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Petition Update:Two Bears Kept Caged At A Restaurant Are Finally Free | Care2 Causes

By: Alicia Graef
November 4, 2017

Just a week after launching a campaign to help save bears in Armenia who are being kept in heartbreaking conditions and used as living attractions, the first two bears have been rescued.

These bears have been poached from the wild and confined to barren enclosures at restaurants, factories and bus depots, among other places, so they can be used to draw tourists and amuse their owners. After being alerted about their plight, International Animal Rescue (IAR) launched The Great Bear Rescue in an effort to shut this cruel industry down, and move those being confined to new sanctuary homes.

This week, they’re celebrating the successful rescue of the first two bears, Dasha, a female, and Misha, a male, who were being kept in a small cage that was half-submerged in water by a riverside restaurant in Yerevan.

Photo credit: International Animal Rescue.

According to IAR, the rescue mission was carried out alongside the Federation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), along with the full support of the Armenian government and the cooperation of the restaurant’s owner.

Photo credit: International Animal Rescue.

The Armenian Emergency Rescue services stepped in to help free them by cutting the welded bars of the cages that held them.
Photo credit: International Animal Rescue
Once the cages had been opened, vets stepped in to tranquilize the bears and prepare them for transport to their new home.

Photo credit: International Animal Rescue.

The bears have since been taken to a sanctuary, where they’ll get time to adjust before being thoroughly assessed.

Photo Credit: International Animal Rescue

IAR ultimately hopes to rehabilitate and release any who are good candidates, but has vowed to ensure permanent homes in sanctuaries for any bears who are unable to return to the wild. Construction of a new sanctuary that will provide a home for bears being rescued is already being built in partnership with the FPWC and rescuers hope that Dasha and Misha will be the first of up to as many as 80 bears who will be saved over the coming months

“Some have been living for years in small, barren cages, surviving only on scraps and filthy, stagnant water,” said IAR’s CEO, Alan Knight. “Many of them relieve their boredom and frustration by pacing endlessly to and fro, banging their heads against the walls or climbing up the bars, searching frantically for an escape route. It is heartbreaking and we are determined to bring it to an end.”


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Nov 5, 2017 — Two more senior executives are leaving. Andrew Donkin, the marketing chief, and Pamela Catlett, senior vice president and general manager of Under Armour’s women’s and youth categories, are leaving the company. A memo announcing their departures was circulated among company leaders Tuesday night, a person familiar with the matter said.
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Harsher punishment for animal cruelty-Ponce’s Law

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Nov 5, 2017 — Takeaways from Tallahassee — Seeking justice for puppies

Peter Schorsch
1 day ago

After a puppy was beaten to death in Volusia County earlier this year, the fight to give animal abusers harsher penalties is gaining momentum at the state Capitol.
And if passed, those who are convicted could be banned from owning or contacting animals.

It all began in April when neighbors heard a racket coming from inside a Ponce Inlet home, where Travis Archer, the owner of Ponce, a black 9-month-old Labrador retriever, lived.
Upon entering the home, police found the dog dead in the backyard. According to a Daytona Beach News-Journal report, Archer said the dog “tore up his house” and that he had hit it several times to discipline it.

Tom Leek is looking for harsher punishment for animal abusers.
Travis was charged with animal cruelty, which means he technically could face up to five years in prison if convicted. But because he has no prior convictions, there is no mandated prison time under the current law.
The case sparked outrage locally, prompting animal rights advocates to push for more severe sanctions that would make it more likely for animal abusers to serve time behind bars. This week the push for that began at the state level with a bill (HB 473) filed by Rep. Tom Leek, an Ormond Beach Republican.

While the proposal, called “Ponce’s Law,” would make it more likely for those convicted of animal abuse to serve time, it still does not guarantee it. It will all depend on the person’s criminal background and a judge’s discretion. Under the bill, judges would be allowed to use their discretion to determine whether someone found guilty of these crimes should be banned from owning or even coming into contact with an animal.
It’s hard to imagine banning a convicted animal abuser from a dog park, but that could be the result.
“The horrific event that took place in Ponce Inlet will remain a somber reminder of the evil inflicted upon animals across our state,” Leek said in a statement.
The effort is being spearheaded by Ponce Inlet’s Chief of Police Frank Fabrizio, the ASPCA, the Halifax Humane Society in Volusia County and Debbie Darino, who launched a “Justice for Ponce” petition proposing an amendment to current state animal cruelty laws. The petition garnered nearly 75,000 signatures.
Darino is also the founder of a closed Facebook page, Justice for Ponce. If the posts on Facebook are any indication, people should expect colorful banners with Ponce’s face and the hashtag #DogsLivesMatter to pop up as the measure moves ahead.

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“I hate going to weddings”, he said. “When I was younger, my aunts were coming to me, catching my face and sayng:

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Baby Orca Surprises Swimmers At New Zealand Beach – The Dodo


Mischievous Baby Orca Sneaks Up On Unsuspecting Swimmers

“We won’t be forgetting this anytime soon.”
By Sarah V Schweig
October 24, 2017

It’s beach season in New Zealand, and hundreds of people were enjoying the sun and surf at Hahei Beach last week — when some of them got a very unexpected visitor.
Orca surprises beachgoers

Four wild orcas were thought to be hunting stingrays off the coast when one of the baby orcas became curious and swam right up to people wading in the clear water. And the sight of a dorsal fin coming straight at them sent the swimmers scurrying for the shore.

Orcas are very intelligent and social animals who stick with their families their whole lives, and baby orcas like this one learn to hunt from their parents and relatives in their pod.

So maybe the beachgoers were right to be startled by the baby orca — he might have been practicing his newly acquired skills on them.

But the swimmers had no hard feelings toward the little orca. “He’s just playing,” one person can be heard saying.

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see such a beautiful animal up close in the wild,” Kelly Lindsay told local news. “We won’t be forgetting this anytime soon.”