IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES

Don’t Allow Historic Jamestown to be Sacrificed for a Large-Scale Energy Corridor!

Don’t Allow Historic Jamestown to be Sacrificed for a Large-Scale Energy Corridor!.

Ricky Gervais Urges End to Yulin Dog Meat Festival | Ecorazzi

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ricky-gervais-592x398Ricky Gervais is supporting the Humane Society International Rescue’s attempt to shut down China’s cruel dog and cat meat trade, including the infamous Yulin dog meat festival.

Despite officials denying that the Yulin dog meat festival will happen on June 22, the HSI believes that the massive dog slaughter will indeed happen as evidenced by the footage that the organization recently shot which shows festival slaughter preparations underway in Yulin late last month.

The HSI is hopeful that with enough international outrage, the horrific event will finally be cancelled once and for all.

Cue comedian and animal activist Gervais who’s been active on his Twitter account about the cause, trying to round up support from his millions of followers. Earlier today the comedian posted a petition to stop the Yulin Dog festival, which over 300,000 people have already signed.

On behalf of HSI, the “Derek” start penned a heartfelt note to…

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Pity the Pilot Whale

Christopher J. Gervais

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Once again,  the horror show of evil that the Faroese call the grindadráp, which translated means “the murder of whales.” has started.

This year the Faroese not only have the Faroese Coast Guard and the Danish Navy to defend these brutal and pitiless killers, but the whalers also have the services of the Faroese Coast Guard to find the pods of whales so they can be slain.

There can be no justification for the use of military assets to help kill whales in order to secure whale meat that is inedible because of the toxic levels of mercury in the bodies of the whales.

It is tragic that in the year 2015, with the diminishment of biodiversity and with hundreds of species going extinct, that there are still people so alienated from reality that they continue to engage in contributing to the death of the ocean.  Many Faroese citizens overfish…

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TPA is back (buried inside “TAA”). Today! Call your congressman NOW.

Meet Matilda, the cat with ‘alien eyes’

Funeral Homes Increasingly Using Dogs to Comfort Mourners

Organic industry in shock as Whole Foods pushes new rating system that promotes chemical agriculture as better than organic

Christian Patriots

(NaturalNews) For some time, food chain Whole Foods Market and organic farmers have had a cooperative, mutual relationship. The retail grocer has enabled organic farmers to gain a sizable foothold in the food market at a time when Americans’ passion for healthier alternatives to the GMO-laden, processed foods market is rising.

As The New York Times reported, Whole Foods’ stores were more like “showcases” for organic products – fruits, vegetables and flowers that are labeled with the names of the farmers who grow them.

However, this mutually beneficial relationship is beginning to fade, thanks in large part to changes by Whole Foods as it faces new competition from other mainstream grocer chains and organic farmers are able to find additional markets for their produce.

Increasingly, organic farmers are alleging that the Whole Foods brand is using its rather formidable marketing skills behind the scenes, along with its credibility among many…

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Are you causing your DOG to suffer psychological burnout? Vets say more pets are suffering ‘chronic fatigue’ and living on anti-depressants because of owners’ busy lifestyles

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A new report has revealed that dogs are suffering from psychological burnout because they are unable to keep up with owners' busy lifestyles (file picture) 

  • A new report says dogs are becoming increasingly depressed and anxious
  • Vets say owners’ busy lifestyles make pets suffer ‘psychological burnout’
  • Some dogs are now having to undergo therapy and take anti-depressants  

Dogs are suffering from psychological burnout with some need anti-depressants because they cannot keep up with their owners’ busy lifestyles, a new report has revealed.

Vets in Switzerland say that pets are under increasing amounts of emotional pressure which has led to them suffering from anxiety attacks and depression.

The study also says that some dogs are also suffering from chronic fatigue due to the 24/7 lifestyles of their owners.

Behavioural psychologist and vet Linda Hornisberger says that cases of depressed dogs are on the rise.

She said: ‘Today, dogs are increasingly living with chronic fatigue.

‘They are completely overwhelemed and need to take anti-depressants.’

The report also cited the example of…

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When Trolls Wear Princess Dresses

Jo Robinson

We’re all allowed to be as mean as we want to trolls when they rear their ugly heads. It’s probably not a good idea though, and reporting and blocking the swine can be just as satisfying as having a nice little square of bubble-wrap to play with, if ignoring them is too much to ask. This is all very well, and nicely cut and dried. There is another breed around the internet too though, who somehow manage to be trolls “under the radar”. They like to show people up in “nice” ways, while at the same time appearing to be nice themselves – if you get my drift. I don’t buy this crap though. Unless someone openly attacks you or yours first, why would you be mean simply because you disagree with them? I’m not talking about the hilariously offensively filthy lurkers in the comments sections of some newsletters around…

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Cataracts: NRC Robbing Americans Blind – Comment Deadline 22 June 2015, 1159 pm NY-DC (ET)

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US NRC Comment Deadline June 22: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NRC-2009-0279-0098 (On cataracts and more.)

In “Mayo Clinic. ‘Cataract surgeries on the rise as boomers age, raising access, cost issues.” ScienceDaily, 9 October 2013, we learn that cataracts affect at least 22 million people in the US and cost almost $7 billion to correct each year. Elsewhere you can read that people in their 40s and 50s are now having cataract surgery. In case you don’t know, they don’t just clean-up your eyes, they remove the entire lens and put an artificial one. An artificial one is not yet as good as a real one, may never be, and you will almost certainly need glasses, even if you didn’t before. For those over 65 (and the very poor) the US taxpayer will pick up the tab; for those under 65, the individual…

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Christopher Lee Knew Real Horror When He Saw It | PETA’s Blog | PETA

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He may have been a villain onscreen, but film legend Christopher Lee was a hero to animals in real life. Starring in more than 270 movies throughout his six-decade career, including the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars movies, he lent his distinctive voice to a PETA radio ad blasting heart experiments on animals. “When you donate money to the American Heart Association, you help fund cruel, pointless experiments on animals,” he told listeners. “Please don’t support any charity that kills.”

Christopher Lee

 

(The above link contains audio only.)

What did the American Heart Association (AHA) do to rile up the Prince of Darkness? Despite the fact that major advances in studying heart disease have come from human data, the AHA has done the following:

  • injected particles of glass into dogs’ hearts to induce heart failure
  • given dogs a mini heart attack every two minutes for eight hours a day…

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10 Shocking Facts About the Lives of Dogs Used In the Testing Industry | One Green Planet

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beag-1200x741We all love our dogs, there is no contesting that point. Our dogs are not only our trusted companions, they’re members of our families who we care deeply about, however, many people don’t realize that the products they buy every day fuel the abuse of dogs across the U.S. We commonly think of rabbits and mice when it comes to animals used in laboratories for experimentation and research, but – to the surprise of many – our beloved dogs also fall into this category.

Dogs are especially popular for use in toxicology tests, which determine safe levels of an unknown substance for humans. They are also popular for cancer studies because dogs and humans have similar immune systems, making dogs a good model for cancer immunotherapies, in the eyes of the National Cancer Institute. The dogs used in these and other experiments are routinely euthanized at the end…

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Clashing Opinions on the End of the Cruel Taiji Dolphin Hunts: Why We Can’t Give Up Now | One Green Planet

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dolphin-1200x720Suddenly, after ten years of effort by Earth Island’s Save Japan Dolphins Campaign and other organizations, including many in Japan, the Japanese media are starting to use the word “cruel” to describe the Taiji dolphin drive hunts.

This is a tremendous breakthrough! The word “cruel” was picked up by the Japanese media from the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), which finally cracked down on the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) and its member aquariums for violating WAZA’s ethics policy by obtaining live dolphins from the gruesome dolphin slaughter in Taiji, depicted by the 2009 Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove.

Support for Taiji Hunts

Most of the media in Japan, of course, have taken the government line that this is terrible for Taiji’s “traditional” dolphin hunts.  (In fact, the hunts only began in 1969 in Taiji, and of course there is nothing traditional…

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Humane Society says Costco egg supplier in Gettysburg mistreats hens

Cruelty, Racism, Alleged Sexual Assault in Military Training | Features | PETA

Cruelty, Racism, Alleged Sexual Assault in Military Training | Features | PETA.

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

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

Tell Costa Rica to Stop Fueling the Extinction of Endangered Hammerhead Sharks

Tell Costa Rica to Stop Fueling the Extinction of Endangered Hammerhead Sharks.

Save Dugongs & Coral Reef in Japan

The U.S. government is planning to build a new American airstrip atop a healthy coral reef in Okinawa, Japan, that will likely harm dugongs.

via Save Dugongs & Coral Reef in Japan.

Pacific Leatherback Conservation Pledge

Pacific Leatherback Conservation Pledge.

Tell Governor Jindal to Revoke the Outlaw Shrimper’s Permit & Enforce Federal TEDs laws

Tell Governor Jindal to Revoke the Outlaw Shrimper’s Permit & Enforce Federal TEDs laws.

Justice for Jairo Mora

Sign our petition calling on the Costa Rican government to bring justice for sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora and convict those responsible for this reprehensible crime. Failure to do so could have serious consequences for conservation and ecotourism in the region.

via Justice for Jairo Mora.

Save Critically Endangered Coho Salmon

Coho salmon are already critically endangered, but weak streamside protections would bring them even closer to extinction. Please take action!

via Save Critically Endangered Coho Salmon.

No New Drilling in California’s Marine Habitat

No New Drilling in California’s Marine Habitat.

Tell Texas to Save Sea Turtles in the Aftermath of the BP Oil Spill

The endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was hit the hardest by the spill, nearly 500 were found dead during the spill. TAKE ACTION today!

via Tell Texas to Save Sea Turtles in the Aftermath of the BP Oil Spill.

Tell Gov. Jindal to Save Gulf of Mexico Sea Turtles from Shrimp Trawls

Tell Gov. Jindal to Save Gulf of Mexico Sea Turtles from Shrimp Trawls.

Save Sperm Whales & Sea Turtles from the Secret Drift Net Massacre Off Our California Coast

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?

via Save Sperm Whales & Sea Turtles from the Secret Drift Net Massacre Off Our California Coast.

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Hound Hunter Torture of Coyote in Northern Wisconsin

Wolves of Douglas County News

This northern WI hound Hunter repeatedlypushes his dogs toattackthis wounded coyote. Hound hunter’s are not allowed to let their dogs engage and attack the wildlife they pursue. Yet, as witnessed in this video, this hound hunter pushes his dogs to attack and harass this coyote. This is torture of Wildlife making this a sport of violence, not seen since the Middle Ages.

WI allows the running of dogs on wildlife ten months out of the year in northern woods. This practice harasses wolves and other wildlife.

Contact the following public officials to express your out rage of this torture of WI Wildlife.

The Governor of Wisconsin:

Email govgeneral@wisconsin.gov

Mail Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison, WI 53702

Phone (608) 266-1212

WDNR Secretary Cathy Stepp:

http://dnr.wi.gov/about/secretarysdirectors.html

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