Dollars and Dogs: Film Explores Role of Money and Politics in Puppy Mills

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In "Dog By Dog," filmmaker Chris Grimes, turns his lens on commercial breeders, politicians and advocates - and at least one journalist to probe the question of how puppy mills continue to thrive despite overwhelming public opposition. (dogbydogdocumentary.com) In “Dog By Dog,” filmmaker Chris Grimes, turns his lens on commercial breeders, politicians and advocates – and at least one journalist to probe the question of how puppy mills continue to thrive despite overwhelming public opposition. (dogbydogdocumentary.com)

In a new documentary, set to be released this year, a Chicago filmmaker explores the role of money and politics in creating and supporting the nation’s puppy mill industry and thwarting efforts to improve conditions for thousands of breeding dogs who spend their lives in misery.

In “Dog By Dog,” filmmaker Chris Grimes, turns his lens on commercial breeders, politicians and advocates – and at least one journalist to probe the question of how puppy mills continue to thrive despite…

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Taking Aim at Utah’s Coal Polluters

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Last week, WildEarth Guardians joined the Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finally clean up the Bonanza coal-fired power plant in northeastern Utah.  This latest volley comes on the heels of ongoing efforts to hold the power plant’s owner, Deseret Power Co-op, accountable after years of violating the Clean Air Act.

The Bonanza power plant is one of the last remaining coal-fired power plants in the American West to be retrofitted with up-to-date pollution controls.  Located in the Uinta Basin of northeastern Utah, a region struggling with smog and other pollution, the plant is hammering local communities with foul emissions.  It’s also choking iconic landscapes with its haze, including nearby Dinosaur National Monument.  Not surprisingly, even the National Park Service has called out the Environmental Protection Agency for not doing more to clean up the plant.

Our…

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The secret GMO war: double agents, betrayal, greed?

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We need to understand the distinction between two kinds of labeling

The secret GMO war: double agents, betrayal, greed?Source: Jon Rappoport | Infowars.com  

I’ll start at an odd place, a seemingly innocuous place. Bear with me:

We need to understand the distinction between two kinds of labeling.

Voluntary labeling=“I own this health-food store, and I’m doing my best to sell you non-GMO products. All such products will carry a seal that says ‘Non-GMO’.”

Mandatory labeling=“Vermont has decided that all food products sold in the state which contain GMOs must be labeled as such—‘this product contains GMOs’.”

Two very different types of labels. They contain different information.

Also, one type is voluntary, and the other becomes mandatory after passage of a vote, in a legislature or through a ballot measure.

So what?

Well, let me put it to you this way. What would happen to Whole Foods’ program of voluntary GMO labeling if there were mandatory labeling…

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New petition for Bart the Miracle Cat, investigate Dusty Albritton´s donation fund on gofundme

Please wait for next action,several other animal petitions including one for stronger prosecution against dog fighting ~ Thank You

Vegan Lynx

Sign the petition here.

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36 Baby Elephants Kidnapped from Mothers to be SOLD TO CIRCUSES AND ZOOS in Zimbabwe!!!

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This news just broke my heart today.  It seems that 36 baby elephants, aged 2.5 to 5 years, were ripped away from their mothers in the Hwange National Park for sale to private zoos and circuses abroad.  I can’t think of anything more traumatic and horrifying for those little creatures (and their mothers), except maybe witnessing the murder of their mothers by poachers, which occurs with wonton abandon in Zimbabwe.

To wit:

https://gettingonmysoapbox.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/91-elephants-poisoned-at-watering-hole-by-poachers-in-zimbabwe/

In the words of Rainforest Rescue:

Their chances of survival without their mothers are very slim.

Please sign and share this petition.

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/981/zimbabwe-stop-trafficking-in-baby-elephants#sr=rdr&md=newsletter&ct=html&cn=petition-981

Also, write to the Zimbabwe Embassy in Washington, D.C.

info33@zimbabwe-embassy.us

Hell, I even wrote to the government minister that this petition is addressed to, via his LinkedIn Profile:

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/saviour-kasukuwere/50/a54/18b

I also wrote on his Facebook wall:

https://www.facebook.com/kasukuwere

Shit, why not on Twitter too:

https://twitter.com/Hon_Kasukuwere

I’m fucking hopping mad, angry, sickened, saddened and…

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Calling All Artists!

Fight for Rhinos

Are you a talented, serious artist?

Do you want to save rhinos?

Introducing the perfect opportunity: Art for Rhinos

karenmoorhouse 2 by Karen Moorhouse

Fight for Rhinos can’t help but notice the talented, sometimes whimsical, sometimes poignant pieces of African art out there!  At the same time, we receive a steady stream of “How can I help?” questions.

Monetary donations are ALWAYS appreciated and put directly to use! But for those of you for whom money doesn’t come easy, but art does, we are asking for your original art pieces as a donation.

*Anything original (no reprints please) involving rhinos or Africa, including landscaping, wildlife, people.

*Send us an email at fightforrhinos@gmail.com with a photo of your art

*We will send you a release form

*Send us the art, along with your bio and what you’d like included in it, along with a suggested selling price.

*Once sold, we’ll send you a receipt…

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By Nancy Posted in Uncategorized Tagged

Bad News (For The) Bears?

Brain Scan.. Not as pretty as my artwork…

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

Dearest friends, fans, FAMILY!
Please reblog, share, tweet, FB, you name it!

Over the years it has been my freehand spray paint artwork that many of you are accustomed to seeing.  There will be more but for now, there is this.  My wife and I are working hard on keeping you up to date.  We are blown away by the more than 60K followers who show there support to us daily on the blog and other social media platforms!

So, here is a scan of my brain and the Tumor is circled. Its bigger than first thought.  On the 9th I have one more MRI w/ spectroscopy to determine the rate of growth and cell types.  Then it gets really hairy.

Ray Brain

I am doing the best I can to be in good spirits and will continue to strive! It really helps knowing I have touched so many people with my artwork…

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Dog chained her whole life, living in horrific conditions – FREED!

IN MEMORY OF VUČKO

10952564_10205601380531181_1306296589823638500_nA few days ago Mia Ožegović made a post on Facebook about a dog her friend had discovered living in the yard of a house in the city centre of Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. The dog was chained by a 1 metre rusted chain and living in horrific squalor. It was clear the chain never came off… and most likely the poor dog lived on the end of it 24 hours a day, day in, day out for all of her young life. She’s a purebred Belgian Shepherd (malinois) female, probably about 2 years old.

Mia wrote: “Around her “doggie house” you can see mud, stale bread ….and more mud and faeces and junk of all kind ….
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As this is Bosnia, Mia and her rescuer friends knew that calling the authorities would have no effect. They tried for two nights to release the dog, but their pliers were poor and couldn’t cut any part of the…

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Family plans son’s 9th birthday like it’s his last, hopes strangers can help grant his only wish

A Police K-9 Dog Died Yesterday. This is his Caretaker/Partner/Best Friend Saying Goodbye one Last Time.

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A photo of K9 Police Dog ‘Solo’ and his partner, Staff Sgt. Carlos Dipuma.

A photo of 'Solo' and his partner, Staff Sgt. Carlos Dipuma

The memorial service included a photo montage of Solo and his partner, Staff Sgt. Carlos Dipuma, as well as a moment of silence for the K-9 officer so many had grown to love.

Then many in the multi-purpose building at Farris Park sniffled as Solo’s last radio call went out.

“Attention all units, be advised that Solo does not respond. K-9 Solo is now deceased and will be laid to rest February 2, 2015,” the dispatcher said.

With that last call came a finality for so many Monday morning: the dog they trusted with their lives was gone.

“I’m gonna miss Solo. I’ve cried so many tears these last couple of days,” Dipuma said. “It’s been hard.”

On Friday, Solo was diagnosed with terminal cancer, two tumors pressing on his heart and spleen. On Monday morning…

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Serbia: Little Švrća Is Just 2 Months Old; But Undergoing Veterinary Treatment For His Sickness.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

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Švrća was found on the streets in Serbia in a terrible state.

At only 2 months old he has not known what the comforts of a home and family are.

He has several spots with no hair compounded with wounds.

He was taken immediately to a vet for examination. Švrća has demodex, poor blood results and he has a temperature. Although it is not yet known what other infections he is fighting off, his treatment will last for at least 2 months.

As a result he will needs to stay in vet clinic during the therapy which makes it expensive.

Švrća needs help urgently.

To donate and help with his medical costs, please click on the following:

http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/starving-puppy-svrca-with-demodex-urgent-need-help/303407#supporters

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The money required is not a great deal to help this little guy get better.

If everyone gave just a few Euros we would reach the target overnight.  

We…

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Serbia: 8/2/15 – News From Felix Shelter About Fiona – She Is Doing Just Fine !

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Above – Fiona now after the surgery

Below – immediately after her paw had to be amputated.

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Fiona’s doing great, even though she’s a tripod kitty now 🙂 Before it started snowing, she was cheerfully hopping through the yard, scratching cat posts and having fun as if nothing had changed, but now that everything’s white, cold and wet outside, she’s spending most of her time indoors.

A huge thank you to all of you who contributed towards the costs of her surgery and post operative care, thus enabling this beautiful girl to enjoy life again!

http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/help-the-feline-residents-of-cat-shelter-felix/161828

winter has come 2015

Yet another snowstorm has hit us yesterday. It’s a heavy, wet snow that never stays around for a long time because it’s just not cold enough.

Although the actual outside temperature is around 0 degrees Celsius, the “feels like” temperature is much lower. The stinging wind that brought us the snow chills you right…

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On Morality: Are Human Animals Superior To Nonhuman Animals?

The Legacy Of Pythagoras

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In my opinion, the most fundamental problem in AR debates right now is the fact that we are not continuously addressing the myth that humans are morally superior to nonhumans. This idea needs to be eradicated before any truly revolutionary thinking about Animal Rights can begin on the part of morally confused humans. This idea is so ingrained that it’s completely invisible to almost everyone, and it’s the underlying structure for all irrational, harmful moral double-standards regarding human-nonhuman interaction. There is no speciesism without Human Supremacy.

The single most overlooked, and at the same time most foundational error in logic whenever anyone tries to justify human animals exploiting nonhuman animals is the irrational idea that humans in general are morally superior to nonhumans. This idea can be easily disproved, and yet most people do not even question it. It is assumed to be indisputable when it’s not based on, as some would…

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Just us; Only us

eBayism School of Thought

Dear reader, would you spare me your time? I have confessions to make, and if I do not make them, I’m afraid, I may not be able to sleep for years; and trust me, I may not be able to die. In all my human life, I have lived in dreams; dined in dreams, dreamt in dreams and wallowed in dreams, but when I was shown to the brutality of this world, I got jolted out of sleep by the reality. All my life, I have hated the religious clerics and battled the oracles. I have blamed all disasters on God. I have blamed Him for allowing devil to plague our lives and settlements with ills, corruption and war. But here I am, after passing through these ills myself, have discovered, it is not devil who abducts our children; it is not devil who is capable but deliberately shuns rescuing…

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By Nancy Posted in Uncategorized Tagged

Desperate Prayer

Why killing wolves will make no difference to caribou recovery

Exposing the Big Game

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Just like British Columbia, wolves in ‪#‎Alberta‬ are also in the firing line as the scapegoat for dwindling caribou populations.

Please sign/share this petition http://bit.ly/1Hndkqh
via Raincoast Conservation Foundation for Alberta wolves

Please sign/share this petition http://chn.ge/1y7up1m
via Pacific Wild for BCwolves

The full story of the caribou situation and why killing wolves will make no difference to caribou recovery: http://bit.ly/1Ln71CL

‪#‎saveBCwolves

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Why You Should Care About the World’s Most Threatened Group of Animals – Frogs | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

Green_Frog_HD_wallpaper-1280x800-1200x750Imagine walking through a forest trail with sunlight warmly beaming through the trees onto your skin. You take a moment to breathe in the serenity, listening to only the rustle of leaves through the light breeze and a faint peeping melody pleasantly ringing into your ears. You close your eyes and smile … just as something wet and slimy springs onto your leg. You look down and see a little frog (What did you think that peeping noise was?).

Now, should you A. Run and scream, B. Slap the creature off your leg and apathetically continue with your walk, or C. Gently place the little guy back on his way and say, “Hey, thanks little buddy for all you’ve done for me and my species?”

The correct answer is C. Frogs are more valuable to you and the environment than you may have ever guessed. They, along with other amphibians…

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Rescue River from his abusers!