Why in the heck use pregnant mare’s urine to relieve menopausal symptoms?

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Jane Allin tells us the history of Premarin—the hormone replacement therpay drug for the treatment of menopausal symptoms—in timeline format. It is riveting reading and explains a lot.

Did you know that the first estrogen replacement product marketed in the US ― called Emmenin ― was made from the urine of pregnant women? The year was 1933. It was costly so the search continued looking for a cheaper alternative.

Menopause “Discovered”

1686: Fourteen “witches” are executed at Salem – thirteen of them are menopausal women.

1821: A French physician named de Gardanne coins the term “menopause” a century prior to the isolation of the hormone estrogen and publishes a book “De la ménopause, ou de l’âge critique des femmes”. Thus begins the search for the “cure”.

1872: Menopausal women are considered mentally deranged and are classified by Lawson Tait, an influential physician and surgeon of London…

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Isle Royale wolves at risk from climate change, isolation

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Fake Service Dogs? Yep, it’s a HUGE Problem.

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Fake service dogs? Are you kidding me?

Yes, indeedy! Seems that some dog owners are scamming the system by claiming their companion animal is a service dog.

WHAT?

Oh yeah, it’s easy! You just say your dog is a service animal, and businesses cannot then deny your dog entrance into their business.

Vests like these can be bought on Amazon.com for as little as $50. Vests like these can be bought on Amazon.com for as little as $50.

But surely dog lovers are responsible people and would never do that, right?

WRONG! It’s such a problem that some business industry groups are looking for answers from government agencies and legislatures.

And who is being hurt by these shenanigans? People who truly benefit from the use of service dogs. Why? Because they are being given a hard time by business owners who are so tired of “fake” service dogs creating problems (barking, damaging merchandise, having accidents in the store that the human doesn’t then…

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Iconic island study on its last legs: genetic rescue needed for Isle Royale’s inbred wolves

Between Thorn Bushes and Claws

by Emma Marris

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Since 1958, ecologists have watched wolf and moose populations on Isle Royale in Lake Superior wax and wane in response to each other, disease and the weather. But for the longest predator–prey study in the world, the wolf is now at the door. Devastated by inbreeding, the wolf population has dropped from 30 individuals a decade ago to just 10 spotted in field counts so far this year, leading the US National Park Service to consider importing new animals for a ‘genetic rescue’.

Now, nature is intervening — and could either save the landmark project without the need for tranquillizer darts and wolf crates, or sound its death knell. As temperatures plummeted last month, Lake Superior froze for the first time in six years. The 24-kilometre ice bridge could let wolves from the Canadian mainland cross to the US island, bringing an influx of…

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Say No To Palm Oil!

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SAY NO TO PALM OIL!

Did you know that most of us are fuelling one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters and acts of primate genocide in history?

Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the longest list of endangered species. This list includes the magnificent orangutan. These two South-East Asian islands are extremely rich in life, containing around 20,000 flowering plant species, 3,000 tree species, 300,000 animal species and thousands more being discovered each year.

Despite this amazing biodiversity and delicate web of species, an area the size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour in Indonesia and Malaysia to make way for the production of one vegetable oil. That’s 6 football fields…

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Demand Legal Action Against Roadside Zoos

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Despite numerous violations against animal welfare and continual citations, the United States Department of Agriculture has yet to take action against two roadside zoos. Left in inhumane conditions and often suffering medical problems, these animals continue to languish because of lax regulations. Tell government officials to enforce regulations and put a stop to this abuse.

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Dolphins Deserve Life

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Dolphins Deserve Life!

As millions around the world were all loved up on “Valentine’s Day” hundreds of people were fighting for a much more important cause, February 14th was of course “World Love For Dolphins Day” which is a day when the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians demonstrate the love felt around the world for the dolphins they slaughter every year. The demonstrations took place outside of many Embassies and Consulates across America and the rest of the world. They (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) Also encouraged dolphin lovers from around the world to send “Dolphin Valentine’s” cards directly to Japanese Embassies.

Taiji, Wakayama. A small picturesque fishing town in Japan has many dark sides to it. This small fishing town only home to a population of around 3,000 people is the main threat to dolphins and other small cetaceans as around 2,500 dolphins are killed and…

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Scientists develop blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Breast Cancer Survival Vegetable

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DESCRIPTION: Simple changes in diet and lifestyle may quadruple a woman’s survival rate from breast cancer.

I recommend that all women with breast cancer eat broccoli sprouts. See my 8-part video series:

1. DNA Protection from Broccoli (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/dna-p…)
2. Sulforaphane: From Broccoli to Breast (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/sulfo…)
3. Broccoli Versus Breast Cancer Stem Cells (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/brocc…)
4. Liver Toxicity Due to Broccoli Juice? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/liver…)
5. How Much Broccoli Is Too Much? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-m…)
6. The Best Detox (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-b…)
7. Sometimes the Enzyme Myth Is True (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/somet…)
8. Biggest Nutrition Bang for Your Buck (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/bigge…)

They may also help out with other cancers (Lung Cancer Metastases and Broccoli, http://nutritionfacts.org/video/lung-…, and Raw Broccoli and Bladder Cancer Survival, http://nutritionfacts.org/video/raw-b…).

For more on breast cancer…

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Animal-Rights Group Releases Videos of PA. Pigeon Shoot

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“……this is the monstrous truth about Pennsylvania’s infamous live pigeon shoot, which murder hundreds of thousands of pigeons annually. These victims are tossed out of boxes and are shot by the most cruel and cowardly people on the planet. These killing contests are supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA). Elected officials on both sides of the aisle are complicit in allowing these slaughters to continue, despite more than a quarter century of efforts to stop them.”

 

Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau, ALF, SHARK, In Defense of Animals, The Examiner

HARRISBURG (Oct  2012) – The images are stark: men and teenagers drop-kicking wounded pigeons like footballs, stomping on them, slamming them against their heels until they explode.

The Illinois-based group SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) says the images from a Berks County pigeon shoot last month are evidence that the shoots – the topic of a decades-long debate…

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San Francisco Becomes First Major City to Ban Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

Sierra Club petition: Don’t let Big Oil threaten the last Florida panthers!

Exposing the Big Game

The biologists found him in the Florida Panther Wildlife Refugecougar cub — alone and shivering, weighing barely a pound.

The little panther cub never should have survived, but his will to live was strong. He made a miraculous comeback at Tampa’s zoo and is now back to his feisty self! [1, 2]

But no matter how resilient the Florida panthers are, they won’t survive without our help. Down to a population of barely 100, these majestic felines cannot take another blow from Big Oil.

A Texas oilman wants to drill next door to the very refuge where this cub was found — tell the EPA that endangered species matter more than fossil fuels! Stop this dangerous oil project now!

When the Dan A. Hughes Company asked if they could put an oil well right in the middle of critical Florida panther habitat — and only 1000 feet from the nearest house…

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Feeding vegetable oils to farmed salmon

Science on the Land

Many fish farmers in temperate climates raise Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Salmon are carnivores, fed pellets made from (among other things) wild fish. Wild fish are getting scarcer so a team of scientists, led by Erling-Olaf Koppang at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, is feeding vegetable oils to farmed salmon. A few days ago they published this report of what they’ve found so far.

Why should we care? It’s become standard health advice that we humans should eat plenty of oily fish such as salmon. We’re advised to do this because these fish contain ‘long-chain omega-3 fatty acids’. Awkward name, eh? But salmon tastes good and it does us good.

The trouble is, salmon are carnivores. People catch small wild marine fish containing those health-giving fatty acids. The small fish are then processed into fishmeal and fish oil to make pellets for fish farming (aquaculture). So as…

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US plans to speed poultry slaughtering, cut inspections

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Published on Friday, March 7, 2014 by Inter Press Service

USDA is ‘Endangering the Lives of Millions of Americans’

US plans to speed poultry slaughtering, cut inspections

  by Carey L. Biron

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government is in the final stages of weighing approval for an overhaul of regulations governing the country’s poultry industry that would see processing speeds increase substantially even while responsibility for oversight would be largely given over to plant employees.

The proposed rule would see top chicken-processing speeds increased from the current 140 per minute to as high as 175. The rule would also decrease the number of federal inspectors assigned to processing plants by 75 percent, leaving the slack to be picked up by company employees. In addition, chemicals like chlorine and others will now be used with more frequency as a way to “cleanse” the birds of pathogens. (Credit: Food Safety News) The…

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Baby Animals and Their Nursing Mothers Are Living (and Dying) in Horror at UK Lab | Care2 Causes

Life or Lunch?

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An undercover investigation conducted by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) has exposed a world of nightmares for companion animals who are born, experimented on and killed in labs.

An investigator for the BUAV, known as Susie, conducted an eight month investigation at MSD Animal Health that exposed the horrors nearly newborn puppies and kittens are forced to endure in the name of science.

The research center, which is owned by the U.S.-based pharmaceutical giant Merck, conducts experiments for animal vaccines. The BUAV, however, believes non-animal alternatives could, and should, be used instead. For many who oppose vivisection, the use of companion animals may not be any more offensive than experimenting on any other species, but the BUAV believes that its findings will come as a shock to millions of people who consider cats and dogs to be part of their family and hopes to raise awareness…

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