Doublespeak from Canadian Food Inspection Agency on allowing slaughterhouses to shoot horses

Straight from the Horse's Heart

SOURCE:  Canadian Horse Defence Coalition

This story is from our friends working across the Canadian border, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC).  While the Canadian Food Inspection Agency claims to “discourage” firearms use in horse slaughter, it ALLOWS it.

When the first shot fails to render the horse unconscious, there is too long a span before the next shot is fired.  I never witnessed anyone checking to ensure the horse was unconscious before being dumped out of the kill-box, which may lead to the horse being shackled, hung, and bled while still conscious.”  – Mary Richardson, DVM

SOURCE:  Canadian Horse Defence Coalition blog

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) discourages use of firearms in horse slaughter but allows plants to use them

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Hillside Horse Slaughterhouse Prosecution Petition

Seventh Generation: Clean Up Your MESS!

Vegan Lynx

Sign the petition here.

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Urge Maryland Renaissance Festival to Cancel Elephant and Camel Rides! | Action Alerts | Actions | PETA

Nosey_Rides

Urge Maryland Renaissance Festival to Cancel Elephant and Camel Rides! | Action Alerts | Actions | PETA.

It’s More Dangerous Than Ever to be an Environmentalist. Here’s Why.

Compassion For All

“Between 2002 and 2013, at least 908 people were killed because of their environmental advocacy…” ~ http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/violence-murder-against-environmentalists/7749/

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Plutonium contamination at Fukushima becomes ever more alarming

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exclamation-‘Increasing alarm’ at Fukushima: Trenches filled with thousands of tons of plutonium contaminated liquid leaking into ocean — ‘Biggest risk’ at plant — ‘Exceptionally difficult’ problem — ‘Constant flow’ in and out of trenches — ‘Racing to stop’ more from coming in (PHOTOhttp://enenews.com/japan-officials-increasingly-alarmed-thousands-tons-plutonium-contaminated-liquid-fukushima-trenches-leaking-ocean-biggest-risk-plant-exceptionally-difficult-problem?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29

Wall St. Journal, Aug 7, 2014(emphasis added): [Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority] said [Tepco] needs to get its priorities straight when it comes to work to decommission […] Fukushima Daiichi […] “The biggest risk is the trench water. Until that matter is addressed, it will be difficult to proceed with other decommissioning work,” [Tanaka] said on Wednesday at his weekly news conference. “It appears that they are getting off track,” he told reporters. Tepco has been trying to remove some 11,000 metric tons of water that contains dangerous radioactive materials such as uranium and plutonium from a trench that runs from…

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By Nancy Posted in Uncategorized

Promoting the Vegetarian Lifestyle

Living With Insects Blog

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The lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum is associated with deer populations in the Southeastern US. By the middle of the 20th century, deer populations had been hunted almost to extinction in some areas. Subsequent efforts to protect the deer population by restrictions on hunting were completely successful to the point where deer can be pests of suburban landscapes. Populations of ticks associated with deer, including the Lone Star Tick, Amblyomma americanum have expanded as the deer population expanded. Diseases associated with ticks that feed on humans in addition to deer have also expanded.

When ticks and other arthropods feed on blood, they inject saliva into the feeding site. Saliva contains proteins that can trigger a response from the immune system. It is the immune response that creates the red area around a bite.  The antibodies produced by individuals vary, causing individual response to vary.   It…

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Even the Gorillas and Bears in Our Zoos Are Hooked on Prozac

Stop Making Sense

Laurel Braitman, author of Animal Madness, featured excerpts from her book in Wired:

Excerpted from Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves‘One of the first nonhumans to be given psychopharmaceuticals as a patient (and not as a test subject) was a western lowland gorilla named Willie B., who was famous in Atlanta, Georgia. He was captured in Congo as an infant in the 1960s and sent to Zoo Atlanta, where he lived for 39 years, 27 of them alone in an indoor cage with a tire swing and a television. According to Mel Richardson, who was working as a veterinarian at Zoo Atlanta at the time, Willie broke a glass window in his enclosure in the winter of 1970–71 and had to be transferred to a much smaller cage for six months while the glass was replaced with heavy metal bars.

“He weighed around 400 pounds, and the cage was way too small for him,” said Mel. “If he stood…

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By Nancy Posted in Zoos Tagged

Intersex Fish Showing Up in Pennsylvania Rivers

Stop Making Sense

Megan Gannon reports for Live Science:

A smallmouth bass‘Scientists found intersex fish in three river basins in Pennsylvania, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals from human activity.

Male smallmouth bass with female characteristics — namely, immature egg cells in their testes — were discovered in the drainage areas of the Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio rivers, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Such abnormalities are linked to estrogen-mimicking chemicals, which likely got into rivers and streams from agricultural runoff and human waste, the researchers said.’

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EPA to study pesticide impacts to endangered species

Summit County Citizens Voice

f How do pesticides affect wildlife? We’ll know more after a court-ordered environmental study.

Legal settlement requires agency to analyze effects of 5 common pesticides

Staff Report

FRISCO — Under legal pressure from conservation advocates, the EPA last week agreed to take a hard look at how five commonly used pesticides affect endangered animals across the U.S.

One of the pesticides is carbaryl, commonly used in massive quantities in Colorado to try and protect trees from bark beetles. The other pesticides to be reviewed are chlorpyrifos, diazinon, malathion and methomyl. All have all been found to be toxic to wildlife and may pose a health risk to humans.

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One more good reason to avoid processed dairy: it shockingly contains hidden MSG

Neuroprotective dietary supplements for chronic spinal cord injury – (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, and curcumin

ClinicalNews.Org

Charlottesville, VA (June 26, 2012). Researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at UCLA have found that a diet enriched with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, and curcumin, a component of the Indian spice turmeric, can protect the injured spinal cord and minimize the clinical and biochemical effects of spinal cord myelopathy in rats. This finding is fleshed out in the article “Dietary therapy to promote neuroprotection in chronic spinal cord injury. Laboratory investigation,” by Langston Holly, M.D., and colleagues, published today online in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. DHA reduces inflammation and provides structural material to plasma membranes. Curcumin produces strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Both agents are safe to use and have been documented to have positive effects on the injured brain. Thus the researchers hypothesized that the combined effects of DHA…

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Help stop the wolf and predator killing spree!

Exposing the Big Game

From Defenders.org:

A multi-year competitive killing derby has just been proposed by a “hunters’ rights” group in Idaho. 

If approved, this will be the second wolf-killing competition held in Idaho – and no predator will be safe!

If you care about wolves and other predators, please take a moment to tell the BLM to deny this outrageous request to conduct an organized predator killing derby.

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A “hunters’ rights” organization has formally requested a federal permit to hold a multi-year predator-killing derby in Idaho — on national public lands!

If approved, this will be the second competitive wolf-killing competition held in Idaho – and no predator will be safe!

If you care about wolves and other predators as much as I do, please help by telling the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the Department of the Interior to deny the request to conduct this organized killing spree.

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USA: NYC Carriage Horse Latest – Unbelievable! – Carriage Drivers Behaving Outrageously! Illegally! Abusively! – Image Link Below.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

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Above – A carriage driver ‘parks his horse’ over a steaming manhole cover !!!

See very many more images via the link provided below.

 

NYC: These have got to be seen!!!!!!

A picture is worth 1,000 words!

Unbelievable! – Carriage Drivers Behaving Outrageously!  Illegally! Abusively!

PLEASE FORWARD, TWEET AND SHARE.

An excellent collection of images showing what happens in NYC each day… 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/banhorsedrawncarriages/nyc-carriage-drivers-behaving-badly-v3sf

Elizabeth Forel / President

Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages   Horses Without Carriages International

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BanHDCarriages – Twitter

 

you can’t defeat an idea whose time has come 

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An Elmer’s Code of Ethics

Exposing the Big Game

Fudd

If an animal lives,

kill it.

If it gets away,

hunt it down and kill it.

If it learns to adapt to humans,

hate it and kill it year ‘round.

If it becomes endangered,

kill its mother and put it in a zoo.

If an animal proves intelligent,

respect it then kill it.

If you think it dumb,

kill it and eat it.

If it simply is,

kill it because it’s there.

If anyone’s watching,

Just call it “conservation.”

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Serbia: **URGENT ACTION 9/8/14** – Illegal Action by Local Police Takes Baby Deer From Carer and Hands It To Hunters Who May Kill It Or Let It Die. Telephone Police Director and Insist That Baby Deer Is Rescued and Returned To Its Proper Owner, Mrs. Mitic; Who Will Ensure It Has Proper Food and Care.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

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We have a very urgent request to save the life of a baby deer

from Illegal Police Action and Serbian hunters.

It is especially important that Serbian campaigners telephone the police about this and request that action is taken to return the deer to Mrs Dragana Mitic.

Police telephone numbers and e mails are:

Minister of Police  011 314-83-64; 011 314-83-65; факс 011 314-85-35

E-mail: nebojsa.stefanovic@mup.gov.rs

and of Director of Serbian police. 011 313-96-58; 011 313-96-57;

факс 011 313-98-87

E-mail: milorad.veljovic@mup.gov.rs, dp@mup.gov.rs

Ministar                                                                                                                                         

            Nebojša Stefanović

           

            Phone : 011 314-83-64; 011 314-83-65; faks 011 314-85-35

            E-mail: nebojsa.stefanovic@mup.gov.rs

ŠefaKabineta                                                                                                                             

Ivan Ristić

Phone : 011 314-83-61; faks 011 314-83-58

E-mail: ivan.ristic@mup.gov.rs

Direktor policije                                                                                                              _____

            Milorad Veljović

           

            Phone : 011 313-96-58; 011 313-96-57; faks 011 313-98-87

            E-mail:milorad.veljovic@mup.gov.rs, dp@mup.gov.rs

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These Three Girls Inspired a New Animal Protection Law

Kindness Blog

Three girls from Illinois were the force behind a new law that increases penalties for animal abusers. 

Brooke Martin, Claire Hackmann and Maddie O’Dell

Brooke Martin, Claire Hackmann and Maddie O’Dell became animal welfare activists after reading a book about two kids who rescued a puppy from a puppy mill, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The three third-graders contacted their state representative, gave a school presentation and collected signatures from other students and community members. Finally, they testified before the Illinois House Agriculture and Conservation Committee.

The bill passed both houses in May, and Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bill on Saturday at the no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago. The law raises the fine for a first violation of the Animal Welfare Act from $200 to $500 and a second violation from $500 to $1,000. A third violation now results in a $2,500 fine plus probationary status, all effective immediately.

Source: Daily Herald via The Daily Saint

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Do you believe this?

Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic-Vote Our Wildlife

Subject: Wisconsin Church Promotes Animal Abuse Event Aug. 10 – please sign the petition against it by clicking here.

Contact information to call or email the event coordinator and St. Patrick Parish are below the article. Please help stop this. Wisconsin is becoming world renowned for animal abuse – both farm animals and wildlife. Please not only sign but network to your email lists and social networking sites.

HORTONVILLE, Wis. – St. Patrick’s Parish in Hortonville, Wisconsin plans to host an event this weekend in which pigs are punched in the face, kicked, body-slammed, jumped on, yelled at and thrown into a bucket. To see the announcement, click here.

This illegal animal fighting event is in violation of Wisconsin Chapter 951, titled “Crimes Against Animals”, which outlaws cockfighting, dogfighting, and any other similar fighting between animals or animals and humans.

In addition, being a spectator of such an event is also…

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