2 national monuments in Utah are about to lose most of their land | Grist


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Petition:Man Who Entombed His Dog in Ice, Freezing Her to Death, Must be Prosecuted – ForceChange

A dog suffered horribly and later died after she was entombed in ice by her owner. The owner poured water over the dog in Sub-Zero temperatures causing her to slowly freeze. Demand Justice for this poor dog that was forced to die a slow painful death at the hands of her owner. The rescuer who arrived on the scene to save the dog after she was found Frozen to the floor of her kennel. Shocking video then taken by the rescuers, showed a dying dog waving a single paw as the rest of her body remain painfully Frozen in place. The Rescuers were able to free the dog, her suffering became too much, she had to be euthanized.

https://forcechange.com/434510/punish-man-who-allegedly-entombed-his-dog-in-ice/

V-Dog Wiggle Biscuits Review – Vegan Treats Your Dog Will Love!

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Company: V-Dog

Product: Wiggle Biscuits

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Dogs can thrive on a vegan diet just like humans can! V-Dog makes high-quality plant-based dog food and treats that will make your dog’s tastebuds happy… and you can feel good about giving your dog with a good, clean diet.

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These Wiggle Biscuits are absolutely adorable! They’re small, crunchy heart-shaped treats that contain all natural ingredients that are great for your little fur baby!

Peanut butter provides protein, fiber and biotin, and flaxseed provides omega-3s, vitamin E and is an anti-inflammatory. Banana packs these little biscuits with potassium and electrolytes and coconut oil helps your dog’s skin stay healthy and adds Vitamin K and choline!

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Right out of the bag, you can smell the cinnamon which really helps to reduce stinky dog breath! You can’t get all of these benefits in an everyday dog treat! These are truly special and your dog deserves the best!

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Petition:Punish Man Accused of Cutting Off Kittens’ Tails With Scissors | Animal Petitions

kitten-by-Marion-County-Sheriffs-OfficeFive kittens were reportedly had their tails cut off with a pair of garden scissors in a horrific Act of abuse. The suspect allegedly committed this cruelty as a revenge against his neighbor, who owned the kittens. Demand Justice for these innocent kittens.

https://animalpetitions.org/506097/punish-man-who-allegedly-amputated-kittens-tails-for-revenge/

Petition:Punish Man Seen Beating and Strangling Dog in Viral Video | Animal Petitions


https://animalpetitions.org/493554/punish-man-who-beat-and-strangled-dog-in-viral-video/

Petition update · VOTE COMING THIS WEEK! ANWR Petition Could be Delivered to Senators TOMORROW! · Change.org


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Man beats and strangles puppy before ‘breaking its leg’ as onlooker stands behind camera LAUGHING – Mirror …

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Police are investigating a serious case of animal cruelty after a video emerged of a man beating a puppy while an onlooker cruelly laughs from behind the camera.

The footage, which was uploaded to Facebook, shows a man dragged the puppy from the car and whip it with its own lead. He then attaches the lead and flings the dog, believed to be called lady,over his shoulder before walking away.

After a short distance the man slams the dog to the ground.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/man-beats-strangles-puppy-before-11553021.amp

Please sign petition to rectify the heavy impact of livestock grazing on public lands

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photo:  Western Watersheds Project

Please sign this petition HERE.

SOURCE:  Petitions.whitehouse.gov

We the people ask the federal government to Call on Congress to act on an issue:

Livestock Grazing on Public Lands Rectify the Heavy Impact

Created by T.B. on November 23, 2017

Reductions will address ecological problems caused by commercial livestock grazing such as:

● displacement of wildlife, reduction of wildlife populations;
● degradation is occurring to the land;
● transmission of pathogens;
● degradation is occurring to plant communities;
● native wildlife are killed to advance the interests of public lands ranchers;
● livestock are…

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Petition: Act Now to Save the Sumatran Rhino

Samatran Rhino,is one of the rarest Rhino species in the world with fewer than 100 living in the wild.  They can only be found in a few spots dense forests in the Indonesia, Malaysia and possibly even Myanmar.
https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/941/658/570/?z00m=29804317&redirectID=2542312267

Petition: Save Ladyface Mountain, California

The 300-plus-acre area consists of  many  beautiful creeks, a variety of wildlife and endangered plants and flowers. Ladyface Mountain the local landmark will be forever negatively impact by The Proposal of Triangle Ranch development, which would place McMansions at her feet and require massive grading retaining walls, loss of oak trees, creek pollution and  major traffic congestion.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/445/385/617/

Petition: Harshest Punishment for Rhino Poachers!


https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/521/661/144/

Petition: Help Free Ben the Bear : He’s Already Served 25 Years in Cruel Captivity

The nature Park in Sault Ste. Marie,Ontario opened in the 80s as a rescue facility for abandoned or  injured domestic animals but as the years went by the park seem to have lost its mission because now the animals of Spruce Haven themselves are the ones that need rescuing.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/559/306/322/?z00m=29748299&redirectID=2542274660

Lemony Blondies

The Magick Kitchen

White brownies (or blondies, as they are known) are delectable little tray bakes.

These blondies are so moist because of the inclusion of aquafaba and gram flour. The aquafaba adds the air, while the gram flour and none-dairy milk create the egg-like binding (it also gives them the normal yellow cake hue that eggs create). Together, they replace two large eggs and add richness and flavour.

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FDA Warning: Store-Bought ‘Bone Treats’ Could Kill Your Dog

FDA Warning: Store-Bought ‘Bone Treats’ Could Kill Your Dog
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November 28, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning regarding the purchase and use of store-bought “bone treats”. The FDA claims the danger goes beyond the risk of regular bones.

The FDA reports it has received about 68 reports of pet illnesses related to “bone treats”.

Bone treats differ from regular uncooked butcher-type bones because they’re processed and packaged for sale as “dog treats”.

A variety of commercially-available bone treats for dogs were listed in the reports including items described as:

“Ham Bones”
“Pork Femur Bones”
“Rib Bones”
“Smokey Knuckle Bones”

No specific brands are mentioned in the FDA bulletin.

The processed products may be dried through a smoking process or by baking. They may also contain other ingredients such as:

Preservatives
Seasonings
Smoke flavorings

According to Dr. Carmela Stamper, a veterinarian in the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the FDA…

“Giving your dog a bone treat might lead to an unexpected trip to your veterinarian, a possible emergency surgery, or even death for your pet.”

So, if you’re planning to give your dog a stocking full of bone treats this holiday season, you may want to reconsider.

Illnesses reported to FDA by owners and veterinarians in dogs that have eaten bone treats have included:

Gastrointestinal obstruction (blockage in the digestive tract)
Choking
Cuts and wounds in the mouth or on the tonsils
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Bleeding from the rectum
Death

According to FDA, approximately 15 dogs have reportedly died after eating a bone treat.
How Widespread Is the Problem?

To date, reports submitted by pet owners and veterinarians have included about 90 dogs. Some reports included more than one dog.

In addition, FDA has received 7 reports of product problems such as…

Moldy-appearing bones
Treats splintering when chewed by the pet

FDA has included the following tips to help keep your dog safe:
Chicken bones and other bones from the kitchen table can cause injury when chewed by pets, too. So be careful to keep platters out of reach when you’re cooking or the family is eating.

Be careful what you put in the trash can. Dogs are notorious for helping themselves to the turkey carcass or steak bones disposed of there.

Talk with your veterinarian about other toys or treats that are most appropriate for your dog. There are many available products made with different materials for dogs to chew on.
Dr. Stamper adds the following advice…

“We recommend supervising your dog with any chew toy or treat, especially one she hasn’t had before. And if she ‘just isn’t acting right,’ call your veterinarian right away!”

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Petition: Demand Justice for Ollie

Ollie was an innocent Pitbull stabbed more than 50 times by a sadistic monster, Brendan Evans. Ollie was stuffed in a suitcase and left for dead. Life-saving veterinarian care was given, but sadly Ollie died on October 12th 2017 from the mutilation and torture by Brendan Evans. He is charged with aggravated animal cruelty a felony in the state of Florida, if convicted he faces up to five years in prison this is not harsh enough conviction for his brutal beating and mutilation of Ollie. With the evidence gathered from his apartment (animal fur in his oven, cat paws in his freezer) Brendan Evan should receive multiple aggravated animal cruelty charges.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/303/391/951/

Petition: Join us in our calls for a dog meat free Indonesia


https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/579/898/258/

Petition: Ask Pizza Hut to Offer Vegan Cheese in the US!, United States


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Published essay: the conservation fiasco that is the ESA listing of polar bears

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In early October, the US Fish & Wildlife Service reversed its 2011 decision to list Pacific walrus as ‘threatened with extinction’, saying they could not “determine with certainty that walruses are likely to become endangered “in the foreseeable future.” [details below]

I have arguedthat the 2008 decision by the USFWS to list polar bears as ‘threatened’ is similarly lacking in certainty (Crockford 2017) and as for walrus, the previous determination of ‘threatened’ for polar bears was premature and should be reversed.

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A prominent biology colleague and I recently put it this way in a newly published essay:

“Is it ethical or fair to the many citizens impacted directly and indirectly by the 2008 polar bear ruling for the FWS to allow polar bears to remain on the Endangered Species List?”

Read our piece in the winter 2018 issue of RANGE Magazine (open access), authored by…

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Colorado VA kept secret wait lists for vets’ mental health care

Serbia / USA: USA Auction To Help Fellix Kitties – Get Your Xmas Presents Here Now !

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

Our dear friend Katrina Fillo has organized a USA based auction in order to help CSF kitties –

Thank you so much, Katrina!

Please take a look at these lovely items, perhaps you’ll find something you like.
And share with your friends and family, perhaps they’ll find something too.

Love to all and thank you for caring about our kitties.

BUY IT NOW ~ CSF DECEMBER Fundraiser

Items are available for immediate purrrrchase rather than bidding style. Prices are listed in the …

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Some of the items available:

Buy now and help Serbian cats at the shelter.

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Serbia: Felix Shelter News 19/11 – No Heating For Over A Month – Please Donate If You Can.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

Today was our monthly interferon day for all FiV+ kitties in CSF.

Gemma, Jaki, Alana, Attila, Kremko, Samson and Cormac have received their Roferon dose via subcutaneous injections.

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Since the cold weather and no heating gas have been giving us a hard time for over a month now, all kitties with runny noses and teary eyes received Hemomicyn antibiotics and eye drops. 😓😖

And because all of them were so brave during their medical treatment

💪💪💪, even those who were brave enough to watch 😹, all 150 residents of our CSF Sanctuary received some extra delicious snacks 😻 – a gift from one our donors who wished to stay anonymous. 😽💕

Most of you are aware of our current and alarming situation – we have no heating gas, no wet canned food, and we are in debts for earlier supplies of wet canned feline food and…

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International Environmental and Human Rights Group Wins Major Grant | Global Justice Ecology Project

African Oil Palm plantations in the Lacandon Jungle of Mexico to be used for biofuel. Orin Langelle/LangellePhoto.org (2013)
Buffalo-based Organization Awarded $90,000
Buffalo, NY–Global Justice Ecology Project, an award-winning international non-profit based in Buffalo announced today that it will receive a grant of $90,000 from the Ceres Trust. The grant was made in support of GJEP’s leading-edge work to protect forests, wildlife and communities from the unpredictable and potentially devastating impacts of genetically engineered trees–such as wildfires, loss of water, sickness and forced displacement. 

“We are thrilled to receive this important grant from Ceres Trust,” said Anne Petermann, Executive Director and co-founder of Global Justice Ecology Project. [5] “In this age of climate change and extreme weather, our work in defense of forests and forest-dependent communities is more critical than ever, and this grant will help us accomplish many important objectives. In 2018, it will help us strengthen our work with indigenous peoples in Brazil, Chile, the U.S. and elsewhere who are protecting their lands and forests from corporate destruction.”

GJEP is also co-organizing a national forest protection conference in 2018 to reignite a powerful, united movement to protect forests in the U.S. The conference will link protection of forests with efforts to stop fossil fuel extraction and oppose dangerous and destructive false solutions to climate change such as wood-based bioenergy.

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Social Justice Media Program [3] includes Langelle Photography, a program designed to use the power of photography to expose social and ecological injustice while providing an historical look at social movements, struggle and everyday life. One goal is inspiring people to become involved in social change efforts. It is directed by GJEP co-founder and long-time photojournalist Orin Langelle. 

“I have been involved in and documented movements for social change and ecological protection since 1972, and I understand how critical it is to preserve our history,” stated Langelle. “People today can learn important lessons from struggles that came before—what worked and what didn’t. Being firmly rooted in history is critical. I am grateful to Ceres Trust for understanding this work.”

In January 2017 Langelle won the Member’s Exhibition Award at CEPA (Contemporary Photography and Visual Arts Center) in Buffalo, which includes a solo exhibit there in January 2018. The exhibit will be called Portraits of Struggle and feature photos documenting people’s efforts to defend and protect lands, forests and human rights around the world.

Contact: Tess Ipolito, Media Coordinator, tess@globaljusticeecology.org +1.716.867.4080

Global Justice Ecology Project received the 2013 White Dove Award from the Rochester Committee on Latin America for “dedicated efforts to protect Indigenous Peoples’ rights and native forests, and to promote social, environmental and ecological justice in Latin America and beyond, including the use of concerned photography.”
 GJEP leads the effort to stop the commercial sale and large-scale planting of genetically engineered trees, and its co-founders launched the first campaign against GE trees in 2000. In July 2017 GJEP organized the collection of 284,000 public comments and 500 organizational sign ons to the USDA protesting the agency’s proposed approval of the first genetically engineered tree–a non-native eucalyptus–which would be sold by the millions for planting across seven Southern U.S. states, despite the tree’s notorious reputation for being invasive, explosively flammable, water depleting, and displacing endangered species.

As the coordinators of the global Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees, in 2017 GJEP sent a team to Chile to investigate and document the aftermath of the worst wildfires in that country’s history–set off by a heat wave, and fueled by highly flammable plantations of eucalyptus and pine trees. They joined activists from around the world to discuss strategies to prevent the expansion of these plantations and the future use of GE trees in them helped mobilize a week of protests against a global industry conference in Chile on GE trees.
 GJEP’s Social Justice Media Program highlights the voices of activists and communities struggling to protect their lands, stop corporate destruction and stand up for justice. 
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Brazil and Land Rights: A Historical Struggle that Continues and Intensifies
‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky For Field Trials, Scientists Say
100 Scientists Urge NC Governor To Protect Forests From Pellet Industry

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Why this deer disease could change the way Americans hunt forever


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Petition · Governor Brown: Ban Glyphosate in California! · Change.org

Did you know that one of the most widely used herbicides in history, sprayed on our food crops streets playgrounds and Parks have been proven to cause serious harm to our  health?  I‘m concerned about my children’s health and safety,and Monsanto’s Glyphosate weed killer ( Roundup) is putting all of us at risk.

https://www.change.org/p/governor-brown-ban-glyphosate-in-california

Petition · Free Nazanin Ratcliffe · Change.org

My wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37 year old charity worker, was on a holiday visiting her family and ran she was at the airport returning to the UK on the 3rd of April when she was detained by it in a Iranian Revolutionary Guard.  She has been transferred to an unknown location inKerman Province, 1,000 kilometres south of Tehran,and is being held in solitary confinement.

https://www.change.org/p/free-nazanin-ratcliffe

Petition: Don’t let Missy the drowned dog die in vain.

There is just no justification drowning your dog in a rucksack.  Yet when one Norwich, UK man learned of looming veterinarian bills for his dog Missy he did the unthinkable. He stuffed his dog in a rucksack with only your head sticking out of the bag and tossed her into the river. Horribly the sick dog awake when she hit the water,trying in vain to escape the the bag and swim to shore.

 She didn’t make it. Please sign the petition and don’t let Missy die in vain.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/779/252/699/dont-let-missy-the-drowned-dog-die-in-vain./

Petition: Urge SpaceX and Blue Origin to Help Save Vital Climate Satellites

The US – and scientist around the world could soon lose precious information needed to understand and address the climate crisis, thanks to climate change deniers and Congress.

 The US government polar sea ice monitoring program now has just three functioning research satellites. Each is beyond its shelf life and the government officials say another satellite cannot be launch before 2023.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/886/221/256/urge-spacex-and-blue-origin-to-help-save-vital-climate-satellites/

Petition · Ryan Zinke: Ban elephant ivory and tusks from being imported into the U.S. · Change.org

The faith of African elephants will be decided next week. In response to mass opposition the Trump Administration has temporarily halted the policy changed to lift the ban on elephant hunting trophies Ivory and body parts, until conservation facts can be “reviewed.”

https://www.change.org/p/ryan-zinke-ban-elephant-ivory-and-tusks-from-being-imported-into-the-u-s?j=191158&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=35726509&mid=7233053&jb=8401&utm_medium=email&utm_source=aa_sign_human&utm_campaign=191158&sfmc_tk=QO1jHMcMNgJVzKVuN3Ni56edc4O04QU3qq4Wb82Xn8iz3kVth2FjJh2papn9ouUX&j=191158&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=35726509&mid=7233053&jb=8401

TELL CONGRESS NOW: No Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!

This would destroy one of the world’s most iconic and vital landscapes – critical for the survival of many Alaskan native people including the Gwich’ in Nation, and home to migratory birds from six continents and the porcupine caribou herd. With climate change already threatened this fragile refuge,it’s unacceptable that the Administration and Congress are putting the needs of big business and oil before our planet and ecosystems.  Activists and environmentalist have been fighting against dangerous drilling here for decades – and we can’t give up. We need to demand that Congress act now to protect America’s last unspoiled Wilderness from oil drilling.

https://petitions.signforgood.com/StopArcticDrilling/?code=Se

Let’s End Live Pigeon Shoots – Now!

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I will never give up on passing a straight-forward bill to end live pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania.  My resolve to do so is unwavering due in large part to Splash – the beautiful white pigeon pictured below – a bird rescued from a shoot held many years ago at the Philadelphia Gun Club in Bensalem.  The rescue of Splash lives indelibly in my memory.  I stood on the shoreline of a neighboring property to the club, my ears hurting from the sound of gun shots, my eyes burning from the cold and from watching wounded

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Splash, rescued from a live pigeon shoot by Humane PA president, Elissa Katz, enjoying his new life.

birds plunge into the frigid Delaware River, helplessly watching them bob and struggle and ultimately drown.  And then one bird kept bobbing and struggling, and was so close to shore! Finally, he was in shallow enough water that I could grab him. I quickly placed this battered and wounded…

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