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    PNS Daily News - May 6, 20160 


    Our daily news rundown includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, who says he’s not quite ready to endorse Donald Trump for president, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, but it could be a sad day for moms with kids in jail, and do you how much time do you spend online every day? The people at Facebook know.

Animal Welfare

Wyoming officials are prepared to allow hunting and killing of Yellowstone grizzlies if the bears are removed from the Endangered Species List. (Skeeze/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - If the Yellowstone grizzly is removed from the Endangered Species List, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it's prepared to allow bears currently living on more than two million acres of habitat near the official Demographic Monitoring Area to be moved, hunted and killed, acc ...Read More

There were about 80 gray wolves in Oregon when the animal was removed from the state's endangered species list. (Gary Kramer/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The conservation group Cascadia Wildlands filed an ethics complaint on Monday against three Oregon state representatives. The group says the lawmakers misrepresented House Bill 4040, which approved the state's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. Las ...Read More

Two pups born to Mexican gray wolves at the Endangered Wolf Center in Missouri were recently introduced into a wild den in New Mexico. (Endangered Wolf Center)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists have released a pair of Mexican gray wolf pups born in a wildlife preserve into an existing den in New Mexico, but the state isn't happy about it. New Mexico game officials had warned the federal agency to not introduce new wolves into ...Read More

There are plenty of great dogs available for adoption in shelters, but advocates say beware of online and so called backyard breeders. (Veronica Carter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The idea of a new puppy in the family can sound like a great idea, but the Arkansas Attorney General's Office has a warning: Watch out for online breeders who promise a lot of things but don't follow through. These breeders have photos of adorable puppies and guarantee th ...Read More

More than a dozen circuses continue to use elephants, but Ringling Brothers has now ended the practice. (Laura Bittner/Flickr)

WILKES BARRE, Pa. – Ringling Brothers Circus on Sunday closed the curtain on the use of elephants in its shows with a final performance in Wilkes Barre. Pressure has been mounting on circuses to end elephant acts. For the elephants, the traveling shows can mean long hours of being shackled a ...Read More

Conservation groups such as the Defenders of Wildlife are concerned about a lack of progress in reintroducing the endangered Mexican gray wolf into the wild. (JimClark/USFWS)

TUCSON, Ariz. - It has been 40 years today since the Mexican gray wolf was listed as an endangered species, but conservationists are concerned about what they see as a serious lack of progress in reintroducing the animal into the wild. In 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service counted only 97 lobo ...Read More

Pacific Fisher are being threatened by logging and illegal marijuana grows, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. (USFS Region 5 Reg/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Southwest Region)

SEATTLE - As Earth Day approaches, two West Coast members of the weasel family may be heading in different directions when it comes to protection as endangered species. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied protections for the Pacific Fisher, a mid-sized weasel estimated to number a ...Read More

The Pacific Fisher survive mainly in southern Oregon, but are threatened by logging and illegal marijuana grows.  (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Pacific Southwest Region)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Earth Day is this week, and two members of the weasel family with dwindling populations might not get endangered species protections from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Last week, the agency denied the Pacific Fisher a spot on the endangered species list. The animal is esti ...Read More

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