Success: Men Charged With Dragging Shark Behind Speedboat Demand they be punished to the fullest extent of the law

A shark suffered when the poor animal was allegedly tethered to a speedboat and dragged at high speed. Now, three suspects have finally been arrested. Demand that they be punished to the full extent of the law.

Source: Success: Men Charged With Dragging Shark Behind Speedboat

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Prohibit Dog and Cat Meat in the U.S.

The welfare of dogs and cats must be protected by prohibiting the trade of their meat for human consumption. Demand that the possession and trade of cat and dog meat be prohibited in the U.S.

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Petition · Tell Grupo Pão de Açúcar: Stop Selling Pork from Confined and Mutilated Pigs · Change.org

What happens to pigs at an Aurora corporate factory farm in Brazil will shock and disgust you. A shocking new investigation exposes the horror of piglets squealing in agong while workers grind down their teeth, slice off their tails, and cut holes in their ears. All of this is done without any pain relief. Mother pigs are treated as mere meat producing machines. Crammed inside tiny metal gestation crates barely  larger than their own bodies.

https://www.change.org/p/tell-grupo-p%C3%A3o-de-a%C3%A7%C3%BAcar-stop-selling-pork-from-confined-and-mutilated-pigs

Petition · James Snee: Hormel: Stop Mutilating Pigs and Cramming Them into Tiny Crates · Change.org

Workers kicked, hit, and beat piglets with gas cans. They chopped off their tails and ripped out their testicles while these baby animals squealed in agony. No pain relief was ever provided. Their mothers had it just as bad. Unable to turn around or even lie down comfortably,mother pigs spend nearly their entire lives crammed inside tiny, gestation crates.

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Bears Ears National Monument Undermines Unofficial Nuclear Waste Dump-Uranium Mining: Owner Energy Fuels Lobbied Trump Admin Against Bears Ears

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Canadian Company Energy Fuels’ interest in stopping Bears Ears National Monument may not be the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle as much as the tail end of radioactive waste. Their White Mesa Mill functions as an unofficial back-door nuclear waste dump. Bears Ears National Monument abuts White Mesa Mill property and it includes two White Mesa water sampling sites, according to Energy Fuel’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Why does Energy Fuels fear the water sampling sites being on public land? Are they lying about the results? At least the Italian Camorra mafia, according to Schiavone’s testimony, put German radioactive waste sludge in lead boxes before burying it in Italy, which is already superior to the US putting waste in poor quality metal cans. However, the handling of nuclear waste at White Mesa mill is of an even lower standard than most US radioactive waste, even…

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Stop Museum from Senselessly Killing Chicks

A museum is killing chicks just a few days after they hatch so a new batch of eggs can be put in the incubator. This museum claims this cruel practice teaches the public about life cycles. Sign this petition and demand the museum put a stop to the senseless killing of baby chicks.

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Dog Allegedly Thrown to the Ground and Beaten Deserves Justice

A dog was reportedly beaten and thrown to the ground in a shocking case of animal cruelty. Shocking video footage captured a man allegedly beating the helpless dog. Demand justice for this innocent dog.

Source: Dog Allegedly Thrown to the Ground and Beaten Deserves Justice

Dog Severely Burned While Chained to Kennel Deserves Justice

A dog named Tank nearly burned to death when his kennel was set on fire while he was chained to it. Tank could not escape the flames and suffered excruciating burns on sixty-percent of his body. Demand justice for Tank.

Source: Dog Severely Burned While Chained to Kennel Deserves Justice

Five ways to look after your cat in the cold weather

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Five ways to look after your cat in the cold weather

As the winter months begin, the weather gets a lot colder and we worry about our feline friends who enjoy exploring the outdoors. While cats are well adapted to the cold weather, they can still become unwell when exposed to extreme weather. Making sure they are looked after is important.

Here are five tips from Argos Pet Insurance on how to look after your cat in the cold weather:

1. Check your cat’s health

When the temperature drops below 0⁰C, your cat may be at risk of frostbite and hypothermia if they spend prolonged periods outside. Unchecked, hypothermia can lead to serious consequences, so make sure they’re in good physical condition during winter.

Make sure your cat is always dried when they come in from the rain, and ensure they can get back into the house…

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Top tips for keeping pets safe at Christmas time – Katzenworld

As one of the biggest and busiest celebrations of the year, Christmas is a very exciting time for humans.  However, for many animals Christmas can be a source of anxiety and can even present potential… More

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Petition · Justice for Skeletal Puppy Starved Nearly to Death · Change.org

When police found this abused beagle puppy, skeleton from starvation, the poor dog was in such bad shape that the Vets thought they’d have to euthanize. This emaciated puppy with just one of the five dogs seized from a Leitchfield, Kentucky home. All of them were severely neglected and living among dead animals including several dead chickens. Although the puppy managed to survive the round-the-clock  veterinarian care, the dog would likely had died too had the police not intervened.

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Petition · Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation! · Change.org


https://www.change.org/p/boycott-pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics-in-south-korea-a-dog-eating-nation

Petition update · Victory! Prison for the men who laughed as a tortured a shark in Florida · Change.org

259K supporters
News alert
Victory!
by the Change.org team

Dec 13, 2017 — Mugshots and everything. We did it. Thank you so much for your help everyone. Thank you for your signature, your emails. Thank you for calling the FWC and the State Attorney’s office. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for having faith even when the odds were against us. Thank you for uniting and encouraging each other.

Of course, we still must await the outcome of the trial, but the fact that charges were even pressed is monumental. They had been getting away with this behavior for years until all of us stood up and said no more. This is proof that we can make a difference.
Florida men who dragged shark behind boat charged with cruelty
The three men in a viral video showing a shark being violently dragged behind a speeding boat have…

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Punish Star Athlete Accused of Beating and Starving His Dog | Animal Petitions

Tallahassee police arrested Hubert “Chris” Maxwell a former two-time All-American track and field athlete after he allegedly beat and starved his dog. The emaciated pitbull mix, suffered from lameness to his back legs and a severe flea infestation, causing him to lose chunks of his fur. Maxwell’s former roommate reportedly witness Maxwell swing the dog around by his collar slamming him  into the wall and floor, kick him and then step on his neck. Maxwell denied ownership of the pitbull mix and one other dog stating that one dog ran away after being disciplined for urinating on the floor. He offered no explanation for the other dogs absence.

https://animalpetitions.org/521584/punish-star-athlete-who-allegedly-beat-and-starved-his-dog/

Dog Killed, Skinned and Mutilated Deserves Justice | Animal Petitions

A dog was mutilated and killed in a shocking case of animal cruelty. The dog’s ears and testicles were cut off and it was almost completely skinned. A fisherman found the 30 lb dog lying underneath a bridge near the river and believe the dog was killed less than 3 hours before he was found. This is not the first time that a canine remains have been found underneath that bridge. The police suspect that they may have a serial dog killer in the area.

https://animalpetitions.org/521322/dog-killed-skinned-and-mutilated-deserves-justice/

Demand Police Capture Serial Dog Killer | Animal Petitions


Two beloved family dogs adored agonizing deaths after being poisoned with ibuprofen and antifreeze they are the latest victims in a string of killings despite the deaths of 18 innocent dogs. The police still have not found the killer.

https://animalpetitions.org/518088/find-and-punish-serial-dog-poisoner/

Tribal Leaders-Bears Ears Commission Of Tribes Indignant Over Trump’s Proposal To Destroy Bears Ears National Monument Leaving It Vulnerable To Looting; Grave Robbing; Fossil Fuel And Uranium Exploitation

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We’ll tell the next generation, ‘You see that ash pit over there, that’s where Bears Ears was. Now it’s a uranium mine“, Davis Filfred, Navajo Nation. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/04/native-american-alliance-bears-ears-trump

Bears Ears and ruins By Josh Ewing

@savebearsears‪ “We as a sovereign nation, a Tribal Council, approved the resolution saying that we want the Bears Ears designation.” – Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye. #StandWithBearsEars! @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse #MonumentsForAll‬

President Trump’s proposal to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument leaves tens of thousands of sacred sites vulnerable to looting and grave robbing—the very threats the Antiquities Act was designed to protect against—as well as to fossil fuel development and uranium mining.” (Bears Ears Coalition News Release)

The Bears Ears Commission of Tribes holds a vision of a Bears Ears National Monument that is a landscape of healing for all Americans and a symbol of Native American and community…

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Petition update · THE TIME IS NOW! Act to Help Preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge · Change.org

THE TIME IS NOW! Act to Help Preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Michael Cianos and Frank Escalona
Baltimore, MD

Dec 11, 2017 — Dear Supporters,

The moment is upon us to take action in our fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. PLEASE take a moment today to call the following House Representatives and urge them to continue their leadership and outspoken support for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by doing everything they can to insist that Arctic drilling is removed from the bill.

PLEASE NOTE: The following representatives are already working to keep Arctic drilling out of the final bill. We are calling to THANK THEM and to REINFORCE THEIR EFFORTS. Our decision to call these individuals is a result of extensive research and deliberation.

Dan Donovan [R-NY]: (202) 225-3371
Frank Lobiondo [R-NJ]: (202) 225-6572
Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]: (202) 225-4276
Ryan Costello [R-PA]: (202) 225-4315

IF ASKED BY A RECORDING IF YOU ARE A CONSTITUENT, select “Yes.” Then tell them later that you are not, but that you are working in their district alongside environmental organizations to bring awareness to the Representatives’ views on this issue.

Remember, we’re working not only to protect the Arctic, but also to show that our democracy still works. The people DO NOT want drilling in the Arctic. Here is a poll from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication to prove it: http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/americans-oppose-drilling-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge/

There is bipartisan alignment AGAINST this provision–we must not stop our fight now. Please take a few moments to call the numbers above, and tell your friends to do the same. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT UPDATE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

Also, please share Robert Redford’s video from the NRDC: https://twitter.com/NRDC/status/940234392617697280

Thank you again for all your support. Let’s do this!
Americans oppose drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Americans oppose drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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Petition update · BREAKING NEWS: Water Protectors Lock Down at Tacoma LNG Site · Change.org

Stand with the Puyallup Tribe – No LNG Fracked Gas in the Salish Sea!
BREAKING NEWS: Water Protectors Lock Down at Tacoma LNG Site
Puyallup Water Warriors & Redefine Tacoma

Dec 11, 2017 — Friends,

Early this morning, two water protectors locked themselves to a crane 60 feet high at the LNG build site in the Port of Tacoma. They are participating in direct action to call attention to a dangerous facility that is being built without permits, and against the wishes of the Tacoma community.

You can watch a live feed of the action and leave messages of support here: http://bit.ly/2jOirsj

Right now it’s very foggy out, but the water protectors are holding strong, and we are outside with them. For realtime updates follow Native Daily Network who has covered the story from the beginning.

https://www.facebook.com/NativeDailyNetwork/

http://www.nativedailynetwork.com/ 

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With Lamb of God’s life in the balance, supporters rally for dog | CW33 NewsFix Video


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Petition: Free Billy the Elephant from His Lonely, Cramped Life at the L.A. Zoo, California

Billy the elephant has lived at the Los Angeles Zoo for nearly 30 years. For most of this time he has endured living all by himself in an extremely tiny enclosure. As a result he has displayed significant signs of stress. After public protests and a lawsuit filed on Billy’s behalf a few years ago, the Los Angeles Zoo promised to close down the old elephant exhibit and built a bigger, better enclosure for Billy. After visiting the new exhibit, however, I was shocked to find that poor Billy is still being kept in a tiny area separate from the other elephants and he still is displaying the same repetitive stress, such as swaying and rocking side to side and head bobbing due to frustration, boredom, and possibly depression. His predecessors at the Los Angeles Zoo, who died prematurely due to the conditions elephants often acquire while living in  enclosed and cramp quarters.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/900/414/840/something-is-not-cool-at-the-los-angeles-zoo/?TAP=1732

Wild Orangutan Steals GoPro Camera And Takes Expert Selfies – The Dodo

“I went through the images and found a few which were remarkably decent photos.”
By Sarah V Schweig
Published On 12/07/2017

Encountering a wild orangutan is an increasingly rare phenomenon.

Because of threats to the rainforests where they live, the animals are considered critically endangered. That’s why Ian Wood, a wildlife photographer based in the UK, partners with the Orangutan Foundation UK to lead annual trips to Indonesia’s island of Borneo, helping to raise money for these rare apes.

It was on a recent trip that Wood was lucky to have a very rare encounter with the animals — when they decided to steal his camera.
Wild orangutan in Borneo taking selfie with stolen camera 

Wood has been photographing orangutans for decades. And this time he wanted something a little different.

Wood decided to hide the GoPro camera in a patch of forest where the orangutans often congregate. He figured that at the very least he’d get some closer images of them — but he had no idea he’d get, well, selfies. 

Some of the images Wood retrieved from his camera have the uncanny resemblance to the selfies people accidentally take when figuring out how to use a new device; others, however, were surprisingly more sophisticated.
“I went through the images and found a few which were remarkably decent photos,” Wood wrote.

“When a 3-year-old orangutan picked [the GoPro] up I was amazed at the level of interest he showed,” Wood wrote at The Guardian. “My emotions quickly turned to concern when he put it in his mouth and bit it.”

Wood said he wasn’t worried about his camera but the possibility that the young orangutan might try to eat it and choke. “After cracking the LCD screen he took it out of his mouth and accidentally took hundreds and hundreds of photos by pressing the main button,” Wood said. “After about 30 minutes he ran off with it up a tree and I thought that was the last I would see of it.”
Perhaps the orangutan lost interest, because the next moment, a stroke of luck sent the device plummeting back down.
“Eventually he dropped it and I was able to recover my damaged — but still working — camera,” Wood said.
Wood hopes that more people become interested in these amazing creatures so that they’ll be around for much longer.
“Orangutans are critically endangered mainly due to forest clearance for the palm oil industry,” Wood told The Dodo. “However, there are some beacons of hope. These photos were taken in Tanjung Puting National Park, which is well protected and home to over 4,000 of these great apes.”

Darwin’s Dog Food Recall of December 2017

December 8th 2017 – Darwin’s Natural pet products of Tukwila,Washington has notified distributors that it is recalling Select lots of Darwin’s Natural selection dog food due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/darwins-dog-food-recall-december-2017/

Petition · Chief Roderick Williams: Reinstate Pulse Hero: OFD Firefighter Joshua Granada · Change.org

We want Joshua Granada reinstated into the Orlando fire department. Josh was awarded the state of Florida’s 2017 firefighter of the Year award with his partner, Carlos travarez, for their quick response and actions the night of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre, which resulted in there directly saving 13 lives. He was previously 2014 paramedic of the year. He developed PTSD as a result of the Pulse incident and the Orlando fire department repeatedly denied his request for help. Than two days before Thanksgiving, they fired him for a audio recording involving a city official.

https://www.change.org/p/chief-roderick-williams-reinstate-pulse-hero-ofd-firefighter-joshua-granada

Petition · Michigan Supreme court: Stop Robert Jensen Schwander from receiving additional resentencing hearings! · Change.org

Robert Jensen Schwander is responsible for the brutal slaying of 16 year old Carly Lewis on June 2nd 2011. He was sentenced to 40 to 70 years. That’s far, he has received 3 resentencing hearings and is working on a 4th, trying to reduce his sentence.  Two judges have explained in length why they were justified in this punishment.  It needs to be upheld.

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Petition: Close April Showers!! My dog was mauled to death at local dog boarder/groomer


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Good News for Yellowstone Grizzlies? U.S. to Review ‘Flawed’ Ruling That Removed Protections

Lorraine Chow
Dec. 07, 2017 
Grizzly sow and cubs near Fishing Bridge. Yellowstone National Park / Flickr
Good News for Yellowstone Grizzlies? U.S. to Review ‘Flawed’ Ruling That Removed Protections

Over the summer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) decided to strip Yellowstone grizzly bears of Endangered Species Act protections, sparking condemnation from conservationists over the agency’s “flawed” ruling.

But now, USFWS is reviewing this decision thanks to an appeals court ruling that restored protections for a completely different animal that was taken off the endangered species list: the Great Lakes gray wolf.

In August, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, ruled unanimously that USFWS was wrong in its 2011 decision to de-list the Great Lakes gray wolf and should remain under federal protection. The three-judge panel wrote then, “The Endangered Species Act’s text requires the Service, when reviewing and redetermining the status of a species, to look at the whole picture of the listed species, not just a segment of it.”

As it happens, the Fish and Wildlife Service used a similar method to de-list Yellowstone-area bears. Kelly Nokes, large carnivore advocate for WildEarth Guardians, explained to Reuters, U.S. wildlife managers removed the bears from federal protections without assessing impacts on other grizzly populations in the lower 48 states.

The Yellowstone grizzly bear has long been considered endangered, with as few as 136 bears in 1975. But in June, Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke announced that the population had been recovered to the point where federal protections can be removed and overall management can be returned to the states and tribes.

There are an estimated 700 today, which “meets all the criteria for delisting,” the Department of Interior, which oversees USFWS, said.

The Associated Press reported that USFWS has now opened up a public comment session on the implications of leaving the bears unprotected. While the review is pending, the animals will stay under state jurisdiction and off the threatened species list, agency spokesman Steve Segin said. The agency plans to release its conclusions by March 31.

Conservation groups responded with fierce outcry over the government’s decision to de-list the grizzlies this summer.

“Without continued Endangered Species Act protections, the recovery of grizzly bears in Greater Yellowstone is in serious jeopardy,” said Bonnie Rice, Greater Yellowstone senior representative with Sierra Club’s Our Wild America campaign. “Inadequate requirements to protect and connect Yellowstone grizzlies to other populations and hostile state management policies will mean fewer bears restricted to an even smaller area. Grizzly bears will be killed through trophy hunts on the doorstep of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks instead of inspiring millions who come to the region just for a chance to see a live grizzly bear in the wild.”

“These iconic bears need to be protected, not gunned down so their heads can go on some trophy hunter’s wall,” said Andrea Santarsiere, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Facing ongoing threats and occupying less than five percent of their historic range, grizzly bears are nowhere near recovery and continue to need the strong protections of the Endangered Species Act.”

“National Parks Conservation Association refutes the Department of the Interior’s short-sighted decision, which threatens Yellowstone grizzlies and ignores concerns, including those raised by many in the National Park Service. Despite Interior’s claim, the long-term health of Yellowstone and Grand Teton grizzlies is far from certain,” added Stephanie Adams, Yellowstone program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association. “We must ensure Yellowstone grizzlies have necessary protections in place for the population to thrive.”

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16 New Vegan Holiday Products at Trader Joe’s | PETA


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Drape The Flag Over My Casket

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{Drape The Flag Over My Casket} 

As I lost the war that I was facing but please deliver this message to my family and loved one’s back in the states 

I am sorry that I couldn’t make out of this nightmare but I’ll always be flying with you only from heaven above now but I do miss you and love you all and please don’t cry because this military woman is finally at peace and they are shipping my dog tags to you please if you miss me please hang them around your neck because I’ll be right there waiting in your 💓 heart for you where I’ve been the whole time and I’m sorry that I am not coming back home to you all but this is the sacrifice that I made for you all so you can continue to have freedom 

But they’ll be handing you my flag…

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