Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fooling Ourselves - Taking a Stand Against Those Who Pollute Drinking Water EWG.ORG

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Despite years of asking for help from Iowa state officials and Big Ag, pollution in the river water – particularly from nitrates, which are toxic byproducts of fertilizer and manure – was only getting worse and costlier to remedy, to the tune of $80 million to build a new treatment plant.

Urge Congress Not to Add Anti-wildlife Amendment to Energy Bill

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Monday, May 23, 2016

zoos and safari parks | Project to End Great Ape Slavery (PEGAS)

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9. Doodoo in Giza

Today Doodoo languishes in a rusting cage because the Egyptian CITES authorities refuse to allow him to go to a proper sanctuary. Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya has offered to pay all expenses to relocate him there, to join five other chimpanzees that were rescued from Egyptian traffickers in 2005. Photo by Dina Zulfikar.

Why ‘Animal Rights’ Is a Contradiction in Terms : The Nonhuman Rights Project

Why ‘Animal Rights’ Is a Contradiction in Terms : The Nonhuman Rights Project
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time to take away the rights (or legalized 'personhood') from CORPORATIONS and do the morally just thing by extending rights to fellow animals, the non-humans...

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Hundreds of organizations say they work for “animal rights.” But the only animal with legal rights is the human animal. No other animal has any rights at all. None.


How come?


To have a legal right, one must have the “legal capacity” for a right. If one has this capacity for a legal right, one is a legal “person.” No nonhuman animal has been recognized as a legal “person.” This means that no animals, other than humans, have legal rights


Nonhuman Rights Project
Read more at:.http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/2013/03/23/why-animal-rights-is-a-contradiction-in-terms/


John Scanlon CITES Secretariat : End Great Ape Slavery

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Project to End Great Ape Slavery (PEGAS)



https://freetheapes.org/2016/05/11/great-ape-trafficking-an-expanding-extractive-industry/


https://news.mongabay.com/2016/05/great-ape-trafficking-expanding-extractive-industry/
Two chimpanzees captured in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Manno very likely endured this before being smuggled to Syria. (Photo courtesy of the Jane Goodall Institute)
Two chimpanzees captured in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Manno very likely endured this before being smuggled to Syria. (Photo courtesy of the Jane Goodall Institute)


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Paris Hilton holding an infant orangutan in Dubai, a known wildlife smuggling center. Photos like this on social media create the impression that it is trendy to keep ape pets. Photo via Instagram.

United Nations report “Stolen Apes,” released in March 2013 at the 16th CITES Conference of the Parties in Bangkok. The report documents an alarming situation in which more than 1,800 cases were registered of trafficked chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans being lost to the forests of Africa and Asia between 2005 and early 2012.

Unfortunately, recent publicity naming those involved in the illegal trade has resulted in them closing Instagram and Facebook accounts and going underground.
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Publishing the names of online traffickers simply drives them underground where they can no longer be easily monitored. Composite of images found on Instagram.