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Stephen Wells
Executive Director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund Imagining and fighting for a kinder and safer world for ALL animals.
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Stephen Wells 1h
Intensive pesticide use is fueling the collapse of bird populations in France. Among the 39 species of birds commonly found on European farmland, 24 have declined.
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ALDF Sep 18
We're proud to be part of the coalition supporting Prop 12 in California. Learn more about Prop 12 and how you can improve the lives of millions of farmed animals here:
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Stephen Wells 20h
Replying to @allies4animals
Thank you for sharing!
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Stephen Wells 21h
Tests on farmed animals at meat packing plants in the U.S. found antibiotics “critically important” to human health still being used in animals. The extensive use of these drugs in animals is a major contributor to antibiotic resistance.
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Unfortunately, the tragic death of this macaque is an all too common occurence at research labs across the United States. The monkey is the 10th primate to die accidentally at the University of Washington since 2009.
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National Geographic Sep 16
After finding the baby sloth lying on the beach, volunteers found the mother by broadcasting recordings of the baby's cries over a speaker
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Stephen Wells Sep 20
Floodwaters from have overrun lagoons (open pits) of pig waste creating a serious environmental hazard. North Carolina houses nearly 10 million pigs and produces almost 10 billion gallons of manure annually.
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Stephen Wells Sep 19
Replying to @DossAM
Great point. The environmental damage from overflowing factory farm waste will be immense.
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Stephen Wells Sep 19
The phenomenon is known as eutrophication. When it rains, chemicals from untreated animal waste flows into rivers and lakes. The end result is polluted water and massive dead zones.
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Stephen Wells Sep 19
In 2014, a group of scientists observed a dolphin carrying her dead calf on her back. Other dolphins followed closely behind. After analyzing audio of the dolphin pod’s unusual whistles, scientists speculate what they captured is the sound of grieving.
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Stephen Wells Sep 19
Replying to @JOHNLOVESKIMJ @ALDF
I share your sentiments, Kimberly. Animals used in circuses suffer terribly.
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National Geographic Sep 18
When a male helmeted hornbill is killed—targeted by poachers for its casque—its entire family is often doomed
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Stephen Wells Sep 19
Replying to @Highbrid11
Thanks for sharing, . Avoiding circuses and other forms of entertainment that use animals is crucial to ensuring this kind of cruelty ends quickly.
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Stephen Wells Sep 19
Updated report on the number of farmed animals drowned during in North Carolina.
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Stephen Wells Sep 18
A turtle who consumes a single piece of plastic has a 1 in 5 chance of dying.
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Stephen Wells Sep 18
Great story (with a happy ending!) about people coming together to help shelter dogs fleeing
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ALDF Sep 18
This is the reality of factory farming. Sanderson Farms notified investors that at least 1.7 million chickens have already died in flooding from . An additional 6 million chickens (at 30 farms) are unreachable and may starve.
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Stephen Wells Sep 18
A new report confirms the obvious – European factory farms exceed safe bounds for greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, and nutrient flows. The report calls for meat and dairy production to be halved by 2050.
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ALDF Sep 17
In May, a horse named Justice, represented by ALDF, filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against his abuser. Today the court dismissed Justice’s case. While we’re disappointed by the court’s decision, this isn’t the end. It’s just the beginning. Read more:
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Stephen Wells Sep 17
Did you know has a collection of free webinars about animal law? Check out the full library at
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