Workers Upset Over Having to Kill Sick Pigs; Healthy Pigs No Big Deal |

Life or Lunch?

A deadly new virus has killed millions of baby pigs since it was first reported in the U.S. last May. Porcine epidemic diarrhea can affect pigs of any age, but it’s life-threatening for newborns, who become dehydrated quickly.


Surprisingly, pig farmers are finding it hard to kill the dying babies. “It’s very difficult for the people who are working the barns at that point,” said affected Iowa pig farmer Craig Rowles. “No one wants to go to work today and think about making the decision of baby pigs that need to be humanely euthanized because they can’t get up anymore. Those are very hard days.”

As opposed to the days when unwanted “runts” are killed by “thumping” (slamming their heads against the floor) or when healthy 6-month-old pigs are hung upside down before their throats are slashed and they’re left to bleed out? Pigs are often still alive when they’re…

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Wolves back in Denmark

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from 2013 is called Danish wolf is back.

From Wildlife Extra:

First wolf family heard in Denmark for 200 years

April 2014: It is suspected by a group of wolf enthusiasts in Denmark that the country probably has its first resident wolf family for over 200 years, reports Rewilding Europe. Ulvetracking Danmark has gone to great lengths to register the sounds of the Danish wolves, recorded in Jutland in January. Holly Root-Gutteridge, an English wolf expert and PhD student at Nottingham Trent University, believes that these howls stem from an entire wolf family. This means that these could be the first wolf pups born in the wild of Denmark for well since the early 19th century.

“This is the biggest fauna sensation we have had for many years,” said Mogens Trolle, zoologist in the Nature Science Museum at the University of Copenhagen.

“There’s at least…

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Wildlife recovery in Namibia

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Pride of Namibia

1 March 2014

Namibia is home to the greatest wildlife recovery story ever told. Since its birth just over 2 decades ago, the country of Namibia has shown the world how to ensure Africa’s natural legacy while expanding livelihoods.

“Pride of Namibia” tells the story of communities committed to protecting wildlife, of a nation that has enshrined conservation into its constitution, and of the future of responsible travel – tourism that directly benefits the people who give wildlife freedom to roam.

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Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – October 4th, 2014 – Find your city!



ImageThis year I have pledged to help raise awareness and funds for elephants and rhinos. Both of these iconic species have wandered the earth for billions of years. Under our watch they are being hunted to extinction for their tusks and horns. In less than 10 years they will be gone unless people raise awareness and help fight for their survival.

On October 4th cities all over the world are marching for rhinos and elephants, Please find your city and join the march. Please share this post with others. If there isn’t a city near you, organize a march. I’ve never done it before but I’m going to this year. I’m nervous, I feel a bit insecure. I could say I’m scared to death. But I’m going to do it. What I’ve discovered is that there is a world of people out there who are doing the same. Please join…

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67-year-old Celso Ferreira, tied and abused the donkey just for fun

Sperm Whales Still Haven’t Recovered More Than 35 Years After Australia Stopped Harpooning Them

The ocean update

sperm-whaleApril 11th, 2014. New research shows that sperm whales, the last whales to be harpooned by Australia, have still not recovered more than 35 years after the last whale was killed in the Southern Ocean.

There’s been good news about the recovery of the coast-hugging humpback and southern right whales in Australian waters almost to the extent where they’re no longer endangered.

“But we can’t let these good news stories blind us to the fact that the other great whales are in real trouble,” says lead researcher Robert Harcourt of Macquarie University.

Harcourt and his team investigated the status of mature sperm bulls off Albany, Western Australia. The last sperm whale was harpooned off Albany on November 21, 1978.

This whale species suffered major losses during Australia’s peak whaling periods, seeing a population reduction of 74% between 1955 and 1978.

“To measure the contemporary status of sperm whales off…

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Raccoons TORTURED in Kentucky?

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Imagine being snatched from your family, confined to a cage, and perched on a tiny raft, only to have frantic dogs then set loose upon you.

Sadly, this is happening in Leslie County, Kentucky, this Saturday, April 12, during the county’s annual “Coon on a Log” races. The event is apparently being sponsored by the sheriff’s department this year, and the vulnerable raccoons used during the races will be forced to endure the hellish races repeatedly. According to one spectator from last year’s event, dogs were allowed to “bite at” the raccoons, who were sometimes “knocked into the water” and “pulled back up to go another round.” One raccoon was even “bleeding and near death.”

Take action for raccoons!

Urge Leslie County officials to show ♥ for raccoons and help end this barbaric practice for good. Also ask them to…

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Chinese zombie attack? Drunk Chinese man tries to eat woman’s face during ‘cannibal’ assault

They do eat dogs and cats including the brain and many of the animals have rabies, maybe he has a bad case of the rabies!!!

Nwo Report

Bus driver responsible for the zombie-like attack took a long liquid lunch before jumping on the hood of a passing woman’s car, biting her when she got out, reports say.


A drunken bus driver was detained in China after he attacked a woman in her car and bit her face, local media reported.


A drunken bus driver was detained in China after he attacked a woman in her car and bit her face, local media reported.

The summer’s “cannibal craze” has reportedly spread to China.

A drunken bus driver in eastern China tried to chew off a woman’s face during an attack on Tuesday afternoon, according to Chinese media.

A man identified as “Dong” ran into a road near a bus station at around 2 p.m. and jumped in front of a woman’s car, the Shanghai Daily’s website reported police saying.

The man then hopped on the hood and starting pounding on the woman’s windshield, the report said.

When the woman…

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England’s Prime Minister Says He Will Ban Wild Animals from Circuses



England’s Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that he will work quickly to bring forward the Government’s draft bill that will ban wild animals from circuses. The bill was originally published last March, but little progress has been made since then.

The British animal rights organization, Animal Defender’s International (ADI),  is concerned that if the ban is not immediately enforced, the implementation date of December 2015 may be missed. Social justice campaigner Peter Tatchell, and former Conservative MEP, author, and conservationist Stanley Johnson approached Prime Minister Cameron with this concern, and asked him to swiftly move on the bill. He responded to their request by saying “[y]es, we are going to do it.”

“It is great that David Cameron told Stanley and me today that he will ban wild animals in circuses. Let’s hold him to it. Circuses…

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Thousands Of Ukraine’s Zoo Animals May Soon Starve

Igor Purlantov

As political unrest continues to threaten the peace in Ukraine, thousands of animals at one of the country’s zoos are at the brink of starvation, an international conservation group announced this week.  The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization, a nonprofit headquartered in South Africa, told The Huffington Post there has been a severe scarcity of food and medical supplies for the estimated 5,700 animals at the 104-year-old Nikolaev Zoo, located in southern Ukraine, since government funding for the zoo dried up a few weeks ago.  “The fact is, they were just two days away from totally running out of food for the carnivores when we found out about this and began providing meat,” the organization’s international president, Barbara Wiseman, told HuffPost via email. “The rest of the animals were just two weeks away from running out of food.”

-Igor Purlantov

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The Chinese want permission to market dog meat in the USA for “their own consumption.” – The Petition Site

SeaWorld Puppets


This clip had to be the most pathetic of them all to date.  I thought the crocodile tears were going to come out. View it here.  Pretty bad acting, seeming like the words were not hers – just my own gut feeling.

But as usual a PR flier was made of it that was posted on SeaWorld’s Facebook page, and was begging to be “improved” to reflect the reality.



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Gulf of Mexico wildlife still suffering from BP oil

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

30 April 2010

The next victims of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be the birds that depend on the region’s fertile shorelines, bayous and marshes. American Bird Conservancy‘s Michael Fry talks to Jorge Ribas about the situation.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Wildlife in Gulf of Mexico still suffering four years after BP oil spill: report

Environmental campaign group finds ongoing symptoms of oil exposure in 14 species – from oysters to dolphins

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent

Wednesday 9 April 2014 15.54 BST

The BPoil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused dangerous after-effects to more than a dozen different animals from dolphins to oysters, a report from an environmental campaign group said on Tuesday.

Four years after the oil disaster, some 14 species showed symptoms of oil exposure, the report from…

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SeaWorld’s lobbying blocks Orca Act

‘Coon on a Log’ Event In Bum Fuck Kentucky has me thinking that what if an adult saw a kid doing this to an animal; isnt that the great sign of a future serial killer and yet these backwards assed country fux have this very odd event in their odd town every year!

You won’t believe these were once fighting dogs – there is hope

Help Elephants in Los Angeles!

Virus killing millions of baby pigs and raising pork prices

George Monbiot: How the Corporate Takeover of Society Is Leaving Us Feeling Empty Inside

Stop Making Sense

George Monbiot writes for The Guardian:

How do you engineer a bland, depoliticised world, a consensus built around consumption and endless growth, a dream world of materialism and debt and atomisation, in which all relations can be prefixed with a dollar sign, in which we cease to fight for change? You delegate your powers to companies whose profits depend on this model.

Power is shifting: to places in which we have no voice or vote. Domestic policies are forged by special advisers and spin doctors, by panels and advisory committees stuffed with lobbyists. The self-hating state withdraws its own authority to regulate and direct. Simultaneously, the democratic vacuum at the heart of global governance is being filled, without anything resembling consent, by international bureaucrats and corporate executives. The NGOs permitted – often as an afterthought – to join them intelligibly represent neither civil society nor electorates. (And please spare me…

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World’s 100 most unique and endangered birds

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is called Extinct and Critically Endangered Birds: A Repeated History.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Scientists name world’s 100 most unique and endangered birds

‘Little dodo’, flightless parrot and giant ibis among species ranked by evolutionary distinctiveness and global extinction risk

In pictures – top 10 most unique and endangered birds

Jessica Aldred

Thursday 10 April 2014 17.00 BST

The “little dodo”, a flightless parrot and the world’s largest ibis are among the world’s 100 most unique and endangered birds, according to a new study.

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Yale University assessed the world’s 9,993 bird species according to their evolutionary distinctiveness and global extinction risk to produce a list of the world’s 100 most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (Edge) species.

Topping the list is the rare and striking giant ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea) – the world’s largest ibis…

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Don’t Let Climate Change Endanger the Pygmy Rabbit

Facebook privacy tweaks include pop-up warnings about public postings

‘Do smelly emissions from baked beans contribute to global warming?’ Viscount Simon asks Energy Minister

Stop Making Sense

Kashmira Gander reports for The Independent:

A member of the House of Lords raised eyebrows in the chamber on Wednesday, when he said there could be a link between global warming and the large amount of baked beans consumed in the UK, causing people to produce so-called “smelly emissions”. 73-year-old Labour peer Viscount Simon raised his concerns about the gasses bean-eaters are contributing to the Earth’s atmosphere as Energy Minister Baroness Verma answered questions in the Upper House on how the Government was tackling climate change.

“In a programme some months ago on the BBC it was stated that this country has the largest production of baked beans and the largest consumption of baked beans in the world,” said the peer who has been a member of the House of Lords for more than 20 years. To laughter from peers, he asked Lady Verma: “Could you say whether this affects the…

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200+ armed feds declare war on Nevada rancher over desert tortoise

Senate Committee approves bill to protect horses from soring

Tuesday's Horse

Tennessee Walking horse watches worriedly during horse soring inspections following an undercover operation by HSUS. Photo: HSUS. Tennessee Walking horse watches worriedly during horse soring inspections following an undercover operation by HSUS. Photo: HSUS.


Congress moved one step closer to protecting horses from the cruel practice of “soring” when the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 1406/H.R. 1518) today by voice vote. The PAST Act will end the decades-long abusive training method of soring, which involves the use of chemicals and devices on the legs and feet of Tennessee walking horses to force them to perform the high-stepping “Big Lick” gait.

Keith Dane, vice president of equine protection for The Humane Society of the United States, said: “Horse soring is a disgrace, but growing momentum for the PAST Act means that reform is within reach. Today’s committee action was a significant step forward. Congress should ensure a sound future for Tennessee walking horses by…

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Animals Feel Pleasure

Igor Purlantov

Do dogs feel pleasure? How about crocodiles?  Jonathan Balcombe says yes, they do. And not just dogs and crocodiles, but also fish, monkeys, pigs and chickens.  “Why wouldn’t they?” he says. “Pleasure is nature’s way of saying ‘Good behavior!’ It encourages us to do it again. Little wonder, then, that food, play, sex and friendships feel so good. Fishes line up for a spa service from cleaner-fishes, crocodiles love to bask in the sun, as do chickens, and if you haven’t seen a pig eat a pumpkin then it’s time you turned your lights on.”


-Igor Purlantov

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Seed of Light Award, thanks belsbror!

I just received ~ Seed of Light Award ~ “From Dear Kitty”

Dear Kitty. Some blog

Seed of Light Award

Belsbror has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Seed of Light Award.

Thanks so much for this generous gesture!

“All you need to start a forest is one seed”.

This award is for blogs that inspire creativity, nature, connection, communications and beauty. Pass it on!

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Nominate at least 5 blogs and provide links to their blogs.

3. Notify the nominees of their nominations.

My nominees are:

1. Miss Marzipan

2. It Is What It Is

3. Kaligrafi Nusantara

4. Ratzone’s Blog

5. Zeebra Designs & Destinations

6. artmark

7. Ellie Belfiglio

8. Glorialana’s Blog

9. Paris: People, Places and Bling!


11. petitemagique

12. rambling ratz


14. Los Sentidos De La Vida

15. Enchanted Seashells

16. What Inspires Your Art?

17. Poetic Parfait

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No more whales, dolphins in captivity: mayor

Congress considers blocking GMO food labeling

Hackers have reportedly been attacking online passwords again . . .