Homeless Dog Leads People to 10 Sick Puppies and Mom

Emilio Cogliani

A homeless dog is now a hero — literally, as he has been renamed with this fitting moniker after using his bark persistently to lead individuals walking by to an exhausted mother and her 10 newborn, sick puppies.

Maria Tarashevsce, an animal rescuer, witnessed the heroic actions. “When I got there in the evening, Hero was barking really loudly,” she said. “And it wasn’t just a regular bark. He just wouldn’t stop and it sounded like he was in distress of some sort.”

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Tarashevsce was with a dog behaviorist, John Miller, who said they needed to follow Hero. As they followed, Hero kept moving further and further along, leading the two somewhere unknown. “He led us right to the puppies. He led us to a creek by the woods. And we heard little yelping of the puppies, so this is how we found them.”

For anyone worried, all the puppies…

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America to lose one-third of its fresh produce when California runs out of water

The Citizen Media

(NaturalNews) As Michael Snyder points out in a timely article at The Economic Collapse Blog, California is rapidly reverting back to the desert it was once.

Awareness of this is only now beginning to spread, but almost no one truly grasps the implications of what losing California’s Central Valley agricultural output means to grocery shoppers.

Almost no one realizes, for example, that one-third of all the produce grown in the United States comes out of California’s Central Valley. As the NYT explains:

Unlike the Midwest, which concentrates (devastatingly) on corn and soybeans, more than 230 crops are grown in the valley… melons, lettuce, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, chard, collards, prickly pears, almonds, pistachios, grapes and more tomatoes than anyone could conceive of in one place. (The valley is the largest supplier of canned tomatoes in the world too.)

That same article also mentions that 85% of the carrots consumed…

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Vegetarian Calculator Says Average Person Eats 7,000 Animals in a Lifetime | Ecorazzi

Life or Lunch?

shutterstock_145556914While attempts to limit the consumption of meat often have to do with championing animal welfare and promoting health benefits, one group is going a different way. If numbers appeal to you, a group called the Vegetarian Calculator could sway your eating habits.

That’s because their website offerings quantifiable information with regards to how much meat the average person consumes over a lifetime of eating animals. According to the site, on average a person eats some 7,000 animals over the course of a lifetime.

The site break it down further: that’s about 11 cows, 27 pigs, 30 sheep, 80 turkeys, 2,400 chickens, and 4,500 fish.

Conversely, the website allows you to input the number of months or years you’ve been a vegetarian to calculate how many animals you’ve ‘saved,’ while also reporting on the sheer pounds of meat you didn’t eat as well as the pounds of CO2 not released…

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