First day of spring and new thread - thank you for posting all your comments...
Betina, 32-year-old female gibbon, astonished the workers of the Israeli zoo where she lives by giving birth to a baby. By human measures, the mother is more than 60 years old.
AsOne of the first members of an international animal rights group to reach the disaster area, PETA Asia-Pacific senior campaigner Ashley Fruno has been in Japan with Isabella Gallaon-Aoki of Animal Friends Niigata since the day after the devastation.
signed them all dear and thank you
Thank you Linda and Cindy!
Codie Rae, 5½, was 8 months old when she was dumped in the night box at Oakland Animal Services in July 2006, with a wire wrapped around a badly infected hind leg and instructions to euthanize her because she was in pain.
After waiting four years, their stolen puppy was found safe and sound wandering near a lake in Fort Lewis, Washington.She arrived at The Eastern Iowa Airport on an American Airlines flight Saturday morning to open arms. "It was pretty neat, I love to see
All signed Val and shared on facebook
She's looking for her furever home, if anyone nearby can foster or help spread the word...
Signed and noted all. Thank you!
All signed and noted thanks Vallee.
signed them all for the poor things awwww
Thanks Val ....noted & signed.
Thank you everyone - don't have time to send you all - those I can green stars right now so....
This one signed #86 and left comment you might want to read - of course I do sign all I post too)
Fending for themselves without food or water for a month outside of Billings, Montana, nearly 500 horses are now being cared for. On February 1, 2011, American Humane Association's Red Star Animal Emergency Services.
A Rottweiler is doing her part to help clean up the neighborhood by recycling water bottles. Izzie has been cleaning up the streets for three years now and it's all thanks to her "dad."
NEWS/Petition (different from the one above)
Following the evactuation of U.S. nationals after the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, evacuees are being denied the right to take their animal companions with them
WELL, ALL SIGNED.
Thank you Ana.
VAL , THANK'S TO YOU AND TO ALL WHO POST PETITIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. TO ALL. VAL, KARINA, KENDRA, MICHELLE, JAMES.
Thanks Val. All done. Particular thanks for serving Canada up for me:
1. A major problem in respect to wildlife protection is the tendency to "modify" and control populations to suit human needs. This throws into question the purpose of "Environment Canada", if it's objectives are other than from the point of view of wildlife with whom we share this Planet.
2.When will this endless splattering of the Canadian Flag with the blood of innocent seal pups cease.
Surely with all the resources available to the government alternative sources of income can be provided to those who are the current slaughterers.
Canada is rapidly falling to the level of developing nation status in regard to animal welfare.
What is it that prevents enactment of modern, humane legislation in regard to animals?
Thanks you Ana and Simon!
The United Nations today welcomed the decision by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to suspend oil exploration in Africa's oldest national park, home to numerous endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.
Every spring on California's beaches, thousands of tiny fish come ashore to spawn. As beach habitats decline, volunteer "grunion greeters" are teaming up to study and protect the tiny fish.
(Have seen this myself)
NOT ALL SIGNED . WILL BE BACK LATER. BUT A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU JAMES FOR THE PETITION TO PROTECT SNOW LEOPARDS.
think i got all these from the other group you post in...they are the same ye?
Victoria - I post the saem ones here and the petition gtoup - so focus on the other threads here and mine in Petition Places - thanks.
Ivy - thanks for posting your petition - already signed.
Ana - thanks for all you do.
signed them all
All done as always Val. Thanks for all you do and for keeping us so informed.
All done . Thanks Val
Once again - thank you all -
Spring has already arrived and with it, and all the colors that accompany it. All are born again and especially nature
(some nice photos)
"I just hear scratching at the door. And I called out my dog's name and she started crying and I couldn't believe she was in the house for almost a month. Like, it's crazy," said Acevedo. Starving and cold, Lola was ready to be rescued,
ALL SIGNED, TY VAL, AND ALL TO THE MEMBERS WHO POST THE PETITIONS.
thanks Val , will do
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signed them all for the poor things - thank you
Ahhhh....I see now why that beluga-shooting petition was removed...It's apparently a "parody". Yeah...Right...Hilarious...
Well, other than that, all signed and duly noted. Thanks again, Val.
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Yes Debbie. I thought that I had a very good sense of humour. Apparently I don't.
It is true that animal abuse often leads to human abuse , but personally the animal abuse is very significantly worse . Humans will always show concern for humans and humans have options and remedies. I look for a world where people are motivated to care for animals for their own sake rather than that abuse may ultimately affect a human. I may as well wish that the Sun was green.
Perhaps the linkage is the only argument that will motivate some people people to act. I've used it often, but feel disgusted that this is necessary. It is a further reminder of how self absorbed our species is. I am sure that you share this view point, something that further isolates me from most people.
Yes, Simon...It is exceedingly frustrating that far too many people can only be motivated to respect and protect animals in relation to how it can help them, rather than simply considering the animals' welfare...Frustrating to feel that those of us who do consider the animals' welfare seem to live on the fringes of society...Is it really so difficult to comprehend the validity and importance of the lives of those who haven't the voice to speak for themselves....?
I really don't get it...
Didn't realize was a parody - I just thought "How could this be possible???" But don't put anything up as impossible - thanks.
to you all and enjoy your weekend.
Mongolian Environment and Tourism Minister L. Gansukh canceled the permission to kill four leopards for scientific purpose this year, after meeting researchers and representatives of non-government organizations to discuss the issue.
The ferret is a domesticated mammal of the type Mustela putorius furo. Ferrets are sexually dimorphic predators with males being substantially larger than females.
(There are debates about ferrets being domesticated but cute photos - enjoy)
Noted and signed thanks Val
signed all of them
Knut's death at such a young age is a tragedy but far from surprising, considering how much exploitation the poor animal had to endure while in captivity. Polar bears do not do well at all in captivity...Very easily bored, depressed, and stressed. Of course, when I was a child, I was blissfully ignorant of such things, as most children...and sadly, many adults...still are....but it's as Albert Schweitzer said...Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
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Thank you once more...
A small, private sanctuary for unwanted cats & kittens, run by the deeply caring Josie, in West Bandung, Indonesia, where there are NO animal welfare or animal protection Laws! Josie works very long hours to feed her charges and pay for all the vet bills!
Seven years ago, Nike fell off the balcony of his Aurora home and disappeared, leaving his family to wonder about his whereabouts. The 10-year-old cat was a member of the Setter family of Aurora, where Gerald Setter was
All noted and signed thanks Val
ALL SIGNED, TY HAPPY WEEK END TO ALL!!
signed the ones I had not signed and thanks xxxxx
Thanks you Diane, Ana and Cindy -
PLEASE ALSO LOOK AT MICHELLE'S THREAD - HAVE POSTED SOME NEW INFORMATION THERE LATELY (PETITION/NEW. THANKS.
Please check out Love's thread too - there's a petition about geese I posted.
India's tiger population has increased for the first time in decades, a newspaper said on Saturday, citing a national tiger census report slated to be released next week
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine celebrates a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund that aims to preserve both endangered species and the traditions of Chin
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signed them all and I am disgusted with britain doing this - I am from the uk
Signed all petitions. Thanks Val.
Thanks everyone - wll try and post tday but have appointments to go out to - sorry about the new threads - but people come in and post petitions one at a time and I try and combine but time consuming - please check out the new petitions and Michelle's problem I posted in her thread. - thanks.
(will affect the eco-system)
(sometimes give you more than 5 since not all good targets and trying to make a difference)
This bit of scum started shooting puppies because he could not find them a home, This man is scum and if only the bullet had hit him in the head the world would be better off. Well done to the puppy I hope they get good homes
- gotta catch the bad guys some how)
This bit of scum started shooting puppies because he could not find them a home, This man is scum and if only the bullet had hit him in the head the world would be better off. Well done to the puppy I hope they get good homes
A number of animal welfare organisations in Japan are reaching out to help people and their animals following the massive earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck the country on 11 March, causing immense destruction and
(couldn't download the site but seems a good story)
News noted and petions singed thanks Val
All signed.Thanks Val. Comments as usual. Just a couple here:
On Vick and art
"Definition of ART:
* the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
So please tell what is Vick to do with , unless gross cruelty is now "art".
It is impossible to see the name HOLLISTER without seeing blood spattered across it.
Cavemen used fur because their was nothing else,
Now synthetics abound.
Surely your company is not so desperate that its needs to continue to trawl the bottom as purveyors of cruelty.
And Debbie , you are so right about Annie and the elephant issue. Before television, movies and the internet, the circus coming to town was a huge event.
Now is a tawdry, fly blown trailer trash activity. My comment to the House;
This behaviour has two elements:
1. His unsuitability for the work that he was employed to do.
2. An act of cruelty against an animal.
So what is happening about No.2 ? The laws exist and there are police and courts of justice. The World awaits.
From a friend -
A news post with 3 petitions from my friend James. Please consider signing...one is for the Achuar people. Thanks.
Ok this is important there are 3 petitions in the one you will see when you get there. Please sign all 3 and pass them on. They all need your help and signatures... so take the time and get the word out any way that you can for every little helps. Myself and all at the We Are Warriors group thank you. Take care with respect always James Howie..
For thse new who haven't signed.
Posted these 3 because they are contradictory...
India's tiger population has increased for the first time in decades, a newspaper said yesterday, citing a national tiger census report slated to be released next week.
The number of tigers in India has risen for the first time in a decade, according to a new official census.
Quite simply, Dr. Karanth has examined the latest data on how many tigers there are in India. Those numbers, he tells us, are simply inadequate. We need much better estimates -- with modern techniques, geographically explicit, and done annually, if we
Three Pit bull puppies were sexually molested and abused in North Carolina. Metal screws and other foreign objects were placed in their rectums causing intestinal perforations. Charity has since died of her injuries.
(This is not anaimal petition - buty I LIVE in PUEBLO, CO - pleas sign!)
Plastic bags are killing the marine life.
Camouflaged ninja cat if you ever heard of these cats really exist ... It is a simple game of hiding caught skillful hand photographers .... Enjoy these unique images of camouflage ninja cats
Kitty the Cat, found as a kitten abandoned on a roadside in Louisiana, is having the adventure of her life.
ALL SIGNED, Y. REALLY PEOPLE ARE VERY VERY SICK. POOR PUPPIES. AND RINGS WITH ANIMALS!!!!
Has nothing been learned from Chernobyl and Japan...? Irresponsible
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Oh...Signed the petition calling for stronger laws regarding bestiality but couldn't think how to express myself...ummm..diplomatically, shall we say...This is just such an egregious act and involves such a twisted mentality it's beyond my comprehension...
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Thank you all again...
The meerkat or suricate Suricata suricatta, a small mammal, is a member of the mongoose family. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana and in South Africa.
Teenager Nicole Bolton is turning her high school into an "urban jungle" for thieving monkeys.
I don't mind posting petitions but I am getting real tired of people with great intentions not haveing a ood target for their petition. I try my best and ones tht may actually get somewhere. Sorry about the gripping.
A national survey has recorded an encouraging rise in small bird populations in the UK.
Humans aren't the only ones affected by Japan's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Here, four heartwarming accounts of animals that defied the odds and survived
SIGNED, TY. HAPPY WEEK END TO ALL.
Thanks again Val. All signed and commented.
Interesting that I have not seen Romania come up for a while but dear old Stephen is still leading the charge for Canada.
"Fishing practices have reached a massive industrial scale, dredging ocean bottoms, long lines tens of kilometres long. Massive over fishing everywhere. The word is OVER FISHING
So is the seal is the villain after all. Very convenient bit of spin.Where is the proof. Even the Canadian Government needs some form of proof, or does it ?
And as for rabbits. I remember as a child visiting France and growing their meat in little cages. It was yet another huge shock to my already traumatized brain. I was learning about "people".
"Where is the line drawn ?
Rabbits are pets so eat them.
Dogs are pets. why not eat then too....
and cats and guinea pigs and canaries..........
WHERE IS THE LINE DRAWN and WHY ??
You are so polite Debbie. You were probably going suggest that the criminals involved in bestiality undergo a lobotomy (always assuming that they have a brain to lobotomize).
Live Key rings. What is it about humans that they need to imprison animals. Since a child I have never understood why anyone would cage the symbol of freedom, the bird.
Why put the "bird of the sea, fish" in a tiny bowl. Perhaps it makes people think that they have some control over nature. To be God and rule over others. They must feel very empty inside to need such reassurance. Perhaps it comes from the fact that the majority of people are totally alienated from Nature.
The very disturbing fact for me (and another reason why I am an outsider) is that it is quite normal and acceptable. That is what has happened in our societies. Cruelty is acceptable and normal.
This is an appropriate quote:
"A Robin Redbreast in a cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage.
~William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
Thank you Val! I'm still behind, but signed almost all... I couldn't all because of some connection problems, but I'll be back later.
Thank you everyone for your great work! Happy Weekend to all!
to you all.... thank you. Be back later.
My laptop right now is as slow as molasses...
Unable to load petitions right now...
Chipmunks are small striped squirrels native to North America and Asia. They are usually classed either as a single genus with three subgenera, or as three genera.
Houston shelters kill roughly 80,000 animals a year. San Antonio, Dallas, and other shelters kill tens of thousands as well. But that number will soon plummet if legislation introduced into the Texas Legislature becomes law.
- you may have alreeady sigend this but have to go - maybe Care2 will more friendly later to me)
Wow....I am insanely far behind in noting and signing...Sorry...Got a nasty virus out of my antiquated computer....
A lobotomy...Yes...I can't get my own mind around what goes on in the minds of those who think nothing of treating an animal with unspeakable cruelty, apathy and indifference, nor why the punishment is still far too frequently so ridiculously lenient. When will people ever realize the connection between abusing an animal and a human and begin to treat both offenses with equal urgency?
That said, being an outsider isn't such a bad thing....
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#414 8:01 pmApril 2 Debbie Johnson CA An environmentally destructive, vastly unsustainable industry that must not be promoted. #785 8:17 pmApril 2 Debbie Johnson CA This from a man who makes Super Bowl ads...? Please...Do stop exploiting African farmers as a selfish excuse for trophy hunting. #253 8:23 pmApril 2 Debbie Johnson CA Sold as lucky trinkets for humans, although it would seem that the animals' "luck" is cut considerably shorter #1 8:32 pmApril 2 Debbie Johnson CA To pretend to concede to the will of voters and then turn right around, go over their heads and basically gut the whole bill is unjust. It is inconceivable to me why anyone would want to allow such hideous cruelty for the sake of profit. This speaks very ill of your government.
8:01 pmApril 2
An environmentally destructive, vastly unsustainable industry that must not be promoted.
8:17 pmApril 2
This from a man who makes Super Bowl ads...? Please...Do stop exploiting African farmers as a selfish excuse for trophy hunting.
8:23 pmApril 2
Sold as lucky trinkets for humans, although it would seem that the animals' "luck" is cut considerably shorter
8:32 pmApril 2
To pretend to concede to the will of voters and then turn right around, go over their heads and basically gut the whole bill is unjust. It is inconceivable to me why anyone would want to allow such hideous cruelty for the sake of profit. This speaks very ill of your government.
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The molasses has spread to my computer, at least as regards Care2
All done. thanks Val.
Always enjoy your comments Debbie.
I'm looking for an email address for the Essex County Prosecutor...can't find it on the website (maybe I need new glasses). If anyone knows it then please let me know, otherwise it is snail mail which might be too slow.
"This is not one crime. It is multiple acts of cruelty. Patrick did not suddenly appear in this condition. Every day, for weeks, he was denied food whilst his owner ate. Every day was a conscious act of cruelty. Quite deliberate.
Look at the photograph. The maximum sentence is totally inadequate but should be sought, otherwise what is the point of the law."
I would like to add that there was also mental cruelty as the smell of the food that the fat faced protoplasm would having been stuffing in, would have whafted to poor Patrick.
I've seen dead cattle in drought country that looked more alive that Patrick.
Have to go now to stick more pins into the voodoo doll.
I read in a British newspaper, today, that Knut drowned.
Don't know if this has been reported elsewhere.
Simon- did read somewhere that Knut had drowned - think on Care2 but unsure - actually from one of my friends.
George - Care2 is having a majr problem - something broke and they are waiting for the art - so in the meantime relax - I can't even get into the petitions so you get a toal day off - I don't do molasses on my Puki (laptop) - I just will get other things around the house done today.
I READ IT TOO, IN NEWSPAPER FROM HERE, FROM MONTEVIDEO. POOR KNUT
Thanks very much, Simon...I always enjoy yours, as well. Very prolific. As for the email address, either I'll be needing specs, too, or there is none. I looked on the Prosecutor's website, as well. Couldn't find an email. Well, in any case, I hope whoever subjected that poor dog with such needless cruelty is brought to justice.
Haha...Oh, yeah...I'm ready for my day off...Day after tomorrow...Tuesday...My one day off from a 6-day work week... ...Just started volunteering at a local wildlife rehab center on my day off, too...Lovin' it already...
Hi Val. All done. Thank you for all you do for us. I agree with you about the Target on petitions. Perhaps it would help if the word Target was changed to "Recipient(s)" and specific names given. Regards.
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Thank you everyone for your patience.
Well Care2 server down yesterday and couldn't get into petitions and then our electricity went out so I'm finally back.
(this is different than the other)
On Tuesday, 22 March we received an email from our Vietnam Director Tuan, letting us know that two small cubs they had been called to rescue in the central highlands of Vietnam were fairing well on day two of a three-day trip back to the Tam Dao rescu
Moko the dolphin saved a mother pygmy sperm whale and calf several years ago after they were stranded in a bay and didn't know how to navigate back out to sea. A conservation officer was going to shoot the whales, but Moko appeared and began to interac
In a hurry today - have a great day!
A species of algae long known to associate with spotted salamanders has been discovered to live inside the cells of developing embryos, say scientists from the U.S. and Canada, who report their findings in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy..
A dog rescued from a roof drifting off Japan's north-east coast more than three weeks after a quake and tsunami has been reunited with her owner. The owner recognised the dog from a TV news report on the rescue on Friday.
signed the ones I had missed and thank you for them as it helps us to help them. God bless you
Thanks Val . Enjoyed the day off. Signed with comments. Won't overload you but I now seem to have something going with Mayor Bloomberg, in addition to dear Stephen Harper.:
"The reason why there are so many unwanted pets is because of the failure of the local administration to enact appropriate legislation and / or failure to ensure that pet ownership licencing and supervision is carried out.
The unwanted dogs and cats are the symptoms of inefficiency.
It just is not acceptable that they be punished for the sins of the society that they have the misfortune to have been born into.
It is the moral responsibility of the New York City to appropriately fund shelters, and care for these animals. "
Great image Simon!!!
Thanks Val, Deb, CIndy, Simon and all the rest who don't comment.
These are some really wonderful animal portraits by Jose A Gallego.
The first 24 penguins of more than 3,600 admitted to the "rehab centre" on Tristan da Cunha after the oil spill around Nightingale Island have been released back to sea
Signed. Thank you Val!
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End this ridiculously wasteful "sport" that has caused the decimation of an amazing species and a valuable predator that is so very crucial to the ocean's ecosystem.
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Dead right in highligting "sport". What a stupid use of the word. It is like gambling . The latest idea is to call gamblers "investors"
George Bernard Shaw again:
"When a man wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it's called ferocity."
A couple of my petition comments:
On using animals for entertainment. "When will humans evolve enough to see that exploiting magnificent animals for entertainment is just plain wrong.
Theses animals are masterpieces of creation. They have integrity and natural beauty, characteristics that are totally lacking in those who exploit them.Those who exploit them merely show the extent to which they are retarded in moral development.
There is absolutely no justification for this cruelty. Clearly the motivation is to make money. Someone , somewhere has to create and enforce legislation to control those who are morally bankrupt and obsessed with greed, regardless of the harm created."
There is very clear evidence that the shark is being hunted to extinction.
It is known that the shark is a very important part of the ecosystem.
Already areas of the oceans are being swamped by masses of jelly fish, a clear indicator of imbalance.
Modern man seems obsessed with boosting their egos by destroying beautiful animals. Why is this allowed?
Government is elected to govern, not to pander to a blood thirsty minority.
The facts are known.PRESERVATION, BALANCE and SUSTAINABILTY.
We're so happy for Ban and his companion! Three weeks after the devastating tsunami hit Japan, the brown mixed-breed dog was rescued by a helicopter, while he was floating on a roof. Watch the amazing scenes of his rescue and the reunion with his compan
52 years old photographer, Jim Abernethy, from Florida, has spent 35 years living with these fearsome predators in their natural habitats and released a book of shark photographs - Sharks Up Close.
PETITION FROM RHODE ISLAND NOT FOUND. OTHERS SIGNED. TY
Just a couple of comments:
McDonalds- "McDonalds in the undisputed champion of marketing.
Happy, family orientated, and fun.
But the hypocrisy is enormous. How can your board members hide behind this facade of wholesomeness whilst being aware that is selling gross cruelty. There is a serious disconnect here. How do you "switch off".
Does McDonalds have any moral principles or is it totally fixated on profit at all cost ?"
and disposable pets:
"When a person take "ownership " of a pet they also assume responsibility for the care and welfare of the animal for the whole of it's natural life. It is not a casual purchase like a lounge chair or a car that can be ditched if it no longer suits.
If a person (the carer) has a disabled dependent , and that person dies, or is incapacitated, then the dependent is not disposed of.
Life is life and it is high time this is accepted.
Pet ownership is for life "in sickness and health, for better or worse""
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Good points Simon..... You too Deb. Thanks.
An agreement to avoid trapped beavers being killed was struck after experts estimated there were only about 20 animals running loose in Scotland.
The landlords of a Boston apartment building have been ordered to pay $25,000 to a tenant with HIV/AIDS for trying to force the man to get rid of his dog. The ruling, issued by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, pertained
In the mountains of Oman, visitors can join the only conservation project in the world trying to save the endangered - and elusive - Arabian leopard
The one and only Bob Barker will visit Toronto on April 15 in an attempt to convince the Toronto Zoo to send its elephants south. Barker will meet with some city councillors and members of the Toronto Zoo board of management.
Good word "purpose" Debbie.
Humans seem to have a fixation on finding out "why" and "how", both irrelevant questions in my wholistic view of nature. Humans are so obsessed with gazing at the cogs in the clock that they fail to see the clock itself.
Once we start asking what is the purpose of a turtle's life, then we have to ask what is the purpose of a human life. To make money, find distraction and amusement, self-satisfaction. Is that a purpose. Personally I'll side with the turtles. They live in harmony and don't ask how and why.
Thanks again Val for these gleanings.
Just a couple of my comment:
When the rest of the world, including parts of Spain, are moving away from the barbarism of the past, it is pleasing to note a move to abandon the barbarism of the past, in favour of a more civilized banning of this blood lust activity.
Ecuador, has much to proud of, but should be ashamed of allowing bullfighting.
Justification that it is part of culture is a weak argument. We are an evolving species. Just because something was done in the past is no justification for doing it now. If this were not so the some countries would still be practicing cannibalism.
What a repayment for all they have gone through. Humans work through their lives and then retire. Turtles are unwilling used and then killed. Can you not see the cruel irony in this ? A zoology department should , of all groups, understand the value of life. There is a real disconnect here. Let the turtles live their lives in peace.
Great comments - thanks for sharing.
An interesting petition:
Woman credits dog for leading her to safety before Tsunami hit
Just hours after their story was aired on Albuquerque local news there was someone waiting at the door to the shelter when it opened in the morning to adopt Rhett and Scarlett
They live in harmony and don't ask how and why.
Exactly, Simon.That's what I love about animals.They just do what they have to do to get by.They don't have all these complicated thoughts and emotions. They just are what they are and let others be whatever they are.
As for bullfighting, just because it's a "tradition" doesn't make it right. I've heard the same argument raised for cockfighting..."It's part of the culture." Well, that particular aspect of whatever "culture" has been banned...and I'm glad to see that bullfighting appears to be headed in the same direction. Such pointless brutality and "blood sport" has no place in a (supposedly) civilized, enlightened society.
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signed them all and thanks
Thanks Deb and Cindy...
Ventura County, CA - Not long ago, Ivy was surviving on her own - abandoned and trying to survive. She had a litter of puppies, but none of them survived. Eventually an animal control officer was able to capture Ivy. Now she is in urgent need of rescue.
There are two kinds of animal activist... those who endlessly talk and do nothing, and those who by taking action not only save lives but directly contribute to make the world a better place. Paul Loader is one of those..
Signed and noted...I thought Petland was shut down a long time ago after the HSUS investigated it for pandering to puppy mills? Why is it even being considered a charity sponsor?
SIGNED THEM ALL
Good question Deb - thanks CIndy and Diane too..
Can't fnd any good news today - but here's a weird story.
Jarred and Simone are animal lovers who have a particular affection for Bull Terriers, those misunderstood, loyal dogs that are loved by so many. They cared so much about them that they founded an organisation called Bull Terrier Rescue....
Take urgent action to stop the proposed budget deal between Republicans and Democrats that would remove wolves from the endangered species list in Montana and Idaho - and possibly Washington, Oregon, and Utah as well.
( This last one seems to be for US residents only - sorry)
Thanks again Val. As you have said before, I do hope that some of the petition authors sharpen their targets before sending the petition. I admire their effort but it would be a pity if the arrow misses the mark.
Just one petition comment...don't want to overload you all.
Register of Absusers
"Young absuers of animals are ticking time bombs. The libraries of psychiatry are full of studies about this form of mental illness.
Unfortunately the proliferation of social networking and YouTube seems to be spreading cruelty like a virus.
Unless steps are taken immediately to register and monitor offenders, then the problem will only get worse, possibly with far reaching consequences."
and on Chubat : "Pets give enormous pleasure and benefit to humans. This cannot be underestimated, and many studies have shown how contact with animals improves wellbeing and health.
Please recognize this by rewarding the unwanted animals with the resources to live a life free from pain and suffering."
That was two....never was good at maths.
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Thanks Simon - starting another thread.