The Holocaust Comparison Genocide Articles. Hunters are killing millions of animals, and 1 in 8 of those are endangered. About 1.7 million animal “trophies” have been exported across borders by hunters in the last decade, according to a new report.
At least 200,000 of them are endangered species. The report found that American hunters are by far the largest killers of trophy animals. Rusty patched bumblebee added to endangered species list. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The rusty patched bumblebee is officially endangered.
It is the first bee in the continental United States to be named endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The bees have been dying in great numbers over the past 20 years, federal officials said Tuesday. To hunt or to protect? Western states struggle with wolf management. HUNTERS, Wash. — Sheep rancher Dave Dashiell got to his feet and wiped the blood from his hands.
A newborn lamb he had just delivered took one breath, then another. He laid the lamb down gently in front of its mother. "I hope he lives," Dashiell said. In this part of Washington state, the hope is not only that the lamb will avoid sickness and injury, but that gray wolves won't make it their prey. As gray wolves multiply and come off endangered species lists in Western states, a new problem has emerged: Packs of wolves are harassing ranchers, their sheep and cattle.
An Endangered Species. Starving sea lion pups washing ashore, last link in climate change events. Gay Rights Activists: Harvey Milk. Synopsis: Harvey Milk made history when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.
A gay rights activist and community leader, he was one of the first openly gay officials in the United States. Milk was tragically shot and killed less than a year after taking office. Numerous books and films have been made about his life. Early Years. N.J.'s governor signs bill banning conversion therapy for gay children. TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie said Monday he “reluctantly” signed a bill that prohibits attempts to convert children from gay to straight. So-called "conversion therapy" is a topic that triggers fierce debate on both sides. Christie said he is reluctant to limit parents’ choices when it comes to the care and treatment of their children. But he said he decided to sign the bill into law after weighing medical experts’ positions on the practice. He pointed to the American Psychological Association's findings.
“I believe that exposing children to these health risks without clear evidence of benefits that outweigh these serious risks is not appropriate,” Christie wrote. Running For Second Term. Supreme Court's order expands same-sex marriage. WASHINGTON — The U.S.
Supreme Court expanded same-sex marriage in the United States Monday, effectively making gay marriage legal in 30 states. Unexpectedly and without comment, the justices decided not to hear appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian marriages. As Chief Justice John Roberts began the court's new term, he did not say a word about the issue. His silence frees gay and lesbian people to marry in those five states. Eight states censor LGBTQ topics in school. Now, a lawsuit is challenging that. Eight states have laws that limit how teachers can talk about LGBT issues in the classroom — but a lawsuit in Utah is aiming to overturn one of them.
Photo via Getty Images. Selma to Montgomery March. In early 1965, Selma, Alabama became the focus of efforts to register black people to vote in the South.
Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., protesters attempted to march from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery. State and local authorities attacked them to stop the march. On the third try, the marchers finally achieved their goal. Protected by National Guard troops, they walked for three days to reach Montgomery. Opinion: New sense of urgency gives rise to many ideas for better policing. The question is not new, but it seems more urgent than ever these days: How do we improve relations between police and the black communities they serve?
In early July, tensions between African-Americans and the police rose to new heights. Protests broke out around the country, following the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and police officers Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Smith, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens and Brent Thompson in Dallas. A variety of groups, from the Black Lives Matter movement to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, have suggested ways to reform our police departments. Issue Overview: Racial profiling. A car is pulled over, a pedestrian is stopped, an air traveler is pulled out of line.
If the person is being singled out on the basis of race, ethnicity or religion rather than a specific action, the incident might be an example of profiling, a law enforcement tactic that’s been used, and debated, for decades. 60 years on, Emmett Till's family visits the site of his "crime" and death. MONEY, Miss. — Two vans, escorted by local sheriff's deputies, traveled deep into the Mississippi Delta.