• Don Lichterman

I am Politically Correct; People that Bait Bears & Trophy Hunters are total pussy's and total dicks!

After all, they have to use bullets and guns while standing from a far to kill something for their own odd behavior...
Heartbreaking Moment Trophy Hunters Slay a Captive-Bred Lion

Many lions who are killed for "sport" in South Africa are captive-bred, meaning they are habituated to humans and are ultimately "easier" targets for trophy hunters. PETA has released video footage of a group of hunters ambushing a captive-bred lion resting under a tree. The lion roars and charges after he is shot and wounded by one of the hunters, and it takes four more shots by the hunter and his guides to kill him.

Young Elephant Gunned Down by American Trophy Hunter

PETA has released video footage of an elephant wandering out of the bush into an area connected to Kruger National Park and American trophy hunter Aaron Raby shooting him in the head. The elephant falls to his knees and continues to suffer as Raby—who paid $30,000 for the sick pleasure of killing him—gets multiple instructions from his guides on aiming better and then, without any sense of urgency, shoots four more times, causing him to rumble in distress.

Sniffer Dog Program

Their powerful noses don't just detect ivory and rhino horn, they also trace other wildlife contraband like live tortoises and bushmeat. Since 2014, AWF's work with Kenya's law enforcement has raised conviction rates from about 45% to more than 90%.


There's a reason poachers are terrified of our canine detection units: they can sniff out contraband in under two seconds and track poachers with unfailing accuracy! That's called efficiency.

Help us unleash more dog & handler teams by making a gift today. This pandemic has stretched our resources thin – while the need for our canine units grows – so your support is critical to saving Africa's beloved species right now.

Sadly, New Jersey and Alaska are the only trophy hunting states that allow hunters to kill bear cubs.

Thus, New Jersey is a magnet for these hunters from other states, some viral hotspots now, to both enter our state and partake in the heinous practice of cruelly killing baited cubs.


Bait and shoots involve close contact between hunters removing dead bears from the field, and between hunters and state officials at black bear hunting check stations – all of this is contrary to the intent of Governor Murphy’s prior orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


The coronavirus pandemic has shut down bars, closed gyms and canceled sporting events. Now, a coalition of animal lovers is trying to stop this year's bear hunt, in part by arguing that hunters can't safely drag a dead bruin from the woods and to a check station without violating social distancing rules.  The coalition is headed by former state Sen. Raymond Lesniak and includes the Humane Society of the United States, the Sierra Club and the Animal Protection League of New Jersey. They've petitioned Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe to repeal two rules contained in the state's Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy.

Limping Fisher Cat at Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park (G.W. Zoo)

On June 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture inspected G.W. Zoo, operated by Jeff Lowe, and found several animals in need of veterinary care, including this fisher cat who was seen limping on the left rear leg and with extreme thinning hair on the tail. Jeff Lowe was cited for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act including for failing to consult the attending veterinarian over the fisher cat’s condition and failing to provide treatment to this fisher cat.


Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, the zoo known from the smash Netflix docuseries “Tiger King,” announced on August 18 that it was closed to the public. The park closed after federal officials revoked its license.


The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it suspended the exhibitor license for the park and owner Jeffrey Lowe on August 17. A Facebook post announced the park was closed “effectively immediately.” USDA said it found multiple violations at the park and many repeat violations.


“Our new park will, at least for the foreseeable future, be a private film set for Tiger King related television content for cable and streaming services,” the Facebook post said.


PETA and other animal rights groups have called for the park’s permanent closure. Brittany Peet, PETA Foundation’s deputy general counsel for captive animal law enforcement, said in a statement, “PETA looks forward to seeing every one of the long-suffering animals at the G.W. Zoo be transferred to an appropriate facility.”


“Big cats” that are privately owned, like those previously owned by Tiger King star Joe Exotic, and cared for by Carole Baskin, are in danger across the United States. According to Animal Welfare Institute, “Unscrupulous facilities profit from cub petting or photo opportunities, which fuels a rampant and vicious cycle of breeding and dumping cubs once they are 12 weeks old. Having outgrown their usefulness, these cubs are funneled into the exotic pet trade, sold to another disreputable exhibitor, or end up in the black market trade for wildlife parts.” To help these animals, help us persuade Congress to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act, to protect big cats from these terrible circumstances.


Please sign this petition urging Congress to pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act

Ted Danson, Bo Derek & Friends: "Tell Your Senators to Pass a #FinBanNow"
Minks are intelligent, sensitive animals who—in their natural homes—enjoy solitary lives, swimming, climbing, and roaming a vast territory.

It's a far cry from their life on fur farms, where they're kept inside filthy wire cages not much bigger than their bodies. Animals on these farms are plagued by disease, parasites, fear, and other hardships on a daily basis—all before they're crudely killed in the cheapest ways possible by workers who break their necks, suffocate them, or genitally or anally electrocute them.


We're making tremendous progress against the dying fur trade. But by peddling false eyelashes made from glued-together bits of mink fur using deceptive labels like "ethically sourced," this vile industry is trying its hardest to market its products of cruelty to unsuspecting consumers.

You'll help us overcome these attempts and accomplish even more for minks and other animals.

Although dogfighting is a felony in all 50 states, it still persists all over the country. Our government takes this crime seriously, and federal law enforcement works to bust dogfighting rings and punish this unspeakable cruelty.


However, current federal law still treats rescued victims like other kinds of seized property. Because they’re considered “evidence,” rescued dogs must be held in shelters until the court cases finish, which can take months, or even years. These living, feeling animals need and deserve fresh starts in loving homes.

You can help! Sign our petition urging Congress to pass the HEART (Help Extract Animals from Red Tape) Act, a bill to facilitate faster rehabilitation and rehoming of innocent dogs rescued in federal cases. Please don’t delay—help these dogs start new lives sooner.

Watch: First-ever images of the world’s rarest gorilla

You’ve never seen gorillas like this before. Nigeria’s Cross River gorilla is the world’s most endangered gorilla subspecies. Numbering just near 300, it’s rare to spot them at all. Views like these are rarer still: a large group with multiple babies, a sign of the species’ resilience.


These are the first-ever images of their kind. Caught by remote cameras along the Nigeria/Cameroon border, they portray a population in good health—important proof that our on-the-ground efforts to protect them are working.


With the largest ape conservation footprint of any organization, our programs protect nearly 75 percent of the world’s remaining ape species. This long-term work is paying off especially for the Cross River gorilla: none have been recorded or reported killed since 2012.


“There’s a growing sense of pride that Nigeria still has gorillas,” reports Andrew Dunn, Country Director for WCS Nigeria, sharing the local reaction to this conservation success. We’re proud, too—and looking forward to keeping them thriving there.


See these amazing first photos and learn more about this milestone: a sign of the progress we’re making together for the wildlife we love.

"Corporations Are People, My Friend."

Our companies are known for creating products that enhance people's lives. Through Sunset Corporation of America and its companies, we’re equally dedicated to improving lives.  Our commitment extends to helping local communities, fostering better educational systems, supporting the arts and culture, helping disadvantaged youth, protecting and improving the environment, animal welfare, wildlife issues and encouraging employee volunteerism.

The Sustainable Action Network (SAN), A Don Lichterman non-profit organization dedicated to building a global community raising awareness of corruption, injustice and the need for action across a full range of issues impacting people and animal/wildlife welfare around the world, such as conservation, climate change, campaign law, lobbying, government action and rescue work. SAN’s vision is to create safer world, free from political, environmental, and social oppression, where all the inhabitants of Earth can live in harmony within their own natural environments. Our commitment extends to helping local communities, fostering better educational systems, supporting the arts and culture, helping disadvantaged youth, protecting and improving the environment, animal welfare, wildlife issues and encouraging employee volunteerism.

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