Sometimes sad stories about climate change and people hurting animals for fun can really get to our little animal loving and environment protecting hearts. Celebrities aren’t immune to that feeling either.
Comedian and activist Ricky Gervais had a moment of frustration like that this Friday. It started with a tweet about the ongoing dolphin slaughter in Taiji.
Shortly after, his message continued.
“How will future generations view us? Slaughtering dolphins, torturing bulls to death as entertainment, & wiping out rhinos for fake medicine?”
It wasn’t long until his followers showed him he’s not alone in his frustration by favoriting and sharing his opinion, though. After over one thousand retweets, the usually funny actor thanked his fans for supporting his work and “even more for caring about animals” being…
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Many of us have dealt with the experience of trying to get a child to leave the park or stop playing their game. For some reason, kids know how to throw a tantrum and make us feel awful for pressuring them to stop having fun. Have you ever seen a Husky act like a big baby, too? Check out this video of a husky who just won’t budge from his spot in the park.
The guardian and this dog visit the park every day, and believe it or not, the dog throws a fit every day, as well. He just never wants to leave the nice, grassy park. This pooch is having such a ball that he howls and cries, begging not to have to go home. If you listen closely, it seems like he’s actually speaking English. “Nooo, I don’t wanna goooo momma! Do we have to? Noooooo!…
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I love to make dough balls for snacks as they are easy to make and can be customised. I used whole wheat flour for a healthy version and just used very little olive oil, however plain flour can also be used for more softer version. I was making this for my little princess so tried to fill in her favourite peanut butter and choco chip, it can be customised with your favourite fillings.
This is a great party food or just kids after school snack.
Yields: 10-12 dough balls
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Waiting time: 1hour
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Italian dressing is a combination of dried herbs with a zesty vinegar. This dressing can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerated and use when required. It can be served in pastas and salads.
This salad is a crunchy, sweet and tangy mixes with fruits and veggies. Homemade dressings are always healthy, fresh and can be customised as per the taste.
Benefits of including fruits and veggies in your diet:
For years, researchers have noted a link between eating lots of fruits and vegetables and lower risks of many diseases, particularly cancer. A recent study from the National Cancer Institute suggests that people whose diets are rich in fruits and vegetables may have a lower risk of developing cancers of the head and neck
So try this Italian dressing in any salads of your choice.
Preparation time– 15 minutes
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This video is called common reed (Phragmites australis).
From Duke University in the USA:
Goats better than chemicals for curbing invasive marsh grass
18 hours ago
Herbivores, not herbicides, may be the most effective way to combat the spread of one of the most invasive plants now threatening East Coast salt marshes, a new Duke University-led study finds.
Phragmites australis, or the common reed, is a rapid colonizer that has overrun many coastal wetlands from New England to the Southeast. A non-native perennial, it can form dense stands of grass up to 10 feet high that block valuable shoreline views of the water, kill off native grasses, and alter marsh function.
Land managers traditionally have used chemical herbicides to slow phragmites’ spread but with only limited and temporary success.
Now, field experiments by researchers at Duke and six other U.S. and European universities have identified a more sustainable…
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A fun weekend lies ahead for many families: fall fairs are on in abundance, parents will take their children to the rides, let them have cotton candy, stroll around over the fair grounds, and … see animals being abused? Yes, there are still people who have not heard about the forms of torture used to make animals perform unwillingly in front of humans.
“Nosey the elephant is scheduled to be in Indiana this week, where she will be forced to perform with the Great American Family Circus and give rides at the Kewanna Fall Festival from September 26 through 28, despite the fact that recent video footage shows that she is in pain. Nosey needs you to speak up for her! Please urge festival organizers to cancel Nosey’s appearances immediately and to pledge never to host elephant acts again.”
Please read more and sign the petition here, send it…
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This video says about itself:
“Hope”, a film by Craghoppers featuring Sir David Attenborough
8 April 2014
Produced by Craghoppers and voiced by Sir David Attenborough, Hope was filmed in the Volcanoes National Park 47 years after Dian Fossey began her life’s work in mountain gorilla conservation. Only ruins of Fossey’s original Karisoke Research Centre remain — but we meet the research team in their new home, where 120 people continue Dian’s work.
Never before seen footage goes behind the scenes of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International as they intensely monitor the gorillas, with the help of a dedicated team of trackers and anti poaching patrols — whose job it is to follow the great apes every day, 365 days per…
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The First Amendment is freedom of speech…. and the terrorist use it to inform us how much they hate us!!!
Given that Hamas (spelled with one M) has been designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. State Department for decades, it’s hard to see how a license plate honoring the group could be interpreted as anything but support for radical Islamic terrorism.
The resulting waste water is highly radioactive and contains high levels of heavy metals and salts called halides (bromide, chloride and iodide)
Concerns that fluids from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” are contaminating drinking water abound. Now, scientists are bringing to light another angle that adds to the controversy. A new study, appearing in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, has found that discharge of fracking wastewaters to rivers, even after passage through wastewater treatment plants, could be putting the drinking water supplies of downstream cities at risk.
William A. Mitch, Avner Vengosh and colleagues point out that the disposal of fracking wastewater poses a major challenge for the companies that use the technique, which involves injecting millions of gallons of fluids into shale rock formations to release oil and gas. The resulting wastewater is highly radioactive and contains high levels of heavy metals and salts called halides (bromide, chloride…
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September 26th, 2014. A LARGE pilot whale was seen still swimming in Shetland’s Weisdale Voe on Friday evening more than 24 hours after it was first sighted.
The 20 foot long whale was first seen on Thursday around lunchtime swimming in shallow water in a state of distress.
Local people and wildlife volunteers have been keeping a close eye on the creature, which has already beached several times only to free itself and return to deeper water.
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A new option offered by popular restaurant chain Friendly’s is making vegan eating even easier.
Friendly’s, with over 300 locations along the East Coast and throughout the Midwest, began offering a Gardein veggie burger to its throngs of customers last week.
Animals raised for meat, dairy, and eggs are forced to endure torturous treatment from mutilations without painkillers and cruel confinement to violent slaughter. With restaurants all over the country offering humane vegan alternatives, there’s never been a better or easier to time to make the switch.
Visit ChooseVeg.com today and learn more about adopting a kind vegan diet.