Urgent Action: Stop Gadhimai festival Slaughter

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

‘This inhumane event is not part of the mainstream Hindu faith.
‘It is little more than a bloodlust which allows people to revel in the gory deaths of thousands of terrified creatures.’
Joanna Lumley

Nepal_gadhimai_full_5 “Beheading is no easy task and it has been reported that it often takes several attempts to behead the buffalo. Some reports state that buffalo are brought to the ground first by cutting the tendons in their legs. Furthermore, in this festival setting, with thousands of unfamiliar animals penned in together, they will experience huge levels of stress and fear, not least when other buffalo are slaughtered all around them.” CWF

This is my second post concerning this horrific slaughter of half a million helpless animals which is due to take place in Nepal on November 28th and 29th. You can read this first entry here:
http://rantingsfromavirtualsoapbox.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/stop-the-gadhimai-festival/ – Please note it would be better to take the…

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Polar bear habitat update – Sea ice starting to form on Hudson Bay

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Is that ice I see forming along the shore of Hudson Bay, just in time for Hallowe’en? Not enough to resume hunting but a sign that freeze-up can’t be too far off. See the ice map below and this photo posted at PolarBearAlley confirming the presence of slushy ice on the shore near Churchill.

Sea ice extent Canada 2014 Oct 31 CIS

[Map above from Canadian Ice Service updated daily, click to enlarge]


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Dead-on average ice cover in Foxe Basin this week, as it was back in 1980, see below. But look at how variable the ice has been, for the same date, since 1968! Click on graphs below to enlarge.

Hudson Bay Foxe Basin sea ice same week at Oct 29 1971_2014

What does this suggest about what’s to come? Back in 1980, by November 12 (just two weeks later), the ice in Foxe Basin was above average.

Hudson Bay Foxe Basin sea ice same week at Nov 12 1971_2013 with average

Can that tell us anything about when we can expect freeze-up this year on Hudson Bay to the south? Back in…

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Teach Your Children Well

Exposing the Big Game

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A PETITION TO TEACH CHILDREN RIGHT—HAVING A CHILD READ ABOUT “BAMBI”, and then teaching them to kill animals, or partake in what others kill, is a destructive to their psyches and their bodies….please, sign and share below, to say we must teach ANIMAL RIGHTS IN SCHOOLS…this is the only way, to ensure a kinder and GENTLER WORLD….thanks, Animal Freedom Fighters…

http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/animalrightsinschool

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WATCH: Colbert Takes on the NRA’s Opposition to Pet Eating Ban | Ecorazzi

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colbert-592x399Thanks to the NRA people in Pennsylvania can eat their pets. No, seriously.

Stephen Colbert tackled the subject in his show on Tuesday explaining how exactly that came to be.

As it turns out, it started when local butcher shops started selling dog and cat meat and people realized there wasn’t a law prohibiting that from happening. Legislators then quickly put together House Bill 1750 that outlawed eating of household pets.

The bill, however was opposed by the NRA and never got voted on. The reason was that when the bill proceeded to the senate, a ban on live pigeon shoots was tacked on to the bill.

“According to the NRA website, banning the shooting of captive pigeons might ‘begin a slide down a slippery slope and ‘the next stop will be regulated shooting grounds,’”, said Colbert. “The dogs and cats must die in order that the pigeons may…

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