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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