Finally! Ringling Brothers and Barnam and Bailey Circus is Eliminating Elephants From All Acts | One Green Planet

Originally posted on Life or Lunch?:

circus2-1200x800After more than a century of shows featuring degrading and abusive acts toward elephants and a list of Animal Welfare Act violations, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is finally eliminating its use of elephants by 2018.

The circus told the Associated Press that the decision was made because of growing public concern and media attention regarding how the elephants are treated.

“There’s been somewhat of a mood shift among our consumers,” said Alana Feld, the executive vice president of Feld Entertainment, Ringling Bros. parent company. “A lot of people aren’t comfortable with us touring with our elephants.”

According to USA Today, all of Feld’s 43 elephants will live at the company’s 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida. Twenty-nine of the animals have already been transferred there, and the remaining 14 will arrive as they are phased out of use over the next three years.

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Shell to Hell: Please Sign a Petition to Speak Out Against Horrific Cruelty to baby chicks

Originally posted on Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox:

Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel

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A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at a Maple Leaf-owned hatchery in Ontario reveals chicks thrown by their fragile wings, drowned in scalding water, and ground up alive.

Warning some people will find the following video disturbing

Please sign and share the petition.
http://canadahatchery.mercyforanimals.org/

Boycott and comment on Maple Leaf Foods Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/MapleLeafFoods?fref=ts

Maple Leaf Prime Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/MapleLeafPrime

Maple leaf on Twitter, please send them a tweet:
https://twitter.com/mapleleaffoods

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Your Cold, Cold Heart

Originally posted on The Patron Saint of Dogs:

No one deserves to freeze to death

An untold number of dogs and cats have frozen to death during this brutal winter. Not just strays or ferals, but pets, those four-legged friends many of us consider family. When we hear these stories in the news we shake our heads and ask: what kind of person does that?

There is a concerted effort on the part of animal welfare advocates to raise awareness about the plight of dogs tied to chains for life. They’re the new slave of the modern world — poor, helpless, voiceless creatures at their master’s mercy. Chained behind the house in sub-zero weather with inadequate shelter, frozen water bowls, no companionship or hope, they look so lonely they break our hearts.

How would you like to sleep like this?

These dogs are also at the mercy of lax animal welfare laws, ones that state that if a dog is fed and watered daily and has some kind of shelter, no matter how…

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My Complaint to the Virginia Department of Agriculture Against PETA

Originally posted on mom2nomads:

On Tuesday I got some pretty disappointing news (to put it mildly), in response to my request to file a complaint against People for the Ethical Treatment of animals with the Virginia Department of Agriculture. This was what I emailed to them on February 13:

Good Afternoon,

I would like to file a complaint against People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in regards to what, I believe, happens within their Community Animal Project.

Fifteen years ago I worked for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in the Community Animal Project division as a Field Officer. I would like very much to have a chance to give you my first hand account of the practices within PeTA towards the animals that they take in to their “shelter” (I use quotes because, during my time there, there was no actual shelter beyond an empty closet and the warehouse where animals…

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Call To Action For Cats

Originally posted on SiameseCatTwins4Ever:

We need your help! Please write a letter to the Dept. of the Interior telling them to support the control of the feral cat population by using HUMANE, NON-LETHAL METHODS, including Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR).

Remind them that the “catch and kill” method is outdated, cruel and simply DOES NOT WORK!

Please send your comments to:

Department of the Interior Attention: Secretary Sally Jewell
1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240

Phone: 202-208-3100

Email: FeedBack@ios.doi.gov

Please send your letter, or email, or make your phone call, and then tell others to please do the same.

Thank You!

ALL are EQUAL. All are Souls. All are ONE. ALL are EQUAL. All are Souls. All are ONE.

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Demand Justice for Horrifically Murdered Dogs

Demand Justice for Horrifically Murdered Dogs.

 

Action Alert Update: Fireman/farmer claims neighbors dogs attacked his calf and he shot them and posted it on facebook

Posted this story on February 26th 2015

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Ringling Bros. to phase out elephants from circus shows

Originally posted on WPMT FOX43:

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus went on Thursday night in Hartford without the act that left nine performers hurt. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus went on Thursday night in Hartford without the act that left nine performers hurt.

The Greatest Show on Earth will soon be without elephants.

Ringling Bros. announced Thursday it will gradually reduce the use of elephants in its shows, and all will be retired by 2018.

Elephants have for years played prominently in the circus’ shows and its advertising. They triumphantly enter the ring, then perform a synchronized dance routine.

But Ringling Bros.’ treatment of the pachyderms has also come under scrutiny. It has been repeatedly criticized — and even sued — by several animal rights groups, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society of the United States.

In 2011, the circus was fined $270,000 by the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

Ringling Bros. said it currently has 13 elephants traveling…

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Indian State Passes Beef Ban; Violators Subject to Fines, Jail Time – MFABlog.org

Originally posted on Life or Lunch?:

India_beef2The Indian state of Maharashtra is making headlines for banning the sale of beef within its borders, including in the biggest city in India: Mumbai.

According to BBC News:

The Indian president has approved a bill which bans the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra. Anyone found breaking the law will face a fine and up to five years in prison. …

… The BBC’s Shilpa Kannan in Delhi says the Maharashtra beef ban is the toughest so far in India – along with cows, it also forbids the killing of bulls and bullocks and even possessing beef, which will now be considered as contraband.

None of this should come as a shock. Hindus, who make up over 80 percent of the Indian population, consider cows sacred, and just last year, the Indian city of Palitana become the first…

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Milkshake

Originally posted on Chainofhope's Blog:

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The first part of January, 2015, Chain of Hope received a call from some concerned neighbors regarding a pit bull next door. They said that she was very, very pregnant, was chained to the fence and had a tarp for shelter. I had an outreach team go by and check it out and there was Milkshake. Yes, she was very pregnant, was chained to the fence and had a tarp for shelter. There were so many things wrong here, I thought that animal control would intervene, so we called this into KCMO animal control. An officer went over, wrote a citation for Milkshake not having a city license and left. Really??? That’s all they saw wrong over here? They left her there, chained to the fence, ready to give birth any day now and it was 1 degree outside.

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We felt like there was no hope for this girl. With…

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20 Everyday Superfoods You Should add to Your Grocery List NOW!

Originally posted on News:

1. Apples

Containing the nutritious fiber known as pectin, apples are an incredible food for your brain and body. They have been linked to a lower body weight, lower cholesterol, an improved mood, and improved heart health. A fun fact you might enjoy is that the tarter the apple, the more antioxidant it contains, so go with those Granny Smiths a little more often! All apples are great source of Vitamin C, potassium, and help keep you full longer than sugary drinks and processed foods. Just try to choose organic since they’re the number one item on The Dirty Dozen list for foods highest in pesticides.

2. Avocados

Not only are avocados low in pesticides, but they’re absolutely full in nutritious benefits. From B vitamins to Vitamin E, protein, fiber, and potassium, avocados improve your health in more ways than one. They can help prevent sugar cravings, lower stress, add…

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Petition: ABOLISH ALL NUCLEAR FISSIONING APPLICATIONS ASAP!

Originally posted on nuclear-news:

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Why this is important

“Uranium is the raw material of a power-elite who has taken Mother Earth’s every living creature hostage.”
The Late Petra Kelly, Founder of the Green Party

We should not be building or refurbishing any more nuclear reactors for the following reasons:

Nuclear waste is the only product of all nuclear reactors.

Nuclear waste is destructive of all living things.

The Nuclear industry does not know how to undo the nuclear waste they produce.

Nuclear waste lasts virtually forever and will also require management for as long as it lasts.

Nuclear waste cannot be buried and forgotten. It will destroy any material containment. It will require perpetual management.
The Nuclear waste stored at Fukushima has gone critical and defies all efforts to contain and manage it. It continues to be released into our biosphere now and…

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Facebook locks page of 12-year-old black boy who says Obama hates America

Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:

C. J. Pearson

His name is C. J. Pearson.

He is 12 years old, from the state of Georgia and, like Obama, he is part-black.

In a 3-minute video uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 21, 2015, Pearson applauds former New York governor and mayor Rudy Giuliani who, unlike other Republican élites, actually has the guts to speak the truth — that Obama does not love America. For that, Giuliani has been roundly attacked.

Pearson’s video has gone viral and has received nearly 1.3 million views.

This is what Pearson said:

“Hi, my name is C. J. Pearson. Today I want to just applaud Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his comments about President Barack Obama . . . . I don’t care about being politically correct at this point.

President Obama, you don’t love America. If you really did love America, you would call ISIS what it really is — an assault on Christianity, an assault…

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Something to bear in mind as Mother’s Day approaches…

Originally posted on Are there chicken sheds in heaven?:

Next time you eat a piece of meat, take a moment to think about the fact that it had a mother.

If it’s pork you’re eating – think about that piglet being removed from it’s mother within just a few days of being born and slaughtered within 3 – 6 months.

If it’s lamb you’re eating – know that it was removed from its mother within a few months of being born and killed within 3 – 10 months.

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If it’s chicken you’re eating – know that it was never even allowed to meet it’s mother and was killed within 6 weeks of being born.

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If it’s beef you’re eating – know that they have been slaughtered within just 1 to 2 years.

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If it’s dairy you’re eating, know that the calf which this mother had to bear in order for you to steal and consume her milk, was taken away within…

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Think your plastic is being recycled? Think again.

Originally posted on The Secular Jurist:

Think those plastic items you carefully separate from the rest of your trash are being responsibly recycled? Think again. U.S. recycling companies have largely stayed away from recycling plastic and most of it has been shipped to China where it can be processed cheaper. Not anymore. This year China announced a Green Fence Policy, prohibiting much of the plastic recycling they once imported:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/18/1239747/-Think-your-plastic-is-being-recycled-Think-again

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World Wildlife Day: Why We Need Wild Animals

Originally posted on Emilio Cogliani:

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Without plants and animals, our lives would not be possible. Oxygen, clean water and soil, and our earliest tools, food, and clothing came from flora and fauna. Even our fossil fuels are the result of Paleozoic Era ecosystems that captured the sun’s energy-the same energy that we are now using billions of years later. Yet increasingly, we fail to acknowledge the tens of thousands of creatures with whom we cohabitate, the wildlife upon whom our very existence is contingent.

Throughout our development, our oceans and rivers have provided us with fish; grasslands and forests have provided us with bushmeat; plants that we cultivated became staple fruits and vegetables; ecosystems ensured reliable weather and clean water. We domesticated some wild animals to become our livestock, providing milk, meat, and clothing. Wild canines developed over the years to become dogs, our hunting partners and bodyguards, our most effective alarm system in the…

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One Life

Originally posted on Vegan Heart:

I have posted in the past about granting legal personhood to non-humans as I find it primordial in the protection of the vulnerable. Being the only way enslaved creatures can regain their bodily and emotional freedom, it is persistently denied in courts of law. As we have learnt about Sandra the orangutan –winning the first case of legal personhood and habeas corpus writ granted– and on the other side of the spectrum, Tommy the chimpanzee, who was cruelly denied his freedom from a backyard cage and Morgan the orca, brutally denied sanctuary, millions of other beings continue to be exploited for human consumerism without any rights.

~Carmen 

"But the only animal with legal rights is the human animal" 
-Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP)

Captive Tommy in a barn / via NhRP

Personhood is not synonymous with human being. Legal personhood means that the entity counts in civil law. (from Tommy’s…

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Whitehouse.gov’ caught freezing vaccine choice petition to prevent signatures from reaching 100,000 threshold

Originally posted on 2012: What's the 'real' truth?:

Sunday, March 01, 2015
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Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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(NaturalNews) A WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the prohibition of laws requiring mandatory vaccines has been throttled by the White House, buried from public view and finally frozen for over 36 hours to prevent the petition from achieving 100,000 signatures, Natural News can now reveal.

The petition, which was rapidly headed toward the 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a response from the White House, was frozen mid-day Friday and has remained stuck at 56,791 signatures for over 36 hours.

The petition is titled “PROHIBIT ANY LAWS MANDATING THE FORCE AND REQUIREMENT OF VACCINATIONS OF ANY KIND.” It can be found at this link.

The petition reads:

No human being should be FORCED to be vaccinated against their will and/or personal/religious beliefs. I petition against making vaccinations of any kind mandatory. This includes forcing children…

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The Con Continues

Originally posted on All Life Matters:

Follow up post to Be careful what you sign

Quite recently, we were given more information about Yousign and others behind this deceitful petition sites. It seems, that they are on Facebook under the group name Animal Voices. With over 33,154 members and growing each day. Many of which do not know they are being conned. The admin and co-founder Tudor Niciporuc is also located in Romania. From our understanding, he too is collecting monies off the back of animals. On January 19th, he placed a post in the group advertising a book that was allegedly written by the yousign.org company.

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It may say 4.99 however, when going to the site where you can buy the book. You actually have to pay 15.
actualpriceWe have to ask these questions since it is bugging many people. Why this group is now closed when it was once public? What exactly are they…

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Survival of the Fittest: How the Color of your room affects your Mood?

Originally posted on Be Like Water:

The colors of the rooms within your home need to bring out your personality. While most of us may not spend a lot of time thinking about room color, it affects every day of our lives. Room color can influence our mood and our thoughts. Colors affect people in many ways, depending upon one’s age, gender, ethnic background or local climate. Certain colors or groups of colors tend to get a similar reaction from most people – the overall difference being in the shade or tones used. So when it comes to decorating, it is important to choose wisely.

In order to have a beautiful home, you do not have to worry about trends. Color trends will come and go. The people who live in a home make it beautiful by choosing colors that reflect their likes and their personalities. The trick is to blend those colors you…

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