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Stop the Contracted Killing of Wolves in Idaho

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The U.S Forest Service (USFS) has ignored their own wilderness management policy and allowed the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to send a trapper out to exterminate two wolf packs deep within the vast Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

The future of wolves in Idaho is grim if we don’t act against their brutal anti-wolf agenda. There isn’t any time to lose – as you read this, the state’s hit man is out laying his traps which by Idaho law can be left unchecked for up to 72 hours – leaving anything caught to bleed to death or succumb to exposure while waiting to be shot by the returning trapper.

Tell the USFS that their reckless decision to allow entire wolf packs to be exterminated in a protected wilderness area is unconscionable.


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Sea Shepherd Captures Video of ‘Illegal’ Japanese Whale Slaughter

FDA affirms regulations on mercury levels in cosmetics

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By Alison Hsiao

Following a recent report cautioning consumers that cosmetics bought online or abroad may contain mercury, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday assured the public that the element’s concentration in such products is strictly regulated in Taiwan.

The caution was issued on Sunday by the Taipei City Department of Environmental Protection, which said that since each country has its own regulations on mercury content in cosmetic products, consumers could be exposing themselves to health risks by purchasing cosmetics from nations with laxer standards or quality control.

Although Taiwan limits the concentration of mercury in final cosmetic products to 1 part-per-million (ppm), the department said that with more Taiwanese shopping on Taobao.com — China’s largest e-commerce marketplace — and other foreign Web sites, consumers could unintentionally purchase toxic products.

The department cited a Hong Kong news report published late last year about a woman who suffered mercury poisoning…

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Five Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Snow

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Walking dogs is a great way to get exercise while appreciating the frozen terrain. However, it’s important for dog owners to pay attention to common wintertime hazards. And with most of the United States currently under a deep freeze, I thought I would share these helpful tips!1381955_31947046

Here are five easy ways to keep your pet happy, healthy, and safe on every dog walk this winter.

1. Look for Signs of Exposure
Smaller breeds with less fur are more susceptible to cold weather, but the AAHA  recommends that all pet owners look for the following signs of exposure while walking dogs in cold temperatures:

  • Whining
  • Shivering
  • Appearing anxious
  • Slowing down
  • Stopping movement
  • Looking for places to burrow

If you notice any of these signs, return indoors immediately. As a general rule, it’s good practice to remember that if you’re cold, your dog is too!

2. Always Use a Leash

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In weather this cold, you can make snow out of boiling water

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South Porcupine, Ontario, has an awesome name but we probably wouldn’t want to live there: It had temperatures of -42 degrees last week. On the plus side, this meant that a resident with the YouTube username chrisgsauce was able to make it snow by shooting a Super Soaker full of boiling water into the air. (As though Ontario needed more snow.)

Jesus. What’s it like in NORTH Porcupine?

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The Cold, Hard Truth About Surviving Bitter Winter Weather

Documentary Spotlights Wildlife Services’ Lethal Mass Killings

Exposing the Big Game

Activist discovered an “agency running amok and totally out of control” with no authority to answer to.
By Katie Rucke  |      January 6, 2014

(Photo/Tom Ryburn via Flickr)

(Photo/Tom Ryburn via Flickr)


 Since its inception in 1931, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services has taken its mission “to improve the coexistence of people and wildlife” to heart, killing an estimated 3 million animals per year, which often includes endangered species such as eagles and household pets.

Though the agency does kill some species that are overpopulated and prey on livestock such as wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, and other wild carnivores, a new documentary from the Oregon-based nonprofit Predator Defense spotlights a darker side of the agency, hoping to spark public-demanded reform.

Brooks Fahy is the executive director of Predator Defense, the group behind Exposed: USDA’s Secret War on Wildlife. He says he heard stories about Wildlife Services officials brutally killing…

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Monday funnies!

SC Deputy’s Dashcam Records Dog Killing

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The CBS affiliate in Augusta has posted dashcam video from an Aiken County deputy’s vehicle recorded in December 2013.  The dashcam recorded images and audio from the deputy’s response to a report of a loose, vicious dog.  I haven’t watched the video due to the violent nature of the subject matter apparently depicted.  But the transcription of the exchange between Deputy Miller and the unidentified Aiken Co ACO he requested assistance from is chilling.

The dog had been “corralled” by the deputy’s vehicle when the ACO arrived on scene and prepared to catch the dog with a chokepole:

“How you want to go about this?” the deputy says to the animal control officer. “Who’s doing the shooting? Me or you?”
[…]
Miller continued making comments about shooting the dog.

“I’m fixing to shoot that dog. I just want you to know that. I don’t play around with dogs,” he says…

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Missouri Turns Away From Horse Slaughter

Bad News For Chickens in the United States

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According to priceonomics.com, “per capita chicken consumption in the US has risen from under 20 lbs in 1909 to about 60 lbs in 2012.” Meanwhile, “beef consumption has dropped from a peak of over 80 lbs per capita in the 1970s to under 60 lbs in 2012.” This is the first time in 100 years chicken has surpassed beef in popularity.

Chicken consumption is probably on the increase for a few reasons: one, because it’s a lot cheaper to buy than beef, with beef being expensive as ever; two, the raising and processing of chicken produces less emissions than cattle beef does; and three, consumers are told that chicken is healthier than beef.

But consumers ought to know that the most popular animal flesh to get at the supermarket has the least amount of federal protection.

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New Book Announcement – “Dog Food Logic”

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Dog Food Logic: Making smart decisions for your dog in an age of too many choices” is now available from Dogwise Publishing and Amazon. Click on the image for ordering information.  Below are several recent reviews.

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Reviewer: Dr. Brennen McKenzie, MA, VMD;  President, Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association,
Author of SkeptVet Blog

Dog Food Logic is an indispensable book for any pet owner who wants to make thoughtful, informed decisions about what to feed his or her canine companions. The dog food industry is a bewildering, ever-changing landscape of companies and brands, and dog owners are inundated with marketing masquerading as science, with rigid advice from self-declared experts, and with fads every bit as intense and short-lived as those in the human weight loss business. Dog Food Logic cuts through the…

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Dogs poop in line with Earth’s magnetic field, says study | The Raw Story

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via Dogs poop in line with Earth’s magnetic field, says study | The Raw Story.

Not for the first time today am I able to entertain you with tales of scientific resources and priorities.

A study published this week in the journal Frontiers in Zoology suggests that dogs choose to relieve themselves along a north-south axis in line with Earth’s magnetic field. The Motherboard blog reported on the study’s findings, saying that the research was carried out by a team of Czech and German scientists.

“Dogs are sensitive to small variations of the Earth’s magnetic field,” said the research team. “Dogs preferred to excrete with the body being aligned along the North-south axis” rather than the East-west axis.

The study examined the daily habits of 70 dogs during 1,893 defecations and 5,582 urinations over the course of two years. Consistently, during times of calm electromagnetic “weather,” the dogs…

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28 Amazing Benefits Of Papaya For Skin, Hair And Health

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Papaya, a fruit which is available throughout the year, is deliciously sweet with a soft butter like consistency. This pear-shaped fruit is usually 7 inches long with about 1 pound in weight with the inside flesh being rich orange in colour with a slight shade of pink or yellow.

What is not well known is that Papaya has a lot of hidden benefits for skin, health and hair. Not just the fruit itself, but other parts of papaya also are very beneficial. Like ‘Papain’ commonly known as Papaya Enzyme is a kind of –enzyme which is helpful in digesting proteins. It is extracted from the tree and the fruit to make dietary supplements, and is also used as a major ingredient in some chewing gums.Papaya for skin offers numerous benefits.
Papayas were originally found in Central America, while the explorers from Spain and Portugal helped bring this fruit to many…

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Vietnam recalls cancer-causing Chinese fruit-head dolls

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Most toys in the domestic market are smuggled from  China via land borders, inspectors have found

A Chinese fruit-head doll displayed at a shop in Hanoi. Vietnam has recalled the toy after finding it contains excessive amounts of phthalates, a plasticizer that causes cancer and deformities in unborn babies and infertility in men. Photo by Thai Uyen

Vietnam has ordered the recall of Chinese “fruit-head dolls” after tests found they contain a dangerous chemical that is banned in Europe and the US.

Tran Van Vinh, deputy director of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ), said his agency has instructed local agencies to inspect toy shops, seize the dolls and fine sellers for dealing in unlabelled products without clear origin.

“Parents should check the product origin when buying toys for their children. Especially, avoid buying cheap products smuggled from China,” he said.

 

On January 1, STAMEQ said it…

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” Sweet Potatoes High in Antioxidants”

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#AceFoodNews says another guest news and views post, which l will start posting as from this week as “Food of the Week” with recipes that are good and full of nutrition with highlighting the value of good eating and vitamin enriched foods.

Food of the Week . . . Sweet PotatoesSweet potatoes are in the peak of their season and are our food of the week. These delicious vegetables are so rich in antioxidants. They have a high concentration of carotenoids, such as beta-carotene (the redder varieties also contain lycopene), as well as vitamin C, all of which act as powerful antioxidants to help combat free radical activity that would otherwise damage cells. internal structures and cell membranes. Additionally, they contain unique root storage proteins that have been observed to have significant antioxidant capacities. In one study, these proteins had about one-third the antioxidant activity of glutathione

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Walnut Oil: A Possible Corn Oil Alternative?

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You feed a homemade dog food that recommends corn oil. You are leery of products made from genetically modified organisms or GMOs. What is the alternative since 88% of corn products are made from GMOs? Walnut oil may be an alternative but is not without risks.

Benefits of Walnut Oil

Commercially available walnuts and walnut products are not likely to be genetically modified. The GMO database lists only 15 experiments that have been performed involving walnut trees. These experiments have focused on improving root development, harvest efficiency and pest resistance. This early research has not yet brought GMO walnut products to market.

Walnut oil is rich in omega-6 fats. It contains virtually the same amount of omega-6 as corn oil.

Disadvantages of Walnut Oil

Dogs need the omega-6 fat called linoleic acid. The omega-6 fats in walnuts are a different type of fat that can be transformed into linoleic acid…

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