If There Was ANY Justice At All…

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All trophy hunters would  “BURN IN HELL”  come Judgement Day!

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Sign Petition Demanding Closure Of Calgary Zoo Before Another Senior Wolf Is Killed To Make Room For Younger Ones – World Animal News

By Care2 –
March 27, 2018

While the law might state that animals are property, most animal lovers strongly disagree. No one would judge you for throwing away an old toy because you didn’t want it anymore, but most people would call their local animal protection agency if you tried to do the same thing to a pet.
But that is just what the Calgary Zoo in Alberta, Canada did last month. Kali, a grey wolf, was one of the most beloved animals in the zoo. So much, in fact, that last year the zoo used her in a campaign to promote an online survey to determine Canada’s greatest animal. After more than 10,000 people voted, Kali was declared the winner.
But even her beloved status couldn’t save her. Last month, the zoo put her down, simply because they wanted to make room for other, younger wolves.
Although Kali was a senior wolf, she was still very much alive and enjoying life. But because the zoo wanted to make more money with younger “cuter” pups, Kali had to go.
Zoos should not prioritize young animals just because they bring in more zoo-goers and they definitely shouldn’t put down a perfectly healthy animal.
If zoo officials wanted to make room for newer wolves, they should have given Kali to a sanctuary, where she could have lived the rest of her life in relative peace.
Don’t Support Captivity.
Please sign this Care2 petition urging Calgary officials to shut down the zoo http://worldanimalnews.com/sign-petition-demanding-closure-calgary-zoo-another-senior-wolf-killed-make-room-younger-ones/!

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Heartbreaking News! A Big-Tusker That Was Collared For Research Killed By Russian Hunter In Zimbabwe – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
March 27, 2018

Pictured is the dead elephant alongside hunt leader Martin Pieters. Photo sourced from social media as per Africa Geographic
Tragically, a Big-Tusker bull elephant that was collared for research purposes was killed earlier this month by a Russian trophy hunter in Zimbabwe.
The unnamed hunter was among a group of seven that included a government ranger and two trackers from the community with detailed knowledge of the area; all of who claim, at the time, to have not noticed that the elephant was collared.
As per Africa Geographic, the 14-day “legal” hunt was reportedly under the direction of professional hunter Martin Pieters of Martin Pieters Safaris, a member of Safari Club International, and took place in the community-run conservancy Naivasha which borders on the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe.
“There is no law that protects a collared animal from being hunted in Zimbabwe, but there is a general acceptance that the ethical position is that a hunter will avoid shooting an animal with a collar,” noted The Frankfurt Zoological Society, which collared this and other elephants for research purposes, in a statement. “The data from this bull has been captured and will help us with our ongoing efforts to find solutions, together with our local and international partners, to conservation questions in a world where the challenges to find space for wildlife and their habitats are becoming ever more complicated.”
Sadly, there are less than 30 big tuskers left in Africa.
Unfathomably, the Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Association called this senseless loss “a genuine mistake due to a lack of communication.”
But Make No Mistake About This; Hunting Wild Animals For So-Called “Trophies” Should Never Happen Let Alone Be Permitted!

http://worldanimalnews.com/heartbreaking-news-big-tusker-elephant-collared-research-killed-russian-hunter-zimbabwe/

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Petition: Prevent the Extinction of the North Atlantic Right Whale

Update. It’s devastating news. The 2018 winter calving season for these critically endangered whales just ended without a single newborn calf being spotted off the southeast U.S. coast.

The North Atlantic right whale is under threat of extinction. Only 450 still exist, and of these only about a hundred are breeding females.

2017 was a particularly terrible year for these endangered marine mammals: 17 have been found dead, many as a result of collisions with vessels or entanglement with fishing gear. In 2018, reseaearchers haven’t spotted a single newborn all breeding season.

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/549/897/838/prevent-the-extinction-of-the-north-atlantic-right-whale/?TAP=1724

The Travel Corporation Joins More Than 180 Global Companies In Promoting Elephant-Friendly Tourism! – World Animal News

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BREAKING NEWS
By WAN –
March 30, 2018

CNW Group, World Animal Protection
The Travel Corporation (TTC) and its family of 30 global brands are working with World Animal Protection to improve the lives of animals through profitable and sustainable tourism.
World Animal Protection has worked with TTC in reshaping the experiences they offer to be more animal-friendly and supporting the phase-out of cruel activities including bullfights, captive whale and dolphin attractions and, most significantly, removing elephant rides and shows from their trips visiting Thailand.
“We recognize the immense potential the travel industry has to change the world for the better and we can do that with the valuable guidance of leading organizations like World Animal Protection,” Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, The Travel Corporation and Founder, The TreadRight Foundation noted in a statement. “We are proud to have partnered with World Animal Protection to work towards ensuring that the travel industry comes together as a community to protect wildlife and help show that animal-friendly venues can be profitable for local communities in the long-term. We appreciate that this is an important animal welfare issue that is bigger than any single organization.”
This past September in Bangkok, World Animal Protection brought together leading global travel companies to meet with representatives of elephant riding camps across Thailand. They demonstrated a shift in consumer demand for elephant-friendly tourism, and encouraged local camps to phase out rides and shows and transition instead to elephant-friendly venues.
Many tourists from around the globe visit Thailand to see elephants but increasingly, these travelers are beginning to understand the lifetime of psychological and physical trauma elephant rides and shows cause.
A 2017 survey shows a significant drop of 9% (to 44%) in the number of people who find elephant riding acceptable compared to just three years ago. The research shows that more than 80% of tourists would prefer to see elephants in their natural environment.
“Attitudes are changing as travelers are learning more about the fear, pain and suffering elephants undergo to make rides and shows possible”, stated Steve McIvor, CEO, World Animal Protection. “Travelers are increasingly demanding options that better align with their values. With the help of global travel partners like TTC we can prove that elephant-friendly attractions, those without forced and dangerous interactions with wildlife, make both ethical and financial sense for local venues. The direction of sustainable tourism is clear.”
TTC and more than 180 other global travel companies have agreed to no longer offer visits to venues with elephant rides and shows in any of their markets. As well, in 2016, TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site announced they would stop selling tickets to experiences where tourists have direct physical contact with captive wild animals or endangered species.
A list of travel companies that promote elephant-friendly tourism can be found here http://worldanimalnews.com/travel-corporation-joins-180-global-companies-promoting-elephant-friendly-tourism/!

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California Senator Scott Wilk Introduces The Animal Welfare & Violence Intervention Act of 2018; Addressing Link Between Animal Abuse & Violence Towards Humans – World Animal News

By Lauren Lewis –
March 28, 2018

California Senator Scott Wilk (R-Antelope Valley) announced the introduction of the Animal Welfare and Violence Intervention Act of 2018 to address the link between animal abuse and violence towards humans and to stop the escalation of dangerous behavior among offenders who hurt animals.
“Animal abuse crimes should be treated seriously because they are serious,” Wilk, himself the parent of a rescue dog, said in a statement. “Our animal friends need and deserve our protection, but this bill isn’t just about them. It’s also about our mothers and daughters, our friends and neighbors, our children and grandchildren; it’s about all of us.”

Wilk went on to cite statistics that show in some cases 60 percent of domestic violence offenders also abused animals at some point, and that 70 percent of the most violent prisoners in a study of federal prisons had serious animal abuse in their histories.
“There’s no denying the existence of a problem here and it has become even more apparent that our current mechanisms for identifying and addressing these offenders are neither restorative nor rehabilitative in any meaningful way,” said Wilk.
The bill will require offenders convicted of animal abuse crimes to undergo mandatory mental health assessments and, if deemed beneficial by the assessing mental health professional, to seek ongoing counseling.
The bill also requires offenders to enroll in an animal offender education course that will teach them proper techniques for interacting with animals in a positive way.
“Through early intervention with mental health and education, we can begin to weaken the link between animal abuse and future violence against humans. The link is well established, but it isn’t unbreakable.”
The bill is supported by legislative, animal rights and law enforcement leaders including the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and former Los Angeles County Prosecutor in charge of animal crimes, Deborah Knaan.
“Ferreting out mental health issues and educating offenders will go a long way toward preventing more animals, and humans, from being victimized in the future,” said Knaan who now runs Benchmark Animal Rehabilitative Curriculum (B.A.R.C.) an animal abuse education non-profit.
WAN will continue to follow and report on the status of this extremely important and much-needed legislation.

http://worldanimalnews.com/california-senator-scott-wilk-introduces-landmark-bill-addressing-link-animal-abuse-violence-towards-humans/

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Progress! Politician Calls for the End of Bear Bile Farming in China

Natasha Brooks
Bears on bile farms in China, Vietnam, and South Korea endure torturously painful lives constricted to metal cages and restraints while bile is extracted from their gallbladders. Crying out in pain, many are abused and neglected so severely they lose limbs and appendages. World-renowned charity Animals Asia has long been fighting to free these beautiful bears from their dismal fate, and they have shared some very encouraging news — a Chinese politician has made the proposal that China should pledge to end all bear bile farms by 2035!

This proposal was made by Shi Minghai, Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China and a member of the Hubei province’s National People’s Congress. He proposed that breeding on bile farms end in 2020 and that bear bile extraction should be banned and bears on these farms be microchipped by 2022, with plans for the entire industry to be eradicated by 2035. Vietnam and South Korea recently made efforts to end the bear bile farming industry, and activists hope this new proposed legislation will have China following suit.

In regards to this encouraging news, Animals Asia Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE stated: “This proposal is very exciting and opens the door to a bear bile farm-free future for China. We cannot anticipate whether this proposal will be accepted, but it is very significant that the issue has been raised at the highest levels of Chinese lawmaking and that the proposal has been allowed to go public … With at least 10,000 bears on farms, ending bear bile farming in China will be an enormously difficult task, but I have every faith that the modern China has the funds, the expertise and the will to do so.”

Since 1998, Animals Asia has been fighting to free bears used in the bile industry, and they have successfully rescued more than 600 bears, with over 300 of them living freely on the organization’s sanctuary grounds in China and Vietnam. To learn more about Animals Asia and how you can become involved in their life-saving work, visit their website here.

Many people are still unaware of the cruel bile industry, so please make sure you share this with your network to help shed light on the serious issue.

Image Source: Pixabay

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/politician-calls-end-bear-bile-farming-china/?utm_source=Green+Monster+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=755ac51387-NEWSLETTER_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bbf62ddf34-755ac51387-106049477

Ridiculous Easter Sheep Race Canceled Thanks to Activist Pressure!

Aleksandra Pajda
Thanks to a campaign by animal activists, a zoo in Shropshire, England has abandoned its annual Easter sheep race. A petition urging Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom to call off the senseless event was signed by more than 52,000 people concerned about the practice and the animals used in it.

The zoo’s Grand National and Gold Cup is seen as one of the biggest days in the sheep racing calendar and had been held for nearly 30 years, The Times reports. This year, however, the organizers had to give in to the overwhelming opposition to the race and to campaigners from the Lambentations group which focuses on sheep racing.

Pressure from activists has successfully shut down four other sheep racing events, as well as a pig race. As the campaigners emphasize, the practice is unnecessary and cruel, and it is aimed solely at human entertainment, which is not an end animals should be used for.

In the event, eight sheep leap over two-foot-tall fences with teddy bear “jockeys“ on their backs. The animals run to reach food at the finish line and the race is surrounded by a live commentary and betting.

Activists’ concerns have been backed by the RSPCA which said the practice is “largely unregulated” and questions “the methods of encouraging sheep to run.” Moreover, the British Veterinary Association stated that even though running towards food was natural for the animals, races could be “stressful and frightening” for the sheep when taking place in front of large crowds.

According to the organizers, the race is no different to dog agility events. This, however, is a very dubious comparison, since dogs taking part in agility competitions are trained for that purpose and again mistakes the animals’ agency with conditioning.

The end of this race marks another success for concerned animal advocates who spoke up for animals who do not have a voice. If you think this is great news, pass it on! And remember, we can all make a difference for animals, so don’t give up!

Image source: 12019/Pixabay

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petition: Sunny has lived 29 YEARS ALONE in a tiny cell: Help her before it’s too late

by: Elephants in Japan, Zoocheck
target: Nomi Ishikawa Zoo, JAZA, Minister of Environment Masaharu Nakagawa, Mayor of Ishikawa and city council

105,962 SUPPORTERS
110,000 GOAL

Sunny the elephant has been TOTALLY ALONE in a concrete prison for 29 years. When it’s cold and snowy, she is forced to spend most days locked in her tiny indoor cell at the Nomi Ishikawa Zoo in Japan.

With nothing else to do, Sunny tries desperately to cope with her boredom and loneliness—by exploring the walls with her trunk. The heartbreaking evidence: Dark marks all over the walls of her tiny cell—as far as her trunk can reach—from Sunny doing this over and over, alone, bored and trapped, day in and day out … for 29 years and counting.

It is cruel and unnatural to make Sunny spend her life in solitary confinement in such a tiny living space. It’s an undeserved punishment for an animal that is naturally highly intelligent and social. Elephants live up to 70 years, and are exceptionally social animals who have families and friends. They grieve their dead.

But finally Sunny’s plight has come to light! Sunny still has a chance at a better life: experiencing soft soil on her feet, companionship and enrichment to occupy her very intelligent mind. Elephants in Japan, together with wildlife organization Zoocheck are working to help Sunny and other captive solitary elephants in Japan. BUT we need your help! Please sign and share this petition demanding change for Sunny!

The more voices we can add to this cause, the more power we have to approach our targets and demand change. In Japan, this is pushing for the government and other relevant authorities to develop legislation that sets higher standards of captive elephant housing and care, including prohibiting the keeping of highly social animals, like elephants, in social isolation.

Thank you for your help to save Sunny!
Sign Petition

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/679/515/074/sunny-has-lived-29-years-totally-alone-in-a-tiny-concrete-cell-please-help-her-before-it-is-too-late/?TAP=1732

Darwin’s Dog Food Recall of March 2018

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Darwin’s Dog Food Recall of March 2018

March 26, 2018 — Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, WA, has announced it is voluntarily recalling four lots of dog food after testing showed that specific products have tested positive for Salmonella and/or E. coli O128.

These pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products are exclusively sold to customers through a subscription service. Customers who purchased the products have been notified of the recall directly by Darwin’s.

No product images were provided with the official notice.
About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
About E. Coli O128

Specifically, E. coli O128 was identified in the contaminated raw turkey pet food product, and is among the most clinically relevant Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli (STEC) in humans.

E. coli O128 causes illness indistinguishable from E. coli O157:H7.

The symptoms include diarrhea, often with bloody stools.

Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly.

The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.

E. coli O128 is unknown to cause illness in dogs and cats, but infected animals can become carriers of E. coli O128 and transfer the bacteria to the home environment.
What’s Recalled?

The pet food included in the recall is as follows:

Natural Selections Chicken with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #43887, manufacture date 1/30/2018
Natural Selections Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44147, manufacture date 2/5/2018
ZooLogics Chicken Meals with Organic Vegetables for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44037, manufacture date 2/7/2018
ZooLogics Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44127, manufacture date 2/4/2018

Company Statement

According to Darwin’s founder and president, Gary Tashjian:

“The company has not received any reports of illness in pets who consumed the food to date.

“Most animal-health experts agree that pets are generally not affected by pathogens like Salmonella or E. coli unless they are already ill with some other condition.

“While we believe the risk to dogs consuming our products is low, we are sensitive to the FDA’s concern for humans who might become exposed to the pathogens through handling the raw meals.”

Mr. Tashjian noted that product labels instruct those preparing the food to follow food-safety guidelines, which direct the cleaning of surfaces and utensils exposed to raw food and washing hands thoroughly after coming into contact with raw food.

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/darwins-dog-food-recall-march-2018/

What to Do?

Customers who have any of the affected products should dispose of the pet food as regular garbage, and contact Darwin’s for replacement by emailing productsafety@darwinspet.com

Or by calling 866-832-8319, Monday-Friday, 6 AM to 6 PT, and Saturdays, 7 AM to 3 PM PT.

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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Blue Ridge Beef Dog Food Recall of March 2018

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Blue Ridge Beef Dog Food Recall of March 2018

March 26, 2018 — Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling one lot of its BRD Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

What Caused the Recall?

This recall was initiated after samples collected and tested by the FDA showed positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

There has been no consumer or pet illnesses in association with this product.

Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling this product lot as a commitment to consumer and pet health and safety.
About Salmonella and Listeria

Salmonella and Listeria can cause severe and potentially fatal infection in both the animals consuming the pet food, and the humans that handle the pet food.

There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.

Pets can be carriers of the bacteria and infect humans, even if the pets do not appear to be ill.

Once Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes gets established in the pet’s gastrointestinal tract, the animal can shed the bacteria when it has a bowel movement, and the contamination will continue to spread.

Groups at high risk for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes include the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and certain chronic medical conditions (such as cancer), and pregnant women.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves and their pets for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product or pets that have consumed this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Pet owners should contact a veterinarian if their pet shows symptoms.

Consumers should also follow the simple handling tips on the package.
What’s Recalled?

The recalled lot would affect the following states:

Florida
Georgia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee

The affected product is sold in two pound chubs that are frozen and are distinguished by the manufacturing codes:

BRB Complete
Lot #: GA0131
Manufacturing date: 01/31/2018

The packaging of the product and the location of the lot number is pictured above along with the location of the clips on each end of the chub.
What to Do?

Consumers are encouraged to check the clips of product to ensure that they possess the affected lot # GA0131.

Those who have purchased the above lot of BRB Complete are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately.

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/blue-ridge-beef-dog-food-recall-march-2018/

Those with questions can email the company at blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

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 update · Animal Supporters Needed to Help Stop BSL/Pitbull Bans · Change.org

Mar 27, 2018 — We need to have animal supporters follow our page, as we will soon be posting animals at high risk shelters in need of forever homes, as well as pets that need help.

Please Follow us on Instagram @rrtapets and tell your friends to do so by doing a post on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook.

Your efforts would mean the world to us, as Instagram is quickly becoming a very popular platform for animal rescue.

https://www.instagram.com/rrtapets/

Please Sign Petition

https://www.change.org/p/8288837/u/22560762?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_campaign=290454&sfmc_tk=Y65ELrEVwnOSO7%2bDYTtOcWMr3AEF%2f5mD2WXqaIj8oUVqQAJ37wPQVSQ7mWIfuH55&j=290454&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=52507739&mid=7259882&jb=214

Allow military exceptions during the Petsafe suspension · Change.org

Allyssa McNair started this petition to Mike Hhogan

PetSafe Reservation Embargo 03/20/18
Effective immediately, we are not accepting any new reservations for PetSafe travel. As of March 20, 2018, we will honor existing PetSafe reservations confirmed as well as assist any customer that wishes to cancel their reservation. This suspension does not affect pets that travel with us in-cabin.

We are taking this voluntary action to conduct a thorough and systematic review of our PetSafe program and make improvements that will ensure the best possible experience for our customers and their pets. We expect to complete our review by May 1, 2018.

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/animals/petsafe.html

My family, along with many other U.S. military families stationed in Guam, are deeply affected by this suspension. There was not much notice before United’s announcement and unfortunately United is the only U.S. airline currently servicing Guam. With the nature of how PCS(Permanent Change of Station) moves work, we simply don’t have the option to postpone our travel until United fully reviews their Petsafe procedures. We have to move when we are told to move by the military. None of our families want to leave our furry family members behind but we might be forced to do just that if United doesn’t allow a military exception during this time. To United we are just another section of business, but to military families on Guam United is our only option. We NEED an exception to be made.

https://www.stripes.com/military-family-pets-stranded-as-united-airlines-suspends-shipments-1.517950

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/03/26/no-united-airlines-military-pet-exemption-coming-despite-navy-claim.html

Click here to see what military families are affected by this.

https://www.change.org/p/united-airlines-allow-military-exceptions-during-the-petsafe-suspension?source_location=update_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=7597352&grid_position=8&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAF%2BSxwAAAAAAWrxgXfgeLGwwMmRhZWM2Yw%3D%3D to see the military families affected by this suspension

Petition update · Delaware County Fair 2018 · Change.org

Petition update

Mar 19, 2018 — Since its getting closer to summer and the county fair, I hope we can get the fair board to cancel the Rodeo event for this year if they have it added, and to not allow it and add a better event that could bring in far more people from even surrounding states to visit, spend money at the fair, and join the event.

So please let them know that events harming animals is way in the past and that with a city/county riddled with crime, drugs, and violence, adding to it by hosting violence to animals events won’t help it’s image. Something with no violence and fun for all is a much wiser way to go this year.

Some suggestions for new events this year

Demolition Derby; I’ve seen many in the derby event asking for the event to be held two nights.

Motocross; instead of having a motocross show, have the event with local and surrounding riders. Charge an entry fee like with the derby and have a prize for 1st & 2nd place.

Bring the Dirty Dash to the fair, it’s like the tough mudder.

The Dirty Dash is a mud run obstacle course where a military boot camp meets your inner five-year-old’s fantasy and subsequently converts boy to man and then man to swine. All you’ll need is a complete lack of shame to wallow in pits of mud and a smile to show through at the end! It’s your enhanced pig wresting event without harming any animals and is muddy fun.

So tell the fair you want them to hold events that don’t involve harming animals and instead provide non violent fun for all ages.

Showing a child they can complete a muddy boot camp type course is far better, and better character building than teaching them violence by harming animals. Same for adults.

If there’s an event you’d like to see held this year instead of the rodeo and so they don’t sneak the pig wrestling events back in, please leave your ideas in the comments and send them to the fair board.

https://www.change.org/p/7597352/u/22525493?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_update&utm_campaign=283257&sfmc_tk=Y65ELrEVwnOSO7%2bDYTtOcTDDa16eleNAOUKkKv4PgTvXAgwqqi%2bR%2fBwLGWocvTn9&j=283257&sfmc_sub=61374949&l=32_HTML&u=51271417&mid=7259882&jb=72

Do Better For Chickens · Change.org

Do Better For Chickens · Change.org
ShaRhonda Dawson started this petition to McDonald’s
My two kids love McDonald’s. They especially love the chicken nuggets. As a busy mom, sometimes I need a fast, convenient meal…but I don’t want to compromise on my family’s values. I was pleased to see that McDonald’s committed to 100% cage-free eggs, and that they recently reduced the calories in their Happy Meals. But I was shocked and upset to learn that when it comes to the treatment of chickens raised for their menu items, McDonald’s is lagging behind.

Please join me in asking McDonald’s to stop using chickens who are bred to suffer.

Chickens on factory farms are bred to grow so big, so fast, that they often collapse under their own weight. Many live in constant pain, and they are vulnerable to broken legs and heart attacks. These smart and social birds spend their entire lives in crowded, dimly-lit sheds without even a perch to rest on.

Restaurants like Subway, Burger King, Sonic, and many more have already committed to criteria that reduce the suffering of chickens. They are switching to healthier breeds and giving chickens more room to roam.

If all of these other companies can do it, why can’t McDonald’s?

McDonald’s actually had the chance to do better for chickens in their latest animal welfare policy. They chose not to. Please sign my petition to tell McDonald’s that we don’t need empty promises. We need real change.

I have learned a lot about how animals raised for food are mistreated, and I am deeply saddened by the harsh realities they face. But I still have hope, because I believe that big companies have the power to do the right thing and change things for the better.

As someone who cares about social justice issues, I want to show my children that they really can do something positive in the world. This could be a rare win at a time when our communities are facing so many complex—and often overwhelming—challenges.

I know we can create a kinder, more compassionate world if we raise our voices together. That’s why I’m asking McDonald’s to step up. Not just for my family—but for the millions of living beings who are suffering right now.

If you agree that McDonald’s should do better for chickens, please sign and share my petition today.

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Petition Update · Sentenced to 8-10 years · Change.org

Mar 27, 2018 — News Report here: https://fend.ngo/library/puppy-doe-trial-verdict-sentencing/

Breaking news: Radoslaw Czerkawski convicted on 12 counts of animal cruelty yesterday has been sentenced to 8-10 years in prison with two years probation.

While the conviction, announced yesterday, is unprecedented and great news for the animal welfare community, the sentence announced today pales in comparison to the suffering Kiya endured.

Czerkawski’s lawyer stated that there is no reason to believe his client’s behavior could happen again.

Kiya was starved, beaten, cut and burned over a period of months. Someone who is capable of such merciless cruelty will clearly not be fit to will be ready to rejoin society in 8 years.

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Petition update · Puppy Doe Trial Verdict In! · Change.org

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Mar 26, 2018 — GUILTY on all 12 charges of animal cruelty!

Thank you for supporting this petition for the past 4 1/2 years. As you all know, the trial of the man accused of brutally torturing and starving “Puppy Doe” is underway in a Dedham, Massachusetts courtroom and just this very moment we have learned that a verdict was announced!

Radoslaw Czerkawski is GUILTY of ALL 12 charges of animal cruelty!

Through daily testimony, we’ve learned more horrific details and information about Puppy Doe’s injuries and how she found herself the victim of a Craigslist pet ad.

Czerkawski admitted to purchasing Puppy Doe from a Worcester Massachusetts couple after responding to their Craigslist ad selling a young small pit bull named Kiya. That couple, according to their testimony, previously purchased Kiya from her original owner also via a Craigslist pet ad.

Kiya changed hands TWICE via Craigslist. That would mean that Kiya was passed off twice through a classified ad website ultimately ending up in the hands of a monster. If either owner had worked with a state approved rescue, or had conducted a thorough background check on potential adopters, instead of posting her on Craigslist like a piece of furniture, she might be alive and well in a loving home today.

Since Kiya’s death in August 2013 Craigslist have made zero changes to their policies for posting a pet ad. Simple changes might have prevented similar incidents where pets have fallen into the hands of abusers. Just as in 2013, Craigslist’s current position is that they do not allow the sale of pets on their site. The terms of this policy are the following: “no animal sales or breeding – rehoming with small adoption fee is ok.” Those of us in the rescue field know that these policies are not being enforced. There are countless ads posted by “backyard breeders” and others hoping to profit on the sale or transfer of an innocent animal. Craigslist appears to do nothing to stop this.

FEND will continue its efforts to represent the signers of this petition until Craigslist makes concrete changes to their policies.

Thanks again to all of you who have supported this petition since 2013 and for embracing FEND (https://fend.ngo). In addition to our Craigslist campaign, another important goal for 2018 is to raise funds to cover the costs to become an approved rescue organization in Massachusetts. This will help us grow our foster network and continue to expand our efforts to rescue and rehome displaced pets, many of whom we find via Craigslist.

We will post another update as soon as details on sentencing are released.

To see local news reports, including video, please visit the link below:

https://fend.ngo/library/puppy-doe-trial-verdict/

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Man Who Starved Young Husky to Death and Left Dog to Rot Must be Properly Punished

A man who starved his young husky to death and let the corpse rot for months will walk free and merely receive a small fine. Moreover, he will eventually be allowed to own animals again. Demand that the killer’s sentence be dramatically increased to include jail time and a lifetime ban on keeping pets.

Source: Man Who Starved Young Husky to Death and Left Dog to Rot Must be Properly Punished

Punish Men Who Allegedly Poisoned Retired Police Dog

A police dog became ill and could have died after he was allegedly poisoned. The suspects reportedly fed the dog a combination of marijuana and a sedative during the burglary of a police officer’s home. Demand justice for this poor dog.

Source: Punish Men Who Allegedly Poisoned Retired Police Dog

Cat Gruesomely Cut in Half Deserves Justice

A cat was found brutally mutilated, cut in half with a large, sharp instrument. No one has been arrested for this ruthless crime and the killer remains at large. Demand police solve this case so justice may be served.

Source: Cat Gruesomely Cut in Half Deserves Justice

At the winter maximum, still about the same polar bear habitat this year as 2006

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There is no evidence that slightly less winter sea ice than the average since 1979 has had any negative impact on polar bear health or survival: the difference is simply not biologically meaningful to Arctic animals.

PB_male on ice_Regehr USFWS_March 2010_labeled Polar bear on winter sea ice around the yearly maximum in the Beaufort Sea, 2010 (March 21).

NASA’s 23 March 2018 announcement regarding the Arctic sea ice maximum this year:

“Sea ice in the Arctic grew to its annual maximum extent last week, and joined 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the four lowest maximum extents on record, according to scientists at the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA.”

Except, what they don’t tell you is that 2006 had almost the same extent as 2018 and 2006 wasn’t far behind according to the official, averaged data presented at NSIDC’s Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis:

Arctic sea ice Maximum 10 lowest extents_NSIDC 23 March 2018

Current conditions at the winter…

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Acid drums found dumped at sea (Australia)

The ocean update

The barrels found dumped at sea near Bremer Canyon. Picture : Albany Advertiser

March 20th, 2018 (Talitha Wolfe). Drums of highly corrosive hydrochloric acid have been dumped at sea near the renowned Bremer Canyon.

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The 5 Best Vegan Butters You Can Buy

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  1. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter It’s Vegan

It was only a matter of time before this brand created something for vegans. Like their other products, this one still has 40 percent fewer calories and 70 percent less saturated fat than butter.

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  1. Miyoko’s Creamery European Style Cultured Vegan Butter

$6.50; miyokoskitchen.com

Most vegan butters list palm oil as an ingredients, but not this stick from Miyoko’s Creamery. It’s cashew-based and melts, bakes, and browns.

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  1. WayFare Dairy-Free Salted Whipped Butter

You’ll find WayFare’s whipped spreads in specialty grocers and Jewish delis (it’s certified Kosher). Besides the basic salted flavor, there are two others: Garlic and Sweet Cinnamony.

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  1. Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil With Butter Flavor

$7.50; amazon.com

This is just regular ol’ coconut oil masquerading as the real stuff thanks to vegan butter flavor. Fans love it for something specific: to drizzle on top of fresh-popped popcorn.

https://www.delish.com/food/g19479643/best-vegan-butter/

Easy Vegan Chili Recipe – How to Make Best Sweet Potato Vegan Chili

By Lena Abraham

Vegan Chili

Ingredients
Yields: 6
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 bell peppers, diced
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 (12-oz) bottle Mexican beer such as Modelo
1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (28-oz) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
2 c. vegetable broth
For topping
1 avocado, sliced
Lime wedges
thinly sliced scallions
Directions
Prep Time: 0:15
Total Time: 1:15

In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add peppers, onions and celery and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin, and oregano and sauté until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.
Add beer and cook until it has reduced by half, about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sweet potato, black and pinto beans, tomatoes and vegetable broth. Stir and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until slightly reduced and sweet potatoes are cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes.
Serve with the toppings of your choice.

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Vegan Cannelloni

The Magick Kitchen

I’m a big fan of Italian food. And I used to love ricotta cheese, so this is my vegan homages to cannelloni.

I’ve used tofu and garlic to replace the ricotta, mixed with spinach and pine nuts.

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Salted (Amaretto) Caramel Popcorn

The Magick Kitchen

I’m a big fan of Popcorn. I absolutely love it.

So here’s a salted caramel popcorn with a very adult twist.

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Petition update · 3/23/18 Governor Rick Scott signs the bill on National Puppy Day! · Change.org

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Petition update
3/23/18 Governor Rick Scott signs the bill on National Puppy Day!
Debbie Taylor Darino
Daytona Beach, FL

Mar 24, 2018 — Today, on National Puppy Day, Governor Rick Scott signed into law our bill Ponce’s Law!!! We are just waiting to hear on if he will also do a ceremonial bill signing also…will keep you posted!!! It’s a great day for Ponce and all the animals here in Florida!!! And it’s a VERY HAPPY DAY 🐕🐈

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Debbie Taylor Darino: Harsher punishment…

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Local fire chief uses excavator to free dolphins trapped by ice in Newfoundland (Canada)

The ocean update

Dolphins are seen trapped in a harbour in Heart’s Delight, N.L. in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Whale Release and Strandings Group

March 22nd, 2018 (Michael MacDonald). A pod of dolphins trapped by pack ice in a Newfoundland harbour were freed Thursday by the local fire chief, who used an excavator to clear a channel for the stranded animals.

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BBC – Travel – Are Lithuanians obsessed with bees?

Will Mawhood

In mid-January, the snow made the little coastal town of Šventoji in north-west Lithuania feel like a film set. Restaurants, shops and wooden holiday cabins all sat silently with their lights off, waiting for the arrival of spring.

I found what I was looking for on the edge of the town, not far from the banks of the iced-over Šventoji river and within earshot of the Baltic Sea: Žemaitiu alka, a shrine constructed by the Lithuanian neo-pagan organisation Romuva. Atop a small hillock stood 12 tall, thin, slightly tapering wooden figures. The decorations are austere but illustrative: two finish in little curving horns; affixed to the top of another is an orb emitting metal rays. One is adorned with nothing but a simple octagon. I looked down to the words carved vertically into the base and read ‘Austėja’. Below it was the English word: ‘bees’.

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This was not the first time I’d encountered references to bees in Lithuania. During previous visits, my Lithuanian friends had told me about the significance of bees to their culture.

Lithuanians don’t speak about bees grouping together in a colony like English-speakers do. Instead, the word for a human family (šeimas) is used. In the Lithuanian language, there are separate words for death depending on whether you’re talking about people or animals, but for bees – and only for bees – the former is used. And if you want to show a new-found Lithuanian pal what a good friend they are, you might please them by calling them bičiulis, a word roughly equivalent to ‘mate’, which has its root in bitė – bee. In Lithuania, it seems, a bee is like a good friend and a good friend is like a bee.

A bee is like a good friend and a good friend is like a bee

Seeing the shrine in Šventoji made me wonder: could all these references be explained by ancient Lithuanians worshipping bees as part of their pagan practices?

Lithuania has an extensive history of paganism. In fact, Lithuania was the last pagan state in Europe. Almost 1,000 years after the official conversion of the Roman Empire facilitated the gradual spread of Christianity, the Lithuanians continued to perform their ancient animist rituals and worship their gods in sacred groves. By the 13th Century, modern-day Estonia and Latvia were overrun and forcibly converted by crusaders, but the Lithuanians successfully resisted their attacks. Eventually, the state gave up paganism of its own accord: Grand Duke Jogaila converted to Catholicism in 1386 in order to marry the Queen of Poland.

This rich pagan history is understandably a source of fascination for modern Lithuanians – and many others besides. The problem is that few primary sources exist to tell us what Lithuanians believed before the arrival of Christianity. We can be sure that the god of thunder Perkūnas was of great importance as he is extensively documented in folklore and song, but most of the pantheon is based on guesswork. However, the Lithuanian language may provide – not proof, exactly, but clues, tantalising hints, about those gaps in the country’s past.

In Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city, I spoke to Dalia Senvaitytė, a professor of cultural anthropology at Vytautas Magnus University. She was sceptical about my bee-worshipping theory, telling me that there may have been a bee goddess by the name of Austėja, but she’s attested in just one source: a 16th-Century book on traditional Lithuanian beliefs written by a Polish historian.

It’s more likely, she said, that these bee-related terms reflect the significance of bees in medieval Lithuania. Beekeeping, she explained “was regulated by community rules, as well as in special formal regulations”. Honey and beeswax were abundant and among the main exports, I learned, which is why its production was strictly controlled.

But the fact that these references to bees have been preserved over hundreds of years demonstrates something rather interesting about the Lithuanian language: according to the Lithuanian Quarterly Journal of Arts and Sciences, it’s the most conservative of all living Indo-European languages. While its grammar, vocabulary and characteristic sounds have changed over time, they’ve done so only very slowly. For this reason, the Lithuanian language is of enormous use to researchers trying to reconstruct Proto-Indo-European, the single language, spoken around four to five millennia ago, that was the progenitor of tongues as diverse as English, Armenian, Italian and Bengali.

All these languages are related, but profound sound shifts that have gradually taken place have made them distinct from one another. You’d need to be a language expert to see the connection between English ‘five’ and French cinq – let alone the word that Proto-Indo-Europeans are thought to have used, pénkʷe. However, that connection is slightly easier to make out from the Latvian word pieci, and no trouble at all with Lithuanian penki. This is why famous French linguist Antoine Meillet once declared that “anyone wishing to hear how Indo-Europeans spoke should come and listen to a Lithuanian peasant”.

Lines can be drawn to other ancient languages too, even those that are quite geographically distant. For example, the Lithuanian word for castle or fortress – pilis – is completely different from those used by its non-Baltic neighbours, but is recognisably similar to the Ancient Greek word for town, polis. Surprisingly, Lithuanian is also thought to be the closest surviving European relative to Sanskrit, the oldest written Indo-European language, which is still used in Hindu ceremonies.

This last detail has led to claims of similarities between Indian and ancient Baltic cultures. A Lithuanian friend, Dovilas Bukauskas, told me about an event organised by local pagans that he attended. It began with the blessing of a figure of a grass snake – a sacred animal in Baltic tradition – and ended with a Hindu chant.

I asked Senvaitytė about the word gyvatė. This means ‘snake’, but it shares the same root with gyvybė, which means ‘life’. The grass snake has long been a sacred animal in Lithuania, reverenced as a symbol of fertility and luck, partially for its ability to shed its skin. A coincidence? Perhaps, but Senvaitytė thinks in this case probably not.

The language may also have played a role in preserving traditions in a different way. After Grand Duke Jogaila took the Polish throne in 1386, Lithuania’s gentry increasingly adopted not only Catholicism, but also the Polish language. Meanwhile, rural Lithuanians were much slower to adopt Christianity, not least because it was almost always preached in Polish or Latin. Even once Christianity had taken hold, Lithuanians were reluctant to give up their animist traditions. Hundreds of years after the country had officially adopted Christianity, travellers through the Lithuanian countryside reported seeing people leave bowls of milk out for grass snakes, in the hope that the animals would befriend the community and bring good luck.

Anyone wishing to hear how Indo-Europeans spoke should come and listen to a Lithuanian peasant

Similarly, bees and bee products seem to have retained importance, especially in folk medicine, for their perceived healing powers. Venom from a bee was used to treat viper bites, and one treatment for epilepsy apparently recommended drinking water with boiled dead bees. But only, of course, if the bees had died from natural causes.

But Lithuanian is no longer exclusively a rural language. The last century was a tumultuous one, bringing war, industrialisation and political change, and all of the country’s major cities now have majorities of Lithuanian-speakers. Following its accession to the EU in 2004, the country is now also increasingly integrated with Europe and the global market, which has led to the increasing presence of English-derived words, such as alternatyvus (alternative) and prioritetas (priority).

Given Lithuania’s troubled history, it’s in many ways amazing the language has survived to the present day. At its peak in the 14th Century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania stretched as far as the Black Sea, but in the centuries since, the country has several times disappeared from the map entirely.

It’s too simplistic to say that Lithuanian allows us to piece together the more mysterious stretches in its history, such as the early, pagan years in which I’m so interested. But the language acts a little like the amber that people on the eastern shores of the Baltic have traded since ancient times, preserving, almost intact, meanings and structures that time has long since worn away everywhere else.

And whether or not Austėja was really worshipped, she has certainly remained a prominent presence. Austėja remains consistently in the top 10 most popular girls names in Lithuania. It seems that, despite Lithuania’s inevitable cultural and linguistic evolution, the bee will always be held in high esteem.

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Petition: Smokey the Mini Therapy Horse Has Been Kidnapped!

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Smokey is a 2-foot mini horse who works with children and adults with autism and veterans with PTSD. But he was stolen from his home and his girlfriend on March 21st in the middle of a storm.

Please sign the petition to tell San Diego authorities to get serious about finding Smokey.

Smokey’s girlfriend, a white mini horse name Sol Blanca, is beside herself with worry. The owner of Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue and Sanctuary Ranch, Michael Pratt, says he is sure Smokey is terrified out there and that Sol Blanca is absolutely heartbroken. Pratt discovered Smokey was stolen when he found a broken lock on his pen.

Smokey is worth about $5,000, so it’s most likely someone stole him to sell him. This is despicable. Smokey is a beloved therapy horse who helps children and adults with their difficulties, and we must demand he is returned to his home and his girlfriend.

Help get Smokey back by spreading the word and demanding San Diego police treat this like a human kidnapping and really work to find Smokey.
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