Captive Animals and Hurricane Ian


We know about the 2.5 million human residents of Florida who have be ordered to evacuate in preparation for Hurricane Ian.  But what about all the animals in the many zoos and wildlife sanctuaries?  In Florida, all licensed captive wildlife owners must have individualized storm preparation plans outlined in their required Critical Incident Plan.  Zookeepers and animal conservationists have been working hard in recent days to ensure their animal residents remain safe as the major hurricane threatens the region.

More specifically, for the past several days, the veterinary team at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford has been making sure that zookeepers have all of the adequate medications for animals. And the nutrition team has been planning to make sure that the zoo has plenty of food to get the animals past the next several days and into next week.

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President Biden has important information on how to get prepared for a hurricane

Russia’s Nord Stream Pipelines Spring Multiple Leaks in Baltic Shortly Before the Opening of its Baltic Pipe Competitor; Blasts Registered on Seismographs; Sabotage Suspected

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2014 Map of Nord Stream Baltic Pipe proposed routes Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Gas Plan; Nord Stream Crosses Baltic Pipe, ENTSOG June 2014

Danish “Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen attends the opening of the Baltic Pipe in Stettin

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On Tuesday 27 September, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will participate in the opening of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline together with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Climate, Energy and Supply Minister Dan Jørgensen will also participate in the opening ceremony.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen states:

“Putin uses energy as a weapon to threaten our security of supply, push energy prices up and create discord between allies. It is therefore more important than ever that we work closely with our European partners so that the EU becomes independent of Russian energy as soon as possible. The Baltic Pipe is an…

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Biden’s executive orders to date have cost taxpayers over $1 trillion — Conservative Review

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President Joe Biden has issued 99 executive orders since taking office in 2021. Former President Donald Trump, by way of comparison,signed 220EOsthroughouthis entire four-year term. Biden’s EOs to-date will reportedly cost taxpayers an estimated $1.5 trillion.

The president’s unilateral ambitions are regarded by some experts as particularly costly, especially with the national debton courseto hit $31 trillion later this month and with the rate of inflationnorth of 8.3%.

The Heritage Foundation’s Matthew Dickersontold Fox News Digitalthat Biden has already “cost taxpayers more than $1 trillion so far.”

That figure may be a conservative estimate, suggested Dickerson, granted that an analysis conducted by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) indicated “that less than ten of Biden’s earlier executive actions cost taxpayers already more than $500 billion.”

Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.)stated on July 13that in 16 months, Biden “charged American taxpayers…

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VIDEO AZ State Senator Accuses Dept. of Child Safety Is Facilitating Global Sex Trafficking Ring After 550 Children Go Missing


ByJim Hoft September 20, 2022

Arizona Republican State Senator David Farnsworth announced he is convinced that the Arizona Department of Child Safety is facilitating the global sex trafficking of children from Arizona.

Senator Farnsworth accused the Arizona of Child Safety of losing more than 550 children.

Roughly half of the missing children are runaways or “otherwise missing.”

David Farnsworth defeated dirtbag House Speaker Rusty Bowers in his primary election last month.

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Bowers was a do-nothing RINO and outspoken critic of President Trump.

The Arizona Mirrorreported:

A conservative Republican senator who is convinced that the Arizona Department of Child Safety is facilitating the global sex trafficking of children removed from negligent parents called the police on one of his GOP colleagues…

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Toxic Chemicals and Women’s Health: Reports

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Reports: Toxic Chemicals and Women’s Health

Women’s Voices for the Earth reports on toxic chemicals in menstrual care products, nail & hair salons, cleaning products, fragrance and more.

Go here to read reports.

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The Plan to Screw Talc-Cancer Victims: J&J’s Texas Two-Step to Bankruptcy

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Multi-Billion dollar corporation Johnson & Johnson’s conniving plan* to get out of paying victims what the Courts awarded them in their talc-cancer lawsuits… “the case could usher in a new era in which the government has diminished power to enforce consumer-protection laws, citizens don’t get to make their case before a jury of their peers when those laws fail, and even corporations with long histories of documented harm will get to decide how much, if anything, they owe their victims.”


*The two-step loophole… could become corporate America’s default way of avoiding consumer liability, letting companies with problem products squeeze through it with billions of dollars in assets intact.

The following is an expertly researched and written long-read that all consumers–especially women–should read. Please make the time to peruse it here.

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Full to capacity… yet it’s wrong to bus them to other Sanctuary States!

Republican Senators Burr, Wicker Call on Senate to Immediately Pass Resolution Preventing Disastrous Rail Worker Strike; Promise to Bring 48 Republican Votes if Schumer Brings it to the Floor After Sanders Blocks It (Speech Video & Transcript)

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This is Republicans supporting the President’s position and only asking 12 Democrats to support this action. I ask my colleagues, drop this concern that you’re representing one side or other. Ask yourself what’s best for America.” (US Senator Burr of North Carolina, 14 Sept. 2022)

A tentative agreement was reached this morning, but must still be voted on by the unions. It’s still worth reading the speeches to understand what is at stake:

For those who don’t want to listen to the video, the transcript is below in caps. The speeches are very short and good:

Burr, Wicker Call on Senate to Immediately Pass Resolution Preventing Disastrous Rail Worker Strike September 14, 2022
Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee…

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Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed-Curlew, Tim Zurowski, Shutterstock

At a Glance

  • Scientific Name: Numenius americanus
  • Population: 140,000
  • Trend:  Decreasing
  • Habitat: Breeds in open grasslands; winters in estuaries, wetlands, and grasslands
Long-billed Curlew range map

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The eye-catching Long-billed Curlew is North America’s largest shorebird, but like the Mountain Plover and Buff-breasted Sandpiper, it’s very often found away from the shore.

Its genus Numenius is named from the Greek word noumenios, meaning “of the new moon” — bestowed upon curlews because their long, curved bills were thought to resemble a sickle-shaped new moon.

The birds’ lengthy bills, longest in females, also engendered some interesting folk names such as “sicklebird,” “old smoker,” and “candlestick bird.”

Curlews of San Francisco

Candlestick Point and Candlestick Park stadium in San Francisco were both named after the Long-billed Curlew, the “candlestick bird,” which was once numerous in the region and still winters, although in smaller numbers.

Other places within the Long-billed Curlew’s breeding range are named after this avian stand-out — Curlew Lake in South Dakota and Curlew Valley in North Dakota are just a few.

Goliath Grasspiper

The Long-billed Curlew breeds on the wide grasslands of the Great Plains and Great Basin of the western United States and southwestern Canada. It’s one of the earliest breeding shorebirds, returning from wintering grounds by mid-March. Adults leave breeding areas by mid-July, with the young following in mid-August. This species is a short- to medium-distance migrant, moving south in flocks to winter along the U.S. West Coast, south into Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Small numbers winter in Florida and along the southeastern Atlantic shore.

Aerial Defenders

A male Long-billed Curlew stakes out a breeding territory and attracts a mate through noisy flight displays, ascending to about 30 feet on rapid wingbeats, then slowly descending in circles while whistling an onomatopoeic “curl-e-e-u-u.” Listen here:

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Another commonly heard Long-billed Curlew vocalization is a call often given when a bird is alarmed, a sharp “whit-whit, whit, whit, whit, whit.” Listen here:

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Once mated, a male curlew fashions a nest scrape, or several. He may scratch out a few, but the female chooses one final site, lining her chosen nesting place with twigs, grasses, and leaves. The scrape is often placed next to an object, such as a rock, a shrub, or even a cow dropping.

Both parents incubate the eggs, of which there are most commonly four. Like the American Golden-Plover and Piping Plover, adult Long-billed Curlews may defend their eggs and young by feigning injury to lead away potential predators. Adults will also chase and attack intruders, including Swainson’s and Ferruginous Hawks, ravens, crows, coyotes, and people.

Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed Curlew, Dennis W. Donohue, Shutterstock

Downy young curlews leave the nest soon after hatching. At first, both parents tend the growing chicks, but after a few weeks, the female usually leaves the brood to the male and is the first to head south for the wintering grounds.


Like many shorebirds such as the Sanderling and Ruddy Turnstone, the Long-billed Curlew often feeds in small flocks, particularly during migration and in winter. This bird’s extremely long, down-curved bill is perfectly adapted for probing after deep-burrowing prey such as earthworms, mollusks, and crabs, their chief food during the winter. During the summer, this species searches the ground and low foliage for insects such as grasshoppers, beetles, and butterflies. Its unmatched bill also comes in handy for reaching down wolf spider burrows. Curlews may even prey upon the eggs and young of smaller nesting birds such as the Horned Lark.

Conservation North and South

Once nearly wiped out by market hunting (with the sparse East Coast-wintering population yet to recover), the principal threat to the Long-billed Curlew is now habitat loss. Agricultural fields and housing developments have replaced many native grasslands, while non-native, invasive plants make some remaining habitat unsuitable for curlew nesting. Pesticide use poses another major threat to this species because these chemicals may greatly diminish food sources like grasshoppers, and perhaps directly threaten birds.

ABC is involved with a number of projects aimed at delivering full-life-cycle conservation for the Long-billed Curlew. Through the BirdScapes program, 12 focal areas were identified on the species’ North American breeding grounds, where ABC promotes best management practices for these birds. ABC and partners cooperate with farmers, ranchers, and government agencies on actions to help breeding curlews and other species of concern such as the Chestnut-collared Longspur.

Our work with Pronatura Noreste in Mexico, as well as other partners, helps protect critical wintering areas for the curlew. At the El Tokio Grassland Priority Conservation Area, where Long-billed Curlews and other grassland birds such as the Sprague’s Pipit winter, the total number of acres under management has reached nearly 150,000 acres. New threats to this important curlew wintering area continue to arise, but ABC and partners stand firm in their support of this important natural area.

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Burrowing Owl. Photo by Mauricio S. Ferreira, Shutterstock

Burrowing Owl

  • Population: 2 million
  • Trend:  Decreasing
Western Meadowlark. Photo by Tim Zurowski, Shutterstock.

Western Meadowlark

  • Population: 90 million
  • Trend:  Decreasing
Araripe Manakin. Photo by Ciro Albano.

Araripe Manakin

  • Population: ~800
  • Trend:  Decreasing
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Royal Sunangel

  • Population: 3,000-8,999
  • Trend:  Decreasing

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked with Heart Disease and Stroke: Study

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The results of a new, large scale, long-term scientific study suggest that high consumption of artificial sweeteners may have a direct association with cardiovascular disease risk, including heart attack and stroke.

Study overview

Researchers analyzed sweetener intake data on more than 100,000 adults from France. In particular, scientists examined participants’ intake of sweeteners from all dietary sources including drinks, table top sweeteners, and dairy products and compared it to their risk of heart or circulatory diseases.

Researchers tracked sweetener intake of study participants using diet records. Participants noted everything they ate, including which brand was used, for 24 hours, with the diet diary repeated three times at six month intervals – twice on week days and once on a weekend day. Thirty-seven percent of participants consumed artificial sweeteners with an average intake of 42.46 mg/day of artificial sweeteners. The average age of study participants was 42 and 80% of…

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When Will Migratory Birds Arrive? Find Out Using These Bird Migration Maps

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Not so long ago, knowing when and where to find migratory birds was something of an art. A combination of variables, including weather and the birds themselves, kept arrival dates shrouded in mystery. As a result, birders were largely dependent upon previous observations, luck, and, if they were fortunate, sage advice from more experienced observers.

Then came the Internet. In the span of a few years, science (mostly) replaced luck, as birders learned to harness the power of data-driven online migration tracking tools. With much of the guesswork removed, bird aficionados can now anticipate spring migration in ways that would have been unimaginable to previous generations.

But like everything found on the Internet, there is no shortage of options when it comes to migration maps. The good news is that most use distinct data sources and can help in different ways, depending upon needs and interests. The down side is . . . well, how do you choose? To help, we’ve listed some of the more popular options below. This list isn’t comprehensive — and we’re not endorsing specific sites — but it’s a good place to get started.

Finally, it’s important to note that as our ability to track and predict bird migration has improved, so have the dangers that migratory birds face. From habitat loss to free-roaming cats and communication towers, migrants face a veritable gauntlet of dangers, jeopardizing the lives of millions of birds. Combating these threats requires a massive effort, and ABC works with partners throughout the Americas to make migration safer. Learn how you can help at home.

Map of JVs working with ABC to improve bird habitat management.

BirdCast provides bird forecasts up to three days in advance. Screenshot:

BirdCast offers a forecast service unlike anything else available. Using weather forecasts, radar data, and computer modeling, BirdCast predicts where migration is most likely to occur in coming days. The site, which was created by scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, also provides real-time migration maps, indicating where migrants can currently be found and the direction they’re headed. When it comes to providing an accurate overall picture of migration, BirdCast has few competitors. But if you’re looking for information on a specific species, such as the Baltimore Oriole or Rufous Hummingbird, check out eBird.

Map of JVs working with ABC to improve bird habitat management.

eBird offers multiple ways to anticipate migration arrival dates. Screenshot:

eBird touts itself as “the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project,” and for good reason. Birders provide the site with more than 100 million bird sightings annually, which it uses to spectacular effect. When it comes to spring migration, there are several ways to find detailed information about the arrival times of specific species. You can visit the species profile page, enter your location, and check the weekly bar chart to see when sightings begin. Alternatively, you can enter your region (eBird works at state and county levels in the U.S.) to find a list of recently reported birds. Or you could explore “Species Maps” and zoom in on your location, where older sightings will be marked in blue, recent sightings in red.

If you’re interested in learning where and when specific species migrate throughout the year, eBird recently released a series of 500 high-res animated migration maps that can help answer your questions. The maps, which combine five years of observational data with NASA satellite imagery, provide a week-by-week glimpse at migration and can also be useful in anticipating arrival dates.

Hummingbird Central
Map of JVs working with ABC to improve bird habitat management.

Hummingbird Central allows visitors to monitor first-sightings. Screenshot:

Wondering when to put out your hummingbird feeder? Hummingbird Central provides an interactive map of first-sighting reports from citizen contributors throughout the county. If you’re curious about the movements of specific species, you’re in luck: Hummingbird Central tracks 12 species by means of variously colored pins.

Journey North
Map of JVs working with ABC to improve bird habitat management.

Journey North is a great way to observe many of the changes that spring brings. Screenshot:

Journey North doesn’t offer the massive data set that eBird and other sites do, but it does have a few unique migration maps. First-sighting maps are available for orioles (Baltimore and Bullock’s), American Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds, and hummingbirds (Rufous and Ruby-throated). And for those interested in tracking spring’s wider (non-avian) progression, first-sight maps are available for Monarch butterflies, leaf-out, ice thaws, tulip blooms, and more.

How the Queen’s love of horses impacted the equestrian world

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During her seven decades on the throne, the effect of The Queen’s love of horses extended not only to her family, but also to the equestrian world at large.

First published in Horse & Hound on 10 June 2021.

FROM early childhood our Queen was a horse-lover, but no one could have foreseen the immense contribution she would make to all our riding sports.

Everyone who shares The Queen’s passion for horses is in her debt, none more so than my generation, who were brought up during the deprivations of World War II. It was by no means guaranteed that equestrianism in Britain would blossom in the early post-war years of economic austerity. The lead given by the royal family was a crucial factor in the huge growth of riding as a widely popular sport.

We saw Princess Elizabeth, a stylish figure, as a consummate horsewoman in public, when she appeared riding…

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Vancouver’s New Virtue Signalling Fire Engine–Useless, But At Least It Won’t Wake The Neighbours Up!

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By Paul Homewood


h/t Dave Ward



Want a glimpse of just how cultist North American governments have become over all things “green,” especially electric vehicles? Vancouver is giddy about being the first city in the country to receive an all-electric fire truck.

How is that cultist?

Well, the new e-truck will cost $300,000 more than a comparable diesel model, pump 40 per cent less water and have such a short range (30 km) because of its enormous weight that it will have to have backup diesel power in case it runs out of juice on the way to a blaze.

But, the city points out, it won’t give off diesel fumes and will be much quieter than existing diesel fire trucks. Oh, yeah, cause that’s what I’m most concerned about when my house is on fire – that the pumper might be a little too loud and…

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RoundUp Weedkiller Triggers Convulsions in Animals, say scientists

Chemical Free Life

The results of a new scientific study on the effects of gyphosate* on the nervous system reveal a link between the use of Round-Up weedkiller (which contains glyphosate as the primary active ingredient) and convulsions in animals.


Study overview

The study results revealed that glyphosate and Roundup® increased seizure-like behavior in soil-dwelling roundworms and provides significant evidence that glyphosate targets GABA-A receptors. These communication points are essential for locomotion and are heavily involved in regulating sleep and mood in humans. It is important to note that the scientific study was conducted using significantly less levels of the weedkiller than recommended by the EPA and far less than the amount used in past studies. A significant finding from this study reveals that just 0.002 percent glyphosate**, a difference of about 300 times less herbicide than the lowest concentration recommended for consumer use, had concerning effects on the nervous system.

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Colon Cancer Linked with Highly Processed Food: Study

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Pre-cooked meals, processed meat and instant meals, with all of their convenience–and synthetic additives–have just taken another hit. Researchers in a new scientific study recently discovered a link between the high consumption of ultra-processed foods and an increased risk of colorectal cancer.


Study overview

The study analyzed responses from over 200,000 participants—159,907 women and 46,341 men—across three large prospective studies which assessed dietary intake and were conducted over more than 25 years. Each participant was provided with a food frequency questionnaire every four years and asked about the frequency of consumption of roughly 130 foods.

For the study, participants’ intake of ultra-processed foods was then classified into quintiles, ranging in value from the lowest consumption to the highest. Those in the highest quintile were identified as being the most at risk for developing colorectal cancer. Although there was a clear link identified for men, particularly in cases of colorectal…

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Doug Mastriano says Afghan elections were more secure than Pennsylvania’s because of voter ID

Haris Alic

GETTYSBURG, PA. – Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, says elections in Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion were more secure than some elections in the Keystone State. 

Mastriano told Fox News Digital during an interview Thursday it’s critical for Republicans to win the governorship of Pennsylvania this year to ensure every legal vote is counted in 2024 and beyond. 

“This is not hyperbole. It’s going to sound like it, but under the international [military] coalition in Afghanistan, we ran better elections … in a war-torn third-world country than I’ve seen in Pennsylvania in some cases here,” said Mastriano, a former U.S. Army colonel who served in Afghanistan. 

In Afghanistan, the international commission mandated voter ID. In Pennsylvania, you just show up and sign a piece of paper or mail in something with a signature, [and] we don’t even know if it matches anything.” 


GOP nominee Doug Mastriano says elections in Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion were more secure than some elections in Pennsylvania.  

GOP nominee Doug Mastriano says elections in Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion were more secure than some elections in Pennsylvania.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Mastriano said his goal as governor would be to revamp the state’s voting infrastructure to ensure “free and fair elections” for Republicans, Democrats and independents.

“That’s going to take a review of the voting machines. It’s going to take a review of voting logs in the counties. That’s going to take inspections to put safeguards into place,” said Mastriano. “We’re not about rigging anything. That’s actually antithetical to my life of actually serving and fighting for our country.” 


In Pennsylvania, the governor has significant power with authority to appoint a secretary of state tasked with overseeing and running elections.

Incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s pick for the position has come under fire for moving key election deadlines ahead of the 2020 contest. 

The appointee also has been accused of selectively urging Democratic-leaning counties in 2020 to apply for privately-funded grants for get-out-of-the-vote initiatives.

In Pennsylvania, the governor has the power to appoint a secretary of state, who oversees elections.

In Pennsylvania, the governor has the power to appoint a secretary of state, who oversees elections. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

“I’ve watched under Gov. Wolf that his past several secretaries of states — acting or otherwise — were far-left extreme political hacks for the Democrat Party,” said Mastriano. “Watching how they manipulated and changed election law.”

Democrats bristle at Mastriano’s rhetoric. They say the Republican nominee’s pledge to overhaul Pennsylvania’s voting infrastructure is about subverting the election process in favor of Republicans. 

"He has already said he would use his power as governor here in Pennsylvania … to decertify voting machines in order to pick the winner," Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said of opponent Doug Mastriano.

“He has already said he would use his power as governor here in Pennsylvania … to decertify voting machines in order to pick the winner,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said of opponent Doug Mastriano. (Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)

“He has already said he would use his power as governor here in Pennsylvania … to decertify voting machines in order to pick the winner,” said Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the Democratic nominee for governor. “That’s dangerous for anybody. Whether you agree with me or not, whether you’re for me or not, you should want to know that your vote is going to count for the person that you choose.” 

Shapiro, who leads Mastriano in most public polling, told Fox News Digital the big dividing line within the race was not over politics, but rather respect for the democratic process. 

“I don’t think this election is important for Democrats,” said Shapiro. “I think this election is important for democracy.” 

Haris Alic covers Congress and politics for Fox News Digital. You can contact him at or follow him on Twitter at @realharisalic.

Carriage horse found dead in his stall during record heat in NYC

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Since the following report by One Green Planet, nothing has been done to help; no one in power (namely, elected officials) to help or intercede on behalf NYC’s carriage horses. It is business as usual for this immoral and unconscionably corrupt business. We are taking names so New Yorkers can vote these slackers O U T. It is sickening.

In the meantime . . . . carriage horses are being forced to work in very hot temperatures then get little relief when they are finally allowed to bed down for the night in their hot, cramped and virtually airless stalls. It is criminal. Look.

One Green Planet reported:

Last week during New York City’s record heatwave, acarriage horsenamed Billy was found dead in his stall, according to the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

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Carriage horse Ryder found

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Ryder belongs at a legitimate sanctuary that guarantees lifelong love and care, not a farm that slaughters animals.” — Edita Birnkrant, Executive Director for NYCLASS

AMNY (Aug. 30, 2022) — An animal rights advocacy organization says they have located Ryder, the horse who collapsed in Midtown after the work animal was quietly taken out of the city by the horse drawn carriage industry.

After Ryder’s collapse on Aug. 10, Ryder was deemed to be around 30 years old by an NYPD veterinarian, which has activists calling for legal ramifications.

Activists have been searching for the aging workhorse ever since Transit Workers Union Local 100 claimed he was safe and sound at an upstate farm following outrage over his treatment. Now, the Center for a Humane Economy claims to have located Ryder after a tip from a horse rescuer.

According to the Center for a Humane Economy, Ryder is…

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Bobbie The Wonder Dog, The Inspiration Behind Lassie Returns.


Bobbie and his owner, G. Frank Brazier. Courtesy Vades Crockett, Silverton.

Bob was an average-looking collie puppy in every way, except for his bobbed tail . . . and maybe that’s why the Brazier family named him Bob, or Bobbie. But he was average in no other way.

In 1923, Bobbie joined Frank and Elizabeth Brazier for a cross-country drive from Silverton, Oregon, to Indiana, Frank’s home state, where they planned to visit family. During a stop in Indiana, Bobbie was chased off by loose dogs, and after a week of searching and placing newspaper ads, the broken-hearted Braziers had to give up and start the drive home.

Bobbie the Wonder Dog perches on the trunk of the Braziers’ touring car in Silverton. Photo Offbeat Oregon

Six months to the day after he was lost in Indiana, a very thin Bobbie was spotted on a Silverton sidewalk, his coat matted…

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The ‘Animal-Loving’ Ukrainian Sniper Who Rescues Abandoned Pets From Battlefield.


Oksana Krasnova with a rescued dog. (Oksana Krasnova/PA)

An “animal-loving” Ukrainian sniper and her husband fighting on the frontline have rescued dozens of pets after discovering them abandoned on the battlefield.

Oksana Krasnova, 27, uses her wages to pay for food and supplies to nurse the animals back to health before arranging for them to be transported on military vehicles to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, to be rehomed.

Oksana Krasnova (left), 27, and her husband Stanislav Krasnov, 35, holding a rescued cat. (Oksana Krasnova/PA)

Oksana had previously worked as a lawyer in the capital until Russia invaded the country six months ago and she joined the Ukrainian frontline defence, fighting in the Donetsk region.

In between working as snipers, Oksana and her husband Stanislav Krasnov, 35, have rescued almost 30 pets they have discovered when passing through abandoned villages.

Speaking to the PA news agency from the frontline, Oksana said:…

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NYC carriage horse who collapsed in viral video now retired on farm, Union says

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The Transport Workers Union says Ryder, the downed, underweight horse who tragically collapsed recentlypulling a carriage has been transferred over to new owners who are caring for him as he is treated for a neurological parasite.

The Transport WorkersUnion says . . . . ? Really. Alright. Show us the relaxed, well cared for, on the mend Ryder in his new, safe and comfortable home. In the meantime, you . . . . New York City officials and law enforcement. Where are your balls? Never mind. Do not struggle to answer.

Here is what’s up at the moment.

Aug. 26, 2022


The union that represents horse carriage drivers said that the horse seen collapsing on a busy New York City street in a viral video has been retired to a private farm upstate.

WNBC, the local New York City NBC affiliate, reported that…

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Doggy Dementia Risk Increases with Each Year of Age, say scientists


Researchers conducting the first large-scale study of its kind have recently found that the odds of a dog becoming afflicted with canine dementia rises by more than 50% with each year of age.  Like humans, dogs can experience decline in cognitive function as they age. Symptoms of canine dementia (Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome or CDC / CDCS) may include forgetfulness, confusion, sleep disruptions, inability to recognize familiar humans, becoming less active, difficulties adapting to change, difficulty navigating around objects and getting lost.


Study overview

Scientists analyzed data from two surveys completed by the owners of 15,019 dogs, as part of the Dog Aging Project.  Owners were quizzed on aspects of their dogs’ behavior including whether they had a tendency to get stuck behind objects or struggled to recognize familiar people, as well as factors such as the dog’s age, sex, breed, health and activity levels. The research team then…

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Biden’s Loony-Tune Female Selling False Economics!

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Did Warren defend Biden’s student-loan giveaway by endorsing … trickle-down economics?

ED MORRISSEY Aug 25, 2022 at HotAir: 

Yes she did … and a particularlydumbform of so-called “trickle-down” economics at that. CNN’s Bianna Golodryga challenged Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on the massively unfair distribution of the benefits and burdens of Joe Biden’s student-loan “forgiveness” plan, which will cost between $300 billion and perhaps as much as $1 trillion. Why should people who didn’t receive the education benefit pay the tuition for those who did, especially on that scale?

Warren’s answer? All that debt forgiveness will create economic activity that will benefit everyone!

GOLODRYGA: Well, as you know, this hasn’t been received well by everyone in Congress.Senator Mitch McConnell says that this plan is a slap in the face to working-class families.

Let me ask you, what do you say to a family that says, listen, I just…

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Animal advocates protest ‘big lick’ Tennessee Walking Horse cruelty

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WZTV NASHVILLE | by Cindy Murphy | 25th Aug 2022

Animal advocates protest against cruel practice involving chains attached to the horse’s hoof and boots used to give horses an exaggerated gait.

Animal Welfare Advocates with the grassroots Citizens Campaign Against “big lick” Animal Cruelty (CCABLAC) have announced that they will peacefully assemble at the Tennessee Library Thursday at 1 p.m. to protest against and call for the immediate removal of a “big lick” Tennessee Walking Horse placed on the outside wall of Tennessee Library as an official Tennessee State Symbol.

Mechanical SoringStacks and Chains. Image Source: Horse & Hound. Not filed with story.

Middle Tennessee State University Horse Science Professor equine vet Dr. John Haffner told theMurfreesboro Pulsethat, “The fact is the big lick can only be accomplished by soring. When one soring technique becomes detectable, another one is developed. The big lick is a…

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Simple Method for Destroying Toxic PFAS Forever Chemicals Discovered

Chemical Free Life

There is finally some good news about toxic PFAS ‘forever chemicals’. Scientists have just discovered a way to break down, or destroy, at least two PFAS chemicals (there are over 12,000 PFAS chemical compounds in existence).


The “forever” part of ‘Forever Chemicals’

PFAS, a group of manufactured chemicals commonly used since the 1940s, are called “forever chemicals” for a reason: Quite simply, there has been no known way to break these chemicals down. “Bacteria can’t eat them; fire can’t incinerate them; and water can’t dilute them. And, if these toxic chemicals are buried, they leach into surrounding soil, becoming a persistent problem for generations to come.” From a science perspective, PFAS chemicals have biological half-lives that are still unknown. Up until now, scientists have believed that because the chemicals do not break down in the environment or human/animal bodies (thus the nickname “forever” chemicals) and because the chemicals have…

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VIDEO The REAL reason transgender groomers are targeting America’s children -Gov. Bans “Conversion Therapy”  – Bill to Ban ‘So-Called Gender Affirming Care’


David Kupelian explores what’s actually behind today’s massive LGBT recruitment craze

ByDavid Kupelian August 16, 2022

(Photo by Fabian Centeno on Unsplash)

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Twitter recently banned the term “groomer” as being “anti-LGBT.” However, “groomer” ispreciselythe right term to describe those involved in today’s widespread phenomenon of “gender activists” indoctrinating, seducing and flat-out recruiting American children into “identifying” as transgender. This has already led to countless children taking powerful and dangerous drugs, undergoing double mastectomies and chemical-or-surgical castration, resulting – tragically but not surprisingly – in an astronomical suicide rate. How can this possibly be happening in America?

Let’s start at the beginning, by clearly and unequivocally stating out loud today’sforbidden truth:It is literally impossible for a male to become a female, or for a female to become a male. Impossible.

The entire human race – which is to say, virtually all people of every ethnicity…

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VIDEO 200+ Sex Trafficking Victims, 37 Missing Children Found During National Sweep


By B911 August 15, 2022

Operation Cross Country 2022 Statistics

  • Minor victims located: 84
  • Missing children located: 37
  • Adult victims located: 141
  • Nationwide operations conducted: 391

A major law enforcement operation to locate and assist victims of human trafficking and related crimes resulted in the location of more than 200 victims during the first two weeks of August.

Operation Cross Countryis a coordinated operation among the FBI, other federal agencies, state and local police, and social services agencies across the country to find and assist victims of human trafficking, particularly child victims.

“The initiative really just takes a concentrated period of time where we’re just focused on the problem of child sex trafficking,” said Section Chief Jose Perez, who oversees violent crime investigations in the FBI. “What we do is we sit down with our local partners and our task forces and identify certain areas where we know sex…

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Additives in Organic Food: What is Allowed? What is Prohibited?

Chemical Free Life

U.S. organic standards are ostensibly designed to allow natural substances in organic farming while prohibiting synthetic substances. The National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances—a component of the organic standards—lists the exceptions to this basic rule.


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees the National Organic Program (NOP). The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)* is designed by law to advise the National Organic Program (NOP) on which substances should be allowed or prohibited**.

NOSB members must use specific criteria when voting, including the need for the substance and its impacts on human health and the environment. In specific cases, the NOSB also votes to allow non-organic versions of a substance if it isn’t available in organic form on a scale large enough to support organic agriculture.

Some synthetic substances are listed as exceptions to the basic rule and are allowed for use in organic agriculture.

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Ex-Russian MP Says Russian Underground Group Responsible for Moscow Car Bomb Assassination-Assassination Attempt Against “Putin’s Rasputin”

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This assassination/apparent assassination attempt against Alex Dugin clearly came from within Russia. Is it a warning? Alex Dugin’s daughter was driving her father’s vehicle. Was it a warning to Putin himself? Was it a warning by Putin to Dugin (or others)? Was it an attempted assassination of Alex Dugin by disgruntled elements within the Russian government, such as the intelligence services-military and/or the Russian mafia, who are fed up by Dugin’s alleged influence and by the war in Ukraine? Was it a false flag attack by Putin to increase support for attacks on Ukraine?

Russia’s war in Ukraine looks highly detrimental to the interests of Russia’s oligarchs, who are a modern day nobility. Rasputin, to whom Dugin has been compared, was killed by members of the Russian nobility who were fed up with his influence on the Russian Tsar and Tsarina, especially in the context of World War I.


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