Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Whale of a Week, Dolphin Outlook, International Dolphin Day in a month, Bella Thorne, Michelle Wolf, Orca Whales, AAA, GOP Launches Slew of Attacks on Endangered Species Act, Suit Filed Over Huge Trump Oil Rush in Gulf of Mexico, Sustainable Action Network (SAN)

We’re calling on individuals, activists and organizations across the world to participate on this International Day of Awareness. 

In Defense of Animals
Stop SeaWorld's Animal Cruelty Partnership with AAA. The American Automobile Association has launched a shocking partnership with SeaWorld. The AAA is offering reduced-price tickets and encouraging its 55 million members to see the dolphins and whales forced to live and die in captivity for entertainment and corporate greed. Act now to urge the AAA to stop supporting the abuse of cetaceans at SeaWorld! TAKE ACTION
Bella Thorne Won't Put Up With SeaWorld's Animal Abuse
Bella Thorne Won't Put Up With SeaWorld's Animal Abuse
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Bella Thorne Goes From SeaWorld Commercial to PETA Activist
Bella Thorne Goes From SeaWorld Commercial to PETA Activist
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) 

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GOP Launches Slew of Attacks on Endangered Species Act
Congressional Republicans have just launched more than a dozen new attacks on the Endangered Species Act and the 1,800 imperiled animals and plants protected by this landmark law.

The Senate held a hearing Tuesday on legislation that would virtually obliterate the Act and push hundreds of species toward extinction, including grizzly bears, wolves and Pacific salmon. Meanwhile the House is poised to vote on 13 policy riders attempting to gut the Act. These attacks follow a nine-bill package introduced last week seeking to eviscerate the law.

"This legislation is deeply out of touch with the values of most Americans," said the Center's Brett Hartl. "Since the Act was passed, it has prevented hundreds of extinctions."

Read more in our press release.
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Suit Filed Over Huge Trump Oil Rush in Gulf of Mexico
The Trump administration has offered up more of the Gulf of Mexico for offshore oil drilling than history has ever seen: 78 million acres, virtually all the available public acreage. So the Center for Biological Diversity and allies this week sued Trump's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Our lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., challenges the agency's failure to analyze risks to people and wildlife from the massive selloff.

"Trump is turning over the Gulf of Mexico to oil companies so they can drill and frack with no regard for the consequences. Shortcutting environmental review puts the natural world at risk and will push us deeper into the climate crisis," said Kristen Monsell, legal director of the Center's Oceans program.

We've filed more than 80 lawsuits against the Trump administration. Read more about our latest in The Hill.