Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Highly Controversial Federal Action Puts Manatees in Harm’s Way

Highly Controversial Federal Action Puts Manatees in Harm’s Way the (CORRUPT) U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) issued its final rule to downgrade the status of the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. The rule affects both the Florida and Antillean subspecies and was pursued despite strong scientific and legal evidence that shows the downlisting of manatees is not warranted at this time. The FWS decision leaves manatees and their habitat exposed to attacks and could ultimately preclude the species' recovery. 

David Schrichte manatee photo


I do not usually go off with such nasties but for f*cks sake people! These evil people, sociopathic special interest and corrupt corporations are KILLING life on our planet right in front of us! To suggest it is anything less than a WAR is a grave mistake, and one which will allow for the continuation of extinctions of life on Earth as we now know it.


Monday, April 10, 2017

DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups | IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare

DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups | IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare

Seals are dying in Canada’s commercial seal hunt, and this year could be particularly gruesome.
FACT: 98% of seals killed in the past few years were between three weeks and three months – too young and slow to escape.
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers andThat’s because the Government of Canada rolled back protections for the youngest seal pups and their mothers by opening the slaughter early – before the newborn pups had finished nursing. This interruption during the critical birthing period means mother seals nursing their young may have been killed, and their pups would have been left to fend for themselves. Tragically, many of them are just too young, and would likely starve to death.

FACT: Seals don’t always die when they’re shot or beaten. Sometimes an injured seal will escape, only to die a slow and painful death. They’re called the “struck and lost.” The struck and lost are one of the cruelest aspects of the hunt. But the truth is, it’s simply impossible for any of this hunt to be humane.
So much cruelty, and for what? Can you believe that many of the pelts sit in a warehouse because there’s no buyer for them? FACT: Sealers have admitted to dumping thousands of seal pelts into the ocean because they didn’t have a market to sell them to! And after decades of government attempts to create a market for seal meat, 92% of the meat from the commercial harp seal hunt is still wasted.

ALL OF THE BARBARIC BUTCHERY BEING INFLICTED AGAINST EARTH'S ANIMALS IS DESTROYING OUR OWN HUMANITY. NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO BE CRUEL, IT'S NOTHING SHORT OF A BIOLOGICAL DEFECT TO BELIEVE ANYONE PERSON OR ANY GROUP OF PEOPLES IS SOMEHOW ENTITLTLED TO SUCH. Human beings have no right to designate other fellow Earthlings as being mere 'things', as though life on our planet exists for us to use, abuse and/or otherwise disrespectfully consume as we choose. Animals, humans and/or nonhumans are not f*cking commodity products!

END HUMAN SUPREMACY NOW! If we continue to allow this corrupted ideology to determine our social values, it will eventually destroy us but it will be of our own, collective choice, our own doing. What is far more unjust is how our choosing ignorance, indifference, greed & gluttony will concurrently & systematically cause pain, suffering and extinction to so many of the beautiful creatures of Earth.

WE ARE SUPPOSED TO CARE ABOUT NATURE! Humanity is part of nature, we can not (and will not) exist without it... at least, not in a way other than us becoming 'farmed' ourselves (ex. how we "grow" animals). We are not supposed to be OK with ecocide nor genocide. We should feel a moral obligation to want to protect the vulnerable lives among us, those who have no choice, we are supposed to be their voice.

So unless we are OK with the masses be turned into a collective species of sociopaths, serial killers, mindless over-consuming suicidal idiots, WE MUST CHANGE! STOP THE WAR AGAINST ANIMALS & LIFE ON OUR PLANET & WE WILL SAVE OURSELVES

Thursday, April 6, 2017

What if we gave universal income to people in biodiversity hotpots? | Environment | The Guardian

What if we gave universal income to people in biodiversity hotpots? | Environment | The Guardian  Human nature isn’t driving mass extinction – as some have argued – but our acceptance of capitalism is, according to English Professor Ashley Dawson with the City University of New York whose recent book, Extinction: A Radical History, lays out the case how our current global economic system is pushing Earth ever closer to a mass extinction event.

Capitalism as species-eater:  Around 500 years ago, Europeans brought about the invention of modern day capitalism, a system that was rooted in colonialism, slavery and environmental destruction, according to Dawson.

“Capitalism is an economic system founded on ceaseless expansion,” Dawson, who specializes in Postcolonial studies, said. “It must grow at a compound rate or it will experience convulsive economic and social crises. The contradictions of this system are patently self-evident: an economic system based on infinite expansion must inevitably crash into the natural limits of finite ecosystems.”

Below: A man in Zimbabwe poses with a pangolin under his care at the The Tikki Hywood Trust. Today, the pangolin, which comprises eight species, is the world’s most trafficked animal
A man in Zimbabwe poses with a pangolin under his care at the The Tikki Hywood Trust. Today, the pangolin, which comprises eight species, is the world’s most trafficked animal.

Friday, March 17, 2017

EXPOSED - USDA's Secret War on Wildlife

3 former federal agents & a Congressman blow the whistle on WILDLIFE SERVICES--a barbaric, wasteful & misnamed agency within the USDA most Americans have never heard of--& expose the government's secret WAR ON WILDLIFE on the taxpayer's dime. Wildlife Services has been having their way for almost a century, KILLING MILLIONS OF WILD ANMALS yearly, as well as maiming, poisoning & brutalizing countless pets. They've also seriously harmed more than a few humans. Learn more & support our efforts to end America's war on wildlife at http://www.predatordefense.org/exposed. PLEASE SHARE!

2017 Synoptic Survey Count - What this means for the manatees

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently came out with a synoptic survey count of 6,620 manatees in Florida. See a video from Dr. Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation for Save the Manatee Club, discussing the survey count and what it means for manatees. Get more info and find out what you can do at http://savethemanatee.org.

FL #FWCC 2017 Synoptic Survey #Manatee Count https://youtu.be/FD2CiwFh_as via @YouTube

#corporatocracy #realestate #WarOnWildlife #conservation

petition: Keep the ban on hunting hibernating bears

petition: Keep the ban on hunting hibernating bears


2.7 Million Animals Killed by Federal Wildlife-destruction Program in 2016

2.7 Million Animals Killed by Federal Wildlife-destruction Program in 2016 
WASHINGTON— The highly secretive arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as Wildlife Services killed more than 2.7 million animals during 2016, according to new data from the agency.

The multimillion-dollar federal program targets wolves, cougars, birds and other wild animals for destruction — primarily to benefit the agriculture industry. 

These figures almost certainly underestimate the actual number of animals killed, as program insiders have revealed that Wildlife Services kills many more animals than it reports. Of the 2.7 million animals killed last year, nearly 1.6 million were native wildlife species.

Despite mounting public outcry to reform these barbaric, outdated tactics, Wildlife Services continues its taxpayer-funded slaughter of America’s wildlife,” said Collette Adkins, a biologist and attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “There’s simply no scientific basis for continuing to shoot, poison and strangle millions of animals every year. These cruel practices not only fail to effectively manage targeted wildlife but also pose ongoing threats to other animals, including endangered species and pets.”

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Horses Suffer Horrific Highway Crash on Way to Kill Barn

Horses Suffer Horrific Highway Crash on Way to Kill Barn
Horses Suffer Horrific Highway Crash on Way to Kill Barn
On March 1, 2017, a truck packed with 36 horses and a donkey ran off the road on Highway 82, near Greenville, Mississippi. Eleven horses were killed and seven were shot as a result of their horrific injuries. Fourteen horses and the donkey were rounded up and contained and three others who found freedom and were frolicking in a field were later captured to be transported to the Bastrop "kill barn," a term used for sell barns primarily dealing in horses for slaughter. The driver reported he was in route to the Bastrop, Louisiana from Murray, Kentucky. The horses were bound for the Bastrop sell barn. The Bastrop "kill barn" is owned and operated by brothers, Mitch and Greg Stanley. The sell barn became infamous recently when a video thought to be taken by the Stanley's nephew, Boots Stanley, captured Boots encouraging his buddy, Steven Saddler, in playing a kill game with a gentle dog and ultimately slitting the dog's throat. Their court date is set for July 12, 2017.

...In Defense of Animals will have more news of this incident as information becomes public.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Truth About Aquariums: Don't Lie To Our Children (5-minute version)

Say NO to Jumbo Glacier Resort, YES to Permanent Protection | Wildsight

Say NO to Jumbo Glacier Resort, YES to Permanent Protection | Wildsight

The Jumbo Valley, located deep in the wilds of British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains, has long been revered for its spiritual significance and beauty. To the Ktunaxa Nation, it is known as Qat’muk, home of the grizzly bear spirit. There are few places left like this in the world and it is our duty to make sure the Jumbo Valley one of only 2 crucial international wildlife corridors, remains intact now and long into the future. Share the petition http://www.keepitwild.ca/ 

Koala population crash highlights long list of government failures, report finds - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Government inconsistencies cause habitat loss and population decline. Koala protection efforts are failing in Queensland despite clear evidence of devastating population losses, a new report has found. 
 Koala population crash highlights long list of government failures, report finds - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 
An expert panel, established by the State Government after the ABC revealed a catastrophic population crash delivered an interim report. It outlined a long list of failures in government policy, planning and mapping, which continued to put the vulnerable population at risk.

A koala with her joey on her back in a tree.Laws introduced to protect koalas since 2008 have "had very little impact in slowing the rate of habitat loss". It found existing laws favoured urban development and were "not constructed to halt impacts on koala populations"...

- Queensland Conservation Council coordinator Tim Seelig said the report lacked any push for urgent action and he called for a moratorium on clearing to protect koalas. "We need some radical action to put a stop to this ongoing decline before the koala become extinct in Queensland," he said.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yellowstone bison death tally likely more than 570 | Exposing the Big Game

Yellowstone bison death tally likely more than 570 | Exposing the Big Game

Yellowstone Bison Slaughterphoto shows a bison from Yellowstone National Park being held for shipment to slaughter near Gardiner, Mont. Park officials said 15 bison originally slated for the quarantine on the Fort Peck Reservation were instead loaded onto trailers Wednesday and sent to slaughter. Hundreds more will be shipped in coming days.
Wildlife managers estimate more than 570 Yellowstone bison have been killed so far this winter between hunters and the annual ship to slaughter, according to state and federal bison management documents.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Protect Alaska's native wildlife - The Humane Society of the United States

Protect Alaska's native wildlife - The Humane Society of the United States

I strongly support protecting animals from cruelty and I strongly oppose S.J. Res. 18 overturning FWS rule which protects wildlife from barbaric methods of 'hunting'.

(Senators Sullivan and Murkowski's S.J. Res. 18 would overturn a FWS rule aimed at protecting native animals, such as wolves, black bears, grizzly bears and coyotes, from some of the most egregious hunting methods.)

Good to know that this is what representatives are working on so hard on - putting profit before people and planet, business as usual. But when the attack is being made so shamelessly blatant, the degree of privileged entitlement is grotesquely appalling. The continued attack on wildlife and wild places is wholly unethical - but especially so in regards to allowing such barbarism and cruelty on refuges! Making our beloved national refuges more like canned hunting sites managed by people with an empathic level of Pol Pot... more suitable for sociopathic trophy hunters and others that get a thrill from or are apathetic, indifferent to watching others in suffering - Not for families, vacationers or those who simply appreciate are care about nature.

The passing of H.J. Resolution 69 is alone, is beyond morally outrageous but S.J. Res. 18 (from Senators Sullivan and Murkowski) is nothing short of an abomination and wrong.

This is about ethics and morality, not about party affiliation however it does appear that the anti-choice, anti women's rights ('pro-life') loving Republicans have declared nonhuman animals (and a significant amount of the human population) as having little more intrinsic value than a toaster oven.. THIS IS NOT OK.

But then, it is also NOT OK to hunt & slaughter any sentient being just so you can use their butchered body remains, cut out or cut off body parts as macabre home d├ęcor or personal fashions impressive only to fellow emotionally detached soulless psychopaths and/or the biologically defectives either...

Millions of tourists are drawn to view the animals this rule protects, with wildlife watchers spending over $2 billion in Alaska each year. This is five times the amount hunters spend in Alaska. Alaska's wildlife is worth far more alive than dead, particularly to the state's local communities, which depend on tourism. The wildlife within these refuges are a national treasure and must be protected for future generations. On the majority of federal land in the lower 48, these egregious hunting methods are all banned. 

DEMAND PROTECTIONS FOR OUR PRECIOUS WILDLIFE! Protect our nation's majestic bears, wolves and coyotes in Alaska for future generations & keep the FWS Alaska National Wildlife Refuge rule intact! SIGN PETITION + TAKE ACTION Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S Senator. Look up your senator's phone number. You can simply say, "Please oppose Senators Sullivan and Murkowski’s Joint Resolution 18 which would revoke the FWS rule protecting wildlife on Alaska national wildlife refuges from cruel hunting methods."

Friday, February 17, 2017

Petition · Prime minister : Canada, it is not ok to have sex with animals! · Change.org

"sex" is not 'sex' when there is so much innocence the being (be it a small child, mentally challenged human or nonhuman) has no understanding, it is RAPE. May our fellow Earthlings, the nonhumans we share our planet with, please forgive us... we are awful! Terrorists to them and horrid even to each other - And frankly, most of our species would be undeserving of their mercy - This is so sick and cruel, it is no less than raping a small child only these victims will never have a voice, never be able to file a police report, bring their abuser, rapist, molester into a court of law to answer for their crimes... they are the innocent who will never be able to speak a name of the human monster violating them... But, they should never have to... SHAME ON CANADA AND ALL OTHER SICKO NATIONS AND MORALLY CORRUPTED GOVERNMENTS THAT FEEL HUMAN SUPREMACY IS SOMETHING THAT IS OK... IT'S NOT!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stop the "Possum Drop": Annual Celebration Masquerades Animal Abuse as Entertainment - The Rainforest Site

North Carolina State Representative Roger West (sponsor of the Opossum Drop) introduced a bill (HB 1131) “to exempt Clay County from state wildlife laws with respect to opossums between the dates of Dec 26 & Jan 2.” The bill became law in June 2014 exempting the annual Possum Drop from the state's existing animal cruelty laws - An implicit acknowledgement that the event violates the state’s existing wildlife laws, setting a poor precedent, prioritizing personal & commercial interests over animal welfare. This leaves us until the end of the year to let North Carolina’s General Assembly know we don’t tolerate this brand of animal cruelty. Fortunately, a trio of Senators that serve on the state’s Environment Committee also voted against this awful piece of legislation. Sign petition to stand behind them and call on a law to repeal SL 2014-7.

Petition · Sign: Justice for Dog with Ears Cut Off for Selfies · Change.org

Monday, February 13, 2017

Facebook Video Shows Men Abusing Seal Pup: 3 Face Charges

Facebook Video Shows Men Abusing Seal Pup: 3 Face Charges Fishermen Filmed Themselves Beating A Baby Seal And Posted It To Facebook - These men should never be allowed near these animals again — so let's flood the phone lines.

This article will have no visuals, because the images are too disturbing to show.

A viral video posted to Facebook earlier this week shows three fisherman in Yarmouth County, Canada, who have a very young white seal pup in their boat — likely only a few days old. Even though the killing doesn't happen on camera, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) reports that the seal pup died. In the video, you can hear one man say, "OK, let's kill it."

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Yellowstone Buffalo Slaughter Begins: Our National Mammal Dead or Domesticated February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017 Yellowstone Buffalo Slaughter Begins: Our National Mammal Dead or Domesticated - On Wednesday morning, under the cover of darkness, the first fifteen of hundreds of Yellowstone buffalo — all young females and members of our country’s only continuously wild, migratory herds — were crammed onto a slaughterhouse-bound livestock trailer by the agency entrusted with their protection: Yellowstone National Park.

Many people were led to believe when American buffalo were honored with the designation as our country’s National Mammal, that this celebrated sacred species would finally get their deserved protection. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Not even in Yellowstone National Park has National Mammal status sheltered the world’s most beloved buffalo from harm.

This season’s government-led slaughter is part of a deal struck between Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk and Montana Governor Steve Bullock to either kill or domesticate forty buffalo held in confinement at Stephens Creek for the past year. The government deal calls for fifteen females to be slaughtered while twenty-four bulls – one bull suffered a broken leg and was killed – to be transported to Corwin Springs, just a few miles from where they were captured as wildlife inside Yellowstone. The buffalo will be confined behind fences and under quarantine at Corwin Springs until they are transported to another quarantine facility at Ft. Peck, to live out their lives behind fences like domestic livestock.

Another four hundred wild buffalo remain in Yellowstone’s Stephens Creek buffalo trap. By the time you read this Update from the Field more livestock trailers will have carted more of our country’s most important buffalo to slaughterhouses.


You can help the buffalo roam free again. Contact Montana legislators and Governor Bullock and urge them to repeal
MCA 81-2-120 – the horrible law under which all of this madness and absurdity continues. Political leadership is needed to change the law in a manner that respects wild buffalo like wild elk in Montana. Please continue to call Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk at 307-344-2002 and urge him to halt further capture operations and to release all buffalo trapped inside Yellowstone National Park. 
And please continue to apply endless pressure on Montana, urging the state to repeal MCA 81-2-120 and to respect wild buffalo like wild elk in Montana.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

How Trump's USDA Could Hurt Puppies | Mother Jones

How Trump's USDA Could Hurt Puppies | Mother Jones

USDA APHIS | Contact Animal Care

USDA APHIS | Contact Animal Care



U.S. Animal Abuse Records Deleted—What We Stand to Lose

U.S. Animal Abuse Records Deleted—What We Stand to Lose

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

BBC News - The secret trade in baby chimps

A two-month old chimp, held captive by smugglersBBC News - The secret trade in baby chimps A secret network of wildlife traffickers selling baby chimpanzees has been exposed by a year-long BBC News investigation. The tiny animals are seized from the wild and sold as pets. The BBC’s research uncovered a notorious West African hub for wildlife trafficking, known as the “blue room”, and led to the rescue of a one-year-old chimp. In a dusty back street of Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s largest city, a tiny chimpanzee cries out for comfort. His black hair is ruffled and his dirty nappy scrapes the concrete floor as he crawls towards the familiar figures of the men who have been holding him captive.

The baby chimp, ripped away from his family in the wild, is the victim of a lucrative and brutal smuggling operation, exposed by a 12-month-long BBC News investigation spanning half a dozen countries. In demand as pets in wealthy homes or as performers in commercial zoos, baby chimpanzees command a price tag of $12,500, a little under £10,000, but sometimes more. Each capture of a live infant like this one exacts a terrible cost on chimp populations. The usual tactic used by poachers is to shoot as many of the adults in a family as possible. This prevents them from resisting the capture of the baby and their bodies can then be sold as bushmeat. To obtain one infant alive, up to 10 adults are typically slaughtered.

Monday, January 23, 2017

King of Deforestation – Mighty

King of Deforestation – Mighty Burger King is serving hamburgers raised on soy from deforestation. Their burgers are putting the habitat of animals like sloths and jaguars at risk. Tell Burger King to protect the sloth and grow food without threatening Nature.

Visit mightyearth.org to learn more about this and other environmental campaigns. #StandMighty The trees of tropical rainforests make up critical habitat for an incredible diversity of amazing wildlife like sloths, jaguars, golden lion tamarins, macaws and many others.

Burger King is putting these animals at risk by using suppliers that destroy forests in order to build soy farms and cattle ranches. One of Burger King's main suppliers, Cargill, has supply chains deep into the tropical rainforests. Cargill promised it would stop buying raw materials from companies that destroy the rainforests, but there's a catch in the fine print: Cargill has until 2030 to ditch deforestation efforts, which means there's another fourteen years of burning and bulldozing critical rainforest habitat, destroying the homes of sloths and their friends.

We can't wait another fourteen years to save crucial rainforests and habitat. Sign your name and tell Burger King to stop destroying rainforests!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Endangered Species and the Stuff We Buy, All Mapped Out - The New York Times

Endangered Species and the Stuff We Buy, All Mapped Out - The New York Times

The things that people buy and consume can have deadly consequences for the planet’s wildlife. Now a series of maps show where it’s hurting the most.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever.
The human onslaught to destroy life on Earth is unprecedented in Earth’s history. Planet Earth is now experiencing its sixth mass extinction event and Homo sapiens is the cause. Moreover, this mass extinction event is accelerating and is so comprehensive in its impact that the piecemeal measures being taken by the United Nations, international agencies and governments constitute a tokenism that is breathtaking in the extreme.
And it is no longer the case that mainly ‘invisible’ species are vanishing: those insects, amphibians and small animals about which you had never even heard, assuming they have been identified and given a name by humans.
You and I are on the brink of driving to extinction some of the most iconic species alive today. For a photo gallery of threatened species, some of which are ‘critically endangered’, see ‘World’s wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans – in pictures’.
If you want to read more about some aspects of the extinction threat, you can do so in these recent reports: ‘World Wildlife Crime Report: Trafficking in protected species’ and ‘2016 Living Planet Report’  which includes these words: ‘The main statistic from the report … shows a 58% decline between 1970 and 2012. This means that, on average, animal populations are roughly half the size they were 42 years ago.’

Petition update · You're Saving Great Apes from Being Massacred and Butchered · Change.org

Petition update · You're Saving Great Apes from Being Massacred and Butchered · Change.org By joining the rapidly growing group of compassionate citizens who have signed PASA’s petition, you’re saving animals from a cruel death and protecting people from Ebola and other fatal diseases. Thank you for helping to stop the horrific illicit trade in the meat of great apes and other endangered species. We need your help to get as many people to sign the petition as possible.

Petition · U.S. Customs: Stop the Smuggling of Meat from Endangered Species into the U.S. Before It’s Too Late! · Change.org

Monday, January 9, 2017

Free caged, forgotten bears in Romania | World Animal Protection International

Free caged, forgotten bears in Romania - Demand the Romanian government helps us rescue bears being held captive in Fantanele. Please sign our petition, to give them the life they deserve.


Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Nearly 5,000 bears will be killed in annual Wisconsin bear murder Sept. 7-Oct. 11 | Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife

Rod Coronado of Wolf Patrol writes: “Welcome to Wisconsin - Where You Can Buy a Hound Hunt for Bear on Craigslist - Charging $2,000, this bear hunt guide runs 35-40 bear baits, monitored by trail cameras, with a success rate of nearly 100%.”

There should be outrage over unlimited, unlicensed use of hundreds of packs of dogs to hunt bears on our public lands. Most bears are killed when they are 8 months to a year-and-a-half old.

This not a hunt. This is a profitable slaughter at a bear donut restaurant. Come in with the semi-automatics & crossbows to the baited area pick out your target on camera, shoot, & let the dogs have some fun in the killing. Pick up a stray dog, throw her into wolf territory to be killed, & the DNR will compensate the hunter $2,500 from the Endangered Species Fund. Twenty-five dogs have been killed since bear hounding “training” started July 1. I

s this the state of John Muir and Gaylord Nelson? It is defiled — a state with no moral compass. It is set up to disenfranchise those of us fighting to dignify the sanctity of all life and protect the web of life that sustains us all.

SERIES Park and Species Endangered: Virunga, Sundarbans, Manu, Sierra Divisor…. – SAVE VIRUNGA

Why are Protected Areas so Unprotected?

Every day we hear that the integrity of a protected area is being challenged by the expansion of infrastructure and industrial activities such as oil, gas and mining exploration.   


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Petition · Dogs need your help! Tell Congress to stop cruel taxpayer-funded experiments. · Change.org

Petition · Dogs need your help! Tell Congress to stop cruel taxpayer-funded experiments. · Change.org  An investigation by the White Coat Waste Project revealed that more than 1,100 beagles, hounds and mixed-breed dogs—even puppies—are subjected to secretive, wasteful and cruel experiments inside government laboratories each year. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sd-utbg-dogs-experiments-cruelty-20161215-story.html

The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and other major news outlets have been documenting how the Department of Veterans Affairs, Pentagon, National Institutes of Health, and other agencies spend taxpayers’ money to abuse dogs:
  • Death by Sand Flies: Infected sand flies are strapped to beagles’ bare skin, causing painful ulcers.
  • Forced Vomiting: Dogs are cut open, their nerves severed, and electrodes are implanted on their intestines. They're then forced to vomit repeatedly.
  • Forced Heart Attacks: "Snares" are tightened around dogs’ coronary arteries to induce heart attacks before they're killed and dissected.
American taxpayers are forced to pay millions of dollars for these studies with virtually no access to information about what’s being done or why and how much it costs. Is this how you want your money spent? Please sign our petition to end wasteful spending and increase transparency and accountability about taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs!

Most agencies including the VA, DOD, FDA and CDC do not reveal details of how our taxpayer dollars are being used for experiments on dogs, but on one of the few projects for which spending data is available, NIH experimenters have used nearly $6 million of taxpayers' money since 2011 to give dogs heart attacks.

Please join us and encourage Members of Congress and the incoming administration to end this wasteful government spending on flawed research. Please sign our petition to end wasteful spending and increase transparency and accountability about taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

farmlandgrab.org | After Asia, palm oil faces backlash in Africa

farmlandgrab.org | After Asia, palm oil faces backlash in Africa Its lower cost has made it popular in commercial food production, but after being blamed for deforestation in Asia, palm oil plantations are now getting a similar rap in Africa. The sheer scale of land required is having an impact in Gabon, Cameroon and the Congo Basin, environmentalists say.

Brainforest and Mighty, two environmental groups, investigated the activities of Olam, an agri-business from Singapore, which said it has planted 58,000 hectares of palm trees in Gabon. "It is estimated that Olam has deforested 20,000 hectares in its Gabonese concessions of Awala et Mouila since 2012," the groups said in a report released in mid-December. "Investigators on the scene witnessed and filmed bulldozers knocking down huge trees en masse."

But the impact appears wider. In their report, the environmental groups expressed fears that the Congo Basin, considered the lung of Africa, could go the same way as forests in Sumatra, Indonesia and on Borneo.  "A few decades ago, these places were almost entirely covered with forests, a paradise for orangutans, rhinos, elephants and exotic birds. Today, only 20-30 percent of the forest cover exists."

Greenpeace has asked Cameroon not to renew the company's concession which expired at the end of November, and it cited "six years of illegal foresting, trampling of locals' rights, unfulfilled investments and destruction of forest".

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

LIES, MANIPULATION KOCH BROTHERS (PLF) "The fight against overcriminalization continues - PLF Liberty Blog"

The fight against overcriminalization continues - PLF Liberty Blog

So, who wants to kill off the Florida manatees & bat populations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia? THE PLF? WHY OF COURSE!  Along with a long list of other endangered species, the insidious, manipulative, sociopathic Koch Brothers (hence, their well funded death machine, the PLF) and their ongoing, vicious assault against America's wildlife and the future health of our living environment continues...

#BoycottKoch #propaganda #corruption #EVIL #corporatocracy #KeepItInTheGround #TheResistance #WaterIsLife #EndangeredSpecies #EnvironmentalJustice

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Why this photo should make you cringe - Occupy 4 Elephants

Occupy 4 Elephants Why this photo should make you cringe - Occupy 4 Elephants Lambodhar Prasad has never known freedom, been allowed to breed, socialize nor form a bond with another living being. The 60yr old pachyderm is 1 of 63 elephants working in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park on anti-poaching patrols, helping protect endangered rhinos, tigers & other elephants. But while he serves a crucial & vital service, Lambodhar Prasad has never known kindness, he suffers chronic painful abscesses from his beatings & has developed a condition called 'learned helplessness' a result of systematic torture says Elephant Aid International founder Carol Buckley. “He does as he is told because of his brutal training which has left him believing it is impossible to do anything else.” Ms. Buckley told news.com.au from Nepal.~

Elephant Aid International: http://www.elephantaidinternational.org/