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Protect Your Pets on Halloween

Happy Halloween !!!

The Veiled Life: Animals of Unseen Crimes

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Happy Halloween!

Want to keep your companions safe today? Here’s how.

Take care and have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!

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Aloe vera gel helps heal skin wounds and rashes

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Aloe vera, a spiky-looking plant in the succulent family, has gained an impressive reputation over the last few decades as the “go-to” herb for natural, drug-free soothing of minor burns and rashes. But aloe aficionados aren’t the first to extol this plant’s healing qualities, only the latest. In fact, the use of aloe vera gel to treat sunburn, wounds and skin rashes dates back thousands of years. Contemporary researchers have found that this ancient herbal remedy has scientific merit: the gel in aloe leaves is rich in phytochemicals that can ease pain, reduce inflammation and promote healing. And — because this versatile member of the lily family doubles as an attractive houseplant — relief for a mild burn can be as close as your windowsill. How did aloe become the plant of ‘immortality’? The aloe plant, scientifically known as aloe vera L. and aloe barbadensis, is indigenous to the Cape…

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Bob Barker Donates $1M to Send Rescued Elephants to California Sanctuary

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Three former zoo elephants from Canada have arrived at their new home in a California sanctuary after former “Price is Right” host and animal activist Bob Barker sought and paid for the move.The 89-year-old Barker was on hand late Sunday to welcome the pachyderms to the Performing Animal Welfare Society’s ARK 2000 compound in the hills near San Andreas, The Sacramento Bee reported.  “It was more than emotional for me, for all of us,” Barker said. “I had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. It’s hard to believe they are finally here.”

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Elephant spontaneusly plays piano duet / Video

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12 Bar Blues – Piano Duet with Peter the Elephant – Thailand: http://youtu.be/hjsu3SGAdLs via @YouTube

July 01, 2013

Peter the elephant loves the piano music so much he decided to join in. PaulBartonPiano, who posted the video, said that Peter played the blues “entirely on his own accord”. Peter lives at Elephantstay, a non-profit program at the Royal Elephant Kraal & Village in Thailand. He seems to crack a smile while playing the duet, and the elephant next to him is enjoying the tune too. PaulBartonPiano writes, “I’ve noticed elephants, such as Peter have moods at different times of day. Usually in the cooler early evening before nightfall (In Thailand) they are in a more relaxed and potentially playful mood.” – See more at:

http://www.dogheirs.com/george/posts/3585-elephant-spontaneously-plays-piano-duet-video#vqUfZt3ZRHPX0ROM.01

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OUT OF GRANNY’S CUPBOARD – when you inherit a fur item

FUR OUT THE CLOSET:

 fox with its own fur    MY FUR BELONGS TO ME

I would never describe myself as pushy. In fact I would make a terrible salesperson. In a desperate attempt to make money I once tried to sell hats at Stutterfords Store. Yes, younger generation, there was a time when people other than the Queen of England wore hats (see link below showing the Queen in a fur hat). This venture into the wild world of hats only lasted a day, as I could not be sycophantic enough. I liked the word sycophantic from the first time I heard it. Sycophantic is what cats are NOT but at times what cat lovers become when trying to please their feline masters.

That aside, in order to pursue my anti-fur campaign I had to approach all sorts of people. I think what I considered a bold expression might have been interpreted as a fanatical, mad…

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Top Ten Daily Uses for Essential Oils with a Giveaway!!

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imagesCAMW8UIAIn our hectic world, taking the necessary time to center and nourish your body, mind and spirit is so important. Essential oils are an excellent way to give your body exactly what it needs to find physical, mental and spiritual balance and wellbeing. Here are ten easy ways to incorporate the healing benefits of essential oils into your daily routine.
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Wake up energized with citrus and mint.

I like to alternate between Lemon, Lime and Wild Orange essential oils in the morning along with invigorating Peppermint. Put one drop of each into the palm of your hand, cup your hand near your nose and mouth and inhale deeply for instant energy and focus. As a bonus, rub the remainder onto the bottoms of your feet (this is one of the best places to absorb essential oils quickly) and start your day feeling positive and energized!
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Nourish your hair…

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Fukushima Update: The Pacific Ocean is dying

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Sailor: “After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead” — Nothing alive for over 3,000 miles — No longer saw turtles, dolphins, sharks, birds — Saw one whale, it appeared helpless with big tumor on head.

Link to Story: http://enenews.com/sailor-after-we-left-japan-it-felt-as-if-the-ocean-itself-was-dead-nothing-alive-for-over-3000-miles-no-longer-saw-turtles-dolphins-sharks-birds-saw-one-whale-it-appeared-to-be-hel

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DIY Pumpkin, Sugar, and Cinnamon Exfoliating Body Scrub

Michelle Neff

Pumpkin is good for more than just eating! This easy recipe for a pumpkin exfoliating body scrub will leave you feeling great.

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Ingredients: 

– 1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a medium to large size bowl. When in the shower, or the tub, rub the mixture onto your body with a wet washcloth. Do not put this mixture on your face. Rinse the mixture completely off with warm water when done.

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MINK EYELASH EXTENSIONS: Drop dead gorgeous?

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Lately  I have noticed advertisements for mink eyelash extensions. The idea of super-gluing animal hair onto my eyelashes is disgusting to me.  I wouldn’t even go for synthetic eyelash extensions, but this is at least an alternative.

This is what a consumer has to say,  “I was shopping through tons of different lash options in search of real Mink Lashes. Some companies will falsely advertise as Mink Lashes so beware.  I received what I thought were real Mink lashes only to read at the top of the package, Synthetic Mink, please be careful when purchasing people. Not pleased however I finally did purchase Real Fur Mink Lashes and am thrilled to start using them. They are the most luxurious on the market. Very lightweight and sultry. Heidi Klum and Jennifer Lopez have used Real Mink Fur Lashes and you know they got it going ON! OOOWeeee lol!”

Many other fur hags…

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Walruses, dolphins and porpoises

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Walruses, Harderwijk, 12 October 2013

These walruses were photographed with a mobile phone, like the other photos of this blog post. They were at the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk in the Netherlands, on 12 October 2013.

I was there at the special request of a special very young person. The Dolfinarium is closely entwined with SOS Dolfijn, the organisation in the Netherlands endeavouring to save beached dolphins, porpoises, whales and seals; and to, after convalescence, return them to the sea.

This video is about a sick harbour porpoise being cared for at the Dolfinarium.

However, the Dolfinarium also has a, controversial, commercial side. Bottlenose dolphins perform there for audiences of thousands of people. There are good arguments against captivity of animals. Against captivity as pets of private persons. Against captivity in zoos; especially if quite some, too many, zoos have bad conditions for their animals.

For marine mammals, needing more space than…

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Fukushima disaster continues

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This video from Hawaii is called Birds and Fish Dying from Eating Fukushima Tsunami Debris.

Fukushima water crisis: Water recycling system urgently needed, ex-chairman of U.S. nuclear watchdog says — The Asahi Shimbun: here.

The Japanese government may have underestimated by 20 percent the internal radiation doses in workers during the initial phases of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster, a U.N. panel said: here.

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Rescued Pit Bull Fights Off Hungry Coyotes To Save Cat

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Rescued Pit Bull Fights Off Hungry Coyotes To Save Cat – http://huff.to/19H1h4h

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Tips for Keeping Your Best Friend Safe on Halloween

Michelle Neff

Halloween is exciting, but it’s important to protect your animal companions from hidden dangers!

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1. Keep Your Pet Inside!
Pets left outdoors can encounter tricksters. PetMD notes that people harass, harm, steal and even sometimes kill pets left outside on Halloween.

2. Keep Candy Out of Reach!
Make sure that all candy is kept safely away from inquisitive pets. Don’t forget about the wrappers, too, since some pets will investigate and eat those. The American Veterinary Medical Association reminds pet parents that xylitol (often found in sugar-free candies and gum) and chocolate are especially problematic. Learn more about dangerous foods for dogs.

3. Don’t Make Your Pet Unhappy

Don’t dress up your pet if he seems unhappy about it. Some pets dislike costumes or are stressed out by them. PetMD suggests taking the time to let your pet try the costume and get used to it before the big…

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Nationwide Outrage Grows Over Gruesome Abuse of “Puppy Doe”

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By Susan Bird

If you hate stories about cruelty to animals, give this one a pass. It’s one of the most savagely horrific animal crimes in recent memory and it will break your heart. What’s worse is that the sick, twisted perpetrator is unknown and remains at large. Still reading? You’ve been warned.

This sweet little brindle and white pit bull puppy once had a name. She’s known to the world now as “Puppy Doe,” but once upon a time she was Kiya, and she was loved. When her owner’s landlord decided she couldn’t keep a pit bull puppy, however, a Craigslist ad found Kiya a new home. That’s when the real tragedy began to unfold.

Kiya’s new owner got rid of her a few months later, apparently because she didn’t want her anymore or couldn’t care for her. Somehow, Kiya ended up in the hands of monsters.

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Women Who Understand Wolves (Video)

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Wolf Is My Soul

Re-blogged from http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2012/04/women-who-understand-wolves-video.html

Women have a natural way around the wolves-if fear is not involved. Can we change the way we look at the wolf by changing our old fear programming? And bring in new knowledge of wolves? Part one with Gale Motter of Wolf Park.

Gale Motter works at Wolf Park. Wolf park is a wonderful place for captive wolves and offers great education to the public and more. As Mission: Wolf travels across the country with ambassador wolves we try to make an annual stop at WolfPark. During our visit they open up their “Huge” dog pen for our wolves to exrcise in.

Gale is amazing around the Mission: Wolf wolves. This footage is from 2003 and includes Rami, Raven and Magpie. gale is so confident with the wolves, its as if she has been around them all their lives.

This video demonstrates how animals mirror or reflect…

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Earth Our Home Too : 25 Intelligent Animals

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Though we found them in a top 25 listing, we have removed the rating as it is better in this way. They are more intelligent than the other in some way or the other 🙂 Hope we humans do not ruin their home. Earth!

Well here the scale of intelligence is Human’s perspective, we define intelligence here as what according to human brains and ideas conceives, well maybe in Animals’ perspectives we humans may be the dumbest creatures to ruin our own habitat irreversible and moron-species 🙂

We may top their list of Dumbest Species 😛

 

Squids

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Squids are said to be among the brainiest invertebrates in the world. Their brain structure is different from other invertebrates in the ocean, as they share complex features similar to the human brain. Like human beings, squids can be very curious about their environment. They have the ability to learn new skills…

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Cat shot for treason in World War I, poem

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British soldier ‘shakes hands’ with a kitten on a snowy bank, Neulette, 1917

In 1595, in Leiden in the Netherlands, a dog called Provetie (Prophecy) was condemned to death by hanging; as an “example for other dogs”. The judges also ordered that all property belonging to that dog should be confiscated. Provetie was hanged near the Gravensteen, where humans were hanged usually.

From the 13th-17th century in Europe, Jewish convicts got a more cruel punishment than Christian convicts: they were hanged between two dogs as death penalty.

In the twentieth century, there was similar human stupidity. Not about dogs. About a cat.

Here is a poem by Heathcote Williams from Britain.

From the site No Glory in War, 1914-1918. A site protesting against plans of the British David Cameron government to spend many taxpayers’ pounds to ‘celebrate’ the start of World War I in 1914.

Here it is:

The Cat Who was Shot for Treason

By Heathcote Williams /…

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Documentary : Earth in 1000 years (31min)

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This edition of COSMIC JOURNEYS explores the still unfolding story of Earth’s past and the light it sheds on the science of climate change today. While that story can tell us about the mechanisms that can shape our climate. It’s still the unique conditions of our time that will determine sea levels, ice coverage, and temperatures.

Ice, in its varied forms, covers as much as 16% of Earth’s surface, including 33% of land areas at the height of the northern winter. Glaciers, sea ice, permafrost, ice sheets and snow play an important role in Earth’s climate. They reflect energy back to space, shape ocean currents, and spawn weather patterns. 

But there are signs that Earth’s great stores of ice are beginning to melt. To find out where Earth might be headed, scientists are drilling down into the ice, and scouring ancient sea beds, for evidence of past climate change. What…

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‘No Monsanto!’: World marches against GMO food

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Thousands took to streets across the world’s cities on Saturday to protest the use of GMO products, with Giant Monsanto being the main target. Over 50 countries have been taking part in the march for world food day, and across 47 different US states.

Berlin, Strasbourg, Chicago, London, Sydney and Mumbai are just a few of the 500 cities worldwide involved in the rallies, with each one drawing hundreds.
The demonstrators have been calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms ( GMOs ) and “other harmful agro-chemicals,” according to March Against Monsanto’s official webpage. Protesters wielded large banners denouncing GMO products, and donned fancy dress: In Washington DC a group dressed as bees to highlight the impact of insecticides on bee populations.

Protesters in Washington told RT’s Anissa Naouai that Monsanto lobbyists were hard at work even though the government was shut down. March organizers also said that…

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ALF Targets the home of an executive, rare photos give a glimpse inside North American Fur Auctions.

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After the ALF targets the home of an executive, rare photos give a glimpse inside North American Fur Auctions.

In August, the Animal Liberation Front took credit for flooding the home of Brian L. MacMillan, head of North American Fur Auctions (NAFA)’s trapped animal division. Every year, NAFA sells the skins of millions of wild-trapped animals at its auction house in Toronto, Canada.

Animal Liberation Frontline has obtained several photos taken inside this auction, showing the skins of the trapped animals Brian MacMillan is responsible for bringing to market.

These photos were not intended to be seen publicly.

After viewing, there should be no question as to why Brian MacMillan was chosen as the target of the ALF’s first action against NAFA – one that will hopefully be the first of many until in vanishes from existence forever.

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DIY Natural Teeth Whitener

Michelle Neff

Need a fast, cheap (and not to mention natural!) way to brighten your smile? The secret to this inexpensive home whitening method is malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration. Combined with baking soda, strawberries become a natural tooth-cleanser, buffing away stains from wine, coffee, and dark sodas.

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Directions: Crush the strawberry to a pulp, then mix with the baking soda until blended. Use a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth. Leave on for 5 minutes, then brush thoroughly with toothpaste to remove the berry–baking soda mix. Rinse. (A little floss will help get rid of any strawberry seeds.)

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CommonDreams – Steve Horn – Over 865.000 Gallons Of Fracked Oil Spill In ND, Public In Dark For Days Due To Government Shutdown – 11 October 2013

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Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history.

Though the spill occurred on September 29, the U.S. National Response Center – tasked with responding to chemical and oil spills – did not make the report available until October 8 due to the ongoing government shutdown. 

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AMAZING! Orangutan Asks Girl for Help in Sign Language

Food We Eat : 15 Rare Fruits! :)

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Exotic Fruits 15

 

Ackee

In Jamaica, the ackee fruit is a mixed blessing. Though originally native to West Africa, it migrated to Jamaica in 1778 and is now the country’s national fruit. If improperly eaten, though, ackee can cause what has been dubbed the Jamaican Vomiting Sickness — which, other than the self-explanatory symptoms, can lead to coma or death. Unripe ackee fruit contains a poison called hypoglycin, so preparers must be careful to wait until the fruit’s protective pods turn red and open naturally. Once open, the only edible portion is the yellow arilli, which surround always-toxic black seeds. With all that risk comes a delicious payoff — Jamaica’s national dish is ackee with codfish. You have to commend the bravery of whoever first tried these strange-looking fruits. The ackee is sometimes called a “vegetable brain” because only the inner, brain-shaped, yellowish arils are edible. 

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10 Billion Lives

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In partnership with Farm Animal Rights Movement (F.A.R.M.), Veracity Films created this video to show the horrors and cruelty of the meat, egg, and dairy industries. Over 10 Billion farmed animals are killed each year for food, in the U.S. alone. Let’s stop animal abuse! By going vegan, you can save up to 100 animals per year! And the benefits don’t stop there! For more info, go to www.livevegan.org


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6 Facts About Pigs That Will Impress Your Friends

Michelle Neff

Pigs are awesome. And these 6 amazing facts about them will prove just that. About 110 million pigs are needlessly killed each year for food, so next time someone says that they “must have bacon” send them this list!

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1. Pigs are extraordinarily intelligent. They are curious and insightful animals who are widely accepted as being smarter than young children of at least 3 years of age, dogs, and even some primates.

2. Pigs are extremely social animals. They form close bonds with other individuals and love close contact and lying down together.

3. Pigs are very clean, keeping their toilet area far away from where they lie down and eat. Even newborn piglets will leave the nest to go to the toilet within hours of birth.

4. Pigs are very peaceful animals, rarely showing aggression. The exception, as with many animals, is when a mother (sow) with her young…

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Alert! : Must know Stats : Water in Earth!

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Humans are over-consuming natural resources at an unsustainable rate. Around 3.5 planets Earth would be needed to sustain a global population achieving the current lifestyle of the average European or North American.

The total volume of water on Earth is about 1.4 billion km³. The volume of freshwater resources is around 35 million km³, or about 2.5 percent of the total volume.

Of these freshwater resources, about 24 million km³ or 70 percent is in the form of ice and permanent snow cover in mountainous regions, the Antarctic and Arctic regions.

Around 30 percent of the world’s freshwater is stored underground in the form of groundwater (shallow and deep groundwater basins up to 2000 metres, soil moisture, swamp water and permafrost). This constitutes about 97 percent of all the freshwater that is potentially available for human use.

Freshwater lakes and rivers contain an estimated 105000 km³ or around 0.3 percent…

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Wolf Wars Part 1000…

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October 7, 2013

This banner,  from Center For Biological Diversity, pretty much says it all…although I think the Northern Rockies estimate is too high, Nobody really knows how many wolves reside in Idaho, Montana or Wyoming.  Jay Mallonee, Montana wolf biologist, believes Montana FWP’s data on wolf numbers is seriously flawed.  AND the chart doesn’t take into account the number of wolves who died in Montana and Idaho in 2009/2010. Over 500 wolves perished in the wolf hunt, Wildlife Services killings, 10j, poaching and general mortality…which would raise the total of dead wolves to over 2000, not including the ongoing wolf hunts taking place now, Wildlife Services slaughter and continued poaching of these beleaguered animals.

The Obama administration has been the worst thing  for wolves since their first  extermination in the lower 48. He and his cronies have undone the hard-won progress made to  bring wolves back from the…

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Zimbabwe Leads the Way

Fight for Rhinos

Zimbabwe- has a poverty rate at 63%, faces economic crisis and questionable human rights violations. Yet this unsettled country may hold the key to rhino conservation.

This is thanks to the Lowveld Rhino Trust. The LRT is centrally involved in the protection of 90% of the country’s black rhinos in private reserves. With most of Zimbabwe facing the same loss of rhino as other  African countries, LRT is solely responsible for a 10% increase in the black rhino population.

Since 2009, they have worked tenaciously against poaching, attempting to slowly rebuild the rhino population. No easy feat, as they are in the midst of their country’s political and economic  turmoil and unrest.

So how do they do it?

Like other efforts across the African continent, they relocate rhinos from unsafe areas to  higher protection zones. They fight the same fight, stepping up anti-poaching units, maintaining security and tending to…

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