Cillian Murphy Wants Ireland to Ban Fur Farming | Ecorazzi

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cillian-murphy-592x399Actor Cillian Murphy becomes the latest celebrity to fire off a letter to Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in support of banning fur farming in the country.

Ireland has yet to ban the atrocious act, and Murphy is urging his home country to join the growing list of nations — including Austria, Switzerland, the U.K., and northern Ireland — that have banned the cruel practice of fur farming.

It’s “a shameful, inhumane industry that is simply not compatible with animal welfare,” the “Batman Begins” star wrote in his letter on behalf of PETA.

Minks who are kept on these farms remain in cramped cages for their entire lives. Unable to run or swim or express any natural tendencies, many of these animals often go insane and mutilate themselves.

“A complete ban is the only way to end the misery endured by thousands of animals every year on…

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Picture of the Day: Portrait of an Eagle



Photograph by JAMIE KING
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In this beautiful portrait by Jamie King, we see a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), a bird of prey found in North America.

Did you know that they build the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species? They can be up to 4 m (13 ft) deep, 2.5 m (8.2 ft) wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight. [source]

Additionally, bald eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of “white headed”. The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are about 25 percent larger than males. [source]

The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States of America. The founders of the United…

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Tell U.S. Airline Carriers Not to Fly Shark Fins

Tell U.S. Airline Carriers Not to Fly Shark Fins.