Mexican wolves born in wild for first time in decades

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This video from the USA says about itself:

24 April 2013

An account of the Mexican Wolf, or lobo, at Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY.

From Associated Press:

Mexico Reports Litter Of Mexican Gray Wolves Born In Wild For First Time In Decades

07/18/2014 12:59 pm EDT

MEXICO CITY — The first known litter of Mexican gray wolves has been born in the wild as part of a three-year effort to re-introduce the subspecies to a habitat where it disappeared three decades ago, Mexican officials reported Thursday.

Mexico’s National Commission for Natural Protected Areas said the wolf pups were sighted in June by a team of researchers in the western Sierra Madre mountains.

“This first litter represents an important step in the recovery program, because these will be individuals that have never had contact with human beings, as wolves bred in captivity inevitably do,” the commission…

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Sunder: Now and the Next Steps

Originally posted on Our Compass:



Written byPETA

Congratulations to everyone who helped with the #FreeSunder campaign! It was an enormous effort with a wonderful result. Sunder is now at his new home, as per the order of the Supreme Court.

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First, after getting off the truck, Sunder was given fruits. Along the road, he had become accustomed to and seemed to look forward to getting a treat at every stop!

Sunder has a terrible injury  on his leg from being chained too tightly for a long time. It is no doubt painful to him. Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) veterinarians and handlers say that initially Sunder will need to be kept lightly restrained until the injury is brought under control and has healed and until he gets to know the other elephants and the caretakers. He needs to trust that unlike his previous “caretakers” and mahout (handler), they are not out to…

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Under Attack From Hate Groups

Originally posted on SAY NO TO DOG MEAT.NET:

www.Saynotodogmeat.Net

Under Attack From Hate Groups

Our organisation is under attack from a group of individuals who are deliberately inciting hate against us. They are currently CONTACTING ALL OUR SUPPORTERS to attempt to scare you away from supporting us. If you have been contacted by them, please contact us immediately. 

We know who the individuals are and what their history of behaviour has been thus far, including death threats and racial abuse.  Their lies sound convincing. They will plead with you and play on your emotions. They have created websites and written doctored articles, filled with twisted maliciousness.

They will do all they can to create a question-mark in your mind about us. If you have been contacted and have questions – PLEASE ASK US BEFORE YOU BELIEVE THE SLANDER being perpetrated against us by some unsavoury and unstable individuals who are on a self-sanctimonious attention seeking spree.

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The Corporate Takeover of ‘All Natural’ Food

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:

Clarissa A. León writes for Alternet:

‘Walk through your local grocery store these days and you’ll see the words “all natural” emblazoned on a variety of food packages.  The label is lucrative, for sure, but in discussing the natural label few have remarked on what’s really at stake — the natural ingredients and the companies themselves.

If you take a look at some of the favorite organic and natural food brands, you’ll see they’re owned by some of the largest conventional companies in the world. Coca-Cola owns Odwalla and Honest Tea. PepsiCo. owns Naked Juice. General Mills owns Lara Bar. Natural and organic food acquisitions aside, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and General Mills all opposed California’s GMO Proposition 37 that would require GMO food labeling. Today, some of those companies touting an all-natural list of grains and sugars can be seen changing the ingredients in their natural food products as the natural…

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Portland Captive Elephant Care Forum & Contact Congress Today to Stop Circus Suffering!

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In Defense of Animals

Please join members of IDA, Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE), and others concerned with the welfare of captive elephants for the Portland Captive Elephant Care Forum, Saturday, July 26, 2pm-4pm at the Central Public Library in Portland.

With elephants languishing at the Oregon Zoo, the timing of this public forum couldn’t be more appropriate. Three of the Oregon Zoo’s elephants have contracted life-threatening tuberculosis and all eight elephants suffer from diseases and conditions directly related to captivity: foot problems, joint problems, and zoochosis, abnormal or stereotypic behavior.

Panel members include:

Wildlife and conservation biologist, Dr. Blair Csuti, who most recently worked for the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. He was senior editor of an Iowa State University Press book on elephant foot problems, which affect 50% of all captive elephants and often lead to early death.

- Sundari SitaRam is the founder and Executive Director of…

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Steven Cooke – Cleaning Up Our World: How a Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Trash Per Day – 7-22-14

Originally posted on Higher Density Blog:

Healthy Harbor is looking to make the Baltimore Inner Harbor swimmable in less than six years. And their solution is a solar-powered water wheel.

By Brandon Baker, EcoWatch – July 17, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/lc67bop

A large wheel has been strolling the Baltimore Inner Harbor the past month, doing its best to clean the trash that has littered a city landmark and tourist attraction.

It’s called the Inner Harbor Water Wheel, and though it moves slow, it has the capability to collect 50,000 pounds of trash. The timing for John Kellett’s solar-powered creation is crucial—hands and crab nets simply can’t keep up with the growing amount of wrappers, cigarette butts, bottles and other debris carried from storm drains into the harbor.

“It looks sort of like a cross between a spaceship and a covered wagon and an old mill,” says Kellett told NPR. “It’s pretty unique in its look, but it’s also doing a really good job getting this trash out of the water.”

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Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Kroger stores

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

If you’ve picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kroger and the Walmart Corp. — which operates Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websites. The recall is nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Internal testing at Wawona revealed the potential Listeria contamination, the FDA says. The facility was shut down and sanitized; subsequent tests have been negative for the food-borne illness.

“We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products,” Wawona President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement. “By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize…

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‘Mammals & Animals Are People too my Friends’

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This short documentary follows the lawyer Steven Wise’s effort to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.

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What do you think of this project? Send us your thoughts!

 “They used to bark at me when I walked into the courtroom” says renowned animal rights attorney Steven Wise. After 30 years of struggling with ineffective welfare laws and inadequate government regulations, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), have found a way to truly protect animals. They are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no…

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Mysterious White Flags Fly on Brooklyn Bridge

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PHOTO: In this photo provided by Gothamist, one of the two white flags is pictured flying above the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014 in New York City.

PHOTO: In this photo provided by Gothamist, one of the two white flags is pictured flying above the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014 in New York City.

The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning had everyone from city officials to regular New Yorkers scratching their heads.

White flags, which are symbols of surrender, flew from poles on the stone supports atop the famed bridge that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan over the East River.

The New York City Police Department responded to the scene and is investigating the matter.

It is unclear who placed them there and why, authorities said.

: The NYPD take down white flags that appeared over the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014.

The NYPD take down white flags that appeared over the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014.

Police said they will review surveillance video to determine who placed the flags there, according to WABC.

“This has nothing to…

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Music for peace, all over the world

Nancy:

Put peace in your mind ….and love in your heart….
and the world will be a better place to live…

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This music video is called Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around the World.

By Richard Maunders in Britain:

Globally harmonised

Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RICHARD MAUNDERS reports on a unique international music project which promotes peaceful global change

MARRYING Rolling StoneKeith Richards with Aztec Indian percussionists, Mexican horns, an Australian didgeridoo, a Congolese bassist and an array of other talented international musicians may come across as a bit off the wall.

But in the case of the remarkable eight-track album Making The World A Better Place, the experiment is something of a triumph. Hundreds of musicians from 31 countries across six continents have been brought together by Playing For Change, a movement formed in California to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music.

This album is the third such collection recorded in a quest to enhance the cause. In 2005, co-founders Mark…

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Incredible video shows whale lifting kayakers out of water

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

Two kayakers in Argentina have a whale of a tale to share. The kayakers were paddling near Puerto Madryn, Argentina when a whale lifted them out of the water.

Here’s the translated video caption:

“An incredible evening, lots of sun, kayaking and whale watching. As we watched from the top of the kayak, one of the whales turned and came towards our direction and we lifted the boat twice!”

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A Royal Robe Fit for a Future King | PETA UK

Originally posted on Life or Lunch?:

What do you get a young prince who has it all for his first birthday? Little Prince George will turn 1 this week, and we wanted to mark the occasion by giving him a compassionate gift which celebrates our nation’s love of animals. What could be better than his very own royal robe made with the softest faux fur to keep him snug, courtesy of The Throw Company?

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It’s never been easier to go fur-free, with so many luxurious, high-quality, eco-friendly alternatives hitting the market. Real fur pelts have to be treated with all manner of hazardous chemicals in order to prevent decomposition, and animals on fur farms live in appalling, filthy, cramped conditions. These animals will then be poisoned, bludgeoned, electrocuted or even skinned alive in order to produce coats, cuffs, collars and other accessories for both adults and children. Millions of animals, including minks, foxes and rabbits, are…

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A Letter From God

Originally posted on Good Time Stories:

Photo Credit: Unknown

Photo Credit: Unknown

WOW! Please take a minute to read this adorable story on FaceBook a while ago and thought that you might enjoy iy! —>Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words:Dear God,Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of…

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BLIND TO THE TRUTH: IAFC

Originally posted on FUR OUT THE CLOSET::

In a previous post titled, MINK EYELASH EXTENSIONS: Drop dead gorgeous?

@ http://emynow.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/mink-eyelash-extensions-drop-dead-gorgeous/,

I wrote about a recent trend of people wearing Mink eyelash extensions i.e. eyelash extensions made from real Mink hair.

This is what a consumer of Mink eyelashes had to say, ‘I finally purchased Real Fur Mink Lashes and am thrilled to start using them. They are the most luxurious on the market. Very lightweight and sultry… OOOWeeee lol! (sic)’.

 Consumers such as this clearly do not know the cruelty that goes into making Mink eyelash extensions.

In my post I stated:

IT IS FALSELY BELIEVED THAT MINK EYELASHES ARE CRUELTY FREE AND COLLECTED FROM  BRUSHING LIVE MINKS.

This following extremely powerful anti-fur advertisement was produced by the International Anti-Fur Coalition (IAFC), 2014.

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I feel deeply honoured that I was quoted, as below, in that advertisement.

” It is falsely believed that mink eyelashes are cruelty free and collected…

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GLOBAL WOLF – Full Documentary

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:

▶ GLOBAL WOLF – Full Documentary, Sky Vision – YouTube.

There is one creature that haunts our imagination more than any other: the villain of all good fairytales and a source of children’s nightmares. Fear of the wolf has given it almost mythical status. The wolf has been a companion of early human beings for more than twelve thousand years. It is one of the most successful and widespread of all carnivores, yet we continue to fear it and relentlessly hunt it down.

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MORE Animal Testing? Are You KIDDING ME?

Originally posted on Rumpydog:

Recently I told you about the dirty little secret that is testing cosmetic products on animals.

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Yep, even on cute little guys like these (Photo: HSI.org)

This week I learned that the UK has increased its’ testing on animals by 52% from the year 2000.

WHAT??????

Listen, you humans, there is ONLY ONE WAY to stop this. And that’s when you STOP buying products that are testing on animals.

Oh, I know, you want to have soft skin. Just remember next time you smooth that fancy lotion on your legs that it was first rubbed in the eyes of a rabbit.

Yeah, good luck getting THAT image out of your head. So, ready to change your ways?

To be a shopper of conscience, you have to be savvy. Just because a product’s label says “cruelty-free,” it doesn’t necessarily mean the product wasn’t tested on animals, at least in the US. There is…

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Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought

Originally posted on My Blog OceansSpirit:

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought
by Staff Writers
Exeter, UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2014

This image depicts polystyrene microspheres inside the gills of a shore crab. Image courtesy Andrew Watts.

The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.

Scientists also discovered that when microplastics are drawn in through this method they take over six times longer to leave the body compared with standard digestion.

Lead author Dr Andrew Watts of the University of Exeter said: “Many studies on microplastics only consider ingestion as a route of uptake into animals. The results we have just published stress other routes such as ventilation. We have shown this for crabs, but the same could apply for other crustaceans, molluscs and fish…

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Beyond honey bees, neonicotinoid pesticides now found to be killing baby birds

Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:

“In contrast to most other pesticides, which must be sprayed directly onto plants close to the time that insect extermination is desired, neonicotinoids are simply used to treat seeds before planting. As a treated plant grows, it absorbs the poison into every single one of its tissues, making the entire plant toxic.”

NaturalNews
by David Gutierrez, staff writer
July 20, 2014

(NaturalNews) A class of pesticides widely blamed for a worldwide collapse in pollinator populations is also devastating populations of birds, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Radboud University in the Netherlands and the Centre for Field Ornithology and Birdlife Netherlands, and published in the journal Nature on July 16.

The chemicals, known as neonicotinoids, have increasingly come under fire for widespread destruction of organisms other than agricultural pests.

“I think we are the first to show that this insecticide may have wide-scale, significant effects on our…

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YES! I´LL DO SO! PLEASE, SPONSOR LUREE IN THE ANNUAL SPCA PAWS FOR FUNDRAISER (CA)

Originally posted on My Blog Straydogsworldwide:

LUREE, CASEY & BLUE
We’ll be doin’ the Walk

Please Sponsor Me In The Annual SPCA Paws For A Cause Fundraiser 

In Memory Of Monty
All donations are tax deductible and stay in our community.

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Dog Guards His Dead Mate In Middle of Chinese Road! GUESS WHERE! IN ZHANGZOU!!!

Originally posted on My Blog Straydogsworldwide:

Dog Guards His Dead Mate In Middle of Chinese Road

http://youtu.be/3pUL_VL1nnw

Dog Guards His Dead Mate In Middle of Chinese Road

For six hours, a stray dog stayed near his mate after she was hit by a car in the middle of a traffic-filled road in Zhangzhou, in China’s southeast Fujian province. The dog licked her face and head and nudged at her; when she did not wake, he positioned himself at her side, never venturing too far and dodging cars, says the Daily Mail. Eventually, he lay down at the female’s side.

A butcher on the street, Xiao Wu, said that he had recently started to feed the golden brown-and-white female.  A week ago, the male appeared with her. “Then I realized she had a boyfriend. They were together all the time, playing and in love,” he said.

According to Xiao, the male dog even sought to “hug” the still…

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Will Russia Legalize Concentration Camps for Stray Cats and Dogs?

Nancy:

✴✳✴Please Sign Petition

Originally posted on My Blog Straydogsworldwide:

Will Russia Legalize Concentration Camps for Stray Cats and Dogs?

Will Russia Legalize Concentration Camps for Stray Cats and Dogs?

This is a guest post from Natalia Chumak, the founder and a trustee of UK charity LAPA (Helping animals in Russia) which works with its partners on the ground to rescue, rehabilitate, sterilize and re-home abandoned cats and dogs in Russia, provide reduced cost sterilization to low-income Russian pet owners and campaign for effective animal welfare legislation in Russia. Learn more about LAPA’s work at www.lapauk.org.

Concerns are rising among animal welfare activists about the fate of cats and dogs in Russia. There are recent indications that Russia might imminently pass legislation which will result in the immediate slaughter of hundreds of thousands of stray cats and dogs, and many more in the future. If this happens, it will be a huge setback in a tough battle for the passing…

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Save Texas Racing Greyhounds from Cruelty While You Can | Care2 Causes

Originally posted on Life or Lunch?:

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Greyhound racing isn’t a sport. It’s exploitation. While many states have made progress, Texas is still holding on to greyhound cruelty. The public has until July 27, 2014 to help Texas’ racing greyhounds before its too late.

Historic Racing Isn’t an Evolution

The ASPCA has issued an alert asking Texas to reject a new proposal aiming to authorize historic racing, also known as instant racing.

Racino (a racetrack/casino hybrid) investors are doing everything they can to keep the dying industry alive. It’s going to take other types of gambling, like the historic racing proposal, to keep the industry afloat.

Historic racing involves introducing machines that resemble slots to race tracks. Instead of colorfully animated slot characters, these machines will replay recorded greyhound (or horse) races that users can bet on. The horses would be anonymous; there wouldn’t be any identifying clues about of the horses’ names, location information or dates.

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