Speak Out For Sea Lions

Exposing the Big Game

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Imagine if you were killed for eating your standard diet? That’s what’s happening to sea lions living below the Bonneville Dam in waters between Oregon and Washington. They are being branded and killed by wildlife officials for eating a negligible number of salmon and steelhead.

But the decline in salmon and steelhead numbers is not caused by the sea lions—it’s caused by humans. It’s just that the sea lions are the ones who pay the price. Please read on…

In less than one week, inexcusable negligence and lack of oversight by the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has resulted in the brutal deaths of three sea lions. The first of last week’s deaths occurred on May 1 when two sea lions were crushed to death after an ODFW trap “malfunctioned.” Nine sea lions “accidentally” became imprisoned in one trap at some point during…

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URGENT HELP NEEDED FROM YOU FELLOW BLOGGERS ~PETITION NEEDED TO CIRCULATED ASAP FOR TIGER (T24) USTAD

Speak Out Against Cruel ‘Pig Wrestling’ at Delaware County, Indiana, Fair! | Action Alerts | Actions | PETA

Speak Out Against Cruel ‘Pig Wrestling’ at Delaware County, Indiana, Fair! | Action Alerts | Actions | PETA.

March Against Monsanto International Protests May 23rd

Doctor says this trick will put you to sleep in 60 seconds

Doctors warn of gel nail polish dangers

Redacted DOE report gives details on MOX boondoogle

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The Savannah River Site, with the unfinished MOX facility in the foreground. In the background is Georgia's Vogtle reactor complex, where two new reactors are under construction. With the likely demise of the MOX project, their power won't be needed at SRS. Photo by High Flyer, special to SRS Watch. The Savannah River Site, with the unfinished MOX facility in the right foreground. In the background is Georgia’s Vogtle nuclear complex, where two reactors are operating and two new reactors are under construction. With the likely demise of the MOX project, their power won’t be needed at SRS. Photo by High Flyer, special to SRS Watch.

For decades, some in the U.S. government backed by a few in the nuclear industry and perhaps more in what I call the “nuclear priesthood”–those who have conducted their careers in the shadows of the nuclear industry and in academic settings where they can promote all things nuclear–have espoused the idea of reprocessing used fuel rods (also known as high-level radioactive waste) and creating MOX (plutonium-based) fuel for use in commercial nuclear reactors.

It’s always been a stupid idea environmentally–reprocessing is perhaps the dirtiest of all nuclear industry processes–and an even stupider idea economically…

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Wildlife Species Decline at Braidwood Nuclear Power Station, Comment by 12 May 11.59 ET

Mining Awareness +

Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Braidwood Nuclear Power Station – Comment by 12 May 11.59 pm Eastern Time.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2; Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement” We encourage you to comment something on this and all dockets. One or two sentences is fine. It can be anonymous. Consider it your right to vote: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NRC-2013-0169
Comment: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2013-0169-0014
Draft Report for comment: http://www.regulations.gov/contentStreamer?documentId=NRC-2013-0169-0015&disposition=attachment&contentType=pdf
Chickadee deformed beak USGS
Chickadee deformed beak USGS
This chickadee is not from Braidwood. However, this Environmental Impact Statement does not examine the health of wildlife, nor the amounts of radionuclides in their tissues, but only species diversity, and sometimes abundance. In some instances there has been no followup since the Braidwood Nuclear Power Station opened. Braidwood is an old coal mining area. So, it wasn’t pristine wilderness before the reactor. Even so, the numbers and diversity of wildlife have tended to decline…

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Protect America’s Public Lands

StumpsThe people’s voice should always be present at the table when projects that affect our public forest lands are considered. Because clear cutting is conducted at the taxpayer’s expense, we can legally demand: No taxation without representation. Call for better representation of citizen interests.

via Protect America’s Public Lands.

Praise Construction of Wildlife Crossings Along Busy Highway

Hundreds of wild animals have died trying to cross a busy highway to reach a river for watering and feeding. Praise a progressive project to build wildlife crossings along the highway, protecting both motorists and wildlife.

via Praise Construction of Wildlife Crossings Along Busy Highway.

Bryde’s whales protection considered with Gulf of Mexico oil drilling (USA)

The ocean update

A Bryde’s whale and seagulls feast on anchovies. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA A Bryde’s whale and seagulls feast on anchovies. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Monday, May 11h, 2015. U.S. regulators say a unique species of baleen whales in the Gulf of Mexico may be threatened with extinction and could get special protection.

In April, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced it was looking at granting endangered or threatened status to the small population of Bryde’s whales (pronounced Bru-dihs whales) that live in the DeSoto Canyon region, a deep-water area 50 miles (80 kilometres) east of the BP’s catastrophic oil spill five years ago.

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Army veteran smashes window of hot car to save dog, gets arrested

Hundreds of Snow Geese illegally killed in Berks County

Take action for endangered species

Take action for endangered species.

Bob Barker in PETA Video: ‘Stop Experimenting On Baby Monkeys’ | Ecorazzi

Life or Lunch?

bob-barker-592x399Animal advocate Bob Barker is calling on Congress to end the National Institute of Health’s cruel experiments on baby monkeys.

The former “The Price is Right” host stars in a recent PETA video that will be sent to every Congress member as they deliberate the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) budget bill for next year.

“I want to let you know about a National Institute of Health laboratory that is spending millions of taxpayers’ dollars each year to terrorize baby monkeys in outrageously cruel and archaic experiments,” he says.  “At this government facility in Maryland, hundreds of baby monkeys are torn from their mothers to be caused a life of depression, stress and psychological trauma.”

Worse still, these senseless, horrifying experiments have never led to the development of treatments for human mental illness, but, yet, they’ve continued for more than 30 years, costing taxpayers more than $30 million in just the…

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The grass IS greener in Hollywood: Aerial photos expose how stars are wasting water to keep their gardens lush despite state’s worst drought in history