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Whaling Is So 19th Century – Or Not?

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

When reading “Moby Dick” in school, it was the whale´s story that intrigued me, not Captain Ahab´s or Ishmael´s. Have we evolved from the brutality of the 19th century? When watching videos about today´s whaling one might think we were stuck in some terrible historical loop that keeps repeating itself.

“In less than three weeks at this year’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, the country of Tanzania could be the deciding vote to create (or kill) a plan for creating a whale and dolphin sanctuary for the South Atlantic Ocean. ”

 

Please read more an sign the petition here

https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1684&autologin=true

 

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Wild Horses Need Shade, Water, Food – And Room to Run Wild

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The great Wild West will get less wild and lose all of its appeal if the rounding up of wild horses and burros continues. These round-ups are especially egregious since there are no holding places available for the animals.

“Despite public outcry, the BLM wants to continue rounding up America’s wild horses and burros–even though most of their holding facilities are inhumane without shade and shelter and are already stocked full with 50,000 native equids. The Burns Amendment to the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act puts ALL those in holding at-risk of going to slaughter. This is very dangerous.”

Please read more and spread the word

https://www.change.org/p/bring-emergency-shelter-and-shade-to-captive-wild-horses-and-burros/u/7979965?tk=r-7BL_RkQMwZtS-4PP-AdIXmAnO3WiZRXV5wIkxZoBU&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_update_email

 

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Is It Social to Watch Tortured Animals?

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

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When circuses send animals into the arena, these animals are not there for their own pleasure or fun and would never willingly do what they are forced to do. More and more former employees of circuses have started speaking up, telling horrifying stories about how animals are tortured to perform.

Ringling Brothers is no exception. Bullhooks are just one instrument for hurting elephants being used over and over again.

If you want to be entertained go see Cirque du Soleil or some other circus where you can be awed by the extraordinary performance of beautiful people.

“According to former circus employees, Ringling trainers routinely beat elephants and jab them with sharp metal bullhooks in order to force them to perform. At least 30 elephants, including four babies, have died since 1992, including an 8-month-old baby elephant named Riccardo who was euthanized after he fractured his hind legs when he fell from a circus pedestal.”

Please read more and sign the petition here

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/urge-livingsocial-cancel-cruel-ringling-bros-promotion/?utm_campaign=Living%20Social%20Promo&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

 

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Nestlé Moving Towards Animal Awareness?

In a recent article in the New York Times, Nestlé is described as moving forward towards building pressure on their suppliers for more humane treatments of animals.

For some of us, this might still be a far way to animal welfare, but Nestlé, being one of the global players in the food industry, turning at least some of their attention towards the plight of animals can be seen as the success of all of those speaking up for animals.

Nestlé sells many brands using milk, so changing their attitude might make a big difference to many lives in the milk producing hellish machinery.

Please read the article here

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/business/nestle-moves-toward-humane-treatment-of-animals-at-its-suppliers.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3As%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A8%22%7D&_r=0

 

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Summer and Butterflies = Soon No More?

Photo: Hope Ryden

Photo: Hope Ryden

Every summer, around the little lake in our neighborhood I used to see an abundance of monarch butterflies, serendipitous bliss. But they might vanish due to loss of habitat – and milkweed.

“Beginning late summer through early fall, the monarchs you see in your yard emerging from their chrysalides have one main focus: eat to fatten up for their upcoming migrations. Winter habitats for these beauties range from coastal California for those west of the Rocky Mountains to central Mexico for those to the east. This epic journey can span 3,000 miles!

Scientists say habitat destruction of milkweed in the US—the only plant on which monarchs lay eggs—is the main concern.”

 

Please read more about monarchs and help them by planting milkweed in your yard

http://monarchjointventure.org/get-involved/create-habitat-for-monarchs/

http://www.livemonarch.com/free-milkweed-seeds.htm

http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/monarch-conservation.html

 

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March for Animals (and People) in New York City

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Photo:HSUS

Photo: Ruby Blossom Animal Legal Defense Fund

Photo: Ruby Blossom Animal Legal Defense Fund

 

Many organizations connected to animal welfare, climate change and environmental issues will be organizing this march in New York City.

“On September 21, WWF, in partnership with hundreds of other organizations, is participating in the People’s Climate March in New York City. And we need you to be there with us.

The march will kick off a week of climate action in New York and set the tone for world leaders as they head into a United Nations summit on the climate crisis two days later. ”

 

Please join, sign up and invite as many friends as possible to take part

https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=8CCF60A1D2012290268475412A618FBF.app244a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=805&autologin=true&link=btn&utm_campaign=climate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=advocacy-alert&utm_content=140821t

 

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Who Wants to See Animals in Tiny Cages? Changing Louisiana Law

Photo: ALDF

Photo: ALDF

The animals in Louisiana might get a break if all goes well. If you live in Louisiana, here is your chance to get active:

“If you live in Louisiana, please plan to attend the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ hearing on the rule changes next week and speak in support of the animals.

  • When: Tuesday, September 2, 6–7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, 2000 Quail Dr. (Louisiana Rm.), Baton Rouge, LA 70898″

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