Shirley and Jenny – An Elephant Love Story of Friendship and Reunion

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Shirley and Jenny Reunited After 22 Years

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Whatever Happened to Jenny and Shirley

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/bestofnature/update.html

In Memory of Jenny
1969 ~ October 17, 2006

Jenny_Woods The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

http://www.elephants.com/jenny/jennyLast.php

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Shirleys 65th Birthday Party

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The Elephant Sanctuary In Tennessee

http://www.elephants.com/

A little boy wrote a note to Shirley. From the Elephant Sanctuary in Tn.

September 9, 2003
This dear note was sent by a three year old after he met Shirley on our site.

Dear Shirley:
I will give you ice cream on a plate.
I will give you one motorcycle. ONLY ONE!
I will kiss you on your ear.

Love Cyrus

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Elephants Find Paradise in Tennessee

http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/2008/10/elephants-find-paradise-in-tennessee/

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Tags: Jenny and Shirley, Indian Elephants, Circus elephants, Reunion after 22 years,  Elephants sentient  beings,  An Elephant Love Story, The Elephant…

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Top Agribusiness Food Companies Dumping Waste in our Waters

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Top Agribusiness Food Companies Dumping Waste in our Waters

By Elizabeth Renter http://www.nationofchange.org/top-agribusiness-food-companies-dumping-waste-our-waters-1406476247

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Companies like Tyson Foods, Cargill, Inc., and Perdue Farms Inc. dump their garbage—more than 206 million pounds of it—into our water almost every year and leave others to worry about the clean-up. Now, as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a rule to restore the Clean Water Act, these companies are pulling out all the stops to maintain their freedom to dump and pollute, regardless of the toxic outcomes.
Tyson Foods, who primarily produces chicken, sends over 18 million pounds of toxic chemicals into U.S. waterways every single year, according to a new report from Environment America. They account for 9 percent of the nationwide total, and they share their top spot with other similar corporate agribusiness and food producing companies who are sending waste into the Great Lakes, the Chesapeake Bay, Mississippi River, and Puget Sound, among…

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RACOON DOGS: Under the knife

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FUR OUT THE CLOSET:

Despite the name, raccoon dogs are a different species to raccoons found in North America.        racoon dog

Raccoon dogs are indigenous to Asia. They are related to dogs and foxes and therefore belong to the canine (wild dog) species. It is their markings, similar to raccoons, that have influenced their name.

What sort of animal is the raccoon dog?

 ~These social animals live in pairs or small groups. Up to 16 pups can be born in one litter and in nature both parents help raise their young until they become independent. 

~ In their natural environment, raccoon dogs inhabit forests and woodlands nearby water. 

~ As raccoon dogs frequent water habitats, their diet is primarily frogs, fish, rodents, small birds, eggs, insects and spiders.

~ Sadly they are under threat because of the deforestation of their native woodlands and overhunting by humans for raccoon dog meat and fur.

THE FARMING OF ANY ANIMAL FOR HIS/HER FUR IS…

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Animals feel the pain of religious slaughter – science-in-society – 13 October 2009 – New Scientist

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Animals feel the pain of religious slaughter – science-in-society – 13 October 2009 – New Scientist.

Animals feel the pain of religious slaughter

Brain signals have shown that calves appear to feel pain when slaughtered according to Jewish and Muslim religious law (Image: Alex Segre / Rex Features)

Brain signals have shown that calves appear to feel pain when slaughtered according to Jewish and Muslim religious law (Image: Alex Segre / Rex Featu

Brain signals have shown that calves do appear to feel pain when slaughtered according to Jewish and Muslim religious law, strengthening the case for adapting the practices to make them more humane.

“I think our work is the best evidence yet that it’s painful,” says Craig Johnson, who led the study at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Johnson summarised his results last week in London when receiving an award from the UK Humane Slaughter Association. His team also showed that if…

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Biodiversity: Some progress for Mexican gray wolves?

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Feds propose updates to management of Southwest wolves

ko Wolf pups recently born to a New Mexico pack. Photo by USFWS.

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — Rare and beleaguered Mexican gray wolves may get a little more room to roam in the Southwest, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes changes to a recovery plan from the species, including new releases of captive-bred wolves to bolster wild populations.

The new releases could happen in new areas of New Mexico and parts of Arizona where there are no wolf packs yet, and the federal agency’s proposed changes would also allow wolves to roam from the Mexican border to Interstate 40, a much broader region than currently permitted.

Only 83 Mexican wolves live in the wilds of the Southwest, including just five breeding pairs. Scientists have shown that inbreeding caused by a lack of wolf releases to the wild, coupled with too…

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Save the Karongwe Lions

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 PLEASE JOIN THIS FACEBOOK PAGE AND SUPPORT THOSE FIGHTING FOR THE LIVES OF THESE LIONS!!!
This page is set up to let everyone know that the Karongwe Lions are to be hunted. Zero, Maggie and Lisa no longer serve any function and will die at the hands of a hunter. Please show your support and stop this now!

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Say NO to Arctic Drilling

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GarryRogers Nature Conservation

The U.S. government is starting to prepare a five-year program—spanning the years 2017 to 2022—that could open the Arctic Ocean to oil and gas drilling. Stand with us against new oil and gas leasing and protect the animals and people who depend on a clean, healthy Arctic Ocean.

Tell the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to say no to risky Arctic drilling.

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  • Sally Jewell

Source: secure.oceanconservancy.org

GR:  Fossil fuels pollute our air and water.  Overfishing, ocean acidification, and other human activities are already harming marine life.  Let’s stop looking for oil and focus on cleaning up the mess we’ve made.  Please sign the petition.

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Protect Ocean Animals from Plastic Pollution

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Target: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Goal: Save seals, birds and other animals from more than one trillion pieces of plastic released by melting ice *This petition is in collaboration with Care2, thereby allowing all signatures to appear…

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Tiger Day starts an Avaaz petition to close Chinese tiger farms

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“No tiger cub deserves to be born into a life of suffering and eventually be killed for its fur, and other parts used for “chinese magic” or bogus potions.

“China is allowing the sale of captive-bred tiger skins and body parts. They are denying a UN agreement which calls for such trade to be banned. The conditions in these farms are horrible!Images appeared on in our mailbox showing deceased tigers from these camps. Our staff was shocked but decided to publish them. Warning, these images are not for the weak-hearted.

“Something needs to be done! There are just 3200 wild tigers living in the wild and over 5000 held captive in these tiger farms! These creatures deserve a worthy life and we want to give it to them. If we move as one, we can make a change! ”

Source: tigerday.org

GR:  During the past century we lost 97% of…

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Plumber of the Year Awards – Finalists!

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SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR AN ELEPHANT!?! -TRGU MURES ZOO/ROMANIA: HELP NEEDED!

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 PETITION: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/755/337/604/help-to-get-tania-out-of-the-tirgu-mares-zoo/

To Whom It May Concern:
I have just learned of Tania an Asian elephant at the Trgu Mures Zoo
whom is confined alone showing signs of distress due to not having enough space. She is confined to only 90 sq ft with no adequate habitat to fit her needs. It is appalling by the amount of space provided to her. Tania has no where near the amount of space needed whether she is inside or outside, the place is too small for any elephant. Even 10,000 sq ft. is not enough for her.
Due to extreme cold winters in Romania Tania is cooped up for six months at a time, which drives them insane, whether keepers are there or not. This has added acceleration to the deterioration of her feet. No vet can correct this as long as she cannot move, even in the small outside enclosure. Her…

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INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY ~ JULY 29/2014

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Via – International Tiger Day
Our hearts cry.. Awful news.. A recent tiger count by tiger experts confirmed that there are not 3200 tigers in the wild like in 2013, but only 3000 are now left. Please create awareness with us.. Like & Share to create awareness..

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Dog Bites Man – Again And Again

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dog-attackWritten by:  Heather Clemenceau

I believe in an animal Bill of Rights, and I’m opposed to killing dogs based solely on their appearance, but none of that matters to the Pit bull Advocacy Movement. Dog bites have become one of the most emotionally charged issues that divide animal activists. For some time now, I’ve seen the Pitbull Advocacy Movement (PBAM) privileging the rights of dogs over the rights of human beings and their own pets. by accusing people who are skeptical about the aggression of fighting breeds of being “racists,” ”bigots,” and “breed bullies.”

I’ve had a special interest in this subject matter for a few years now. I’m a dog bite victim – the classic “dog bites man” story, In 2008 I was bitten by a molosser breed dog that I had known for two years. The owner was not irresponsible except in not informing me that the dog…

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