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Coronavirus phishing: CDC and WHO emails may be scam | fox43.com

Online scammers across the globe are leveraging the coronavirus outbreak and spoofing real health organizations to steal personal information.

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Animal Abuse Legislation: 2019 Year in Review

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Animal-Human Abuse LINK LEGISLATION

We look back on 21 new state laws that were enacted in 2019 that address The Link between animal abuse and domestic, child and elder abuse and other crimes, and list 45 new bills that have already been introduced in the young 2020 sessions.

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How to enable Twitter ‘Lights Out’ dark mode on Android – 9to5Google

Since the unveiling of Android 10, dark mode has been one of the most hotly requested features for almost every app. As of today, Twitter is finally rolling out their AMOLED-black “Lights Out” dark mode on Android, but you might need a trick to enable it. On those platforms, Twitter has long offered a dark mode which replace the blinding white background with a more subdued blue hue. Twitter for Android and iOS even allow this dark mode to be triggered automatically based on sunset.

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Update on Hurricane Humberto

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Update on Hurricane Dorian

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NHC issuing advisories for the Atlantic on Hurricane Dorian

NHC issuing and advisories for the Eastern Pacific on Hurricane Juliette

Check out NHC latest updates on the hurricanes

All the best and stay safe…

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Idaho Teacher Acquitted of Animal Cruelty for Feeding Puppy to Turtle | Care2 Causes

One afternoon after school in March 2018, some students watched as Robert Crosland, a science teacher at Preston Junior High in Idaho, fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle. The turtle was later euthanized—not by Crosland, thankfully—because the teacher did not have a permit to keep it.

Outrage over this disturbing incident spread around the world, yet many of Crosland’s students and their parents defended him. Crosland was not suspended or fired from his job.

Jill Parrish, a former student of Crosland’s, received death threats after she reported the puppy killing to police. “This is a cut-and-dried case of animal cruelty,” she told the Idaho Statesman last year. “But they’re saying, ‘The teacher is a good teacher.’ Everybody loves him.”

One of those supporters is Farahlyn Hansen, the mother of two students who witnessed Crosland killing the puppy. She told EastIdahoNews.com last year that if anyone should be upset about it, it should be her, but that wasn’t the case. “I felt like it was the more humane thing for Robert to do than to just leave it to die,” Hansen said. “The puppy was dying.”

Another parent, Annette Salvesen, agreed with Hansen. “If it was a deformed puppy that was going to die anyway, Cros[land] is very much circle of life,” she said.
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Although about 4,000 people signed a petition supporting Crosland, more than 248,000 people signed a Care2 petition urging the teacher to be fired.

After a three-month investigation, the Idaho attorney general’s office charged Crosland with animal cruelty. Because this was Crosland’s first offense, under Idaho law it was a considered a misdemeanor. If he was found guilty, Crosland faced up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.

But nearly a year after he killed the puppy, a jury of Crosland’s peers has found him not guilty of animal cruelty—which really shouldn’t be too shocking, considering his support from the community. The trial at the Franklin County Courthouse in Preston lasted just two days—most of the first day was taken up by jury selection—and the six jurors deliberated for only 30 minutes, KIFI reports.
Disturbing Details of the Puppy’s Death

According to testimonies from witnesses during the brief trial, the farmer who had given the puppy to Crosland’s son told him it was sick and dying. “I honestly thought I was doing the right thing by putting it out of its misery,” Crosland told an investigator. The prosecution argued that the puppy may not have even really been sick.

I don’t know if it was brought it up during the trial, but it should be noted that there’s at least one animal hospital located less than a mile from Preston Junior High, where the puppy, if it really was dying, could have been humanely euthanized.

Instead, witnesses—who insisted Preston cares deeply about animals—said he put the puppy in the snapping turtle’s aquarium, which was filled with water. Witnesses said the puppy “paddled a few times, and then the turtle grabbed it and pulled it under the water,” KIFI reports. “The puppy drowned before the turtle started eating it.”

Although Crosland’s attorney moved that the case be dismissed because of the lack of evidence that the puppy suffered, the judge ruled this decision was best left to the jury.

And, yes, the jury somehow decided in 30 minutes that the puppy hadn’t suffered. After all, they and Crosland’s supporters had no problem with what the teacher did—so why should the little puppy have any problem with Crosland dumping him into an aquarium with a hungry, sharp-beaked snapping turtle?

The Idaho Humane Society (IHS) released a statement saying it was outraged and saddened by the verdict, and I’m sure that many of us who truly do care about animals feel exactly the same way.

The one upside, as the IHS points out, is that this case has shined an international spotlight on Idaho’s weak animal cruelty laws.

“This travesty does not create any new precedence for allowing cruelty but rather, will undoubtedly serve as a rallying cry for those who care passionately about the welfare of animals to renew their efforts in communities throughout Idaho to ensure vigorous enforcement of our cruelty laws and to improve these laws both at the state level as well as locally,” it said. “Additionally, this verdict will no doubt bring both national and even international condemnation of Idaho’s laws and the reputation of Idaho in general.”

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7 Year Old Jazmine Murder Solved? Police Have Arrested Two

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A 20-year-old man in Texas was arrested Saturday and charged in the death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was shot and killed while riding in a car with her family in Houston. Another man is being held in connection with the shooting but has not yet been charged, a lawyer for the girl’s family said.

Eric Black Jr., 20, was charged with capital murder and appeared in court early Sunday morning, wearing handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit. He was ordered held without bail. A prosecutor said Black admitted to driving the car when his passenger opened fire.

Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Barnes family, told CBS News another suspect had also been arrested.

The shooting occured in Houston on Dec. 30 when a car pulled alongside the vehicle carrying Barnes and her family at a stoplight and a gunman opened fire. Jazmine died of a gunshot wound to the head, and her mother was hit in the arm.

LaPorsha Washington, Jazmine’s mother, said in the days following the shooting that she believed it was racially motivated. Her 15-year-old daughter, who was also in the car, initially said the shooter was a white man in a red truck, and police released an artist’s sketch Thursday showing a thin, white man with a 5 o’clock shadow. Black, the alleged driver, is African American. The full name of the alleged gunman is not yet known, but Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Sunday the individual is also African American.

In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Gonzalez said there was indeed a red truck at the stoplight when shots rang out, but said investigators now believe the person or people in the truck were nothing more than witnesses. He urged the unidentified driver of the truck to come forward.

Gonzalez said investigators don’t believe “in any way” that family members were involved in anything “nefarious.” He added that investigators believe two people were involved in the shooting, but would not comment further since Black is the only individual who has been charged.

“We feel that they were truthful. This just went down very quickly when the gunfire erupted,” Gonzalez said. “You’re talking about small children — they witnessed something very traumatic. And it is possible that the last thing they did see was indeed that red truck and that driver that was in that truck, and that’s what they remembered last.”

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Earlier Sunday, a prosecutor presented details of the case against Black at a hearing at Probable Cause Court in downtown Houston. Appearing by video conference, the prosecutor said Gonzalez had received an anonymous tip passed along by journalist and activist Shaun King. The source implicated two men identified as “LW” and “EB” in the shooting after authorities asked the public for help identifying the assailants.

The source for the tip said the suspects thought the vehicle carrying Jazmine was another vehicle they had seen earlier in the day, the prosecutor said, and didn’t realize they had hit the wrong vehicle until seeing the news later that day.

The source provided the sheriff with the name of an Instagram account used by one of the suspects, which investigators determined belonged to Black, the prosecutor said.

On Saturday, police stopped Black in a grey Kia for failing to signal when changing lanes, and held him for suspected marijuana possession after a deputy said he saw a plastic bag with what appeared to be marijuana in his glove box when Black opened it to find his insurance card. The officer searched Black’s car, found more marijuana and detained him, the prosecutor said.

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Eric Black Jr. appears in court for a probable cause hearing on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.ONSCENE.TV

Homicide detectives interviewed Black on Saturday, and the prosecutor said Black admitted to driving the vehicle involved in the shooting. Black told investigators “LW” — identified in court only as “Larry” — was seated in the front passenger seat of a rental car and fired at the vehicle carrying Jazmine. Black returned that rental car after the shooting and picked up the car he was driving when he was pulled over Saturday.

The prosecutor said in Sunday’s hearing that Black then agreed to a search of his residence, where police found a 9 mm pistol consistent with shell casings found at the site of the shooting.

Gonzales, the sheriff, said Sunday that police had received more than 1,000 tips in the case. A reward of $100,000 had been offered for information leading to an arrest. At a rally in Houston on Saturday, more than 500 people honored Jazmine and helped raise money for the family.

Zachary Hudak contributed reporting.

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Petition Update · **VETERAN SURVEY** · Change.org

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Mar 16, 2018 — The first 200 veterans to complete this will receive a complimentary ticket to Greenhouse Ventures Cannabis Learn Conference and Expo, taking place April 30th – May 2nd at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Cannabis Learn will feature presentations from over a dozen University researchers in the medical cannabis and industrial hemp industries, and provide attendees with exclusive access to regulatory timelines, business tips, and market trends from leading operators, investors, and industry leaders.

On Monday, April 30th, the Cannabis Learn Conference and Expo will feature a “Veterans & Cannabis” course hosted by Veterans Cannabis Project, that will educate, spark conversation, entertain and dispel myths for veterans interested in learning more about medical cannabis.

How to redeem your complimentary ticket for Cannabis Learn Conference and Expo:

Complete all questions on the survey

Take a picture or screen shot of your screen after submitting your completed survey

Send proof of survey completion (picture/screen shot) to info@greenhouse.ventures with the subject line reading; “Veterans Access – Cannabis Learn”

A GHV team member will reply with your custom promo code and instructions on how to register

Join us in Philadelphia April 30th – May 2nd for Cannabis Learn 🙂

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Petition update · We won! Change.org

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Hank is coming home!!!

Thanks to everyone who supported this petition.

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Petition Update · No justice for puppies abused to death · Petition is still open please sign /Change.org

Man gets no jail sentence or fine for abusing puppies to death. We demand strict penalty

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No justice for puppies abused to death
Jenny Rolness
Florø, Norway

Oct 16, 2017 — Thank you so much to everyone who signed the petition.

Sadly the verdict was today approved by the state solicitor. It is a tragic fact that this animal abuser will not serve a day in prison, he will not be fined and he will be allowed to keep dogs again in 5 years. In the meantime he can have other animals.

We are so sorry we couldn’t achieve some kind of justice for the 8 poor puppies who were abused, 7 of them to their death. All we can do now is to use this disgraceful case for what it is worth and work for better legal protection for animals. We hope the world will be aware of how Norway betrays animals and protect their abusers more than the victims.
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Cherokee Grizzly Bears Come One Step Closer To Leaving Horrible Zoo ” video”| Care2 Causes


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 Correction Update: Threats Mount For Wyoming Wolves 


Dear wolf advocate:

We apologize for mistakenly including Wyoming in the category of federally protected in our announcement on Tuesday. In our enthusiasm to get the word out, we made this serious error. Unfortunately, the wolf of Wyoming is under state “management” and Wyoming’s plan includes a ridiculously low number of wolves.

Thank you again for all of your support as we have journeyed this quest to save a species.

By the way, yesterday, Maureen Hackett was interviewed on 1500ESPN’s The Great Outdoors with Dennis Anderson. We think you may enjoy listening to her debate on behalf of the wolf.

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The Facts about Windex and Animal Testing A Statement from SC Johnson | Press Room 

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The Facts about Windex and Animal Testing: A Statement from SC Johnson

RACINE, Wis., January 6, 2017

Statement from Kelly Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability:

“A misleading online petition, with a photo falsely tied to Windex, has prompted consumer questions about whether we test Windex on dogs. SC Johnson has never tested Windex on dogs. Three Windex products have been tested on animals, as required by the government, in the last 20 years.

We choose non-animal testing methods whenever possible, and to that end we are a major contributor to the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, which is dedicated to improving and increasing use of alternative test methods.

Until alternative methods are accepted globally, we must comply with the government agencies in some countries, including the U.S. EPA, that require safety testing for certain products.

Some companies skirt this issue because their materials or products are tested by suppliers or suppliers to those suppliers. So they claim that they personally do not test. But that’s deceptive. We care about transparency in our claims, so we are honest about whether the required animal testing is conducted.”

Read our full point of view on animal testing here.

About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.

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Dakota Protests: ‘People Are Going to Die’: Father of Wounded DAPL Activist Sophia Wilansky Speaks Out

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Sunday’s brutal police assault against peaceful Dakota Access Pipeline activists left one water protector, Sophia Wilansky, at risk of losing an arm, and her distraught father spoke out Tuesday and Wednesday against the shocking show of force and demanded government action.

Wayne Wilansky, a 61-year-old lawyer and yoga teacher from New York City, spoke to a reporter in a Facebook live feed about his daughter’s devastating injury, allegedly caused by a concussion grenade.

“This is the wound of someone who’s a warrior, who was sent to fight in a war,” Wayne said. “It’s not supposed to be a war. She’s peacefully trying to get people to not destroy the water supply. And they’re trying to kill her.”

Most of the muscle tissue between Sophia’s left elbow and wrist as well as two major arteries were completely destroyed, Wayne said, and doctors pulled shrapnel out of the wound.

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Boy, 10, Set On Fire By Bullies ‘Deliberately’ — Fights For Life In Hospital – Hollywood Life

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More E. coli cases prompt General Mills flour recall expansion | WPMT FOX43

Out of an abundance of caution, General Mills announced the voluntary recall of more than 10 million pounds of flour because it may be linked to the outbreak.

Out of an abundance of caution, General Mills announced the voluntary recall of more than 10 million pounds of flour because it may be linked to the outbreak.

General Mills on Monday announced another expansion of its flour recall. The move was prompted by an announcement from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that four more individuals from two different states (Minnesota and Wisconsin) have developed E. coli illness linked to the flour.

One of those individuals is suffering from a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. This results from E. coli illnesses that last longer and are more severe, according to the CDC.

There are now 46 cases of E. coli infection linked to this outbreak, which began in December. The most recent illness reported began on June 25.

Symptoms can include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever that can last five to seven days. Individuals who are very old or very young and those with compromised immune systems have an increased risk of becoming ill.

The youngest patient in this outbreak is just 1 year old and the oldest is 95. Most of those who have become ill, 80%, are female.

Gold Medal, Wondra and Signature Kitchens flour are included in the updated recall announcement.

“The expansion announced today includes select production dates through February 10, 2016,” according to the company. Previously, the recall was for products produced between November 4, 2015, and December 4, 2015. The specific items recalled, including some previously identified Betty Crocker cake mixes, are listed on the General Mills website. None of the recalled flour should be used, sold or consumed.

General Mills initially announced a recall of 10 million pounds of flour in June, which it said at the time was “out of an abundance of caution” because it was possibly linked to the outbreak. Earlier this month, the company expanded that recall. It says consumers should not eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour.

Important update: PLEASE READ ABOUT DUDE AND JUDE · Change.org

STOP All PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS!!!

Jul 14, 2016 — Right now I would like to have EVERYONE please HOLD OFF on sending out emails to the IDNR and Wayne Rosenthal and Tim Daiber. We are in the process of working out some stuff and I don’t want to tick anyone off. I will keep you posted and let you know if we need to start flooding the emails and calls. I’m praying that what we’ve all been doing is working. So please just hold off on the calls and emails to them. Please keep sharing and signing the petition cause they still get this. I want to thank everyone for your support and prayers cause without you all I couldn’t have done this alone. I’m hoping my fight is almost over for them but I’ll know soon. I’ll keep you posted. Love Dude and Jude and the whole Crawford family.

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Petition Update: SAVE MARLEY AND END B.S.L!!!!

 

 

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Yayyyyyy!!!! Marley will be coming home as soon as we can get her there! She should NEVER have been seized in the first place!! Thank you so much for signing and showing support to Lauren and her family xxxx
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On the 18th December 2015, our beautiful girl Marley was seized by police because of her breed. She was wrongfully ripped from our family home and taken to a kennel in which we are not allowed to visit. Marley is a friendly dog and has never shown any sort of aggression. Please ask DEFRA the ineffective legislation that led to Marley being seized, and please ask Derby law court to ask with responsibility and compassion when deciding the future of this beloved, gentle family pet.

Marley is a family dog and we have had her since she was 7 weeks old! She adores my 3 year old daughter and we are lost without her. The police have said that because I have a young child we probably won’t get her back because of her breed, whereas the sergeant in charge has said different, so we aren’t even clear what will happen.

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) was rushed through as part of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act. It was a simplistic response to the public mood at the time, and it legislates against certain dog types rather than tackling effective dog rearing and ownership or considering the temperament of individual animals. Evaluations have found it to be ineffective in the Netherlands, Denmark and Spain.

Petition update · Victory! Bear Hunt Stopped in 2016 · Change.org

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – An immediate moratorium on the hunting of Florida’s black bears.
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Victory! Bear Hunt Stopped in 2016
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Jun 27, 2016 — We stopped the bear hunt in 2016! We still have a fight ahead to get them permanently protected!

Thank you for your support and for being apart of this historic event!

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Petition update · Perdue Announces Groundbreaking Policy to Improve Lives of 680 Million Chickens · Change.org

 

Tell Chicken Giant Perdue to Stop Appalling Animal Abuse
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Perdue Announces Groundbreaking Policy to Improve Lives of 680 Million Chickens
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Jun 27, 2016 — Thanks to you and the nearly 182,000 others who signed this petition, today, Perdue Foods, one of the nation’s largest poultry producers, is announcing a precedent-setting commitment to improving animal welfare.

While there is still work to be done, Perdue’s commitment is the most comprehensive animal welfare policy ever adopted by a major chicken producer. Of the more than 8 billion chickens killed for meat annually in the U.S., Perdue’s policy will reduce the suffering of nearly 680 million birds on 2,200 farms.

Citing the “five freedoms,” a set of ethical imperatives for farmed animal welfare, the policy outlines the company’s efforts to implement on-farm improvements, such as environmental enrichment and natural light; curb malicious abuse; and eliminate cruel live-shackle slaughter.

Perdue also addresses the unnaturally rapid growth rates of chickens, which cause incredible suffering to birds—crippling them under their own weight, rendering them immobile, leaving them in constant pain, and causing many to die of organ failure. Additionally, the policy mandates annual third-party audits and increased video surveillance—including of transport areas—to deter instances of illegal animal abuse.

Most notable is the policy’s commitment to replacing live-shackle slaughter methods with less cruel Controlled Atmosphere Stunning, a move that will spare millions of birds from the horrific suffering caused by dumping, shackling, shocking, and slitting the throats of conscious animals. This change is even more meaningful given that chickens, who comprise 95 percent of land animals raised and killed for food in the U.S., are excluded from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.

With this announcement, it’s never been clearer that the days are numbered for many of the poultry industry’s cruelest practices. Perdue’s policy represents important progress and we look forward to seeing the company establish deadlines for the implementation of these crucial changes. Perdue’s policy will also hopefully inspire other companies to adopt similar meaningful animal welfare requirements.

It’s now time for Tyson, Foster Farms, and other poultry producers to stop dragging their feet and reduce the needless pain and suffering animals endure on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.

• Sign our petition demanding that Tyson stop tormenting chickens: https://www.change.org/p/tyson-foods-stop-animal-abuse-at-world-s-largest-chicken-producer.

• Sign our petition calling on Foster Farms to stop abusing birds: https://www.change.org/p/tell-american-humane-association-to-stop-certifying-factory-farm-cruelty.
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Indiana DNR: Appeal to keep Finn the fox
by Torrey Bright · 118,178 supporters
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Torrey Bright
Peru, IN

Jun 15, 2016 — I am only sending this update to update all the thousands who have asked..

Despite my efforts, knowledge, petition, 118,000 signatures, and fact that I already house and own an animal of the same species, whom helped me adopt and nurse Finn back to health.. The DNR ruled against me today stating that “I am not special,” that the “law is the law and I’m not changing it for you,” and stating that “I could have all the signatures in the world on my petition and it wouldn’t matter to them.”
I have to give up an animal that has done no wrong, and who knows me as his mother, all because of what’s written in an old book with no room for error or emotion.

He now is to be picked up and taken to a rehabber, who also has a fox, to be used for educational purposes. However, they refuse to tell me the location or name because “I don’t get visitation rights.” God forbid they grant me anything for doing what everyone thought was right.

For those saying to hide him or say he “ran away”, it is not an option due to the fact I will lose my other license if so. I was made a mockery of and told it didn’t matter if I have 100k people standing next to me, they wouldn’t change their stance.

No good deed should go unpunished evidentially. No one with a heart or compassion is given a second glance. No common sense is used. Someone who sits in a big office all day with no contact to wildlife itself is clearly the correct person to make the final decision right???

This petition has been closed, the case has been closed, and we have lost the battle. Thank you to everyone who tried to make a stand with us, we appreciate each one of you.

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Lily the abused horse adopted by Jon and Tracey Stewart dies over the weekend | WPMT FOX43

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                                                                            REST IN PEACE SWEET LILY 

New Jersey – Jon and Tracey via their Facebook page “The Daily Squeal” has announced that Lily, the pony mare that was brought to the New Holland Sales Stable for auction and later adopted by the couple died over the weekend.

‘It is with the deepest sadness that we share with you that dearest, sweetest Lily passed away yesterday. She went peacefully surrounded by so many that loved her. We stroked her hair and told her over and over again how loved and special she was. She was under her favorite tree on soft grass. She will live on in our hearts and in our fight to protect, love and cherish all animals.’

Lily was lame, underfed and covered with paint when she arrived in Lancaster County. Following a trial in New Holland, 65-year-old Philip Price Jr. of Rhode Island, was convicted of 5 summary counts regarding his handling of Lily.

Hartman was ordered to pay $3,056 in fines and $10,178 in restitution for Lily’s recovery-care costs.

Price is prohibited from doing future business at New Holland Sales Stables, the judge ordered.

Gorilla killing: 3-year-old boy’s mother won’t be charged | WPMT FOX43

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The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla on Saturday (May 28, 2016) after a 3-year-old boy slipped into the animal’s enclosure. (File photo of Harambe, the gorilla killed)

Update: No charges will be filed against the mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, the Hamilton County prosecutor’s office in Ohio said Monday.

After the boy slipped into the enclosure May 28, he had a 10-minute encounter with Harambe, a 450-pound gorilla.

Harambe pulled the boy across a moat and was fatally shot by zoo personnel. A witness told CNN the boy’s mother was temporarily distracted by other children when the boy fell into the exhibit.

Will the drama surrounding Harambe’s death come to an end, or is this just the beginning?

On Monday, the Hamilton County prosecutor will announce whether the parents of a 3-year-old boy, who fell in the gorilla enclosure May 28 at the Cincinnati Zoo, will face charges.

Zoo officials shot and killed a rare silverback gorilla named Harambe after the child entered the enclosure, fearing for the boy’s safety.

A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Monday, a week after the boy’s family became the focus of an investigation.

Video footage shows Harambe standing next to the child and dragging him through the water. The zoo has staunchly defended its decision to shoot Harambe as necessary to protect the child.

The boy was not seriously injured, but much of the scrutiny in the aftermath of the incident has fallen on his family. Authorities conducted a home visit over the weekend with the boy and his mother, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters.

Authorities have said the boy’s mother was with the child when he slipped past a fence and into the zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit on Memorial Day weekend.

One witness said she overheard the boy telling his mother he was going to get into the moat.

“The little boy himself had already been talking about wanting to go in, go in, get in the water and his mother is like, ‘No you’re not, no you’re not,’ ” said Kimberley Ann Perkins O’Connor.

The mother admonished her son to behave before becoming distracted by other children with her, O’Connor said.

“Her attention was drawn away for seconds, maybe a minute, and then he was up and in before you knew it, she said.

For days, the Internet was barraged with think pieces on the incident — some condemning the boy’s parents.

They became the center of criticism as calls for criminal charges mounted. An online petition seeking “Justice for Harambe” received more than 500,000 signatures.

Police questioned the family

Last week, the Cincinnati police said they were reviewing the incident with a focus on the actions of the boy’s family.

A police spokeswoman told CNN that officers would determine if charges needed to be brought, which would then be discussed with the prosecutor’s office.

The parents cooperated with police and were evaluating whether they would seek legal representation, family spokeswoman Gail Myers said in a statement last week.

The family declined donations, saying it was something “we do not want and will not accept.”

They asked that gifts be directed to the Cincinnati Zoo “in Harambe’s name” in a statement through Myers.

Impact on the zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla World exhibit is scheduled to reopen to the public Tuesday.

The zoo said it has raised the public barrier to 42 inches, added solid wood beams to the top and knotted rope netting to the bottom.

“Our exhibit goes above and beyond standard safety requirements, but in light of what happened, we have modified the outer public barrier to make entry even more difficult,” said Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo, in a statement.

Both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums have launched investigations into the Harambe episode.

The USDA, which inspects the zoo annually, will look into whether the facility was in compliance with a federal law that monitors the treatment of animals in research and exhibition. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is the group that accredits zoos.

“In the case of this incident, which involved a child and a critically endangered animal, our collective goal is to take steps to assure it doesn’t happen again,” Kris Vehrs, the interim president and CEO of the zoo association, said in a statement.

Petition update · We won!!!! · Change.org

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ALDI Australia: chickens are mutilated and neglected in these cruel factory farms – please stop selling cage eggs now!
by Angelina Popovski · 97,088 supporters
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We won!!!!
Angelina Popovski
Alphington, Australia

May 25, 2016 — Are you ready for this?

We won!!!!

I’ve just heard that Aldi Australia have promised they’ll stop selling eggs laid by hens who suffer for their whole lives in awful battery cages.

Way to go Aldi OZ! This means they’ve finally caught up with their stores in the US and Germany that have already committed to stop selling cruel cage eggs.

Massive congratulations to everyone! When I started this petition, I really had no idea where it would end. I just had hope. But as more and more people joined the movement – and then when Animals Australia kicked in behind it – I got way more confident that, together, we really could change the world in a big way for hens.

This whole movement started out with just my name on this petition – then suddenly it grew and we were making news headlines, people were staging protests outside of Aldi stores, flooding their Facebook page with pleas for kindness, and who can forget Animals Australia’s amazing posters popping up in Aldi carparks! I mean WOW!

I know sometimes people sign online petitions and think “that’s that” – but we’ve proved otherwise. This incredible win shows that if we stay strong, get creative, be consistent, never give up and, most importantly, keep on being kind, there’s no end to what we can achieve for animals.

Thank you so much for being part of this with me. I couldn’t have done it without you. Now, there are plenty more supermarkets we can ask to free hens from cages – I’m already thinking on who we should ask nicely first. I hope you’ll stick with me so we can keep on changing the world for hens ☺

Angelina.
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Petition update · THE NM GAME and FISH COMMISSIONERS yesterday VOTED UNANIMOUSLY to NOT CONSIDER OUR BAN. · Change.org

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Susana Martinez: BAN Snare Trapping on our Public Lands
by Wick Beavers · 147,630 supporters
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THE NM GAME and FISH COMMISSIONERS yesterday VOTED UNANIMOUSLY to NOT CONSIDER OUR BAN.
Wick Beavers
Taos, NM

May 13, 2016 — We need to make them pay for their barbaric, murderous and indiscriminate Trapping Law.
Please post this on your FB page- tweet it, too- and ask your friends to sign the petition and to email each commissioner.
Here is are the email addresses of each uninformed and cruel commissioner:
paul@kienzlelaw.com
billmontoya@hotmail.com
robert_nmgf@live.com
ralphramos@comcast.net
bob.ricklefs@gmail.com
dicksalopek@hotmail.com
bethryanlawyer@gmail.com
The photo is of Bella, killed in a snare set for who knows what?

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Petition update · We have news and we close the petition! · Change.org

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Please help the bears in Zoo in Kaliningrad to go to a sanctuary!
by Martina Grosse · 21,308 supporters
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We have news and we close the petition!
Martina Grosse
Dresden, Germany

May 4, 2016 — A good friend and animal rights activist Caterina Moynihan has written to Bigheartfoundation and she shared the response with me. I want to share the news with you and I will close the petition.
Here are the news:

First of all, thank you very much for your active support and concern regarding the animal welfare in Russia.

I contacted the Zoo recently. To my surprise, the situation has changed dramatically. I spoke to the staff of the zoo, absolutely 100% passionate and dedicated people. They have changed a number of things:

  1. Now the bear is not alone, they have several animals of the same species together. They keep a good contact and therefore remain psychologically healthy.
  2. The have a well-balanced diet and visitors do not feed them anymore.
  3. Bears constantly receive cage enrichments, I.e. Substrates, tree branches and other natural “toys” to play with and remain in a healthy physical state.
  4. In their captivity they have shelters where they can go dormant during winter or hide when weather is harsh. In summer term, they get a swimming pool to chill out and again do some physical activity.
  5. The zoo staff has been working on improving their knowledge about keeping wild animals. Also, the zoo was visited by foreign animal specialists.
  6. Most importantly, the captivity looks nothing like on that picture. It is indeed rather old, but not as unacceptable as it looks in that photo. At the moment they are raising more money to build the new captivity for the bears.

We are keeping an eye on this case and also Bigheartsfoundation and Bornfree.

Thank you all for supporting the Bears. You have done a great job and special thank to Caterina 😉

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FALSE: Dasani Bottled Water Recall Due to ‘Clear Parasite’ : snopes.com

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UPDATE FALSE RECALL

Enter a caption UPDATE: this report claims this is a fake Coca-Cola Recalls Dasani Water After Clear Parasite Worm Was Found In Bottles Across U.S.

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