Petition: Boycott and stop the killing of bulls in Spanish arenas, Spain

by: Patricia L.
recipient: Pedro Sanchez, Prime Minister of Spain, Spain

2,650 SUPPORTERS in Spain
59,432 SUPPORTERS – 60,000 GOAL
For many years, there has been the killing of bulls in the arena. Many thousands of people are enthralled day after day by the untold suffering, pain and fear that these animals endure shortly before their death by an arrogant, inhumane animal killer.

Unfortunately, I can not understand these people who pay for something like that just to see an animal suffer and die. It will go on forever because of them. They are to blame for a cruel ritual that needs to be abolished.

Spain holds on to an outdated system and should finally arrive in the 20th century. Get rid of this senseless animal cruelty. Many Spaniards want to be so modern and should therefore also protest against these animal killings in their country.

Show that you have a heart and also a brain that you can use. Torturing animals until death is just cruel and should be prohibited everywhere. Please help me to finally achieve this.




Trump EPA Cost-Benefit Analysis Pre-Rulemaking Comment Deadline Is Monday, August 13th, 11.59 pm Eastern

Mining Awareness +

Re: Cost Considerations in Rulemaking Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0107 Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pre-Rule Comment Deadline August 13th, 11.59 pm:

The above is separate from, but related to, the Thursday, August 16th, comment deadline:

even by OMB’s most conservative accounting, the benefits of major regulations over the last decade exceeded costs by a factor of more than two-to-one. And benefits may exceed costs by a factor of 12. These results are consistent year-to-year” (Weissman-Public Citizen Testimony Before Congress, July 18, 2018).

Excerpted from comment by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) – see screen shot of entire comment at blog post bottom:
NACAA is the national, non-partisan, non-profit association of 156 local and state air pollution control agencies in 41 states, the District of Columbia and four territories…
I. A rulemaking to alter the existing cost-benefit analysis framework is unnecessary and…

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Arrests of USA activists protesting against nuclear weapons


Arrests at nuclear sites mark 73rd anniversary of atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki  from the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

Activists honor Catholic archbishop, who was a prophetic voice for peace, on anniversary of atomic bombingby Leonard Eiger Silverdale, Washington:Activists blockaded the West Coast nuclear submarine base that would likely carry out a nuclear strike against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) should President Donald Trump give the order.

Activists with Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action held a vigil at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Main Gate beginning on the evening of August 5th and continuing into the morning of August 6th, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Approximately sixty activists were present at the morning vigil, and twelve participated in a nonviolent direct action in which participants blockaded the base at the peak of the morning shift change by carrying…

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USA nuclear bailouts: Led by Secretary Perry, the administration continues to make false and misleading arguments 


Rick Perry Rejects Facts in Favor of Coal and Nuclear Bailouts, Union of Concerned Scientists, JEREMY RICHARDSON, SENIOR ENERGY ANALYST | AUGUST 9, 2018 

Much has been written on coal and coal miners since the president began campaigning in earnest in 2016. Since taking office, he has continued that dishonest and dangerous rhetoric—and has directed his agencies to do somethingAnything. Except, of course, anything that represents real solutions for coal miners and their communities, instead proposing (initially at least) to cut federal programs that invest in those communities.

The president continues to push for a misguided federal bailout of the coal industry—a blatant political payoff to campaign donors using taxpayer money with no long-term solutions for coal workers. The latest shiny object masquerading as reasoning? National security. But as we know, bailing out uneconomic coal plants only exacerbates…

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Jewel in the Jungle – Strawberry Poison Dart Frogs

incidental naturalist

I picked my way through the soupy jungle air, flinching at the tinnitus whine of mosquitos. A guide from the Salt Creek indigenous community squelched a couple of steps ahead of me. We had just spent time watching the murderous eyes of a Caiman glide across the surface of a forest lake. The guide turned to me and said “Now I want try to find a red frog to show you” I responded with “oh, ok, great!” We had encountered so much incredible wildlife on the trail that I already felt blessed, but what I really wanted to say was “YES! YES! That is what I want to see, in fact it is the reason I’m here! This isn’t just a red frog! It is a Strawberry Poison Dart Frog!”

The mangrove highway to Salt Creek on Bastimentos

I remember seeing Strawberry poison dart frogs in a shop in…

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