MSG, Aspartame Linked with Fibromyalgia and IBS, say Scientists

According to a recent medical study some food chemicals, such as MSG and Aspartame commonly found in everyday foods, may exacerbate fibromyalgia and IBS symptoms… . Chemicals in foods may worsen fi…

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20,000 More People Call on Sweden to End Delay and Ban Wild Animals in Circuses | PETA UK~PETITION

Djurens Rätt and PETA met MPs to hand over petitions urging the government to help wild animals who are caged, shocked, and beaten in the circus industry.

Source: 20,000 More People Call on Sweden to End Delay and Ban Wild Animals in Circuses | PETA UK

Good News! Switzerland Announces It Will End the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals | PETA UK~PETITION

No bunny should suffer for beauty.

Source: Good News! Switzerland Announces It Will End the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals | PETA UK

This Legal Change Could Threaten the EU Ban on Sales of Animal-Tested Cosmetics | PETA UK~ PETITION

A troubling legal case could render meaningless the European marketing ban on cosmetics tested on animals

Source: This Legal Change Could Threaten the EU Ban on Sales of Animal-Tested Cosmetics | PETA UK

The Netherlands Takes a HUGE Step for Animals in Labs! | PETA UK

The Dutch government is working to phase out all animal experiments – and PETA is helping!

Source: The Netherlands Takes a HUGE Step for Animals in Labs! | PETA UK

How WiFi & Other EMFs Cause Biological Harm -Video

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Video: How WiFi & other EMFs Cause Biological HarmProfessor Martin Pall, PhD – professor of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Science at Washington State University, Pullman, says that WiFi & other EMFs can cause biological harm .

In 2014 he said “I think this is going to be one of the major issues in the next few years. Most people are not aware of this, and the people who are mostly know the old data and there’s a lot of new stuff on this that’s extremely, extremely important”.

According to some governments, it is not possible for microwaves from mobile phones, WiFi, ‘smart’ meters, etc. to cause harm, that research in the field is inconsistent and that there is no proof that such radiation can cause health issues.

But Prof Pall who is an eminent physicist, geneticist and cell biologist, says they are wrong on all counts.

In this video, Pall argues that research results showing harm are…

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Petition: We want JUSTICE for Ryu!!!! ARREST THE MONSTER!!!!!


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Release Tigers Imprisoned for 12 Years With Almost No Sunlight

 

For over a decade, four tigers have been stuck inside a concrete enclosure with limited sunlight. Ensure they are finally released to an accredited sanctuary.

Source: Release Tigers Imprisoned for 12 Years With Almost No Sunlight

Heartbreak as fire rips through seal sanctuary killing animals (UK)

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September 25th, 2016. Fire has destroyed part of a seal sanctuary and animal park in Lincolnshire tragically killing some of the animals.

The blaze ripped through the education room at Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre on Saturday causing severe damage and also claiming the lives of some reptiles.

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Petition · Dave Steckel: Give Luca a Voice · Change.org


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Korean court jails outlaw whalers

The ocean update

A minke whale harpooned by the Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No.2 in the Southern Ocean, Feb. 7, 2008. Japan has scaled back the number of whales it plans to hunt in the Antarctic next year from 1,035 whales to 333 whales. Reuters A minke whale harpooned by the Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No.2 in the Southern Ocean, Feb. 7, 2008. Japan has scaled back the number of whales it plans to hunt in the Antarctic next year from 1,035 whales to 333 whales. Reuters

September 27th, 2016 (Ko Dong-hwan). A Korean court has jailed a group of illegal whalers who sold their catch to restaurants.

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Petition · Max Sieben Baucus: Pizza the Polar Bear needs our help! · Change.org


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Washington wolf activities go beyond Profanity Peak pack – – Capital Press


The West’s AG Weekly Since 1928 • September 28, 2016

Washington wildlife managers say they are continuing to search for the surviving members of the Profanity Peak pack in the Colville National Forest, a hunt now on its eighth week.
Meanwhile, wolves in another northeastern Washington pack last week killed a calf, and a wolf was legally harvested on the Spokane Tribe of Indians reservation, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

WDFW’s plan to lethally remove the Profanity Peak pack has outraged some environmental and animal-rights groups, overshadowing other wolf activities in Washington this summer.

WDFW began hunting for the Profanity Peak pack on Aug. 4. The department has reported shooting five adults and one pup, though none since Aug. 22.

Two adults and up to four pups remain, according to WDFW. The department says it intends to eliminate the rest of the pack, but the pack is in rugged timberlands and finding the surviving wolves will be challenging.

WDFW has confirmed that the pack has killed or injured eight cattle and probably is responsible for five more attacks on livestock this summer.

WDFW’s policy calls for the state to use lethal control after four confirmed depredations, provided ranchers had taken steps to prevent conflicts between wolves and livestock.

WDFW investigators confirmed Sept. 21 that wolves in the Smackout pack, whose territory straddles Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, killed a calf, the department’s wolf policy coordinator, Donny Martorello, said in an email.

The depredation was the first confirmed attack by the pack this year. The pack fatally injured a calf in October 2015, according to WDFW records.

Also Sept. 21, the Spokane Tribe of Indians reported a wolf had been harvested on the reservation. The tribe also reported in July that a wolf had been harvested.

The tribe allows enrolled members to hunt wolves within the 159,000-acre reservation, with an annual limit of six wolves.

The Spokane tribe reported in 2015 harvesting three wolves in the Huckleberry pack, the only legal shooting of wolves in the state last year, according to WDFW.

Hunting wolves is not allowed in Washington except on tribal lands.

WDFW enlisted the USDA’s Wildlife Services to shoot one wolf from the Huckleberry pack in 2014. The pack was preying on sheep.

Since then, a federal judge has barred Wildlife Services from assisting WDFW with lethal removal, unless the federal agency conducts a more thorough review of the environmental impacts of removing wolves.

Wolves are not federally protected in the eastern one-third of Washington, where attacks on livestock are occurring, but are on the state’s protected species list.

Petition update · Montreal Petition Update · Change.org


Montreal Mayor: Montreal Please Reverse Your Decision to Ban Pitbulls!
by Citizens for a Better Montreal · 72,812 supporters
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Sep 28, 2016 — Our petition has nearly 30,000 signatures in less than 12 hours! That is a huge accomplishment, but we need to do better! We need each of you to share this petition link to EVERYONE you know, on Twitter, on Instagram, on Facebook (on your personal page, on celebrity pages, on other pages and groups).

Also, if you wish, click on “Promote Petition”. This money will go to Change.org and will effectively pay for more people to see the petition. Sound crazy? Well it works!

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Petition · Tell Congress to Support a USA Ban on Shark Fin, Without Exemptions · Change.org


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Zoo Holding “World’s Saddest Polar Bear” Must Not Imprison More Animals

 mall already notorious for imprisoning the “world’s saddest polar bear” has announced plans to acquire other endangered species for the amusement of shoppers. Demand that these precious animals be spared a life of captivity in the confines of these cruel and inhumane exhibits.

 

Source: Zoo Holding “World’s Saddest Polar Bear” Must Not Imprison More Animals        

 

Help Take Action To Protect The Remaining 160 Florida Panthers – World Animal News


Help Take Action To Protect The Remaining 160 Florida Panthers
By Margot Ryan –
September 28, 2016

The sad reality about Florida panthers is that there are only an estimated 160 left on earth and have been driven out of their natural habitats and pushed onto just 5 percent of their historic land range.

The survival of the Florida panther species is critically dependent upon land that is conserved especialy for the population to flourish. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been protecting millions of acres of land, ranging from Florida panther habitats to nearly every county across the U.S. for more than 50 years. It is also one of America’s most important and successful conservation programs which benefits every state in the nation.

Without the funding granted from Congress to the LWCF, prime panther habitats including the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge & Conservation Area and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge will remain unprotected. Hundreds of other essential conservation programs that help to save wild species, keep water clean, and conserve nature will be left unprotected and the implementation of these programs will be in jeopardy.

The LWCF is relying on the support of the public to help in urging the congress to fund their conservation programs. Funding raised by congress would ensure the protection of thousands of acres of land that will give the dwindling Florida panther population a fighting chance at survival.

TAKE ACTION:

Join the fight for the protection of the remaining Florida panther population and urge congress to support the land and water conservation fund.

Please help in signing The Nature conservancy’s call to action which will be delivered to congress: https://support.nature.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=144
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Heartbreaking News: Tundra The 29-Year-Old Polar Bear Passes Away At Detroit Zoo – World Animal News


Heartbreaking News: Tundra The 29-Year-Old Polar Bear Passes Away At Detroit Zoo
By Margot Ryan –
September 28, 2016

Tundra, a 29-year old female polar bear who was living at the Detroit Zoo had passed away Monday morning after battling an illness suddenly caught the day before.

The zoo wrote in a Facebook post that zoo officials decided to euthanize her after they noticed a rapid decline in her health while officials tended to her Sunday night and Monday morning. The exact illness she was suffering from has not been determined however, a necropsy will be performed in attempts to figure out the cause.


“We are happy we were able to provide Tundra with a great home for the short period of time she was with us,” the zoo said. “Our hearts go out to the animal care staff and visitors – both in Detroit and Indianapolis – who knew and loved her.”

Tundra was originally from the Indianapolis Zoo and had arrived at the Detroit Zoo only several months ago.

Tundra was moved out of Indianapolis after renovations were being made to the polar bear exhibit where Tundra had lived alone. Staff then decided to relocate her to the Detroit zoo which is advertised to have one of the largest polar bear habitats in North America, called the Arctic Ring of Life. This habitat is a 4-acre exhibit which features indoor and outdoor portions with a pool that holds 300,000 gallons of water.


Scott Carter, chief life sciences officer for the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS), told the Indianapolis Star in June: “The Arctic Ring of Life is an incredible facility for this polar bear to spend the remainder of her golden years.”

Although Tundra’s time at the Detroit Zoo was short lived, visitors enjoyed seeing her in The Arctic Ring of Life habitat which is also home to two 11-year-old polar bears named Talini and Nuka as well as three foxes and five seals.


On Average, polar bears in captivity live between 21-24 years, while wild polar bears pass away at an even younger age of about 15 to 18 years old. Tundra well surpassed this average and lived an unusually long life. The Detroit Zoo says that animals in captivity have a longer lifespan due to better health care and nutrition.
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Justice for Over 100 Starved Dogs in Reported Puppy Mill

Over 100 dogs were found starved and neglected in an alleged puppy mill. The owner reportedly kept them in disease-ridden conditions and did not attend to their wounds. Demand justice for these innocent dogs.

Source: Justice for Over 100 Starved Dogs in Reported Puppy Mill

Teens Who Allegedly Abused Baby Goat Must Be Punished

A baby goat was reportedly abused by teenagers who smashed beer cans over its head. Despite the sickening footage, they won’t be charged with animal abuse. Demand that this injustice be solved and these teens punished.

Source: Teens Who Allegedly Abused Baby Goat Must Be Punished

Punish Farm Workers Accused of Murdering Pregnant Pigs

Four men are currently on trial for allegedly beating, stabbing, and otherwise torturing pregnant pigs, but will likely never see the inside of a jail cell if convicted. Demand that animal welfare laws are reformed to include harsher punishments for this type of shocking and deliberate abuse.

Source: Punish Farm Workers Accused of Murdering Pregnant Pigs

Stop Burning Rainforests for Greedy Corporation

Countless miles of rainforest in Indonesia are being burned to make room for palm oil plantations. Demand that the company responsible for destroying the rainforest be severely penalized for this horrible destruction.

Source: Stop Burning Rainforests for Greedy Corporation

Petition · Montreal Mayor: Montreal Please Reverse Your Decision to Ban Pitbulls! · Change.org


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Petition · Petition for the US Justice Department to investigate US Senator James Inhofe · Change.org

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Petition · Urge California Ocean Protection Council to Prevent Coral Reef Destruction · Change.org


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Petition · Stop Deadly Dog Experiments! · Change.org


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Petition · Remove Judge R. Degeest for sparing teen who live streamed his assault of a one-year-old · Change.org


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Tell the Justice Department: Block the Monsanto-Bayer merger | CREDO Action


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Toxic Taters Action Toolkit – Pesticide Action Network

Thank you for pledging to join the Toxic Taters National Week of Action! Starting October 2, we’ll be putting the pressure on McDonald’s to ensure the potatoes they source aren’t grown with health-harming pesticides. Download the toolkit below for more details on how to plug in online or in your community. Want to learn more about the Toxic Taters Coalition? Visit http://www.toxictaters.org.

Source: Toxic Taters Action Toolkit – Pesticide Action Network

Join the Toxic Taters National Week of Action! | Pesticide Action Network


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