Will You Help To Stop Another Donkey Basketball School Fund Raiser Event?

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On February 19th, 2014 another Donkey Basketball school fund-raiser event begins.  Will you help Stop this event as we have all the others?

Just takes a few minutes to send an e-mail to the local newspaper and the event coordinator at brunswick2014afterprom@gmail.com. News article explaining when this event starts in Feb 19, 2014, 2014. Select Newspaper article to read all about this event.

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The event, which will take place at 7 p.m. Feb, 19,  2014 will feature 32 live donkeys – yes, you read that right. Donkeys. Four teams of eight players each will then ride the donkeys in an effort to score baskets, similar to traditional basketball.  – Copied from the news paper article above.

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Rescuers save dolphin stranded on Par beach (UK)

The ocean update

Rescuers have returned a dolphin washed up on a south Cornwall beach to the sea.

The juvenile bottlenose dolphin was discovered at Par beach at about 10am yesterday.

Saturday, January 11st, 2014 (CG_Caroline). The 4 – 5 ft mammal was found floating upside down by two ladies who leapt into the water to save it from drowning.

David Smethurst, who captured this photograph of the rescue, said the women spent more than two hours in the water keeping the stranded dolphin upright.

Others also rushed to help the dolphin, while one of the ladies kept the mammal calm by talking to it.

A vet and volunteers from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) were scrambled to the beach.

An examination showed the animal was uninjured and it was placed on a stretcher and returned to the sea.

Mr Smethurst said: “It took it a while to get its confidence…

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Riverhead Foundation : True’s Beaked Whale Calf Died Before Mother ((New York, USA)

The ocean update

January 10th, 2014 (Taylor K. Vecsey). The two rare True’s beaked whales found dead one day apart on neighboring beaches in the Town of Southampton were likely mother and calf, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation concluded in its findings.

In a report released on Friday, the organization that responded to the strandings of the rare species said the male calf, found dead on a Bridgehampton beach on Monday, died two to three days before the lactating adult female, which washed up on a Southampton Village beach on Sunday. Though the female washed up first, she is believed to have been seen thrashing about on Flying Point Beach earlier on Sunday morning, before being found dead further west.

Both were in poor condition, and the calf was malnourished. Biologists performed necropsies on both at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center.

True’s beaked whales have an unusual distribution in…

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New Research Finds Extreme Longevity in Great White Sharks

The ocean update

January 10th, 2014. A new study published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE has found that great white sharks live significantly longer than previously though.

Sharks are long-lived animals that grow slowly and do not produce many young. In many parts of the world they are fished commercially, requiring age and growth data for conservation and management efforts.

Validation of age in shark species is also critical in understanding their longevity as well as in estimating vital rates such as age at maturity, lifetime fecundity or fertility, growth rates, and differences in growth between males and females.

Sharks are typically aged by counting alternating opaque and translucent band pairs deposited in sequence in their vertebrae. It is unclear whether these band pairs are deposited annually, making it difficult to accurately estimate age or provide estimates for longevity for many shark species.

In the first successful radiocarbon age…

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Rare whale strands itself, must be murdered (Florida, USA)

The ocean update

Necropsy pending for euthanized beaked whale

January 10th, 2014 (Jennifer Portman). Beachcombers on Cape San Blas this week were greeted by a unique, if ultimately sad, sighting of an elusive whale species often found only in the deepest seas.

On Thursday morning, marine mammal experts with Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City responded to a call of a whale near shore. Under a permit from NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, the marine park handles sea mammal and sea turtle strandings from Walton County to St. Marks.

Secret Holmes-Douglas, Gulf World’s director of animal care and training at the marine center, said it appeared the 13-foot long female whale was a Blainville beaked whale, which live in tropical and temperate seas worldwide, typically in deep, offshore waters of the continental shelf.

“In my 18 years, this is only the third one that has washed up on our shores,” said Holmes-Douglas said…

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Dead sperm whale found on South Fla. Beach (Florida, USA)

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sperm-whale-Boca-RatonJanuary 10th, 2014. BOCA RATON, Fla. — A large, dead sperm whale washed up Friday on a South Florida beach, and federal biologists were attempting to determine what caused its death.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Katie Johnson said the immature male whale is between 33 and 35 feet long and weighs as much as 15 tons. Male sperm whales can weigh up to 45 tons.

Boca Raton police said the whale was found Friday morning near Spanish River Park and winds blew it onto the beach. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologists intended to perform a necropsy on the whale after tides were low enough to make it safe.

“There aren’t any apparent signs as to what led to this whale’s death,” Johnson said in an email.

Tractors from the city of Boca Raton were trying to pull the whale up onto the beach so it…

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URGENT: Any Washington DC friends out there?

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This will be in Washington DC

EMERGENCY PROTEST RALLY SUNDAY

PLEASE JOIN US for an EMERGENCY
PROTEST RALLY to
SAVE the DEER who live in
ROCK CREEK NATIONAL PARK
this SUNDAY, JAN. 12 at 12 noon through the evening hours.

We will gather at the “Rock Creek Park” sign located in a triangle of grass at the corner of Military Road, NW, where it intersects with Oregon Ave. and Glover Rd., NW.This is the same location where the series of protests were held last March.

(Plans for a protest motorcade are currently being explored but this form of protest cannot be undertaken quickly in the District of Columbia. Legal review is necessary and permits may have to be obtained.)

In the meantime, WE MUST ACT NOW to PROTEST WHILE THE KILLING IS GOING ON!

Please pass the word!

This year, the National Park Service began shooting the deer who live…

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Is there any way you can take the helmet off the Hermit Crab?

A New Year: Time to Reflect and Look Forward!

Please welcome our newest strategic partners, Hope For Paws, at both S2e TV and at SAN!

Tell the Icelandic government to ban whaling

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By Don Lichterman

Sadly our planet’s whales face more threats today than ever before, including the cruelty of commercial whaling. There is no humane way to kill a whale and little market for whale meat. Despite this, the Icelandic government issued new quotas for hundreds of minke whales and endangered fin whales to be harpooned annually for the next five years.

Can you take a moment to help protect whales?

I’m sure you agree that commercial whaling has no place in the 21st century. Responsible whale watching is a cruelty-free and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling.

Please send a message to the Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture asking him to cancel these quotas immediately and call an end to whaling in Iceland once and for all.

Because we know that you care about future generations of…

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Rare horses released in the wild in Spain to manage ecosystem

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Isn’t it rich that the BLM and their wild horse hating counterparts are always crowing how Mustangs must be removed because they are destroying the ecosystem. We know that this is a lie and a manipulation on their part to continue their seek and destroy mission.

We have reported numerous examples of how countries around the world are returning wild horses to help manage ecosystems and restore diversity — that includes encouraging the survival of other wild species. Privately managed cattle on public lands do not qualify as wildlife or threatened. They have never suffered at the hands of the Mustangs. The reverse certainly cannot be said.

Wild horse herds on public lands in the US continue to be decimated and eliminated at the hands of the federal government mainly at the incitement of cattle ranchers or other special interest commercial groups, such as miners and frackers for example.

Here’s…

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Ten of the Healthiest Human Foods for Dogs

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Dogs love veggies too! Callie loves bananas and blueberries and recently I wondered what other ‘human’ foods I could give her, so I did some research and wanted to share the list. 🙂

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1. Cantaloupe 

Believe it or not, the same fruit salad staple that humans have come to know and love is just as good for dogs. They’re full of vitamins that will help with your canine’s eyesight, as well as lots of vitamin A and lots of beta carotene, which helps reduce the risk of cancer and prevents cell damage. It’s also a good source of vitamins B-6 and C, fiber, folate, niacin and potassium.

2. Green Beans
Getting your dog to eat his green beans will probably be easier than getting your kids to do the same. Green beans are good for your pooch because of their omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and K. They’re…

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Number of the Day: 200 (As in, $200,000 Raised by Actor Kellan Lutz for Bulgarian Dog Shelter!)

The Paw Report

Paws up for the cast of Hercules! Back in November, actor Kellan Lutz (Twilight) announced that he wanted to raise $200,000 for a Bulgarian NGO that desperately needed the money to help stray animals. Lutz had been filming on-location in Bulgaria for his new film, Hercules. The dogs of Sofia, Bulgaria were once pets, but now abandoned and left in the streets.  “After seeing the many stray dogs in Bulgaria, myself & the cast of Hercules couldn’t stand by and not do something to help ‘Animal Rescue Sofia,'” said Lutz.

I’m happy to share the news that Kellan achieved the goal!

Not only did the cast and crew raise a lot of money, which will allow ARS to build their much-needed new facility, but they are also raising awareness on how important animal adoption is — no matter where you are in the world, there…

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, It Has Been Said

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One of the myriad arguments in favor of wilderness conservation is that we do not know what we are losing when wild places are lost to development. Case in point with this story and image via National Geographic newswatch service:

Six months ago, visitors to the Peruvian Amazon discovered a mysterious picket fence structure nicknamed Silkhenge. Despite watching the structure for several days, naturalists at the Tambopata Research Center couldn’t figure out what type of animal (or fungus) was building it.

When scientist Troy Alexander first announced his find, all he had to show for his discovery was a series of intriguing photographs. He had no idea what Amazonian critter could have created the circular hideaway with a spoke-like outer wall.

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Crush

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Chinese authorities recently pulverized six tons of confiscated elephant tusks and carvings at an event in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.

China is the world’s biggest market for ivory. Almost 50,000 elephants were killed for their tusks in 2011/2012. The six tons destroyed represents but a fraction of the 45 tons confiscated in China between 2009 and 2013. That the rest wasn’t destroyed has led to speculation within the international conservation community that there is a debate within the Chinese government on the issue and that the crush was a half-measure.

Nevertheless, the action was a sign that some officials in the country understand the seriousness of the problem.


In the U.S., national security concerns that profits from the sale of poached ivory are funding terrorists and the drugs and arms trades in unstable African countries, prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to crush six tons of ivory last November…

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Proposed Sale Of ‘Puppy Doe’ Figurine Upsets Animal Activists

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Monday, January 6, 2014 11:32 PM EST -By LISA BACKUS STAFF WRITER

The proposed sale of a figurine of “Puppy Doe,” a young pit bull mix who Massachusetts authorities say was tortured by a man later found in a New Britain hotel room isdrawing the ire of animal welfare advocates.

The Puppy Doe case drew national media attention after theseverely injured dog was found in Quincy, Mass. and had to be put to sleep due to the torturethat was inflicted on the young female dog named Kiya by one of her former owners. Radoslaw Czerkawski, 32, of Quincy, Mass, pleaded not guilty in December to 12 counts of animal cruelty, and one count of misleading a police investigation in the case after he was found in a New Britain hotel room in October.

Czerkawskiis also wanted for larcenies involving a New Bedford, Mass church.

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Graphic Image: Horse Dragged For 100 yards, Arrest Warrant Issued For Abuser

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By  Calily Bien Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2012,

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – Authorities in Bastrop County are looking for a man who allegedly dragged his horse for 100 yards leaving it with severe injuries. 

On Nov. 10, a witness saw Mariano Villafuerta, 43, tie a horse to his truck in the 200 block of Mesa Drive in Del Valle and started to drive away.

The witness said Villafuerta accelerated to a high rate of speed with the horse still tied to the hitch of the truck. The horse had a difficult time keeping up, fell to its side and was dragged for about 100 yards.

According to the arrest warrant, Villafuerta then stopped the truck, got out and began kicking the horse in the neck until it stood up. Villafuerta then grabbed the horse by the lead rope and ran the horse down the driveway to the…

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Happy Weekend: Elephant Vs. Croc

Tutu’s Torch

Walking with the Alligators

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, February 1, 2009
Picture credit: Remy Steinegger

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”

 

After the unshakeable darkness of the Rhino post yesterday,  this morning a saved story on my desktop has to come to rescue me from the mire.

These terrible stories take a huge personal toll on me and writing them often takes days to recover from.

So, it is a relief to be writing a feel good  story, even if it is not Sunday, it is necessary.

This is about a man for whom I have the highest regard,  who speaks up when others remain silent on not so safe issues for such an esteemed member of the Clergy.

Desmond Tutu’s  support of gay rights and other main stream issues, have likely sealed his fate and any possibility of him ever being considered for Pope, which I…

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The Dallas Safari Club

American Attitudes Toward Wolves

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American Attitudes Towards Wolves_V Folgerman Redacted

I’ve been looking for research on how the American mindset has come to hate predator animals with such intensity that many support torture by trap, and complete extinction of some species like wolves. There are many species that have been on constant attack from humans, but in America it seems to be the predator species, like wolves, mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes. There are others that aren’t predators, like beavers, that have had their populations decimated in the past. But, since the removal of wolves from the endangered species act in 2011, we’ve opened hunting seasons for wolves in six states. In two years the states of MI, MN, MT, ID, WY, and WI have attacked wolves with a fervor. I’d venture to say that their state fish and wildlife agencies have gone bonkers. It seems to have been a bloodlust and I need…

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Group Gets Death Threats Over Plan to Hunt Endangered Rhino

In Bahrain, demonstrating for democracy is illegal, letting circus lion cubs die is legal

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This video is called Bahrain, capital of torture.

This video is called A lion pride – introducing daddy to the cubs – BBC wildlife.

Letter to the editor in Gulf Daily News in Bahrain:

Circus animals face a life sentence!

Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014

The BSPCA is disappointed to read that the authorities have allowed a circus to perform in Bahrain only two and a half years since the last visiting circus left five mature lions and tigers and a lion cub without proper care, exercise or vet attention for more than two months.

The government, after weeks of discussions with the Culture Ministry, eventually allowed the BSPCA to intervene. However, it was too late. The BSPCA arranged for a big cat veterinary specialist from the Born Free Foundation in the UK to be flown out but the cub died of kidney failure due to…

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Updated 1/10/2014: Banana Republic Indonesia Folds to Palm Oil Again: Greed, Corruption And Consumer Culture Conspire To Destroy Environment

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The verdict was correct, we do not destroy the environment through converting peat swamp forest into palm oil plantation.” —  PT Kallista Alam attorney.

[PLEASE NOTE:  The below is NOT from my blog.  It’ from endoftheicoons.wordpress.com, a conservation group, typos and all, god love ’em.]

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Sadly, it’s a 19th and 20th century tale, repeating over and over into the 21st century. Greed, corruption and consumer culture wins out over the environment.

If there were any doubt, Indonesia proves it’s truly a banana republic. The court tasked with hearing this Walhi litigation has tossed out the case, basically saying that the plaintiffs haven’t exhausted all remedies, suggesting mediation with these cruel, heartless, greedy monsters is the only option for now. Walhi plans on appealing to a higher court. Unfortunately, it might be too late. The Tripa orangs will be gone by year’s end according to environmental NGOs on the ground.

What’s…

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary: State of Emergency Appeal

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As a member of Redwings with virtual adopted horses ( See below about Adoptions) from their centre; I received the grim news through the post. I wish I could show you the appalling & very upsetting pictures the state the horse were found in, but I can’t; however I can tell you how some of the rescuers described the scene:- 

“This was the worst cumulative case of horse suffering we had ever witnessed. Seeing the pain & distress of so many horses was worse than you can imagine. This is a tragic & upsetting situation, but we have to share the harsh reality of this crisis. In the hope that we can stop it from happening again…

Scenes from the Somme – stranded in a vast expanse of deep wet mud, surrounded by barbed wire, with no food & no hope the site was reminiscent of a battlefield with all the horrors…

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