Beaver Blotter: February 16, 2014

Guilty as charged

A federal judge has ruled that the ministers of environment and fisheries both broke the law when they failed to act to protect species that were listed as endangered.

The court found “major systemic problems” in the two ministries and "the absence of posted recovery strategies deprives the ministers of considerable leverage in dealing with the impact of industrial development on species at risk."

We’ll be bringing you more on this story later in the week.

Beer or badgers?

We all know someone who has set up cameras to try and investigate which animal is at play in the disruption of a garden, the poo on the porch or even the mysteriously moving garden gnomes. But one man found something entirely different on his outdoor cameras.

The man from Sussex caught someone entering his shed with an empty glass and moments later, leaving with it full. And yes, he has his beer in his shed.

Owl fights back

They’re old, wise souls, owls are. At least that’s what Disney would have us believe. We weren’t too sure, until this news crossed our desks. Yes, that’s right, a trapper in Nova Scotia got taken down by an owl. Karma, anyone?

Zombie beaver movie

We, uh, aren’t too sure what to say about this. We feel like we should be offended, somehow. But mostly, we want to see it.

Blog Roll

Torontonians to meet the face of fur trim (February 10)

Tory government picking a fight (February 12)

Fox killed after found dragging trap (February 13)

Seeing past the trappers’ spin (February 13)

Fur prices plummet in Denmark (February 15)

Defender Radio Episode 119: The right to bear

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