Fuji, the First Dolphin with a Prosthetic Fin, Dies (Japan)

The ocean update

A keeper tends to female bottlenose dolphin "Fuji," the first of her kind to receive a prosthetic tail. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS/CORBIS A keeper tends to female bottlenose dolphin “Fuji,” the first of her kind to receive a prosthetic tail. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS/CORBIS

November 5th, 2014. According to staff at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan, Fuji, the first dolphin in the world to receive a prosthetic tail fin, has died of liver disease at an age estimated to be about 45.

In early October, aquarium officials observed Fuji’s appetite decreasing and her swimming patterns becoming unstable. She passed away on November 1.

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This may be the oldest surviving photo of a human

New Report IDs 350,000 Square Miles of Additional Habitat for Wolves in Lower 48, Including Grand Canyon Area Where Wolf Recently Spotted

Wolf Is My Soul

From: Center for Biological Diversity

Obama Administration Prematurely Abandoning Recovery, Despite Ample Room for
Wolves in Southern Rockies, West Coast, Northeast

SAN FRANCISCO— A first-of-its-kind analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity identifies 359,000 square miles of additional habitat for gray wolves in 19 of the lower 48 states that could significantly boost the nation’s 40-year wolf recovery efforts. The study indicates the gray wolf population could be doubled to around 10,000 by expanding recovery into areas researchers have identified as excellent habitat in the Northeast, West Coast and southern Rocky Mountains, as well as the Grand Canyon, an area where a radio-collared wolf was photographed in recent weeks.

Gray wolf habitat map
Map by Curt Bradley, Center for Biological Diversity. This map and wolf photos are available for media use.

The report comes as the Obama administration moves to strip Endangered Species Act protection from gray wolves by the end of…

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The Arctic – We’re More Than Just Cute Pictures of Polar Bears

NWI Act for Arctic

In Northwest Indiana, we have our own fair share of industrial environmental justice issues.

We here at the NWI Act for Arctic campaign sympathize with that fact,

and can, as a result, imagine why someone would ask a question similar to,

“Why should I care about what’s happening ALLLL the way in the Arctic?”

With that said, we give you this flyer:


Here are the links provided on this flyer – more easily clickable – along with our other two social media sites we keep up on:





What are some ideas you all can think of to get people interested in the Arctic’s preservation?

Comment below 🙂

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The Biggest Mistake 99 Percent of All Pet Owners Make

Emilio Cogliani

This article was written by Adam Cecil of PolicyGenius.

You’ve just brought your new pal home for the first time. You remembered the essentials: food and water bowls, a comfy bed, plenty of toys and a toolkit of grooming tools. But over 99 percent of pet owners are forgetting one of the most important products you need for your pet: insurance.


Pet insurance? What’s that?

Pet insurance is easy to understand. Humans have health insurance to cover the costs to treat their aches, pains and illnesses, and pet insurance does the same for their animal companions.

There are two major types of pet insurance: accident plans and comprehensive plans. Accident plans can help cover the silly things your pet does — a swallowed sock or corn cob — or human mistakes, like a car accident. But it doesn’t cover illnesses like cancer, a disease that accounts for over 50…

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Success for Nosey – for Now!

Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog

Photo: PeTA Photo: PeTA

Thank you to all of you who spoke up in Nosey´s favor! Now the pressure needs to be on the owners to let Nosey retire completely.

“After hearing from PETA about the plight of the suffering elephant Nosey, city officials in Decatur, Texas, informed the Family Fun Circus, which was reportedly set to feature Nosey during its scheduled appearance this week in the city, that it would not be allowed to exhibit her! This means an all-out victory in Texas, as all the venues in the state that were planning to host Nosey this week have canceled her appearances.

Thank you to everyone who took action. Because of you, Nosey was spared a week of exhausting and painful circus performances.”

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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LiveSafe: Mobile App to Report Animal Cruelty

Our Compass

(Animals have voices, we just don’t listen to them.)


LiveSafe is designed to help animals by letting you report abuse and neglect right from your phone. Your animal abuse crime tips will immediately alert your local law enforcement when animals are in need of help—and justice. Join forces with ALDF in protecting animals and stopping animal abusers! Here’s how it works.

Install LiveSafe and Connect to ALDF

First, install LiveSafe. If you are using an iPhone or other Apple device, install from iTunes:


If you are using an Android device, install via the Google Play store:


After installing, connect the app to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. When you open the app for the first time you will be asked if you want to “connect with and submit tips to” LiveSafe. Choose “Change”

and type “Animal Legal Defense Fund” in the following prompt.

That’s it! LiveSafe is now…

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Denmark Takes Steps to Ban the Sexual Use of Animals

Giant hog farms are making people sick. Here’s why it’s a civil rights issue.

Giant hog farms are making people sick. Here’s why it’s a civil rights issue..

Hey! Did somebody frack my favorite beer?

Hey! Did somebody frack my favorite beer?.

New Campaign Aims to Make the Fur Industry a Thing of the Past | Care2 Causes

Life or Lunch?

3119753.largeForced to live and die in the most unbearable conditions imaginable, today’s large scale fur industry results in the confinement and slaughter of millions of animals every year.

Spearheading a campaign to #MakeFurHistory, The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA) and The Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) are on a mission to show the reality of the fur industry, and put a stop to a trade that has been exploiting animals for economic gain for more than 400 years in North America.

Gladly joining the duo of non-profits in their fight, LUSH Cosmetics is also backing the campaign and urging consumers to go fur free. #MakeFurHistory is aimed at raising awareness for consumers and the general public of the very real conditions that fur-bearing animals face across the country, as well as encouraging governments to get further involved in regulating the commercial fur…

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