London: Free Tibet Campaign – China Forced To Come Clean On Jailed Singers. Petition to Sign.

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Free Tibet website link: http://freetibet.org/

China forced to come clean on jailed singers

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Following a letter we sent to the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights, the United Nations demanded that China accounts for their fates

In response, China has had to provide new information about their cases and has confirmed that most of the musicians have been jailed for “separatist” activities – because China believed their songs challenged its rule.

China revealed that Gongpo Tsezin had been released on bail because of “several illnesses he suffers”. Recently another singer, Gebe, was released within a month of his arrest.

Thank you for speaking up
The international spotlight falling on these cases may have led to their release.
More than 6,000 people have signed our petition for the singers’ release; please also add your voice if you have not already done so. You can also use the buttons below to share…

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Major Study: Monsanto GMO Corn Can Cause Damage to Liver and Kidneys, and Severe Hormonal Disruption – NewsTrust.net

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via Question Everything • Major Study: Monsanto GMO Corn Can Cause Damage to Liver and Kidneys, and Severe Hormonal Disruption – NewsTrust.net.

A scientific study that identified serious health impacts on rats fed on ‘Roundup ready’ GMO maize has been republished following its controversial retraction under strong commercial pressure. Now regulators must respond and review GMO and agro-chemical licenses, and licensing procedures.

A highly controversial paper by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini and colleagues has been republished after a stringent peer review process.

The chronic toxicity study examines the health impacts on rats of eating a commercialized genetically modified (GM) maize, Monsanto’s NK603 glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.

The original study, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) in September 2012, found severe liver and kidney damage and hormonal disturbances in rats fed the GM maize and low levels of Roundup that are below those permitted in drinking water in the EU.

However…

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Poachers Are Killing Thousands of African Vultures to Hide Evidence of Their Crimes

Oceans: Feds finalize critical habitat designation for threatened loggerhead sea turtles

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Beach nesting areas, open ocean habitat protected

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ji Room to roam for loggerheads. Photo by NOAA.

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FRISCO — Loggerhead sea turtles  may have a better chance of surviving — and even thriving — after federal agencies designated 685 miles of beaches along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastlines, as well as 300,000 square miles of ocean, as critical habitat. The decision came after more than five years of delays and court battles, as conservation groups sought protection for the turtles.

While the ocean habitat rule provides unprecedented habitat protection for loggerhead sea turtles, it only protects nearshore habitat for one mile off nesting beaches despite science showing the importance of habitat three miles from beaches for females and hatchlings. The rule also failed to identify critical habitat for the endangered North Pacific Ocean loggerhead, which is at risk due to Hawaii and California fisheries activities in areas…

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Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Threatens Endangered Whales

Your Supermarket Choices Could Endanger Africa’s Apes

Igor Purlantov

The spread of palm oil plantations in Southeast Asia has ravaged forest-dwelling orangutans, whose population has dwindled to 7,300 individuals in the wild. Now a budding palm oil boom in Africa threatens that continent’s great apes.  Demand for palm oil, which is considered a healthy alternative to butter, has skyrocketed in recent years, becoming an ingredient in scores of products, from chocolate to shampoo to biodiesel. About half of the stuff you buy from your local supermarket contains palm oil, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

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As The Body Count Builds, So Does the Bullshit

Fight for Rhinos

CITES is currently meeting again. Discussions on the fate of our rhinos are taking place as you’re reading this.

As poachers kill, and rangers fight, CITES is talking. While the slaughter continues, CITES is handing out certificates.

CITES certificates for explemplary enforcement Nepal, China, Kenya and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force recognized for exemplary enforcement efforts.

Looking at the CITES agenda, some of the recommendations on the rhino are as follows:

*Mozambique should develop a national rhino horn action plan, with timeframes and milestones, and submit this to the Secreteriat by 8th August 2014.

*Mozambique is requested to submit a comprehensive report on progress in the implementation of its national rhino action plan, and on any other action taken… to be submitted to the Secretariat by 31st January 2015.

*Viet Nam is requested to provide a further comprehensive report on actions taken…including, in particular, by providing an update on the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Directive On…

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We need to re-define the term “minors”

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Appeals Court Rules That Hounders Are Able To “Train” Their Dogs Against Wolves…….The Fix Is In

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This is "sport" and "heritage" in Wisconsin. This is “sport” and “heritage” in Wisconsin.

**UPDATED 7/10/2014 4:45 PM**

According to a wildlife advocate that spoke with Wisconsin DNR Carnivore Biologist Dave McFarland, today’s court ruling means that there are ZERO rules for “training” with dogs against wolves and that hounders can now use their dogs against them 365 days a year. You read that right. Hounders as of now can pit their dogs against wolves with ZERO restrictions year round. Don’t we live in a lovely state? 

Just when you thought that it couldn’t get any worse for wildlife in the Blood Sport Capital of the United States, Wisconsin, it does. A lawsuit filed in 2012 by a coalition of humane societies and wildlife advocates attempted to stop the barbaric use of dogs against wolves during the yearly kill season. The use of dogs was written into the disgusting 2012 Wisconsin Bear Hunter Association authored bill that…

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Thailand: Dog Meat Truck Intercepted

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Red Wolf Recovery Program Under Review

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Endangered Red Wolf at the North Carolina Zoo
Credit Jared Brumbaugh

A program that saved the red wolf from extinction could come to an end.  This week, we talk to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official about the experimental Red Wolf Recovery Program and the review that will determine its effectiveness.

Southeastern North Carolina is the only place on Earth where the endangered red wolf roams in the wild.  But as their numbers dwindle, a program trying to save them is in doubt.  Per request of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will soon begin an evaluation of the experimental Red Wolf Recovery Program to determine if it should continue.  Assistant Regional Director for Ecological Services for the Southeast Region Leo Miranda says these routine evaluations are performed every few years.

“We do this kind of…

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Red wolf extinction fear as US budget cuts bite

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“To Contact Fish & Wildlife Services about this issue e-mail Cynthia_Dohner@fws.gov  or call her at 404-679-4000″  – Piedmont EF!

article below by Joseph Hinton published in The Ecologist

7th July 2014

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service has done pioneering conservation work to save North America’s endangered Red Wolf, under threat from shooting and inter-breeding with coyotes. But now federal budget cuts are putting all that – and the Red wolf itself – at risk.

Despite great strides to restore red wolves to their former range, much work needs to be done, and an end to the USFWS Red Wolf Recovery Program could see the end of the red wolf.

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