Eco Preservation : Sheperd Dogs helps for Cheetah Conservation

Ranchers in the USA need to put this in action to protect the wolves and their cattle!

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Winding through the parched Namibian farmland, Bonzo, an Anatolian shepherd dog, has a singular focus: protecting his herd of goats from lurking predators.

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He pads along, sniffing the air and marking the scrubby landscape, just like a bodyguard ready to ward off any threat to his charges, which he considers family.

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“They’re not pets. They’re not allowed to be pets,” said Bonzo’s owner farmer Retha Joubert.

The breed descends from ancient livestock dogs used thousands of years ago in what is now central Turkey. And they not only save sheep and goats, but have handed a lifeline to Namibia’s decimated cheetah numbers by reducing conflicts between farmers and predators.

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“The dogs are protecting the flock in such a way that the farmers don’t have to kill predators,” said Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) which breeds the dogs near the northern city Otjiwarongo.

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14 Circus Animal Cruelty Facts: MAKE THE CONNECTION

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Sources:  DoSomething.org, Filson Historical society, ARFF, In Defense of Animals, PeTA, Squiddo.com, RinglingBeatsAnimals.com

– The use of animals in entertainment has already been restricted or banned in cities across the U.S. and in countries worldwide. For instance, Bolivia, Greece, Israel, Peru, and Sweden have banned the use of all animals in circuses, and Britain has prohibited the use of wild animals in traveling circuses…BECAUSE IT’S SLAVERY!

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– Standard circus industry training tools used on animals include bullhooks, whips, clubs, and electric prods.

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-Physical punishment has always been the standard training method to make circus animals perform.

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–  Every major circus that uses animals has been cited for violating the minimal standards of care set forth in the United States Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

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-Many animal circuses like Ringling Brothersand  Cole Brothers have been repeatedly charged by the USDA and ASPCA.

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Republican solution to wildfires: Sell the trees!

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House Republicans have a cunning plan for tackling the wildfires that have been ravaging the American West this fire season: They want to allow loggers to haul away the trees before they burn.

No forests means no forest fires, see?

The Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act was approved mostly along party lines by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Friday. The bill would more than double logging nationwide and turn some forestlands into pasturelands.

But the bill will never become law. President Obama has vowed to veto it if it ever reaches his desk.

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Earth our Home too : Bacteria : Trillions of Friends

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When we think of bacteria we usually think of something harmful that makes us sick. This is wrong. Most bacteria are not harmful and many bacteria are beneficial. We cannot live without them. There are the bacteria around us and inside us. These are the good bacteria.

Bacteria are among the oldest living things on the Earth. Bacteria have been around for about 4 billion years. This means that bacteria were the dominating life form on Earth for about 3.5 billion years.

Many scientists still believe that bacteria are still the dominant life form. It is estimated that there kg by kg there are more bacteria on the Earth than all other life forms combined.  This includes trees and plants animals and humans, insects and fish.

There are bacteria all over the Earth. There are bacteria on land and in water.  There are bacteria in the soil and deep underground.  There are bacteria flying…

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Documentary : A World Without Water (must watch)

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As less and less water is available, you have yet another problem being added and that is the problem of privatization. There are companies now saying why don’t we bottle it, mine it, divert it, sell it, commodify it. That greed of privatization, we believe, will be much worse than climate change and everything else that has left us with the water crisis. The world is running out of its most precious resource. True Vision’s timely film tells of the personal tragedies behind the mounting privatisation of water supplies. 

More than a billion people across the globe don’t have access to safe water. Every day 3900 children die as a result of insufficient or unclean water supplies. The situation can only get worse as water gets ever more scarce.

Documentary : A World Without Water

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“Blackfish” The Official Documentary Movie

US to destroy ivory stocks in effort to stop illegal elephant poaching

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With echoes of the past – by President Moi in 1989 – the United States now tries to halt a hugely destructive and wasteful practice

From the Guardian : The Obama administration said on Monday it would destroy all 6m tons of its stocks of seized ivory – potentially millions in contraband – stepping up efforts to crush an illegal trade that has brought wild elephants to the brink of extinction.

The ivory destruction, announced at a White House event addressed by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, was part of a broader effort by the administration on Monday to elevate wildlife trafficking from narrow conservation interest to urgent national security concern.

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Destroying the ivory would signal that Obama was committed to stopping illegal trafficking in wildlife that has devastated species such as elephants and rhinos, and is a growing security threat, officials told the audience.

“Rising demand for ivory is fuelling…

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Save Forests : A beautiful tribute to Forests!

Save Forests : A beautiful tribute to Forests!.