Genetic Analysis Reveals Three Subspecies of Snow Leopard

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Snow Leopard by Luxstorm. CC0 1.0 Public Domain.

A new study has been released in the Journal of Heredity. Using samples of snow leopard scat (poop) from across the cat’s range, a team of 26 scientists performed genetic analysis to better understand the species’ population structure. They determined that there are three distinct subspecies of snow leopards (Panthera uncia).

The possibility of the existence of multiple subspecies of snow leopards has been discussed since 1962. But these were based on morphological (appearance)-based traits, and they had not been confirmed genetically (Jackson et al., 2014; Hunter, 2015). The reason for this is that snow leopards are some of the most difficult cats to study. They live in harsh landscapes, are famously elusive, and occupy terrain that is difficult for humans to get around in. Furthermore, the origins of captive snow leopards and museum…

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U.S. Agribusiness lobbying hard for return of horse slaughter

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Fund Horse, US Flag and Capitol Dome. Vivian Grant Farrell. Fund Horse, US Flag and Capitol Dome. Vivian Grant Farrell. Click image to join the Horse on the Hill™ Gang.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Meat peddlers in the U.S. are happy. Why? In a word. China.

While trying to put together some statistics on U.S. meat production and consumption during Meat Out for Mustangs, a meat man made this remark to Tuesday’s Horse, “The meat industry here [U.S.] could care less if the entire English speaking world goes vegan. The demand in China is big and getting bigger. We could never hope to fill it all but we’re damn sure going to try”.

What is China demanding now more than ever? Equine meat.

Horse Meat Peddlers Busy

While lobbying on the Hill, a U.S. Senator told us that it is hard to make an argument against the United States refusing to compete in the world wide market for horse meat. Add to…

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Please Take Action to Help Sheep

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As anyone who has visited my website will know I am very fond of sheep, one of the most gentle of animals on the planet. The shocking cruelty below sickens me, it is one of the many atrocities inflicted upon these defenceless animals, it is brutal and unnecessary and it has to stop. I say unnecessary but frankly there can never ever be any situation where any cruelty to any animal is necessary.

Please read on and take as many of the suggested actions as possible to bring an end to this horrifying inhumane treatment of sheep

Warning! Disturbing images of cruelty to these defenceless gentle animals

“Two years ago, PETA exposed Patagonia’s wool supplier for skinning sheep who were still alive. Once word got out, the brand stopped buying wool from that supplier and made a list of “stringent” standards for its new suppliers.

Yet once again PETA has exposed disturbing…

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Google’s new program to track shoppers sparks a federal privacy complaint

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A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program that ties consumers’ online behavior to their purchases in brick-and-mortar stores.

The legal complaint from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, to be filed with the FTC on Monday, alleges that Google is newly gaining access to a trove of highly sensitive information — the credit and debit card purchase records of the majority of U.S. consumers — without revealing how they got the information or giving consumers meaningful ways to opt out. Moreover, the group claims that the search giant is relying on a secretive technical method to protect the data — a method that should be audited by outsiders and is likely vulnerable to hacks or other data breaches.

“Google is seeking to extend its dominance from the online world to the real, offline world, and the FTC really…

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August 2nd: Earth Overshoot Day 2017

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On August 2, 2017, we will use more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. By over extracting resources and emitting more greenhouse gasses than can be sequestered, we are scheduled to hit Earth Overshoot Day six days earlier than last year.

 
 

WLE is partnering with the Global Footprint Network on Earth overshoot day in order to try and #movethedate back. If we don’t work to become more sustainable, our earth will not be able to support us.

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Petition: You are what you eat: Sign the Eat Well Be Good Manifesto


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/146/020/583/

Petition: Lonely Planet: Stop Promoting Elephant Rides


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/317/184/871/?z00m=29355134&redirectID=2458963183

Donkeys are under threat worldwide

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Wild donkeys up for adoption in Hawaii. (Eugene Tanner/The Humane Society of the United States via AP) Wild donkeys up for adoption in Hawaii. (Eugene Tanner/The Humane Society of the United States via AP)

Originally published by Horse & Man. Go there now »

By Cat Purdy | July 30, 2017

A donkey holocaust is under way around the world. The carnage began in China and now extends to nearly every continent on Earth.

The sought-after ingredient is called donkey hide gelatin, or ejiao (e-gee-ow) in Chinese. Made by boiling the hides of slaughtered donkeys, the resulting gelatin is used in a variety of products – facial creams, powders, and snacks. The largest percentage of these products are sold in China, but many can also be found on Amazon and Ebay.

Like bear bile, donkey hide gelatin has its origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its use goes back thousands of years. Demand for the product has exploded due to an expanding middle class in China…

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Youtube – Language Channel – Polish/English/Spanish/Russian

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Language support

Dear readers, I am sorry that I didn’t publish anything last months. Unfortunatelly I didn’t had time.  I was working from early morning till late night and then I had holidays. Now I return with new power and new section. As I mention before, one of purposes to create this blog was to give you langauge support. I just start with my Youtube Channel – Beata Aleksiejuk- Language Support. I invite you there if you want learn Polish/ English/Russian/Spanish.

First Lesson – Alphabet – Learn Polish

Alphabet in Polish Language: ALFABET

Polish alphabet:A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, Ł, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, U, W, Y, Z

Another letters we have: Ą, Ę, Ć, Ń, Ś, Ź, Ż, SZ, CZ, DZ, DŹ, DŻ, CH, Ó, RZ

These letters have the same sound: CH = H; Ó =U; RZ=Ż

Examples:

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Facebook: Your Face Belongs to Us

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Jared Bennett, Center for Public Integrity

The company it will never sell users’ data, but privacy advocates says it’s uniquely aggressive in opposing any limits on its increasingly intrusive facial recognition technology.

When Chicago resident Carlo Licata joined Facebook in 2009, he did what the 390 million other users of the world’s largest social network had already done: He posted photos of himself and friends, tagging the images with names.

But what Licata, now 34, didn’t know was that every time he was tagged, Facebook stored his digitized face in its growing database.

Angered this was done without his knowledge, Licata sued Facebook in 2015 as part of a class action lawsuit filed in Illinois state court accusing the company of violating a one-of-a-kind Illinois law that prohibits collection of biometric data without permission. The suit is ongoing.

Facebook denied the charges, arguing the law doesn’t apply to…

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UK: American Owner Of Uk Football Team Launches A Television Channel About Trophy Hunting – And Gets A Backlash From Many Including England Cricketers.

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SAV Comment – Kevin Pietersen is a very well known England cricket player.  Well done him for speaking up in support of the animals and against hunting.

 

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Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke branded ‘scum’ by Kevin Pietersen, who urges fans to ‘drive him’ out of the club

Exclusive: The American billionaire is facing a fierce backlash after launching a television channel that documents trophy killings of endangered animals

Kevin Pietersen has launched a fierce attack on Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, labelling the American “scum” after the company he owns launched a new television channel documenting barbaric bloodsports.

The former England cricketer, who is raising awareness about illegal poaching of rhinos in South Africa, has also called on Arsenal supporters to do everything they can to ensure majority shareholder Kroenke is “driven out” of the Premier League club.

Kevin Pietersen – A Voice Speaking Out Against…

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Act Now: Stop The Madness And Save Our Sanctuaries! · Petitions · Australian Marine Conservation Society


https://www.marineconservation.org.au/petitions/182/act-now-stop-the-madness-and-save-our-sanctuaries?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=17%2007%20PTN%20Marine%20Management%20Plans%20Release%20MP&utm_content=17%2007%20PTN%20Marine%20Management%20Plans%20Release%20MP+Version+A+CID_1af5df0d7627aeed229fbef139eaa2bd&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Act%20now%20Dont%20let%20them%20carve%20up%20our%20ocean%20sanctuaries