondi, the deputy director of the Kenya wildlife service, added he was “taken aback and disappointed” by the stance from Brussels.

The most recent figures show a 61% decline in African elephants between 1980 and 2013.
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I really hope the Rio olympics are an utter and total clusterfuck that make Sochi look like paradise.
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I met Peter Kubelka once and he told me a funny anecdote about this sad, brutal little film that also manages to be hilarious at times. It was put together from footage of awful rich German safari tourists who had hired him to document their vacation for home-movie purposes afterwards. Some time passed and he used footage from the many reels he had taken for them to make this film, which I guess was less legally regulated at the time [1966] in terms of release rights, privacy rights, etc., and some time after that, he ran into one of the asshole German dudes at some bar who recognized him from across the room and was obviously upset at being publicly ridiculed in the film. So, primed with beer-courage, this fuckwad charges at him like one of the poor animals they had killed on their trip, not realizing that Kubelka was like a 7th degree black belt in something or other, and Kubelka dropped Raging Kielbasa like the sack of shit he was before he landed a single blow. I told him I wished he had done that on the trip before the trophy hunt, and he agreed. Solid dude.
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Storied Alaska wolf pack beloved for nearly a century has vanished due to hunting


Since the 1930s, scientists have documented every detail of the pack’s lives: their hunting ranges, mating rituals, even the content of their droppings. They traced family lineage through dozens of generations, giving individual wolves names like “The Dandy,” “Grandpa” and “Robber Mask.”

Now the researchers must record one final detail in the wolves’ long history: They may all be dead.

The last radio-collared male was found shot dead near a hunting camp in May. Now, park officials can’t find the last three pack members: a mother wolf without a collar and her two pups. It’s impossible to know for sure what happened to them, officials said, but it’s unlikely that the mother and her pups will survive without the support and protection of a pack. The family’s den is empty and overgrown with weeds. Porcupines have taken it over since June 28, when the group was last seen.

The wolf pack is the most recent fatality of a controversial Alaska policy that allows hunters to kill wolves and other large predators in the state’s national wildlife refuges, wildlife advocates say. Park officials estimated 49 wolves lived in Denali National Park this spring, only three more than the park’s all-time low of 46 in 1986 and a significant decline from the early 2000s when it was common to count more than 100. In 2015, only 5 percent of Denali visitors reported seeing a wolf — down from 45 percent in 2010.

The East Fork pack’s decline was fast and drastic. In 2013, the nine-member East Fork pack was one of the largest of the nine monitored groups. By the fall of 2014 the pack’s numbers had grown to 17, according to Park Service data. Then, the numbers steadily dropped.

The causes of their deaths vary. Many are shot and killed (legally and illegally) by hunters. One died of blood loss after becoming trapped in a snare. But one pattern emerges: About 75 percent of deaths in the East Fork pack in the past year were caused by human trapping and hunting, park biologist Bridget Borg told Alaska Public Media.

By May, only the mother wolf and her two cubs remained. Now, they are gone as well.
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Internet Backlash after 12 year old Utah girl posts photo with dead giraffe, zebra and other animals after safari

Aryanna Gourdin and her father Eli traveled to South Africa last week and their trophies included a zebra, giraffe and impala.

Aryanna posted the photos on her Braids and Bows Facebook page, and they immediately went viral, with one group of photos receiving more than 73,000 comments.

“One of my dream hunts for sure!!” the pre-teen captioned of a photo of the dead zebra.

Aryanna wrote on Facebook that her hunting trips are good for endangered species.





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"Aryanna wrote on Facebook that her hunting trips are good for endangered species."

Because killing an animal means there will be MORE of those animals!
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August 21 2016 10:32 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
why the fuck would you ever kill a giraffe. thats just fucked up
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August 28 2016 7:08 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
It's probably easier to not kill the giraffe.
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