Chakah. Chakah! VICTORY: Thanks to all of YOUR help, Sunder is free from 6 long years of being chained & beaten, & IS FINALLY GOING TO A SANCTUARY

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Dogs Stolen in Thailand to Be Made into Leather | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

These days, leather, derived from cow, calf, or sheep skin, is still very much in use and widely acceptable, despite the heartbreaking evidence that the animal leather industry is both unsustainable and riddled with cruelty. Yet, what many leather consumers may not know is that some of their leather products might actually be produced from dog skin.


John Dalley, co-founder and vice president of the Thailand-based nonprofit, Soi Dog Foundation, recently told Bloomberg Buisnessweek that “factories use leather from dog skin for use in everything from drums to guitars.”

Dalley continued stating that golf glove manufacturers “also prize dog leather” and will use “the skin of the testicles of male dogs” since it is rather soft.

Many of these dogs are often stolen pets from Thailand. Smugglers round them up for travel to countries like Vietnam and China where dog meat and products are still prized.

“Stray dogs are…

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BLM Washington office not an adversary to those making threats of illegal roundups

Straight from the Horse's Heart

The BLM Washington office has informed BLM Utah State Director Juan Palma that they don’t want to be an adversary to a bunch of folks in Utah who are planning an illegal roundup of wild horses (Why not?  The BLM doesn’t mind being adversarial with wild horse advocates).   The BLM is jumping through hoops (and possibly legal loopholes…oh wait, can it be another emergency roundup based on drought to avoid having to prepare an Environmental Assessment?) to” work with” this bunch who are continuing to threaten illegal roundups.

David Miller, the Iron County Commissioner who seems to be at the forefront of inciting this illegal act is quoted as saying “We are pleased with Juan and his leadership.  We feel like we are all of the same spirit to do the right thing for everybody, including the horses,” Miller said. “But we aren’t going to wait around.”

(Uh oh.  Another publicized threat of illegal activity.)

BLM’s Juan Palma said if…

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The Complete Interactive Guide To How The NSA Spies On Everything You Do


Zero Hedge
April 6, 2014

With all the hoopla about missing airplanes, renewed wars of the cold variety, and rigged markets, it is easy to forget that America is now officially a totalitarian state of the Orwellian kind, where the population has – involuntarily – ceded all of its privacy in exchange for… something. Because it certainly isn’t security. So we are happy to provide a reminder of just this, especially since as BusinessWeek notes, it gets harder to keep track of all the bizarre ways the National Security Agency has cooked up to spy on people and governments. This may help.

Data in Motion

NSA’s spies divide targets into two broad categories: data in motion and data at rest. Information moving to and from mobile phones, computers, data centers, and satellites is often easier to grab, and the agency sucks up vast amounts worldwide. Yet common data…

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Vietnam: Mob Justice, Part 2.

Vietnam: Dog Thieves and Mob Justice

UFO of the Week: Captured On Deer Cam In Mississippi (3:00)


3/10/14 A Non-Apology Apology from PetSmart

PetSmart ~ too busy to take care of their customers !!!!!!


Mom writes:

PetSmart Corporate never answered my letter (complete with photos) that I had sent Return Receipt.  In fact, they didn’t even return the receipt!

They did, however, kick my complaint back to the PetSmart PetsHotel in Orland Hills.  I received a call a short while ago from the manager there, who, in a nutshell, refunded my money for the stay and reimbursed me for medicine for Maggie.  When I point-blank asked her why I wasn’t called when my dog was in distress, she shrugged it off saying that she was sorry it happened, but they were busy that weekend with Spring Break, and were going to be busy with Spring Break for the next few weeks, so, “If you need Maggie boarded, take her to your vet.”  Direct quote.

That’s all, folks.  A typical celebrity-type non-apology apology.  I’m sorry it happened, but…we were busy.

Not, “I’m sorry it happened…

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The Cruelty of Horse-Drawn Carriages!

It Is What It Is

~~April 6, 2014~~


I live close to Mt. Dora, Florida. This is a very quaint town, well-know for art festivals, parades, bed and breakfast inns and horse-draw carriages. The horse-drawn carriages do look pretty and sound like a romantic adventure. 

These horse-drawn carriages are also well-know in the St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States. 

I wasn’t aware of the condition under which these horses “do their job” until an accident was reported. Then I started researching and this is what I found. 

… and it brakes my heart!! 

Every year, the list of accidents involving horse-drawn carriages grows, and horses continue to endure pain and suffering because of this outdated practice. The only way to end this cruelty is to ban it permanently and give these horses the freedom that they deserve.

Forcing horses to pull oversized loads isn’t romantic—it’s…

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Dog key witness in French murder trial

Tweetstorm For Tony!! MONDAY APRIL 7th 1pmEST!!

Free Tony The Tiger

tweetstrom Tony is a finalist for a Shorty Award. We thought it would be a great idea to hold a Tweetstorm to show our support for Tony and how he has raised awareness for captive tigers in the United States with his Shorty Awards campaign and nomination. The Shorty Awards Ceremony is also on Monday April 7th and begins at 6:30pmest. More info: Shorty Awards on Livestream TONIGHT 7:30pm:

Please join and help us on Monday April 7th 2014 at 1pmest! Our tweets will highlight Tony’s story, his Shorty Awards Campaign, how captive tigers are exploited, and what you can do to help them.

At 12:30pm  on Monday April 7th, we’ll be posting a link with pre-made tweets and the hashtag to use.


Tweetstorm Tips:

  • Don’t tweet too much the day of (before) the event.

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Video Footage of Tony

Free Tony The Tiger

video 1

Video with some good footage of Tony. Claims that he will be taken from his home and put in a small cage are erroneous. Video link: Your polite comments supporting his release to a reputable sanctuary are always appreciated at the link. Thanks again for your support; no updates regarding his case available as of now.

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How old is this whale ? A new way to tell

The ocean update

Humpback-whale-tailAn improved technique could reveal volumes about humpbacks’ lives

April 6th, 2014 (Kevin Hartnett). WHALES OCCUPY an outsized place in our imagination. They are mammals, like us, but grand and mysterious, from their enormous size to their social lives to the great depths they swim in.

For all our fascination with whales, there’s also a surprising amount we don’t know about them—including basic information like how old individual whales are, or how long they’re capable of living. Marine researchers have long sought an accurate technique for “aging” whales, because knowing how old whales are is key to answering many other questions about their lives. But such a technique has been elusive—until now.

Last month researchers at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, in conjunction with a team of biologists from Australia, announced they had found a new, and, they believe, much more accurate way to determine the ages of…

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Petition against Princess Anne advocating gassing badgers on the BBC

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from England is called Badger Sett Activity in Kent (January 2012) by Badger Bushcraft.

From 38 Degrees in Britain:

Stop BBC from broadcasting Princess Anne interview.

To: BBC Countryfile

Dear BBC Countryfile, Please do not broadcast the interview with Princess Anne. Her position in society implies she has expertise and her opinion bears weight that she can’t back up with expertise.

Badgers do not need to be culled and a member of the Royal family advocating an illegal method of mass slaughter is irresponsible. Badger culls have been shown to be ineffective in controlling bTB. And the numbers of cattle being slaughtered as bTB reactors has fallen due to increased biosecurity.

It would be highly irresponsible to show an interview by someone who is ill informed on the subject at hand. Especially when it is someone in a position of power advocating an illegal and unnecessary method.

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Russia will not import GMO products – PM Medvedev

Two porpoises saved from death in fishing net

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is about two harbour porpoises. Near the Dutch coast between Katwijk and Wassenaar, they had become entangled in a fishing net.

They would have died, if a lifeboat would not have arrived. The lifeboat crew cut the porpoises loose from the net.

One of the lifeboat crew members said (translated):

I have saved several people, but it was still a very special experience to be able to free these beautiful animals.

After their liberation, the porpoises swam away.

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Proud dads! A funny.

Mind Chatter

The Proud Fathers…

Four men went golfing one day. Three of them headed to the first tee and the fourth went into the clubhouse to take care of the bill.

The three men started talking and bragging about their sons.

The first man told the others, “My son is a home builder, married, and he is so successful that he gave a friend a new home for free. Just gave it to him!”

The second man said, “My son was a car salesman, married, and now he owns a multi-line dealership. He’s so successful that he gave one of his friends a new Mercedes, fully loaded.”

The third man, not wanting to be outdone, bragged, “My son is a stockbroker, married, and he’s doing so well that he gave his friend an entire portfolio.”

The fourth man joined them on the tee after a few minutes of taking care…

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