Ginger Loves Troy because he protects her.
Thanks to all of you ~ dear readers and horse lovers ~ Ginger has gone from Number #31 to Number #3 in just 6 days. She still needs your votes to get to Number #1 in the Nutrena Contest.
Please click on this link to vote for Allison/Ginger ~ http://bit.ly/19cVTtv VOTE EVERY 24 HOURS PLEASE.
The Nutrena Contest winning prize is $10,000 ~ and rest assured that Allison Morris and Troy Morris will use the money for rescued horses of other rescues, not only their own. They were out all night last night trying to save starving horses and cows that had been abandoned with no way to get food and were crying out for help.
Here is Ginger’s Story for those of you who have not read it before . Please be sure to vote for Allison/Ginger at this…
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Responding to lawsuits, USFWS acknowledges that state protections are inadequate
By Bob Berwyn
FRISCO — Wild wolves in Wyoming and the western Great Lakes once again are protected under the Endangered Species Act, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a Federal Register notice explaining that Wyoming’s management plan is not adequate to protect the predators.
Of course the agency needed a push from the federal courts to acknowledge the reality of the Wyoming’s anti-wolf policies. Similarly, a federal court also said the agency can’t delist wolves in the western Great Lakes because protections can’t be removed in part of a species’ range when it has not recovered overall.
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Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST
Tracking Liberal Media Bias Since 1996
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Feds fast-track new policy to sidestep Americans’ outrage
A new set of rules soon to be issued by the Obama administration would require faith-based charities to provide abortions to child refugees entering the U.S. without their parents.
Organizations working to help resettle the children contend the rules are a violation of the conscience rights of faith-based groups and a contravention of the rights of parents.
The rules would require charitable organizations, including faith-based groups that help resettle refugee children, to make referrals for emergency contraception or to partner with groups that provide abortions. The groups also have the option of notifying the federal government, which would then make arrangements for abortions.
Failure to follow the rules means the groups would no longer be eligible for federal aid. They must comply no later than June 24.
The new rules are being fast-tracked in what some are calling elusive methods.
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Zimbabwe to Slaughter Elephants to Celebrate President’s Birthday
President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 35 years, celebrated his 91st birthday on Saturday as supporters prepared a party at Victoria Falls at which two elephants are to be slaughtered.
The ritual in his honour involving the slaughter of elephants at the party have drawn fire being described as unethical and disgusting by legitimate local wildlife agencies.
Meanwhile, Tendai Musasa, who heads the Woodlands Conservancy in Victoria Falls, said he donated the elephants for slaughter because “it speaks volumes about how I hold the president in high esteem.”
by Steven Bancarz, Spirit, Science & Metaphysics
The eyes are the windows to the universe, and some would say they are also windows to the soul. We have heard this phrase get passed around before: “The eyes are the windows of the soul”. People usually say this when they can see pain, anger, or some other emotion in somebody else’s eyes, but recent research gives a whole new meaning to this phrase. Eyes not only windows to emotions, they are windows to the soul.
How? The answer has to do with the actual eyeball itself. Everyone has a different structure of lines, dots and colours within the iris of their eye. Some people may have similar eye colour to each other, but the lines and dots on the iris are as unique as a fingerprint.
Although they vary from person to person, there are certain patterns contained within the iris…
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Meat consumption is declining at great rates and with a new USDA dietary guideline around the corner, the ‘death of meat’ could be impending so investors are adjusting their portfolio accordingly.
According to the online investing guide Street Authority, people holding stock in meat producers should beware and consider how the rising number of vegetarians could impact their finances.
“Doctors have been warning about greater cancer and other health risks from eating too much red meat for quite some time, and people finally got the message and have started cutting back,” reads the editorial published at the end of January. “The downward consumption trend could soon accelerate, with major negative implications for the meat industry.”
The Department of Agriculture reports that current meat consumption is 101 pounds, a 15 percent decrease in the last ten years and two thirds of what it once was in the 1970s.
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The bracing freeze that has enveloped so much of the country reminds us of the power of nature and our vulnerability to the extremes of climate. During a time like this, those of us in cold-weather climates bundle up head to toe to go outside, steel ourselves, and rush to get back inside a protected space – a home, a car, or an office building. But also at a time like this, we think about the animals who have only one coat and very limited access, or no access at all, to shelter and heat.
Yesterday, with the cold front gripping the South, including Arkansas, a band of rescuers entered a suspected puppy mill in Warm Springs to remove 46 dogs – most of them Great Pyrenees – and 11 other animals from appalling conditions. Even veteran HSUS staff and volunteers, law enforcement officials, and local rescue groups who participated in…
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By Nathan Winograd
On Monday, the Virginia House of Delegates is going to vote on a bill that will determine whether animals are adopted into homes or are put to death. This is the final vote before it reaches the Governor. SB 1381, which has already passed the Senate, requires shelters in Virginia to be “operated for the purpose of finding permanent adoptive homes and facilitating other lifesaving outcomes for animals”: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+sum+SB1381
In other words, it does what the public already thinks shelters do and what the dictionary says they do. But some don’t. Organizations that simply kill animals would no longer be allowed to do so. And they have the ear of the Virginia Animal Control Association which is lobbying hard against it—and the animals. In addition, it appears PETA has used money people have donated to save animals to hire a professional lobbyist to kill the bill—so they…
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Note to our readers: The last several days have been intense. As newborn foals and very pregnant mares were run, we watched as the UC Davis CAWP (Comprehensive Animal Welfare) team began to try to find a mechanism to monitor humane care. While they were busy trying to figure that out, we immediately engaged the BLM on the ground, district and state and they agreed to call the roundup short of the target goal of 500 wild horses for humane reasons.
The contractor attempted to confront Laura Leigh during a visit to holding. Leigh refused to engage and walked away.
As horses were literally getting ready to be released back to the wild, the County of Eureka filed an IBLA Appeal in concert with trespass rancher Kevin Borba. Borba has an allotment that overlaps…
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February 21st, 2015. A humpback whale spotted off Kona last week has been successfully freed of life-threatening gauge line.
But it wasn’t easy for the rescue team of 11 to catch the 45-feet long marine mammal out in the open ocean.
The entangled whale was first spotted on Feb. 13, heading up the Hamakua coastline 45 miles northwest of Hilo. Due to lack of standby support, the remote location and poor weather and sea conditions, officials could not immediately respond.
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