Petition Update: SAVE MARLEY AND END B.S.L!!!!




Yayyyyyy!!!! Marley will be coming home as soon as we can get her there! She should NEVER have been seized in the first place!! Thank you so much for signing and showing support to Lauren and her family xxxx

                                                                        A BIG THANK YOU !!!    

On the 18th December 2015, our beautiful girl Marley was seized by police because of her breed. She was wrongfully ripped from our family home and taken to a kennel in which we are not allowed to visit. Marley is a friendly dog and has never shown any sort of aggression. Please ask DEFRA the ineffective legislation that led to Marley being seized, and please ask Derby law court to ask with responsibility and compassion when deciding the future of this beloved, gentle family pet.

Marley is a family dog and we have had her since she was 7 weeks old! She adores my 3 year old daughter and we are lost without her. The police have said that because I have a young child we probably won’t get her back because of her breed, whereas the sergeant in charge has said different, so we aren’t even clear what will happen.

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) was rushed through as part of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act. It was a simplistic response to the public mood at the time, and it legislates against certain dog types rather than tackling effective dog rearing and ownership or considering the temperament of individual animals. Evaluations have found it to be ineffective in the Netherlands, Denmark and Spain.

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Nationalist Patriot Populist vs. Globalist Poll + JibJab’s “Big Box Mart” – You can say that again!

Lantern Timeglass Journal

Editorial Article and Special Report with a Poll by Jim Lantern, 5:00pm CT Tuesday 28 June 2016

BREAKING NEWS: As I’ve been working on this special posting, CNN (and the others) are reporting a major terrorist attack on an airport in Istanbul Turkey – so far reporting 28 dead 60 injured. Make no mistake about it: Terrorists are Globalists (like ISIS of radical Islam who want to control the world) – but not all Globalists are terrorists. There are some good Globalists – and among them are some science fiction authors as well as sone scientists. This is now Terror Tuesday. Even so, on with this special report, a bit long (as usual), and I promise you some of it will be like a Fun Friday!

First a few definitions, and then the poll…

  • Nationalist: “A person who advocates political independence for a country. Of or relating to nationalists or nationalism.”

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Annette Lost Her Only Companion—Help Her Join a Family


Please join us in urging the Bay Area Renaissance Festival and the Maryland Renaissance Festival to stop prolonging Annette’s suffering by refusing to host Frank Murray ever again.

Source: Annette Lost Her Only Companion—Help Her Join a Family



Live Hermit Crabs’ Shells Crushed, Hundreds Dead at Pet Trade Supplier


Source: Live Hermit Crabs’ Shells Crushed, Hundreds Dead at Pet Trade Supplier

Obama Signs Groundbreaking Animal Testing Law | VegNews

Life or Lunch?

President passes unprecedented amendment drafted by vegan senator Cory Booker.

President Barack Obama signed a new law last week that will set unprecedented protections for animals by restricting animal testing and requiring regulators to develop new technology-based alternatives. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act updates the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, forces non-animal tests to be used whenever possible, and establishes a precedent for the developing of animal-free testing, such as in vitro and in silico methods. “The Lautenberg Act is a meaningful step forward for public safety because it promotes superior, human-relevant chemical test methods over slow, costly and unreliable tests on animals,” Kristie Sullivan, MPH, vice president of toxicology for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, said. Eighty-nine-year-old New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg had begun efforts to overhaul the “deeply flawed” 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act but passed away in…

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6 Dog-Safe Plants That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes (& Other Pests) | eBay


For many pet parents, warm weather is a welcomed treat. We get to spend more time outdoors with our four-legged companions, enjoying the sunshine and participating in fun outside activities. That is, until we hear that all too familiar buzz of the dreaded mosquito.

Not only are these pesky, winged biters annoying, they can lead to a slew of complications ranging from itchy bites and hot spots, to heartworm disease and West Nile Virus, and more. What’s All The Buzz About Mosquitoes & Dogs? Check out this guide to learn more.

Unfortunately, many of the effective pesticides and mosquito repellents we use to protect ourselves are highly toxic, even deadly, to our furriest family members. Luckily, it’s easy to safely and naturally repel mosquitoes from your yard with a little creative landscaping using these 6 dog-safe plants that naturally repel mosquitoes – and other pests, too!


Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
This hardy, easy-to-grow plant is more than just a tasty addition to your favorite recipes – it naturally deters mosquitoes, too! Unlike most other insect-repelling herbs, basil doesn’t have to be crushed or ground in order to release the scent and oils that keep mosquitoes at bay. There are a wide variety of basil plants, all of which provide some relief from the flying pests, but lemon basil and cinnamon basil are the most effective. Bonus: basil plants naturally repel house flies, too!


Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
We all know cats (and some dogs!) love catnip. But, mosquitoes absolutely hate it! Some studies have actually shown catnip plants to be several times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET, a potentially dangerous chemical used in many bug repellents. Catnip is easy to grow and can be planted in pots strategically placed around the yard and seating areas to keep bugs at bay. Just remember, while you’re repelling mosquitoes, you might be attracting the neighborhood cats…


Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
In addition to being a beautiful, colorful, and fragrant addition to your garden, mosquitoes despise the calming, fresh scent of lavender. Lavender can be planted in your garden, right in the ground, or grown in pots on your deck, porch, or windowsill, both indoors and out for a splash of color, a fresh, calming fragrance, and to keep those tiny vampires away from you and your pets.


Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon Balm, also known as horsemint, is another hardy, easy-to-grow plant that naturally repels mosquitoes. Thriving well in both sunny spots or in the shade, this plant gives off a strong scent similar to citronella that mosquitoes despise. Grow it in a pot and place in the center of your patio table, beside entryways, or around the yard to keep the area clear of mosquitoes. And, best of all, while mosquitoes can’t stand Lemon balm, bees and butterflies don’t mind it at all!


Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Because of its strong, minty aroma, many insects, including mosquitoes, steer clear of peppermint plants. However, because these plants tend to grow aggressively, you may prefer planting them in pots and strategically placing them around sitting areas, on windowsills, and near entryways, rather than planting in the ground. Plus, while they’re non-toxic to dogs, many enjoy the taste and smell and will nibble or roll around in them, killing the plant. Bonus: Use the leaves to add flavor to teas and other delicious minty recipes!


Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Another pet-safe option for naturally repelling fleas, that’s also useful in the kitchen, is rosemary. Unpleasant to both mosquitoes and other flying insects, rosemary is quite versatile. Plant in pots, protect your herb garden from insects, or use around the perimeter of your yard to keep insects away while at the same time attracting butterflies.
Plants to avoid:
The plants listed above aren’t the only ones that naturally repel mosquitoes – but they ARE both effective against insects AND safe for dogs. Always remember when designing your garden to be mindful of plants which may be toxic for your fur-family. Citronella, while highly effective against mosquitoes, is deadly to dogs, as are Geraniums, certain varieties of Marigolds, and Garlic plants.

For more information about landscaping especially with dogs in mind, check out this PAW-some guide on Dogscaping: Creating the Ultimate Dog-Friendly Landscape!

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Petition update · Victory! Bear Hunt Stopped in 2016 ·


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – An immediate moratorium on the hunting of Florida’s black bears.
by Stop The Florida Bear Hunt · 133,843 supporters
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Victory! Bear Hunt Stopped in 2016
Stop The Florida Bear Hunt

Jun 27, 2016 — We stopped the bear hunt in 2016! We still have a fight ahead to get them permanently protected!

Thank you for your support and for being apart of this historic event!

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Why your poison ivy allergy is about to get worse | Grist


Summer: It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy some of that wilderness the U.S. is so famous for. The perfect time of year, that is, except for a glossy three-leaved plant that will turn your skin into an itchy, bubbling mess.

Poison ivy, already everyone’s least favorite part of summer, is only going to get worse with climate change. As The San Luis Obispo Tribune points out, plants in the Toxicodendron family (including poison ivy, oak, and sumac) produce more urushiol oil — the stuff that makes you itch — as levels of carbon dioxide rise. A six-year study published by Duke University researchers in 2006 found that projected CO2 for 2050 will cause as much as a 30 percent increase in urushiol toxicity. Not only do the plants produce oil that’s more toxic, but they grow more leaves.

Over 80 percent of adults break out into nasty rashes when they come into contact with those leaves. Ain’t nature wonderful?

Perhaps there’s a silver lining: If worsening heat waves, drought, storms, and wildfires aren’t enough to make us give a crap about climate change, maybe that rash all over our beach bods will.

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Petition update · Urgent: Help us save 200 geese before a Wis. city kills them! ·

Vietnam Officials: Change animal handling policies
by Global Conservation Group · 44,781 supporters
Petition update
Urgent: Help us save 200 geese before a Wis. city kills them!
Global Conservation Group

Jun 27, 2016 — The City of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin plans to brutally slaughter 200 “nuisance” geese this Thursday. Non-lethal remedies are more effective, less costly, and better for everyone involved. However, the city simply refuses to consider or explore other methods.

Canadian Geese mate for life, which makes killing them all the more cruel. Please stand with Global Conservation Group to peacefully protest the city’s deplorable plans. All materials will be supplied.

Please also politely contact the following city officials urging them to cancel the slaughter in favor of more effective, non-lethal solutions:
Mayor: (Office) 920-846-4505 (Home) 920-846-3530


Protest to Cancel Oconto Falls Plans to Brutally Kill 200 Geese
Protest to Cancel Oconto Falls Plans to Brutally Kill 200 Geese