Animal Protection Agency

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We are a global animal protection group who's main mission is threefold. We are Safety Consultants on film sets, we are Expert Witnesses in court and we teach Humane Education in the classroom.
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05/10/2020
05/10/2020
Pawsitively Famous Animal Actors
04/30/2020

Pawsitively Famous Animal Actors

Do you have questions about animals working on set? Today is the day to get them answered! I will be chatting today with Jami LoVullo from the Animal Protection Agency. If you can't join live please post your questions below. A replay of the show will be available.
#PawsitivelyFamousLive #setlife #animalactors #facebookliveshow #PawsitivelyFamous

*Permission to share and crosspost granted and appreciated!

Project Coyote
04/28/2020

Project Coyote

Please share this infographic created by our social media intern/strategist, Aspen Stevens. One of the biggest concerns about foxes and coyotes is that seeing one during the day means the individual is sick, even rabid. This is rarely the case! Discourage calling animal control if you see wild canid out and about during the day. Covid-19 has also increased daytime sightings since more of us are staying inside. Additionally, it’s baby season! Most often, a daytime canid right now means there are hungry little mouths to feed. 🐾🦊




#coyotes #coyote #easterncoyote #easterncoyotes #coywolf #fox #foxes #redfoxes #babyfoxes #kits #coexistence #carnivorecoexistence #stopwildlifekillingcontests #wildlifephotography #animalphotography #animallovers #naturelovers #bantrapping #animalcruelty #coexistence #urbancoyotes #backyardwildlife #killinggames

Coyote Watch Canada
04/25/2020
Coyote Watch Canada

Coyote Watch Canada

You might think that fox taking a stroll in your backyard is a new development, but its probably always done that, and you didn’t notice because you were at work. Seeing an animal in the daytime doesn’t mean it’s sick, and is not a cause for alarm. More generally, observing urban animals (without disturbing them) is a safe and enjoyable activity, particularly these days when our ability to socialize with other people is severely curtailed.

West Coast Equine  (www.westcoastequine.net)
04/24/2020
West Coast Equine (www.westcoastequine.net)

West Coast Equine (www.westcoastequine.net)

Can my horse (or cat or dog) get COVID-19?

We have been getting that question a lot and while research is limited, it currently appears that transmission is primarily human to human. It is currently not recommend to get your pet tested for COVID-19.

If you want to read more, here is an informative article from the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association).

https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/testing-animals-sars-cov-2?utm_source=email-mem&utm_medium=coronavirus200422&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_term=link&utm_content=testing-animals-more

What Should You Do If You Find a Baby Bunny Nest?
04/20/2020
What Should You Do If You Find a Baby Bunny Nest?

What Should You Do If You Find a Baby Bunny Nest?

This time of year, young rabbits seem to populate every suburban yard. Here, wildlife experts offer tips on what to do if you find a nest of baby bunnies.

Animal Protection Agency's cover photo
04/18/2020

Animal Protection Agency's cover photo

New Dixie Chicks video! Monitoring by APA.
04/18/2020

New Dixie Chicks video! Monitoring by APA.

Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network
04/10/2020

Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network

Baby bunnies are some of our most common patients.
They do not always need to be rescued!
Bunnies make nests in the grass. If you see a nest of baby bunnies, do not assume they are orphaned –– mom usually visits at dawn and dusk.
Monitor and wait for mom to come back.
Remember, she will be afraid of you, so stay way back, preferably inside a structure, so she feels comfortable approaching her nest.

If you have doubts that mom is visiting the nest, try putting a ring of flour or a tic-tac-toe of yarn over the nest and wait. If the flour or yarn are disturbed, mom is still visiting. If there is still no sign, call SBWCN at (805) 681-1080 for advice.

Read more here:
http://sbwcn.org/nest-of-bunnies

Graphic made by our friends at Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center

Please don’t trim trees!
04/10/2020

Please don’t trim trees!

Tippi Hedren. My idol/mentor. This is one of the strongest women I've had the honor of sharing most of my life with. She is beautiful and strong inside and out. ROAR

California Court Approves Ban on Federal Wildlife Poisoning, Trapping
04/08/2020
California Court Approves Ban on Federal Wildlife Poisoning, Trapping

California Court Approves Ban on Federal Wildlife Poisoning, Trapping

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — In response to a lawsuit filed by wildlife advocacy groups, a federal animal-killing program must restrict its use of bird-killing poisons in Northern California and stop settin…

Equerry & Ace
04/03/2020

Equerry & Ace

What a FABULOUS day for our first ever Equerry & Ace clinic, "Equine Safety & Horsemanship for Performers"! We had an amazing group of performers and horse enthusiasts join us while some really legendary, inspiring, and kind industry professionals came and shared their wealth of knowledge with us for the day! What a beautiful day it was too! Such fantastic energy and so much amazing advice and stories shared.

Looking forward to the next and we are ever grateful to everyone that came to learn, support, and connect with our Equerry & Ace team!

Special thanks to Guest speakers, Steve Boyles, Diane Grant-Schott, Lisa Brown, and Jami LoVullo! Sorry that we were not able to have Studio Steeds and DVM Katie Prince due to a couple of medical emergencies, but we are sending them all the love in the world.

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#stuntwoman #stuntman #stunts #horses #equestrian #horsemanship #safety #onset #sagaftra #emmys #televisionacademy #film #television #streaming #la #losangeles #hollywood

04/02/2020

Due to recent inquiries, we have Temporarily allowed for Zoom or Facebook Live to monitor in-house shoots with animals for disclaimers. This is only temporary. We pride ourselves on documenting each and every shot while on set and as soon as the Covid-19 ban is lifted we will go right back to that.

Zoos Saving Species
04/02/2020
Zoos Saving Species

Zoos Saving Species

"For the next eight weeks, middle and high school teachers and students can gain access to 22 free, self-paced online courses through the San Diego Zoo covering a variety of taxonomic groups and individual animal species.

Offered by the San Diego Zoo Global Academy, the interactive courses are designed to be completed by students in as little as one to two hours. They include video, images and quizzes to teach students about mammals, birds, reptiles, monotremes and more."

https://www.kusi.com/san-diego-zoo-academy-offers-eight-weeks-of-free-classes/

Stop eating wildlife!
03/26/2020
Guest Article: The Imperative of Ending Wildlife Crime | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

Stop eating wildlife!

There is no international legal framework for cooperative global and national action to catch and punish serious wildlife criminals, nor is there an agreed definition of wildlife crime. This is despite the devastating impact it has on wildlife, local communities, national economies, security, public...

03/09/2020

Missing Gene
Stephen Capra

How can it be that people can see wildlife so differently? By that I mean, one group can love the wildness, the spirit, and beauty of an animal, while others see it as a commodity. Some view it as something devoid of spirit, something they have a right to abuse, torture and kill. They seem unable or unwilling to except wildlife as creatures with families, emotion or true feelings; the idea of truly being able to feel pain is something they simply deny.

This is a world of what I refer to as people who are missing a critical gene. This gene of love and compassion for animals is one that some seem to be lacking. That was apparent this past week when we held our “Ending trapping in the Urban Interface” forum in Missoula. After a week of trappers brutally threatening and ripping Imagination Brewery over their allowing us to present there, which included blasting them on Yelp and other social media sites, this group of missing genes appeared at our forum. They listened while staring straight forward. When they spoke they questioned, “if animals really felt pain when caught in a trap”; they talked about us taking “their lands.”

Their big message was that their payment of $28 dollars a year to trap, including the right to destroy five wolves each, gives them the right to control the fate of wildlife and the public lands we all use to recreate on because we pay nothing. How many non-target animals were killed in wolf traps? We’ll never know.
Let’s think about that for a moment, for $28.00, they can kill at will wildlife in numbers that can be staggering if you include animals like coyotes that don’t even need a permit. Coyotes--you can trap unlimited numbers for free. Pain, suffering, destroyed packs, more spread of disease, increased numbers of coyotes. Take out the alpha male or female and they all breed because the family structure is destroyed, and females can have up to 19 pups each to fill the vacuum. It also comes at the loss for us, the general public that long to see beavers in the river, who want to hear the coyote songs and wish for wolves to restore our lands, to keep our wildlife populations healthy. People do not want to see bald eagles caught in traps or grizzly bears. The by-catch of this indiscriminate killing is species that are threatened, endangered or your dog.

As the forum progressed, it was clear that we were not speaking the same language and more importantly, the strong urge that many people have to protect wildlife, to treasure it, was seen by those who trap as somewhat sentimental, silly and was constantly brought back to their needs, their desire to kill and their self-righteous belief that what they did was acceptable in modern society.

So I go back to a missing gene, a missing something that allows people to club innocent animals to death, to make jokes about picking up baby chicks at a store and bringing them home for "dog treats”.

This battle, this war, to save wildlife from the jaws of death at the hands of trappers is not an easy fight or something that will end overnight. It will be a fight for the right of animals to co-exist and to be part of our collective lives. We want beavers in the river, we want eagles in the sky, we want wolves on the ground and we want society to mature and finally understand the value of wildlife alive.

We want those that lack a gene or the capacity to love wildlife, to mature as well. We cannot progress with blood on our soil and in our rivers. We can only progress when the steel jaws and snares are removed from our public lands.

When I see images of the fear and desperation that animals have when caught in a trap and I understand their final moments are met with a club or a gunshot, I understand more deeply the many historical tragedies that humans have done to each other and to this earth. Many did so in the name of county or religion, but mostly because of ignorance and greed.

We have reached a point in society where we no longer want racism; we no longer believe in glass ceilings, we believe in the power of diversity. But on the long windswept prairies and tall mountains of Montana, there remains our country’s darkest side. It is a place where some kill and torture animals without fear of retribution. They are sanctioned by the state and proud and determined to keep killing without fairness, without heart and devoid of soul.

If there is a gene missing, perhaps I would feel better, to understand why. But what I know is we will never stop fighting, educating and demanding an end to this insanity or condoned cruelty and persecution in our country. Trapping must end and it must end not just in Montana, but across this country.

When I look in the eyes of the coyote or wolf, I feel shame, shame that we have not stopped this and awed by their strength and wisdom. They ask only for freedom and space to live, we must honor that and stop their suffering. We must be better.

For those unwilling to change, we must force the change, we are not taking their lands; we are reclaiming ours. Not just for us, but for the wildlife that calls it home.

Wolfwatcher
03/08/2020
Wolfwatcher

Wolfwatcher

Coyotes deserve our respect, not our fear

https://bit.ly/2Vyj0Kq

When asked about the best ways to make suburbs and cities friendly to urban wildlife, Magle says, “This work is in its infancy but some things are clear — spaces with natural vegetation, corridors to allow for movement, and underpasses to avoid roads and traffic are a must.”

“On an urbanizing planet, the only way we can ensure that wildlife survive in the long-term is to think about how to make cities where people and animals can co-exist,” he continues.

When it comes to more rural environments, coyotes often are targeted to protect livestock and to safeguard deer and other wild game for hunters. However, some researchers say that’s not an effective strategy.

Rabbits are notoriously difficult to rehab. If you find one that needs help, please handle as little as possible.
03/03/2020

Rabbits are notoriously difficult to rehab. If you find one that needs help, please handle as little as possible.

Life is hard for wild rabbits. Nature equipped them with a tendency toward a strange condition called capture myopathy. When grabbed or handled by predators (including humans and our pets) cottontail rabbits will often experience failure of every organ system in the body— even if they’re not physically injured during the capture.

This beautiful girl had an unfortunate run-in with a pet dog tonight, and the stress of being grabbed and shaken took a serious toll on her body. We’re working on keeping her as calm and comfortable as possible.

In cases like this, no one is to blame for a rabbit developing capture myopathy. But we hope this bunny’s story might help save the lives of other rabbits, because capture myopathy is sometimes preventable.

If your pet ever catches a rabbit or other wild animal, the most important thing you can do is to keep the animal in a calm, dark, quiet place while getting it to a rehabilitator. Please turn off the music in your car and avoid speaking, if you can. And please don’t worsen the problem by handling, hugging, or petting the critter. While well-intended, contact with people will only cause more stress.

Please see forfoxsakewildlife.com/support for ways you can help us care for native wildlife. 💜 🐇

#cottontail #wildliferescue

Project Coyote
03/01/2020

Project Coyote

Just because you see a coyote - or any wild animal- during the day doesn't mean it's sick or rabid. Although urban coyotes "generally" are most active at night (nocturnal) or dawn/dusk (crepuscular), there are multiple reasons they may be out during the day. When pups start to eat meat in late spring/ summer, parents might be out more frequently to feed hungry mouths. In the fall, when young coyotes are dispersing to find territory and mates, they also may be seen during the day since they are more inexperienced and more eager to get a move on. In areas where coyotes are more habituated to people, they may be more comfortable being out during the day- this is another reason to keep your pet food inside and to NEVER feed a coyote. So if you or a neighbor sees a song dog in the sunlight, don't rush to call animal control; your coyote neighbor is likely just passing right on through. 📸: Trish Carney
(First post, one of my microscope slides accidentally made its way into the post- my apologies!🐾)




#coyotes #coyote #easterncoyote #easterncoyotes #coywolf #fox #foxes #bobcats #coexistence #carnivorecoexistence #stopwildlifekillingcontests #wildlifephotography #animalphotography #urbancoyotes #animallovers #naturelovers #bantrapping #animalcruelty #coexistence #urbancoyotes #urbancoyote #backyardwildlife #killinggames

Connecticut Wildlife Rescue
02/23/2020

Connecticut Wildlife Rescue

It’s almost that time again. You’re going to see raccoons during the daytime, coming and going from your barns and sheds. Be patient please. Mom will move on when the kits are big enough to travel. She just wants a safe place for her babies. If you have a problem, message me here with a contact number and a good time to call. I’d much rather help you keep these guys together than have you unintentionally creating orphans.

Island Packers
02/18/2020

Island Packers

Since early on the morning of February 14th, we have been pulling balloons like these out of the ocean along our route to the Channel Islands. And as we monitor social media, we are seeing that the same thing is occurring with all the other boat companies from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. 😩💔🥺

BALLOONS BLOW. Do not let them go! 🎈🚫

#wildlifeconservation #balloonsblow #oceanplanet #treasureinthesea #marinedebris #protectyourpark

Project Coyote
02/17/2020
Project Coyote

Project Coyote

Knocking em down. Because it’s the right thing to do. Shame on killing for fun. GO COLORADO! Brought to you by #MarcBekoff our science advisory board member. #endKillingGames

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