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Alexandra Paul & Bonnie-Jill Laflin Message at San Francisco Rally: Free Rare Tule Elk

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Taxpayers give subsidized ranchers another 20 years for killing and polluting Point Reyes National Beach

Alexandra Paul And Bonnie Jill Laughlin Join the rapidly growing call to eliminate polluting factory farming and free the precious remaining tulle deer that have been starved to death at Point Reyes National Beach.

He is best known for playing Lieutenant Stephanie Holden Baywatchan actress Alexandra Paul Address a crowd to liberate Tule elk on Saturday, December 4, via A recorded message On a huge video screen. “The elk deserve better than what they get, so much better. They need to be freed from all fences in Point Reyes… Farms pollute the park grounds, pollute their waterways, even the air we breathe. The ranches are contributing to our climate crisis. There is no cattle and dairy business in this national park or in any national park.”

Sports broadcaster and former NBA scout Bonnie Jill Laughlin He personally joined the march and addressed the crowd enthusiastically: “As a little girl, I was fascinated by them [Tule elk] And their beauty…I was saddened to see…They are dying miserably…Now NPS is supporting a plan to shoot some of the Tule elk at the request of the farm owners, and I was outraged because if the animals cannot be saved in a national park, where can they be saved? ? The Tule elk is a rare animal that deserves protection and is not a rancher’s bullet.”

In Defense of Animals, TreeSpirit Project, Turtle Island Conservation Network, And Western Watershed Project The rally was hosted in response to the National Park Service’s (NPS) new public administration plan. Adopted in September, NPS doubled down on its horrific, pro-cattle, and anti-wildlife policies at Point Reyes National Seashore — which have killed more than 406 rare and iconic Tule elk parks in just one decade.

“The NPS Public Administration plan continues and expands its policies on killing elk, harming wildlife and being environmentally destructive, giving livestock companies new 20-year lease extensions — and now for the first time allowing some tule elk to be shot to death,” said Fleur Dawes, Director of Communications. in a In defense of animals. The destruction of the seashore is horrific, unacceptable and politically motivated. Actor Jared Hoffman must stop prioritizing donations from the animal husbandry industry over the will of the American public who wants to liberate our lands and elk from the tyranny of ranchers.”


Environmentalists, indigenous rights representatives, biologists, conservationists, wildlife advocates, animal rights activists, and members of the public demonstrated at Crissy Field in San Francisco, to expose the financial and political corruption driving the NPS’s betrayal of its mission to protect the wild. Animals and Wildlife Conservation within this unique coastal national park in California.

Teresa Harlan, who works as an advocate for indigenous access to their homelands on public lands, has advocated for the repatriation of ancestral lands and the reassertion of nature at Point Reyes National Beach. Photo: Tony Segal, Silver Reaction Media

Theresa Harlan, who works as an advocate for The arrival of indigenous peoples to their homelands on public lands, He said, “[My Coast Miwok family] They lived the sustainable life as their ancestors did until it ended in the 1950s by ranchers who unjustly kicked out my family… Farms are literally built on the bones of the people of Coast Myoc on seashell piles… That’s an injustice… It’s a systematic racist story that buries the importance of The steadfastness of Coast Miwok and his attempts to preserve the legend of defeating the natives. We do not.”

Protesters at Crissy Field, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, have created a massive tomb of 406 elk To dramatize the alarming number of rare toole elk killings by NPS policies. The largest remaining elk population is trapped behind a deadly 3-mile-long, 8-foot-high fence that prevents access to adequate food and water in the national park.

Protesters at Crissy Field have created a massive cemetery to illustrate the alarming number of rare Tule elk killed due to NPS’s pro-farmer policies on the Point Reyes National Seashore. Photo: Jack Geschdet/TreeSpiritProject.com

According to the latest NPS annual census152 elk died in one year, from 2020 to 2021. The death toll for Toul elk has yet to be announced this year (2021 to 2022) and is expected to be delayed, as it was last year, due to expected PR fallout.

“There are less than 590 of the iconic Tule elk in Point Reyes and half of them are trapped inside a fenced and drought-stricken ‘reserve’ where they are dying by the hundreds, all at the behest of private ranching operations just to rent public land in this public garden. Jack Geshetov said: The public doesn’t know these ugly facts, so we’re going to tell them, and they’ll be as angry as we are.” In defense of animals And TreeSpirit . Project.

A terrible example is set in Point Reyes during the climate crisis, where beef and dairy farms generate more greenhouse gases (plus more soil, water, and marine pollution) than the 200,000 annual Seashore visitor vehicles do.

The NPS General Management Plan awards livestock operations 20-year leases at rates half the market value. So taxpayers are inadvertently subsidizing the very industries that are destroying the park, wreaking climate havoc.

“We shouldn’t be putting U.S. tax money toward the unsustainable livestock farming that pollutes the only national seashore on the Pacific Ocean,” said Scott Webb, advocacy and policy director at Turtle Island Recovery Network.

NPS betrays the public’s trust and its charter mission to prioritize wild animals and wild lands in a US national park. They are systematically killing the few hundred wild elk remaining in his care – along with other wildebeest that have been fenced, hunted and forced to give up 28,000 acres of land given to the resource-intensive cattle industry and extraction.

“The Point Reyes National Seashore was formed to protect and restore this beautiful shoreline and the marine waters adjacent to it, which is a biodiversity hotspot not only for tulle elk, but also for rare plants, butterflies, coho salmon, redhead trout and California trout,” said Laura. Cunningham, director of California at Western Watershed Project. “Now is the time to restore the seashore and not continue to shake off the legacy of the millennia of Mioc Coast’s care of these coastal meadows and ocean habitats.”

In defense of animalsAnd TreeSpirit . ProjectAnd Turtle Island Recovery Network, Western Watershed Project And other animal, wildlife, and national parks activists will continue to speak out against the planned shooting of the Tule elk, for the removal of the fence that is fatally restricting the Tule elk, as well as the hundreds of miles of additional farm fencing that restricts public access to the National Seashore.

The only rational, defensible and environmentally justified solution is to remove all private cattle business from this precious and unique national park.

The public is encouraged to learn more and take action: http://www.idausa.org/elk

In defense of animals is an international animal protection organization based in Marin, California, with more than 250,000 supporters and has 38 years of fighting for animals, people and the environment through education and campaigns, as well as practical rescue facilities in India, South Korea, and rural Mississippi.www.idausa.org/elk

TreeSpirit . Project Raises awareness of the critical role of forests, wildlife, and the natural world in human lives. Thousands of people have participated in the fine arts community images that give people a sensory experience in the real world of this interconnectedness, outside of the virtual internet. https://treespiritproject.com

Turtle Island Recovery Network is a global non-profit ocean conservation organization headquartered in Olima, California, whose mission is to inspire and mobilize people around the world to protect the marine and ocean biodiversity that sustain all life on Earth. http://www.SeaTurtles.org

Western Watershed Project is a non-profit organization working to protect the watersheds and wildlife of the American West. Since 1993 we have been unrelenting in our commitment to addressing livestock problems on public lands. https://www.westernwatersheds.org

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