NO WATER NO LIFE BLOG East Africa, Kenya, Mara River Basin, lioness with cubs Lions are currently considered “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, but if upcoming assessments change their status to “endangered” they will be considered … Continue reading →
PETA is still in very hot water over its support of Breed Specific Legislation and is trying mightily to spin the truth. But the truth is the truth, we must keep our focus on it. And when you dig deep into the way their actions impact companion animals you can see that they have one common thread — animals end up dead.
Let’s just get some facts out there.
First Fact: During the months of July, August, and September, PETA took in 630 animals and 490 of those animals were killed. You can find a statement by Virginia Senator Bill Stanley about those numbers here. Sadly, these are typical numbers for PETA. In 2014 they took in 2,631 animals and killed 2,324. You can find more information about their shockingly high kill rate here.
Second Fact: PETA kills adoptable animals without ever trying to rehome them. I know…
In the US and certain other countries, like the UK, German Shepherds are among the most popular dogs used by police. While the dogs can be fierce and learn to display aggression when instructed, their primary skill is to find.
German Shepherds may be used, for instance, to find a suspect inside a building and alert police (via a head camera) to his whereabouts. They’re also valued for their ability to track dead bodies and find other valuable pieces of evidence (like a dropped weapon or article of clothing) from which police can draw DNA evidence.1
In countries such as India, German Shepherds are also being used for fighting crime, in the form of wildlife sniffer dogs trained to help stop animal poaching.
Poachers Are Decimating India’s Wild Tiger Population
In India, forests are being cleared to make space for power projects, roads, and human dwellings, leading…
The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus has allegedly been violating elements of the Animal Welfare Act for nearly 30 years. Their animals have been subjected to cruel training and cramped cages, yet the company’s license was only temporarily suspended. Sign this petition to demand the USDA permanently revoke their license.
Forcing horses to perform for long hours in dangerous weather for amusement is inhumane. Putting a farm animal in a crowded city poses hazards to horses, pedestrians, and drivers alike. Support banning horse carriage rides in Chicago and retiring the horses to a sanctuary where they can thrive.
Nearly 50 elephants have died after being poisoned by cyanide in the national park in Zimbabwe where Cecil the lion also died. Urge officials to find and charge under the full extent of the law whoever is responsible for poisoning these innocent elephants.
Some African lion populations have been sharply declining and are predicted to cut in half over the next two decades unless something is done to promote major conservation of the animals. Take action now to stop lions from going extinct.
After 20 years of peace between bears and humans in Florida, the state lifted the ban on bear hunting and 207 bears were killed in a single day. Demand Florida officials reinstate the ban on bear hunting to protect these majestic creatures.
Researchers should not be putting collars on young animals and male bears – they know the problems! Who did the USGShave working for them that did not know this – or couldn’t tell a male bear from a female? The other question is: how many more bears are in the same condition but out of sight on the sea ice – or dead due to their injuries? Don’t forget, this is a population that researchers claim is endangered because of a recent population decline due to thick spring ice in 2004-2006.
From the CBC article:
“The photo was taken in Kaktovik in eastern Alaska, along…
It’s sickening. Birds punched, thrown, and even sexually assaulted.
Even after all I’ve seen in the 16 years since I founded Mercy For Animals, I was still completely shocked by the horrific cruelty and violence our brave investigator just exposed at Tyson Foods—the world’s largest poultry company.
Working undercover at a Tyson Foods slaughterhouse in Mississippi, a courageous MFA investigator documented chickens being dumped, dropped, dragged, hit like punching bags, tortured for fun, and even sexually assaulted as they were violently slammed into shackles on the slaughter line. He also documented countless birds getting their heads ripped off while they were still alive and chirping.
Yesterday, MFA filed affidavits with the Leake County Court in Mississippi to initiate charges of a total of 33 counts of animal cruelty against Tyson Foods Inc. and six particularly malicious workers at the facility.
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New Map shows DC AREA would be a Corridor for Extremely Dangerous Radioactive Nuclear Waste Shipments By: Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS) Washington, DC October 27, 2015– Over 250 intensely radioactive nuclear waste shipments would cross through the Washington DC metropolitan area and thousands more would travel across the roads, rails and waterways of the nation, if plans for the country’s first, and scientifically indefensible, nuclear waste repository in Nevada move forward. Today, Nuclear Information and Resource Service released maps of the likely routes radioactive shipments would use, joining dozens of environmental and clean energy groups across the country. The groups want residents to weigh in with Congress and decision makers about the dangers.
If you are one of the millions of users who have upgraded to Windows 10, you are likely to be very familiar with the Windows update process. Microsoft updates Windows 10 when it needs to be updated. It’s part of Microsoft’s master plan and is generally a good thing.
To facilitate efficiency in the Windows 10 update process, Microsoft has created a system it calls, in typical cryptic fashion, Windows Update Delivery Optimization. To put it in simple terms, when Delivery Optimization is on, Windows 10 will send updates from your computer to other computers on your local network or on the internet. That’s right, Windows Update Delivery Optimization is a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, which operates similarly to BitTorrent.
Windows Update Delivery Optimization has two settings:
Setting 1 allows Windows 10 to share files with other computers on your local network only.
"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard