Tarantulas, mating season and Halloween

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This video says about itself:

31 October 2013

The world’s largest spider, the Goliath tarantula is also a venomous killer that liquefies its prey. Gustavo Hormiga, a biology professor at George Washington University, explains the arachnid’s ferocious hunting strategy—and why there’s no need to fear it unless you’re the size of a mouse.

From eNature Blog in the USA:

Tarantulas Are Out At Halloween, But They’re Not Trick or Treating!

Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014 by eNature

Tarantulas are a group of often hairy and very large arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which approximately 900 species have been found on 6 continents.

Halloween is almost here and lots of folks are thinking about spiders such as tarantulas—as well as bats, ghouls and other scary creatures.

But it turns out that tarantulas have a lot more on their mind this…

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Sign the Petition Against English Badger ‘Cull’

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Captivity Blows

This post is for you!

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(Picture taken by my boyfriend Steven this past August)

As you all know, Blackfish has made a giant impact on people’s opinion of cetaceans in captivity. Since then, more and more people have been looking for information to further their knowledge on what really goes on. Luckily, there are a lot of links if you know where to look that cover not only orcas, but also other whales as well as dolphins in captivity.

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Spain Says Adios to Meat – MFABlog.org

Life or Lunch?

178871920copy-2An article on The Guardian spotlights the growing population of vegetarians and vegans in Spain.

According to the article, “Spanish people have a reputation as diehard meat eaters. But in recent years, as the number of vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Spain has doubled, there are signs of change.” The author continues, “The idea that we should, at the very least, eat less meat is increasingly common in Spain, as in many other parts of Europe.”

The feature also cites an incredibly popular Spanish vegan festival as a sign of the times, bringing in over 5,000 attendees and showcasing foods like muffins, chutneys, and smoothies.

This all comes on the heels of new research revealing that a whopping one in eight British adults now follows a vegetarian or vegan diet, and the historic change in the Indian city of Palitana, which has become the first all-vegetarian city in the…

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Say No To Fracking Under Our Homes.

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

Help protect your home, your health and our countryside, say NO to fracking.

The government are engaged in more covert underhanded schemes, this time they intend to change the law with regard to fracking under our homes without our permission despite the fact that the majority of us would not want this to happen and, given the choice, would deny permission. Again out of the window goes democracy. The government have ignored over 40,000 formal objections.  Never mind what you or I want the government intend to do just as they please and frack under your property.

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It gets worse: As part of the Infrastructure Bill the UK government intend to allow fracking companies to put “any substance” under our homes and property and leave it there.

UK to allow fracking companies to use ‘any substance’ under homes

Proposed amendment in infrastructure bill would make mockery of world class shale…

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T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

Live & Learn

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And don’t miss a full series of terrific penguin gifs here: observation deck

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Winter weather outlook: Forget Polar Vortex, it may be El Niño’s turn

Watch dog totally own weatherman on live TV

When you ride elephants, watch them paint or beg in the street, you are supporting this:

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1234177_739106516116457_73281306_n”Phajaan to Tourist Attraction: Elephant Tourism in Thailand”

PETITION:
http://forcechange.com/…/protect-elephants-from-the-practi…/

Everyone, tourists especially, needs to be educated as to the plight of the Asian elephant. These animals’ spirits are broken through a ritual known as the Phajaan; baby elephants are prematurely ripped away from their mothers. They are then caged, starved, beaten, stabbed, poked and cut as they are kept awake for days without food or water.

Once “broken”, the young elephants are forced into a life of street-begging, trekking (rides), and “entertainment”, eg. circuses, painting, zoos, etc.

Please EDUCATE yourself and others! Do not support this cruelty by feeding a street beggar (baby elephant begging for food), riding on an elephant’s back (trekking) or attending a show.

* Phajaan Ritual (VIDEO): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVckvi_gWVo

* Further INFO/PHOTOS on Phajaan:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

http://www.elemotion.org/elephant-tourism/

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