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Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 100 – The Siberian Musk Deer

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Siberian musk deer - Moschus moschiferus

“The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon the innocent, faithful animal race form the blackest chapter in the whole world’s history”
Edward Augustus Freeman

Siberian Musk Deer Often called the ‘vampire deer’ because it has fangs (tusks) instead of horns, or the ‘kangaroo deer’ because of its kangaroo-like face (though I think it looks more like a llama head on), the Siberian musk deer is an undeniably interesting ungulate.  But, have you ever wondered where that equally interesting, and powerful, musk smell comes from in perfumes and soap?  Or how it is produced, and how many lives are taken to render even the smallest amount of this strongly aromatic substance.

For over five thousand years, the male Siberian musk deer has secreted musk for the benefit of man’s vanity and ailments.  The musk has been highly prized for use in the production of both perfumes and traditional medicines.  The Chinese Journal of…

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Dead dolphins, sea lions and turtles wash up on Chiclayo beaches (Peru)

The ocean update

January 20th, 2014 (Terra Hall). Officials said several of the animals found were wrapped in fishing nets. They believe pollution could be the cause.

The beaches lining the coast of Pimetel, a district in the southern province of Chiclayo, have become a graveyard for a variety of marine life, reported El Comercio Sunday evening.

Beach goers, visiting the coastal city saw the washed up carcasses of dolphins, and turtles littering the beach, meanwhile dead seas lions were spotted on surrounding rocks. Many of the dolphins were covered in cuts and other flesh wounds.

They are also saw another life form on the beaches: scavengers feeding on the remains of dead marine life.

The Lambayeque Regional Government reported that it believes the animals may have died after being trapped in fishing nets, their dead bodies washing ashore. The agency also said pollution (Ed Sibylline : Petroplus is located in the area) could…

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Pristiophorus lanæ : New Species of Sawshark Discovered (Philippine Islands)

The ocean update

Scientists from the United States have described a new sawshark species from off the Philippine Islands.

December 23th, 2013 (Natali Anderson). Sawsharks (family Pristiophoridae) are a small group of bottom sharks, easily distinguished by their saw-like snouts and a pair of long barbels. They have two dorsal fins, no anal fin, a short mouth and small teeth in both jaws.

Because of their snout, sawsharks can sometimes be confused with sawfishes. However, the sawshark’s gills are on the side of its head, while the sawfish’s gills are underneath. Also, the sawfish does not have a pair of barbels.

These sharks are found in waters from the western North Atlantic in the vicinity of the Bahamas to the southeastern Atlantic, in the western Indian Ocean from South Africa to southern Mozambique, and in the western Pacific off Japan, the Koreas, China, the Philippines and Australia.

Sawsharks first appeared in the…

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New Poll: Should SeaWorld Face the Public?

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SeaWorld continues to come under fire for its response to the documentary film ‘Blackfish’. Today, the supposed leader in the captivity and display of killer whales side-stepped an invitation to debate the facts portrayed in the highly acclaimed film… instead opting for continued strategized press-releases.

SeaWorld executives refuse to defend their pre-prepared statements with any media outlet or public forum and also continue to block and/or suspend any member of the public that attempts to question or inquire about orca captivity on SeaWorld’s blogs and Facebook pages.

Though being awarded every opportunity to share their side of the story in the making of ‘Blackfish’ and author David Kirby’s book ‘Death at SeaWorld’, executives at SeaWorld have instead strategized to discredit both with predetermined corporate press-releases without opportunity for rebuttal, clarification or a debate on the facts.

As a steward of these amazing beings, held and displayed under United States animal welfare regulations, should SeaWorld…

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Under Pressure, Whole Foods Agrees to Stop Selling Produce Grown in Sewage Sludge | PR Watch


Under Pressure, Whole Foods Agrees to Stop Selling Produce Grown in Sewage Sludge | PR Watch.

The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) broke the story that the $12.9 billion-a-year natural and organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market had a policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” when it comes to “conventional” — or non-organic — produce being grown in fields spread with sewage sludge, euphemistically called “biosolids.” Certified organic produce cannot be fertilized with sewage sludge, which is the industrial and hospital waste and human excrement flushed down the drains and later — in some cases — spread on some crops.

Since this story broke, nearly 8,000 activists and PRWatch readers have sent emails to Whole Foods executives asking the company to require its suppliers to disclose this information and to label produce grown in sewage sludge so that customers can make informed decisions.

Mario Ciasulli, a semi-retired engineer and…

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It Is What It Is

~~January 24, 2014~~

Denmark’s Faroe Islands Continue Dolphin Slaughter

Every year around 2,000 dolphins & whales are driven ashore and cruelly slaughtered in the Faroe Islands, mid-way between the Shetland Islands and Iceland. For centuries the Faroe Islanders have hunted pilot whales, driving entire schools into killing bays, where they are speared or gaffed from boats, dragged ashore and butchered with knives. Although the Islands are a protectorate of Denmark, they have their own Government and regulations governing the pilot whale hunt or “grind” as it is known.”

I woke up this morning to this message once again. I have seen this before. I feel I need to bring this matter to the attention of any reader/visitor.

~~(Warning: Graphic Images)~~

The Cove” won a well-deserved Oscar (and several other awards) for uncovering the slaughter of dolphins in Japan.  While it was being made, another discovery put…

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Animal welfare award

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This video from India is called Anthony Marr: Champion of Bengal Tiger – part 1 of 2.

And this is Anthony Marr: Champion of Bengal Tiger – part 2 of 2.

From Wildlife Extra:

The WVS Animal Champions Award 2014

January 2014: The Worldwide Veterinary Service have launched a new award, the WVS Animal Champions Award 2014 and want your ideas on how they can help make the biggest difference to animals in need, wild or domestic.

The winner of the award will be provided with support to tackle an animal welfare project of their choice. An experienced WVS team will be sent to work on the project for one week and financial support will also be provided for essential materials and equipment. They are therefore seeking applications for projects that the WVS team can achieve during this time frame and that will have a lasting impact to support and…

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Earth Our Home Too : List of endangered Animals in India




  1. White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis)

  2. Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps)

  3. Forest Owlet (Athene blewitti)

  4. Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri)

  5. Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus)

  6. Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus)

  7. White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)

  8. Indian Vulture (Gyps indicus)

  9. Slender-billed Vulture (Gyps tenuirostris)

  10. Bengal Florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis)

  11. Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa)

  12. Jerdon’s Courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus)

  13. Pink-headed Duck (Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)

  14. Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)

  15. Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius)


  1. Knifetooth sawfish (Anoxypristis cuspidata)

  2. Pondicherry shark (Carcharhinus hemiodon)

  3. Ganges shark (Glyphis gangeticus)

  4. Deccan labeo (Labeo potail)

  5. Largetooth sawfish (Pristis microdon)

  6. Longcomb sawfish (Pristis zijsron)

Reptiles and amphibians

  1. Northern river terrapin (Batagur baska)

  2. Red-crowned roofed turtle (Batagur kachuga)

  3. Leatherback…

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Missouri DNR Denies Horse Slaughter Permit

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Effort to Slaughter Horses in Missouri Effectively Killed

Clearly noting federal budget restrictions, the Missouri Department of Natural ResourcesHAS turned down the permit request from Rains to butcher American horses for consumption by elite foreign interests.

The DNR said in a letter Thursday to David Rains, owner of Rains Natural Meats in Gallatin, that the agency has denied Rains’ permit request for his proposed horse slaughter operation because the new federal budget withheld funding for required federal inspections of equine slaughter facilities.

On January 4, 2014, the Rains Natural Meats Company of Missouri quietly filed a motion to dismiss their appeal with the Missouri Environmental Department, which had issued the Company a discharge permit that excluded equines.

The motion to dismiss was initially precieved as an end to the company’s application for a permit to slaughter companion horses for human consumption overseas but proved only to be a false…

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11 Poachers Have Been Killed This Year In The Kruger Park

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Seven of them were killed on Friday and Saturday, SANParks spokesman Reynold Thakhuli said in a statement.

Four hunting rifles, ammunition, poaching equipment and a pair of horns were seized.

The poachers were killed by park rangers and members of the SA National Defence Force, in an attempt to curb rhino poaching in the park, Thakhuli said.

“They [poachers] operate in groups of four to six and are aggressive and engage and shoot at the rangers on sight, creating a daily life-threatening situation.”

Thakhuli said two other poachers were arrested and eight firearms were seized in January.

“Up to 15 heavily armed groups operate in the KNP at any given time, especially during the full moon…

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Namibian, Indonesian wildlife news

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This video from Namibia is called Bwabwata National Park.

From Wildlife Extra:

Two new Ramsar sites

January 2014: Two new Ramsar wetland sites have been designated in January; Bwabwata in Okavango, Namibia, which will be the country’s fifth, and Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesia, the country’s seventh.

Situated in Bwabwata National Park, the site covers the lower Okavango River, part of the Okavango Delta Panhandle and permanently or temporarily flooded marshes and floodplains bordered by riparian forest and open woodland. It supports IUCN Red-Listed species, including the vulnerable African elephant, hippopotamus, lion, slaty egret and the endangered grey crowned crane. The site supports one of the highest diversities of species in the Zambezian Flooded Savannas ecoregion. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded, the highest number of any site in Namibia.

While Tanjung Puting National Park is one of the…

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Second Moose Found In Alaska With An Arrow In His Nose

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska –  Alaska State Wildlife Troopers say another moose is walking around the Fairbanks area with an arrow in its nose.

State wildlife biologists in October tranquilized a moose north of the city and removed an arrow from its nose.

The latest injured moose was seen south of Fairbanks near North Pole.

Wildlife trooper Dave Bump responded to a call and arrived in time to see the animal with arrow fletching sticking out of its nasal area.

Bump says it’s not known if the moose was shot in the season that ended Nov. 27 or in an earlier hunt.

He tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that no decision has been made about additional action to be taken, such as euthanizing the moose or removing the arrow.


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Abandoned Cruise Ship Full of Starving Rats Headed For Land


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