A first-of-its-kind study by PETA scientists, published in the prestigious Journal of Medical Ethics, has found that the use of animals in experiments has increased by a staggering 73 percent at leading U.S. laboratories in recent years—despite growing public opposition to animal experimentation, mounting evidence that results from animal studies are often not applicable to humans, and the availability of superior non-animal research methods. PETA presented the results of this groundbreaking work at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference earlier this month.
Surprisingly (and unscientifically), the animals most commonly used in laboratories—notably mice, rats, and birds bred for experimentation as well as fish, reptiles, and amphibians—aren’t even defined as “animals” in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the single federal law that governs the treatment of animals in laboratories. As a result, no one actually knows how many are in laboratories because published…
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Did you know that the California drift net fishery for swordfish continues to capture, harm and sometimes even kill sperm whales, sea turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins and sea lions?
Many people in our society often wonder how colossal mistakes such as the 2003 Invasion of Iraq and other world changing blunders have been allowed to occur throughout history. Most Americans foolishly believe that politicians overall care about this country and look at all sides of an issue before taking action. The Iraq War disproved this to the max and now we are seeing the exact same thing when it comes to wolves and the reckless eradication bills currently before Congress.
As I have mentioned before there are currently two very dangerous and disingenuous bills that have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The first bill, H.R. 843, with the fluffy title, “Western Great Lakes Wolf Management Act of 2015,” seeks to permanently strip wolves in the Great Lakes of all Endangered…
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New scientific data shows that cats, long a symbol of mysticism, are able to see things that are invisible to us. Cats apparently see psychedelic stripes on flowers and patterns on the wings of birds that are completely invisible to the human eye. According to this study, cats, dogs, and some other animals are able to see types of light, like UV light, that we don’t see at all. “There are plenty of things that reflect UV radiation, which some sensitive animals are able to see, while we are not,” said Ronald Douglas, professor of biology of the City University of London and co-author of the study. “For example, these may be certain patterns on flowers that show where the nectar is, or traces of urine of an animal. Also, reindeer can and see polar bears as the snow reflects UV radiation, while white fur does not.”
Infrasound and Ultrasound Frequencies
BY BOW BAN
“ Elephants have been observed moving in one direction only to suddenly turn and move in another direction for no apparent reason, when checked against weather reports/ activity, the elephants are heading towards storms, towards water”
Elephants can hear a long way, away, the equivalent of 400 miles away, the distance between London and Edinburgh (Scotland) elephants can hear and produce infrasound too low for the humans’ ear, elephants are in tune with the Earth, just before the tsunami struck the elephants
In Sri-Lanka were behaving erratically, the elephants observed moving inland on their own accord before the tsunami hit, frequencies, vibrations that they can make and hear, Alligators also uses infrasound, for the last 70million years, Dolphins use Ultrasound which is too high for the human ear; it’s above the human hearing range, the Golden Mole, no external ears…
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My favorite one is the three dogs all laying there looking like….. wasn’t me!
I missed the fourth dog laying in the background blending in with the mess…LOL 😀
Plastic micro-pollution adds insult to injury for stressed coral reefs
FRISCO — Widespread micro-plastic pollution may take a toll on the famed Great Barrier Reef, scientists said this week after discovering that coral organisms will ingest the tiny plastic particles.
“Corals are non-selective feeders and our results show that they can consume microplastics when the plastics are present in seawater,” said Dr, Mia Hoogenboom, a researchers with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University.
“If microplastic pollution increases on the Great Barrier Reef, corals could be negatively affected as their tiny stomach-cavities become full of indigestible plastic,” Hoogenboom added.
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Judge Napolitano: ‘People don’t know the danger that is coming’
Fox News Channel senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano says the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate the Internet constitute a major infringement upon freedom of speech, but he believes the new plan will get struck down in court for lack of transparency.
The five members of the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, are scheduled to vote Thursday on a plan to advance Obama’s net neutrality agenda, which also allegedly calls for the Internet to be treated like a utility. Despite the major changes the plan could well involve, lawmakers and the media have been rather quiet about it.
“People don’t know the danger that is coming,” Napolitano said. “The danger that is coming is a gaggle of bureaucrats here – three Democrats and two Republicans, the Republicans will probably dissent – claiming they have the power to regulate the Internet.”
He said Congress…
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Feds look to adopt 322 pages of fresh taxes, regulations
The Internet as it now exists with nominal government bureaucratic oversight has allowed the creation of billion-dollar companies like Google and Facebook and lets consumers even in remote parts of the landscape shop, watch videos and connect with others more or less instantly.
Just about anyone can set up a website, and it’s one of the few places in America where the sky’s the limit. Literally.
That, however, apparently is not good enough for President Obama, since the Federal Communications Commission is planning to adopt some 322 pages of secret rules to govern Web services.
L. Gordon Crovitz at the Wall Street Journal said the so-called “net neutrality” campaign could be called “Obamacare for the Internet,” but that would be “unfair to Obamacare.”
The Internet rules, which have been kept secret, are scheduled to face a vote by the Federal…
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A great-great grandfather of the hippopotamus likely swam from Asia to Africa some 35 million years ago, long before the arrival of the lion, rhino, zebra and giraffe Pictured is a view of one of the fossils that confirmed this. It shows an upper molar of a species known as Epirigenys lokonensis
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015. A great-great grandfather of the hippopotamus likely swam from Asia to Africa some 35 million years ago, long before the arrival of the lion, rhino, zebra and giraffe, researchers said Tuesday.
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On the tip of one my K2 Apache Outlaw skis is a sticker of a skull and crossbones with the shocking statement, “Go Vegan or Die.” That sentiment might seem mean-spirited unless taken as fair warning about the very real health risks associated with eating meat—such as the greatly increased risk of cancer.
Like the anti-smoking campaign slogan, “Quit Smoking or Die,” “Go Vegan or Die” is simply good advice for people seeking longevity. (Stone-age meat-eaters seldom lived past 30, after all.)
There’s also a less-charitable motive for the slogan on the sticker. Anybody who has been the victim of thoughtless mockery from a meat-eater for the selfless act of eschewing animal flesh would be tempted to use the slogan, “Go Vegan or Die,” as would anyone frustrated by the results of their futile attempts to help others see that animal slaughter is cruelty and humans can live quite happily on…
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We have had the following e mail (given in full below) in from our other friends at ‘Anima Mundi’ in the Republic of Macedonia.
Please make sure that you sign their petition at:
… and if you are associated with any animal organisation or campaign group / NGO; then please write a short letter of support as they ask in the info provided in 1) below.
We are pleased to have worked in support of our friends at Anima Mundi in the past relating to several issues; including the dogs being held and murdered at “Vardariste” in Skopje.
Here is a link to all our past work relating to the Republic of Macedonia; including past posts and pictures we have shown about this infamous, terrible facility for animals:
We wish Anima Mundi great success with their petition and we ask people from all over the World…
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Hugh Roberts is a true blogging friend. Not only an extremely generous and warm-hearted soul, Hugh is exceptionally clever about the nuts and bolts side of blogging. When I discovered my posts plagiarized by an Aussie web site a few weeks ago, Hugh immediately offered support, a healthy dose of shared outrage, and then some very practical advice.
Loyal readers and I had a number of good conversations after that episode through the comments, emails, and even some phone calls. It heightened our awareness of how vulnerable our work remains when published online. That is when I invited Hugh to write a guest blog for Forest Garden, giving solid technical support to help all of us with things like watermarks,widgets, disclaimers, and copyrights.
Hugh has come through in fine style, and I hope you will enjoy his guest blog post today:
How To Protect Your Blog
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After a months-long battle with Cushing’s Disease, a retired K-9 officer named Judge was put to sleep last week — but not before 90 police officers could send him off properly.
In a ceremony last Friday, officers with New Jersey’s West Deptford Police Department lined the sidewalk of the St. Francis Veterinary Center, offering one last salute to their brave dog colleague:
“Judge and I had such overwhelming and positive support that day,” West Deptford Police Cpl. Michael Franks, who served with Judge, told ABC News on Monday. “Though Judge was extremely lethargic and could barely walk the days before the ceremony, he was able to bite onto his favorite protective decoy arm sleeve used in training and carry it into the hospital.”
The German Shepherd started working with West Deptford in 2007, ultimately serving for seven years alongside Cpl. Franks, who adopted Judge in 2014 when the…
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The CHDC is releasing 2014 data (to November) from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on horse slaughter including live U.S. imports, live exports to Japan for slaughter, and horsemeat exports by country. Continue reading for our analysis of the data, and what you can do to speak out for the horses.
Horses to Slaughter in Canada
Total number of horses to slaughter in Canada to November 2014 is 61,209, down 6.9% from 65,428 in November 2013.
Overall, the number of horses to slaughter continue to decline since the highest year in 2008 when the number totalled 113,064. That year saw a dramatic increase due to the closure of all U.S. plants in 2007.
The number of imported U.S. horses for slaughter to November 2014 is 37,422, or 61% of all horses slaughtered in Canada to November. …
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A Chilean zoo provides a home for rescued circus animals and locks willing humans in cages to raise awareness about animal cruelty in circuses. Sign this petition to applaud this zoo’s dedication to improving the lives of circus animals.
A pig wrestling event is scheduled to take place, despite the fact that it inflicts physical and emotional stress on the pig. Please sign this petition to end the event.
Cruel coyote-killing contests may soon be banned in New Mexico. Please help thank New Mexico’s government for its efforts to protect coyotes and finally put a stop to these heartless competitions.
Coyotes, cougars, wolves, and a variety of other species have been slaughtered because of a federal program designed to help maintain local agriculture. Help put a stop to these senseless and cruel murders by taking action now.