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Disturbing body cam video shows Texas cop shooting puppy

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

CLEBURNE, Texas — Sadly, the tape doesn’t lie. Cleburne Police video shows an officer firing three shots at a seven-month-old pit bull wagging his tail. It’s hard to watch.

Editor’s note: This video is graphic and some may find it disturbing. 

“Why? I just don’t understand why,” owner Amanda Henderson said.

She also wants to know why it sounds like the officer is making kiss noises right before he killed Maximus.

“Every shot makes me go (cringes) and you can even hear him [yelp.]”

Now, that officer is on paid administrative leave, perhaps because of all the death threats he’s been receiving on social media.

“Some threats that indicate that his family may not be safe and we take that extremely seriously. Again, we want to reiterate we`re not going to tolerate vigilantism in Cleburne,” Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain said.

It all started with a 911 call from a woman…

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Dog Belonging to Nurse With Ebola Tests Negative for the Virus

Originally posted on TIME:

Bentley, a dog belonging to Dallas nurse and Ebola patient Nina Pham, has tested negative for the virus, the City of Dallas said Wednesday.

The dog was tested amid fears that he might have contracted Ebola from his owner, who was infected at the Dallas hospital where she cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the only person to die of Ebola in the United States. Duncan died Oct. 8 at Dallas’ Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Bentley’s samples were sent to a lab on Monday and the results show that he tested negative for the virus. The dog is being isolated and more specimens will be conducted again at the end of a 21-quarantine period.

Pham is in the care of the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

[Jason Whitely

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Charges against Seaworld and dolphin and whale rights filed This week (yesterday)

Originally posted on Don Lichterman:

San Francisco Board of Supervisors passes Cetacean Rights resolution, first in the US.

“Yesterday was a very important day for dolphin and whale rights.

They deserve to be free; our elected officials agreed. Thanks to everyone who helped pass the cetacean protection resolution.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution saying that cetaceans should have the right to freedom. This is a big step in the right direction.

Special thanks to Commissioner Russell Tenofsky for getting the resolution passed, to Supervisor Scott Wiener for supporting it, to Lori Marino and especially the hundreds of students who wrote letters of support. We did it!”

Full Resolution Text:

Supervisor Wiener

[Free and Safe Passage of Whales and Dolphins in San Francisco’s Coastal Waters]

Resolution supporting the free and safe passage of whales and dolphins in San
Francisco’s coastal waters, San Francisco Bay…

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CA School to Become First Vegan School in the Country | Ecorazzi

Originally posted on Life or Lunch?:

veganschool-592x399The United States will have its first ever all vegan school in 2015.

MUSE School CA was founded by environmental activist Suzy Amis Cameron (aka wife of James Cameron) and her sister Rebecca Amis back in 2006. Since then, kids have been encouraged to “live consciously within themselves” and with solar panels across the school, classrooms built with recycled materials and 160 raised boxes for planting produce on site, the school has been doing the same. Now, getting rid of meat for good is the next eco-friendly move.

“Each year since I’ve been here, we’ve eliminated one or two days of meat to the point where now we’re just serving one meat meal a week,” said Kayla Webb, who started working at the school three years ago when it served organic meat at lunch for students and staff every day of the week. “Starting next year, it’s going to…

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Boy Who Shot Albino Deer With Crossbow Receives Death Threats, Family Says

Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets famous for shooting a mutant beast.

Gavin Dingman is 11 years old. Earlier this week, the Michigan boy went hunting with his dad. During the trip, he took down a 12-point albino buck with a crossbow.

“My dad was just like, ‘Take a deep breath. Are you sure you can take the shot? If you’re not 100 percent, we don’t want to injure it,'” the boy told USA Today.

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Bagging an animal like it is a rare feat for even seasoned sportsmen, since biologists estimate that albino deer occur once every 20,000 to 100,000 births.

For Dingman, the hunt was a coming-of-age achievement, a life event he’d not…

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Obama Signs New Executive Order Restricting Religious Freedom

Originally posted on Nwo Report:


It’s gone relatively unreported, but on Monday, President Obama signed yet another executive order- this time targeting the religious rights of Americans.
The new executive edict issued by Obama prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against homosexuals and those who identify as a different gender than that which they were assigned at birth.
The move is sure to delight many on the left and even some on the right; however, the executive order is sure to rile those who value the Constitution’s separation of powers as the president is supposed to serve as a law enforcer, not a lawmaker.
President Obama signed the executive order, bypassing Congress entirely, against the wishes of many religious institutions that argued that the order ought to maintain an exemption for religious institutions who have charged that the executive order could compel them to violate their religious tenets.
Obama hailed the executive order on Monday, saying,

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Police in New Jersey don’t need tanks and grenade launchers

Originally posted on Don Lichterman:

The Defense Department must stop arming local police

Sign the petition to Defense SecretaryChuck Hagel:

“The militarization of local police departments threatens our civil liberties and puts all Americans, especially African-Americans and Latinos, at increased risk of being killed or injured by law enforcement. Suspend the 1033 military equipment distribution program and stop providing weapons designed for war to local law enforcement agencies.”

Ferguson, Missouri looked like a war zone this summer as police in combat gear and mine resistant vehicles violently confronted thousands of civilians for protesting the killing of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by a local police officer.

The killing of Michael Brown was not an isolated incident. And the longstanding and unacceptable pattern of African-American and Latino men being racially profiled and killed by law enforcement has been exacerbated in recent years by the militarization of local law enforcement agencies nationwide.

Police militarization has been fueled by the Department of Defense, which…

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Of Trolls, Barstool Biologists, and more Trolls: The Shakespearean Musings of Anti-Wolf Trolls

Originally posted on Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife:


I am no stranger to blogging about wildlife advocacy issues. I started dong this in early 2012 when Wisconsin began pushing the bill that has opened the door to the current wolf slaughter and making Wisconsin the ONLY state in the country that allows the use of dogs against those wolves. Inevitably whenever any advocate for a cause writes a story on a hot button issue the know it all “barstool biologists” and trolls come out of the woodwork in an attempt to “educate” or bully those that disagree with them. My posts about the massive Wisconsin overkill have been no exception.

Almost on cue the barstool biologists began to chime in with their usual BS talking points about wolves “eating every last thing on the landscape” and if it wasn’t for the “great white hunter” to save us they would be eating your grandchildren at a bus stop while…

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Chatham Rise mining in New Zealand could affect whales and dolphins, expert says

Originally posted on The ocean update:

Bottlenose_DolphinOctober 22nd, 2014. Chatham Rock Phosphate’s proposal to mine the Chatham Rise on New Zealand’s continental shelf could affect marine mammals such as whales and dolphins, University of Otago assistant professor Liz Slooten told the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

The EPA’s on-going hearing to assess the impact of the mining project has entered into its fifth week, where Slooten has been providing evidence from environmentalists Greenpeace, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC).

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Dying man makes ‘complete turnaround’ after hospital reunion with lost dog

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

CORBIN, Ky. — A hospital bent the rules for a sick patient and the results were amazing, according to Today.

James Wathen, 73, had stopped eating. With what little strength he could gather, he whispered to a health care worker that he missed his dog, a one-eyed Chihuahua he hadn’t see since paramedics brought him to the hospital weeks earlier.

A group of nurses worked to find out what happened to Wathen’s dog, Bubba, hoping a reunion might comfort him in his deteriorating state — even if the reunion would mean bending hospital rules against pets.

The nurses eventually tracked Bubba down by contacting the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter. Bubba had been taken there and placed with a foster family.

Recently, Bubba had also fallen ill.

“The dog quit eating a week ago, which is very strange,” Mary-Ann Smyth, president of the non-profit facility, told Today. “The dog didn’t know where…

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Seaworld is importing a dolphin who’s parents were caught in sponsored Japan drives. Update.

Originally posted on Don Lichterman:

Although Seaworld recently sent out this statement;

they apparently still feel it’s ok to import Kirara, a dolphin who’s parents were purposefully driven into nets off the coast of Japan on behalf of Seaworld.

Both parents of Kirara were only 3 years old when they were caught and share the misfortune of being victims of  bogus “incidental net captures” off the coast of Kyoto prefecture.

If Kyoto doesn’t sound familiar, it’s not Taiji, it’s pre-Cove. This was 1994, anything near the waters of  IkiIsland was in danger and nobody was watching.

Remember Iki Island?

Hardy Jones does.

He was the brave one that first stood in the bloody waters and documented the slaughter, submitting it to the media immediately followed by an eye-witness recount of the brutal events. He brought photograghers, filmmakers to the graphic events that shocked the world. He recounts it all in his book Voice…

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Originally posted on FUR OUT THE CLOSET::


220px-Harvey_Nichols_2Harvey Nichols,an English luxury department store chain, was founded in 1931.

 It sells fashion items for women and men, fashion accessories, beauty products, wine and food.

After 10 years of being fur free, in September 2013, Harvey Nichols resumed the sale of fur in its United Kingdom stores.

To me, this is going backwards in time and morality. 

Despite the outcry about the cruel fur industry, the company insisted its furs are “ethically sourced” from reputable suppliers.

A Canadian company who supply coyote furs to Harvey Nichols has also publicly disclosed a statement admitting capturing the animals from the wild in leg-hold traps.

leg hold trapThere is nothing “humane” about a leg-hold trap.

The Daily Mail, January 2014, published an article  pointing out that the coyotes can be “in pain for days”.

Harvey Nichols coyote flogBaby coyotes are orphaned.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) elaborated:

“Mother animals will chew off…

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Wisconsin: A Different and Very Scary Kind of Monster

Originally posted on Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife:

This is what is called "moral and ethical" by Wisconsin wolf killers.

This is what is called “moral and ethical” by Wisconsin wolf killers.

Believe me, I have morals. That’s why I do it in an ethical and humane way. Feel sorry for them somewhere else, not commenting on my pictures because that’s pretty rude. Like I said, don’t like it? Then don’t look at it. Living in Wisconsin you’re guaranteed to see things like this all the time. You’re going to have to learn to tolerate it.
October 18 at 9:11am

The above quote and picture was forwarded to me yesterday. Upon further research the female killer of this trapped wolf claims that it weighed “115 pounds.” 115 pounds huh?

The "115 pound" puppy

The “115 pound” puppy

I didn’t know that “115 pound” puppies exist. If that pup is “115 pounds” then that woman must be about 6 foot 6 and 300 pounds. It sure doesn’t appear that way to me. What do you…

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Stop South Korean dog and cat meat, petition

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This video says about itself:

10 October 2013

A look inside the horrific dog meat trade that claims a half a million dogs all around Asia.

A petition by Say No To Dog Meat:

Petitioning President Geun-Hye Park:

This petition will be delivered to:

President – South Korea
President Geun-Hye Park:

Take Dog & Cat Meat off the Menu!

The consumption of dog and cat meat in South Korea, where it is known as “Gaegogi” has a long history in that country, as well as that of other East Asian cultures. In recent years, it has been controversial both in South Korea and around the world, due to animal rights and sanitary concerns. Dog meat is also consumed in North Korea, but the extent or form of this activity is currently unclear.

Dogs and cats are loaded into small rusty cages sometimes 25 at a time…

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17 Adorably Nonsensical Things That Make Zero Sense, And Therefore Are Perfect

Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:

These 17 silly random things exist purely to make you smile.

1. This hedgehog who now knows he can fit perfectly inside a Starbucks cup.

Credit: Embedded via Imgur user: Niccalv2015

2. And this Yorkie who now knows her head can fit perfectly inside a slice of bread.

Credit: Embedded via Imgur user: thehaasofpain

3. The way turtles value teamwork.


4. The fact that you are now aware that one can purchase this 93-inch teddy bear at Costco.

Credit: Embedded via Imgur user: thunder_cunt333

5. This little kid noticing the power of his eyebrows for the first time.

Credit: Embedded via Imgur user: washedupwornout

6. This baby turtle who decided to turn a boring day into the most exciting day.

Credit: Embedded via Imgur user: eja61387

7. This dog who found a new (and much better) purpose for a vacuum.


8. These bears waving “Hi” to you.


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Everything You Need To Know About Ebola And Your Pets

Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:

By Jennifer J. Brown, Ph.D.

The news that Excalibur, the pet dog of Ebola-infected nurse Teresa Romero, was put down in Madrid, Spain, sparked an international outcry of protest — and worries about Ebola for pet owners here in the United States.

“The dog in Spain was put down due to fear and lack of education on the transmission of Ebola and infectious disease in dogs,” says Brandon Fouche, a pet expert at the Dog Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles.

The decision to euthanize the dog was “probably from an overabundance of caution,” says David C. Pigott, M.D., professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). That’s because the Ebola virus only infects a few types of animals that can pass on the disease, and this excludes animals commonly kept as pets, like cats and dogs.

“At this time, there is no evidence that dogs or…

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By Nancy Posted in Pets

Action Alert: Saama the Elephant in Desperate Need of Veterinary Care

Originally posted on Fighting for Hope's Blog:

Wildlife Extra reports on Saama, a 27 year old  elephant in the Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple in Sri Lanka, being in need of veterinary care and the campaign for her to receive such care and be sent to a sanctuary.

Please sign the the petition.  Thank you.

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A Healthier You With Abigail & Lacie Hester #2 – Fuel

Originally posted on A Seed Planted Mobile Herb Shop:

A Healthier You 2

Lacie & I both appreciate your taking time to read A Healthier You. We recommend that you follow this blog in order to receive updates about the latest post. In our last edition of A Healthier You we discussed the topic of Motivation. We even gave you an assignment. If you participate with these post you will help us in making these lessons more interactive. We really do appreciate your questions and comments.

For those of you who are participating in A Seed Planted Holistic Health School we would like to invite you to join us on facebook by clicking on the following link:

A Seed Planted Holistic Health School Group

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In this edition of A Healthier You we will be discussing the topic of Fuel. Just like with an automobile our bodies require the right kind of fuel in order to perform optimally. The sad fact is that most…

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Inuit resist government requests to tag and collar polar bears in MClintock Channel

Originally posted on polarbearscience:

Inuit residents of Cambridge Bay in the Central Canadian Arctic are resisting requests by the Nunavut Government to tranquilize, collar and tag polar bears to assist in their population survey.

“A female polar bear and her two cubs dash across the ice near Gjoa Haven, where the polar bear hunt has been limited for nearly 15 years. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)” Story here, also by Jane George.

“A female polar bear and her two cubs dash across the ice near Gjoa Haven, where the polar bear hunt has been limited for nearly 15 years. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)” Story here , also by Jane George.

Cambridge Bay is on Victoria Island (Fig.1), in the south of the M’Clintock Channel subpopulation region (Fig. 2).

Figure 1. Cambridge Bay, courtesy Google maps.

Figure 1. Location of Cambridge Bay, courtesy Google maps. Click to enlarge.

NunatsiaqOnline reported this morning (“Nunavut’s polar bear collar, tagging plan shows big gap between science, Inuit knowledge”) on a meeting that took late last week:

The talk between Nunavut’s senior polar bear biologist Markus Dyck and the board showed there’s still a huge gap between how Inuit and scientists…

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Mainly black crowd walks out on Obama at Democratic campaign rally

Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:

The bloom is really off the POS’s stinking rose.

Anthony G. Brown

Anthony G. Brown

Yesterday, Oct. 19, 2014, Obama spoke at a campaign rally in Upper Marlboro in eastern Marylandfor Anthony G. Brown, the state’s Obama-lookalike lieutenant governor who’s running for governor.

In the midst of President Ebola’s 25-minute speech, while he was still speaking, members of his audience left in droves.

Politico reports that although “the crowd was energetic in waiting for the president and in welcoming him to the stage, but once the president started speaking, the crowd began streaming out, a few at first, but then by the dozen once Obama was about 10 minutes into his talk.”

That means they didn’t even make it through the halfway point of his speech.

crowd walks out on Obama speech

What is significant is that:

1. The crowd at the rally was overwhelmingly black.

2. Eastern Maryland is Obama country:

  • The Barack Obama Elementary School is just down…

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Ebola Scare for Pets

Originally posted on Animal Blawg:

Nicole Miraglia

Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are currently sixteen confirmed cases of Ebola outside of West Africa. In a majority of these cases, the patients contracted the virus while treating the outbreak in West Africa and then traveled back to their home country for treatment. The concern rapidly escalated from safeguarding oneself from the virus to safeguarding our pets. A nurse in Spain contracted the virus while treating a missionary who returned home to Madrid after treating patients in Africa.

The nurse and her husband are owners of a rescue dog, Excalibur, who quickly became the center dog protestof attention for many animal rights activists all over the globe. Spanish authorities stated that Excalibur was to…

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Earth’s Magnetic Field Could Flip in Our Lifetime

Originally posted on Nwo Report:

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip in Our LifetimeSource: Live Science

A pilot looking down at her plane controls and realizing magnetic north is hovering somewhere over Antarctica may sound like a scene from a science-fiction movie, but new research suggests the idea isn’t so far-fetched in the relatively near future.

A magnetic field shift is old news. Around 800,000 years ago, magnetic north hovered over Antarctica and reindeer lived in magnetic south. The poles have flipped several times throughout Earth’s history. Scientists have estimated that a flip cycle starts with the magnetic field weakening over the span of a few thousand years, then the poles flip and the field springs back up to full strength again. However, a new study shows that the last time the Earth’s poles flipped, it only took 100 years for the reversal to happen.

The Earth’s magnetic field is in a weakening stage right now. Data collected this summer by…

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Elephants Know When It’s Raining 150 Miles Away

Originally posted on Igor Purlantov:

Maybe the Weather Channel should start hiring elephants. A study in PLoS ONE suggests the creatures can detect rainstorms happening 150 miles away, possibly by hearing them even from that far off.  Migrating elephants are known to change direction out of the blue, and researchers haven’t been certain why. The Namibian research team figured it might be because of rain—as Phys.org explains, elephants are regularly looking for water in the region, which is dry outside of the January-to-March rainy season.


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Wisconsin Trophy Hunters Slaughter 91 Wolves in 5 days, Go Over Limit In Two Zones

Originally posted on Howling For Justice:

Wisconsin Wolf Slaughter

Wisconsin DNR Wolf “Harvest”

It’s bad enough 91 wolves have been slaughtered in Wisconsin since October 15 (just five days) but notice Wisconsin trophy hunters are going over  legal limits of killing wolves. In Zone 1 by 5 wolves and in Zone 2 by 14 wolves. Is the DNR ignoring what amounts to poaching of wolves by not monitoring the hunt closely and letting hunters kill wolves with impunity?

Please flood their lines and ask why hunters have been allowed to go over the legal hunting limit in Zone 2 by 14 wolves and Zone 1 by 5 wolves. Do they care?


Wisconsin DNR

Call Center Staff Available 7 Days a Week (7 a.m.-10 p.m.)

General Information 1-888-WDNRINFo | (1-888-936-7463) | Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
101 S. Webster Street . PO Box 7921 . Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921 . 608-266-2621


This picture out of the Wisconsin killing fields has been making the rounds on the internet.  This is just one of the 85 wolves reported killed since last Wednesday.

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Horrific Photograph Shows True Nature of Wisconsin “Sportsmen”

Originally posted on Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife:

There is a new photograph making the rounds on the internet showing a Wisconsin wolf killer posing with a dead wolf and a live one in a trap in the background. I was forwarded this today along with the caption apparently written by the wolf killer on one of the wildlife snuff sites.

The true Wisconsin "sportsmen."

The true Wisconsin “sportsman.”

“Cought (it wouldn’t be a wolf hater without poor grammar) these two yesterday just in time
Before the wolf quota was filled. I believe it was
The mother and her pup but I’m not positive.
I missed two wolves the day before at this same location
So I re arranged where I place the lure, urine and stepping
Sticks and it paid off. “

This is your “sportsman” Wisconsin. Be proud. Remind you of anyone?

Idaho wolf killer Josh Bransford in 2012.

Idaho wolf killer Josh Bransford in 2012.

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Wildlife officials seek assistance in red wolf death

Originally posted on Wolf Is My Soul:

The federally protected red wolf was found with an apparent gunshot wound. Based on body condition and field sign, the actual date of death is estimated to be Sept. 26.

This is the third red wolf death of 2014 resulting from a suspected gunshot. The previous two suspected gunshot deaths occurred in January and March.

A total of 10 wild red wolves were known to have died in 2014, including two struck and killed by vehicles, one died incidental to otherwise legal activities, one due to health reasons…

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Greece: Petition – Stop the poisoning of dogs in Zakynthos. Please Sign – Link Below.

Originally posted on Serbian Animals Voice (SAV):



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Hi everyone;

I just signed this petition — will you join me?

The Mayor of Zakynthos: Stop the poisoning of dogs in Zakynthos.

Read about Zakynthos  – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakynthos
To: The Mayor of Zakynthos

The petition is really important and could use our help.

Click here to find out more and sign:


Aim – to reach target of 5,000 signatures.  Currently approaching 2,300.

Thanks so much,

Mark – SAV.

Petition wording:

 Dear Mr Mayor,

I am writing on behalf of many people who have visited Zakynthos over many years. We love the island and have friends amongst it’s people. However, in recent years we have been extremely distressed and disturbed by the growing and continuing animal abuse and neglect that occurs on Zakynthos and this has lead to many people stating that they will never return to Zakynthos.

There have been reports via Facebook of…

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Wisconsin Wolf Kill Quota Scaled Back for 2014……..But Still Far Too High

Originally posted on Our Wisconsin, Our Wildlife:

Wisconsin wants to "legally" kill 156 wolves this year.

Wisconsin wants to “legally” kill 156 wolves this year.

Last year hounders, trappers, and hunters killed 257 wolves during Wisconsin’s second wolf killing season. This number was six above the quota of 251 set by the DNR and their “Wolf Advisory Committee.” Yesterday, the hunter/trapper/hounder dominated committee set their quota recommendation for the 2014 wolf kill season. This year they want to kill 156 wolves. 101 less than the total number “legally” killed last year.

This year the winter population survey showed that the Wisconsin wolf population plummeted by 19 percent from same time last year. This massive population drop was in line with the Wisconsin DNR’s stated goal of bringing the population closer to the archaic number of “350” set in the 1999 state wolf management plan and championed by anti-wolf lobbying groups across the state.

The committee that sets the annual wolf kill quota recommendation, the Wolf Advisory…

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