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Photograph by Hannes Lochner (South Africa). Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013. Photograph by Hannes Lochner (South Africa). Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013.

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: I always look forward to the final selection of photographs in the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, now open at the Australian Museum, Sydney.  The competition is open to all nationalities and different age groups and categories.  These photographs are the 2013 finalists and tour internationally.  The exhibition always reminds me what a beautiful but fragile world we live in, and not to take it for granted.

GLOBAL MARCHES FOR LION: Many thousands of people around the world in 62 cities marched in support of lions and against trophy hunting and “canned” lion breeding and hunting in South Africa.

Johannesburg Protesters in Johannesburg. Photograph by Simon McDonnell

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CANNED HUNTING (CACH):  The Marches were the idea of South African Christine Jordaan who had been inspired – or stirred into action…

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Operation Monsanto Stock Plunge and Panic

NYC Carriage Horse Supporters – Words and Pictures

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Written by:  Heather Clemenceau

Most people who oppose urban carriages are used to being told that they have “limited horse knowledge” or that they don’t live in New York City, etc. etc. and therefore have no right to render an opinion. But much of the propaganda being churned out in favour of the urban carriage industry is written by so-called journalists who are themselves seriously limited in their understanding not only of the business they are writing about, but of horses in general. Some authors are enviable in their ability to produce 10,000 words per day attesting to the carriage horses’ overall “happiness” and love of their work,  but again, they are also not “horse people.”  This observation does not seem to lend itself to criticism by the urban carriage trade though……

A great many comments I have seen over the last few months have been made by those who…

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South Korea: Vet Confession About Pet Dogs

A Daily Dose of Epsom Salt

a_daily_dose_of_epsom_salt_theflexifoodieThis is a favourite of mine that sadly seems to have declined in popularity in recent years. Epsom salt is more likely to be something your parents tell you about rather than something you have come across yourself. This mineral compound is made from sulphate and magnesium and has been used for many hundreds of years to treat a wide selection of minor health issues. As well as being used to cure ailments, Epsom salt can be used for various other reasons such as for beauty as well as around the home and garden.

One of the most common reasons people use Epsom salt is to alleviate stress. Stress can often be caused by heightened levels of adrenaline as well as a magnesium deficiency. Drawing yourself a hot bath and dissolving Epsom salt in the water will easily allow your skin to absorb it and this will replenish your magnesium…

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The longest protest letter, of 1 km length, against killing of stray dogs was handed to European Parlament

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The longest protest letter, of 1 km length,
against killing of stray dogs
was handed over to European Parliament
 
 
Within the campaign “Children for strays”, initiated by Princess Maja von Hohenzollern, the longest protest letter, of more than 1 km lenght, was created. About 150 meters of the letter were submitted by children from Romania.
 
The letter was made by thousands of children from 11 European countries, who designed emotional images sending to Europe their message against abandoning of dogs in the street, against mistreating and killing dogs in Romania and wherever of Europe. The children asks for a humanelly, loving and compassional behaviour towards stray animals.
 
According the international study „Making the link” run in Romania, sustained by prestigious universities from UK and USA and international organisations and academics from Europe and USA, 86% of Romanian children are severely…

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Calling on all USA citizens here…your help is needed please

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Wildcat Sanctuary

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If you’re a US citizen, will you help by adding your voice and signing this letter to your representative: http://tinyurl.com/kmpwwfa
A nationwide law is needed to stop big cats kept in private hands from endangering communities. There are at least 10,000 big cats in private ownership. The animals are often kept in squalid conditions and dangerously close to residential areas. You can help stop this today! WILL YOU PLEASE ASK OTHERS TO JOIN YOU, TOO?

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Sumatran tiger rescued from trap undergoes leg amputation – ANTARA News

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God Bless you Beautiful Young Tigress….I am not sure what the Future holds for you now….This is the Horrifying price these Tigers are paying for the Evil Greedy Murderers out there.
So very sorry this has happened to you Beautiful Lady-Greatcatsofthe”World”

http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/93528/sumatran-tiger-rescued-from-trap-undergoes-leg-amputation

The medical team at Bengkulu Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) had to amputate the tiger’s front right paw to prevent the spread of the infection.

“The tiger may set his paws on the ground again in three weeks,” a veterinarian of BKSDA Erni Suyanti Musabine said.

Elsa, the name of the tiger, will receive treatment for the next three weeks.

The three-year old female tiger was 1.5 meters long and weighed 70 kilograms. It was rescued by the BKSDA in Beriang Tinggi Village, Tanjung Kemuning Sub-district, Kaur District, Bengkulu.

The BKSDA received a report about the trapped tiger on Tuesday, April 2, from an official of the local…

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SHRINKING SUNDERBANS THREAT TO BENGAL TIGER

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Fast-disappearing mangrove forests of the Sunderbans pose a question mark over the future of the Royal Bengal Tiger, an endangered species, say scientists.

Rapid deterioration in mangrove health is causing as much as 200 metres of the vegetation-rich coast to disappear annually in the Sunderbans, according to zoologists.

Nathalie Pettorelli, from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and senior study author, said: “Our results indicate a rapidly retreating coastline that cannot be accounted for by the regular dynamics of the Sunderbans. Degradation is happening fast, weakening this natural shield for India and Bangladesh.”

Sunderbans is the largest block of continuous mangrove forest in the world, native to nearly 500 species of reptile, fish, bird and mammals, including the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger, the journal Remote Sensing reports.

Thriving human development, rising global temperatures, degradation of natural protection from tidal waves and cyclones is inevitably…

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Tiger Awareness – Join and Support

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For any of you who care about the Remaining Tigers of India and want to help and Support those who are working hard to Save them. This Org. is legit and it’s Goal is to saving the Last of them. Please show your support by joining their FB page and finding out how you can help and/or donate.
Help Save India’s Remaining Royal Bengal Tigers…..
Help Save The World’s Remaining Royal Bengal Tigers…

https://www.facebook.com/TigerAwareness1?ref=stream

Tiger Awareness is a registered UK charity, we help with funds in India.

The organisation was formed in 1998 to give awareness to the plight of the Tiger. We work with local organisations in India, our funds are used at ground level were they are most needed and are given directly by ourselves.

We help villagers that live in the Tiger range areas, we work in 4 main areas in India, Sundarbans, Bandhavagarh, Ranthambhore and…

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Stop damaging marmoset monkeys’ brains, campaigners say

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This video from South Africa is called International Primate Rescue (1 of 4): Playing with Marmosets.

By Joana Ramiro in Britain:

Halt ‘disturbing’ medical tests on monkeys, campaigners urge

Monday 7th April 2014

Cure Parkinson’s Trust sponsors experiments pumping primate brains full of harmful drugs

Animal welfare activists have begged a British charity to stop “profoundly disturbing” experiments on monkeys’ brains for medical research into Parkinson’s disease.

Campaign organisation Animal Aid issued a statement today denouncing the Cure Parkinson’s Trust for sponsoring Canadian scientists to inject monkeys with brain-damaging drugs.

“The vast majority of the British public do not want their money being used to fund profoundly disturbing experiments on animals,” said Animal Aid director Andrew Tyler.

In papers published in the Journal of Neuroscience and Public Library of Science ONE between 2011 and 2012, the testing was described as injecting marmoset monkeys with the chemical MPTP…

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30 Japanese Giant Hornets kill 30,000 Honey Bees (3:34)

Governor Otter of Idaho Being Sued

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http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2014/04/07/lawsuit-launched-to-protect-rare-lynx-from-traps-in-idaho/

 

By accessing the above link, you can read the details about a lawsuit brought against the Governor of the State of Idaho by three conservation groups.  Those groups are fighting against the use of trapping measures practiced in that state which take the lives of rare and protected Canada Lynxes. 

 

 

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Over 20 Dogs Rescued in Wisconsin Dog Fighting Bust

Ready for the Apocalypse? ‘Blood moon’ rising: Total lunar eclipse on April 14-15, first in rare series

DOG CLONED FOR $100,000

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Britain’s first cloned dog has been born after owner Rebecca Smith won a £60,000 contest.

Winnie, a 12-year-old dachshund, was reproduced as a puppy called “mini Winnie” in a laboratory. The incredible test tube process will give hope for millions of dog owners looking to immortalise their pets in the future.

Rebecca, 29, said: “We Brits do have a close attachment to our dogs, so it is exciting. My sausage dog is very special but she is 12 and not going to be around forever. My boyfriend always joked, ‘We need to get her cloned.’

“Then I read an article about it and there was a competition to get your pet cloned.

“We sent in some videos and it just sort of snowballed from there.” Rebecca, a caterer from West London, travelled from Britain to Seoul, South Korea, and witnessed “mini Winnie” being born on March 30.

Cloning company Sooam…

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Stop the 2014 New Jersey Bear Hunt – The Petition Site

What is Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome? | Advice About Cat & Dog Food, Health and Behavior

Why Today Is Dog Fighting Awareness Day

Wolf Watcher

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For informative and simply inspiring pictures, information and videos about wolves and wolf life, check out this site. Apex predators, such as wolves, bears, pumas, lynxes, etc., are coming under increasing threat through loss of habitat, hunting, trapping and ignorance. Each of those groups of animals plays an important in the balance of nature. When one piece of that natural, divinely ordained, and delicately balanced construction is irretrievably lost, we all suffer. Some day, when too many of those pieces is gone, the entire structure will crumble.

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URGENT: Say No to Killing America’s Smallest Swans!

CANNED HUNTING: South Africa’s SHAME

Illinois Senate OKs adding black bears, gray wolves and mountain lions to protected list

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

This project has rescued more than 800 endangered baby penguins in six months

Take Part in World Week for Animals in Laboratories

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.

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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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