Animals are cruelly being used as props in movies and television productions. They live in deplorable conditions and are beaten during training to ensure they are able to perform on cue. Urge the USDA to ban the use of all animals in the entertainment industry.
Millions of animals are tortured and killed by the fur industry each year. Domesticated, wild, and farmed animals are brutalized to create fur trim and coats. End their suffering by demanding regulations on trapping.
Thousands of protected horses were allegedly sold to slaughterhouses. Yet nobody is being charged with any wrongdoing. Urge the attorney general to strongly suggest that anyone involved with these sick actions be held legally accountable.
An anchovy population is in danger of dying out. Overfishing and lack of government resources to enforce quotas is leading to a massive decline in the anchovy population, which feeds humans, marine animals, farmed fish, and livestock. Urge the government to protect the anchovy population.
A case involving alleged animal abuse and neglect against a hog farm was dropped due to fear of challenging a large corporation. Sign this petition to reopen this case and give the hogs proper care once and for all.
Students apparently killed and cooked alligators before eating them as a sick way to celebrate their college team’s game against the Florida Gators. Gruesome photos were posted to social media, showing the animals skinned and burning. Demand that any students found responsible for this disgusting and boastful cruelty to animals be severely reprimanded.
Source: Business Insider
Humans are not newcomers when it comes to messing around with nature. While we haven’t created Frankenstein’s monster yet, what we do transforms the natural world.
One recent example is the creation of the coywolf — a hybrid of the coyote and the wolf that is also known as the Eastern coyote. According to a new article from The Economist, their population seems to have reached more than a million.
These animals have a completely new genetic makeup: Their genes are about one-quarter wolf DNA and two-thirds coyote DNA; the rest is from domesticated dogs. A 2013 study suggests this dog DNA is mostly from a few specific breeds, including German Shepherds and Doberman Pincers.
Human activity likely played a role in the species’ creation. As humans cut down wolves’ forest homes and hunted down their populations, the lack of available partners for wolves led…
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550 and 681 microplastic particles per kilogram of table salt
Source: Richard Macauley | The Atlantic |
Scientists have discovered that various brands of table salt sold in China contain a range of plastic pollution, which might make food unsafe.
The highest proportion of plastic was found in sea salt, according to a paper from researchers at Shanghai’s East China Normal University. But even salt from salt mines, briny lakes, and wells contained significant amounts.
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“Microplastics are a particular threat to organisms due to their small size and their capacity to absorb persistent organic pollutants,” said the report, led by Shi Huahong of the university’s Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Research and peer-reviewed in Environmental Science and Technology.
Shi and his colleagues discovered between 550 and 681 microplastic particles per kilogram of table salt that originated from…
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