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Two new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 brings total to six in PA | fox43.com

Two new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 brings total to six in PA
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that two additional patients tested presumed positive in Montgomery County
Author: Valeria De Leon (FOX43)
Published: 5:03 PM EDT March 8, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced two additional presumptive positive cases of Coronavirus in Pennsylvania.

The new cases bring the total of presumptive positive cases to six in the state.

State health officials say the patients tested presumptive positive in Montgomery County.

Both individuals are adults, have mild symptoms, and are isolated at home.

They tested presumptive positive after known international exposure.

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Sign Petition: Join me in speaking up for the law that protects marine mammals!


NEPA: the most important law you’ve never heard of.

We often ask you, our extended whamily, to join us in speaking up whale and dolphin protections. Those opportunities for the public voice (your voice!) to be heard are usually part of a review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) – one of our most important environmental laws. NEPA is a vital tool in our policy toolbox to make sure whales, dolphins, and their environments are not harmed by human actions, but this doesn’t only apply to whales and dolphins! This law is important for wildlife, the environment.

This law is important for wildlife, the environment, and making sure that the public continue to have a voice.

If you’ve ever joined us in calling for ships to reduce their speed in right whale habitat, or even weighed in on a new highway or wastewater treatment plant built in your community – you’ve participated in NEPA.

What NEPA does:

Reviews how proposed actions could affect the environment
Allows the public to provide input
Creates transparency in government actions
Relies on robust scientific reviews

Thanks so much for helping us protect NEPA, the law that protects the environment and the voice of the public! Without strong environmental review under NEPA, based on the best available science, it’s much harder to make sure that human actions don’t harm wildlife and our environment. If you breathe air and drink water, you need this law, so please share this with your family and friends!



Matt Schlapp: Trump and I ‘scrubbed’ our hands at CPAC

We can’t expect immigration enforcement to do the job alone, we all need to step up and protect the law-abiding citizens! ICE Homeland Security – Put this in your phones use it!! 1- 866-347-2423

“Dr. Fauci sets the record straight on coronavirus testing, prevention”

Repeal Denver’s Misguided Ban On Pit Bulls | Take Action @ The Animal Rescue Site

Repeal Denver’s Misguided Ban On Pit Bulls | Take Action @ The Animal Rescue Site

Sponsor: The Animal Rescue Site

Stand up for pit bull breeds and their families who face unjust discrimination in Denver, Colorado

Can you imagine moving to a new city only to learn that your dog has been banned, not because they did anything wrong, but simply because of their breed? In the city of Denver, Colorado, this is reality.

For 30 years, Denver has banned ownership of pit bulls. Under Denver’s Ordinance Sec. 8-67, pit bull breeds (American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, or Staffordshire Bull Terrier) are banned in the City and County of Denver[1], which passed the ban in 1989 after two attacks resulting in death and serious injury[2].

There is little proof that pit bull bans result in safer communities. According to the ASPCA[3], these laws enforce the unwarranted stigma that certain breeds are naturally aggressive, and further the misconception that the public is best served by such restrictions.

“Breed-specific legislation (BSL) is the blanket term for laws that either regulate or ban certain dog breeds in an effort to decrease dog attacks on humans and other animals. However, the problem of dangerous dogs will not be remedied by the “quick fix” of breed-specific laws – or, as they should truly be called, breed-discriminatory laws,” the ASPCA claims.

“Following a thorough study of human fatalities resulting from dog bites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to strongly oppose BSL,” the ASPCA reports. “The CDC cited, among other problems, the inaccuracy of dog bite data and the difficulty in identifying dog breeds (especially true of mixed-breed dogs). Breed-specific laws are also costly and difficult to enforce.”

A study conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association[4] indicates that pit bulls are not disproportionately dangerous compared with other dogs. More than 100 cities have repealed their breed-specific legislation entirely. It’s time for Denver to do the same.

Some states have put breed-indiscriminate systems in place regulate dangerous dogs individually, targeting only those dogs who have demonstrated aggressiveness toward humans. Adopting a similar system for the Denver would be safer for residents and prevent families with pit bulls from being torn apart.

Recently, the Denver city council voted 7-4 to repeal the ban[5]. But Denver Mayor Michael vetoed the repeal despite all evidence from the ASPCA, AMVA, and other prominent organizations. He stated that after hearing from thousands of Denver residents and animal experts, he could not “in good conscience support this legislation.”

Join us in sending a message to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. It’s time to repeal this ineffective pit bull ban, and replace it with a system that regulates truly aggressive dogs on an individual basis, regardless of breed. Sign today!

“Animal Protection,” City and County of Denver; retrieved Feb. 19, 2020
“Lifting Pit Bull Ban: Denver Considers Allowing Bully Breeds, With Restrictions,” Tori Mason, CBS; January 22, 2020
“What Is Breed-Specific Legislation?” ASPCA; retrieved Feb. 19, 2020
“Why Breed-specific Legislation Is not the Answer,” American Veterinary Medical Association; retrieved Feb. 19, 2020
“Pit bull ban in Denver remains after mayor vetoes vote to repeal,” Ella Torres, ABC News; February 15, 2020

The Petition:

Dear Mayor Michael Hancock,

Upholding breed-specific legislation (BSL) in Denver is not an effective response to aggressiveness in dogs. It’s a costly and difficult rule to enforce, completely unfair, and leads to the deaths of thousands of loving animals.

If a breed ban is instituted in your community, law enforcement officials may be forced to take dogs away from their loving families and place them in already crowded animal shelters, where they will most likely be killed. Families can file lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the ordinances, but that can be expensive.

The CDC, ASPCA, American Veterinary Medical Association and other groups have years of data surrounding BSL communities, showing little indication that these laws make residents any safer than they would be without.

Some communities have put breed-indiscriminate systems in place to identify, track and regulate dangerous dogs individually, targeting only those dogs who have demonstrated aggressiveness toward humans. Mayor Hancock, we want you to adopt a similar system for the City of Denver.



Peasants Being Massacred By Gatling Guns Couldn’t Wait For Gradualism; Bernie Sanders Thought They Could & Oversaw Arrest Of Protesters; Dr. King Warned Of Bernie’s Attitude In Letter From A Birmingham Jail

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A Gatling-type gun: “M61A1 20mm Vulcan Cannon at the National Museum of the United States Air Force“. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail (August 1963) warning about the dangers of “white moderates” fits Bernie Sander’s hypocrisy over militarism and the military industrial complex, which he pretends to oppose. When peace activists took action against Burlington’s Gatling Gun factory, not only did Mayor Bernie not support them, he oversaw their arrest. This included an Assistant Treasurer-accountant in his office named Barr Swennerfelt, who was one of the only women in his administration, and who he apparently fired. When questioned about his inconsistency, Bernie said there’s no administration who talks about peace more than his. [1]

Martin Luther Kings Letter from a Birmingham Jail addressed gradualism espoused by “white moderates” vs the need for civil disobedience. Its ideas are easily applied to Bernie Sander’s…

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Coronavirus: Cases jump in Iran and Italy – BBC News

A second MP was reportedly among those who have died in Iran, where health officials fear the number of cases may actually be much higher.

Europe’s worst hit-country Italy also has reported a steep rise in cases.

Leading Italian politician Nicola Zingaretti said on Saturday tested positive for the virus.

“I am fine but I will have to stay home for the next few days”, the leader of Italian Italy’s Central left Democratic party (PD) said in a Facebook post.

The death toll in Italy has passed 230, with officials reporting more than 50 deaths in 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases jump by more than 1,200 to 5,883 on Saturday.

More about the coronavirus here.


Sign Petition: Illegal Tiger Trade Must End


by: Clara Lars
recipient: World Wildlife Federation

Illegal Tiger Trade Must End

Tigers may soon disappear from the wild unless more effective efforts are made to halt illegal trade. Tiger numbers have decreased dramatically in recent decades due to poaching to supply the illegal trade in tiger parts.

Tiger bones and other parts are used in traditional medicines to treat arthritis and other conditions. And the animals’ skins are used as clothing for certain cultural ceremonies and even as decorative objects such as rugs and wall hangings.

Fewer than 3,500-4,000 tigers are estimated to remain in the wild in Asia, the only region of the world where they exist. About 100 years ago, there were an estimated 100,000 tigers in the wild. The five existing tiger subspecies—the Amur, Bengal, Indochinese, South China, and Sumatran—all are critically endangered or endangered throughout their ranges. The Caspian tiger of southwest Asia, the Bali tiger and the Javan tiger all became extinct in the last 50 years of the 20th century.

Today, most wild tigers live in India; smaller populations exist in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russian Federation, Thailand and Viet Nam. Tigers have become extinct in at least 10 other countries. At an International Tiger Symposium held in Kathmandu, Nepal, in April 2007, experts from around the world reported that tiger populations remain in decline nearly everywhere.

A Neverending Battle Wildlife officers in countries where tigers live fight a daily battle against poachers.

Recently in Nepal, a wildlife smuggler was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a fine of 100,000 Nepalese Rupees (US$ 1,591)—the maximum fine allowed for a wildlife crime in that country—after being caught in 2005 with five tiger skins, 36 leopard skins, 238 otter skins, and 123 kilograms of tiger bones.

The seizure, the largest of its kind ever made in Nepal, occurred thanks to the hard work and cooperation of two non-governmental organizations—Wildlife Conservation Nepal and the Wildlife Trust of India—and the wildlife authorities at Langtang National Park, Nepal, where the smuggler and his loot were found.

India, home to most of the world’s wild tigers, recorded 130 tigers poached between 1999 and 2004 (as compared to 82 known natural deaths), according to the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

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Sign Petition: Stop the Wildlife Trade

by: Chrissy Henker
recipient: presse.botschaftchina@gmail.com,chinaembpress_us@mfa.gov.cn,china-embassy@bluewin.ch,info@cdu.de,pm@pm.gc.ca,europabuero.schulz@spd.de,

Every year billions of animals are inhumanely captured and killed to provide for your entertainment, and to make products for you to buy here and around the world. It’s called the international wildlife trade, and you can help stop it by avoiding products and experiences that come from these abused animals.

African elephants are brutally slaughtered for their tusks, used to make expensive ivory trinkets.

Rhinos face the same fate – their horns are used in traditional medicine, even though it has no proven value. Polar bears and lions are shot in their tracks, only to become wall trophies and rugs.

Whales and dolphins are taken from the wild to perform tricks for humans, spending the rest of their lives in concrete pools or netted pens.

It’s tragic- You can help: don’t buy products that come from wild animals, or patronize establishments that exploit them.
Dont buy a ticket to Zoo, Animalcircus, Marinepark, Rodeo, Bullfighting , Horseracing!

Please sign and share the petition!