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Killing Wolves: A Hunter-Led War Against Science and Willdife

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

“”We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then and have known ever since that there was something new to me in those eyes, something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.” — Aldo Leopold, 1949

We Americans, in most states at least, have not yet experienced a bear-less, eagle-less, cat- less, wolf-less woods. Germany strove for maximum yields of both timber and game and got neither.”  — Aldo Leopold, 1935

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Ever heard about Gina Rinehart??? I just did today …. OMG!!

It Is What It Is

~~March 11, 2014~~

Georgina Hope “Gina” Rinehart (born 9 February 1954) is an Australian mining heiress. She is the daughter of Lang Hancock and Hope Margaret Nicholas. In the 2010’s, Rinehart bought a stake in media organizations, becoming the largest shareholder in Fairfax Media and taking a significant share in the Ten Network Holdings.

During 2011, both Forbes Asia and Business Review Weekly reported that Rinehart was Australia’s wealthiest person. During 2012, BRW named Rinehart as the world’s richest woman, having surpassed Christy Walton; Rinehart was surpassed, however, by L’Oreal heiress Liliane BettencourtChristy Walton, and Alice Walton in 2013, making Rinehart the fourth richest woman in the world.

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Gina Rinehart
BornGeorgina Hope Hancock
9 February 1954 (age 60)
PerthWestern Australia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationExecutive Chairwoman
Known forRichest person in Australia,
4th richest woman in the world
Net worthDecrease A$22 bn (2013 BRW)
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Ear tattoo helps re-unite cat missing for 12 years with owner

Global News

A cat who went missing for 12 years has been tracked back to its owner thanks to an old ear tattoo.

Maxine was found last Saturday, not far from the Vancouver SPCA shelter.

A tattoo in her ear revealed she’s been missing for 12 years.

Lorie Chortyk with Vancouver SPCA says the tattoo was faded, and it took them a few days to figure out Maxine’s story.

The tattoo marks led them to a veterinary clinic that had her listed as deceased, because she has been missing for so long.

“Through a lot of detective work, we were able to find her owner in Florida,” says Chortyk. “She was absolutely thrilled to find out that her cat was alive.”

The owner has been contacted, and now they are trying to figure out if Maxine is healthy enough to be flown to Florida.

She is 16 years old, and was found…

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How To Kill A Wolf: An Undercover Report from the Idaho Coyote and Wolf Derby

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“From left to right: Bryan Walker, Brian Ertz, and Natalie Ertz”  (going undercover)

This is a much-needed expose on what wolves are being subjected to in the worst of the worst wolf killing state of Idaho. Four brave souls went undercover to shine a light on this horrific “contest”. I want to thank them for their courage and dedication to the wolves and the coyotes. Predator derbies go on all over the country, often including bobcats and foxes as well. When wolves were delisted, they became a target for these “killing contests”. California is considering a ban on predator derbies.

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How to Kill a Wolf

An Undercover Report from the Idaho Coyote and Wolf Derby

By Christopher Ketcham

The best way to fatally wound a wolf without killing it instantly is to shoot it in the gut, preferably with armor-piercing ammunition. Unlike soft lead-tipped bullets, which mushroom…

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Consumer Groups Sue FDA Over Mercury in Seafood

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Consumer Groups Sue FDA Over Mercury in Seafood

Earthjustice, along with Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Mercury Policy Project, are suing the FDA for “failing to respond to a July 2011 petition in which the groups asked the FDA to give consumers clear, accurate, and accessible information about toxic mercury in the seafood they eat.” At this time, the latest recommendations for pregnant women eating shellfish are to avoid certain species, and eat up to 12 ounces a week of other fish. Those recommendations were set in 2004.

seafoodThe lawsuit asks for a court-ordered deadline for the FDA to respond to its request that…

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The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes – my new column!

Almost Holmes

ImageStarting today, my new weekly column, The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes will be up on Monday mornings over at Black Gate, the web’s leading fantasy literature and related website. I’ve been a long time reader and am quite excited to look at some of the more “off the beaten path” elements of Sherlock Holmes, as well as talk about  some of the many movie and television features over the years. I think it will be fun and maybe folks will learn an interesting fact or two. 

Here’s the start to my first post:

“Me? Oh, why, thank you for asking. I’ve been into Sherlock Holmes since the early eighties. Columnist, contributor, reviewer, short story writer, screenwriter, newsletter editor, website creator: I’ve found many ways to express my Holmes geekiness.

I used to run a Holmes On Screen website, which I dropped just before the first Robert Downey, Jr. movie:…

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Updated pig code released: improvements and shortfalls

Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Farmed Animals

The updated Code of Practice for the Care & Handling of Pigs has been officially released.

Highlights of the revised code include: industry commitment to adopt loose housing for sows and gilts; pain control requirement; and enhanced environmental enrichment. We briefly discuss these points in relation to their impact on animal welfare.

Industry commitment to adopt loose housing for sows and gilts:

The Updated code requires that sows be housed in groups – with separate space for eating, sleeping, and eliminating – in all facilities built or rebuilt after July 1, 2014.   This requirement may positively and rapidly impact the welfare of hundreds of thousands of animals.

For example, in Manitoba – one of the three largest pig producing provinces – there are about 318,000 sows kept for reproduction, most of them inside cruel gestation crates. In this province, the majority of barns were built between the late…

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FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines

Cool cat chills out with his mohawk, doesn’t care what you think

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This cat is just too cool! A user posted a short video to YouTube, showing off this ginger beast’s totally rocking hairstyle. We’re pretty sure the handsome fellow would be getting kicked out of school for daring to wear such a gravity-defying mohawk!

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Unite Against the Pipelines

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via   Sustainable Prosperity, deepgreenresistance: Unite Against the… .

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Strategies for Solidarity and Action, Coast Salish Territory.

*** Saturday & Sunday March 29-30: UVic ***

*** Monday March 31: Norway House, 1110 Hillside Ave ***

Workshops and discussions (draft schedule)
SATURDAY
Welcome with August Thomas and One Moon Dancers
Security & counter-surveillance with Gord Hill
Shaping conditions for grassroots revolt with Ambrose
WIlliams
Non-violent civil disobedience with Shane Calder
Legal Rights and Solidarity with Anushka Nagji

SUNDAY
Grassroots organizing with Rising Tide
Warrior societies with Sakej Ward
Planning and preparation for action with Sakej Ward

MONDAY
Fundraising for radicals with Zoe Blunt
Families in resistance with Shannon Hecker
Indigenous women in resistance: Panel with Chrissy Brett,
Dawna Ambers and more
How to stop a goddamn pipeline with Zoe Blunt
Unis’tot’en Camp with Freda Huson and Toghestiy

PRESENTED BY FOREST ACTION NETWORK
http://wildcoast.ca/

Background:
The Joint Review Panel has approved…

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EMAIL FROM RICHARD GEORGE AT GREENPEACE

This depressing animated map shows Walmart taking over America

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Here’s an unsettling look at the Walmart-ification of the U.S., starting in Arkansas in 1962 and ending with total domination more than 3,000 stores across the country. First the chain spreads throughout the state, then the Southeast. Then Walmart crawls north and west, looking for all the world like an invasive species:

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Unions plead the cause of the Carriage Horse Industry to New York’s Mayor

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The New York Daily Newsreports:

“Leaders of the city’s most powerful unions — including many of Mayor de Blasio’s staunchest allies — are balking at his plans to banish horse carriages from city streets.

“The Central Labor Council, an umbrella group representing more than 1.3 million workers, fired off a letter to de Blasio and the City Council pleading with them not to axe the “iconic and thriving industry.”

“‘As one of New York City’s top three tourist attractions, the industry provides millions of dollars in revenue as well as hundreds of reliable, well-paying middle-class jobs,’ the letter reads.”

The key phrase here may be “including many of Mayor de Blasio’s staunchest allies”.

“The signers included United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew; Hector Figueroa, head of the service workers union SEIU Local 32BJ, and Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez. It’s the first time any union leader…

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Enforce Animal Protection Laws Against Korean Puppy Mills!

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Save 10,000 Bats’ Home in NSW, Australia

Chemotherapy-free cancer treatment uses body’s own immune system to attack diseased cells

To start the day ….

It Is What It Is

~~March 11, 2014~~

I woke up this morning to an incredible post from a wonderful blogger friend.

I had ended yesterday’s blogging with a post providing information about the “wolf pack“. The main reason for this interested is because I belong to a group of fellow bloggers which has bonded so closely that we have formed a wolf pack.

I have blogged about this already but here you have it again.

~~The Wolf Pack Members are~~

Shaun: http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/
Dr Rex: http://hrexach.wordpress.com/
Bishop Eddie: http://bishoptatro.wordpress.com/
Just Patty: http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/
Jade: http://jadereyner.com/
Mavadelo: http://mavadelo.wordpress.com

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Mavadelo is the newcomer and he was so gracious to create a wonderful video that I would like to share with you. Full credit goes to him for his creative presentation. I feel it full of love and connection. 

Here is the link to his post:

http://mavadelo.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/the-wolfpack-an-introduction/

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~~TO THE WOLF PACK~~

wolf pack is led by…

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Is Fukushima radiation posing a threat to fish caught off the B.C. coast?

Global News

VANCOUVER –After a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, triggering meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, public concern mounted over fears of finding toxic fish off the B.C. coast.

But experts say that hasn’t happened.

SFU nuclear scientist Kris Starosta runs a lab that tests samples provided by members of the public. The lab tests debris from the waters off the B.C. coast, seaweed and fish. Starosta says people need to remember that there is natural radiation already present in the water, so fish and other organisms will contain some radiation.

“Everything we are seeing is due to the natural sources,” he says.

Starosta says those levels of radiation are from nuclear weapons tests conducted in the 50s, 60s and 70s, resulting in some levels of radiation in the water.

But those levels are not enough to cause concern, says Starosta.

“The radiation levels we…

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Why are the missing Malaysian Airlines passengers’ phones still ringing?

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Source: UK Daily Mail

The ‘unprecedented mystery’ behind the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 deepened on Monday when relatives claimed they were able to call the cellphones of their missing loved ones.

According to the Washington Post, family of some of the 239 people on board the vanished Boeing 777 said that they were getting ring tones and could see them active online through a Chinese social networking service called QQ.

One man said that the QQ account of his brother-in-law showed him as online, but frustratingly for those waiting desperately for any news, messages sent have gone unanswered and the calls have not been picked up.

This new eerie development comes as the Malaysian authorities said they had identified one of the men on two stolen European passports who were on the flight – and that he was not considered likely to be a terrorist

Full…

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Preservatives in Dog Food: A Dog Owner Dilemma

Dog Food Matters

Without preservatives the shelf life and safety of most processed foods would be limited if not impossible. Preservatives inhibit bacterial and fungal growth such as molds. They prevent spoilage, stabilize nutrients and maintain flavor. Antioxidant preservatives protect from the oxidation of fat and prevent rancidity. Preservatives serve the same function in dog food. But health concerns about synthetic preservatives worry many dog owners. Owners are demanding more “natural” preservatives unaware of the unintended consequences.

 The easiest way to avoid all of controversy and problems with preservatives is to switch from commercial dog food altogether. Homemade dog food does not need preservatives. Refrigeration and freezing preserve the nutrients and flavors without chemical additives.

Synthetic Preservatives

Ethoxyquin, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) and propylene glycol have commonly been used in dog food. These preservatives have the advantages of being inexpensive, very stable during the extreme heats of dog food processing, and required in very small amounts.

Ethoxyquin, BHA, BHT and TBHQ have various concerns of cancer risks in humans. Although the evidence is not direct many manufacturers have voluntarily discontinued the use of some and…

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What People Food Can Dogs Eat? – An Infographic | PetCareRx

Idaho Sage Grouse Decision Looms

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Don’t Let Idaho Wolf Management Become a Distraction from Idaho’s Sage Grouse Management

Reblogged from article by Ken Cole in The Wildlife News

“With all of the horrible things happening in Idaho’s wolf management, it is hard to focus on other, perhaps more, important issues facing Idaho wildlife.  With a deadline of 2015 bearing down for the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to make a decision about whether the greater sage grouse should receive protection under the Endangered Species Act, the BLM and US Forest Service are engaging in a process to update the land use plans that define objectives and future management for sage grouse on the respective BLM districts and National Forests.  What is happening now is a giant shell game that will result in further declines in sage grouse and their habitat.

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Debunking Excuses for Animal Exploitation

EMPTY ALL CAGES

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Editor’s Note: This re-post was written byAnthony Damiano, Founder ofAELLO. This article isn’t completely from an animal rights point of view, nor a point of view that includes a belief in God. But the answers still work for everyone.

Excuse #1. “But I enjoy eating meat, milk and eggs.”

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Answer: Life on this planet certainly doesn’t “enjoy” the impact that billions of human beings inflict upon it via their consumption of nonhuman animal flesh, eggs and milk. No animal(human or nonhuman) enjoys being exploited, tortured and/or murdered for any purpose. Human posterity certainly isn’t going to thank you for placing your personal pleasure above future human continuance. The human employ of animal-based agriculture, which is directly responsible for the vast majority of all planetary deforestation(not to mention, the majority of past and present wetland removal), shreds enough rain forest every 5 years to cover a land-mass the…

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VIDEO: The real price of a fur coat – foxes kept in filthy cages for seven months before being skinned

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Source The Daily Record

With his noble face and thick glossy fur, the Arctic fox may look appealing. But a glance inside his tiny wire cage reveals he is lying in its own filth.

He is held with hundreds of other animals including silver and red foxes. Some have eye infections and others are so obese they can barely move.

And it’s all in the name of fashion. Once animals reach the right size they are electrocuted, their pelts are stripped off and sold to luxury fashion labels for up to £165 each.

Customers include Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, and Gucci. The fur will adorn the shoulders of supermodels such as Cara Delevingne in catwalk shows then end up in the wardrobes of the world’s wealthiest people.

But as fur enjoys a high-fashion comeback, secret film footage from Finnish fur farms reveals the suffering behind the trend. Images and…

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‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin’s last words were ‘I’m dying,’ reveals cameraman

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: New details emerge about Steve Irwin’s final moments

TORONTO –  The cameraman who witnessed the death of  Steve Irwin said the Australian “Crocodile Hunter” looked up at him and said “I’m dying,” after being violently stabbed by a stingray.

Justin Lyons spoke for the first time about the incident in an interview with Australia’s morning program Studio 10.

“He was having trouble breathing,” said Lyons. “Even if we’d been able to get him into an emergency ward at that moment we probably wouldn’t have been able to save him, because the damage to his heart was massive. As we’re motoring back I’m screaming at one of the other crew in the boat to put their hand over the wound and we’re saying to him things like, ‘Think of your kids, Steve, hang on, hang on, hang on.’ He just sort of calmly looked up at me and said, ‘I’m dying.’…

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CNN Breaking News: Update on missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 – traced to Palau Perak Island

Show Horse-In-Training Brutally Attacked By Two Dogs

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Show Horse-In-Training Brutally Attacked By Two Dogs – http://huff.to/1gfWnPc

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