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Convicted puppy rapist gets 5 years in prison

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Earlier this year, a Daytona Beach man was spotted by his neighbors fondling an 8-month-old pit bull puppy’s private parts on several occasions, despite cries and yelps from the animal.

On Friday, the man was sentenced to five years in a state prison for fondling and raping the dog named Coco, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

First Coast News reported  that James Guy Bull, 62, pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges and misdemeanor sexual activities involving animals in connection with the crimes.

“The facts of this case are incomprehensible and vile,” State Attorney R.J. Larizza said after the sentence was handed down Friday. “The defendant’s abuse of the helpless dog shocks the collective conscience of the citizens of the Seventh Circuit and beyond.”

When police arrived at Bull’s home last March, they found the small “clearly emaciated” dog chained to a post on…

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Again, I was just joking in ‘Three Weeks In June’ about having “surges” in our cities here in the USA

Originally posted on Don Lichterman:

Sign the petition: Police in New Jersey don’t need tanks and grenade launchers; the Defense Department must stop arming local police.

Ferguson, Missouri looked like a war zone last month 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.

Stop Police Militarization!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 has provided billions of dollars worth of tanks, grenade launchers and other weapons to local law enforcement agencies — including more than 93,000 machine guns.1 Secretary of Defense Hagel has the authority to suspend the…

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Help Actress Alison Eastwood Raise Money to Help Care for 110 Former Lab Chimps | One Green Planet

Originally posted on Life or Lunch?:

Alison-Eastwood-1200x786As Green Monsters, we love to hear news about compassionate celebrities using their fame and public influence to help animals. Alison Eastwood is one such kind celebrity who recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on LoveAnimals to raise money for the lifelong care of 110 former research chimpanzees. These chimps were retired to California’s Chimp Haven sanctuary where they will be allowed to live out their days in a safe, natural environment.

Eastwood, daughter of star Clint Eastwood, has always been drawn to animals and has always been deeply saddened by the idea that thousands of animals unwillingly sacrifice their lives for the sake testing and research. Having taken the time to learn all she can about the topic, Eastwood was inspired to take action with the hope of spreading awareness for the plight of animals.

Eastwood explains to OGP, “I wanted to do something around animal testing as…

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Alsu Ivanchenko, woman accused of abusing puppy, throwing it away in a plastic bag, then buying another for daughter….makes next court appearance Monday

Originally posted on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE:

“Sorry, still not up to my usual fighting spirit, but just got hold of this story, my apologies if it is not in time/date order: Can’t stay on PC long enough due to pain, to establish all facts, but hopefully enough here for people to check out! Perhaps I’m missing something here, but how the hell did that little puppy sustain those injuries???How does a tiny puppy suffer a fractured skull, a fractured femur and brain trauma resulting from blunt force; just from being tossed from a car??? Something is clearly very wrong here, I just hope this women, is never allowed to own dogs of any size, ever again…I feel sorry for the daughter having such a heartless person as a mother! I believe there is a facebook page where you can follow the progress of this innocent sentient baby! A Facebook page titled “Justice for Charlotte! A Rally to Strengthen Animal Abuse Laws” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlottes-Place-A-Journey-of-Hope/725691657502254?sk=timeline.

By Maura Grunlund | grunlund@siadvance.com 

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Something went wrong with comments on my blog!

Originally posted on AMERICAN LIBERAL TIMES:

John Liming, Blog Author

John Liming, Blog Author

Oh My God . . . !!!

For some reason unknown to me a lot of comments made by my wonderful Readers ( and all my Readers are wonderful Readers . . . make no mistake about that ) have been dropping into a spam folder for some reason and I have been missing them.

That is the world’s worst bummer, bar none!

Thank God one of my dear Readers brought the problem to my attention and I have now gone into my admin area and tried to fix it.  I am now waiting to see if the fix has worked.

Losing comments to spam is probably the worst thing that could happen and I apologize to everyone whose comments may have been affected and I am waiting with bated breath to see if the fix has worked.

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Rescuers search for entangled humpback whale off Vancouver Island (Canada)

Originally posted on The ocean update:

A humpback whale badly injured and entangled in rope broke free from rescuers near Tofino on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, and headed south. Photograph by : Jim Darling , Victoria Times Colonist

A humpback whale badly injured and entangled in rope broke free from rescuers near Tofino on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, and headed south. Photograph by : Jim Darling , Victoria Times Colonist

September 18th, 2014. A humpback whale tangled so tightly in thick rope that its fins are torn is somewhere along the southwest coast of Vancouver Island in need of help.

“We need to put the word out that if anybody sees it, they call our hotline,” said Paul Cottrell, marine mammal co-ordinator for Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “This entanglement is almost certainly going to be lethal if nothing is done.”

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Oil-exploring seismic blasts could soon disrupt whale territory (East Coast, USA)

Originally posted on The ocean update:

Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards said he’s terrified about what the intense sound waves can do to dolphins and endangered North Atlantic right whales, above, of which only 500 remain.

Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards said he’s terrified about what the intense sound waves can do to dolphins and endangered North Atlantic right whales, above, of which only 500 remain.

September 18th, 2014. NAGS HEAD, N.C. — As early as next spring, the boom of seismic cannons will sound under the Atlantic Ocean as the first oil and gas exploration allowed off the East Coast in three decades gets underway.

While federal officials and the oil and gas industry characterize the exploration as benign, Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards said he’s terrified about what the intense sound waves can do to dolphins and endangered North Atlantic right whales, of which only 500 remain.

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Ian Stirling now says the polar bear that “died of climate change” last year was “in his prime”

Originally posted on polarbearscience:

With Barents Sea ice way above average this summer, Polar Bear Specialist Group biologist Ian Stirling now claims the old polar bear that he said died of climate change last year on Svalbard was “in his prime” and still blames the bear’s death on lack of sea ice — despite all evidence to the contrary.

Figure 1. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) says the September minimum for 2014 is “imminent” and suggests the low may come in at 5.1 million square kilometers (far short of the 4.1 m2km low reached in 2012. About the much larger than average amount of ice around Svalbard and Franz Josef Land, they said only: “As was the case for the beginning of the month, extent remains below average in all sectors of the Arctic except for a region in the Barents Sea, east of Svalbard.”

Figure 1. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) says the September minimum for 2014 is “imminent” and suggests the low may come in at 5.1 million square kilometers (far short of the 4.1 m2km low reached in 2012 . About the much larger than average amount of ice around Svalbard and Franz Josef Land, they said only: “ As was the case for the beginning of the month, extent remains below average in all sectors of the Arctic except for a region in the Barents Sea, east of Svalbard .”


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Radioactive Strontium at record high levels near Fukushima nuclear reactors

Originally posted on nuclear-news:

diagram-Strontium-90Ocean hits record high for radioactive Strontium at all 6 locations near Fukushima reactors — Levels up to 20 times higher than reported last week — Officials: Contamination from highly radioactive ‘debris’ is seeping into ground and flowing out to sea http://enenews.com/record-high-strontium-90-ocean-water-every-location-destroyed-fukushima-reactors-levels-20-times-higher-reported-last-week-officials-contamination-highly-radioactive-debris-seeping-ground-flowin?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29

TEPCO Prompt Report of Result of Analysis
, Sept. 10, 2014:

Port of Fukushima Daiichi, around Discharge Channel and Bank Protection — Seawater

This newly published data shows record levels of Strontium-90 have been detected at all 6 seawater monitoring locations in front of the destroyed reactors. At 3 of 6 locations levels are around triple the previous record set last year.

Yet a report released by TEPCO days later on Sept. 12, 2014 claims: “Results indicate efforts to protect water are succeeding… inside the port area, concentrations of radioactivity have been steadily decreasing… Strontium… nearest the reactors… show levels of 70-100 Bq/L … 

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Man accused of stalking girlfriend, killing her dog, then feeding it her….is out of jail, free on Bail!!

Originally posted on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE:

According to Wednesday’s KRCR TV News, a Redding, California, man who is accused of attacking his girlfriend, killing her dog and then feeding the dog to the woman, is free on bail.

Last week, 34-year-old Ryan Watenpaughwas arrested on multiple charges, including stalking, animal cruelty, domestic violence…this Wednesday, after posting bail, he was freed from jail. Watenpaugh allegedly stalked his girlfriend and killed her small Pomeranian, “Bear,” and then cooked and served the dog’s meat to his unwitting, now “ex” girlfriend.


The disturbing incident allegedly took place during a brief reconciliation in September - after the alleged meal, Watenpaugh…

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Man who killed young dog for chasing after a rodent has been sentenced to jail; for only 15 days…What’s the bloody point???

Originally posted on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE:

According to Tuesday’s publication of the Oregonian, a Portland, Oregon, man who shot and killed a young dog who chased a rodent into a hole, has been sentenced to jail time.

On Tuesday, 60-year-old Michael Robert Hutchinson pleaded no contest to felony first-degree aggravated animal abuse and misdemeanor possession of a loaded firearm in public – charges which stemmed from the fatal shooting of a one-year-old dog named “Marley.”

60-year-old Michael Robert Hutchinson

Hutchinson will only spend 15 days behind bars for the January incident which claimed the life of the terrier mix who belonged to Priscilla Bush. Hutchinson was said to be angry that Marley had chased a Nutria into a hole – the man fed the large rodents who lived near his trailer and he did not want the dog to harm them.

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Navy War Games in Alaska Would Impact Thousands of Marine Mammals (USA)

Originally posted on The ocean update:

Stranded dead mother at Kastri, Heraklion, SE Crete on 3/4/2014.

Stranded dead mother at Kastri, Heraklion, SE Crete on 3/4/2014.

September 17th, 2014 (Richard Steiner). For the past few years, the U.S. Navy has been developing plans to expand its warfaretraining exercises in the Gulf of Alaska, which they admit will impact thousands of marine mammals. The exercises are planned each summer (Apr – Oct) for five years, over an area about 300 miles x 156 miles (42,146 square miles) of the northern Gulf of Alaska, just south of Prince William Sound, and east of the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island.

The war games would include two Carrier Strike Groups, use of high-frequency and mid-frequency active sonar for Anti-Submarine Warfare exercises, training on new weapons systems, and two ship-sinking exercises each year. The live weapons used would include surface-to-air missiles, air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, surface-to-air deck guns, air-to-surface bombs, air-to-surface guns, surface-to-surface guns, and heavyweight torpedoes.

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Lost dog found 5000km away

Originally posted on Optus Zoo News:

A JACK Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 5000 kilometres miles away.

A good Samaritan this month spotted the seven-year-old dog named Gidget wandering in the Portland suburb of Tualatin, and brought her to the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter, said Deborah Wood, manager of Washington County Animal Services.

A microchip implanted in Gidget revealed that the owner lived near Philadelphia.

Contacted by the shelter, the owner said her dog has been missing since April 22, two days after Easter.

How the dog arrived in Oregon is a mystery.

?She?s never lived here; there is nothing that would bring her here,? Ms Wood said.

?So a human somehow brought her here, but we don?t know who or how.?

Ms Wood says Gidget was thin, but otherwise healthy.

She has regained some of the estimated two-and-a-half kilograms she lost during…

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Beached dolphin family rescued by three selfless fishermen (Ireland)

Originally posted on The ocean update:

The infamous Clet, an irish dolphin, from his distinctive dorsal fin

The infamous Clet, an irish dolphin, from his distinctive dorsal fin

September 9th, 2014 (Majella O’Sullivan). Three fishermen sacrificed a day’s work to rescue a dolphin family that had got into difficulty in shallow waters.

The fishermen noticed a pod of up to 60 dolphins in Smerwick Harbour in west Kerry as they made their way out to sea at dawn.

The spectacle had never been witnessed before in their lifetimes and they set about rescuing about 15 calves and their mothers that had already beached themselves on Beal Ban strand.

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‘Shaming’ photos show airplne passengers behaving badly

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

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A new Facebook page called Passenger Shaming features countless photos of actual passengers doing creepy things.

Passengers are taking their shoes and socks off — and sometimes their shirts — putting dirty diapers in the seat pocket, leaving dentures on the seat cushion or even clipping their toe nails.

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Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: DNR offers smorgasbord of killing opportunities

Originally posted on Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife:

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“You that never done nothin’ but build to destroy/You play with my world like it’s your little toy. … Even Jesus would never forgive what you do. ~ “Masters of War,” Bob Dylan

Sept. 14 is day 12 of the 35-day bear hunt. Thousands of bears, vulnerable from baiting since April, and having been run by dogs since July 1, have been wounded or killed with guns or crossbows or dogs. Most of them were spring cubs, yearlings or mothers. The last four months before denning, when they need to feed every day, bears are run relentlessly. As a consequence, there is the real risk of bears and spring cubs starving in winter dens.

Hunters, having bagged their bear, will turn attention to add the smorgasbord of killing opportunities that began Saturday, Sept. 13. The deer kill used to be a nine-day ordeal for those of us who love our…

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Yellowstone National Park To Kill Up To 900 Bison This Winter – 18 September 2014

Originally posted on Lucas 2012 Infos:

RT logoThe bison population in Yellowstone National Park will be significantly reduced this winter, as park officials have announced a plan to cull up to 900 animals that attempt to leave or drift away from the park.

The park’s famous bison population currently stands at roughly 4,900, meaning it could be reduced by about one-fifth.

According to Reuters, the cull announced Tuesday by Yellowstone’s science and research branch would be the largest in seven years.

However, it would still leave the herd’s numbers significantly higher than what both state and federal wildlife officials have established as the target goal – a population of somewhere between 3,000 and 3,500.

Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article

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yCorky the Orca

Originally posted on Freedom For Cetaceans:

Corky (II) is a female captive orca (or killer whale) from the A5 Pod in British Columbia, Canada. She currently lives at SeaWorld San Diego in California. Corky (II) received her name after the park’s original Corky died in December 1970. Of the other animals captured on that day, only Corky still survives. She is estimated to have been born in 1966 and it is believed that her mother is Stripe (A23), who died in 2000.

Corky was placed in a small pool with an adult male, Orky (II), also caught in Pender Harbor the year before her own capture. The two orcas remained together at the park for the next 17 years.

During her time at Marineland, Corky became the first orca to become pregnant and give birth in captivity. While pregnant with her first calf, no one was aware of her pregnancy. On February 28, 1977, the first…

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Tony the truck stop tiger still waiting for sanctuary

Originally posted on Free Tony The Tiger:

As reported by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ADLF), on June 20, 2014, a devastating turn of events occurred in the case of Tony the truck stop tiger. Advocates’ hopes that he was going to finally be allowed to go to a sanctuary were dashed. Previous articles about Tony’s situation have been published here, and you can find links to those at the end of this article.

Tony is a beautiful Siberian/Bengal tiger who has spent the last 14 years living in a small enclosure at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tate, La. Years of petitions and legal battles have been waged in an attempt to allow Tony to be sent to a sanctuary, where he can finally live in peace, far away from the incessant drone of diesel engines, the taunting by humans, and the stench of the fumes from the…

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Help Save Klamath Wildlife Refuge Birds

Originally posted on Natural History Wanderings:

reblogged from Audublog Help us avoid a disaster for birds in the Klamath.

Help us avoid a disaster for birds in the Klamath

Lack of water in the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge has resulted in dangerous overcrowding at nearby Tule Lake, where thousands of vulnerable birds have already died from disease. What makes this situation even worse is the fact that it is totally avoidable. Our reports tell us that there is water available for the refuges — we just have to put pressure on the Bureau of Reclamation to release it. That’s where you come in. Take a moment to send an email right now to the Secretary of the Interior demanding help for migratory birds. With enough voices, we can make this happen. Send your email today.

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Firefighters save wild boar piglets from drowning, then gamekeeper kills them

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This is a video from Limburg province in the Netherlands, about wild boar piglets which had landed in a canal.

Firefighters then saved them from drowning.

However, as soon as the animals were back on dry land, a gamekeeper killed them.

Limburg province authorities admit the gamekeeper acted illegally.

People in Limburg have started an Internet petition, demanding that the gamekeeper’s licence to hunt is canceled.

The petition (in English) is here.

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Environment: Pesticide pollution rising in urban streams

Originally posted on Summit County Citizens Voice:


About half the nation’s streams are polluted by pesticides at a level of concern for aquatic life.

90 percent of urban streams show signs of contamination

Staff Report

FRISCO — A huge number of rivers and streams around the country are still polluted with pesticides that can kill bugs and other aquatic organisms at the base of the food chain.

Streams in agricultural areas are polluted at about the same level as they were 1990s, but pesticide pollution is increasing in urban streams, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study spanning about 20 years.

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